This summer on Amazon Prime Day I bought myself a new Kindle. (I loaned the last one to my younger son, where it met an untimely end being smashed by real textbooks in his backpack. I think?) At any rate - the fun thing about getting a new one was that I got to re-download all the books I had purchased way back when, many of which I actually hadn't read. <-- Classic!
One of those books was Write it Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser and when I saw it there on my new device, I decided it was time to read it - and it was SO GOOD!
As it states in the title, the book is basically about how to use writing as a manifesting tool. Here's what I loved about it in a nutshell:
My daily writing practice is basically a gratitude list, followed by a written version of my daily (spoken) mantras, along with maybe a to-do list and anything else I want to remember for the day. It's simple & free-form, and it woks for me . . . which is what's most important - that I actually DO IT!
In fact check this out:
Last week I had to go to traffic court with my younger son, who got a rather large ticket for passing a school bus when it was stopped. (Lights flashing, stop sign out, the whole 9 yards.) $419.00. Oof. When you get an infraction like that you can either pay it outright, or go to court. If you choose court you can either request a "Contested Hearing" (I did't do it!), or a "Mitigated Hearing" (I did it but . . .). The deal was that after we reviewed the video, we realized that there was no way he could have stopped in time after the stop arm was extended - it was only 3 seconds and at 35 mph? No stopping safely. Mitigated hearing it was.
On Friday morning I wrote in my little book: Traffic Court is going to be GOOD.
When we got to court, there were probably 10-15 people there who had been ticketed for the same offense. The judge started out by stating that if you had passed a school-bus and were there for a mitigated hearing that he couldn't actually make that happen. You had three choices: 1) Pay the fine. 2) Do 28 hours of community service in the next 6 months. 3) Change your plea to "Contested" - which would then be addressed after all the Mitigated pleas were done. DANGIT! I had been so hopeful!
And then he started with each person in order of their last name, alphabetically - which put us at the bottom of the list. One by one we watched as people either paid the fine, or chose community service. One person had their ticket dismissed because he was taking his very pregnant wife to the hospital. Two people opted for "Contested". As we watched all this go down my kid made it clear to me that he was just going to pay and have it be over with. Alrighty Then!
When it was our turn we both went in front of the room and I told the judge that the car is registered in my name, but that the kid was driving. He asked us to raise our right hands and swear we were telling the truth. He clarified a few more details about the date & time of the infraction - looked at his computer for a minute and then said, "Dismissed! You can go."
I think both of us were stunned - and speechless! We may have said "Thank You!" - I actually don't remember. What I remember is that as soon as we got out of the courtroom my kid said "What the Heck just happened?" And I said, "You just got ridiculously lucky!"
Maybe it was because he's young and the judge gave him props for coming to court?
Maybe it was because he was super sick and the judge had time to observe that before it was our turn?
Maybe it was the old school sunglasses he had on to cover up his grossly infected eye?
Or maybe I just put it out to the Universe and showed up with a positive attitude.
I'd like to think it was the latter - and with results like that, I'm going to up my writing game!
If I had to re-name the book I might call it "Write it Down, Let it Happen", or "Write it Down, See What Happens" - though that kind of relieves the reader of taking any action . . . and you do have to take some responsibility when manifesting money, the perfect partner, dream job, or dismissed traffic violations, so "Write it Down, Make it Happen" it is!
It's a short book, easy to read, with lots of nuggets of wisdom. Highly Recommend!
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