A New Mattress

Manifesting Stories #2

Some years ago, when I was realising that I could literally ‘dream up’ anything, I decided to give it a go with a new mattress.

The mattress I was using on my own bed at that time was very old, seriously lumpy and extremely uncomfortable! Before my newly found thought freedom, any thoughts of a new mattress had been fraught with feelings of lack and of having no idea how I could ever afford one and so they were pushed to the back of my mind whilst my thoughts instead only concentrated on the day to day and how to manage my children and their special needs.

Anyway, once I had decided to try the whole ‘manifesting anything we like’ magic out on a new mattress for myself, each night, when I went to bed, I would breathe calmly and slowly and get myself into a meditative state. I cleared my mind of the days worries and gave no thought to the busy day which would lay ahead with the children when I awoke.

Instead, I lay there and ran my hands over the bed sheet and attempted to completely ignore the broken springs of the mattress which were sticking in my body. As I did this, I very strongly ‘felt’ the firmness of my new mattress, all the while, over and over, saying, Thank You, Thank You and I really love my new mattress. I fell to sleep this way and repeated this ritual each night.

I can’t now remember how many days later ( this happened many years ago), but definitely under a week, I was on the phone to my old school friend. We were just chatting about this and that and then she said, ‘You don’t happen to know anyone who needs a mattress, do you?’

I felt that lovely, warm feeling of alignment to Source come over me and I told her that I did indeed know someone; me! She told me it was one she had been using herself but her and her husband were updating and they were looking to give theirs away for free. Now, just to say, my friend and her husband only ever had very nice and new things in their house. They are very much people who like to have a good quality of life, materialistically, and everything in their home reflects that. So, needless to say, I knew the mattress was going to be in tip top, used condition.

A few nights later, I found myself spreading fresh sheets over my lovely new mattress. Well, new to me, anyway. My friend had obviously used a very potent smelling fabric conditioner on her sheets as the mattress smelled amazing! But that wasn’t the best of it. The mattress was deep, incredibly good quality, stain free, firm and just so wonderfully comfortable.

All these years later ( it must be around 10 years ago now), I am still using this mattress as I have had absolutely no reason to change it. It’s been jumped on multiple times by my kids whilst we’ve been play fighting! a All my kids and I have slept on it together, many times over the years, and yet it still has kept its firmness and good quality.

I’m so grateful to my friend who offered me this gift and I’m also so grateful for my awakening.

I wish to all of you who reads my blog that you, yourselves, come to know that with gratitude, love and faith in the unseen hands that hold you and the unseen arms that envelope you, that you too can find your ability to receive.

Heidi xx

The Power of Your Subconcious Mind

Manifestation Stories #1

Years ago, in Goa, I think around 2008, I realised that my life needed more direction. I couldn’t keep running away to India to escape my horrid neighbourhood situation. I felt all over the place and unsettled. I needed to find some answers but I had no idea where to start. I felt desperate.

Help came one day in the form of a visit to a local bookstore. I used to buy the children’s educational books there as I was homeschooling them in India. I opened the shop door and right there, directly in front of me on a stand all of its own was a book called The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy.

Golden Hearts Emporium Margao, Goa

I strolled over to the stand, picked up the book and read the blurb and a random paragraph or two inside. I felt a surge of excitement as I realised that this was what I had been looking for and the thought that I had the power to change my own life, was empowering beyond belief.

That evening, after I had settled the kids in bed, I sat on my balcony and started to read. After the first three pages, I messaged my sister in Devon and suggested she go and buy this book straight away. “It will change your life’, I proclaimed. And it did, for both her and myself.

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It was the very beginning of what would later become an extraordinary life of self-empowerment which brought about huge life changes.

The book talks very simply of how we, as humans, have the power to choose how every aspect of our lives look like, and how we can literally invite into our lives all the things, people, situations and health that we desire.

What a revelation this was to me! I was fired up and I was hungry to finally start manifesting into my life all the things I DID want as opposed to unconsciously making happen all the things I didn’t want.

I started with a little experiment regarding my painful back. It hadn’t been a long-term problem but I’d obviously twisted it somehow, or maybe trapped a nerve somewhere as it had been paining for a few weeks prior. I told the children not to disturb mummy as I needed to go into the bedroom alone and quietly meditate for a while.

I sat still with my back as straight as it would allow and started to visualise. I played the detailed movie of myself prancing and dancing around on a lovely green lawn. I was making moves such as I ’d never made before. I was backflipping, hand-standing, cartwheeling, twisting around from left to right and my back was damn perfect. I said ‘thank you’ as I was visualising and, because I had just read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy, I, as I said before, felt very fired up. This meant I had absolute faith that my experiment to heal my back would work. And of course, heal myself I did! Within about 10 minutes, I was standing up straight, back pain gone and it never returned.

You can imagine how THAT made me feel. My mind had healed my body and If I could do that then I could do bloody anything. I held my world in my hands. I suddenly felt as though I had magical powers!

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So well read, It’s falling apart!

This is not only just the first of many, many manifestation stories and I shall gradually share all off on here for you to have a read of and, hopefully, feel inspired by, but this book was the first in a long string of books which been pivotal in my awakening journey over the past ten years.

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. Yes, I can since see that whilst this book mostly teaches us how to ‘get things’, all those materialistic things in life like the car, the dream house, the ‘soul mate’, lots of money etc, and didn’t speak much about love, our true nature, it did open up the flood gates for people to realise that they are walking around every day, unconsciously creating their day to day experiences and the state of their relationships with people. That was a great thing! It made people realise the power to create their own reality was in their own hands!

Notes From The Universe by Mike Dooley, an author who featured on The Secret. A fun and inspiring book full of daily quotes and passages. I actually signed up for the daily email quotes and one point. I kept it going for a while.

The Conversations With God trilogy by Neale Donald Walsch which had me sat on my sofa for days on end, glued to each book and where I experienced many profound ‘light bulb moments’, as I like to call them.

Infinite Possibilities, by Mike Dooley. I read this book in 2012 when I was going through an extremely challenging time in my life relating to one of my children. It helped me to remain calm and focused and believe in the power of good. In many ways, it actually kept me sane during a time when I felt like I was slowly losing my shit.

The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin.  “The Sedona Method is an extremely powerful tool that will support you in finding inner balance and emotional freedom. The technique supports you in quickly shifting your state of consciousness from one of stress and resistance to one of relaxation and allowance. I highly recommend it. ” – Debbie Ford.

Synchro Destiny by Deepak Chopra. Oh, how I love Deepak! I love to listen to his wisdom on You Tube. Even though the screen, I feel such a wonderful energy from this man. Such an insightful, intelligent and warm person. This book is also completely dog eared with turned pages and pencil marks all over the pages where I’ve earmarked them for a book excerpt post one day.

All these books and so, so many more have led me to my current read.  Autobiography of a Yogi is, to date, one of the best books on spirituality I have ever read. It is beautifully written. The content, at times, takes my breath away. This book also has many turned over pages and pencil circles around paragraphs! I’m very much looking forward to writing about it.

Happy reading and happy manifesting, everyone 🙂


Heidi xx

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