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Living the rest of my life as one long holiday, all on the house/universe! lol
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AppreciateNow
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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 12:25 am
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I have been on an extraordinary experiment the last 20 months applying Esther's teachings and loved sharing my story on my first two Hicks cruises this year (Mexican Riviera in January & Caribbean in March).

Thanks to Leslie, I found this note I wrote on Facebook about part of my journey back on 23 July 2009. So before I get time to tell my full story, here's a little preview to share my joy.

@ @ @ @ Joy Share on my new life as one long holiday @ @ @ @

Today I celebrate my first anniversary of living the rest of my life as one long holiday of freedom and joyful adventure! : )

In June 2008 I trusted my intuition to resign from my last job to follow my desire to be “bigger”. I wanted to turn the concept of our universe being one of infinite abundance and wellbeing into my lived experience. I wanted to feel free from worries and anxiety about money once and for all.

Despite having only enough savings for another month with mortgage & other financial obligations, I jumped off the cliff of what was familiar on 23 July 08 by setting aside the final draft of my resume prepared by a specialist. I promised myself never again to act out of what I think I should but would only look for work if and when directed by my intuition. In the mean time, I would just relax and practise being happy.

I can hardly believe my journey thus far and am so excited about what is yet to come. I feel wonderfully cheeky to have not worked for 13 months and yet still have my apartment! I am physically the fittest & heaviest I’ve ever been (I wanted to be BIG in all senses of the word) and laugh as easily as I yawn. I have been on unemployment benefits the last 6 months and am so thankful for my warm interactions of ease with the “ordinarily” troublesome & depressing social services.

Now I know I am like a squeezed sponge in water. As soon as I let go of my grip, the infinite abundance of our universe effortlessly fills me up with joy, wonder, all that I desire and more.

Abundance is like the air I breathe. As part of our universe, I am supported as miraculously as the earth holds me right now.

I return my awareness in this moment to notice with you my gentle breath and how my weight is supported at my feet & bottom, allowing the tingling of energy to well up from the soles of my feet through my entire being to you and all.


ps. I can't seem to change the font size, colour etc... but can add emoticons fine. Tips anyone? :kiss:

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 01:11 am
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::TU for sharing your story!  I'm anticipating the next segment.  ::cool

As far as changing the font, size, etc... Try typing out your post first in the default font/size then select all the text in your post.  THEN choose your font, color, and size from the drop down boxes in the top left. 
Hope that helps!

Much love,
~Amber  :kiss:

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 01:28 am
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Oh, I'm so glad you posted this! I was just thinking this morning "I should message him via FB to get some more details" because I am still mulling over your story and loving feeling out something new for myself. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thank you. More please!!!

In eager anticipation...
Radiant Rebecca

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 01:33 am
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Thanks Amber.

Re: font etc., that's exactly what I've tried numerous times & yet all I see are little add-on's at the end of my text such as size=5 or color=blue etc. in brackets but no changes would be reflected in the Preview... maybe I'll just have to feel good about having the plain & simple for now. lol

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 01:49 am
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Hey RR,

Whatever you want, you get it seems! ::bow

I've just messaged you on FB. I will write more about my story when I feel the impulse - right now I'm packing up my apartment to clear out & allow my new home to find me all by next Tue 13 Apr!!!! So intensely relaxed focus & a ton of laughter is required! lol

::runmickey

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 02:01 am
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AppreciateNow wrote: Hey RR,

Whatever you want, you get it seems! ::bow

Yep! And I am completely happy to be in a state of eager anticipation for days, weeks, even months! Cause I know how good the story is and how delicious it is when things line up.

Enjoy your move and stay cheeky!

RR

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 06:31 am
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Welcome to the forum.  I can't change my fonts here on the forum either on my Mac, it does NOT not not work.  But the pc, where I am typing right now I can. 

As for your post it's funny, I was just thinking the other day about this exact phrasing of your title.  I was thinking/feeling that when in the Vortex, I do have that vacationing feeling. 

Now I'm highlighting, and changing fonts, size and everything.  On the Mac, it won't work.  The Mac won't allow it. One time I edited a post saying I would repost on another computor.  Guess folks thought I was nuts.  That's what I meant. 

