Last Christmas Russ gave me a new laptop that inspired me to switch to wireless internet. In the eight months since then it’s been proven time and again that my laptop web connection vibe sucks, while Russ’ is quite reliable.
He can sit anywhere in the house with the laptop and get at least a decent connection, and usually a speedy one.
I, on the other hand, am thrilled to get just a decent connection – which doesn’t happen often. (Maybe a dozen times since purchase if I were generous with my recollection.)
One day I asked the Comcast tech guy about it. He did some fiddling and found that the connection was great no matter where we went in the house to test it. We sat on the couch together; visited the back porch together; lounged at the kitchen counter with it.
I thought maybe his expert tweaking would now reverse my fortune. Finally, I had a reason to believe and thus my laptop mojo would change!
But it only lasted a couple days.
Yesterday Russ was learning to edit videos for me, and visited YouTube in the process. Ten minutes later I sat down at the same table, excited to post some new videos online, and couldn’t get a connection. I couldn’t even get to Twitter to tweet my frustration about it.
“What the @$%?!,” I asked.
“Must be your vibe,” he said nonchalantly.
The good news is this: Russ now has a new laptop (gifted back to him since I associate it with deep frustration) and I cannot tell you how rewarding it was to hear him acknowledge the role energy plays in the results we get in life.
There is that satisfaction, at least.
One of these days when I’m ready to release whatever payoff this disconnection is offering me, I intend to write a follow-up post about how I changed my story and now have great connection with Russ’ laptop everywhere in the house.
But that’ll be another day.
In the meantime, I’m wondering about what evidence you all might have of contrary vibes at work in the same household? Would love to hear them if you care to share.