Haven't read the last 200 posts since 6pm.
I did buy our winning lottery tickets for tomorrow's Powerball!!
I was just posting our power of intention stories elsewhere and wanted to re-share here for the new mamas on the list:
Here are our two big manifesting stories:
About 4 years ago, I decided I wanted to move out of the city, since ds was around 18 month old and it had become harder because of our close proximity to a busy street. I wanted more land outside the city. I wanted land so that we'd have more space for animals, and a garden, and room to roam and play in the woods. Dh didn't want to move outside the city. because he didn't want to increase his commute; nor to spend more money, but he wanted a larger house. And, we both wanted a safer place for ds to play. So, our strategy was to find more land, on the edge of the city, close to dh's work.
For about 4 months, we looked and looked and looked for land and a house, that was for sale, that met our needs. Then my friend, Anna, who believes in the Power of Intention suggested that we select some specific properties and set the intention for what we need to come up for sale. She meant choose property that I WANT, but which IS NOT FOR SALE!! Of course, this seems the opposite strategy of logic.
So, the IDEAL location was close to the interstate access for dh's commute to be as short as possible, but not noisy; and flat with trees and room for a garden and landscaping (my passions); AND ideally new or in excellent condition because we are not handy fixer-uppers. Oh, and bigger, but not costing more than the house we are selling. Sound impossible?!
So, my friend looked in her neighborhood (even more ideal to live near my closest mothering friend IRL) and she selected about 25 properties (not close to the main entrance traffic, set away from road, trees, flat, two story, etc.) which met our criteria. Then we identified 7 (yes, SEVEN) specific houses in her neighborhood which were the closest to the size of home that we wanted (from tax records) WHICH WERE NOT FOR SALE!!
I knocked on the door of two of the seven homes, and left my name and phone number regarding interest in potentially buying their property, if they ever decide to sell. Neither was interested.
My friend declared that the perfect home would manifest within a month. I thought, "ok, I'll believe that when I see it". :-) I told dh about "setting the intention" for the perfect house to come up for sale and told him about our top 7 properties. The following Sunday, one week later, dh was looking at the real estate listings on-line and said "Hey, look at this. There is a house for sale in Anna's neighborhood." I said "Let me get my list of properties." AND THE NEW HOUSE LISTING WAS ONE OF OUR TOP 7 PROPERTIES!!
Anna and I went to see it the next day while dh was at work. It was in immaculate condition, 3 miles from the interstate, commute only 10 minutes longer, on the outskirts of the city, flat, lots of land and woods, and BIGGER and exactly the price of the home we were living in!!
We now live here and it is perfect. The Universe does provide.
In December, we visited Disney and I heard the Fairy Godmother in the Disney parade say 'If you believe, all your dreams will come true.' But, THIS VISIT, on the heels of The Secret, I believed!
And about 3 weeks before, I had a dream that someone knocked on our front door and offered dh a new job with a LOT of money. I told him about it and he said 'yes, I want someone to knock on the door and offer me a job with a lot of money!!'. He REALLY wanted that! And the next Wednesday, dh told me that a former colleague had called him and said that one of his company's managers would call dh about a huge management position (in town!!). Then, they offered him the job, which he accepted with a LOT of money, a great job, no moving required and limited travel necessary!! He had wanted to change jobs for several years, and not until he was open to receiving from the Universe did the dream come true.
So, all you need to do is Believe!