It Was As Natural As Breathing
Ok, I am a student and was really struggling financially, living alone, paying way too much for a rented 3 bedroom unit ($210 week). I really couldn’t afford to live as all my income went toward my rent, it wasn’t uncommon that I didn’t have money for groceries (I mean I really didn’t have ANY money for food and would often go hungry for days!). I decided I had to break my lease and move to cheaper accommodation ASAP.
I began to affirm that a new tenant would happily take over my lease and was able to move in whenever I got my new place.They were able to move in when I was able to move out, so I didn’t have to pay extra rent to cover the gap. I advised my agent that I intended to vacate in approx. 8 weeks, however, they jumped the gun a little and had prospective tenants looking through that weekend.
New tenants signed a lease that weekend and I now had to be out on a certain date. I explained the situation to the prospective tenants when they looked through and to the agent, that I hoped I would move in approx 8 weeks and that I hadn’t started looking yet. No problem they all said then proceeded to contact me every 2 weeks thereafter asking when I would be leaving.
Fear set in, what if I couldn’t find anywhere in time and had to take somewhere less than desirable just to vacate in time? So I sat down and wrote a list of all the qualities I wanted in my new home. It was all I could do to stay calm. I wrote things like: I want it to be advertised online (I don’t have a car and I really hate walking all the way to inspect a property only to find its crap); I want to be the only person who puts in an application…
I scoured the rental listings and found a couple in my price range that seemed OK so I arranged to inspect them, all the while affirming “Thank you for my perfect unit, in the perfect location, at the perfect price.” One in particular seemed ideal it was the perfect location and $50 a week cheaper than I was currently paying. I arrived early and sat on a bench across the road and continually affirmed “Please help me maintain my standards and not go for this unit if it truly isn’t what I want. Don’t let me be swayed by the fact that its cheaper”, anyway, long story short there was no danger of that happening, the property was nasty!!
As I walked home, on the one hand I felt a little disappointed that this was another dead end and more than a little worried since I now had to be out of my current home in 3 weeks; but at the same time I felt at peace with the whole situation, I knew what I didn’t want and I told myself that the right place would come up before my deadline. Inspecting this property was my commitment to the universe that I was willing to take action and follow any leads to bring the right place to me.
When I got home I checked the listings again, although I had checked them 30 minutes before I left and I came across a property listed on the dodgy side of town for $170. I had seen it before, it had been listed for about 2 weeks, I had baulked at this unit because of the suburb, but this time it really jumped out at me. I check the agent details, and it was the agent I rented from before moving into my current home.
I felt urged to contact them, I thought will I email them or call? The answer came quickly, I felt urged to call, but I hesitated and thought “well its 5 minutes to 5 (PM), they’ll close any minute. I’ll call tomorrow” no sooner had I had that thought I heard “No call them now” Surprisingly (well not really), the person who answered was exactly the person I needed to talk to, and also my previous property manager. I told her who I was and that I had rented a property from them several years ago.
She remembered me, I was shocked because I moved out of that property 3.5 years ago and I don’t think we had seen each other since. