Here's a real life account of Law of Attraction and intuition in action. I know it's real because the story is mine.
So... last night I went to a Harry Potter party–Ravenclaw, woot!–and when I wandered out to my minivan I noticed eggshells on the street.
Come to find out my car and others were egged while we played our trivia game. (By the way, the goblin at Gringotts was one head taller than Harry, in case you were wondering.)
How could this be? How could this amazing LOA person (moi) get into such a predicament?!
I'll tell you.
When the hostess messaged us that she was leaving a spot in her driveway open for one of us I had an instant thought: Oooh! I should park there.
Upon arriving, however, I thought that's a smallish spot maybe not, but then I thought oh you can totally fit and then that spatial part of my brain that picks the wrong size Tupperware for leftovers won out and I aimed my car for a nice big spot on the street. Bigger than I needed.
Like the sweet potatoes sitting in the fridge, dwarfed by their container.
After I got out of the car I did a double-take. Is that a real spot or am I parking in front of a fire hydrant? It was just an electrical box so I left my car there, went inside the house, and proceeded to make a wand.
Purple, of course. One of my favorite colors.
Later that night, as I surveyed the street, I wasn't surprised to note that the mini-van that did park in the driveway remained egg-free. It was in the driveway after all.
A mini-van totally fit in the driveway.
My intuition was leading me to a nice, easy evening all along, but I missed the subtle signs. The fact that they were subtle, however, is what calmed me while I washed down my car there in front of my friend's house after midnight in the burbs.
Because one thing I have learned which has kept me calm many, many times:
1. Subtle nudges meant all was well. The stakes were not yet high.
Yes, I could have side-stepped the soapy mess, but my car was going to be just fine. Raw eggs can cause permanent paint damage but we caught it in plenty of time. We had flashlights and dish soap and a whole party of people to help.
In fact, throughout the clean-up and drive home and second clean-up in the garage I felt good. Introspective since a blog post was brewing, but quite happy to turn up the volume to the greatest hits of Styx and sing it out on the ride home.
I knew I stayed zen because of one thing and one thing only:
2. Daily practice works.
My practiced vibe was one of good cheer. Born from appreciation lists, listening to Abraham videos on YouTube, changing my thoughts, choosing to feel good...I had a strong dominant high-vibe stance. So much so that it was hard to scramble my connection.
Scramble. Eggs. Get it?
Speaking of goofy humor, this morning I posted a ridiculous photo of me imitating Hermione on my Facebook page. That's it. No story of the egging, just something to make us all laugh. Not because I'm trying to cultivate a perfect picture of myself for social media, egads no, but because I have learned:
3. You get more of what you complain about.
What would posting about the incident on Facebook do? Launch a discussion about how the world is blah.. blah... blah. I am seriously not interested in that kind of discussion. Probably because of the daily practice. (See above.)
But that doesn't mean I have to pretend the incident didn't happen.
Shush it away like a superstition.
Don't talk about it! It might happen again!
No, there is no need to fear. Stories don't create, your VIBE about a story creates. Your VIBE about a potential creates.
Do I feel like I'm creating more ick by writing this out? No, it feels guided to write about it.
Do I worry about getting egged again at the next party? No. I assume the whole neighborhood got Sam-I-Am'd because it's the weekend after Halloween. I also assume the kids didn't realize how bad it was for the cars.
4. It feels good to assume the best.
And I like to feel good. It's part of my daily practice. (See above.)
So what now?
Now I will use this incident as a great indicator that I'm a wee bit busy and not taking as many mini-breaks throughout the day to check in as would benefit me. Just three seconds here and there to tune in and catch any subtle messages will completely alter my trajectory over the months to come.
That is totally cool to know.
In fact, now I have goosebumps.
And now I have some tears in my eyes.
And now I feel like I just learned a HUGE AMAZING THING.
Something my Guides have been trying to tell me for some time but, gosh, I wasn't taking the three seconds to tune in. Ha!
Now we are all having a good laugh.
And I have such gratitude for this thing called life.
