Category Archives: Law Of Attraction

I Can & I Will

I’m tired of people telling me what I can or cannot do. How to live, how Not to live. What do they know? They’re not me. How can they presume to know what’s best for me? 

Actually, I got tired of this a while back. But, having to live under the same roof as my ex, (for now, anyway), every now and then he likes to remind me of my limitations. Every now and then the ugly beast rears its head.

“You can’t do this”, “You don’t have the money to do that, so forget it”, “It’s not possible”, “I know it’s not going to work, so don’t even think about it”. Etc etc etc.

I know it’s just his own insecurities talking. He has to try and put me down in order to make himself feel better. He needs to put the blame on someone, and I happen to be the closest. He needs a scapegoat to pin all his personal problems on, wagging his finger at me like I’m the source of all his problems. 

But, you know what? You can’t tell me what I can or cannot do. None of you can. Everything is possible, if I put my mind to it. If I set my intention, and follow through on the clues and signals that The Universe throws in my path, there is no way I cannot succeed in achieving my goal.

This year, my goals are thus:

1. Increase my Finances abundantly, enough for me to buy my ex out of our home. He thinks we’re flogging a dead horse, that we’re throwing good money after bad. But I don’t agree with that kind of defeatist attitude or mentality. If we can keep up with the mortgage payments, until such a time as the property market improves and we can sell the house for a profit, then surely the bank will be happy enough to overlook the arrears and tack it to the back of the mortgage? The ex just wants to run away to live in the Philippines with his (married) girlfriend, that’s why he isn’t too bothered if we lose the house here.

2. Get a job or jobs that will give me financial security, from multiple streams of income, if that’s how it has to be. With that I’ll be able to clear my debts and get a home loan at a low rate, to buy our house (as above). But more impprtantly, I would like to start up my own Crafts business online – maybe on Spotify, or on Facebook or even through a Wix website. I know this is possible, and I’m working on it. I’m also researching the pros and cons of becoming a pet groomer…should I do a certified course in pet grooming? Is it something I want to do? Will I enjoy it? Will I be able to get a job doing it? 

3. Buy/win/be gifted a Mazda CX-3 car in Soul Red Crystal. I am in love with that colour, every time I see it on the roads now I get a little frisson of delight up my spine. I can envision myself sitting in the car, driving it, oh yes, please, and Thank You, Universe!

I Can & I Will, Watch Me!

(Images sourced from: Pinterest)

In The Pink

Thought I’d be a girly girl today and go all pink. 

Just because I can.

This is going to be the year I turn my life around. This year I will reclaim my life, my way. No one will ever dictate to me again how to live, what to do, who to love. I will practise Positivity, Affirmations, Visualization, Gratitude and the Law of Attraction. 

Let’s start with my Divorce, which will be heard in Court in 2 weeks’ time. A very good place to start, for all endings are new beginnings. I am Woman, hear me roar.😊

(All images are from Pinterest)

Quotes about Gratitude

My teenager Jack is starting to be pretty much a typical teenager – sullen, grumpy, sarcastic, contradictory, lazy, rebellious.

First thing in the morning he’s this big grumpy grizzly bear. Later on, as the day passes, he starts to chill and mellow, til by the end of the day he’s back to being his usual squishy teddy bear persona again.

I find myself reminding Jack that Attitude is Everything. How you want your day to pan out depends on how you behave. A negative, belligerent attitude will only bring you stress and grief. If instead you pivot and change your mindset to one of Gratitude and Positivity, then your entire reality will change. Believe in the best in people, and how people behave and react towards you will change too, leading to a better outcome for the entire day.

Adopt a Positive Attitude of Gratitude, and practise it all the time, day in day out, til it becomes a part of you. And then watch how your whole life changes.

I’d like to share some Pinterest curated quotes on Gratitude and on being grateful, with the hope it’ll make your day and your life better.

Favourite Inspirational Thoughts

Just a few Pinterest curated inspirational thoughts for the day, to mull over and ponder. 

I’m still learning to trust that The Universe will provide for all my needs, and that I don’t have to worry about anything. Some days things go swimmingly well, other days I begin to doubt myself…but The Universe then shows its wicked sense of humour and starts throwing synchronicities and coincidences across my path, as if to say “Hey, you, why do you doubt me? Here I am, to remind you!” 