My eyes appreciate the bigger print. :) 

Ruth

Last edited on Wed Apr 7th, 2010 06:32 am by Free Flowing Joy 2

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 07:17 am
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JOHN! Thank you so much for the teaser!!!!! You have such WONDERFUL energy, and your experience is SO inspiring. I so look forward to reading more of your words.

Forum friends--Rebecca and I met John on the Carribbean Cruise
::boatwave, and his story had everyone at the table in gales of laughter and tears at the perfectness and beauty of it. He is a beautiful soul, and a gift to have posting to the Forum.

I asked him if he'd written it down, because there is a financial goal that I am interested in creating for myself, and his story helps me to know that not only is it possible, IT IS DONE. As he said, all I need to do is practice being happy!!!

:beautiful:

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 07:27 am
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As to your technical question:

on a Mac, it's best to use Firefox, which is a free download from the internet.  But if you must use Safari, you get to learn a little html!

So,  use brackets and commands like this:

[ color=red] [ size=6] (or whatever size you want--this is size 4)

Take out the spaces in the commands above, and you'll have red and size 6 font!  And type those commands in before your text.

There's more under this very fun thread about colors in the Technical forum:

http://theabeforum.com/forum5/15676.html

:kiss:

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 11:38 am
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Wow, Ms Super Moderator Leslie, I love your fantastic introduction of me! :kiss: AND I love that you are inviting the LOA to bring you more evidence of those qualities in me AND experience more and more of them within yourself! Bravo!!!!

Your instructions for my beloved Mac are simply perfect as you can see! ::flowers

Hey Ruth, nice hearing from you! I love being free to change fonts etc. on my Mac now!

I had such a desire to be bigger & freer leading up to my outrageous experiment in 2008 and reflected on how much more synchronicity would happen in my life when I was on holidays than in my daily work life. I so wanted to experience that flow with total freedom everyday!

Years ago, I was excited to meet 2 'independently wealthy' (aren't those two words sexy together? ::tramp friends who retired in their mid-thirties and for years I'd calculate how much more money I must save up etc. Then in July 08 I suddenly realised if I already knew I am part of the universal light & consciousness (had a spontaneous unity consciousness experience on the train in Nov '98), why wouldn't I just jump backwards into the gigantic loving arms of the Universe and experience the unthinkable abundance, NOW!?

So glad to have your company on our Vortexian holiday!

Hugs, jOhn O O O
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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 03:17 pm
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John, your imagery and language are SO beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us! The universe IS abundant and generous, and knowing you and also my own experience, I am FEELIN' it!::money

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 07:32 pm
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AppreciateNow wrote: 'independently wealthy' (aren't those two words sexy together? 
Those words are very sexy!

I haven't heard the full story yet, but so far your story reminds me of friends who quit their jobs, bought some land, and are now living in a house with no electricity and no running water with their 4 year old son. They are living off the Universe and LOVING IT!

 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 10:05 pm
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Thanks Fireball, I love hearing such stories!

In fact, I was also directed by my intuition to quit my dream job in community development of 4.5 years. I never felt I was working there and was surrounded by such positive people from all professions who were passionate to make a difference in our local community... and yet towards the end, I wanted even more from life without having a clear picture of what that was until after I left work.

Living in inner Sydney, I love the vibrant city life as much as I enjoy quiet retreats in nature. My original idea was to split my year between Sydney and Europe. On my Caribbean cruise though, I declared to my own surprise for the first time ever that I LOVE AMERICA! I am so excited that I've started living this dream as I will return by July for the Alaskan cruise, not to mention I've started dating a special someone in San Diego whom I met on my first Abe cruise this January!

I am sliding into this abundant life of luxury, ease & joy, meeting amazing people in beautiful places between Sydney & USA and soon traveling the world, all without having to first 'work for it'! All I can say is YOOOOHOOOO! ::LOL

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AppreciateNow wrote:  
Living in inner Sydney, I love the vibrant city life as much as I enjoy quiet retreats in nature. My original idea was to split my year between Sydney and Europe. On my Caribbean cruise though, I declared to my own surprise for the first time ever that I LOVE AMERICA! I am so excited that I've started living this dream as I will return by July for the Alaskan cruise, not to mention I've started dating a special someone in San Diego whom I met on my first Abe cruise this January!


