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Manifesting a Magnificent New Me


A year or so ago, I was looking for a way to earn a little extra money. I watched a ton of YouTube videos about making money from home. I didn't find them particularly helpful.


Most of the videos suggested things I'd already tried (and failed, to be honest): Lionbridge, Appen Butler Hill, Pearson and Textbroker. Don't get me wrong. Those are legitimate sources of income. They all paid on time without fail. I just wasn't very good at doing any of the work they offered.


In the middle of the long list of YouTube videos, there was one that jumped out at me. The description said I could manifest money, meaning have it appear as if by magic without doing any actual work. Curious but skeptical, I clicked on the video with very low expectations.


Before you continue reading, I should warn you that I'm a Christian, and this post will include me talking about God and the Bible. If you're put off by such talk, you probably shouldn't read beyond this line.


Back to that free money thing…


I don't remember what the woman in the video said, except that we can ask for money and get it. I'm sure she said to ask "the universe" because that's what most people say in videos about manifesting.


At first, I was leery of the YouTuber's claim. It sounded too good to be true. Then it hit me. The lady wasn't saying anything that I didn't grow up hearing. I started comparing her comments to what I've read in the Bible.


The Bible tells us to ask and it is given, and that we can speak things into existence. The YouTuber said the same thing, only she said it was the universe making things happen through the law of attraction. The more I pondered the subject, the more I could remember specific instances of where I said something—good or bad—and had it show up in my life.


For example, in February 2012, I was sitting at my desk telling a coworker that I desperately wanted a new job. I circled August 1 on my desk calendar and told her it was the day I'd get desperate and start applying for any jobs I qualified for.


For five and a half months, I submitted applications for jobs that I actually wanted, but I didn't hear a thing from any of them. Then on August 1st - the exact day I'd circled - I got a call for an interview. I was in shock. I ended up getting the job.


On another occasion, I went to a convenience store to trade in a scratch-off ticket that had a $4 win. As I pulled into a parking space, I said out loud that I was going inside to win $50. To my extreme amazement, that's exactly what happened. (Not suggesting in any way that you should buy lottery tickets!)


And then there was the time I went out to get lunch and found a Rottweiler standing in the parking lot at my job…with no responsible human being in sight. It was a traumatic experience because I used to be very afraid of that breed. When I looked at that dog, I immediately remembered a stupid comment I'd made about how I expected a Rottweiler to show up. Obviously there's more to that story, but I don't want this post to be 1,000 words long.


Based on my experiences, I know that "the universe" does provide, and that the law of attraction is a very real thing. I've decided to put it to use and create a happier and more prosperous life for myself.


Whether you say God or universe, it works the same way. And it's not easy. Subconscious thoughts, doubts, a negative attitude… All those things screw up what you're trying to draw into your life. In order to have this magnificent new life I'm aiming for, I must change my attitude and beliefs.


This whole manifesting thing has been slow going at times, but I will say there have been some improvements in my life in the year that I've been trying to deliberately create a better life for myself.


I have a list of things that I've asked for and expect to receive. As they show up in my life, I'll be posting long-winded, excited tales of the awesome things that are manifesting in my life.

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