Wednesday, February 6, 2008

"The Secret" and "Love Lists"...

I want to share a story with everyone. I've always believed that life is a circle, a big reeling sphere that goes on and on, but what I didn't realize was that I am the creator of that sphere.

The story begins with my search for marketing possibilities for Signature Vintage. I had just picked up a recent issue of Romantic Country and in it, I saw an ad for Make Mine Pink. I made a note and later that day, visited the site. I joined the forum and contacted Joyce Lucas for a design quote and for further information about joining Make Mine Pink. After emailing, Joyce contacted me over the phone and I was struck by her kindness, her ability to make me feel instantly at ease when I had been so nervous to talk about my business and what my plans were for it.

As we talked, I felt like I was speaking to a friend, which made me divulge information that I probably wouldn't have shared with anyone else. I told her of my fears, of how most of the people in my life were not very supportive of my choice to start a business and that negativity was a daily hardship that I felt I was constantly beating back. She asked me....."Do you know about The Secret?". I told her that I had seen the book, but that was the extent of my knowledge of it. After explaining some of the key aspects, she said that she had an extra copy and would be more than happy to send it to me. She also told me that I had to begin a vision board. The idea of a vision board had always been something on my list....the list that never got tended to...the list that had items on it such as......"buy yourself a new pair of jeans" or "do something just for you today".

After talking with Joyce, I waited slightly impatiently for the book to arrive and when it did two days later, I sat down and read it from front to back the same night. After reading it, I knew it would change my life, but little did I know how much it had already affected my life.

That was about two weeks ago. Today, a family friend came to visit. In the midst of chatting, she (out of the blue) announces that she is watching Oprah today because there is a special topic that she just can't miss. I love Oprah, but I couldn't tell you the last time I watched it, so I inquired about what was so important that was on. Sighing as if she was getting ready for me to laugh at her, she told me that she had recently read a book called "The Secret" and that the show would be about it. Gasping, I relayed my story and we both laughed. Convinced it was fate, she stayed and we watched it together.

In the show, they talk about a "Love List" that is featured in this moth's Oprah Magazine. As I was listening to this "list" theory, something kept nagging at me. Call it a voice, a feeling, whatever it was, but it stayed with me throughout the discussion. When you get into "The Secret", it talks about the universe's law of attraction and that everything you put into the universe, you get back in multiples. Committing things you want onto paper or into the universe and focusing on them, gets you those things.

There are untold stories of women making these lists and after, finding their perfect partner. I do make lists like these, especially since I read the book, so I thought that I was getting that "familiar feeling" just because I agreed with it, because it made sense to me. It was not the case, lol. Could've been part of it, but definitely not all.

So, after my friend left, my sweet and darling boy approached me because he wanted to go to the store and spend his allowance. I said yes and we hopped in the car and headed out. Standing in line, my angel holding his precious toy, I look over and see the magazine that was talked about in the Oprah show earlier. I thought, "Oh, well now I can read the "love list" article for myself." We made our purchase and journeyed home. I sat on the couch and curled up to read the article.

And out of nowhere it hits me. Memories of the house I owned .birthday.....and my fun-loving room-mate buying me a gift. I open the gift and it's from one of my favorite places......Borders. It's a kit. A SOULMATE kit. See where this is going? We sit down, light the candles like the instructions say and I write. On a piece of paper that is pink, I write qualities that I will find in my partner. I try to be objective and remember that whatever I wish for could very well come true so I make sure that everything I wish for is explained. "He will be tall.....but not too tall." He will love me.....but not suffocate me." I use all five sheets of paper that the kit supplied, and as the instructions say, I place the papers in a dish and while rubbing a pink stone, I wish with all of my heart. Just as the directions say, I wait until I feel I am ready and I light the papers on fire. As they burn, I am still wishing.

Yes, folks.......I asked the universe for it, and can you believe it, a year later, I found him? That kit at the time was a bit of a joke (or so I thought). Back then, I didn't think th esimple wanting of something could manifest it. And, I believed in the power of the mind before, but it hadn't really hit me until today. Until I was shown proof that in my life, if I ask for something and feel gratitude for it before it's even there......I manifest it.

I made that list about a year before I met my fiance. I had forgotten about that list that my friend and I had had so much fun with probably a couple days after the fact. Now, over five years later, I realize that I put something into the universe and it answered me.


Cottage Collections said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Missy. I was thinking about you yesterday when I watched Oprah from my office. I'm so glad that you had the opportunity to watch! It was inspiring and now I want a siler tiffany bubble blower too! Although I'm sure I have many bubble blowers in my life that go by another name.
Your new blog and website are awesome by the way! I'm so happy to see you moving forward. Come back and visit us at MMP. We have so much inspiration going on ALL the time! It's hard to stay down for long when you're amongst such amazing women.
Joyce Lucas

Michele said...

Your story is such an inspiration and thank you for sharing. Your conversation with Joyce from Make Mine Pink was not just coincidence,
God put's people in front of us for a purpose and Joyce is truly a wonderful, giving woman. So glad that you had the opportunity to speak and share with her.
Hugs~ Michele

Susan Tuttle said...

Very cool post - I believe in the Secret wholeheartedly.

It does work, as you have proven!


Valerie Jones said...

I am SO happy for you!! Nothing is coincidence, it all happens for a reason, as God intended. You post is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!

Jerusalem said...

When I was 10 years old I was already in-love with being in-love. Also at the time I was in love with Remington Steel aka Pierce Brosnon. I remember being so worried about who I would marry, who might love me someday. My mom told me to a make a list of all the qualities I wanted in a husband and to tell God about this list. Being a mother myself now I think maybe she did this to get me to leave her alone but maybe she meant it too? Anyway, I don't remember much about the list - it has long since disappeared, but I do remember these things: I wanted a husband that was taller than me, had black hair and green eyes (just like Remington Steel) and loved the Beatles as much as me. The very first conversation I ever had with my husband was about the Beatles. And yes, he is taller than me and has black hair and green eyes... Crazy huh? I think I am going to make some more list this weekend... Great post!

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for visiting me...I cant wait to see what you do..At my blog there is a link to The Feathered Nest. She has made a life change, starting her own business, please go visit her blog,it will inspire you and let you realize you are doing the right thing!!! Are you doing to much...NOOOO, we all are very good at multitaskig! Loved your story!! I will be back to visit often. Laurie