“Two years ago, I found myself in a dark place, mentally and emotionally. Something inside me snapped. After decades of pushing her down and hiding her away, my evil twin escaped to rear her ugly head. It wasn’t pretty. Everything was inside out. For the first time in my life, no amount of positive jargon could save me from the depths of despair I was feeling…”
Back in July 2012, I was in a local bookstore with my Mom perusing all the sparkly things. We love books and bookstores!! While walking through the aisle of magazines, a cover caught my eye and I reached for the Law of Attraction. I had never heard of this magazine before that moment. I leisurely flipped through the pages and was instantly hooked. I showed mom and told her how excited I was to read it from cover to cover. She said, “Oh it sounds great. I will read it after you!” I guess the look on my face must have said, back off my magazine, lady! because she quickly picked up her own copy and continued, “… you know, that is probably one you’re gonna wanna keep for yourself.” Ha! Mom knows me all too well.
It wasn’t long before I had read the entire magazine. Soon, I returned to the same bookstore and purchased more copies for my friends. I felt inspired. If you’ve read Candy Coated Reality, then you know I only write when I’m inspired. I felt deep in my soul I wanted to be a contributor to this magazine. I scoured the pages, but couldn’t find any information on how to contact the editors. Then I turned to the internet. I found their website www.LawofAttractionMag.com and then their Facebook page www.Facebook.com/LawofAttractionMagazine. Before I knew it, I was emailing the Editor-in-Chief proposing an article on how the law of attraction has worked in my life.
The opening paragraph of this post is a quick snip-it from my published article, Happy From the Inside Out, which is a “Real-Life Success Story” appearing in the GET HAPPY NOW section of the Spring 2013 issue of Law of Attraction magazine hitting newsstands TODAY, January 22, 2013. If you’re not familiar, Law of Attraction magazine is a quarterly, special interest publication which is available globally in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and U.S. military bases domestic and abroad.
My article is about how… “Outwardly I was confident, happy, outgoing, and positive, but on the inside I was insecure, cruel, skeptical, and negative. My inside was diametrically opposed to my outside. I certainly could talk the talk, but in no way could I walk the walk. For most of my life, I wore a protective armor made of happy optimism, but my inside in no way matched my outside.” In total… 1500+ words detailing how I made my insides just as happy as my outsides.
I have a feeling there are many of us who hide our negativity… my negativity just started eating away at me. What you think, say, and feel goes out into the universe. You call it back to you. If you’re miserable and focus on it then you manifest more misery. What you put out into the universe comes back to you. Kinda like Karma. I’m thankful my article is in The Law of Attraction magazine because I whole-heartedly believe in the law of attraction. If you’re not familiar with the principle, then I highly suggest you watch the documentary/movie “The Secret” – it is both fascinating and amazing.
If I’ve sparked your interest and you’d like to read more of my article then you can find the magazine at most Barnes and Noble, Target, Safeway, Walgreens, Kroger, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, Giant, CVS, SuperValu, Costco and other major retailers (the picture used in the opening is the actual Spring 2013 cover so look for it!). Since it is a quarterly publication it should be available in stores for the next few months until the new issue is released. The print magazine also is available online at http://shop.absolutelovepublishing.com/Law-of-Attraction-Magazine_c5.htm and digital versions are available on Amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.zinio.com, https://play.google.com/store, and through Apple’s iTunes store.
Being a published writer has been a dream of mine since I was an editor of my high school newspaper back in 90-91. Today, nearly 25 years later… I’ve met my goal. I can’t lie… it is a PHENOMENAL feeling. I’ve already cried four times. Happy tears, of course. Yes, I cried when the editor approved my idea. Then, I cried again when the editor responded to my first draft, “Oh, Renae! This is beautiful! I’m going to sit with it a bit and perhaps get back to you with a question or two. But it’s really close to ready-to-run already! Woohoo! And THANK YOU!”
The editor warned me editing would be a back and forth process and take a while. I cried two weeks later when she emailed me again, “Your article was so fabulous, I barely did a thing to it. I think I changed some punctuation and paragraph breaks, perhaps changed a tense here or there, and added the word “consciously” at the very end.” WOW! She called it Gently Edited. How amazing!! And finally I cried when the advanced copies of the magazine appeared in my mailbox two weeks ago. Tears welled up in my eyes as I held the magazine in my hands and I read my article on pages 44 and 45. A two-page spread!! WOW, oh, WOW! There on the pages were MY words. There was MY name in print. There was MY picture in the corner. AND… there was my BIO in a global publication. Thank you, God!
This afternoon, I head back to the bookstore that started this journey and I plan to purchase my own copy. Well, truthfully I will purchase several copies! How much you wanna bet I will be crying at the cash register? I hope I don’t freak out the employees!! Here is to lucky cry number five!! Ha! I’m thankful my dear friend Laura is going with me to the bookstore in case someone needs to calm me down!! And this weekend my friends and I have several publication celebrations in the works. I’m so incredibly grateful for all the support and encouragement I’ve received from my friends and family. I’m so incredibly blessed!!
Moral of the story? Is there something YOU have always wanted to do? Is there a goal that is written on your heart? When God puts a dream in your heart, He intends for you to do it, so adjust and navigate accordingly… obstacles are there to test you… to determine how badly you really want your goal… skip over those hurdles… never give up… until you make your dreams come true. And then one day, you too can look back and say, “Once upon a time… I wanted to _____________ and I did it!” Go ahead… fill in YOUR blank!!
© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™