I often remind fellow creators how powerful it is when we make a no-nonsense no-more-foolin-around decision to have what we want. There’s just something magic about deciding.
And the Love & Magic Coach Cindie Chavez shared a story recently that spoke exactly to that magic. Here’s Cindie:
For the past couple of years I have had my old car, Ednah, a 1996 Mercedes E-class, sitting in my carport – not running.
I owned her since she was just a baby and I had babied her and taken such good care of her and then at 160,000 miles she just started to have things go wrong and after pumping a lot of money into her I just decided it wasn’t worth putting anymore in.
I work from my home office so I rarely drive anyway, and I have my pick of the 2 other Mercedes in the driveway that are new and in great condition.
But … I just couldn’t bring myself to sell her. Every time I would decide to put an ad in Craig’s list or something I would resist it so hard, and then I would go find something else to do and avoid it again. I know that having a non-running car just sitting there is not good feng shui. But, it was Ednah.
So … a couple of weeks ago I just realized how silly this was. I finally got to my point of no return and knew I had to let her go. So I said out loud, “Okay Universe. I need a buyer for Ednah. I’m ready to let her go now.”
The Handsome Sweetheart comes in (it’s a Friday afternoon and we have a standing lunch date) and says, “Are you hungry? Ready to go to lunch?” And I said, “Yes. But I have to get rid of Ednah. I want to put an ad in Craigslist before we go. I have to do it now and not put it off any longer. I just told the Universe I’m ready and to find me a buyer.”
He jumps up and says “OH!! This was on your car when I came home just now!”
It was a note.
It said “Hi, my name is xxxx xxxx, if you want to sell your car I’d like to buy it. Please call me xxx-xxxx.”
I called. The guy was so excited.
I told him that I had asked the Universe for a buyer. He said, “I’ve been driving by and looking at it for 2 years, and I finally got up the nerve to leave a note.”
Are you catching that? The day I let go is the day he “got up the nerve” to leave a note. Ha!
He came over. The car started. It needed a battery and an alternator and we knew that so we thought we’d have to tow it. So the guy test drives it, comes the next day and put new battery in, brought me cash and we signed it over to him last week.
It was so easy peasy. I didn’t have to take out an ad. I didn’t have to leave my house. I didn’t have to hire a tow truck. Cash in, car out.
Thank you Universe!
Cindie Chavez traffics in love and magic with her coach clients every day. Find her and more of her personal magic online at CindieChavez.com.
When Terry shared this manifesting success story, I knew you guys would enjoy hearing how an LOA newbie conjured up her $22k dream horse against intimidating odds.
Pay special attention to how she didn’t let two significant setbacks spoil her success …
My family and I breed Arabian horses and have done for over 40 years, here in Oz.
For many years, my mum and I had dreamed of breeding black Arabians, the rarest colour of all and not easy to acquire or breed. One day we had what appeared to be an overseas buyer for one of our stallions, for a quite substantial price.
We both agreed that this would be our opportunity to buy a black stallion or colt (a juvenile stallion) to start our long dreamed of black breeding program. So I started emailing various breeders both here and in New Zealand to see what was for sale.
As it turned out, one breeder from New Zealand had a magnificent black, straight Egyptian 2 year old colt for sale. His name was RNZ Scorza. (Straight Egyptian is even more rare and expensive – all their lines in their pedigree must go back to Egypt’s original state run stud.)
Scorza had been awarded 2011 New Zealand National Champion Colt. His price was $22,000 AUD, which was a hell of a stretch for the budget of small breeders like us. But we were counting on the sale of our stallion to pay for our new colt, so it was all good – or so we thought!
Soon after receiving the photos of this magnificent colt and deciding then and there, that he was “the one,” we learned that the sale of our stallion was not going ahead.
Mum and I sat down to try and figure out a way to come up with the money. The only thing left was to apply for a loan from the bank. Mum and dad had always had a good credit record and had paid a couple of previous loans up in good time, so there should be no problem.
We applied to the bank, who indicated that there should be no problem. I then emailed the colt’s owner and told him that we definitely wanted to purchase the colt and that we were just waiting on the bank. He was very happy and was even happier when I sent him photos of the mares we wanted to breed to Scorza and when I told him of all our plans for him.
A couple of weeks went by before we heard back from the bank – the application had been rejected! They had changed their lending rules and mum and dad no longer qualified!
I had started to read John Kehoe’s Mind Power Into The 21’st Century just before our attempts to buy Scorza had begun, so, once we had decided that he was “the one,” I figured this would be a great time to try this LOA business.
