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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies June 11, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.

Donald-DirectorThe Secret to living the life of your dreams . . . know what you want.  Not what others want for you, or from you, but what you want for yourself.

Use Creative Visualization.  Ask questions to Access Your Inner Wisdom.  Listen to the answers.  For example:  Today’s your last day on Earth, what would you do? Who would you see?

It’s rather amazing how quickly our dreams manifest . . . once we know what we want and allow The Law of Attraction to work its magic.

In November 2008, while still living in Maryland, I envisioned how I would spend my last 24 hours on Earth (if I KNEW they would be my last):

Blurry-eyed, I sat down at my computer with a cup of coffee, noting the promise of another cloudy, wet, dreary, dismal winter day.  Ugh.

Before I jolted the computer awake, an e-mail flashed onto the screen:


You have only 24 hours to live.  Make the most of them!

See you soon, GOD

Shocked, but pleased to have 24 more hours, I ran down the hall, ”BFF, call Habitat and tell them you have a family emergency ~ we’re going to  celebrate my last day on Earth!”

To read the rest of the post . . .  Palm Trees and Capris 

Writing about palm trees and capris and a warm island breeze caused me to rethink our plans for the Holidays.

Instead of heading to New Jersey a month later, we migrated south, to Florida, for a 2 week vacation on Anna Maria Island.

* * *

Two months after writing the initial post, I shared a few magical moments from our sun-dappled vacation with others:

We had a wonderful time, just as envisioned . . . palm trees, and capris, with a mild Gulf breeze.   Bliss! 

It was sunny and warm virtually every day and we had a blast with my sister and her family ~ Frisbee on the beach, boating on the Manatee River, checking out quaint shops and restaurants, playing games into the wee hours with my nieces (Rummy 500, Yahtzee, and Scram Scrabble), and hanging out at the pool.  

As our time all-too-quickly wound down, we did something quite daring for us . . . we decided to extend our stay for the rest of the Winter.  

We signed a short-term lease on a small one bedroom apartment and came home to collect “a few” belongings which will quickly consume all the space in the apartment and spill out into the parking lot.

Hope your New Year holds enough uncertainty to add some spice to your life, but not so much that you end up with heartburn.  Happy New Year 

A month after relocating to Florida, our waterfront home in Maryland, which had been sitting quietly on the market for 15 months . . . like a sailboat stuck in a Dead Calm . . . SOLD!

And here we are . . . under swaying palms . . . with a closet full of capris
With boldness of action . . . our dreams became . . . self-fulfilling prophesies

Quote:  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.  ~ Helen Keller

To throw a bit more synchronicity into the mix:

I read a comment by Milk Fever this morning on The Weirdness of Life:  “One of the strangest side effects from being a writer is that many of the things I write about come to pass in some way.  Just wondering if I’m the only one to experience this?”  Her comment there inspired this post.

After posting this piece, I ran around to Milk Fever’s Blog (my first visit) to tell her.  As the page opened, I stopped dead in my tracks at the title (and graphics) of her last post:  If You Were Stranded On A Desert Island.

Her post, written in the wee hours of the morning, long before I considered writing this post, describes her desire to head someplace warm.  Although her post mirrors this post, nothing in the comment she left on The Weirdness of Life hinted at its subject matter.

One Mind, One Muse? 

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1. Paula - June 11, 2010

How wonderful! We, too, have been on the receiving end of dreams fulfilled – over and over again! The “attitude of gratitude” is also an important aspect of dreaming your dreams and pursuing your heart’s desires! What we have right now is usually the result of what we asked for in the first place, so be grateful, and start looking for the next adventure! It might be just around the corner (as it was for you), or a ways down the road, but those last 24 are always upon us – life holds no guarantees, except that it will change!

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

Absolutely. In fact, I’ve written several posts on Gratitude, including:



Glad that you’re finding your dreams coming true!

2. Richard W Scott - June 11, 2010

There is another way to have what you want in life, and while it sounds very easy, it is a bit tricky.

In order to get what you want, first learn to want what you have.

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

Even though it sounds a bit contradictory with the above, I agree with you.

Most of what we desire is secondary to the desire for happiness.

Happiness is not always getting what we want . . . it’s wanting what we already have.

And when we appreciate what we already have . . . with an attitude of gratitude . . . we tend to attract more good things into our lives.

Paula - June 11, 2010

One of my primary goals in life has been to always want only what I need, and to need what I want. To quote Robert Frost, in the final stanza of “Two Tramps in Mud Time:”

“But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.”

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

Great philosphy.

I think that it was Robert Frost who said, when asked how he would spend his last days on the planet:

“I would keep weeding my garden.”

3. Barbara Gunn - June 11, 2010

I just went on to read about your last 24 hours on earth. It was so real I thought it was real, but I must admit I did expect you to wake up at any moment. Wonderful writing!!

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

Thanks, Barbara.

While writing it, I kept closing my eyes and saying “what next?” I saw it, then I wrote it.

And now . . . I’m living the dream!

4. agatha82 - June 11, 2010

Wow, isn’t it great how synchronicity works? Yes, I do agree with Milk Fever’s comments on my blog (and thank you for mentioning it here)
Us writers seem to draw things to ourselves, maybe because we dare to dream about them. Great blog 🙂

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

I hope every one runs around to check out your blog. You’re a sweetie!

Paula - June 12, 2010

Just stopped by…love it, and thanks Nancy for that redirect!

5. milkfever - June 11, 2010

Amazing stuff. What makes me laugh is that I still keep being surprised by the synchronicity of this precious planet. After all the miracles I’ve experienced – and there have been many – you’d think I’d get used to it by now.
By being open to miracles we invite them into our life with greater frequency.
Thank you, beautiful, for this gorgeous post.
We are all one after all.
x Lisa

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

The Universe loves to make us laugh!

When we keep our hearts and minds open to the mysteries and miracles of life . . . we are seldom disappointed.

Thanks for your lovely comment, and for sharing your muse with me!

6. cindy - June 13, 2010

A great post Nancy, I am not even going to go into synchronicity happening YET AGAIN between you and I. Suffice to say, erm … I was thinking in the bath this morning …

nrhatch - June 13, 2010


Love it when we think in sync –> in sink –> in bath! : )

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