This idea has been on my mind lately. Weeks ago I was really struggling with something–I can't even remember what now, ha! But I do remember feeling stuck in some negative spiral about a topic. So stuck I couldn't decide if I wanted to get angry or give up. So stuck I didn't know what tool to use or how I was going to get myself out of this one.
In a wee moment of surrender (or maybe I was just taking a breath) a message popped through so loud it could have echoed.
I do remember thinking for a moment: How odd that the Guides told me what not to do. Wasn't Law of Attraction about focusing on what you DID want? So I laughed and that's when I remembered to let go.
Not of the outcome.
Not of the dream.
Not even of the people I can't control.
I remembered to let go of fighting reality.
I don't remember what was bothering me but I do remember the feeling I got when I stopped my invisible battle and I just...looked. It was the most powerful, freeing sensation.
Imagine not trying to change anything.
Not judging it. Not condemning it or even praising it. Imagine not trying to shift it, put an affirmation on it, or make it go away.
What happens when you can create a space like that?
Source fills the space.
Over the course of the days and weeks that followed my life changed in some pretty miraculous ways. Deep, core shifts where relationships that seemed stuck completely changed. Ideas were new. Solutions arrived from all directions.
My Guides are telling me that not pushing opens up every area of life to a system upgrade. Health. Finance. Fun.
When we let Source in, EVERYTHING WE WANT STARTS TO MEET.
I'm a huge believer in cycles. You do need contrast to bring about new ideas but you also need to allow that contrast to setting into solution. Sometimes it feels great to tackle a misaligned vibe with a handy check-list item.
Appreciation list. Check!
But if all that starts to feel like plastering a smile onto your face and you long for relief you just can't find...
Or rather: how I came to enjoy the mornings because I have to get up early, but let's face it, I will probably sleep in again when my lifestyle allows it. :)
I have to get up early. I have a 3 year old. I also have a 13 year old and a 10 year old so this kid-waking-me-up thing is not new. Now I even have a puppy so I'm really in for it. ;) But I'm not phased. Even though I'm a total night owl–like theatre and RPG geek night owl–I taught myself how to enjoy getting up early in the morning. Today it was before 5:00am. WHO WOKE THE TODDLER?!
So when a friend on Facebook asked yesterday how to shift her 'not so much of a morning personality' thing I thought it would be great to share how I did it.
To being, let's stop for a minute and look at the statement I wrote above: I HAVE to get up early. Do I have to? If I believe in the Law of Attraction can't I have anything I want, including sleeping in, no matter the circumstances?
Let's not get into a whole discussion about highest good and you can't control other people even with the best of intentions or this blog post will be ten pages long. Instead, let's start with choice-point.
I actually DO want to get up early.
It doesn't feel right to have my three year old in the house awake by himself and you try to make him sleep if he's up and doesn't want to go back to bed after 4:00am, so yes, I do want to get up.
This is step one in becoming a morning person: Shift out any victim thinking.
This step is very important.
Until you actually want to become a morning person there is nothing anyone or anything can do for you.
So if you know that you want to become a morning person (or at least enjoy mornings while you are in need of them), what next?
Here's the program I used:
1. Set the flow before you go.
Before you go to bed, set the flow for the next day. This gives you momentum before you even get up. What is your intent for the next day? When my intent started to get really complicated and felt like work I stopped and just intuited my keyword for the next day.
That helped a lot.
It was simple. It was clear. And it didn't contain any clutter like "to do's" in it. It gave me a goal I could relax and trust.
Intuiting a keyword also lets you be where you are.
Sometimes we think being a morning person means waking up chipper. That's not always the case. And if you think you have to be a certain mood–a mood you can't or don't want to reach–it can trip you up before you even get started.
For example, if you have been having a rough week, waking up chipper the next day sounds super annoying. UG. Instead, intend to wake up feeling relief or something like it.
If you have been having a great week but are worried about something unwanted that might happen, set the intent to wake up feeling empowered or something like it.
Now you are not resisting tomorrow.