Just the other day, after our epic clear-out of my son Jack’s bedroom, Jack and I were cooling off in the swimming pool when he started talking about his pet peeve – the vacuum cleaner. Straight away my mind remembered a YouTube video of a man tying to start his vacuum cleaner by repeatedly pulling the electric cable, as if it were a lawn mower.

A couple of hours later, I received an email from a relative, with a video attached…of the exact same man with the vacuum cleaner.

And all those multiple numbers – 11:11, 1:11, 2:22…

Coincidence? Or a clear nudge from The Universe?

If Spam Was Real…

We all get Spam in our emails, to some extent. Well, what if Spam was real, meaning whatever the email promised really came true for us?

I swear The Universe loves playing tricks on me sometimes. These days my email inboxes are full of Spam. The surreal thing is, it’s not just the usual Nigerian Dead Relatives Scam, or Viagra Deals, or Hot Asian Babes (don’t ask me how that came about, I haven’t a clue!). No, these days the Spam I get are quite specific to what I’ve been giving thought to.

Our secondhand Dyson vacuum cleaner doesn’t suck. It blows. It’s the singular reason why my son Jack hates vacuuming.

– I get spam emails every day about testing out the newest Dyson cleaners.

I would love to buy my own property, or rent one.

– I get spam emails offering me home loans, personal loans or advice on how to pay off my credit card debt.

I intend to start my own business selling my handmade/handsewn crafts. (A tall order indeed, as I have a credit card debt I can’t pay, and no bank will give me a business loan…but that won’t stop me from dreaming and intending).

– I get spam emails saying that my loan for $50,000 has been approved. Or that I’m about to get a credit card with a $25,000 limit, interest free. Or that all my debts have been erased now that Donald Trump is President of the USA.

I’d like to win BIG at the Lottery so I can live comfortably the rest of my life.

– I get spam emails telling me I’ve won the Lottery. In the USA, no less. 

So, if all these spam emails were somehow True, I’d be a millionnaire right now. 😄

I found this funny on Google – about the only kind of spam I’d be delighted to receive!

The Specifics of Manifesting

Be careful how you word your Intentions and Wishes. I’ve learnt that you have to be Very Specific with what you ask The Universe for.

For the last 2 months, I’ve been Manifesting Mazda cars in Soul Red. Now they seem to appear everywhere I go, in various guises – in the flesh, in magazines, in ads on Facebook even. I’m still working on trying to manifest Ownership and Possession of a Mazda in Soul Red. I’m not going to stop until I get the ownership papers and car keys in my grubby little hands 😄.

I also fell in love with a dinky little house for sale close to my current home. Over the past 2 years, the Ex has let the Home Loan slide so much that the bank now wants to repossess it from him. I say him because although technically, as his wife, I am entitled to half the property. But on paper, he is the sole owner as I’m not named on the Home Loan or Title Deeds. We’ve been really struggling to service the loan and all the bills etc since the economic downturn. We’ve been living hand to mouth, with small mercies and little lucky strikes here and there.

Anyway, 3 Hydra Close was for sale, and I brought along my son Jack and my dear neighbour and close friend Diane, to view it. It was love at first sight. It was perfect for us, it even had a swimming pool for my dog Shelagh. 

Fast forward a month later. There was another viewing, and this time I decided to bring the Ex along. He’d been telling me about his Filipina girlfriend wanting to come over to Australia to live with him. So I suggested the Ex rent a place for me and Jack to move out to, so he could then do whatever he liked with our current home – sell it, or pay the arrears and live there with his girlfriend. 

I reckon I must’ve confused The Universe. I’d been telling It that I wanted Ownership and Possession of 3 Hydra Close, but my mind was also thinking “How can I get it, I’m only employed casually and haven’t got 2 pennies to rub together. Maybe I could rent it instead?” When I asked the owner of the property if he would consider renting it to me if he hadn’t sold it by March, he said Yes! So I then tried Manifesting a Rental of 3 Hydra Close.

But, as Life would have it, when my Ex and I went to view the property last weekend, there was a lot of interest in it from the other people visiting it. I emailed the owner again asking if he’d consider renting the house to us now…

And was told he’d received 2 offers from the last viewing. Hurrah for him. Not so hurrah for me.

But, as Luck would have it, 2 days after that fateful viewing, I happened to see a home viewing listed for the house next door, at 1 Hydra Close.

Well, it’s got a new kitchen and bathroom, and all the paintwork is fresh and white…but the garden is not a patch on the house next door. And it hasn’t got a swimming pool. But it has a huge workshop/shed where we can put all our junk. And it’s enclosed, so the dogs will be safe. 

