In January I moved to a new country and decided to make a new life for myself. The decision to move came after years of daydreaming and months of planning. It was hard to say goodbye to friends and family, but I thought my new life would be worth it. It was only two short months later that the pandemic hit and my new life was put on hold. After all of the planning and wanting, I now felt like my life was completely out of my control, the things I wanted were again out of my reach. I had to wait.
The agony of waiting is something most people can relate to. Waiting for our dream partner to show up, for our dream job to come into our lives, or for something spectacular to take our breath away. Sometimes I feel like life is just a waiting game, waiting for time to pass, or as so rightly written by Dr. Seuss,
“or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.”
– Oh The Places, You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
And I think that’s what the pandemic has done again to a lot of us. Especially me, where I am just waiting for it to be over so I can get back to my life plans. But it’s not in my control, and my life is happening before my very eyes. So in April, I began desperately searching for some inspiration to get myself out of the seemingly helpless place I had sunk into. It wasn’t long before I stumbled upon the Law of Attraction (LoA), but more so, a certain YouTuber who I felt was speaking specifically to me.
After feeling his intense presence and hearing about what had worked for him, I was interested in learning more about what the Law of Attraction actually entailed, and wanted to try it out for myself. The final step of attracting a specific something into your life is letting go. I thought, why would I let it go? If I want something in my life, I should be concentrating daily on making it happen, right? Wrong. According to LoA principles, letting go is the most vital step.
Letting go doesn’t mean giving up. It means that you detach from the emotions associated with desiring a certain thing or outcome. It means fully believing what you desire will happen and having faith it will come to you. What I’ve learned is that when you don’t let go and are thinking about a certain thing constantly, this creates tension and actually keeps your desire further away from you. Please keep in mind these are all very esoteric principles, they require an open mind, but I’ve seen them work in my life.
An article I read suggested starting small, which I think is a great thing to do as it develops your faith and it’s easy to let go of smaller things. The very first thing I decided to manifest was pink flowers. Easy. Something I don’t need (like I needed a job), but something it would be nice to have. Done, pink flowers it was. I visualized them and let my desire go, trusting that pink flowers would turn up in my life soon. A few days later I got home and there was a pot of pink flowers on the living room table. It turns out my roommate had gotten them and decided to share their beauty in the living room. Immediately, I felt giddy. I felt powerful.
I tried this again with smaller things like earphones. I didn’t ask anyone for them, just set my desire and then had faith I would receive them. They took a little longer, but about two weeks later, I was given a set of earphones. These are small things, yes, but to ask and actually receive is such an invigorating feeling, especially when I didn’t do anything in particular to get them. I believe God (the Universe, the Source—whatever your beliefs may be) wants us to have nice things, she/he/they want us to be happy.
For a while, I took a break from visualizing things up until recently when I needed to move out of my apartment but I was bound by a lease. The only way I could do it was to sublet. Of course, because of the pandemic, everyone is moving out of the city, not into it, and there are a ton of empty rentals all over the city. I put up my listing and I didn’t hear anything. Each day that went by I worried. And a few days later, I began to panic. But right there, I caught myself. I remembered I have power. I didn’t need to worry, all I needed to do was ask, let go, and have faith it would happen. And guess what? It did. That night I got an email of interest. I showed it to her the following day, and she ended up taking the place. It really blew my mind.
Moral of the story? Don’t wait your life away. You are powerful and the things you want can happen. I’ve used this principle in other areas of my life where I can see change happening, like in my career. It’s been a slower process, but I have faith that what I want is just around the corner.
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