So every afternoon, I would walk about feeding the horses, repeating the affirmation, “RNZ Scorza is mine!” Then, just before finishing and going inside, I’d stand at the paddock we had ready for him and visualise this gorgeous black colt running around and then coming to a stop at the fence and looking off into the distance. My visualisation wasn’t any longer than a minute or two, but I did it all religiously, every evening.
So, when we got the knock back from the bank, we naturally thought that that was going to be the end of our dream. I no longer looked at Scorza’s photos and I emailed his owner to let him know that the bank had said no, and that we had no other means to come up with the money.
Mum and I were bitterly dissapointed. The owner emailed back and said how sorry he was. He also said that he had a cash buyer from China and a cash buyer from the USA that were now looking at Scorza. That just made us feel worse.
We both decided to just forget about Scorza and get on with our stud. After all, we still had some beautiful horses to breed with.
That evening, I went out to feed up, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Scorza. I had this feeling that wouldn’t go away, that I should just keep doing my affirmation and visualization anyway, just for a while. I didn’t know why, but I figured I had nothing to lose.
So every evening I followed my LOA routine, and exactly a week after the big let down from the bank, the colt’s owner emailed me.
He said he’d thought of a way for us to buy Scorza! He offered to let us pay him $2,000 and he would then sign Scorza over to us so we could get him transported by boat from New Zealand to Australia. We would then have 12 months to pay the remaining $20,000!
Now, this man is a multi-millionaire, a director of multiple companies, a very accomplished business man. He didn’t know us from Adam, except via the few emails we had sent him. No one, and I mean no one, EVER, EVER signs a horse over to a buyer before full payment has been made. Especially a very rare New Zealand National Champion black straight Egyptian colt worth $22,000!! (Black, homozygous straight Egyptian Arabians horses only make up 3% of all the Arabian horses in the world!)
Not only that, we were being given permission to take the colt out of New Zealand and to Australia before paying the $20,000!! Not only was he prepared to take such a huge risk with people he didn’t know, he was also passing up selling Scorza to either China or the USA for cash!
Mum and I couldn’t believe what we were reading!
Well, as you would expect, we did whatever it took to get that $2000, and in only a few weeks, our dream boy stepped of the truck and into his paddock, the very same paddock I had visualised him in all those months before. And Scorza paid for himself, as we were able to sell enough breeding services from him to other Australian breeders to pay up the remaining $20,000!
That was one hell of a first time manifestation, I can tell you! If the universe can make that happen, then absolutely nothing is impossible!
Our beautiful black boy is still taking pride of place in his paddock here in Oz and his foals are breathtaking! And the thing I’m most grateful for, is that my mum lived long enough to see our shared dream come true!
Terry Hardcastle generously gave permission to share this story originally posted in the GVU forums, and can be found online at Salam Arabians.
Talking about how to manifest money is well and good, but there’s nothing like a real life success story to amp up our belief and inspiration.
So when a fellow creator posted her experience at Good Vibe U, I asked permission to share …
Our manifestor had posted in the money forum Sunday morning asking for “emergency money help.” She wanted our best tips for creating money when in dire straits.
She got advice to feel the scary feelings, surrender to the situation, ask for divine help, look for abundance, listen for and honor inspiration, see it as a blessing, take a nap, chill out, etc.
Right? Stuff we all know.
She posted a couple hours later saying she relaxed, had tea with her sister, and spent some time on a project she loved.
Here was her update just 100 hours later:
“I have been aggressively feeling good: pampering myself, loving myself, praising myself, and just constantly thanking the universe for what I have and how much it cares for me. So what’s the difference 100 hours later?
“For a grand total of…$4,222 worth of either cold hard cash, or valued and appreciated items brought into my life.
“I have so much love pouring out of my heart for this community. I could not explain how my accounts went from being ALL negative and not in good standing, to *every* *single* *account* padded with plenty of cash, with enough to pay myself in savings. I’m speechless. I couldn’t have done this without you.
“I’ve read the whole ‘chill out’ thing hundreds of times, but until I actually had no other choice (no actions available to me to change my circumstances) I never really did it.”
Kinda makes you want to go “aggressively feel good” and/or chill out about something, huh? 🙂
Amina Makhdoom is a fellow manifester and law of attraction blogger who shares her 3 point recipe to get 100% results with 0% effort. Enjoy Amina:
What if you could get everything you wanted with no effort?
In fact, what if the secret to achieving your biggest dreams is following your joy and living life in a state of ease?
Sound too good to be true?
Well, it is possible and here’s why: big dreams do not come with effort, they come with ease.
I know this from personal experience in transforming myself from a burned out type-A overachiever into living my dream of working from home, taking yoga class in the middle of the day, helping my community, as well as other things – all while working half as many hours and making double what I used to.
