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June 14, 2005

Tattered and Torn Blue Jeans

I don't have a collector mentality, things don't make me happy. Well, let me clarify that statement. Sure, I like having things. It's fun to buy new things, surround myself with beautiful decor, and wear clothing that makes me feel good. However, having closets full of clothing and a house packed with trinkets doesn't make me necessarily happy.

For several years now I have used a simple rule that has helped me from accumulating junk and useless materials: One item in, one item out. I can't simply buy a new pair of shoes on a whim unless I'm willing to part ways with a favorite pair I already own.

This system really works well for me. Also, when we cling to things the Universe often views us as content with the status quo. New things have a difficult time finding their way into our lives when there is so much clutter blocking the pathways. I have a true story to share about my son when he was in college that demonstrates this idea very well.

While visiting my then college-aged son he told me that he really needed a new pair of blue jeans. He only had two pairs of jeans to his name. One was a decent enough pair, but the second pair had many tears it them and he felt embarrassed whenever he wore them. I then asked him why he continued to wear them if they truly embarrassed him. He gave me a non-verbal response--a shrug to his shoulders. I then explained to him that whenever he wore those torn jeans that he was signaling to the Universe that he was "okay" with wearing them--relaying the message that he didn't really need another pair. I suggested he get rid of them and that the Universe would somehow supply him with another pair that suited his needs better. He then "winked" at me.

About a week later he phoned me to tell me that he had tossed out that raggedy pair of blue jeans. Then, he went on to tell me that a couple of days afterwards when he was returning to his apartment after attending one of his classes that he found a pair of jeans laying in the front yard. This pair of jeans were almost new, freshly laundered, and also a perfect fit!

As it turned out, he lived two blocks from a laundromat and other students often walked past his apartment toting their laundry bags. Obviously, someone accidently dropped a pair of jeans from their pile of clean clothing on their walk back from the laundromat. Although, I don't think it was really an accident. The Universe must have felt that my son had a greater need for those jeans than whoever lost them.

My son then went on to tell me that when I had suggested that he toss out his old jeans that he had assumed that I would buy him a new pair to replace them. Well, we both had a good laugh about that.

Anyway, he learned a very important lesson about Universal Law that day. He lives a simple life with simple needs-- his closets are much more sparse than mine, and he's okay with that. All his needs are met.

Copyright © 2004 - Phylameana lila Désy

June 13, 2005

Itchy Palms

Although there is some scientific explanation as to why our palms can itch, my experience with itchy palms leans more toward superstition or intuition. I have learned that an itchy palm is an indicator of fortune coming my way. I can expect that money will find its way into my hands very soon, usually within 24 hours. An itchy palm will deliver me a check in the mail or actual cash handed over to me. The amount isn't always significant, sometimes when I'm expecting cash due to the familiar itching a penny will be found on the sidewalk when I go for a walk. A penny doesn't disappoint me because I understand the law of attraction.

We need to be open to abundance in all forms to assure that wealth continuously makes a pathway toward us. If you refuse a small blessing such as a shiney (or dirty) coin in the roadway because you can't be bothered to stoop down to pick it up, the universe takes note of it. You would be in essence sending out the message that you are not grateful for this gift. Next time when there is a loose hundred dollar bill floating around in the wind, it won't be landing at your feet. The universe will see to it that it will go to another person who is more "open to receiving."

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