I often use a Boogie Board before bed to jot down my intent for the next day. I find that writing it down helps a lot. My thoughts can be tangled yet I can get really clear on an appropriate emotional goal for myself when I write with my hand.
Now that you have an intent-goal for the next day...
2. Go to bed as up-vibe as you can
This is like setting the flow but instead of thinking about tomorrow you are thinking about right now. How high can you get your vibe right now before sleep?
This step is important because, like hitting the pause button, you wake up in the same energetic perspective you feel asleep in.
It's much easier to have a higher vibe in the morning when you go to bed with one.
Now that you are feeling as good as you can before sleep... know that as soon as you wake up...
3. Anchor your vibe in 68 seconds
When you wake up you have 68 seconds to anchor your vibe. Imagine a mountain climber putting an anchor in the rock with a rope attached to their waist. They can climb up and down from that point but never get farther than the rope will allow. It's just like that. Wherever you are in your overall vibe at 68 seconds after you wake, that's about where you will vibe all day.
Some 68 second up-vibe ideas I have used with great success:
Notice in my examples I haven't gotten out of bed yet. I'm also not doing cerebral things like scripting or writing gratitude lists. Those may work for but they didn't work for me. I only have 68 seconds and it will take me that long sometimes to sit up, get a notebook, find a pen... and I do my 68 second vibe setting before I even sit up. But you can get up if that works for you. You get to choose. Try it out. Experiment. :)
But wait, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed where your vibe was lower than you like at 68 seconds? Be easy on yourself all day. Tomorrow you will have another chance to up your vibe again.
I'm not kidding.
If you wake up in a really bad mood... sometimes waiting for bed is the best answer to that issue. Don't make any life-changing decisions that day if you can help it. ;)
If you WANT to be a morning person, you set your flow for the next day, you go to bed as feel-good as you can (relief counts), and you set your vibe as high as you can the first 68 seconds you wake, your morning life–and all day life–will change into awesome in 30 days or less.
P.S. If you only pick ONE of these to do, set your vibe as high as you can the first 68 seconds you wake.
P.P.S. Good Morning! :)
What is one thing you can do to help a new big dream come true?
Stop talking about it. :)
This has really helped me manifest some major things. And it has helped others too, who once were stuck.
But as always: do what YOU are inspired to do.
Sometimes you have to tell people about your dream for some reason. Like I did. That's OK if they don't support your vision. Now you know what to do to get back on track.
I learned something amazing when I took classes at the Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) in San Jose, CA. I learned about having a Prayer Partner.
In one 15-20 minute call per week, you and a friend can make miracles happen.
I could go on an on about why having a Prayer Partner works. You have someone to help you get clear on what you want. You have someone helping to hold your vision for you even when you can't. You have a weekly "target" that helps you keep positive momentum going. You have the uplifting experience of holding a vision for someone else. You cultivate a beautiful service mindset. You learn to focus on the positive. You learn to ask for help. You learn to celebrate. You learn to connect. There's more, I'm sure of it.
How do you have weekly Prayer Partner calls? I wrote up these guidelines based on the CSL Prayer Partner instructions.
And, don't forget... have fun! :)
Partner 1: I had successes this past week! I'm so grateful! [Here they are...] Right now I am feeling stuck at work. I have a new project and I don't feel supported. I want it to be a success.
Partner 2: So you want to feel supported?
Partner 1: Yes.
Partner 2: I am going to say a prayer for you.
Here is where Partner 2 makes something up. You speak from the heart. If you need help creating a prayer, the Centers for Spiritual Living have a prayer formula they use which is powerful as it covers five important parts of conscious creation from knowing to gratitude to letting go. You can see instructions here. If it feels awkward sharing prayers for each other at first, that's OK! You are allowed to laugh. :) Just keep trying and you will get the hang of it. The positive changes in your lives you share with each other will give you the courage to go deeper and bolder with your visions, your prayers, and your appreciation.
Hi! I did it! I snuck down into my office again. :) A client asked me about soul mate manifestation tips and I thought, Hey, this is something a lot of people would love to know. Maybe I'll make a video about it!
