How I Manifested $5,000
Okay, I didn't exactly manifest $5000. I unlost it, which is even better.
I am not a morning person. The morning we left for my sister's wedding was no exception. The Super Shuttle arrived in 4 AM darkness, and I had slept a total of two hours. Focused on not projectile vomiting on the passengers in front of us, Cranky Amy was in full swing on the short ride from Daly City to SFO. My mind raced with negativity. Grumpy my seventy six year-old father had to climb into the back seat, annoyed my mother was frantically stressed about the flight, and deeply worried our garment bag wouldn't qualify as a carry on and we'd get slapped with a $25 charge at the gate, my mood was foul, and there was nothing to be done about it.
Cranky Amy was in full swing and deeply worried our garment bag wouldn't qualify as a carry on and we'd get slapped with a $25 charge at the gate
Fifteen minutes later, bags in hand, we walked into our terminal. I scanned our luggage as we got in line. The garment bag never made it out of the car. I cringed at the thought of losing my father's new $300 wardrobe he needed to walk my sister down the aisle. Unbeknownst to me the pocket of his new sports coat held my sister's wedding gift: a hefty stack of hundred dollar bills.
I scanned our luggage as we got in line. The garment bag never made it out of the car.
I nearly laughed. So focused on the fear of being charged a measly $25 bucks to check the bag, I never figured my negative mindset would cause me to forget it entirely. I had to turn my mindset around, and fast.
I kicked Cranky Amy the hell out of SFO, and dove into action. I tried texting the driver and filing an online lost and found form. Frustrated, I admitted to my parents I didn't know what to do. My father remained unnervingly calm, and said "if there's nothing we can do about it, there's no sense worrying." And in an instant it clicked. There was something I could do about it. I turned my mindset around, took a deep breath, and told myself we are getting on that plane and that bag is coming with us.
There was something I could do about it. I turned my mindset around, took a deep breath, and told myself we are getting on that plane and that bag is coming with us.
Calmly, I searched for the phone number and waited on hold. At least twenty minutes had passed, our shuttle was probably halfway to its next pickup. The operator put my on hold. Instead of worrying it was a long shot getting the bag back before we boarded, I chose to know we would get it back in plenty of time. My mindset dictated the situation.
The operator put my on hold. Instead of worrying it was a long shot getting the bag back before we boarded, I chose to know we would get it back in plenty of time. My mindset dictated the situation.
Five minutes later, the operator returned. Miraculously, our driver was only at another terminal. If I waited outside, he would swing by the door and drop off the bag. I smiled, my limbs filling with relief. I stood in the early morning San Francisco air, checking my phone. 4:45. He will be here by 5:00, giving us just enough time to get through security I told myself. Like some kind of beautiful early morning magic, the blue and yellow van pulled up at 5:00 on the dot. I held a ten dollar bill in my hand, ready to tip the driver. For a moment the fear of the $25 luggage fee crossed my mind. I slipped the ten back in my wallet, and handed the driver a twenty as he handed me the tattered navy blue bag. "Thank you for saving my sister's wedding!" I yelled as he got back in the car," a giant smile plastered on my face.
So maybe I didn't exactly manifest $5000. But I practiced the perfect mindset experiment. First, I dwelled on the garment bag's negative potential ($25 fees), and low and be hold, terrible things happened to the garment bag. Next, I focused on the positive. I didn't need the bag out of desperation. I had no idea what my father really stood to lose (More hundred dollar bills than I'd ever seen IRL). Instead, I was sure the bag would return to us before the plane left the runway, and it did. I also let go of the fear of losing money, and chose to give it freely with gratitude. Because sometimes a little gratitude and a whole lot of positive mindset can make magic happen.
Do you have any crazy stories about mindset and manifesting? Do you ever think your mindset dictates how your story unfolds? Wish you were better at manifesting? Think I'm crazy? Tell me about it in the comments!