- I got a job at an art gallery. I could write and read all I want most of the time.
- I then became a mail-girl. I worked early and had the rest of my Saturday off, which was perfect for me.
- I landed my first teaching job. I had originally intended to apply somewhere else, but this school desperately needed someone. Although I got in on a very personal recommendation (my dad, who worked at this school and also who believed I would do a good job), I turned out to be good for 20-year old girl.
- After, I started working as a museum tour guide, which was pretty random. I saw an ad in the paper, send in a letter straight away and got one of the positions. I don’t know what made me apply, but I liked the job. It was at a location I loved and had so much gorgeous Buddhist, Chinese and Indonesian art. I loved walking around there and telling visitors about the histories.
- The internship for my Master’s Degree I got pretty randomly too: I sent an application letter, got an e-mail I was rejected, didn’t care and forgot about it. Then I got a call for an interview. one of the chosen applicants had unexpectedly left: my letter was picked from the remaining candidates.
- Now, I have made clear the intention of what I want I want to do with my life: Teach, Write, Help People. I have a part time teaching job that I love, for which I was one of 12, picked from 24 finalists of 66 letters. In that job, I get to do everything I love, plus it gives me the time to write privately too.
Although the Law of Attraction isn’t really about the material stuff so much, it can absolutely be used for that and I have had some success in this, both trivial little things as bigger things. Sometimes I get something I wanted as a gift, spot somewhere with a major discount or receive the financial means to get it for myself. What I love about this is that I end up getting almost everything I want. Not instantly (I am still working on the ‘poof!’ factor of the Law of Attraction), but sometimes weeks or months after I have written down what I wanted at that point.
I’ve kept notebooks and lists from when I was about 16 and there is so much stuff on those lists that I’ve managed to cross off in the time that followed. The items were always the ones I felt strongly about: clothes I thought were really beautiful, gadgets I could get excited over and beauty products that evoked a strong sense of luxury and spoiling myself. Books I really wanted to read, too. Stuff like that.
- The most recent is definitely my apartment. I was browsing through a notebook I wrote in about six months ago: it had the following sentence: “Wouldn’t it be nice if my boyfriend and I lived together in a beautiful apartment with lots of natural light and plently of space?” That really is my apartment now.
- Same for my dining room. I remember a couple of years back, being at a couple’s house and falling in love with their dining room: open balcony doors, a big dark oak table and some old chairs. It wasn’t until I had exactly the same dining room that I remembered that mental picture I kept and loved so much.
- I think another great example of attraction was my MacBook. I was always a secret sucker for Apple. One day my computer dies, I mention this to a father of one of the children I babysit and that I really want a MacBook, he tells me he’s flying to the States in three weeks and can bring me one for a better price.
- Next up is my iPod Touch (another Apple product, are you listening out there, Macintosh?). I bought for my dad while I was in Canada: I immediately loved it so much that the idea of giving it up back home made me a little sad. Back home my dad tried using it, but he didn’t like using the tiny screen, which meant I inherited it straight away.
Now this is where things (can) get ugly. The stupidest thing you can do is attract a certain person instead of the relationship you want. That’s why I’d advise anyone to stay away from using the Law of Attraction for attracting a specific person as their partner. It’s a lot more functional to attract a specific partner you’d like in terms of appearance and personality than to attract that guy who winks at you in the subway. He might be a dick. The Universe is a much better match maker than you are.
- When I was 13, I had a big, big crush on a boy. I thought he was perfect and I wanted to have him. Him, specifically. I asked the Universe for him. And when I was 15, I got him. Of course, I had liked other boys in between and even dated some, but I got the boy I had originally wanted to have. But that I got this person did not mean I got the relationship that was good for me. I got the boy I asked for, not the love I needed and should have asked for. He was all wrong for me. He broke my heart.
- The exact same thing happened when I was 21. You’d think I would have remembered that was a wrong move, but alas. I had a huge crush and after a while, I got the man I had wanted. It was even worse than when I was 16 and it ended even worse than when I was 16.
Now I know it sounds kind of weird to be talking about my boyfriends like I ‘attracted’ them. Of course they had free will and there are more things into play than just ‘asking’ for something. But my strong desire to be with them definitely set into motion the entire sets of events that led them to that point of falling in love with me and their decision to be with me – even when I was not consciously trying to be with them anymore, it was still being processed, leading to this.
Phew, long post. And yet, still not all, more soon.