Have you ever known what you wanted, set your intention, gotten into alignment, been feeling like it's a done deal, and then nothing turned out like you wanted?
Well, that happened to me last week.
It all started a couple months ago when I heard the announcement that Elton John was coming to a town near me. I instantly wanted to go.
|Elton John studio album released April 1970|
If you've been following my blog, you must realize by now, I love, love, love a good concert.
I have had some really wonderful experiences, such as the Steve Miller Band concert, been backstage to meet Bobby Caldwell, went on board the New Riders tour bus, got to attend the Willie Nelson concert for free, just to name a few.
So, I set my intentions, that I wanted to go, I wanted it to be easy, fun, and affordable. Of course the local radio station started giving away free tickets but you had to listen between 6 and 10 am. Getting up at 6 am did not feel like inspired action to me but I did listen from around 8 to 10. Each time I heard the cue, I dialed, but all I got was the busy signal every day, all the way to Friday which was the last day they were giving away tickets. I didn't let that shift me out of my alignment. I just kept thinking, lots can happen.
On Saturday afternoon, they suddenly announced out of the blue, the 10th caller would win tickets. Wow, another opportunity just for me. I started dialing. Nothing, zero, zip, busy, busy, busy.
I could just see myself on the front row, watching Elton John play the piano, feeling the vibration of the music, feel my Sweetie's hand in mine as we listened to "Your Song". There was still three more days before the show, the Universe had plenty of time.
I decided on Monday I would check the status of available tickets on Ticketmaster. Unless I wanted to be behind the stage, (a lot different than being backstage), which I did not, or if I wanted to pay a princely sum to be in the nosebleed section, which I did not, it did not look promising. Once again, I chose to remember what I wanted and how it would feel, and trust it would happen. That felt good.
On Monday afternoon, the radio announced that Tuesday morning if you were the 10th caller when you heard two Elton John songs back to back, you would win FRONT ROW SEATS. I was totally thrilled. This was it. The Universe was going to give me exactly what I wanted. It was a good thing I had gotten the busy signal before. See, it was all working out perfectly.
Once again, I decided not to get up at 6 am. Instead, I felt that I should just tune in whenever I woke up and it would be the right time.
On Tuesday morning, I turned on my radio somewhere around 9 am, just in time to hear the announcer say be the 10th caller for Elton John tickets. I started dialing. Busy again. The DJ announced the winner. It was A. Miller. Sound familiar? A. Miller, the same, the one and only, the guy that won the Las Vegas Trip!
I turned off my radio. As I stood there I wondered. Was the Universe having a laugh at my expense? This was just too "coincidental" to be a coincidence. I decided right then and there, the Universe was giving me a sign that I would be seeing Elton John, up close and personal. Just keep the faith. I decided to go on about my usual morning routine. Setting my intentions for the day, writing in my journal, saying some feel good affirmations, and visualizing before getting ready for the day.
When suddenly I had the urge to turn the radio back on. The last few notes of Elton John's "Your Song" were fading away, and "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", came on. There it was! The two Elton John songs back to back! I hadn't missed out on those front row seats after all. I started dialing, I knew this was it.
Busy, busy, busy. The DJ announced, "Kathy, has just won front row seats to see Elton John."
I couldn't believe it. I didn't win? Kathy? My name is Kathleen and I have been called Kathy plenty of times. What? First A. Miller, now Kathy?
I must admit for the first few minutes I allowed myself to feel totally disappointed. How could this be? Was I fooling myself about being in alignment? It didn't feel like it. I was feeling good, but I hadn't won.
Now I could have chosen to be upset, to feel like a loser, declare that life is unfair, the odds are against me, it's all rigged, why did I bother, to feel cheated, make this my new story, etc.
But I am a powerful, deliberate, creator. I know that in every moment I am either attracting what I want, or pushing it away.
Here is what Abraham says:
"Deliberate creation is about finding a way to look at what is in a way that pleases you. It's finding a way to emotionally feel different than your current circumstances seem to dictate."
So, did I lose? Not at all. I choose to believe I am a winner. I choose to celebrate how close I have gotten so far, and to believe there is another wonderful, magical, concert experience on it's way to me, even now. That it doesn't always show up exactly when we want it to, but it will show up as long as I stay in alignment. That is the Law. I choose to keep the faith and know the Universe knows how to deliver and when to deliver.
When I look at it this way, it pleases me. It feels good now. Woohoo!
Love and luck,