One night, after a long day of work, my then 9 year son Caleb came to me and with excitement in his voice, told me he wanted me to watch a dvd he had seen and that is was so cool I needed to see it for myself. I sat down and watched it with him and I literally felt the seeds of hope rising within me again. I actually watched the dvd several times because what I learned literally blew my mind!
It talked about how we create our life by our thoughts and what we think. It talked about money A LOT, which was something I didn’t have much of at the time.
I started to realize that maybe there was really something to this whole thing of changing your thinking to create what you really want…
So I decided to test it for myself if it really did work.
I had no money at the time so I didn’t really have anything to lose.
I started with recognizing that I had my own accountability to look at for how my life now was. I had to take a hard look at myself and what I created and decide I finally wanted something different.
After watching the dvd I sat my boys down and we talked about them making their own “catalog of the universe”. I got them each a blank notebook and bought some expired magazines from the library. I told them to cut out pictures of what they wanted from the universe. I can still picture them all sitting in my parent’s living room thumbing through the pages with excitement and sharing with each other al the things they wanted to put in their books.
They loved it! It got them excited and it taught them to dream!
At that time, the Wii was a new thing and when they each showed me their catalog of the universe, that was the one common thing they had all put in theirs. They each wanted a Wii and BADLY. My heart sank as I saw the hope and excitement in their eyes and wondered how they would ever get one.
Christmas was coming and I had no money. Little by little though I was changing my thinking. I started to change my language around money. Instead of saying “we can’t afford it”. I would say “that money is going elsewhere right now” or “those resources are being used for other purposes right now” I stopped thinking in a place “lack” and started thinking in abundance. I started expecting checks in the mail and really feeling gratitude for being able to pay my bills every month. I was actually glad to send payments in knowing I even had the money to and that I could pay off some debt as well. I was really testing this whole new concept out and it wasn’t long before I started seeing results….