I will never forget the day that my dad told my about The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 9 years ago. I was home from Virginia Tech on a college break (GO HOKIES!) and my dad was on one of his “kicks” as my brothers and sisters like to call it.
This particular kick was about the book The Secret.
“Catherine, if you can conceive it and you can believe it, you can achieve it!” he said and I remember quizzically responding with “yeah, okay, sure Dad.” It was the first time I had been made consciously aware of the power of my thoughts.
Dare I say this was one of the most pivotal moments of my life.
My dad repeated “conceive, believe, achieve” what felt like an infinite amount of times over the duration of that college break and despite my disbelief at the time, I sure am thankful he did.
If you are new here, for the sake of this story and the majority of this blog, I am the oldest of 9 children. Same parents, no twins, 7 boys / 2 girls, not Mormon – Catholic. ( I figured I’d answer the FAQ’s for you from the get go. )
Anyways, I say this to you because my dad gave all of this knowledge to each of my siblings during his The Secret “kick.” Months after his “kick,” I went through a very hard time and turned to one of my brothers for advice. It was then that my brother told me that during a previous tough time in his life, he wrote the entire book of The Secret down in a notebook until he committed it to memory. While I thought that was a little drastic, I was willing to try it – because after all, you can’t get something new if you don’t do something new.
You could say this opened Pandora’s box for cathclaire. This began my obsession with manifesting and meditating. See my meditation for beginners blogpost here. I memorized the book The Secret and listened to the audio book while I slept. I wanted to rewire my brain to accept this new information as my foundation for reality instead of the paradigm that had been given to me by society. I journeyed as far as The Secret book could take me and I still wanted more. I started researching every person featured in the book. My craving for this new way of thinking was and still is insatiable.Shop The Secret + other books by Rhonda Byrne:
It is hard to believe how long ago it was that I read The Secret and how it has empowered me to put my life on a completely different trajectory. I have 2 blogs (have ya’ll checked out The Crystal Press yet?) I am very proud of /working with people I love, I am married to my dream guy (I met him prior to going to the cathclaire school of The Secret and we reconnected when I got my manifesting muscles, see our wedding here), have had dream campaigns and collaborations with brands that give me butterflies, and that doesn’t even begin to explain the half of it. I don’t say these things to you to boast or brag, I say this to you so that you can witness the evidence, the effects of taking control of your life the way The Secret guides people to do. Each and every one of us are capable of living out our dream life, it just takes a little studying.
If you end up like me and can’t get enough of this book, don’t worry – there are two apps in the Apple App Store for your manifesting convenience.