Dream On with Excitement, Expectation, Faith and More!
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it! So true. And if you wish for something awesome and wonderful you just might get that, too. Timing is relative, that’s for sure. Something wished for many years ago will finally come to fruition decades later, and suddenly you find yourself experiencing an answered prayer made long ago. Has this ever happened to you? It certainly has for me, and multiple times over.
This boomerang energy effect proves to me, that wishes we send “out there” continue to exist long after we have moved on and let them go. I will once again use a career example, as the job of nursing has offered numerous opportunities for a variety of environments.
Three years ago I worked in a very intense acute care locked psychiatric unit as a travel nurse in Michigan. My contract was for just over two months, and during my days off I focused on clearing away a storage unit that had been sitting there for over 8 years collecting dust and rent payments. I had long since moved to Oregon, leaving many belongings behind. The unit was full to the brim with furniture from a three bedroom condo I still owned there, including many sentimental items and tons of miscellaneous things, including books and children’s toys.
I didn’t know what my next travel nurse position would be after Michigan, but I had an open mind and a lot of hopes for a place closer to Oregon. A nurse aide who worked with me on the unit and who had been living in the area all his life, spent some downtime at work showing me his photos of a new home he had just purchased across from a lake. The home was perfect, but he still had no furniture. I was in a situation where I could barely move an inch in the unit and didn’t know how to even start clearing it out. Spontaneously I told him that if he took a day off work and brought a moving van, I would fill his home with antiques and all sorts of furniture for free, my gift!
He and his dad came with a truck and after some moving time, the unit was clear enough for me to finally move around. I waved goodbye to my lovely sentimental furniture, feeling also good that all of it was going to one place and that it was appreciated. The shift of energy in the unit was tangible, and I spent hours sifting through what was left. As I did so I stumbled across love letters from the love of my life, the one that got away. I re-read them all these years later and released more energy with tears and surrender. It all felt good. Lighter and powerful.
I mention these releases while working in the environment of the storage unit because I noticed that with each shift and letting go of “stuff”, even cluttered emotions from my past, that something also in my life was shifting. The storage unit had been holding on to ‘stuck energy’ and as I gifted books and toys and furniture to friends, Goodwill, work associates, and extended family . . . my own energy began to shift and lighten in ways I can only describe as positive and exciting.
On my last day of clearing the unit, where I whittled items down to boxes sent in the mail and what would fit in my car to drive back to Oregon, I received an email from a scout who had seen me on LinkedIn. I had created a LinkedIn page to find a long-lost sixth-grade friend who didn’t use Facebook, and not as a career finder. Yet here I was reading his message in my email about a possible job opportunity and responding to him.
I answered his email and he immediately asked if he could call me. I said yes. Five minutes later I was on the phone talking to this someone who was describing the most ideal job opportunity with every single essential on my “perfect job wish list” being checked off as he spoke.
- Work from home back in Oregon, check!
- Lovely set of patients to work with, check!
- Cutting edge medicine, check!
- A role where I make a difference using all my best strengths, check!
- Abundance with time, money and benefits, check!
- A positive environment with awesome co-workers, check!
- Traveling around to different amazing places a few times a year, check!
- Great food and social work culture, check!
- Available the day after my contract ends with this current job I was in, check!
This was too good to be true that I actually laughed at the scout as he spoke, somewhat disbelieving him. The role fits me like a glove so perfectly that I was taken aback by its lightning strike appearance. But I have come to accept that miracles happen and I have invited them into my life again and again. Instead of knee-jerk blocking this sudden job opportunity I decided to explore a little more and trust the process.
He asked if I would be willing to take a call from a hiring manager and I said yes. A few minutes later, while standing in my empty storage unit, I answered the phone again.
“Are you interested in this job?” The voice of my lovely future manager asked.
I barely hesitated to answer affirmatively, in case this was for real.
“When can you interview?” She went on ” There will be two managers who will need to meet you soon, either in Michigan or we can fly you to Seattle to meet with us.”
I answered that in two days, Friday the 13th, I could meet them in Seattle for an interview.
“Great! Do me a favor and go online, find our website and job, then apply please.”
“Yes, yes, of course, I will do that right away.”
So I was off to find a Starbucks with available wifi, so I could apply for this new awesome job that I was already scheduled to fly across the country to interview for. As I drove to the coffee shop I was grateful I had packed my metal lock box with all my important papers necessary for applying to jobs, because later that day I found myself at the library filling out forms, faxing and signing things to get the show on the road. Two days later there I was in a Hilton hotel lobby of Seattle interviewing for a new amazing nursing role, a timely opportunity that had seemingly miraculously found me as I worked steadily alone, (releasing all that stagnant energy) in the storage unit!
As I had labored in the unit, I simultaneously sent out positive requests and creative visualizations that my next job would be perfect and timely. Instead of fear of the unknown, I chose excitement of what opportunities lay ahead. I chose to dream big with hope and expectation. I chose to dream on.
The salary was exactly as I asked it to be. The role was one I have practiced my whole life to do in various roles and experiences I have had. My hiring manager’s manager called me after the job offer and welcomed me to “the best job you will ever have!” and to be truthful, there isn’t a day that goes by nearly three years later, that I don’t agree with her more.
At first, I would try to describe my new job to co-workers from my last job at the hospital, or to friends and even family, and constantly get the reaction . . . “this sounds too good to be true. It’s not real is it?” I no longer attempt to convince anyone of the miracle that found me that day, instead I share this story every so often, as a validation to others including myself, that staying open to miracles, to answered prayers and most of all to positive creative visualization outcomes- is key to manifesting your life the way you desire it to be.
After I was hired and going through four weeks of amazingly fun orientation in Chicago, my new manager asked me how I felt.
I answered honestly, “Karin, I feel I have hit the jackpot!”
She laughed and knew exactly what I meant. Adding that for her on that day when she found me, she felt the same because she needed someone to fill my slot by Friday the 13th, the very day I said I was available. She added that she was ready to move mountains to hire me on if need be.
Right place, right time, the right energy, right on! ( . . . and dream on)
Enthusiastically YES! Dream on for sure . . . with expectation, excitement, positivity and with faith that what you ask for will happen. ((Let timing take care of itself)).
May the light of your soul guide you and bless the work that you do
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`*.¸.* ´* peace * ´¯`•.¸¸. Love
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