|04-09-2010, 10:55 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I must be honest and say that I haven't posted here in, well months. Long time anyway, and honestly, I haven't much thought about The Secret, Thoughts Becoming Things, Intention Manifestations, anything of the sort. While I was really "in to it", it fell away. Did I stop believing? Not sure. Maybe. Life just went on and I put all that 'magic' stuff behind me.
Fast forward to last week. I work in a factory. I left this industry in '99 to start my own business - that failed when the economy tanked. I had to come back to this industry in '08 because I needed a paycheck again. So I took a job - one that paid well below what I was used to making 10 years ago. So it has been a struggle. Add to that all the bills from my store that followed me - and well it hasn't been pretty. But - I've been hanging on.
So now I'm an 'operator' within the company. I used to be a Tech. Maintenance work was all I ever did, but here, now, I'm just a button pusher. I've applied 4 times for a tech positiion since I got here 2 years ago, but have been turned down every time. I was a good tech back in the day- and have almost 20 years experience! But cannot seem to get my foot in the door. Not even an interview! Techs get paid more by the way. Substantially more. But I guess there are so many techs laid off - even my 20yrs exp is nothing anymore. It has been- to say the least - depressing.
Last month a Process Tech position opened up on my shift. I applied - along with 10 other people. I thought - great - here we go again. But - surprise surprise - last week I was told I had an interview! Holy Cow! I might just have a 'chance' I thought. So I went and bought some new interview clothes and tried to prepare myself the best I could.
Wednesday night I came to work for my interview. I was SO nervous I was almost sick to my stomach. So as I was driving, I spent the next 30 minutes remembering my old "thoughts become things" routine. "I am the new process tech". "I am good and this interview will be a piece of cake". "They are going to love me" etc, etc. Trying my best to boost my confidence.
When I got to work, I had a few minutes before the interview, so I remembered one amazing night back in Sep of 09. In fact, I posted about it right here. That night, Sep 3, 2009, I wrote on my iphone "Ok guys (guys meaning the universe, my spiritual guides, whatever) - show me something amazing" That's it. And oh my God I had the most incredibly amazing night. So - even though I've tried to repeat that experiment many times since then - to no avail - I tried it one more time before my interview. I wrote, "Ok guys, I need you. Please help me ace this interview and get the process tech job".
One reason I was so nervous, was that one of the engineers interviewing me, had just come in the prior week to certify me on a tool I run. I failed the cert. I don't think anyone has failed a cert before, and it certainly doesn't look good on your review, but I managed to fail it. And here I was, getting ready to interview for a tech job with him. Great. I felt my chances were slim to none. Some of those other candidates had a lot more time with this company than I did.
But here's what happened next.
Miracle #1. He wasn't there. It was another Engineer I knew from prior phone conversations. And we had an awesome interview! I wasn't nervous in the least. It was in fact one of the best interviews I've ever had! I couldn't believe it. Where did all that nervousness go? When did it leave? I didn't even notice till afterwards.
Miracle #2. Later that night, my coworkers saw I was all dressed up, and asked if I had an interview or something. I told them I did. Well some of them had also put in for the job. Only no interview for them. As it turns out - to keep the engineers from having to interview 11 different people, my boss had screened out all the candidates that did not qualify. And - he only submitted 2 names - not 11 - for interviews. And I was one of them. Again - I couldn't believe my luck.
Miracle #3. The Engineer who failed my cert last week came in last night to re-cert me. He laughed about last week, and asked how my interview went. He said "you had an impressive resume, and I was looking forward to interviewing you - but just got tied up that one night and couldn't make it" He said, "I hope you get the job!". ............by now I'm speechless.
Miracle #4. Last night as I was sitting outside of work, I typed in my iPhone, "I am new the new night shift process tech". Write it down, make it happen - right? Well later on my boss met up with me, to tell me - I got the job!
My title will change from Operator to Technician, and that comes with a different pay structure. I could get a promotional bump even though I just had my annual raise last month! Plus, the new job comes with a 10% bonus tacked on to my base pay!
It worked. Again. They say, "Ask and it is Given". I did and it was. They say, "Write it down, make it happen" I did and it did happen. Its almost as if the universe realigned itself to give me every opportunity I needed to get this job. I don't know 'how' it worked. But it did. And - I am immensely and forever grateful.
Sorry for the long post. I just had to get this story out - somewhere. And this place seems about as good a place as any. Hopefully it will help someone.
Ask. Dream. Write them down. Believe. Miracles DO happen.
|04-12-2010, 12:42 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
The Rest of the Story
Thank you all for your kind replies.
I forgot to mention, there was another event (or miracle) that happened during this story. Another co-worker I work with directly - also applied for this job. Now he HAS a degree and some experience. And on Easter Sunday, one of the Engineers called him in for an interview as well. He was to meet the Engineers after I was finished. Looking back, he could have provided some serious competition for me. However - he turned down the interview! His response was - I really want to focus on getting my college finished so I can move into a managers role one day. As it turned out, my interview lasted twice as long as normal, and I took his alloted time slot as well as my own.
Again - it's as if the stars were in motion, controlling external events to ensure I had the best opportunity possible.
Now was this all simply coincidence? I've thought about this before, and I honestly don't think so. I have no idea what the "mechanism" is, and I can't make it work every single time, as if it's some mathematical formula or something, but it DOES work. I've had 2 simply amazing nights while working at this plant now, and both times I practiced both positive thinking and goal writing. I think about what I want, I ASK for what I want, and I ask for help, and then I declare it as being already finished. I wrote, "I AM the new technician". And now, I truly am. I'm sure if you're on this forum, you've heard of the book "Write it Down, Make it Happen". I highly recommend it.
The other strange thing is I always see a correlation to my mood and music on the radio. For instance the very next day, after my boss told me I got the job, as I was driving in to work, I was on cloud 9. I was thinking about how hard I had worked these last 2 years to get this job. And now I have it. A big pay raise. Maybe now I can pay down some more of these bills. I am now ranked up there with the other techs, whom the operators seem to have so much respect for. I was feeling GOOD! And I started to notice, the cars in front of me would switch into the other lanes, opening a straight, clear path - just for me And all the lights turned green just as I got to them, just for me The feeling I had was so overwhelming....the happiness, the relief, the excitement..... and I turned on the radio and what comes up? Boston: More Than a Feeling. I kid you not. I cranked that sucker up and was singing at the top of my lungs. I had goosebumps, seriously, the feeling of joy was that strong. When the song was over I turned to another station, oh - it was a Boston Long Set - 4 in a row.
Wow. Now that's some kind of coincidence.
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