There was a time when I wondered why I was here and questioned what I was supposed to be doing. I didn’t know my life purpose and it was frustrating.
From an early age I felt like I didn’t fit in and the schoolyard teasing and bullying had reconfirmed to me that I didn’t belong, so I would often feel completely alone. My parents did the best they could and my siblings were who they thought they should be, so none of that gave me any extra comfort or reassurance that it was OK for me to just be me.
At 14 years of age I was diagnosed with Scoliosis, curvature of the spine, and underwent major corrective spinal surgery to have a 12 inch stainless steel rod inserted and fused along my spine. I stayed in hospital for 3 months recuperating physically, and that time of my life really set me up for the rest of my life.
I came out of hospital and immediately stood out from every single teenager at school, and in my neighborhood as I paraded a full body plaster that came right up under my chin and could be seen clearly.
It kept my posture erect and my head held up high and did little to show any curves or flattery of my body. I slept in it, bathed in it, walked the dog in it and I also kept attending my Girl Guide group every week.
Having a body plaster that high meant that I couldn’t hide showing the plaster around my neck, unless I wore a scarf and it was the middle of summer, so to me that looked even more ridiculous. I had no choice but to accept my body plaster as it was going to be with me 24 hours a day for a whole six months.
I did accept it, and quickly too as the rest of my family household were still getting on with life around me so I decided that enjoying life was more important as well.
You see I learned while growing up that I could do anything, but complain. My Father didn’t allow us to indulge in self-pity in any way shape or form. He had fled communist Europe in 1955 and boarded a ship bound for Australia to start a new life without being able to speak a word of English. (R.I.P Joszef Borbas 1980).
So who were we to complain about challenges and difficulties? We really didn’t have any, I mean, we were healthy, intelligent, communicative and energetic children growing up and wanted for little while living in a free country offering boundless opportunity.
My Father knew that my body plaster would be a challenge for me but he never spoke a worrying or negative word the whole time. In fact, life went on in the house like usual and that is what got me through that time in my life.
That was my first life lesson of ‘Law of Attraction in action’. I just didn’t realize the important of the lesson at the time.
Of course there were several little frustrations I’d go through, like trying to tie my school shoe laces was just impossible, and scratching my back where it itched but couldn’t get inside my body plaster, drove me nuts some days.
But the weeks turned into months and before I knew it six months had passed. I had with the help of living normally, attracted the easiest and quickest six month recovery and because of that I was also completely pain free.
I do remember thinking to myself some days, how come I don’t have any pain? But I’d sweep that thought aside and my attention would go on something more enjoyable I was doing, and that would be the end of that negative thought. I do remember some days feeling slight stiffness or ‘pulling’ sensations in the muscles along my spine, but there was never any pain.
Even to this day, as I write this it’s 40 years later and I have continued a pain free life and enjoyed competitive softball for many years, water skiing for years, tennis, personal training and fit boxing plus the very best, the birth of two beautiful children.
It’s only been in the last 15 years that I’ve begun to realise that I’ve always worked with the law of attraction without consciously being aware of it.
Now I am conscious about it, I intentionally use it every day in my life and am amazed at how and what I can attract into my life and for my life. I’m truly blessed and so are you!