I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a peaceful weekend after the advent of the holiday sales.
I swore I wasn’t going to be a part of the Black Friday mayhem. However, when I looked at my daughter’s Christmas list, guess what the first item was? Yep, you guessed it… it was the elusive Hatchimal. For those of you without kids or grandkids, it’s the modern day equivalent to the Cabbage Patch Kid.
To be perfectly honest, I had no idea what this toy was until I glanced at my 7-year-old daughter’s list a few days before Thanksgiving and looked it up online. I’m a planner by nature and was happy to get a jump start on the online holiday sales. I thought for sure I’d find it on Amazon and was taken aback when I saw the $350 price tag. I opened window after window from Target, to Walmart, to the last resort… eBay, and all of these little critters were sold out!
My daughter’s list was quite lengthy, so I figured I’d just get some of the other items. Then at Thanksgiving dinner, she overheard me talking about the steep price of this toy, and she interjected nonchalantly, ‘It’s okay, Mommy. Santa’s got it all taken care of. He’ll bring my Hatchimal.’
Something shifted within me. I felt a combination of desperation and admiration: I was instantly committed to making this happen for her, and I was humbled by my daughter’s pure, unshakeable FAITH. She didn’t know HOW it would happen; she only knew WHAT she wanted and trusted that it was done. There was NO question whether or not she would receive this toy. It was more than entitlement. It was childlike faith. It’s no different when it comes to manifesting your own desires.
My daughter reminded me in that simple moment that the main ingredient of magic and miracles is faith. So, I took my daughter’s cue and stopped questioning the HOW and just focused on the WHAT. Instead of thinking it would be impossible to find this silly little creature, I shifted into the infinite space of possibility. It’s in asking and believing that we open ourselves to receiving.
Of course, I’m a practical gal, and I had to help this process along by taking advantage of the opportunity in front of me, which obviously was the Black Friday sale that Thanksgiving night! I swore I wouldn’t do it, yet there I was pulling on my Uggs at 9:30 PM.
Just as a parent wants to fulfill their child’s wishlist, Spirit wants to give us everything we ask for and more. It is our responsibility to ask for what we want, then let go and make space for it.
Are you aligned with your dream? Or are you defending your limitations, coming up with reasons why it’s not possible?
On a side note, I recently had a conversation with a dear friend who is not happy in her current job. She feels overwhelmed with work and under-appreciated. I asked her what she wanted, and guess what? She was stumped because she hasn’t nurtured a dream for as long as she could remember. I mean, it’s been YEARS. My dear friend had resigned to staying in an unfulfilling career because she sees no other option. I know she is capable of so much more, and she just needed a gentle reminder that anything is possible. And at the same time, she has to become clear on what she wants. As we began to dream aloud together about the possibilities, my friend started to see how small her vision had been, how she had been constantly talking herself out of her dreams. It hadn’t occurred to her that she can STILL create the life she wants.
When you allow yourself to dream BIG, Spirit will shift things to provide the right circumstances and people to open the way for you. Spirit will move heaven and earth (or people and toys!) to bless you with the desires of your heart.
So back to my story…
Did I find the rare Hatchimal in the seemingly scarce market that Thanksgiving night? All of the local stores had been sold out, and I had missed the wait lines earlier in the evening. The chances were slim, yet I cruised up and down the aisles staying open to the possibility of a small miracle. And not one, but TWO little critters sat quietly waiting for me on the shelf… for the magical price of $48.
Have you given in to circumstances and accepted that there’s no other way? If so, the good news is: you are just a shift away. You can start shifting into the divine energy of possibility by asking.
Don’t just ask to get by, or ask how to put up with something. Ask from the expanded space of possibility and miracles. Craft your dreams with a childlike FAITH, believing they will happen and Spirit will move to support you.
I hope you find these reminders helpful in connecting to that deeper part of yourself that knows EXACTLY what you truly want. What does your BIG dream look like? Perhaps set aside some time today to reconnect with your life vision.
YOU are the Source.
P.S If this message would inspire someone you know, please pass it on!