More Proof that Vibe Trumps Action
Like I needed more proof. But here’s my story of the day proving, once again, that no amount of action can trump the vibration:
How often does a Law of Attraction Coach get to talk to (one of) the most conservative-minded groups in the state of Utah?
Maybe more often than I realize, but this was a big deal for me. A room full of LOA virgins – how exciting!
I’m used to addressing folks who have some knowledge or interest in deliberate creation, but today was different – and I wanted it to be perfect: high impact and hugely inspiring.
So I put together a customized powerpoint presentation to guide my talk, and emailed the presentation to the appropriate folks before today’s event.
They requested I save it in an old version of powerpoint to make sure it worked on the laptop that would be connected to the projector.
I had told them I was NOT tech savvy and not sure I could make my mac work with their projector, so they supplied the laptop.
They just wanted me to bring the presentation saved on one of those stick thingies. (Whatever they’re really called.)
My technology vibe isn’t fabulous, so I asked Russ to oversee to make sure everything I did was appropriate. (Okay, I actually asked him to just do it all for me.) Everything was a go. Cute purple stick was all I needed to remember to bring.
As I get word that this is the largest turnout the group has ever had (to hear me speak), I get more nervous than I already was. (Speaking gigs bring that out in me.)
Yes, I know .. maybe I’ll change that story some day. This is not that story.
The email and my growing nervousness got me thinking that I better make sure the technology works, since this is a lot of people.
And I know to manage the vibe … I know to shake off that nervousness about technology failing me, but what did I do? I took all the actions a not-LOA savvy girl would take to make sure it was working:
- Double checked to make sure I’d saved the right presentation to the stick, and saved it in multiple versions just to ensure at least one would be compatible with the laptop’s powerpoint version.
- Emailed a copy of the presentation (now saved three different ways) to my gmail account, in case the stick failed and we had internet access in the room.
- Plugged in the stick to make sure the presentations pulled up okay on the computer.
- When I accidentally twisted the stick a little bit (what is it called??) by bumping it when it was in the portal hole thingy, I pulled it out, called Russ, who told me to relax, then I just snapped it back together, put it back in and tested to make sure it worked yet again.
- Printed out a copy in case there was something I really did need from it.
- Emailed a second copy to the coordinator to make sure she had a copy available, too.
Overkill, you think?
I did remind myself that even if it didn’t work, all was not lost because I could still give a great presentation without the visual aid. So there was that energy work included.
But I just wanted to make sure the technology worked fine. And took all the action I could think of to ensure it.
So I arrive with plenty of time to prep, even if something went wrong. Which it couldn’t possibly, because I’d covered all my bases (if you can call taking tons of action covering bases).
Still had that little bit of nervousnes about technology flowing in the background, even though it shouldn’t be because I’d done everything a girl could do. And I set an intention that there not be any porn that gets opened by accident from the stick.
With everything all set, the presentation pulls up fine from the stick to the laptop. Yay! No need for any of the emergency backup measures.
But then the projector won’t project the presentation. It projects a beautiful green landscape photo, and it shows an icon of the file in the bottom left corner, but that’s all it’s fessin’ up.
Four geeks and 20 minutes later, I called it and conducted my talk without visual aid.
I joked about how maybe I should have set a stronger intention than just “please don’t let there be any porn on this stick.” (Which would have been tricky, since I am not a peruser of porn.)
I did have an intention for fun, inspiration and empowerment for the talk, and all signs indicate that was met nicely.
But when Russ asked whether the powerpoint worked, I told him the very thing I was trying to avoid did indeed happen, even though it wasn’t technically my fault. Or at least not a result of anything I’d done (or not done).
And my sweet boyfriend who pretends not to be paying any attention to this deliberate creation stuff I’m up to, points out that my vibe overruled my actions – just like happens with the electronic thermostat, the tv, the phone, and I’ll stop there before I make this tech vibe any worse than it already is.
I share this ridiculous story as proof, once again, that it is not the action that matters. It’s the energy behind the actions.
You’d think an LOA Coach might have a handle on that, huh?
And that’s my cue to go love this about myself. 🙂
While I’m at it, I sure do love you, too! SO nice to be talking with folks who live this stuff day in and day out, much as I enjoyed the fabulous LOA virgins today.
Thanks for letting me tell you about my day, complete with misadventures in manifesting and all.