Contributor: Author Michelle Dobbins, who shares tips, “spells” and true stories of magic, creation, law of attraction and love in everyday life on her blog at www.dailyalchemy.com. You can connect with her and get her Magic Question of the Day on Facebook and Twitter.
I’ve been doing this law of attraction gig for over twenty years and I’ve manifested lots of incredible occurrences, but I can still get stuck when I really want something.
This is not a story about that.
This is a story about what happens when you don’t give a flip.
I had recently been reading Pam Grout’s book, E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, and had interviewed her on my blog.
I wanted to do all of the experiments in her book and be supportive of her. The second experiment asks you to intend to see sunset beige cars or butterflies.
I always have to do things my own way, so I decided to intend to see white feathers. I’d done this experiment in the past, after reading Richard Bach’s book Illusions, and I’d seen several white feathers in a few days. I figured it should be easy to repeat and I’d have a good story to share with my readers about Pam’s book.
Easy peasy. I made my intention and promptly forgot about it.
It wasn’t a big deal to me.
I didn’t need to see a white feather, but I felt certain one would cross my path with no more effort on my part.
The next day my family and I drove to Columbia, South Carolina and had a great family day. We went to a park and enjoyed nature, did some geocaching, met a retired couple who volunteered at the park teaching about nature. On our drive home I was feeling blissful thinking about how perfect the day had been.
Traffic came to a sudden slow down and my husband grumbled that maybe there had been an accident.
My daughter said “I think someone must have hit a white bird.”
I looked and there were thousands of white feathers on the both sides of the interstate stuck to the grass. This continued for at least four miles. We were all giggling about the massive amounts of white feathers. I don’t know if a down truck lost its cargo, or what, but I’ve never seen so many white feathers anywhere before. Once we got to the end of the feathers, traffic picked back up again.
We arrived back home and I found one white feather lying on our welcome mat, confirming the answer to my intention. It was like the universe said, “Look, I can give you so much more than you are asking for. Just relax, have a good time and I’ll take care of the rest.”
The moral of my story is set your intention and then go have fun. The universe has your back.
If you can let go of the vibrations of worry and want, the universe can deliver a hundred thousand fold. Or more.
It’s spirituality for the rest of us.
Eckhart Tolle is awesome. So are Byron Katie and all those Buddhist monks we hear about. Why, then, doesn’t their advice immediately solve all our most pressing spiritual problems?
Why are their results so difficult to replicate?
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