Manifesting Your Dream Home
For years, my husband and I dreamed of having a boat and a home on the water. We love to visit friends who own or rent vacation homes in New York State and New England, and we love to go boating. Our favorite vacations have been spent on lakes and oceans, and we have rented many types of boats. (It's good to learn from your boating mistakes with rentals--we always bought the prop insurance!).
We had a vision of our dream home, but we needed to manifest it. But how do you do that? You must first believe and act as if you already have it. Visualize yourself living there. If the home you want already exists and is nearby, drive "home" from work to your dream home. When you leave the grocery store, point your car in the direction of your dream home and head there. Start to make purchases for your dream home. Wake up each morning with the belief that you are waking up in your dream home.
Making The Dream Reality
After each vacation, my husband visited his bookmarked websites listing waterfront properties for sale practically every day. But the years went by, and still we hadn't achieved our dream. Our mindset was that it was something that we were working hard for that we'd like to have someday. That is why we were stuck in the circumstances of not having it yet.
Then one day, I did something simple that changed our way of thinking. I bought a new set of everyday dishes, I put our old dishes in a box, I labeled the box "Lake House Dishes", and stored them in the attic. I was acting as if we already had a lake house even though we were no closer to owning one than we had been before. That was the beginning of a series of events which quickly culminated in the manifestation of our dream home. Instead of always saying we'd like to have a home on the water someday, we started acting as if we already had it.
It's not enough, though, to just go around acting "as if"--you're going to have to take some kind of action. Pick up the phone and call that real estate agent, calculate what you can afford, put your house up for sale. Your dream home is not going to magically appear if you don't actually do anything to make it happen. You have to take action.
Living the Dream
Today we are living in a home on the Seneca River just a short boat ride from Cross Lake, and have access to several lakes, rivers, and even the ocean via the Erie Canal system of locks. We used the same visualization techniques to manifest our first boat. We cut out a magazine photo of a boat tied to a dock and taped it to a window facing the water. Every time we looked out that window we "saw" our boat in the water tied to our dock. We manifested our first boat two months after moving in. Now we are working on manifesting a bigger boat. Ooops--before I posted this, we actually bought a bigger boat--that was fast!!!