One year ago I was sleeping in the living room of a friend’s cramped, one-bedroom apartment. I had just been through an emotionally devastating break-up, I was trying to “catch up” on bills, fix my credit report, and I was planning a visit to see my children in Pennsylvania, all while stressing over how and when I would be able to afford living on my own again, when things would start to look up in my life, and how I could be with my kids again. Although things seemed a wreck in my life, I was grateful to Krista for taking me in and helping me out in my time of need.
I was working a contract assignment at a medical device company in Boulder, Colorado in May of 2011 when I met Carrie. She and I connected right away, and we never ran out of things to talk about. We spent almost every break together talking about spirituality, metaphysics, and pretty much everything else under the sun.
One day in June, while we were on break, she told me about a movie called The Secret. At that time, I knew of the Law of Attraction, but I really didn’t know that much about it or how it worked. I actually owned the book The Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks, but I had only read part of it.
Within a week I had the movie in my possession. I watched it, re-watched it, and re-watched it again. I did research. I started to buy (and read) books, two of which included Blissology: The Art & Science of Happiness by Andy Baggott and The Law of Forgiveness: Tap in to the Positive Power of Forgiveness and Attract Good Things to Your Life by Connie Domino. I am mentioning these books because they provided great inspiration and insight at the beginning of my journey.
Since then, I have seen all kinds of miracles taking place in my life. I have struggled with chronic depression from the age of 13, and since my enlightenment to the law of attraction, it has greatly diminished. I started to see the world in a different light – I was grateful for being able to sit on the balcony and read a book on a sunny day, getting a parking spot right in front of the store, being able to buy small things for myself that were not in my budget, my contract in Boulder was extended twice – the list goes on and on.
In September, a bit of a housing crisis arose. Krista was in the process of buying a home and had expected to close on the house before her lease expired. She learned that she would not be able to move until the end of October, (at the absolute earliest), due to delays with the bank, paperwork, etc. She had already used one extension on her lease, and was not granted another. Our move-out date was set for October 15th. She was extremely upset and began to panic. She had endured this process since February! I felt bad for her being so stressed out, and of course the subject of becoming homeless was a possibility, yet I wasn’t shaken by this. I knew that everything would work out for Krista, and for myself as well.
At that time, I was still on contract with the company in Boulder, and I knew that my contract would be complete at the end of December, yet I firmly believed I would be able to line-up another job before the contract would end and I would be able to support myself.
Krista started to look at sublets while I began my search for a new apartment. I looked at two wonderful apartments, each having things I was specifically looking for, but I ran into some issues with the rental offices since I was in the midst of repairing my credit. I had called at least a dozen other complexes, but they didn’t have anything available when I needed it. I even looked at one unit that I was very interested in, but I had to check out another property that same afternoon, so I did not leave a deposit. It was rented to a couple within an hour of my viewing. Time was running out.
One evening, I went home and put together a digital vision board, which became my new desktop wallpaper. While I was hunting for images to add to this collage, I thought of what I wanted in an apartment. First and foremost: a wood-burning fireplace. So I did an image search on Google for apartments with wood-burning fireplaces. One image popped-up that really caught my attention, and I thought to myself, “That’s perfect!” I took the image of the living room with the fireplace and added it to my vision board.
A few days later, while I was continuing my apartment search online in the southwest part of Denver, I brought up a property that I had not yet contacted. I began to look routinely look through the photos of the exterior, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom… and then I saw the living room. I actually felt myself gasp. It was the same picture I had added to my vision board! I immediately called the property manager and inquired about availability, and told him what I was looking for. He informed me that they did, indeed, have a one-bedroom unit with a fireplace available. I couldn’t believe it! I went to view it the next day, fell in love with it, and gave him the deposit. On October 15, 2011, I moved into that apartment. Krista found a short-term sublet, and moved into her new home at the end of October. 🙂
On a side note: I was able to manifest the perfect sofa and several other items of furniture for my apartment. When I say, “perfect”, I mean I knew EXACTLY the style, color, price range, etc., and that is what I got!
Fast-forward to December: My contract in Boulder was due to end on the 30th of that month. A bit of concern rose within me regarding the situation, and yet, somehow I still “knew” I’d find something… and I did. A technical recruiter contacted me about a contract-to-hire position South of Denver. The pay was excellent, it was an industry I was interested in, and the commute was less than half the mileage of my 42-mile drive to Boulder. I interviewed on Friday, December 16th. My first day on-the-job was Tuesday, December 20th. There was almost no time wasted, and I had my new job in-place before Christmas! What a wonderful present!
There are some other events that took place during this same time-frame, (beginner’s mistakes & pitfalls), which I will discuss in my next entry; however, wonderful things have taken place in many areas of my life since becoming aware of my thoughts and feelings, and I am ever-so-grateful for every little thing that has manifested! This is an ongoing-journey and learning experience that I am looking forward to sharing with you.