Demanding a Lexus
I had been visualizing a Lexus for some time. I was living with my in-laws at the time and they had a Lexus. When I knew my in-laws were out of town, I took the spare key to their Lexus and carried it around in my pocket, knowing that Lexus keys look the same for many of the models. I would take the key out of my pocket and simply pretend that it went to my car. Holding the key provided me with ten times the visualizing power and feelings than just closing my eyes and pretending.
One day while walking into the library I pulled the key out. I held it, felt the car, and then got a little mad at the universe. I said, “I’ve been visualizing this car for a long time, and nothing has happened. I want this car now!”. In that very moment it flashed into my head that I should look on Autotrader.com for the Lexus I wanted, and that one would be there at a fantastic price. I felt so sure of this insight that I did not rush into the library to look on Autotrader.com. I didn’t even rush to look for the car when I got home. I knew it was going to be on the website waiting for me.
When I finally got around to looking online, sure enough, there was a Lexus in the year and model that I wanted. The price was about 20% lower than other similar models. But, most importantly, the price and mileage were such that if I sold my current car and bought the Lexus, I would not in any way be spending more money. The Lexus had fewer miles than my car car and so the little bit more I was going to pay for the Lexus after selling my car was going to be justified by the lower mileage. In other words, in no way was I ‘wasting money’ on a luxury car. The purchase made sense even from a purely practical point of view.
However, I did not buy the car immediately. It was located a little ways outside of town and I would need my wife to go with me in order to bring the new car home. This meant we would need a babysitter for our son. I also wasn’t sure it was the best move to buy the car. So, for several days I just told the Universe that if the car was meant for me that it would work out. I was not going to inconvenience my wife with a long trip to go see the car. I wasn’t going to inconvenience anyone with babysitting. If it was going to work it was going to work peacefully without me forcing it. I would just wait and see if an opportunity opened up.
A few days later my wife pulled in the drive minutes after I sent our son off with another family to visit the zoo. I felt peaceful and my wife looked peaceful and we had 4 hours until our son returned. So, I said to my wife, “Do you want to go check out this Lexus?” She thought it sounded fun. So, we drove out, viewed the car, and bought it right then, offering another 8% less than the asking price. I then drove my new Lexus home without “wastefully” paying a higher premium for the Luxury brand. I knew people would ask me how and why I would spend so much money on a car. I had to keep explaining the numbers and showing them that it was really a good deal even from a purely practical dollar/mileage point of view.
So, I am very grateful for my good valued Lexus. I always recall the power of holding my in-laws Lexus key in my hand.