I attended Brandon’s Abundance seminar in Nov. The day after I registered for the seminar my husband, the sole provider for our family of four, lost his job. With the national financial forecast getting worse by the day, I came to the seminar with a huge knot of fear in my gut and panic in my chest. I was completely terrified that we would lose our house and we had discussed the need to put our home on the market January 1. I was afraid that it might take a protracted period to sell, like the other homes in our area, and in the meantime we would burn through our savings.
After my Abundance process I was still a little doubtful of the success of my Process. I didn’t feel any huge shift and worried that maybe I hadn’t done the Process as well or as deeply as I could have. On top of which I had to leave the seminar a few hours early to catch my flight so I missed the big integration. I left feeling troubled that I’d squandered my opportunity to manifest abundance.
In the following days and weeks I noticed little things happening. I felt much more relaxed and so my marriage improved dramatically. I’d hear about a book on a morning show, decide I wanted to pick it up and then I’d open my email and find a coupon from a bookstore. I’d think about renting a particular movie and turn on the TV and see that it was on cable later that night. I’d go to a store to buy something specific and find that it was on sale or clearance.
We got a warm spell over Christmas break so we decided clean out the garage by unpacking the boxes that filled it. The boxes were from my parents’ home that we’d cleaned out after they both died in close succession the previous year. I finally felt strong enough to face the task, and it turned out to be such a beautiful experience. It had been so long since I’d packed the boxes that I had forgotten the beautiful things I’d selected from their home. As I integrated their things into my home I was filled with so much love and gratitude. Over the holidays I’d been missing my folks and due to our financial predicament, we’d only gotten gifts for our kids. These boxes seemed to me like my parents were redecorating our whole house for Christmas; like the biggest and best Christmas presents of my life! Every piece hand chosen by them, placed throughout every room of my home. I could feel them everywhere I looked! It was the most amazing, soul touching experience!
On December 30, we got a call from the bank. They found a bank error; we’d been making double mortgage payments since we’d bought our home! As a result, we didn’t owe another mortgage payment until April 2010!!!! And two days before our self imposed deadline!!! We called it the Christmas Miracle and called to tell all of our family and friends.
A few weeks later my car wouldn’t start. My car had 98,000 miles on it and had recently started threatening expensive repairs. We’d been thinking about replacing it for some time, but were very leery of a car payment. That morning when my car wouldn’t start on the first try, I felt like it was giving me the heads-up to cut bait while it was still running. It had carried our family faithfully & reliably since our babies had come home from the hospital nine years ago. On a hunch, I called the CPA handling the irrevocable retirement trust fund my parents left me. He said he had been just about to cut me a check for the dividends, to which I had no knowledge I was entitled! He told me to go get a car and he’d wire the money that same day!!! Not only did I get a new car, but the dealer knocked $6,000 off the sticker!!! Nothing to worry about car-wise except oil changes for the next few years!
I keep pinching myself because the abundance in my life since the seminar is almost unbelievable! When I share my story with family and friends, their jaws hang open with awe. I can’t wait to see what happens next and it’s only March! My gratitude to The Journey work and Brandon Bays herself is beyond words. The power of the work speaks for itself. By the way, the money I have left from the dividend check I’ve ear marked for more Journey seminars!!!
P.S. Oh yeah, two days after I got home from Abundance I quit smoking. It’s been over 3 month now and counting…