I just saw my first whale... literally, a whale from my balcony in Laguna Beach.
I learned a lesson a while ago that everything you want will come to you when you are in a state of joy. If you follow the work of Abraham-Hicks, this is the state of allowing and accepting. My favorite thing that Abraham says is, "everything you want is downstream" so let go of the oars and just let the boat float to where you need to be. Recently, John Assaraf did a video blog on why the law of attraction does not work for 99% of the people. One of the biggest reasons is the word "try". You should never have to "try" to do anything in life. Either you do it or you don't. Either it flows to you or it does not. And, if it does not, there are a few reasons it may not be flowing: either you are blocked (consciously or subconsciously) or it is not the time for you to receive that particular thing. In either case, all you have to do is continue to stay focused on what you want, believe it is possible (and release any doubts that come up when you do this) and take the actions that show up in your life... which, brings me back to my whale-friend.
So, when the whale showed up, I had a lot to do. It was 4 pm, an hour before sunset, and I wanted to get stuff done before I sat and watched the sunset. 50 minutes - I could knock out at least one or two things on my to do list in that time. But, as I turned to go to my computer, I saw a spout of water shoot into the air. It took my brain all of 5 seconds to realize that spout was a whale. In this moment, I had a choice. I could enjoy the whale for a second and go to my computer, or I could savor this moment. I chose the latter and sat on my balcony; watching the sun dip into the ocean and watching my whale-friend (as I like to call him or her) swim back and forth and spout water every few seconds.
The funniest thing happened after that. Someone sent me a completed sample of a document I wanted to create. In fact, the very thing I was going back to my computer to do. Then, I got an email that a meeting had been moved, which was the second document I was going to prepare in those 50 minutes. Had I ignored my instinct to watch my whale-friend, I would have worked on two items, one of which was unnecessary and the other which I would have had more time to do.
When you decide in favor of yourself and your desires, the Universe rushes to meet you. Next time you want to take the long way, or sit on the sofa and watch tv, or enjoy the sunset, honor that and the Universe will "make-up" for what you thought you "should" be doing during that time. And, the best part is, when the Universe gifts it to you, it is 0% effort on your part, with a 100% return. Now, who wouldn't want to invest with those returns? The best part is, your investment is following your joy.
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