What do you want in your life, your parenting and for your kids? How does it feel?
And what contrast/challenge is stirring that desire within you?
I don't often talk about actual manifestation like this very often.
But since we've arrived in Spain, and without a doubt, truly manifested a beautiful house with a million dollar view of the Mediterranean sea, I want to talk to you about something super specific;
Yes. That's right. Did you know Spain has something called processional caterpillars which have little spikes they shoot out as defense and the spikes can kill a dog or cat and do some pretty serious damage to people as well?
Yeah... we didn't either.
But we manifested them all the same. How? What could we be visualizing or holding on to that would put us in the middle of a highly populated area of deadly insects?
When we left Nova Scotia Canada in November we left our rumble, tumble house, which has 40 posts in the basement my husband put there 12 years ago to keep the old girl standing. We have only renovated half of the house, having bought it for a song ( The owner basically begged us to take it off her hands.)
Passionate desire was born from a life of unique struggles;
From raccoons in our attic, bats around our chimney, bears in the woods and some strange bobcat which attacked our cat. Ice in our kitchen, frozen pipes, wells running dry, rain in the house, annual chilblains which made me shudder in pain and a staircase everyone had to walk up one by one for fear of it falling through. It was an adventurous time.
The desire started off as a stirring and we let it germinate, knowing the universe was listening and something would shift.
I tried not to talk about what I didn't like. I tried not to complain, only honestly acknowledged the goings on and then focused on what I wanted to feel, and what I wanted to experience.
Because it couldn't be my focused story.
It finally became clear that it was time to create a change. My husband and I decided it was time to shift stories and create something new.
It was once that decision was made, we found clarity in wanting to come to Europe (we couldn't fly straight into my husband's homeland of England with our pets so coming here first for the winter seemed like a good idea!)... and manifested to perfection in less than 2 months. (and the money showed up spontaneously.)
I told my mom what we were planning on Halloween and we flew out of Canada on December 4th.
And then, things we'd been desiring and didn't even know we were started to show up:
- A worldschooling community with good friends for us and our kids.
- Opportunities to explore different areas of interest for the kids.
- In person discussions of spirituality with people from all over the world.
- A basement space perfect for live workshops.
- Nice trail walks, beach, and WARMTH...
it all lined up in a wonderful unfolding. It was magic to witness.
BUT what about the caterpillars? Well, they are also a manifestation.
Oh sure, we can say "that's nothing to do with us. they are around for everyone here, they JUST ARE!"
But, we also have a place that is surrounded by pine trees. We could have just as easily rented somewhere near the beach where they aren't.
I could just throw it off as "one of those things..."
But, then I remember that the feeling of that underlying stress was still there in our old place. I was always stressed for the wellbeing of our pets in Canada; wondering if they would get hurt. And there was always some insect we had our attention on. It makes sense that it would follow us. Energy matches Energy.
We can push against the contrast and challenges, and create more of the same OR we can remember, and thank, that contrast for clarifying what we do want....
and when you notice what's going on in front of you and what you don't want... then you know what you do want, After that, the next step is to become a vibrational, energy match for how that feels.
So, how can I spin around poisonous caterpillars surrounding our house to be a vibrational match to what I DO want?
Well, first, it's a good impetus to get a car to just drive the dog to the beach!
But also, I appreciate finding out about them early, appreciate not letting our cats out, appreciate the air, the view, appreciation and satisfaction are huge shifters in it all. That feels well cared for.
I also trust the unknown. What people shall I meet for taking different pathways or driving to different areas all because of this challenge? What shall unfold from this contrast?!
I also sense in my heart that our dog will be alright, so I need to watch the habit of worry.
There will always be some contrast, some off times, some challenges...always.
But we can choose our focused story.
Contrast is simply the rocks on the path in front of us. By noticing the flowers along the way we don't trip over the rocks more, we simply create a happier journey, as where attention goes, energy flows.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.