Bad perfection versus good perfection!?
I am a bum. I live on the street and in the parks. I hang out under the many bridges of Boise. I spend many of my days at the library. But here’s where I differ from the bums who beg for beer and cigarettes (and the occasional chunk of meth) money; I am here because of the law of attraction! Wait, what? (Well I suppose they are too, but they are stuck where they are.) Ya’ see, it all started in seventh grade; I got fat. Throughout my teen years I was a little chubby in my waist, but looking back at it now it wasn’t too bad. Then as I turned twenty I became obese, and have been on the roller coaster since. As of the ides of March I weighed 315 pounds(143kg). My health was terrible and it cost me my job. My blood pressure was way too high which meant that I couldn’t pass the DOT physical. Without a declaration of good health from the doctor I couldn’t renew my taxi license, which expired. So, I’ve been on a two and a half month vacation. During that time I became determined to figure out the law of attraction. I watched the DVD or listened to the book on CD almost every night. Yet, despite everything I did, nothing good happened.
Then one day I finally figured out what was blocking me; my drive to do everything absolutely perfectly!!!!!!!!! The combination of being a Cancer and a four life path (astrologically and numerologically speaking) makes me a perfectionist. Turns out, that is detrimental to using the law! In the back of my mind I was falling short of being perfect at using the law of attraction! So as I thought I wasn’t doing it exactly right, this became my experience.
I finally gave myself permission to NOT BE PERFECT. I convinced myself that I was doing it good enough, that just trying was enough! About two days later I was taking a walk down the greenbelt (Boise’s kickass river & park path system) and the next four months of my life were suddenly laid out before me! I had been asking to weigh only 200 pounds(90kg) for a long time, and I now had my answer. I was to become a river bum! As a bum I will be forced to do a lot of walking, and I won’t have much access to food (I’ll have enough to get by, the law of attraction will see to that). Also, there is a great lake for swimming on the greenbelt which I plan to swim in for five hours a day. Some people might think that being homeless is the worst case scenario, but in this case it’s not looking too bad at all! And I can surely tell you that since I gave up my hold on perfectionism I have been feeling absolutely wonderful. All day long things happen to sustain my good feelings. When I wasn’t feeling very good yesterday as I was walking toward downtown, lugging my vacuum cleaner and my forty pound bumpack, I asked to feel better. A block later I saw a cool new car that I had not seen in person yet, an Audi A5! I am a car nut and that cheered me right up. As I came to the intersection where I’d spotted the car, I saw another kickass car, a Pontiac G8! (I know, car marketing in the states is completely messed up these days. For you Aussies, the G8 is our version of the Commodore SS. Trust me, that is cool here.) That cheered me up even more.
So anyways, the moral of the story is if you aren’t manifesting your desires very well, it may be possible that you’re just trying too hard. Relax a little and you’ll find that your rigid perfectionism will be replaced by the beautiful perfectionism of the universe!