Maria Carreiro, is a portugese immigrant who has been in Canada for 30 hard long years. I switched on the TV yesterday morning to check the weather forecast so I could decide how to dress my son for school. The newscaster was announcing the winner of the $40 million lottery the previous night. I couldn’t help but watch the happy dance of the winner – Maria Carreiro.
Since then, everywhere I turn I see Maria’s face; the newspaper at the office, the radio, the internet, and even in the seclusion of my own thoughts.
I was so happy for Maria. I did not know who she was at the time – I was just happy because she was so happy and I could feel that energy. I could also feel a changed vibration within me – and this is what really caught my attention and made the story of Maria bigger for me, for I am sure that there are lottery winners announced every day.
I noticed that observing Maria made my heart swell with love. I liked that feeling – I felt truly happy for her. I tried to imagine what she would do with the money; what I would do with the money. I spent a very pleasant hour or so imagining what fun it would be to win a lottery even a fifth of what Maria had won. From time to time during the day I kept coming back to the vision of her happy dance. Click here to see Maria's happy dance.
I started thinking of my reaction and Maria’s win from the point of view of the law of attraction. What stood out for me was the recognition that in the past I had been coming to the subject of winning the lottery totally from a lack perspective. When I felt my heart swell, I knew that I had given up that perspective for now I was truly happy for her. I wasn't wishing it was me instead of her. I was thinking how wonderful that this can happen, and wouldn't it be nice if?
Then I started thinking of Maria – I found out more about her from the news report. It seemed to me that Maria and her family lived very simple lives. Her husband worked two jobs while she stayed home to care for her five grandchildren so that her three children could work. What happened vibrationally?
I read about how she had been dreaming of winning. Here is quote "I said to myself, one day I’m going to win. And here I am," Maria Carreiro said at the press conference. "I'm doing this for my babies, for my granddaughters and grandson and my daughters. And for (Mario) especially…so he can quit."
I thought it was wonderful how when she bought the ticket she didn’t say “this time I hope I win”, she said “one day I’m going to win”. There is a big vibrational difference between the two statements. Whereas the first one is taking score – it has to come through this ticket, the second one isn’t time bound, but there is a certainty to it that rings of faith and trust.
Maria had reasons to win. She wanted to win for herself I am sure, but she wanted to win so she could help her children and her grandchildren and her husband. Coming to it from the point of view of the law of attraction, I have a feeling that Maria’s love for her family was invoked every time she thought about what she would be able to do for them all, not if, but when she won the lottery. And I believe that it was that feeling of love that carried her to the manifestation of her desire.
Love is the answer.
Love is the creative force of the universe.
Be a lover of loving.
Make love a habit.
As you read this I send you all my love and for now I am complete. Z