Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's No Secret: I Went Fishing!

Like many folks, I put some extra thought into choosing what to read at the beach. Oddly, I'm not now, and never have been, a fiction reader. (I know, I know. Believe me, I know. The rest of my family are voracious fiction readers. And they all think I'm weird.)

Although I'm a little slow picking up the trend, I chose The Secret And before I left home, I even downloaded the movie.

The book poses some interesting theories, which I had plenty of time to ponder while drifting a few feet from shore on my neon green raft:
* If our entire bodies are replaced within a few years, as science has proven, the how can it be that degeneration or illness remains in our bodies for years?

* Think of a car driving through the night. The headlights only go a couple of hundred feet forward, but you can make it all the way from California to New York driving through the dark, because all you have to see is the next 200 feet. And that's how life tends to unfold before us. If we just trust that the next 200 feet will unfold after that, and the next 200 feet will unfold after that, your life will keep unfolding. And it eventually get you to the destination of whatever it is you truly want, because you want it.

* To lose weight, don't focus on "losing weight." Instead, focus on your perfect weight. Feel the feelings of your perfect weight, and you will summon it to you.
Well, one of the things I wanted to unfold for me was a fishing trip with Dale Woodruff, captain of a charter boat called Class Act.

A call last week to book a reservation left little hope for going fishing this week. Capt. Woodruff told me he had no charters on the books - partly because many travelers are having to spending more of their vacation budget on gasoline.

Why not use "The Secret" to manifest the fishing trip, I thought. Using the Creative Process involves three steps: ask, believe and receive. Simple enough? Sure.

Wednesday afternoon, Capt. Dale called to announce he had a charter going out Thursday morning. Less than 12 hours hours later, I was aboard Class Act for a six-hour trip with 11 men - a grandfather, his three grown sons, his three sons-in-law and four grandsons.

Not only did we have an absolute ball catching fish - red snapper, bonita and trigger fish - but we also had plenty to take home for dinner Thursday night.

And once again, the Universe confirmed what I have always believed: Life is good, especially when the fish are biting.


Nicole said...

Lovely!! I'm glad you had a good time!

I'm not much of a fiction reader, either. I do occasionally, but I definitely prefer non-fiction.

The Secret is the primary reason why I don't write much about my weight loss efforts anymore. I simply don't want to focus my energies there. I update once a week, but other than that, I'm kind of off, doing my own thing. And, honestly, since I haven't been focused on it in writing, it's not such a central part of my life, either. It's still there, and I'm still doing the right things, but it's not such an obsession for me.

ptg said...

Sounds like your vacation is going (sorry for the pun) swimmingly!

I just wrote about the Secret a few days ago....too funny that I'm reading about it in other blogs too.

40 by 40 said...

Very interesting excepts from the SECRET..I keep forgetting about using the tool of visualization. Thank you for the reminder. Very cool about the fishing trip..sounds like it was a great time all around. Enjoy the fish!

Pattie said...

I'm so glad you got to go fishing! Sounds like your vacation is one for the memory book, eh?

Because of your recommendation, I'm reading Wayne Dyer's Being in Balance. Powerful stuff! I plan to post about it later this week.

Continued enjoyment, Rebecca – and catch one for me, ok? :-)

tas said...

Great picture of you at the beach! how fun! i don't think i'm that brave yet.
i loved the image of the headlights. we don't really need to see all the way there... just need to keep going in the direction that will get us there.
Think i have a new book to add to my "to read" list.

Katschi said...

Haven't heard from you in awhile. Looking forward to a new post soon!

Simone said...

That is really great.

Reading Nicole's comment really got me thinking - I have been feeling bad cause I have only been writing 1 or twice a week (I have another blog and website). But now I am re-thinking that.

Cammy said...

Missing you....

Scale Junkie said...

You haven't blogged in so long! I hope all is ok with you. Check in when you can or just email me at scalejunkie at gmail dot com and let me know you're ok please.

:::big hugs::::

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