So we put our names forward to rent it. Ideally, I’d have liked to rent it in my own name…but beggars can’t be choosers at this present moment in time. So it’ll be the both of us renting it as housemates, until my financial circumstances improve and I can take over the lease from the Ex. By that time hopefully he’ll have a better idea what his future with his lady paramour will be like, and he can move on from the rental.

So, although I didn’t Manifest Ownership and Possession of 3 Hydra Close, The Universe did hear my plea and has granted me 1 Hydra Close as a Rental instead. 

I can’t wait to start packing up and moving in, in 3 weeks’ time. I feel like my Life is starting to Move again.

Thank You, Universe! Now please Manifest my Lottery Win of AU$10 million dollars tonight, thanks so much! 😄

30 Days of Gratitude : #28

#28: What small thing that happened today are you grateful for?

Today was going to be an easy, lazy day at home. I was enjoying my long 4-day weekend, a stretch from Australia Day on Thursday the 26th through to Sunday. 

Then I got a text message on my mobile phone from my boss, Wendy, asking if she could have my key to River’s house, as she was petsitting River over the weekend. (River is my regular dogwalking client). 

Right after that, I received a text message from my local library saying a book I’d reserved had become available, and could I come and collect it, please.

What’s a girl to do? I know, go to the library, return some books, borrow some more and pick up the one waiting for me. Then drive along the coastal road to Wendy’s, and drop off River’s key. And since we’re in the area, we might as well visit the thrift stores in the area.

And that’s exactly what my son Jack and I did. I’m grateful for Wendy’s and the Library’s texts this morning, as they culminated in a very productive thrift store haul. These are the treasures we scored today:

– A pair of board shorts for Jack, for swimming. Jack is growing so fast he’s outgrown most of his clothes from last year.

– a large 2 x 4 foot fabric art frame, with circles and stripes, that I intend to sew Kantha-style (running stitch) in varying colours, and either keep or sell. 

– a variety of orphan pillowcases with interesting designs and patterns, that I can halve or quarter and sew together into a patchwork, and add to a thrifted duvet cover and again sew with running stitches to make a Kantha quilt/comforter.

– an arty wooden ornamental ball and 2 smaller wire balls, to add to what surely is the start of an arty ball collection.

– a denim tab-top curtain, that I intend to add Kantha patchwork to, and either sell or use on the door dividing our living room from the hallway.

– a pretty modern floral duvet cover that can be used as is, or repurposes into another Kantha quilt/comforter.

I also managed to make a new friend at the Library today. 😊 Her name is Sue, and she’s Korean, but we exchanged “Happy Chinese New Year” greetings anyway, as no one else seemed to have remembered. We’re going to have a cuppa tea someday soon.

So yes, I’m grateful today for Wendy and the Library instigating a trip out to Safety Bay and Port Kennedy. A very productive day, indeed. 

And Thank You, Universe! 

(Images sourced from Pinterest)

30 Days of Gratitude: #11

Apologies, it appears I got too excited writing about the Place that I’m grateful for (Paris), in a previous post, that I’ve confused it with #11: What Holiday are you grateful for. And I appear to have jumped ahead by 1 day as well. Time travel exists! 😉

So, if you’re a pedant (which I’m not), #11 in my 30 Days Of Gratitude series should have been written today, and today’s post yesterday.

Ahhh…that Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey thing 😄.

#11: What holiday are you grateful for?

It’s got to be the time my then-husband Neal (that’s Husband No.1) and I went on a holiday to the West Country of the UK, on the strength of the sale of some of my handmade teddy bears. Yes, I used to make artist teddy bears back in the UK, from 1997-2000, and yes I was actually quite good at it.

Good enough to make £300 one weekend, just in time for our driving holiday.

Here’s where we went:

Clovelly (Devon)

Tintern Abbey (Wales)

Boscastle (Cornwall)

Tintagel (Cornwall)

Now, instead of me trying to describe these places and failing to do them justice, how about I share with you photos of them (curated from Pinterest).

CLOVELLY (Devon):

TINTERN ABBEY (Wales):

BOSCASTLE (Cornwall):

TINTAGEL (Cornwall):

So grateful I had the opportunities to visit some of the UK’s most beautiful spots, when I did. There are still so many places I never got to. I certainly hope to go back to the UK again someday soon, and see more of that beautiful country! Universe, make it so! 

