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. Ikke sant?
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 utvandrere.
Men ikke alle effektene av attraksjonsloven var positive.
Dariece sa at hun var bekymret for at vi ville bli brutt inn i. En uke senere hadde et av husene på eiendommen vi sitter en uønsket inntrenger.
Vi bodde på negative menneskeropplevelser og noen få beskjærte opp igjen og igjen.
Vi diskuterte hvor ille det ville være hvis noe skjedde med eiernes bil og 2 uker senere, noen gjorde en hit og løp mens vi sto parkert.
Det har bokstavelig talt vært en ting etter den andre, og selv om Dariece alltid har hatt tro på tiltrekningsloven, anser jeg meg nå som en fast troende også.
Jeg tror ikke at når jeg tenker på noe, nøyaktig hva jeg tenkte på vil gå i oppfyllelse dagen etter. Men jeg vet at ved å følge lykke i stedet for å tvinge suksess, blir vi kontinuerlig vist en vei å følge, og vi blir konsekvent påminnet om at vi er på vei i den beste retning.
Denne typen “Magic Power Mumbo Jumbo” er kanskje ikke for alle. Jeg er ikke religiøs, ikke fordi jeg ikke tror på en høyere makt, men fordi jeg ikke er enig i en bestemt religion i sin helhet. Selv om Loa var en religion, ville jeg ikke “praktisere” den, fordi det er så usannsynlig at jeg vil være enig med alle fasetter av det, lagt ut av en annen troende.
Kapasiteten til å få det du vil gjennom positiv tanke er åpen for tolkning, og det fine med det er at mange av menneskene som tror på det også er åpne. Min nye, foretrukne LOA -blogger, Kelli Cooper, skriver i detalj om hvordan mennesker kan skape, manifesterer og forandrer livet ved å bruke denne fantastiske kraften.
Jeg vet ikke nok om det til å instruere andre om det som hun gjør, men jeg vet nok til å si med tillit at det fungerer i livet vårt. Når du viser universet at du ikke har noe imot å ha en sur smak i munnen, vil livet bare fortsette å gi deg sitroner. Men ikke lag Lemonade med dem! Fortell universet, skrue sitroner, jeg vil ha mye mer kjærlighet, penger, helse, frihet og lykke og bare se hva det kaster på deg.
Det er verdt et forsøk! Det kan virke rart, men hva må du tape? Bare prøv å gjøre noen små skritt mot noe positivt i livet ditt og se hva som skjer. Tenk på følelsen du får når noe stort skjer, i stedet for å dvele ved tanken om at noe dårlig kommer og se om hendelser i livet ditt begynner å endre seg til det bedre. Når livet går like fantastisk som det er for geitene, regnet jeg bare med at jeg ville dele litt om hvorfor vi er så glade. Prøv det og gi oss beskjed om hvordan du går videre!
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