Tuesday, January 28, 2014
MANIFESTING MONEY: A PERSONAL EXAMPLE
Good day and I hope you are having a great day. From time to time I would like to give concrete proof, and examples of manifestations that happen, especially to me personally through the use of The Law of Attraction. I do not do this from a stand point of ego or for any pat on the back, but rather to let you know that if it can happen to me, it can also work for you. When it comes to The Law of Attraction (LOA) I am still a novice. I have not had the 10,000 hours of work with the concept to be called an expert by any means. I was introduced to the concept shortly before the birth of my first child in 2008. I was a skeptic for most of that year. Slowly I started to play and investigate it, so I would say I took off running around 2010 when I started this blog.
Here is the example that happened to me recently. For about a year or so my daughter has been asking me to go to Lego Land. Previously we had annual passes to Disneyland, and even though Lego Land is much closer to us, we just happened to go to Disneyland mainly because her cousins also had passes and we could spend a family day together there. When the question came to purchase an annual ticket to Lego Land or not, my wife and I were taking the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. When I was going through the budgeting process I brought up the topic in our group discussion and pretty much unanimously it was agreed that I could just as easily drive a few more miles down the road and end up at a free beach where my kids could just play and soak up the sun as opposed to pay $199 per adult and $164 per child for annual passes. Needless to say we never budgeted for it.
I want to point out here that Financial Peace University was a fantastic program. I have taken it with my wife and also through work I have taken Core Financial Freedom course by Dave Ramsey. The issue that I want to point your attention to is HOW I WAS FEELING ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF BUDGETING. Where I was coming from, when doing the budgeting at the time was from a place of scarcity. That is the reason it felt so negative every time my wife and I did our homework for the courses. Here I was preaching The LOA and then I would be confronted with what really spun me away from my positive compass. I looked at the budgeting as “WIN-LOOSE” thing. If we go to Lego Land, then we cannot have something else. That was insane for someone who has been working with, let alone teaching The Law of Attraction. What would have been more productive is to see the budgeting skills and tools as a way to increase our financial knowledge and see it as a way to help us handle our money better as we become more and more prosperous. We know that with more wealth comes more responsibility and it was a great way to train ourselves to keep track of our money now, so as we get more, we can handle it. A tool to be more prosperous, not a tool to put us into the scarcity mode of thinking.
Anyway, as it turned out last weekend, I just had an epiphany. My wife and I were thinking of what to do for the long weekend of MLK holiday, and she mentioned “let’s go to Lego Land”. I have to admit, for just a split second I hesitated and then something great happened. I said to myself, “what am I thinking? What would a deco-millionaire do in my situation?” You guessed it. We packed up our stuff and headed to Lego Land. I had no issues at all. Each adult ticket for the day was $84 and each child was around $64 or something like that. Well the funny thing is that after way paid our $15 parking and was heading down the side walk towards the entrance, a lady stopped me and asked me if I knew there was 5 star Hilton property under construction around the corner. I said no. She said if you want to tour the property I would give you a $100 Lego Land gift certificate. I am a Hilton Honor member and use their properties almost exclusively when I travel, so I said ok. She then shuffled through a magazine she had and gave me coupons for free Child admission to Lego Land with the purchase of adult tickets. She also told me to make sure to tell them I am a AAA member as there are other discounts for that. So when we got to the ticket counter the four of us got in for around $54 as opposed to the almost $296.
We had a great time and when we were leaving I went to the membership and upgraded our one day tickets to annual pass, and saved around $250. They even refunded my $15 parking for the day. They needed the receipt for the parking refund, and my wife had “conveniently” forgotten to put the receipt on the dash of the car as we parked. Amazing. I could not have planned it any better. How was it that I went through the entrance gate that was closest to the passenger window, so my wife would have received the receipt and not I? So she puts it in her purse and not on the dash? I have no idea how all the discounts and the $100 gift card ended up saving me $250, but I was not complaining. Needless to say we will be visiting Lego Land allot this year and the kids are going to love the water park in the summer. Being 10 miles away from the place, I love it since I don’t have to drive 40 minutes to Disneyland.
It really does not matter the amount of money that was manifested here. It is all in the feeling I had. I was going to have a great day with my family. I also wanted to “act” like a millionaire would have. A millionaire would not have hesitated to get an annual pass for his family to enjoy time off. It is all about feeling good. The rest just happen to work themselves out. It is important to note I was happy to just go for one day and enjoy it. I was completely detached form the annual pass stuff. At the time I just wanted to enjoy the day with my wife and kids. I think that has allot to do with it. If I had been stressing about the price of the annual pass and all that again I would have been coming from the place of scarcity. Then no one would have had a good time.
I hope this post was useful and you understand how important your feelings are when it comes to manifesting using The Law of Attraction. Be grateful, and reach for better feelings. Concentrate on what you want and then take action on the opportunities that present themselves. Share this post with anyone who can benefit from it, and as always post your comments and thought on my Facebook Page and Twitter Feed. Till next week, to your success.