A few weeks back I watched a documentary on Morrissey, the solo recording artist and former front man of The Smiths. I have been a fan of his work since I first became aware of it many years ago. After watching this documentary I immediately knew that I wanted to see Morrissey in concert before he quits touring, and perhaps even to meet him. Later the same day, I was having lunch with some friends from a former job, and I was talking about how I had decided that I wanted to see Morrissey in concert. They were not really familiar with his music, so after lunch I played one of his songs off of YouTube on my phone. While I was trying to play this song, the phone rang and I answered it. It was my wife calling. Guess what she was calling about! She was calling to tell me that Morrissey was going to be in Atlanta and she wanted to know if she should buy us tickets. I said “Yes” and after hanging up I looked at my friends and told them that they had just witnessed the law of attraction at work. My wife had no idea that I wanted to see Morrissey, or that I had watched a documentary earlier in the day. We had not spoken about anything related to music in months, and nothing concerning Morrissey or The Smiths in probably a year or more.
So, is it just a coincidence that she happened to look and see if Morrissey was touring on the same day that I (hours away from her) had decided that I wanted to see him? That’s how most people look at it, but if you are on this email list, I hope that you realize that this is actually the law of attraction at work. I love these little attractions that seem to fall in your lap almost immediately. They are great belief builders, and they are fun to talk about. But, I also want to talk about HOW this was attracted so quickly.
So, what made this intention different than others that didn’t materialize immediately? There are a couple of differences. First, I didn’t have time to worry about how to make this happen. I never even thought about looking to see if he was touring, or give any consideration to how this was going to come about. In short, I stayed out of the way and let the Universe take control. Second, I was detached from it. I didn’t have any emotional attachment to it, other than enjoying the thought of it actually happening. Third, I knew that it was something that could happen, but not necessary the way that it happened. I knew that going to a Morrissey concert wouldn’t be difficult. It was an intention that was completely within my range of confident belief. And lastly, I felt very positive about it. I was talking to others about it, and having a good time. I got a few nuggets from the documentary that were inspiring to me, and I was thinking about these things throughout the day. Overall I was in a good mood.
To summarize: 1) decide what you want; 2) stay out of the way; 3) emotionally detach; 4) believe that it can happen easily, and 5) have fun and stay positive.