Lately, I’ve noticed a swirling around me. Clearly unalighned, the universe has put people and messages in my path reminding me of the unique intense power I possess in attracting what I want into my life. And I’ve realized how completely out of alighnment I have been in my thinking vs. what I really want. It all has reminded me of a little story.
Years ago when my children were much much younger, we arrived at the beach and they told me they wanted to collect shells. We went to the waves and could not find a thing so we decided to take a little walk to the little lagoon – not a single shell to be found. And then my middle child suggested we keep going and climb over the sea wall at the other end of the lagoon…to where we have never been. And I thought to myself:
We have to climb over the wall, is that safe? Will the girls get hurt climbing?
We have never walked that far. Can they make it that far?
What if they get tired? Thirsty? Hungry?
Before I knew it the perfect middle child was well on her way climbing right over the wall. Perfect path? Safe? Didn’t matter. She was determined. My other two daughters and I quickly followed. And as our toes touched the sand, and we looked to the water we saw…exactly what we were hoping for…more shells that we could have imagined. And these were the big shells. We could not have picked them up quick enough or carried them all. There was an abundance of shells – those big ones – exactly what we had been looking for since we arrived at the beach.
We collected as many as we could carry (remembering we had to get over the wall and had a long trek back to our stuff). More just kept coming in with the surf. We turned our coverups into shell carriers and brought our booty down the beach. And just as we passed that lagoon another mom with her kids was walking up the beach. They saw our shells and asked where we had found them all.
I was so excited to tell her that they are right on the other side of the wall. I explained that all that they had to do was climb the rocks over. Her response to me…
That is too dangerous. We can do it.
They could get hurt or tired.
And she turned and walked back.
It was amazing to hear the exact same limiting beliefs come from her that I had in my own head before my daughter blazed ahead with unending belief that we would find the shells we were seeking.
Even with this profound story behind me (and btw, I did do this with $10,000 at one point, but I know you will think I am NUTSO if I tell you that one) – you would think I would have turned a point and just started living my life from the law of attraction. But the truth is, I have not always. I am grateful this series of events has brought me back, reminded me of this fabulous little story, and will propel my life not only back on track, but to the moon.