A few years ago, when I was hard at work grinding away at my job as a press operator, I honestly believed that everything in my life concerned me because I worked so hard at it. I had a good car because I worked 45 overtime shifts the year before. I had a good house because I saved money and managed my finances properly. I had Dariece because I slowly courted her over numerous years of friendship.
If someone told me then that if I think of things, then they would magically appear, I would have called them crazy and walked away.
Fast-forward 8 years and here I am today, only working as much as I feel like, and yet living a life of absolute luxury in a Caribbean paradise. I can no longer deny the power of positive thought and the law of attraction (LOA).
Back when I was working 12 hours / day, I didn’t delight in what I was doing for that entire 12 hours. I loved the people I was working with and had fun from time to time, but there was always somewhere I would rather have been. At that time, things just didn’t seem to go my way. I kept having hurdles to jump over and I kept having to be places that I didn’t want to be.
My car would break down and I would have to spend hours with the mechanic. The dishwasher stopped working and I’d have to try to fix it. work would call and request that I come in for even much more overtime hours.
I ought to have known then that the universe was just giving me much more of what I already chose to have. If I was consciously making the decision to work at a place that I didn’t enjoy, and spend many of my waking hours there, then I should have wanted to always be unhappy and be places that I didn’t want to be. Ret?
The universe doesn’t think, but it adapts to the choices that we make and sends us similar outcomes based on those choices.
The minute Dariece and I started to think about living a freer life, over 7 years ago, everything started to line up. The hurdles and speed bumps disappeared and all of a sudden we were both on a superhighway to happiness.
I had been trying to sell my shitty little Honda Civic for months, and once I had the mindset to sell it to do something I love, a call came and the car was sold within 2 days.
I needed to make more money to save for travelling, and all of a sudden cheques, returned payments and overtime shifts were appearing as if out of nowhere.
We needed to sell the house in purchase to take off to Thailand and a buyer came just in time.
We needed a place to store our belongings and just then my brother purchased a company with extra storage space and agreed to let us leave our stuff there (a decision that the universe later righted).
Even after this unusual shift in events, I still wasn’t totally convinced that there was a “higher power” at work here.
On the road during that first trip, we had nothing but positive experiences, which isn’t a surprise because we were living a new, stress-free life of travel. but one very unusual thing happened that made me open my eyes a bit. You can read about that crazy LOA lesson here.
Then these types of things started happening all of the time, reminding us that we were on the best path. We missed flights that would have put us in danger, we were kept from travelling off the grid during family emergencies that needed our attention, we arrived in two different places when our preferred bands were playing and we landed our house sitting job in Grenada only months after thinking about how cool it would be to house sit in Grenada.
Those things were all pretty crazy, and they opened my eyes a bit to what was going on around me, but it wasn’t until this past 7 months living in Grenada that we’ve really seen the power of positive thought having a drastic, and near-immediate effect on our lives.
We chose we wanted to start freelance writing, and in the days that followed (not weeks or years) we were contacted by some great sites and companies prepared to pay us for our work.
We chose to set a number, an amount that we would like to make in October of 2014. We set it high, nearly 3 times higher than any amount we had made in previous months. That number was reached by the end of the month.
I said “I wish I could see my grandparents more”, and two days later my grandma emailed me and said that she would like to come and visit us in Mexico.
We chose that we would like to make money without having to work for it, and lately our passive income has been rising every month.
We were exhausted of being secluded and not having enough friends in Grenada. just days after vocalizing our hope for change, our friends Darryl and Amanda contacted us on Twitter and introduced us to so numerous awesomelokalbefolkningen og udstationerede.
Men ikke alle virkningerne af loven om tiltrækning var positive.
Dariece sagde, at hun var bekymret for, at vi ville blive brudt ind. En uge senere havde et af husene på den ejendom, vi sidder, en uønsket indtrængende.
Vi var ved at dvæle ved negative mennesker oplevelser og et par skåret op igen og igen.
Vi diskuterede, hvor dårligt det ville være, hvis der skete noget med ejernes bil, og 2 uger senere gjorde nogen et hit og løb, mens vi blev parkeret.
Det har bogstaveligt talt været den ene ting efter den anden, og selvom Dariece altid har haft tro på loven om tiltrækning, betragter jeg mig nu også som en fast troende.
Jeg tror ikke, at når jeg tænker på noget, nøjagtigt, hvad jeg tænkte på, vil gå i opfyldelse den næste dag. Men jeg ved, at vi ved at følge lykke i stedet for at tvinge succes, vi konstant vises en sti, der skal følges, og vi bliver konstant mindet om, at vi er på vej i den bedste retning.
Denne type “Magic Power Mumbo Jumbo” er muligvis ikke for alle. Jeg er ikke religiøs, ikke fordi jeg ikke tror på en højere magt, men fordi jeg ikke er enig med en bestemt religion i sin helhed. Selv hvis Loa var en religion, ville jeg ikke “øve” den, fordi det er så usandsynligt, at jeg ville være enig med enhver facet af det, lagt af en anden troende.
Kapaciteten til at få det, du vil have gennem positiv tanke, er åben for fortolkning, og det store ved det er, at mange af de mennesker, der tror på det, også er åbne. Min nye, foretrukne LOA -blogger, Kelli Cooper, skriver i detaljer om, hvordan folk kan skabe, manifestere og ændre deres liv ved hjælp af denne fantastiske magt.
Jeg ved ikke nok om det til at instruere andre om det, som hun gør, men jeg ved nok til at sige med tillid, at det fungerer i vores liv. Når du viser universet, at du ikke har noget imod at have en sur smag i munden, vil livet bare fortsætte med at give dig citroner. Men lav ikke limonade med dem! Fortæl universet, skru citroner, jeg vil have meget mere kærlighed, penge, sundhed, frihed og lykke og bare se, hvad det kaster på dig.
Det er værd at prøve! Det kan virke underligt, men hvad har du at miste? Bare prøv at lave nogle små skridt hen imod noget positivt i dit liv og se, hvad der sker. Tænk på den følelse, du får, når der sker noget stort, snarere end at dvæle ved tanken om, at der kommer noget dårligt, og se, om begivenheder i dit liv begynder at ændre sig til det bedre. Da livet går så fantastisk som det er for gederne, regnede jeg bare med, at jeg ville dele lidt om, hvorfor vi er så glade. Prøv det og lad os vide, hvordan du kommer videre!
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