The Law of Attraction - Courage to Ask for What You Want
How many of us consciously or unconsciously sabotage our capacity to create?
I still remember clearly, prior to purchasing my new home here in east Honolulu about 16 years ago, that I used to walk around an old neighborhood that I lived in doing my "sacred ritual" which was to look at old neighborhood houses.
At the time those old houses looked absolutely charming and beautiful to me and I kept imagining myself one day owing a house just like one of those old houses.
Why was I imaging myself owning one of those small old houses?
At the time I was living in a very small one bedroom apartment and pregnant with my first daughter with very limited money.
I had no money to buy a new or even an old house.
The rental apartment building was located facing a very busy street, so, with noise and dust it could have easily be considered as a not so ideal location to raise a baby.
And that’s exactly what my parents felt when they visited me here in Hawaii from Japan.
I grew up in a country side in Japan so our house is fairly large and it has a huge front yard attached to it. Our front yard is so big that we used to play baseball games in our front yard with our friends when we were small.
So when my parents visited me from Japan, and as soon as my mom saw my apartment, she started crying as the living space was very limited and unpleasing to the eye...and my mom feared that the location wasn’t safe for her future granddaughter.
Plus, my mom was already disgusted with my beat-up 20 plus years old Ford vehicle (of course, with no AC) which used to stop moving in the middle of a street without any notice!
I admit that the apartment might not have been an ideal location to raise a child, but it was certainly conveniently located– close to my uni, right next to a supermarket, and lots of small restaurants nearby.
So it fulfilled some purpose but I agreed with my mom that it wasn’t the best location to raise children.
So I got busy with a law of attraction mental exercise, but mind you I had no idea about the law of attraction at the time.
Every single day, I walked around the neighborhood visualizing myself owning one of those old houses.
Walking, visualizing, and data gathering (collecting in my mind the things that brought me joy like having two cats) actually turned into my sacred ritual as I so loved and enjoyed experiencing great feelings that came from living in my imaginary mental house.
I was hooked on visualizing my future house.
After months of visualizing, my life continued as usual and I gave birth and I was still living in the same old apartment, going up and down the elevator with my baby in my baby bjorn checking to see if the coin operated washing machines placed on the ground floor had finally become available (all the tenants in two 8 story buildings had to share 3 washing machines!).
Was I discouraged?
Not at all.
I had a beautiful mental world into which I could escape.
I continued my walking ritual with my little baby in her stroller every day still imagining having a house that is perfect for her and having two cats!
It really was fun imaging and visualizing.
I can still remember the good feelings I felt even now.
One day, when my daughter was about 6 months old, I got lost while I was driving my car and found myself driving around the neighborhood that I had never been to.
As I was driving around this unfamiliar neighborhood, I saw a home sale sign.