The Universe works fast when you surrender.
I have long been fascinated by the Law of Attraction. Yep, I watched The Secret, back in the day, and my curiosity was piqued to learn more. I watched “What the Bleep…” and explored other sources of metaphysical information, including of course, the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks.
While fascinated, I continued to get in my own way often, and am usually too much of a control freak to truly surrender.
Oh sure, I know it doesn’t happen without taking action, and action I got! But the surrender piece, not so much.
While doing my visioning and planning for the year back in December, I decided to put something on my list that was different than anything I’d ever put on a ‘to do’ list.
Why? I believe it was my way of dipping my toe in the manifesting pool.
Start small, I thought. See if this stuff really works.
As far as why I choose an orchid, long story, but I’ve been told it’s my father’s sign to me, and sure enough it always surfaces when I need him around. A couple of friends, and my mom know this.
A few months ago, my mom came to dinner and brought a little orchid.
I can cross that off my list.
Does it count if my mom KNOWS that orchids are meaningful to me? I decided yes, because she did not know I had put out an intention to manifest one.
Over the subsequent months there were lots of highs, some real lows and all kinds of busy-ness happening, but throughout, interesting things began happening. Teachers in many forms (books, online, people. experiences) began crossing my path more than usual.
Or, maybe I just paid more attention.
I began praying more, surrendering more and trusting A LOT more.
Even when things were challenging, especially witnessing my friend go through a rough medical situation, I felt more peace.
Then just a few weeks ago, I was asked to speak to a local organization, and as a thank you what did they give me?
You guessed it! A beautiful orchid.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of exercising that manifesting muscle!