Hi everyone, I'm new here, this place is great and I'm happy to meet everybody
! Thought I'd share my story. I hope it's not to long. I tried to keep it short, but kind of failed since there's so much to LOA haha.
My whole life I've had an overly-powerful imagination. This lead to a sort of depression, since I couldn't have all the things I could so easily create in my head. A few months ago, on a bleak winter day, I decided to sit down and watch the "The Secret", something my friend had told me about years before. While I don't agree with everything they say in that movie, they were definitely on to something with the Law Of Attraction. I've never been spiritual, and still am not really, but it seems to work.
I realized how many times I had already used it, without knowing. Some of those things had odds far greater than the lottery. For example, last summer I found my self in a small town in a foreign country that I visit my family in every year, on the other side of the planet. I truly love it there, but I was lacking one thing: friends. I thought it would be great to have people my age to hang around with. I focused a lot on this.
Fast forward a few months, and I'm back home, at university, and I happen to by chance meet someone (under already odd circumstances), who goes to the exact same small town on the other side of the world. He even eats at the same restaurant as me! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Of course, we became friends, and now I'll be able to make friends with his friends. This is just one great example!
They say for most it's incredibly difficult to attract something so life changing as a lottery win. So, I took this as a goal and a challenge and decided to enlist my over active imagination to help. Week after week I slowly learned more LOA material and adapted my thinking, though I hadn't won. Every week I had a few minutes of being upset at the fact I didn't win, but I made sure to quickly change my mindset to the positive, I knew this win would take a little time to properly manifest.
Sometimes, I could just tell that I got a perfect thought that would improve my vibrational match. I would think about something and suddenly get all giddy and excited. This only lasts for a few minutes at a time though, and only with new exciting thoughts (I can't re-use old ones to the same effect). They've been adding to my vibration over time, and now I feel much closer than ever before.
Jump to a few weeks ago when I realized I was not doing the 'allowing' part. There had always been some part of my mind that said (in the background) 'no, you can't win', and I met that resistance with more resistance. Now, I try to let those thoughts pass through me, and ignore them, instead of trying to resist them.
It seems to work, today, I checked my ticket, and... nothing. This time I was convinced I would win. BUT, this time was different. For the first time, I did not feel like I lost
. In fact, right now, I have this strange energy flowing through me. It feels as if I can just select a lottery out of whim and win it. I feel like I'm at the 'let it go' point, (something Cynthia Stafford, a previous LOA lottery winner, described.) when you get the right energy, you know it's coming and don't feel like any more effort needs to be put into manifesting. It's your belief now, and therefore it will happen!
I think the final step is telling my subconscious it's possible, and I'm slowly getting there. Any ideas on this would be appreciated! thanks! Then I may receive
I look forward to winning, to have nice things for myself, to travel, and then to bring joy and hope to other people in less fortunate situations around the world through some sort of environmental/technological company
. (I'm going to go to Singularity University to meet with similarly minded people, and change the world for the better)
I'll continue to learn stuff from all the helpful posts here
TL;DR: LOA is great, has worked for me, and now I'm trying to focus it to perfection and win the lottery. I worked hard and now feel unbelievably close. Happy to meet everybody here!