30 Days of Gratitude: #12

#12 What texture are you grateful for?

Hmmm…this is an interesting one. I’ve never given it much thought. I’m grateful I still have my sense of touch.

I guess if I really thought about it, it would have to be the smoothness of a piano keyboard that’s the texture I’m grateful for.

I had my first piano lesson at age 4. By the time I was 14, I’d completed Grade 8 of the ABRSM system. We’re talking about me tickling those ivories up to 4 hours a day, every day, for 10 years. Practice makes perfect, right? 😉

Well, they do say that in order for anyone to be good at anything, you need at least 10,000 hours of practice. Practise, practise, practise!

My father then decided I should pursue Music as a career, and pushed me to doing Music at Diploma level. Which I dutifully did, and then later at University level. 

And then I spread my wings and flew away. I did my own thing, tried things my own way. I decided that I should at least make my own mistakes, tread outside the carefully laid out path before me, test the waters, find out what else the world had to offer.

And yes, I fell off the bandwagon, got lost in the wilderness, went off track. Well, by Society’s norms anyway. 

And yet I’m grateful to The Universe for everything that has happened to me thus far, everything that I’ve experienced and will experience. For I now know that The Universe truly always has my back and my best interest at heart. Every experience, whether good or bad, is a lesson to be learnt, and if I failed to learn the lesson the first time, why then surely I’ll find myself facing it again sometime soon. 

And so on and so forth, until I’ve mastered the lesson. 

Quite a bit like practising the piano, actually. Practise, practise, practise!

So yeah, you could say that the texture I’m most grateful for is the feel of a piano keyboard underneath my fingers. For that’s how I started out, and that’s how I learnt about the benefits of “Practice makes perfect”. It’s been years since I last played the piano, but I reckon it’s like riding a bicycle. Muscles have great memories.

Of course, in some aspects of my life I’m still practising. And perhaps I’ll always be practising something or the other. Such is Life, right 😉.


 

30 Days of Gratitude: #6

#What in Nature are you grateful for?

In Pam Grout’s book on the practice of Gratitude, “Thank and Grow Rich“, she mentions readers receiving 4 gifts from The Universe as signs affirming their thoughts.
One of the 4 gifts is to come in the form of “A Magical Blessing from the Natural World”.

I must confess, due to a lack of further explanation by Pam, I was a little skeptical about the whole bird thing.

That is, until Tuesday just gone, when I took my client’s dog, River, out for her afternoon walk. The route we took went past 2 houses with a very narrow strip of vacant land between them. This strip was mostly overgrown with brush and some trees. As River walked past the strip, she flushed out a young fledgling bird from the underbrush. I  seem to have a knack for finding unidentified birds, as this one was a mystery to me. 

The fledgling clearly wasn’t used to flying, and had either flown out of its nest and couldn’t get back home, or maybe it had fallen out of its nest?

I didn’t want River catching the bird and harming it, so I crept up to where it had flapped to, next to the wall of one of the houses. I crouched down, and, thanks to my birdcatching expertise with my Japanese Quails (who admittedly are quite handtame), managed to catch the bird neatly with one hand. 

I don’t really understand the old saying “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, because clearly that didn’t apply here. Anyway, the fledgling tried to flap its way out of my grip, but I got its wings pinned down well, and after a few seconds, it seemed to accept my presence and relaxed in my hand. I was expecting to get a few painful pecks, (as my budgies always do to me on the rare occasions when I have to handle them). But this baby lay nice and quiet in my hand.

Can anyone identify which species of bird this is?

Anyway, I then cast around looking for a likely place where this baby could have come from. If it couldn’t fly all that well, it couldn’t have flown very far from its nest. I soon found what looked liked a birds nest in one of the trees belonging to the house on the left of the vacant strip. That Could be the fledgling’s nest, it was possible…or it might be some other bird’s nest, in which case my poor foundling would have to move on right sharply when the nest’s real owners returned. 

Anyhow, I had to place the bird somewhere high enough that dogs and cats couldn’t get at it easily. That nest (or bunch of twigs) in that tree seemed the safest bet. So I carefully deposited my little fledgling there, and wished it all the best.

It was only as I walked away to resume walking River, that it hit me: The Universe/Mother Nature had truly just gifted me with a sign, in the form of a bird.

There’s no such thing as a coincidence, right? Man, am I humbled! 🙇