Within two years of deciding that’s what I wanted, I was doing all of that. Working half the hours with double the salary.
Everyone asks me how I did it, and I came up with the three key ingredients that when combined got me out of burnout and into a life that I love!
Here are those three ingredients:
1) Identify the things that bring you joy, and then do them!
For me, it was dance class, yoga, going for walks, and spending time with my nieces and nephews. I went to soccer games, grandparents breakfasts (even though I was an aunt), read in their classrooms. All these activities made me happy and brought me great joy!
What I see more and more today are people who are not following their joy. Their reason – they simply do not have the time. And, the less they follow their joy, the harder it is to achieve their goal.
I found the fastest way to achieve a goal does not involve effort, but rather, belief the goal will be achieved and living a life of joy.
2) Focus on feelings rather than actions.
As an overachiever, this one was a shocker for me! What I was doing was much less important then how I was feeling! The actions are unimportant. Read that again. The actions are unimportant. What is important is the feeling, the belief, the being. The doing is negligible.
After I wrote my dream life (kind of a vision board, but with words and process flows), I never really looked at it again. I hung it on my wall, so subconsciously I probably saw it all the time, but I never really read it again. Until I was taking it down two years later and shockingly realized I had achieved every single thing I had written down.
The actions were unimportant, but the time I took to create that board and the feeling of freedom and joy I had when I imagined that life, miraculously transformed into it occurring.
3) Take care of yourself, and only you know exactly what that means for you.
I did not learn this in a positive context of achieving my dreams through ease; I learned this through sheer mental and emotional exhaustion.
I remember being exhausted and deciding that I just did not give a [blank] anymore. In that state, all I had energy to do was anything that would get me to stop feeling the pain I was in. I was an overachiever leaving work early to go for walks (sure I was having some sort of nervous breakdown). I was scared, but too tired in that moment to do anything other than the little things that brought me joy.
Once I came up with these three keys, I decided to test them out and ensure they worked.
I took a year to see if I followed my joy, did not worry about the specific actions or exert effort, and took great care of myself, could I make the same amount as the previous year?
I did! I made more than the previous year, working even less and taking even better care of myself.
Since then, I have consistently made more each year for the past five years, each year working significantly less hours than the year before.
I only say yes to work I really want to do, so it does not feel like “work.” I do a lot of “work” for free because I love what I do, and somehow, the money keeps showing up. But, I know now, if I chased the money or “tried” to do something, it would not work nearly as well as just doing what I love and trusting that it will all work out financially.
In yoga, there is a philosophy about balancing between ease and effort. I have found this philosophy to not only apply to yoga, but to all areas of life. There is a time for action. And, when that time comes it feels really, really, really good to take the action. It does not feel like effort.
Do you have moments where you are working harder than ever before (which appears to the outside world as putting in tons of effort), but it doesn’t feel like you are working at all?
In fact, rather than feeling stressed and exhausted it feels joyful and exhilarated? That is what 0% effort, 100% return means. It does not mean you will never “work hard” again. It just means that when you are working hard, it won’t feel hard. There is no strain, exertion, exhaustion – instead it’s joyful.
The key ingredient for this to work is JOY! Allow the magical force of the world to easily, effortlessly, bring your biggest dreams to you!
Amina Makhdoom is the sunshine manifester blogging at LunchWithCinderella.com.
This post was adapted with the author’s permission from her contribution to the book Success University for Women.
That’s how she manifested the new love of a lifetime …
She went to sleep with him every night.
Before she knew his name. Before they’d even met.
She went to sleep with him every night.
She felt his arms wrapped lovingly around her as she drifted off to sleep. (Using a body pillow to help trick herself into the comforts of the cuddle.)
She actually had another guy in mind. A specific guy she thought would be a great candidate for love. He turned out to be a great stand-in to activate those feelings of love.
But because she knew not to be attached to anyone in particular, she put her intention out for “him or someone better.”
This was summertime that she started sleeping with her imaginary boyfriend. And doing some cleanup in the love department. (Tying up loose ends and upgrading beliefs, I gathered.)
By July she’d nixed the idea of online dating (didn’t appeal to her), but she did receive an inspiration to go speed dating in August. Just for fun.
That’s where she met a dozen different men, one of whom she felt an instant connection with.
And she’s been having fun with him ever since. (“Even better” than she ever dreamed a relationship could be, she reports!)
All from being willing to feel him (emotionally, vibrationally) before he was real. From being willing to release thoughts of the guy she thought it should be, and from being willing to take inspired action just for fun.
That’s manifesting at its finest.
If you’ve used this process yourself and have tips to share, please do so in the comments! 🙂