Manifesting Success at the Rivers Edge: Peace, Joy, and 100K
I was fortunate to have come across the book Manifesting 1,2,3 and you don’t need #3, and as a result, I have had many stories that have ended up in this newsletter. Lately, I stopped focusing on manifesting my dreams and goals, because life just seems to get in the way and I simply wasn’t taking the time for it. There is plenty to do as a wife and a mom, and with a full-time job on top of that, the days just got filled up with other things.
I started to become less enamored with my job. I’ve been there for over 10 years and for the most part, I really liked the work but my salary hadn’t moved much in that time. I had requested a raise but it was declined so I started to look around for other opportunities. When I take on important tasks, I am very thorough and professional, so I went after my job search in a big way. I reworked my resume numerous times and uploaded it to a number of job-search websites. I quickly found myself in the cycle of pushing harder and worrying about where that new job would be.
Nothing much was happening and with the few interview requests that I did get and the pay was far too low for me to consider. I was really getting discouraged and beginning to doubt myself but then I remembered a conversation Ken and I had about manifesting. It was on the topic of trying to control the outcome too much. He came up with an analogy for creating an intention without a lot of complications.
The idea was to imagine that you are in your canoe and it is in a river of your intentions. But the important part is to not use the oars at all, just to use the rudder to keep the canoe centered in the river. Don’t let your canoe run aground but keep it where the flow is best. No need to overdo it, just keep yourself in the center of your intentions. The river is flowing and there’s little for you to do except to gently steer the boat. Running it aground or tipping it over is not a good strategy.
That wasn’t what I was doing because I was in that canoe with all of the best gear, good intentions and I was determined to paddle that boat exactly where I wanted it to go as soon as possible. Clearly, I wanted that job but I was going about it the wrong way. Once I started thinking about manifesting again and my many successes in the past, I made an adjustment. I cut out ALL the details, including the specifics of my job, and instead I focused on the big, big picture. Then I came up with my own mantra to remind myself to not struggle. This is what I said:
“Peace, Joy and 100K!”
Pretty outrageous, right? I repeated this throughout the day, wherever I was and whenever the job search came to mind. My mantra covers a lot of bases and I enjoyed saying it out loud and keeping it in my thoughts throughout the day.
In a short time, I saw a new job search site on the web and I uploaded my resume. Getting responses was always a slow grind, but out of the blue, I got a quick response from this new site and an invitation for a job interview. I showed up and liked what this very professional, international group was involved in. It would use all of my professional skills and I was the perfect candidate for this job. I knew I could do it with my eyes closed.
The owner asked me what my starting salary should be and I was able to muster up $80 – $90,000 a year. Okay, that wasn’t the 100K I was manifesting but he did indicate there would be bonuses, so my fingers were crossed in that regard.
The interview went very well and I was called back for a second one. To my surprise, the owner took about 15 minutes to tell me why he selected me for the job. He also indicated there would be more responsibilities than were mentioned before and my starting salary would be five thousand dollars higher than the range previously discussed.
Further, there would be a review in six months with the possibility of more income and I feel very confident that I’ll hit that 100K mark in a year. There is a one-hour commute involved but I can adjust my hours to keep the traffic at a minimum. He went on to say that after one year, the entire office will be working from their homes. I love that! Even better, there is the possibility of international travel. Yes, yes, I accepted the offer!
Thinking back on this, I realized that I had shifted how I went about things. Instead of trying so hard and stressing over possible outcomes, I shifted my methods. I changed to making sure that I was working on what I was responsible for, manifesting my important goals and then resting without worry. This became my daily routine.
Back to the river idea, I made sure to address the tasks of the day and do my manifesting practices. Then I would create a bit of time to go to the riverside, spread out a comfy blanket and just relax and be grateful. After all of that work I would comfortably sit on my blanket and wait for the boat to come to me. I stopped worrying and refrained from trying to control the outcome. That is so much easier than trying to force a solution with my limited view.
Often when I am manifesting, clues appear that seemed to indicate that things are coming my way. For instance, I am always getting that perfect parking spot. It is way over 90% of the time and it gets the attention of my entire family. If we have to go to a place where parking is hard to find, I’ve become the designated driver to get the right spot. I do come through!
Once again, this beautiful result has restored my confidence in manifesting and it will always be a daily practice for me going forward. The rewards are so great and manifesting is so simple, why would I ever stop? I’m going for it!
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