Things were going really well for me. This law of attraction stuff that I was using was really working. For the past four years I had doubled my income each year. I would set my intention around Christmas time and I would manifest it by September the next year. I was happy. Pre-paving was definitely a part of my daily routine, and I was learning more and more about the difference between a positive thought and a negative thought, and making changes in the way I was thinking and choosing my words.
I remember that it was a beautiful summer day. I was working from home and decided to take a break. The little one was at day care. I took my daughter with me and we decided to go for a lazy drive and explore streets we hadn’t been on before. We had moved into a new home not long ago. It was a new subdivision on the outskirts of town. I always gravitate towards trees and that day was no different. I could see a cluster of trees in the distance so I turned to my daughter and said “let’s go there – maybe there is a trail in the woods that might be fun to explore”. So off we went.
As we drew closer to the woods, I noticed a little sign on a wooden peg. It didn’t make any sense at first, then I realized that it was a lot number. It suddenly dawned on my that these lots were part of our subdivision and I was pretty sure that these were wooded lots. My excitement at this discovery was off the charts. I drove straight to the booking office, and confirmed that it was indeed a wooded lot. Suddenly, the memories of Mr. Dsouza’s house flooded into my mind, and goose bumps covered my back and arms. I knew in that instant that the Universe had let me to the fulfilment of my desire. I put my name on a lot that night and thanked the Universe for helping me manifest my dream home. I remembered Abraham’s words “once we give birth to a desire, the Universe never forgets it, even if we do”.
It took almost two years to complete the house, and when it was ready it was magnificent. As I went through the motions of arranging the financing it hit me that I might have bitten off more than I could chew. I started worrying about generating a steady and consistent business income to support the lifestyle, nay, even just the basic commitments of maintaining this house. I was scared. And the signals from the Universe telling me to get my act together started showing up. Difficulties in getting the financing approved because of being self-employed showed up. Then the house we were in sat on the market and wouldn’t sell even as the closing on the new home approached. Then on closing day, something went wrong, the buyers of my home weren’t able to close, but I already had the moving company lined up…it was literally one thing after another. The main issue was, even as these things were happening, I wasn’t getting it. I wasn’t getting the fact that it was my negative vibration that was causing all these little snags along the way, so I did nothing to clean it all up, even though I was now quite confident in my understanding of the law of attraction. To make things worse, I got so busy putting out little fires all around me that I didn’t have the time to do the work that had led to my success. Well, not entirely…I still did my pre-paving, but meditation, appreciation during the day, visualization all fell to the wayside or if I did do them, it was more off than on.
Needless to say, things continued to get worse, to the point that my business suffered and my income started diminishing, things started spinning out of control and I came to a point where foreclosure on my beautiful home was just 5 days away. Finally, things were so bad that I had to give up the fight. I had to go back to doing the work – there was no other choice. I knew that when I did the work, law of attraction work, I mean – things always worked out. So I started again. Those five days went by very fast, and so much happened that it is all a big blur. I kept my house, and not only did I keep the house, I turned a corner with respect to abundance and finally got how the law of attraction worked. The most important thing I learnt from it all was that we cannot stop doing the work. We absolutely cannot. Doing the work has to be part of life, like brushing teeth in the morning, it has to be done. And so it is, that a check list for keeping me on track was born.