Example of January 11, 2019
Quite a few people in our condo complex store their folding carts in a garage under the building. We are no exception. Since storage in condos is scarce. Our blue cart is always leaning against a column next to our car.
The cart is very helpful. We use it to bring home elephant-heavy grocery bags. On the day described the cart was not there when we got back from the store – dog tired as usual (end of the day/end of the week). We brought the bags home without it – after I’d looked around thoroughly.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. And had mixed thoughts: “people here don’t steal; everyone is respectable and decent; I see them as such – and they are; such things do not happen here; and not to me; yet – the cart is not there!”
What could I do? Visualize the cart in its place. Blue, leaning against a column. Someone could have borrowed it. It could have been an emergency. They will put it back. I was not appalled or angry, just minded the bother of getting a new one. I do not mind sharing. I just want to have it when I need it. And Friday night I always need it.
On Saturday, the cart was still not there. But I kept visualizing it in the old place. What do I lose? Besides, I wanted it to be yet another proof that you create your reality with your thoughts and expectations. It was especially important in this case, since in my old philosophy there was no reason why the cart should reappear. You know, “things only go from bad to worse” philosophy.
But it did reappear. On Monday.
Is earning money for your creations a proof of their worth and quality? How about noble ladies of the 18th century? Their work was of a different kind – helping to run the family and household, furnishing the place, sewing work, reading, volunteering. They were not actually ‘making’ money.
But if the Truth of things is the same for all times, it should be the same for our time as well.