On The Law of Attraction
When I first heard about it I thought it was bullshit. Too good to be true. I was always a cynic, but part of me still hoped and dreamed so eventually I spent an evening looking into it. I was still pretty suspicious about how it was presented, but thought instead of having opinions based on a couple hours of internet research I should test it out myself. So I thought “Okay universe, if this is real I would really like a big new houseplant, please.” and left my desk and went on to other things.
The next morning there was a knock on my door. It was my closest neighbour, who informed me she was moving and had a large houseplant she wanted to give away. It was just what I wanted, and I got it in under a day with no effort. I was pretty tripped out.
Being the cynic I was, I tried a couple more tests just to make sure, and they worked too. Could it all be coincidence? Since then I’ve slowly warmed up to the idea and used it to manifest all kinds of things, big and small.
I once spent New Year’s Eve writing out what I thought would be the most awesome thing to do that year: rent out our apartment and spend the warmest months traveling across North America. Life distracted me and I forgot about it, but somehow this ended up happening anyway and we spent five life-changing months traveling from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.
I once declared that if we were meant to get a dog the right one would find us. The next day, out of the blue at a comic store, she did.
It’s also how we ended up leaving Calgary and finding our current home on an amazing island we’d never heard of. We wrote down a detailed list of what we wanted in a home and somehow a trail of breadcrumbs led us here years before we thought possible. This place was offered to us for the exact date we needed to move and fit our old list of criteria eerily. Walking distance to both the ocean and lakes? Yes. Awesome bathtub, dishwasher, guest room, fire pit, gardens, lots of trees, and fenced yard for dogs? Yep. The list continues.
My advice? Dream big, but be careful what you wish for. Let go of all expectations of what should happen, or how, and go with the flow. I don’t know how it works, but I do see it work in my life all the time.