Light & Sweet
In a manifesting workshop, the leaders suggested that in every moment we have the option to choose joy. I raised my hand and asked with the bewilderment of a child, “Why would we not choose joy?” The room fell silent and we laughed… at the absurdity of not choosing joy.
Slice of Love
Gracie and Bella
I attended a Manifesting Workshop led by Linda and Theresa to learn more about the law of attraction: Setting good intentions will bring good things our way. I was asked to impulsively think of an image that represented pure joy. Much to my surprise, I envisioned a dog. (I didn’t realize I was missing a dog though our children had been pestering us for years.) Within three weeks a rescue dog named Gracie found her way to us. She immediately chose me and wanted nothing to do with our kids. I complained to Linda that I’d manifested Gracie for our kids, but that she continued to ignore them. Linda laughed and said, “It doesn’t work that way. You can’t manifest for other people!” “Oops,” I said. “Good thing I didn’t manifest a boyfriend for Elizabeth or Lucy.” Two years later, our children manifested a dog of their own and within weeks, Bella, another rescue dog, was sitting in their laps.
When we set a good intention, we attract good people, places and things into our lives. I’m a firm believer in manifestation and have a trail of manifested blessings to show for it. Manifestation is closely tied to the concept of, “Acting as if.” We simply need to project forward and see ourselves in the desired situation. All we need to do is ask, co-create and act as if. More often then not, the universe will conspire with us to bring about a divine outcome.
Palate Cleanser Just Ask.
We adopted our second rescue dog from the shelter only because the web-site listed her as, “A one year-old Yorkie named Gracie,” (we already had a Yorkie named Gracie at home and considered it, ‘Meant to be”). She turned out to be a six year old, maybe-Yorkie-mix without a name in desperate need of pretty energy. So we looked at her and said, “Ciao Bella.”