Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Why Did I Manifest THAT?

It's easy to happily accept that we create our own experiences, when our experiences are happy ones. But when we manifest something nasty, we might start to doubt. After all, no one would deliberately put themselves through hard times. Right?

Wrong, it turns out. 

Right now, for example, I'm having a health issue. Major, debilitating pain that is most likely kidney stones. It started Thursday and I did my usual round of "I can cure this on my own" and got out my holistic healing books and began self treating. But it didn't go away.

Here's how I interpret this event in my life. First, I know it's happening for the same reasons everything in my life happens. To help me get to where I want to go. My higher self knows exactly where I'm going and what roadblocks I have put in my own way. My higher self knows exactly what things need to change in order for me to progress in the best possible way. When you get hints that you need to do certain things, and you refuse to do them, you get bigger hints.

Clearly, I didn't do something I need to do for my own best interests, and clearly the Universe is going to make sure that I do before I can move past this current issue. 

So I'm acting like a little private eye, digging and mulling and reviewing to figure out what it is the Universe is trying to tell me. Here's what I'm hearing so far.

1. "Hey, dummy, you know when the president told you to buy health insurance, and you said, 'I don't even go to doctors. Why should I be forced to pay that much for something I'll never use?' Well, if you won't listen to the president, maybe you'll listen to your body. You have to make peace with and then comply with this new law. Now get your arse in gear and do it.  
~Love, The Universe

Yes, I put off signing up for healthcare under the new law. I justified it by saying the fine would still be less than the huge premiums and deductibles I would never use. I justified it by saying I can afford to pay for whatever minimal medical care I might ever need. Clearly, I was wrong about all of that. I need to comply and do so cheerfully.  That's key. I can't pay the premiums and resent it. I need to make peace with it, find a policy I really like, that I might actually use, and pay for it happily. I'm on it, I really am, although the next open enrollment is November 15th, I intend to have my plan all picked out by then.

2. "Dear Miss 'I'll never need healthcare,' you might want to take a look at your habits. You're not quite as healthy as you think you are."
~Fondly, The Universe

When I got out my holistic books and started reading up on kidney stones, I found that my current diet was a recipe for making them. Too much coffee, salt, red meat, and soda pop. Though I had just re-started my exercise regimen, and was counting calories, I clearly wasn't looking at the right dietary changes, the ones the Universe wants to make sure I implement so I
don't manifest something a lot worse than stones. Now I've sworn off soft drinks entirely, and I'm cutting way back on salt and red meat. I'll eat more fruits and veggies, and have at least 3 servings per week of broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage. I'm increasing my water intake and switching out coffee for tea as much as I can possibly force myself to do. 

3.  Dear Little Rebel. We know you dislike, distrust, and disapprove of modern medicine. But it exists for a reason, just like everything does, and swearing off something this advanced is ridiculous. There is a happy medium between natural healing and modern medicine, and you need to find a reasonable way to make use of both, and be comfortable doing so. After all, years of scientific evolution have led to many breakthroughs that help lots of people. So get over yourself and compromise. 
~Smarter-Than-You, The Universe

Yes, I've slid too far into the "big pharmaceuticals and modern healthcare are the devil" side of thinking. Nothing is all good or all bad, and breakthroughs in modern medicine have eradicated many diseases and given many, if not most people, a better quality of life in one way or another. It's time for me to make peace with modern medicine, get a freaking checkup once in a while, and stop biting off my nose to spite my face, so to speak. I'm long overdue for making this adjustment and clearly the Universe isn't going to let me keep putting it off.

Now there may very well be lots of other reasons I'm manifesting what I am, health wise, at this particular time. The only thing I know for sure is that I don't know anything for sure, and won't until I'm on the other side. But I do know this: Nothing happens TO me. Everything happens FOR me. So I'm paying attention to the message of this experience, and making the necessary adjustments to my lifestyle, attitude, and habits. I'm shifting my focus from the problem to the solution, and the healthier me on the other side of it. 

Dear Universe,
Please read my blog, accept my surrender, and remove these *&^%$##@!^&%**%&$ stones from my kidneys as soon as possible. 
~Suitably Chastened, Maggie

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An LOA Perk

I just love when the Law of Attraction is so obvious you can't not see it working. Like today, for example, when LOA decided to reiterate for me that "You get more of what you appreciate."

In fact, the very word "appreciate" means (among other things) to increase in value. When we really bask in something that gives us pleasure, we increase its value. And we end up enjoying more things like it. Or sometimes, more of that very thing.

Today, I was on a break from writing, but still in my office, talking to my daughter Stacie on the phone during her lunch break, which is our habit. As we spoke, I was sipping a cup of decaf, and started telling her how much I was enjoying the Keurig coffee maker she'd got me for Christmas. It's so cool having it right in my second floor office, and being able to brew just one cup without moving more than three steps away from the work in progress. I love how fast it works and how it's always ready to go at the touch of a button. I love all the wonderful varieties of coffee and tea and even hot cocoa I've been trying in it. 

She was glad I was enjoying her gift, and I was glad I had thought to tell her how much. It was completely sincere. I really was aware of how much I love that little device today. (This is a good state to be in, no matter what little thing it is you're appreciating.)  I went back to work and so did she, and that was that.

When I finished my pages for the day, I went to check my email. And there was a message telling me I had earned a "Klout Perk." (Klout is a service that measures your social media influence. When you hit certain numbers, advertisers start offering you free stuff in hopes you'll love it and mention it online, influencing others to buy it.) I've had a few Klout Perks before. Let's see, I got a free jar of Hershey's Chocolate Spread (delicious!) a coupon for a new sandwich at McDonald's, which I think Lance used, and a free look at an episode of a TV series from Hulu, which I haven't watched. 

But this time, things were a whole lot bigger. This Klout Perk is a brand new Keurig 2.0, a machine that isn't yet available to buy! I eagerly accepted my perk and my free new coffee maker will be arriving in one to two weeks. I'm overjoyed, not just because I know I'll love it, but because I also love it when I can see LOA working so obviously. It's FUN to know I can increase the things I love best in my life just by the very act of loving and basking in  them. 

See that? What you appreciate increases. So quick, go appreciate something you really love, and want more of!

"Genie, you're free." ~Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

My post on this topic has been removed, as it seemed to be causing some pain and anger among people who do not understand or want to understand, Law of Attraction. It is never this blog's intent to put negative energy into the world, no do we seek to convert anyone to our way of thinking. The intent of the removed post was to offer comfort and hope and to discuss the touchy topic of suicide from a Law of Attraction based perspective with a Law of Attraction savvy audience.

People come to this blog to find a deeper understanding of the Law of Attraction, and  to become empowered to create the lives they want. That is always the perspective that will be offered here. If the notion of that doesn't appeal to you, then this blog is not for you. The people attracted here are people who want to know how they can fine tune their attitudes and habits of thought to create a better life experience. They are people who feel empowered rather than blamed, when they hear that we create our own reality.

If you're looking for a general blog about life and fiction without any spiritual slant, that can be found at:
The Coffee House Blog 

If you're looking for Law of Attraction based empowerment, advice, insight, and discussion, then this is the place for you.

For more on the subject of suicide from an LOA point of view:

Abraham-Hicks on Suicide Decisions, Crisis Centers and the Death Experience

Again, if discussion of LOA makes you angry, just don't click the link. This isn't intended for you.