How does it feel to win the lottery? The story of Maria Carreiro and the Law of Attraction
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.
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
7/19/2013 02:11:19 pm
How could there be no comments to this wonderful article? Is it that quiet on the leading edge? I was happy for her too. Some day I am going to win too. Thanks!
7/21/2013 02:42:28 pm
11/5/2017 09:06:11 am
I like that. Someone will win, might as well be me.
1/13/2016 10:52:20 pm
Yes this is a wonderful article. I am happy every time I see those who have not get something that make them happy. I too will win it one day and enjoy helping the needy.
11/19/2016 03:24:20 pm
Congrats...maria to a new life change for you and you're..family....my thoughts and wishes is to one day win also..yo se que esta en manos de dios....Helping my family members get out of dedt.....would be a great feeling..and be able to live a good life.......
Zehra! I am so happy to have found you! Found you thru YouTube from one of the Abraham videos you posted (THANK YOU for that, BTW!).
8/23/2013 05:12:02 am
P.S.... you need more exposure! As Thomas noted, this article needs more eyes on it!
8/24/2013 02:39:41 am
8/24/2013 03:45:20 am
Well, I knew it in my heart. Guess I just needed someone else to say it out loud! Your advice is spot on! I purchased your "If Thoughts Create..." pdf because I wanted my own copy and find that you really have a bead on the why and how of LOA.
8/28/2019 11:39:29 pm
Yes for sure the universe has your back and the win won't come until YOU are ready, not your family. You will be ready to deal with whatever your family may go through. It is not to worry you.
7/18/2015 11:05:23 am
I've stumbled upon this page recently, and I'm curious. It looks like 2 years ago you said you'd win. So, CJ, did you win the lottery as expected?
5/26/2020 06:23:55 pm
I would love to converse with you on loa and vibrational energy and what it truly takes create your on environment
10/9/2013 07:24:42 am
I won the lottery using the law of attraction and wrote a book titled "Manifest Your Millions." I definitely believe that its possible to attract a lot of money through the LOA.
10/31/2013 10:58:24 am
Beautiful article, beautifully expressed on a wonderful subject. For this lotto winner every element of love and abundance coalesced into this amazing outcome for this generous spirited mother & grandma. In her we see our best, most generous selves. God bless all.
10/31/2013 02:50:04 pm
Sabine from Germany
12/7/2013 12:08:12 am
Maria's dance is a traditional dance called "o vira" in Portugal! But remembering one of many Abraham teachings there was one were he makes something very clear about having money! He said: "wealth is a state of being! If you do not keep yourself INTO the state of wealth the money you won will run away from you"! Therefore I believe that “having” money and “keeping” money are the so called "two sides of a coin"! On internet you can find a lot of in the past lottery winners and today these same winners have not enough to maintain their own living. That’s why I think that dealing with a lot of money is a huge challenge and not each one of us is prepared to do so or prepared to deal with such a huge amount of money!
3/3/2014 04:54:19 pm
8/4/2014 08:12:34 pm
What did you have to do?
1/21/2015 02:55:12 am
I'm happy for Maria. I pray that she makes her money last by getting a great financial planner and a great cpa. She seems like she has a great heart. God bless!
2/10/2015 08:08:12 am
I love it and will walk the walk.
3/31/2015 04:16:57 pm
The last 20 comments are all spam. Can these be removed? They have nothing to do with the law of attraction and this article.
7/25/2015 06:48:15 am
I have witnessed many miracles happen. I've read so many stories of others succeeding by simply believing that they will, and each time I do, I'm speechless. I'm always happy for them because they're a role model for many of us. This was a lovely article, and I'm so happy for Maria! She believed she would win, and she did!
12/5/2015 01:16:54 pm
Ive always had a feeling my entire life like I just knew in my lifetime I will win the lottery. I truly believe this and always have.
1/20/2017 01:21:20 pm
Did you win?
12/8/2019 02:36:35 am
Great article - thank you!
7/31/2020 03:33:43 pm
Today I woke up and knew I too will win the lottery some day. Which my body feels something big is coming. So I decided to look up if anyone ever has a feeling before they won. Then I come across your article and the video of her dance is no available. But that didn’t stop me so I found it on YouTube and began to smile and joy over filled my heart. Seeing her thank you the higher power it was something my fiancé and I would do ourselves. We even have it planned on how we will announce it to our family and children. So while after reading this I know and believe this is my confirmation from the Universe!
2/16/2022 02:31:18 pm
Thank you so much for sharing. It’s a beautiful story and a beautiful reminder to have love at the centre of our days and lives. I felt my vibration raise just reading it. Gratitude and grace, JG
8/9/2022 06:33:30 am
She's very Lucky. Happy to read this story.
10/17/2022 12:09:11 am
I very much appreciate it. Thank you for this excellent article. Keep posting!
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