The art of allowing requires action, and once action is taken, the universe steps up to give you more of what you allowed yourself.
You might recall in last week's blog I bought myself a new bag. The bag stretched me, financially and out of my comfort zone. But once I had got it I felt better about myself. I was happy with my bag and it made me feel beautiful.
Yesterday I decided that I'd like a little bag with a wrist loop to use when I go out - now I have a bigger bag that is too big to be taking out on evenings out.
After dropping off my man at work I went to the local outlet mall to look for one. I went into a normal bag shop and I didn't much like the little bags in there. Then I came across a Fossil shop that I had looked in last week when I was buying my first bag, I loved the bags but they were out of my budget. They were having a massive sale. The shop was packed with people. The discounts were incredible at 75% discount and more.
There were so many amazing little bags with wrist loops, but I whittled my selection down from 5 to my favourite. I looked at my once beautiful purse, which was discoloured from getting wet and decided while the prices were this amazing I'd treat myself to a new purse too.
I really enjoyed shopping, and that feeling is quite new for me. I allowed an assistant to help me choose, and that is a big step for me, too. I chose my purse and went home very happy with $200 worth of bag and purse for just $60. I took the photo above and enjoyed filling my new purse up.
Then a feeling of excitement took over me. When I had been in the shop, the staff were talking to people around me saying "Are you back for more?"
I realised that I needed to go back for more. I hadn't looked at the handbags and I knew that I loved them last week, when they were out of my price range.
So I went back, my friendly assistant gushed that the purse and little bag I had bought before had sold out now. I told her I was in for a bag this time. So she helped me choose a style and colour. I opted for this lovely bag in black.
All in all I got $640 worth of bags for just $165. I had to raid my savings for some money, but I knew it was worth it.
Transferring the contents from my nearly new handbag to my new handbag I realised that last week's bag although pretty was not such high quality as my new new bag. I had taken a step up in less than a week.
It made me realise HOW I had taken such a big leap from chavy hippie bag to high quality leather Fossil bag in less than a week.
I had taken action!
I didn't listen to the little voice inside my head that said things like
"You don't deserve it"
"You don't need it"
"You don't have the money for it"
"Other things are way more important"
I decided I deserved it and wanted it and I bought a bag that made me feel better about myself. The grateful happy bag energy that I created within me attracted more of that same energy - and I allowed that, too.
What's more, it made me feel really beautiful. Here I am in the evening, I had taken a moment out from reading my novel to take my photo because I felt beautiful.
Through all of this I realised that the art of allowing requires clear action, and as soon as you step up and allow yourself to have something that makes you feel great, the universe just wants to shower you with more.
What have you been wishing for that you haven't taken action on yet?
What action could you take TODAY to take a step toward it?
Please share your answers and comments in the comments section below.
Me? I've been wishing for a car. But I've not taken action yet.
So this afternoon I am going to look around the car yards and choose one!
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