“It can’t work. It just can’t work. There’s no way.” Sarah looked deflated as she described the reasons why she could not move into her dream home.
“Why? You were so excited before.” I was curious about what had changed.
“I just love this community and my furniture would fit perfectly into this space, but it can’t work. I still have four years left on my mortgage and will have to pay a big penalty to end it. I’m working full time and studying in the evenings and I’ve visiting my mother in Florida in two weeks.”
With each consideration, she slumped further in the chair. Her voice got quieter and her shoulders sagged. It was like watching the air seep out of the hot air balloon as the fire died out.
“It’s a great opportunity,” she sighed, “but I can’t afford it and I just don’t have the time.”
I leaned closer to Sarah. I wanted to remind her about law of attraction. “Sarah you are telling me what you don’t want. What is it that you DO want?”
Her eyes lit up, she sat up straight, and she sparked to that familiar question.
“Well I would like to live here, and I want to sell my house at a high enough price to recover the cost of my renovations and the penalty,” she declared, “And I want to sell it quickly, so that I can still visit my Mom, but I want to move after my visit. I don’t want any extra fuss so I’ll still have time to study. I want this to be easy.”
“That’s more like it,” I encouraged. “Maybe there could even be a bidding war for your house like there was on Dina’s house.”
Sarah was shocked. “You’re kidding me?!”
“No I’m not,” I retorted. “It happened twice in a row.”
“I like that,” Sarah enthused, leaning forward and waving her hands, “I want to have a buyer who absolutely loves my place, maybe several interested buyers. Money is not an issue for them.”
Sarah was inspired to take another walk around the neighborhood, this time with the eyes of a new resident. Each step fueled another exciting possibility. She imagined herself planting kale and chard in her future garden and chatting with neighbors. She saw herself giving yoga classes in the multipurpose room. And she danced in the dining room to the tune of “Dancing in the Street.” All her doubts had completely evaporated. She was on fire.
Exuberant after her dance, Sarah sliced the air with her hand. “I’ve decided. I’m moving. I’ll call the realtors when I get home.”
And with that declaration, we hugged goodbye and she skipped out the door.
The next evening, Sarah called. “Guess what?!” she blurted. “My house is almost sold already!”
“Really? That’s fast. So tell me.”
“Two realtors who work together came this morning and I agreed to list with them. One agent hung a ‘for sale’ sign in front and the other agent started to take pictures for the listing. A woman driving by saw the sign and called to see if she could view my place right away. It hadn’t even been listed yet! The buyer came and absolutely loved it. She begged us not to list it and said she would be back tomorrow with her mother to make a deal.”
“It hadn’t even been listed yet?”
“No,” Sarah exclaimed, “but I first had to really instruct the realtors on how this sale was going to work. I told them that I wanted our intention to be to sell this house easily, effortlessly and quickly. I suggested that there might even be a bidding war. The realtors were skeptical and warned me not to expect so much. They said my asking price was higher than others in the area so it might take longer or I’d have to settle for less. I think they were just trying to be professional in letting me know how it normally went. I told them that this was not going to be a “normal” sale. I said ‘I’m an extraordinary person and this is an extraordinary house and this will be an extraordinary sale. Please stop telling me it won’t be and hold the intention that this sale will be easy, effortless and quick.’”
“Wow, you are a mighty manifestor, Sarah!”
“And even when the buyer said she was coming back with her mother, one of the agents said ‘oh no, now we have to convince the mother.’ ‘No, no, no,’ I said, ‘the mother will love it just as much as she does.’ ”
“I’m so excited for you Sarah. Call me tomorrow and let me know what happens.”
“I said this deal will be a win-win-win for all and flow with effortless ease,” Sarah confirmed, “and that is exactly what I created. Now I am free to concentrate on school, work and my trip to Florida. I will move into my dream home in mid-March, the perfect time for me.”
“That is an awesome creation. What did the realtors think?”
“The realtors got their fastest sale ever,” Sarah stressed. “They were flabbergasted. They’ve gone from thinking I’m nuts to thinking I’m incredible! Regarding this ‘manifestation stuff,’ they said ‘whatever it is that you’ve got, we want it!’ ”
If you notice that your thoughts are dragging you down like a deflated balloon, chances are you are focused on what you do not want. You can re-ignite your vision by asking yourself this simple powerful question: What do I want?
When you focus on what you want and how it could work and how good it would feel, you are attracting a good outcome. Sell yourself first on your vision, anticipate happy outcomes and let the law of attraction bring you want you want.
It can work. It does work… when you understand the art of deliberate creation.