Magic. I believe in it wholeheartedly.
I've recently started reading the story of a man who lost an enormous amount of weight (somewhere in the 200-250 pound range). He began his weight loss journey through visualizing what he could look like 100 pounds thinner and believing that he could get there. There were no blocks in his vision. He was so heavy, he could not do any physical exercise while loosing the initial 75 pounds. He got through it by dieting alone. He eventually was able to exercise and went on to get to a healthy weight for his height and age (It took him 2 & 1/2 years) and he looks amazing. His "after" look is exactly as he envisioned himself back in the beginning. Tight skin, six pack, glowing from the inside out without the help of surgery, just good old exercise and diet.
His older, heavier, unhealthier self visualized what he could look like in the future. His story is inspiring and worth a read.
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(moon over Manhattan, last weekend)
I saw myself at the Tribeca Film Festival. I saw the dress I was wearing, I saw the cocktail I was sipping, I saw a panel of guests, I saw myself in the theater for the movie screening, I saw Zak by my side through the entire experience.
And then, the email came through that film fest tickets were on sale at an astronomical amount of money that I could not afford.
But I still had this vision of being there.
A few days later I got an email from the Mileage Plus (where I have been collecting + hoarding a ton of miles) that I could get 2 tickets to a private screening, with a cocktail hour reception beforehand, a Q+A panel that includes the filmmakers and actors for 15,000 of my miles. Like I said, I have thousands of miles I've been saving. 15K was chump change.
Done + Done.
I booked us a room at the Tribeca Grand Hotel which cost less than the price of a ticket into the festival.
A date night like no other.
A vision coming to fruition.
See yourself there. Your future self will leave breadcrumbs for you to follow and the universe will answer your call.
Do you believe in magic? I do. Happy Day!