Greetings! I want to take a moment and discuss a situation that I recently experienced. Late last month, I took a trip to the Caribbean and I had an amazing time! It was very eye-opening and I gained a lot of perspective on my life and how blessed I am and how many opportunities I have. In all honestly, it exposed how many opportunities that I take advantage of. I returned back stateside with a new passion and commitment to pursue my dreams and goals of impacting as many people as possible in an uplifting and empowering way.
On the last leg of the trip home, I put my wallet in my carryon bag and boarded the flight. By the time I got home and pulled up to the gas station I realized that my wallet was no longer where I had put it, it was gone. I observed that my mind (and therefore my emotions) immediately went into panic mode. I had my passport, identification cards, money, social security cards, etc in my wallet. My brain scanned in the worst case scenario as I felt the sinking anxiety set in. I began to consider all the things that I had ‘lost”, along with the tedious processes and expenses I was going to have to go incur. My brain began to visit all the risks that were associated with someone having access to all of my personal identification and some of my resources. I noticed what was going on and I began to take deep breaths and tell myself “this is going to all work out, God’s got me”. After about 3 minutes I felt a sense of calm and relief…
As I sat parked in the gas station I thought to myself, you know what I need gas right now I need to get home. (I was supposed to fill up my gas tank before I went to the airport…shoulda listened to my intuition) There was a gentleman at the next pump, so I asked if I could cash app him some money so that he could give it to me so I could put it in my car. He would not except the money, but still gave me five bucks to get home, which I was extremely grateful for. I began to think ” you know what I am going to get my wallet back, someone will do the right thing and turn it in because that’s what I would do, and I can only attract what I am”.
I just kept repeating in my mind that I’m going to have my wallet back and I did something kind of risky just to make a declaration to the universe of how sure I was I would receive my wallet back. I did NOT cancel any of my bankcards because I was dead set on getting my wallet back. I am naturally resourceful person, so I had pictures of my car is in my numbers and I was still able to purchase supplies in and do transactions.
The next morning, I went and head and filled out all the lost and found forms and after a couple days I was receiving emails back that said “Unfortunately we haven’t received any items that match the description….”.
I still didn’t cancel any of my cards. I had faith and believed. During my morning journaling sessions I wrote “God I trust you I trust that you’re going to bring it back to me”. After a few more emails that begun with the word “Unfortunately…” two weeks later, I woke up to an email that said “We are happy to report that we have located…” I jumped up and began to praise GOD!!! YES GOD YES GOD YES GOD!!! Thank you GOD!!!
I went online and paid 30 bucks to have it overnighted to me.
In retrospect, I am very proud of is the fact that I was able to observe my mind and interject a more positive and empowering outcome/scenario. I am so grateful that I am being mindful and intentionally developing the way that I think, respond and react to things that happen in my life. Because of it, I was able to interrupt my mind’s natural tendency to kind of go off the wagon and feed into fear.
I wanted to share this because its proof that we literally create with our minds, thoughts and expectations. I am challenging myself/us to really think about what would have happened if I had relegated myself to think. “O well, I’ll chalk it up as a loss.” Let me go ahead and pay another 200 bucks for my passport, let me go ahead and cancel all my bankcards (causing a major inconvenience to my business operations and all of my things that I have automatically tied into them).
The moral of the story is that I took action as if what I wanted to happen was already done. I didn’t jump the gun and start to spend all this unnecessary money or inconvenience myself in ways that were unnecessary because I believed in my heart of hearts that my wallet was coming back to me. It is my theory that it was my belief that it was coming back, is what caused it to come back. I believe this because it has proved true for me in MANY other scenarios which is why I was so determined and sure that my wallet would be no exception to this universal rule.
I think it’s a normal habit for our minds to automatically go to the worst case scenario. We have been conditioned to perceive this approach as being helpful because we can then “prepare for the worst” and do damage control. But, why prepare for the worst when we could in actuality prepare for the best?
Hopefully this will help you us continue (or start) to observe ourselves in situations where we tend to respond or react immediately. and I am you know and I can help you to kind of interject and instead of considering the worst case scenario, begin to insist on the best case scenario.
With So Much Love,
The Honey Pot