There are a lot of things that can be said about the topic. This is a great starter to that.
In this quick video I tell you:
One more sneaky video! Ok, this video is not a secret but I did sneak down to my office to record it while my family was occupied. So here it is: Tada! How to do a mind map. Someone was asking about it this week and I said I would give them instructions. More people asked. Then I decided to do a video. Then I did a video and realized I had already written a blog post about how to do a mind map. Huh. But maybe someone would prefer video instructions so I'm posting this video anyway.
If you have a big dream that feels too big to manifest, do a mind map.
You may find that the dream is really right on track and you only have a few (or one) small adjustments to make.
Hope it helps!
So.... I had a really big energetic shift and it felt WONDERFUL. And then it felt like "aaaaaarg" and "waaaaaaa" because all of a sudden things in my life started falling apart. Like miscommunications and uncomfortable relationship surprises. What the heck?
Then I remembered: when you shift everything shifts.
So how did I move through it?
I talk about that in this video. I tell you about a tool you can use to help you in the in-between time. And I also reveal why my messy hair sticking up all over the place was a good thing. True story.
I was asked about how to line up with the energy, idea, and actualization of the body you want. I've used Law of Attraction tools to lose weight twice. (I gained weight years later when I had my third baby, but that's another story.)
My favorite part about using Law of Attraction for weight loss is that once you maneuver your mind into alignment the actions you take are easy. They are inspired. They FEEL GOOD. That means no standing there staring at the donut wishing you could eat it while fighting the urge. No HAVING to go to the gym.
(I don't know about you but I am so bad at disciplined action. Like, terrible.)
So here's an intro! Or rather, here is some stream of consciousness talking about this topic. I should probably make an outline. I'm thinking I'll go into more details about these steps and how to apply them later. But if I don't and you want to hurry me along, or you have a specific question you want me to video about, let me know. Or you can get 1-1 insight and help just for you if you like.
The more I learn about myself the more I love myself.
I think understanding ourselves is the key to acceptance and celebration. Accepting who we are (I pack last minute for a trip no matter how much time I have on my hands). Accepting who we are not (I am not someone who is going to pack in advance no matter how much time I have on my hands.) When we learn who we are and, perhaps more importantly, who we are not, we can find our place in the world. We can find our PEACE in the world.
And we can stop pushing against other people too.
For example, I’m an ENFP. In Myers-Briggs speak that means I am extroverted, I love big ideas and future thinking, I’m feeling-oriented, and I love options. The more options the better. So am I going to like a job where I work alone, doing small, repetitive tasks based on detailed data with a set schedule, every day?
Oh my gosh no.
I’m also not going to pack my suitcase in advance. (Have I mentioned that already?)
But someone is.
And once I learned about Myers-Briggs and realized not everyone thinks data analysis is the equivalent of mental sunburn–like oh-my-gosh some people love it as much as I love talking about the nature of consciousness–I found myself relaxing.
I don’t have to be like them and they don’t have to be like me.
The world really is full of amazing people, all parts of a big, beautiful whole.
I’m also a Highly Sensitive Person. Which means I startle easily and can’t handle loud noises. But I’m also really sensitive to frequencies which is why I’m an excellent Law of Attraction Guide. I honestly can tell when people are aligned. I can sense it.
I can even feel it because I’m a Highly Sensitive Person AND an empath. Which is like HSP+ because my emotions and your emotions... whose is whose? You can imagine the hijinks that ensued in my 20's navigating relationships before I learned energetic boundaries.
And my love language is Words of Affirmation. So if you say something nice or make me laugh, I’m putty in your hands. Unless your intentions are not good. Because you know I can feel them.
Oh, and come to find out ENFPs are often totally into the spiritual realms. So you can say I’m destined to be sitting here right now talking about big ideas of consciousness and change with you.
We pick who we want to be before we are born you know.
How about you?
How do you recharge, absorb data, make decisions, and feel loved?
What else can you tell me about you? I want to know!