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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...
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.
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.
If you want to manifest anything the answer is simple:
Breathe in its essence.
Breathe is more than just the air we need to live — it's our soul. When we breathe we are literally breathing in spirit, allowing the Source of All That Is to fill us. In a moment of conscious in-breath we become more clear, more aligned, and more sure of our purpose than before.
Try it. Breathe in.
We become more blended with our inner being. We become more aware, consciously, of our soul.
How does this apply to regular day-to-day manifestation?
How do we align with money, health, and great relationships by simply breathing?
It goes back to the essence of things.
Money, health, and great relationships are the result of what? They are the result of allowing the very things the Universe is made of: Joy, Love, and an unending sense of excited, eternal, creative, empowered FREEDOM.
The freedom to be able to do what we feel called to do when we feel called to do it (money).
The freedom to express our unbounded love fully and completely (relationships).
The freedom to enjoy this physical time-space reality fully (health).
The details of life can be very enticing. And when that word is used in a positive way it means they are interesting, uplifting, and calling to us. "Yes! I am in agreement with You. The big you that is aligned with your soul, your calling, and YOUR Universal essence."
That particular automobile or type of house or location to work, live, or visit. That particular career or detail or relationship status that sparks you up.
Let it light you on fire with joy.
Let it brighten you and your day illuminating everything around you through its specific glee.
"Yes! I want this!"
But as soon as that detail feels uncomfortable or stifling or dipped in fear (if it ever does) pull back and breathe in the essence again.
"I want this career because it feels good. I want to feel good. I want to feel joy and love and light. I want to feel illuminated. Lit from within by the amazing power of All That Is."
"I want to breathe in alignment with myself."
It's like walking through a flower garden.
The moment you enter its space you breathe. You may even tilt your head back and smile. And then something catches your eye. A flower over there you've never seen before. You eagerly go over and inspect it. You breathe IT in. And then you realize its fragrance is not pleasing to you.
Do you force yourself to stay there forever only looking at that flower because you picked it first?
Of course not.
You lift your head and look around. You breathe again the combination of the garden until another flower calls to you and you go there. And again. And again. Enjoying the process until you find yourself, arms full of flowers (the ones you indeed want to plant in your own backyard).
This is life.
Something interests you about someone.
You go on a date.
You realize on the date that they are not someone you want to continue seeing.
Don't stay there in the corner. Lift your head again and breathe in the essence of partnership. Imagine yourself filling up with the concept of love and right partnership and ease.
Enjoy the garden of opportunity.
And then, in one moment of allowing, another flower calls to you. Something about it is interesting.
You go to inspect.
And on and on. Gaining clarity about what you like and about what you don't like.
"These flowers are beautiful but as I think about it they won't look good against the color of my deck."
"These flowers are the right color but they won't be tall enough to reach beyond my planter box the way that I like."
"These flowers need more sun than I currently have in that place."
There are many reasons we might realize a relationship, a career, or an opportunity are not exactly in alignment.
And, perhaps the most often overlooked component of all:
"Based on who I already have in my life that I love and want to keep, these flowers are not in the Highest Good of all of us."
If you are already in a relationship, or have kids, or care for extended family, or are in any close group of relationships you care deeply about that manifestation will affect, breathe in the essence so that ALL align with it and harmony will appear.
The process of buying flowers is often a joyful one. You know you want beauty surrounding you. You know it is completely possible to have it. You know you have ultimate choice over what it turns out to be.
To a degree.
Because sometimes the flower won't thrive, or a squirrel will get it, or you'll forget to water.
But that's OK. That's life in the garden, and you forgive yourself.
Because sometimes tulips will bloom where you didn't even know they were planted.
It's all so AMAZING.
How do they even do it? Just a little water and look! They grow!
It's the same with you.
Your soul manifested on earth to garden a life.
Are you standing in the corner frowning over an insect you wish were not there?
Are you trapped in a corner smelling flowers that don't please you only because you are so busy complaining you have forgotten to walk away?
Do you realize that there are flowers you've never seen before, out there, waiting to delight you?
The essence of life is breath. The art of manifestation is aligning with the essence of what you want.
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