I was talking to Victoria, my friend and friendly neighborhood proof reader of Rock the Kasbah, the book. Expressing my last minute pre-publishing-it-will-never-be-absolutely-perfect jitters to her when she told me about The Secret. I'd never heard of it, but was intrigued, as I am with many metaphysical concepts. It could sit on my office bookshelves right next to one of the classics in the genre, How to Heal Your Life.
But, I didn't have the time or the inclination to actually buy it, so I reserved it at the library. It didn't come in right away. Apparently, it's pretty popular. The day after I discovered I lost the partner to my oldest and most favorite pair of earrings, it arrived.
The first thing that's no secret when you lay eyes on the book is, the cover and the interior look completely hokey. And I say this as a person collaborating with my graphic designer friend, Lisa, to make a book cover that does not look completely hokey. It looks fresh off the Disneyland press or something. At this point, I can confirm, there will be absolutely no mouse ears or cheesy looking wax seal on my book anywhere, fyi. But, in an effort not to judge a book by its ridiculous cover, I pressed on.
And found out that the secret about the secret is, there's absolutely nothing to lose. There are no crystals to buy for a shrine of the secreters who have come before us or feathered quills and waxy seals with which to write testimonials that will be featured in a late night infomercial. It's really pretty simple. Be grateful for what you already have. Feel like you already have the things you want. Believe it. And the universe will provide it, whatever it is, for you. That's it.
Of course, simplicity is much more complex than it seems at first glance. Quelling self deprecating thoughts you've had your whole life doesn't just happen overnight. It takes hard work and discipline to reprogram yourself to think positively with intention. Especially when you're gifted at self deprecating thoughts, like I am. But those result in self sabotage. Ok, yup, I see a pattern in my own life here. To change that, I need to change my attitude and rewards will begin to manifest themselves physically. Ok, it hasn't actually worked for me yet. And to be honest, I haven't actually finished reading the book yet. Maybe there's some buying overpriced crystals mentioned at the back of the book I don't know about yet. Or purchasing the book is mandatory. But, I don't think so.
Anyway, I'm starting small like the book suggests. I'm starting with those earrings. I really feel like I'm going to find it. I believe this with all of by being. Ok, some of my being. Kindof. Unless I inadvertently left it in the farmhouse in Costa Rica. Stop doing that! Think positive dumbass. Ok, I totally feel like it's here in my house somewhere. I can visualize it.
Oh god! Please don't be in the crawl space with the Ouija board, cause that's gonna freak the hell out of me…
To be continued...