Welcome to MAILBAG, a new feature here at DrewRozell.com.
Send me a question. If I feel that the question (and my response) has the potential to lead to deeper understanding of the Law of Attraction, I’ll give it my best shot.
Jenn from Virginia writes:
Since our last coaching session, I’ve been practicing following my knowing vs my thinking.
Recently, I’ve been looking into buying another investment property/house.
After many months of research/looking at houses/time spent analyzing deals, I found a house today that I just felt was "it." I felt it from the listing on my computer before I saw the place. When my husband and I walked through it, we said "this is perfect." The neighborhood, price, condition were all the right pieces. You could say that I felt it in my core that this was our next property. I submitted a strong contract within a half hour.
Then I received a call from my agent tonight that someone submitted a contract that didn’t include a home inspection, therefore the the seller chose the other contract. I was really disappointed.
So…where did all that "knowing" come from? My contract was turned down, so I was shocked that I had such a strong knowing. I finally felt confident in my knowing to submit a contract and I felt that I was really going to get this place. Then, it didn’t work out. All this makes me doubt my knowing. I would really like your thoughts on this.
To begin, Jenn’s point about making decisions from a place of knowing versus thinking is a huge distinction for living in harmony with the law of attraction. The "goal" (an imperfect word choice) is to be an instrument of your intentions; letting your intentions flow through you rather than coming from your mind (which reflects all of your conditioning and the limiting beliefs that you’ve adopted through the course of your life) and trying to control your intentions.
When you know, you just know. There is no thinking, no decision to be made, no hemming and hawing. There’s just the truth. This does not mean that acting on your knowing is always easy — I think buying a house can feel a little risky no matter how perfect the place is! But in all of my years of coaching, I’ve never had a client regret a decision made from their knowing. Not once.
Jenn gets this huge distinction, acted from her knowing, and felt like she was left hanging by the universe. I hear similar stories a lot. When things seem so perfect and don’t appear to work out, this is where people start to depart from the attraction train. "Yeah, I tried that attraction stuff. Didn’t work for me."
So, what exactly happened in Jenn’s case? Impossible to say, of course. There are greater cosmic forces at work in our lives than we will ever fully grasp with our awareness. Our lives will always be lived within a pool of mystery. Sometimes we’ll be able to connect the dots, other times we won’t. Just gotta embrace that.
But here are some points that I think are worth mentioning.
Living in harmony with the laws of nature require you to live in the space where you TRUST that somehow, the outcome is perfect (even when it ain’t). Perhaps it saved you from something that did not reflect your greater intention (I don’t know about you, but I’d be hesitant to buy any house without an inspection). Perhaps this is a signal that you need to change something within (e.g., remove a belief that you don’t deserve prosperity) that would sabotage you later down the road.
In my personal experience, the majority of the time when I get a hit from my knowing, things just work out easily the way I see them unfolding in my mind’s eye. But not every time. Sometimes the road from inner knowing to outer manifestation winds with S-curves and perhaps hairpin turn or two.
When something like this sort of "close, but no cigar" experience happens, I view it as a test of faith. In other words, in the face of seemingly contrary evidence, are you still open to receiving your desires? Do you stay on track and allow that same desire to expand and become even stronger? Or will you resign yourself to the belief that it’s not going to happen for you?
Yes, there are tests along the way. It’s not always as easy as you see in the movies…
Persistence and practice pay dividends.
I also believe that "near misses" are an opportunity to clarify and refine your intention. I often hear a similar story to Jenn’s, but the scenario has to do with attracting a partner instead of a house. In this case, the person is attracted to someone but their feelings are unrequited and they want to know what to do to snare the object of their desire. Just as Jenn really wanted that particular house, these folks get hung up on wanting this particular person.
The point is that I think it’s important not to get caught up in the form of things. Whether you want a house or a lover, what you really desire is the feeling associated with the object of your desire, not the object itself. Do not confuse the two. Instead, put your intention back on how you wish to feel (in Jenn’s case, abundant and free) and I’ll bet you’ll notice your desire manifesting more quickly, and in a better form than anything you could have imagined.
Simply put, Jenn, you have the knowing hit, because it’s on the way. Your work is to stay open to receiving it. Keep the faith.
I hope this is helpful in some way,
P.S. One of my intentions is to get a true, high-speed Internet connection to my house. Right now, if I want to upload large files like pictures or video, I usually head out to a coffee shop or the local library. It’s manageable, but costly and time consuming.
The other day a package from my Internet provider, Earthlink arrived in the mail. I did not order anything, so I wondered what it could be. I opened the package to find a brand new DSL modem. I have been told for years that DSL was not available, but I have been feeling this intention grow even stronger within me lately.
I called Earthlink, and alas, the modem was for "Drew Rose" and was mistakenly sent to my address. And no, DSL was still not available in my area. For a second I was disappointed. But, in the greater picture of things, I saw the modem as a sign that my connection is on the way. In fact, I know it is. I do not know the exact technology, or how it will happen, but I know it will.