Friday, March 21, 2014

How I Won a Trip to Las Vegas!

It all started one day last September when I heard my favorite classic rock station ask, "Would you like to win a trip to Las Vegas?"

To which I instantly replied to whoever could hear me, "Well of course I would, are you nuts?"

The announcer then proceeded to explain that several times during the week they would announce the contest and you had to be the tenth caller in order to get your name in the drawing.  Then, on a specific day in October, you had to be listening at a specific time and if your name was drawn you had ten minutes to call them up and claim your trip. 

I thought about it for a few minutes, imagining myself winning, and how much fun it would be for my Sweetie and I to go to Vegas.  I hadn't been there since I took my daughter for her 21st birthday and that was over eight years ago, and he had never been to Vegas at all. It was definitely time.

So right then and there I decided that was for me. I wanted to win the trip to Las Vegas. 

I immediately started to prepare.   
  • I checked my calendar to make sure I didn't already have something planned for the date of the trip. (The radio station had a specific date you must take the trip.) I didn't have anything scheduled so I wrote it in.  "Going to Las Vegas"
  • Then I put the date in my phone calendar with an alert to remind me to be up early on the day of the drawing so I could be listening and prepared to call in when they drew my name.
  • Next, I contacted my nephew to see if he could run my retail shop while I was away.
  • I got online and ordered a free copy of the Las Vegas Visitor's Guide. So I could start planning my activities right away.
I was really excited! Woo Hoo! We were going to Las Vegas!

Each time the radio announcer gave the cue, I started calling, and calling, and calling.  It actually took me about three weeks before I was finally the tenth caller and my name in the drawing, but I was in. I felt so confidant I would win, every time I heard them announce another contestant's name, I just thought about Vegas and how fun it would be.

The Wednesday morning of the drawing, I got up early and tuned it. Sure enough the DJ announced, "A**** Miller you are the winner and have ten minutes to call us and claim your trip".  WHAT?? A. Miller? I'm Kathleen Miller. Hmmm, I must admit I had a moment of disappointment. 

Then suddenly, I got really excited because I realized, I was only half a name away from winning. I know it sounds crazy but I actually jumped up and down in excitement because I was so close.  That meant the Universe was working on it, it was on the way!  I celebrated the closeness of the match.

After that, I just let it go.  When my Vegas visitor's guide arrived in the mail, I looked through it still thinking I would love to take my Sweetie to Vegas.  Who knows? All possibilities exist.

A couple of weeks went by, the weather turned colder, and it was close to the date I had marked "going to Las Vegas" in my calendar.  I admit, I felt kinda down, and a wee bit cranky when I saw it right there in print, in my calendar, reminding me I was not the winner. 

Knowing that what I am feeling is what I am vibrating and attracting, I knew I needed to find some way to shift into "a better feeling place".  So I decided to go home from work, relax, kick off my shoes, sip some hot coffee, (it was already snowing here), and enter some online sweepstakes while listening to Christmas music.  I just love Christmas music.  It always makes me feel good.  So for about the next hour, that's what I did.  It felt like inspired action.

I subscribe to a sweepstakes newsletter online, so I entered for all kinds of things.  Cars, trips, computers, cash, etc.  I find it lots of fun to enter because there's always the possibility you may win.  I love that feeling, hopeful and full of possibilities.  After all, you have to enter to win. 

I went on about my routine after that, never giving it anymore thought.  Then Wednesday, Dec 12th, I received a phone call to verify that I was indeed Kathleen Miller, birth date, etc. because I was the grand prize winner of a trip to Las Vegas!   

Am I excited? Absolutely!  Am I surprised? Did I just get Lucky? Not at all.  Why?  Because, I was really clear about what I wanted.  I had imagined how much fun it would be and vibrationally aligned with that.  I prepared to receive it, and took inspired action.  I didn't let not winning the trip from the radio station shift me back into "reality", I celebrated the closeness of the match, instead.

The Universe delivered back to me what I had visualized, even better.  I get to choose when I want to go.

Way to go Universe, that's the way I like to roll! 

Lucky Lady

Have you ever won a vacation?  Tell me all about it.  I love inspiring stories.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How Fast Can the Universe Deliver?

There is a national sandwich chain that claims their delivery is Freaky Fast. 
I won't name any names here but I'm sure you know to whom I am referring, and yes, I have tried them, and yes, they delivered my sub pretty Freaky Fast!  8 whole minutes after I hit the place order button on my laptop, I was sitting at my desk unwrapping my freshly made sandwich in amazement. That's Freaky Fast if you ask me!

Now I am asking, how fast can the UNIVERSE deliver?

A few weeks ago, my Sweetie and I were having an evening out shopping, not something we do very often, but we had a list of things we needed to buy, so after work we headed out, and we were on our last stop, which was Target.  After finding what we came for, we stopped to browse in the DVD section. 

My Sweetie and I enjoy watching movies, especially ones that make us laugh.

While browsing, I noticed a movie that had several actors we really like, and a pretty well known director, so I asked my Sweetie if he had seen it, or heard of it.  He said, "no, he hadn't", but we both agreed it looked like it might be fun to watch.   

Seeing as we had already spent all the moolah we had intended to spend for the evening and the DVD cost $15, I wondered if perhaps our local library might have a copy. So I asked my Sweetie, "Why don't you go to the library tomorrow and see if they have it? That way, we can just check it out and watch it for free."  He said, "OK, write down the title." (It was already late in the evening and the library was closed for the day).

So I get out my phone, look it up on Amazon, and bookmark it, so I can remember the title.

We go on about our shopping, checkout, and then head home.  He drops me off at my house and about ten minutes later I get a text message from him that says,  "I am totally freaked out!"

Fearing the worst, I call him up and ask "OMG, what's wrong?"

When he had arrived home, in his mailbox was a letter from the library notifying him that his DVD was on hold for him and was available for him to pick up. The very DVD we had just looked at, and hadn't even known existed before going into Target.

He was so freaked out that he said, "How did they put it on hold?  I never knew this movie existed?  I never called there or went there, this just came in my mail! I am definitely going there tomorrow to find out how this happened!"

I just laughed and answered, "I love it!  I know exactly how it happened, we asked, and the Universe delivered!"

I don't know about you, but that's the way I like my desires to manifest, FREAKY FAST.

Sometimes it seems like the Universe takes forever, so why did this manifest so fast?

Here's my thoughts on the matter.

  • First of all, we just had a clear desire to see it.  We figured it would be fun and make us laugh. (We knew what we wanted and why we wanted it.)

  • We focused a little attention on it.  (I'd say about three minutes worth, Abraham suggests 68 seconds)

  • We decided and intended to see it.

  • We decided on our inspired action step to take. (Check at the library the next morning to see if they had it)

  • Then, we just let it go and went on about our shopping, trusting and believing we would, never giving it another thought. (We turned it over to the Universe without even realizing it)

So how fast can the Universe deliver? I call that Freaky Fast!

Until next time,

Lucky Lady

How fast has something manifested for you?  Comment below.