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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Visualizing magic: Shopping cart incident

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. 

Life IS 

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.


  1. I'm loving your posts! Great story about the cart. A case of making your reality by expectations, not focusing on a problem, and letting the "universe" come up with the how and when. As far as those ladies in your "P.S." — I always think of how much it would cost to hire someone to do all of that. They may not have been collecting a paycheck, but they were certainly doing very valuable (and in most cases invaluable) work!

  2. That is why I keep thinking about this. Do I Have to earn money if I have food and shelter and are better in other things?
    After all, our family works as a unit - my husband earning money and me - keeping the place clean, loved and beautiful + running the household (+relationship work :) . And you know that it is a lot of work all in all.
    Not that I haven't tried both working a corporate job and running a house, but unhappiness inside and health symptoms showed me it was not my way.
    For some reason I feel - for my way of life to be credible there should be necessarily a monetary project involved. And only this way I can present my philosophy to others as the one that can be followed. Not that this is my main object in life.
    My main object is still - a student.

    1. If you're not struggling financially, or want to get out of the house to be with a bunch of people or take a break from your routine, I'd say no need to get a paying job! I too have had that feeling of needing to earn income to feel validated, but I think that's cultural or societal pressure and that feeling has lessened over the years. You are very creative and as they say, "find something you love to do and you'll never have to 'work' a day in your life." My "working days" are over. :-)

  3. I agree :) But I want a break from routine at times and be with other people! Though I prefer to do it without long commitments. And choose courses, volunteer work, dance class - things like that. So I'll stick with doing what I like.


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