In this week's series of articles, I have been discussing creating the world we want to live in. The possibilities of what we can bring into our lives by manifesting is endless! Often we find ourselves in situations we hadn't expected when we expressed an intent.
An intent is simply thinking or stating a desire for something. You've probably heard the saying, be careful what you wish for. It is true!
My favorite manifestation wasn't a physical item I received (darn it all!) but more of an answer to a question, proof that the "system" works without boundaries. I was having a series of dreams that led me to wonder how I could manifest the one perfect romantic partner if he lived somewhere far off.
At that time I was involved with an online group of cloth dollmakers. We were working on a doll swap, creating a doll to appear like the man of our dreams. I didn't want to disclose what I was working on, but conversation on the email list was low and I wanted to stir things up. I told them about Troy Dann.
Troy Dann is a rancher from Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. He had a TV show in the 90s on the Travel Channel called Outback Adventures. And he's a hunk! He had a website at the time, so I told all my dollmaker friends about my crush on this guy, and how interesting the show was. You know, I pulled out all my Valley Girl roots and poured it on!
After a few days of ongoing conversation with many women joining in, one of our quieter members spoke up. "I know him."
I gasped when I read that! I had made a fool of myself, acting like a teenager, in front of someone who knew him? She lived in the same area and their families had been friends since before Troy was born! I thought I might live through all this when the subject finally died down.
Then I got a private email from the woman in Alice. It had an image attached. I waited on dialup, watching as row after row of pixels appeared. I saw a white cowboy hat, then Troy's face appeared. How fun, I thought, she has sent me a picture of Troy! The picture kept loading.
As it reached the bottom I realized he was holding something. A sign. "G'Day Aileen!" it read. I shrieked! He knew about my crush! It was like being in high school again when Gary Michaels found out I had a crush on Brad Rhinehart and Eric Macias overheard and told Brad!
The good news was that I would never actually have to own up to this crush in person. (Dangerous words, he's likely to appear at my door, now!) Apparently Troy had been at a book signing and my friend told him about his American fan and all the new fans I had generated. "Do you think she'd like a book?" he asked. I now own both that book, Bulldust and Dreams, and the one he published a year later, Troy Dann's Outback, both inscribed "Aileen, My Love, Troy Dann."
In all seriousness, while I don't think that Troy was the dream guy I was looking for, it showed me that the world is a small place. If we want it badly enough, there isn't much that can keep us from finding what we need in life.
And we need to be careful what we ask. The next time you start to fantasize over a seemingly impossible dream, make sure it is one you want to invest your time in, and a life you want to live!