My Dad & I went out for lunch. We enjoy trying out different Chinese restaurants. This new restaurant we went to made homemade Chinese and Thai food.
On the menu was Pad Thai. For the life of me, I could not remember what that was. So I asked my dad.
He's the kind of guy that would win the $1,000,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, so I was really surprised when he wasn't sure either.
That was on Thursday.
On Monday, I turned on Rachel Ray. If you know me, you know that I hate cooking so it was weird that I would tune in. But daytime TV during the summer is challenging & it was the most appealing thing on.
Guess what they were making?
Pad freakin' Thai.
I'm sharing this with you as a follow up to last week's warning to be very careful what you wish for (read it here if you're not sure what I'm talking about).
The Law of Attraction is literal. It will give you what you ask for, not what you meant to ask for.
Below are my top 4 things to keep in mind when making your list:
1) The Universe will always answer your questions - the tricky part is staying alert & present enough to hear the answers.
I could have easily turned on Rachel Ray, started scrolling through Facebook & missed the whole cooking segment since I have no interest in it.
2) The answers might not come in the way you expect them to.
I was fully prepared for my father to answer the question for me. Never in a million years did I expect the answer to come from Rachel Ray's show!
3) Be careful what you ask for because you'll get it.
All I wanted to know was what is Pad Thai. Rachel Ray showed me what is was.
I wanted to be debt-free. Insurance paid me enough money after my car accident to make it happen (nobody wishes for a car accident).
My friend wanted an offer on her house. She received a (much too low) offer for her house.
4) Your beliefs & emotions will trump what you ask for
For example - you want to win the lottery so you throw it out there, but deep down you know you're probably not going to win.
Your belief that you're not going to win will trump you specifically asking for it. You have to genuinely believe first that you will actually win the lottery in order to win the lottery.
Similarly, if you can't actually imagine yourself winning the lottery & instead try to stifle feelings of "it's never going to happen," those emotions will trump your ask too.
Side note: If you throw out a generic ask such as "win the lottery," be prepared to walk away with a free play for next week.
I'm curious, have you ever asked for something & received it, except it's not quite what you had in mind? If so, I'd love to hear it in the comments below!
Lots of Love,