Right now, I'm in the middle of two weeks in Italy. Yes, I'm gorging myself on pasta and wine and soaking up the culture in Calabria. #DontBeJealous.
Ten years ago, if you'd told me I'd have enough money to pay all my bills, squirrel away a significant amount in savings, and go to Italy not once but twice in a year...by myself...I wouldn't have believed you.
That's exactly the power of manifesting!
It Starts with Incremental Shifts
I used to be pretty pessimistic. If something bad happened, I'd think, "well of course that bad thing happened to me."
It wasn't until I discovered the Law of Attraction that I realized I was creating my own reality with those negative thoughts. I believed I didn't deserve good things to happen to me, and so I basically told the Universe to send me bad experiences.
Once I learned that thoughts created reality, I worked hard to overcome my negative mindset. Of course, I had doubts, as you may have had, that this "positive thinking" stuff would actually work.
I began by believing I would always find a parking space when I went to a store. And that came true, again and again. This gave me confidence to start manifesting bigger things, like more clients and money.
[Insert snowball effect.]
Over time (and no, it didn't happen overnight), I gained confidence in my ability to manifest.
When I got divorced in 2016, I took a few steps back with my manifesting. I was suddenly a single mom without the safety net of a second income. Add to that a less-than-amicable relationship with my ex and my spirituality definitely got moved to the back burner, as did my manifesting.
After a couple of years, I was healed (mostly) and back in the thick of it. I began looking at my life and questioning what I wanted to manifest now that things looked differently.
I didn't want to just survive financially. I wanted to thrive. I wanted to go on more international trips than I had in my marriage.
And just like that, it happened. I have gone to Europe at least one time a year every year since 2016, minus The Year Which Shall Not Be Named. I was in Italy in June, and I'm back.
That's magic, baby. It's real.
Every day that I wake up and look out at the Ionian Sea out my window, I have an attack of gratitude. Gratitude to the Universe and to Goddess for guiding me here. Gratitude to myself for being open to shifting my mindset to one of manifesting and abundance. Once you arrive here, there's no going back to life in the Matrix!