Parking Spot Perspective
Last weekend I picked up several gems from Andy Dooley’s Breakthrough (Double Your Manifestations) workshop in Salt Lake City. I expanded on one of my favorite ideas from it:
Imagine a world where very early on parents teach their children how important – and yet challenging – it is to find good parking spots.
They’d be led to believe that getting good parking is the ultimate sign of success.
Their conversations might go something like:
“It is very important that you plan ahead to get good parking spots in life,” and
“It’s no fun to go through life being parking lot challenged.”
We might be trained that people who get good parking spots are somehow superior. That life is easier for them.
Some of us (who don’t get good parking spots, or who didn’t come from good parking spot families) might even judge them for it.
We might take pride in walking across the parking lot great distances. We might tell stories about how it’s our karma, because we must have abused parking spot success in a past lifetime.
Radio stations would be repeatedly play songs about dreams of great parking, and the heartbreak of its elusiveness.
College girls would be on lookout for the best parkers (so they don’t have to get their own parking spots).
The very best parking spot people might host reality tv show contests to teach others how to get good parking. They might appear on covers of magazines alongside articles entitled: “10 Steps to Get the Best Parking.”
When we saw someone down on their luck, we would know without asking that they don’t get good parking. Because after all, good parking is the key to freedom and enjoyment.
But, of course, that’s not how it is for us.
At least, not when it comes to parking.
We are, however, trained to believe in the challenges of other things in life.
As a result, many of us deliberate creators manifest parking spots quite easily, while we struggle with other stuff.
Time and again I hear new clients tell me they’re great at manifesting rock star parking, but when it comes to (fill in the blank with whatever really matters to them), they’re stumped.
It’s as if they hit an invisible (self-imposed) wall on their impossible topic.
But the truth is that thinking it’s hard to manifest money (or love or health or success) is just as ridiculous as thinking it’s hard to manifest parking. Abraham tells us it’s all energy (size doesn’t matter) and that it’s just as easy to create a castle as it is a button.
The other thing is that when we don’t manifest our rock star parking, we don’t get our panties in a twist. It’s easy to shrug off.
- We’re not doing Byron Katie’s Work on it
- We’re not tapping away to get to a better feeling place
- It doesn’t deter us from manifesting one tomorrow
- It doesn’t inspire us to join support groups for the parking spot challenged
- and we aren’t still talking about it the next day at work.
It’s simply no big deal!
Unlike when we don’t manifest Mr. Right or the big bank account or whatever else we consider important to our happineses and well-being.
In fact, imagine how easy it would be to manifest money if we were raised in the parking spot obsessed society!
If we weren’t trained that money is hard to come by (yet also crucial to enjoyment of life), imagine how effortlessly we would approach its creation!
My point being we can get hung up on ridiculous stuff, and getting hung up is what makes it hard to come by.
Get as easy with money, love, and health as you are with parking spots – and you’re home free.
It’s all easily and equally within our reach.
All we have to do is change our minds about it.
So the next time you’re feeling discouraged about not manifesting what you want, remember this tip from Andy Dooley:
“Every desire is a parking spot; and life is a game of zip zap zop.”
(And if you don’t know what zip zap zop is and how it relates to deliberate creation, attend one of Andy’s workshops!)