What We Resist
Yesterday afternoon I thought some of us might get a kick out of this story. My girlfriend was selling shoes at the Greek Festival this weekend and I offered to help her man the booth.
She has an amazing array of shoes, the kind you can’t help but ooh and ahh over. Nothing practical here – it’s all glitter and glam. From flats to pumps to clogs to wedges to boots and sandals – she has it all. Some were sparkly, some had lacy straps, some were made of shiny satin, some had such pointy heels they were an engineering wonder – and honestly, you can’t help but touch them. They’re just fun!
She had one particularly appealing pair of shoes with fur trim that made everyone smile when they saw them. Most passersby would stop, look, laugh and then actually pet them. (Especially the men – go figure!)
I thought it was cute and a good draw; my girlfriend was annoyed that people were handling her merchandise.
So she made up a “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH!” sign and just as she placed it next to the irrestistible fur-trimmed shoe, two women approached with a yellow lab by their side.
You know me, as soon as a dog is on the scene, I forget everything else.
But pretty soon I was smiling to realize the law of attraction was proving itself in quick action once again. This was a seeing-eye dog for one of the ladies, whose owner promptly began shopping by handling every shoe on display while her friend described the colors to her.
I had to laugh that as soon my girlfriend took action to stop people from touching her merchandise (resistance), she attracted a situation that delivered more of what she didn’t want.
She wasn’t really in a mood for an LOA lesson, I thought, so I was proud to not say anything. Well, to her anyway. I knew the rest of us would get a kick out of it!
And of course, I realize she’s mirroring exactly what many of us do every day without realizing it. She knows how this stuff works – so do we. Yet how often do we unconsciously slip into “resist” mode?
Not that I would encourage us to look for resistance, since we get what we look for. But maybe a good focus is on what we’re allowing, and where we have more opportunities to relax and flow, and on a greater level.
With that said I’m going to go “flow” an article for my editor. Happy day, everyone!