The season of summer is known as a time when plants fruit, grow, and bloom. In order to harvest new crops we have to have a clear field and clean soil to plant in, right? That could include work, relationships, ways of spending time, and beliefs.
Then we need to clean and fertilize our own fields and soil so we can intentionally plant what we want to grow. This move was preceded by such huge old beliefs, fears, and heartache that I had to face and work through for us to be able to make this move. Having grown up in NYC, I have a natural fear of apartment hunting. In NYC you practically have to commit a crime to find a good, affordable, safe place anywhere near where you want to be. I thought about what I wanted in a home and how I wanted it to feel for us. My ad looked something like this:.
A safe, cozy home for my family, in an aesthetically beautiful part of town, that feels amply affordable, has two to three bedrooms, allows dogs, and has space for us to grow, where we can walk to most things we need, with parking for my car. After running into this over and over again, I got worried.
It was June 1st and we were about to go back to NYC, leaving me unable to keep seeing new apartments.
Things will work out. they always do: a look at faith and perseverance
However, instead of staying in the fear place, I decided to use this situation as a wonderful opportunity to practice having faith. I did this by using EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques videos from YouTube, visualizing myself finding the apartment, and believing the apartment was out there. Portland-friend knew someone who was showing an apartment rental for her father-in-law.
It was the neighborhood I wanted and the price I wanted but only a one bedroom, which was too small for us.
Have faith that things will work out
I filled out the paperwork and gave impeccable references. I filled out the application and walked away. I waited on pins and needles for five days and heard nothing. I sat up in bed and texted her back furiously. Would you like to see three months records of my income?
Don’t try to control the way it works out
She wrote back that that might help, so I jumped out of bed, ran to the computer, and ed her my last three months of income. Thanks for jumping through all those hoops! What made the difference between the fear place where everything seemed scary and difficult and an uphill battle, and the flowing place where it all worked out? I had a clear vision of what I wanted, what it would look like, and how it would feel to have it.
I fought to convince the owners of house that yesI do have enough income to pay the rent.
Lessons learned in life
Energy management is a long-term, sustainable, inner piece of growth. Can you think of a situation in your life where you can apply some or all of these tools? What small step can you take today to create something new in your life?
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So I did what I always do when I want to call something into my life: I made a want ad. My ad looked something like this: A safe, cozy home for my family, in an aesthetically beautiful part of town, that feels amply affordable, has two to three bedrooms, allows dogs, and has space for us to grow, where we can walk to most things we need, with parking for my car.
Then I started apartment hunting while in Portland for a week. Then a friend connected me with her friend who lives in Portland.
The house was exactly what I wanted. Clear vision. Belief in my value and worth. Energy management.
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