The Power of Deciding

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 knowΒ that having a non-running car just sitting there is notΒ good feng shui. But, it was Ednah. Sad

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 haveΒ 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.

Cindie ChavezIt 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

  • March 11, 2016
  • Beth says:

    Hi Cindie!
    You keep popping up with your “power of deciding” stories and articles wherever I go. I just recently read your prosperity post on your website about making non-negotiable decisions.
    I have a similar car story and mine wasn’t even for sale at the time. I wasn’t even thinking about letting it go.

    • Hi Beth! Gotta love synchronicity! Whenever a message starts popping up for me all over the place I make sure to pay attention! Sounds like maybe you are in a place to make an important decision. Sending you best wishes!

  • Geet says:

    Hi Cindie,
    Thank you for sharing your story. It is that simple. Announce what you really want and let go! Was struggling with let go part. Really inspired now.

  • Aniket says:

    Wow… What an inspiring story…
    Made my day…. Thanks for sharing….

  • Flavia says:

    Fabulous! Not just the power of deciding but also of letting yourself feel how you feel, because the timing was perfect. When she was ready, it flowed. Until then all was well anyway. I love it how we realize that all along it was good and its only getting better.

    • Flavia, YES! “it’s all good and only getting better” – totally perfect!! Thanks for sharing that thought! So glad you enjoyed the post. πŸ™‚

  • Amina says:

    I was just reading about a detox and the #1 step to detoxing they said was making the decision you really want to do it. The article said, if you cannot do step 1, do not worry about the rest. That is powerful. When we decide, we open so many doors of possibility. Thanks for sharing that reminder! I am making a decision about my car too – I am inspired!

    • Yay Amina! Sounds like this article came just at the right time for you, so excited about what you are going to manifest now concerning your car! And I LOVE that you had the synchronicity of reading about powerful decisions in the detox article too. Wow!! Yes Universe, we are hearing you loud and clear! πŸ˜€ Best wishes with your car decision! So happy this story inspired you.

  • mark says:

    Thanks for the great reminder about easy things are when you let source take care of them!

  • Jackie Taylor says:

    This is a great story. I’ve had similar things happen. Stephen coming into my life how and when he did is one example. Getting clear and letting go seems to be the key combination. It’s the getting really clear that I wrestle with at times.

    • Hi Jackie, Yes! Getting clear and letting go – the winning combination! And I agree, sometimes it takes some effort and focus to get really clear, but wow once we do! I wrestle with it too at times, it’a all part of the process. So exciting to hear that you’ve experienced awesome manifestations in your life too. πŸ™‚

  • Elle says:

    Wonderful! Thank you so much for this! It just proves that letting go is a powerful tool in manifesting! I can attest to this- when I let go of needing to get married, the guy simply appeared.

    • Hi Elle, I’m so glad that you enjoyed this story. Letting go is easy when we are ready, and sometimes that takes a while. I like to remind myself though that every moment is perfect! So glad to hear that your guy appeared – perfect timing! πŸ˜‰

  • Namaste says:

    Loved this story! Thanks for sharing =)

  • Natalie says:

    This was a great story! Hearing a story like this reaffirms the Law of Attraction for me πŸ™‚

    • Cindie says:

      Natalie, having experiences like this reaffirms it for me, too – and I’ve been practicing for a long time. The more successes we have the easier it gets!

  • Michael says:

    Wonderfully Simple!!

  • Deanna says:

    Cindie and Jeannette- I have goose bumps reading this awesome cool story!! wow. just wow. so inspiring!! you have inspired me to make some strong decisions – to stop being wishy-washy
    thanks for the post!!!
    Deanna Rogowski
    Your Possibilities Realtor

    • Hi Deanna! So happy that you enjoyed hearing Ednah’s story! I know what you mean about feeling inspired to make some strong decisions. This manifestation came on the heels of me making several, and now I’m very excited about the rest of them! πŸ™‚

  • Angel says:

    Love this too! I’d been beating myself up on certain things when really it’s because I haven’t DEFINITIVELY decided. Every experience I’ve had with manifesting flows from having that solid decision, because at that point any niggling kinks in my beliefs, any useless obsessions with HOWS or WHOS or WHEN recede to the background in favor of the power of WHAT.
    I do also want to make a point that not having decided yet is in and of itself a rich part of the journey. Not every instance is about arriving at a decision as we would expect, sometimes it happens in degrees, sometimes it happens suddenly and out of the blue.. so Cindie’s “point of no return” is an important and pivotal moment that can look different from person to person. Regardless, it’s still the practice of faith in knowing that when it’s time, it’s time.
    Trust that when you feel it inside you, nurture it and don’t let “reality” or current conditions tear it down for you.

    • Thank you for you thoughtful comments Angel! I agree that the journey is part of the process. Every decision we make will have it’s own process and they aren’t all easy to make quickly. One of my favorite affirmations is “I’m in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.” I’ve never felt bad that Ednah didn’t find her new owner sooner, I know that it all unfolded just perfectly. And watching it unfold is definitely encouraging me to make some other decisions sooner rather than later. lol
      So glad you enjoyed this manifestation story!

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  • Kim says:

    I Love this so much!
    Thank you Jeannette, and Cindy!

  • anonymous says:

    Love this story Cindie! What a great example of how simple and easy manifesting can be ☺️

    • I’m so glad you loved hearing it! The hard part was letting go, once I made that decision the rest took care of itself – just the way I like it – easy peasy!

  • Karen says:

    Love it.

  • Mindy J says:

    Whoa!!! I love this type of manifesting!! Congratulations to you and the new buyer. Ednah has sweet memories of her time with you and new adventures in her future!! Thank you for sharing Cindie!

    • Cindie says:

      Thanks Mindy! I feel the same way – very happy that Ednah will get a new life and lots of TLC! And I’m so happy that this story has been such an inspiration! ????

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