Lost Camera – A Law Of Attraction Story
Peaceful in a Crisis: A Law of Attraction Story
I was in Mexico on a vacation with a group of friends one summer when I had an incredibly peaceful moment. Actually, this “moment” was more like an entire week. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I took about forty-five minutes the very first morning to sit out on the balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. I spent the first twenty minutes journaling and the remaining time simply observing. When I was feeling sufficiently peaceful, and some of the others had woken up, I went about my day as usual.
The excursions over the first few days had provided ample photo opportunities from zip lining, to beach helicopters, to off-roading. However, while riding out to sea for our parasailing expedition, I realized my new (and expensive) camera was missing. Purchased for a recent trip to China, I had gone all out to buy something that could capture the photos of that one-in-a-life-time trip. But I digress. You would think that one who had just lost such a camera would feel anxious, distressed, or even angry. Expense aside, the 128MB Memory Sitick inside (yes, this was many years ago) contained all of the photos of this trip as was mentioned to me time and time again by one of my cohorts (let’s call him Ryan). However, Instead of feeling any negative thoughts, I felt my sense of peace return. “I’ll get it back,” I stated calmly to Ryan. This was not to put on a false air of calmness, but because I fully believed it … somehow knew it.
When we got back to dry land, I was even more convinced that the camera would show up. Another companion (we’ll call him Robert) mentioned how I was using “The Secret,” and I suppose that is a good way to look at it. However, rather than me using it, I felt like it was using me.
The very next day, three members of our group charted a fishing boat and headed out to sea. However, my buddy Robert and I decided to go to a local mall, get some ice cream and use the restroom. TMI? That’s just how I roll. Anyway, while at the mall, Robert had us walk to the back of the mall for some reason unknown to me … and then it happened. He spotted our taxicab driver from the other day (he has a talent for remembering every face he sees). In Spanish, Robert asked the taxi driver if he happened to have found a camera. What do you know? He pulled my camera from a compartment in the dash with a concerned or sad look on his face. I offered the cabbie a tip, which he gladly took, and we went on our merry way … camera in tow.
Have you ever had such an experience? If so, we’d love to hear about it!