This is a follow up post to Mary Carol Moran’s guest post last Sunday, in which she mentioned that she used a “Papers Technique” to manifest her new rental property. So many of them you asked for details on the technique, that I asked Lady Awesomesauce if she wouldn’t mind writing it up for us. And, true to her name, she did. By popular demand, here’s Mary Carol:
As I write, bursts of ozone fill the air. Rain drums a tattoo on the plastic roof of the sun room. My dog gives me the puppy eyes, “I want to go outside, but it’s wet out there.”
The above has nothing to do with today’s post, but the moment is so delicious I wanted to share it with you all.
Okay, to business… Several people have asked about the technique of putting messages on the wall around your bed. I promised a post outlining the technique, and here it is.
Where I learned to put desires on walls
A few weeks ago I attended a weekend workshop with Abuela Margarita, a well-known Mayan curandera (medicine woman) who travels around the world sharing ancient wisdom. If you Google her name, you’ll find pages of references and YouTube videos. To say she’s amazing in person is a gross understatement.
As part of a historic (for me) weekend, she taught us a straightforward technique. [By the way, Abuela Margarita talks frequently and fluently about the Law of Attraction.] The idea is simplicity itself. Make a list of ten things you want. From the list, circle five things you really want. From the five, choose three, write each one on two separate pieces of paper, and tape the papers to the head and foot of your bed. Your wishes will materialize like magic, or like proof that the LoA really works!
That very night, I gave it a try. I don’t have a head or foot board, so I put the papers on the walls in front of and behind the bed. The next morning, I woke up not with my desires fulfilled, but with something even better. I realized that what I had written weren’t exactly my desires.
I changed out the papers, and the next morning, realized that again there was a clearer way to express my desires. New papers again… This time I felt the aha of knowing I had my desires truly clearly expressed. Within a week, each had been demonstrably fulfilled.
Here’s the whole process for each desire, starting with what I first wrote on each paper.
- Emotional boundaries (This ended up feeling a bit negative)
- I maintain my light (Getting there)
- I shine (I stayed with this one for a few days, and then realized that it implied an action when action wasn’t necessary.)
- I am Light in Body and Soul (The I am verb feels just right. This one is staying on the wall!)
The payoff: A few days later, I reconnected with another Abuela, Abuela Sara. She is an empath too, and we talked for a couple of hours about this whole issue. She gave me a jade heart to wear near my heart. She said I wouldn’t feel assaulted by other people’s emotions any more. I don’t know if it was the conversation, the intention, the power of suggestion, or the Law of Attraction, but I feel secure now and haven’t ‘picked up’ random emotions since that evening. I can still tune in to messages, but only when I choose to hear them.
- Companionship (It took me a few days to realize that this was putting an expectation onto others – not fair.)
- I feel connected. (Close!)
- I connect (Yes!! This one also will stay on my wall indefinitely.)
The payoff: Last weekend I met Abuela Mayahuel, who had traveled from Mexico City to do a workshop with Abuela Sara. In a meditation, we connected as I have never connected with another person. She said looking in my eyes was like looking in a mirror. The three of us, Mayahuel, Sara, and I spent three days together 24-7, and plan to give workshops together in the near future. I feel as though my longing for connection has been answered in the deepest possible way!
- Happy home (too directive)
- I live in nature with trees and grass (Ah, got this one right in just two tries!)
The payoff: Take a look at the post An LOA Success Story: Manifesting a House, which is all about the payoff on this one. I’ve now rented a better-than-my-dream house.
Once a desire has been fulfilled, you can swap the paper out for a different desire. Abuela Margarita laughed and said, “Keep ‘em coming!” (in Spanish). I’ve chosen to leave the first three up, because they feel universal and lifelong to me. “I am Light in Body and Soul. I connect. I live in nature with trees and grass.” And I have added a couple more.
- Happy little house at the beach (As an extension of example 3, I also manifested the gift of a beach property. Whoa! How amazing is that! It’s an empty lot, so I thought, why not go for the house?)
- Shared joy at the beach (I realized that “little” was limiting, and so was “house.” And I want to share the fun of time at the beach with my friends, especially those who can’t afford beach hotels – which is pretty much all of us.)
- Safe, healthy dogs (This one just went up this morning. The animal shelter where I volunteer may go through a change of administration. I thought about the outcome I want, and this is it. I thought about putting “happy,” but dogs pretty much have that covered for themselves. We humans can help with safe and healthy.)
These last two don’t have outcomes yet, because they just went up. Well, they have outcomes of a sort. I don’t have the money to build a beach home, so letting go of the word “house” lets me relax and enjoy this incredible gift of abundance! And I’ve relaxed about whatever happens with the animal shelter. My worrying doesn’t help anybody, least of all the dogs.
An excellent reader question
So, there’s my experience so far with this technique. A reader asked a specific question, and perhaps my answer will clarify the process a bit further. She asked about attracting a partner. “I understand that we’re supposed to feel good and know that the Universe is bringing us the right person (even better than the person we thought was the right person). But how do you recommend balancing constant reminders of our desire (notes around our bed) with letting go/dropping the agenda?”
Here’s my response:
That’s an excellent question, and brings to mind an example that may clarify the concept a bit. Let’s say you put on your wall “partner with a sense of humor.” But this reminds you of the lack of this person, and doesn’t feel so great. Besides, it’s limiting. There may be a wonderful person out there who isn’t known for a sense of humor.
In the morning you wake up with an aha moment: change the paper to “I laugh.” This is fun, it feels good, and it doesn’t put an expectation on someone you haven’t even met. You will bring more laughter into your life, and your chances of meeting (or recognizing) a partner who makes you laugh just skyrocketed.
Try to do the same thing with each of the other qualities you want. Put them purely in terms of how you feel, with no expectation that the other person will somehow make you feel this way (they can’t).
Another great reader question
Another reader asked about specificity. She felt stressed in the past trying to build a perfect image with every little detail. Her example was finding the perfect house.
Here’s my response:
If imagining exactly what your new kitchen will look like gets you excited and contented, then by all means figure out where the spoons go. But if going into detail stresses you, just relax and imagine the part you’re happiest with. Maybe you’re sitting in a favorite chair in your new place, looking out at a lovely view, sipping a cup of coffee.
You won’t get paralyzed when you realize that ALL the LOA can read is your emotion. It doesn’t know a wood floor from a tile floor, but it feels the vibration of your feet feeling delicious. So imagine whatever makes you feel positively scrumptious!
Focus on the emotion!
This advice holds for whatever you write as your desire. The LOA doesn’t know a Mercedes from a Mazda, but it does recognize and will bring you the feeling of being safe and comfortable as you travel. You’ll notice in my examples that I started out more physical and moved toward emotion. You don’t need to get it right the first try. Just keep changing out the papers until it feels exhilarating!
Thank you to all the readers who asked for clarification. Give the technique a try and tell me what you think. If you have more questions, send them on. As always, I look forward to commenting back and forth with you all.
Mary Carol Moran lives in Mexico, where she spreads love and awareness and poetry. She spends her mornings volunteering at the city animal shelter for dog and cats. Her latest project is her new blog http://soulofattraction.blogspot.mx/ where she explores the spiritual aspects of the Law of Attraction.