Oooh this is too good! Tell us more!

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience, AppreciateNow. My husband and I have been living like this for the past five years - without steady or reliable income - working as full time artists, and never knowing what will happen next month.  Out of these five years four really felt like a struggle. But in the past year, I became really aware of how my attitude matters, and I started changing it. And in the past year, I had more miracles and manifestations than in the previous years put together.
Your post confirmed what I know deep inside - things NATURALLY work out, and I can relax and enjoy them. I don't have to do what I hate to make ends meet. I can as well enjoy myself and not worry about tomorrow, it will take care of itself.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 9th, 2010 11:52 pm
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Hey Evey,

I've had a strong connection to Europe & Scandinavia for years and the guys who inspired me about early retirement years ago are Brits who split their year between London, Brighton & Sydney. And to be honest, I had some unpleasant experiences as a young traveller in the US... so I never thought of spending much time there, even though I've had a mindfulness practice teacher ::ohm of 13 years who's based in Napa, CA and comes to Sydney once a year.

When I visited my sister in San Fran in 08 who moved from Sydney 3 years ago, I started really appreciating the American audacity to think big! ::bow With my fresh LOA perspective, I started seeing more and more evidence of how wonderful your country is. Especially on my last trip of 10 weeks there, I did my first 2 Abe cruises & a 7-day retreat with my Napa teacher near Santa Cruz and made tons of new friends... I felt just as happy and alive there as I do in Sydney!

I met Mark from San Diego on my first cruise in January, just hanging out in a group of 6. I never intended on starting anything with him as I didn't think I'd be interested in a holiday romance or long distance relationship, nor was I that attracted to him initially. ::chin But he is the sweetest man I've ever met and as we got to know each other after the cruise, my intuition kept directing me back to him. I ended up staying with him 3 times (2 days, 2 wks & 1 wk) over the 10 week period and experienced such joy & intimacy like I had never done before.

Two days after my return to Sydney, I became even clearer about our special connection and started telling my family & friends about Mark. I also made it official on my Facebook profile to an overwhelmingly loving response as I'd been happily single for 8 years.

I must say the process of opening up to him taught me so much more about the power of, as I call it, 'appreciating the crap out of someone' despite my initial concerns about his attributes that were different to my ideal partner's list I was convinced I placed in my vibrational escrow! ::LOL But rather than asking why I had 'attracted such a mismatch of a partner?' as I would've in the past, I was so determined to see the best in him, freshly inspired by my big insight on the first cruise simply because I wanted to feel good.

I also knew if I kept appreciating him, my 'ideal partner' would eventually turn up as a happy outcome, whether it would be him or someone else. Most importantly, I realise in retrospect that I was given a golden opportunity to experience my own power of focus. By appreciating Mark despite his current reality, I also allowed LOA to let me see more and more of the best in me! It is a practical definition of unconditional love that is solely centred in Self. ::hearts

Now I can totally see myself splitting my year between Sydney & USA + traveling elsewhere and can't wait to see how things will unfold.

Thanks for asking Evey. I think I'll actually use part of this reply to start a new thread on appreciation & self love.

Joyous John

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Here is my love story in a new thread entitled:

Appreciating the crap out of your partner as a practice of Self Love! :)

[ http://www.theabeforum.com/view_topic.php?id=16714&forum_id=2]

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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2010 01:47 am
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Ahhh you are so Brilliant! Brilliant!!

Joyous John---yes indeed!:kiss:

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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2010 01:50 am
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Hey Dina13,

Thanks for sharing your story too. I love how you put your experience in such simple and yet powerful words. You are so right, all we need to do is relax and allow the natural abundance to flow in.

Breathing, stretching, yawning & laughing with you,

John :beautiful:

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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2010 04:31 am
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John - I just read your link to your other thread but thought I'd respond here. It was truly beautiful to read how you have internalized Abe's teachings so fully and so easily and so effortlessly.

You are a true inspiration to me and I know everything will get better and better for you as you love yourself and Mark and all of us!

It's nice to see a master at work! ::hugging


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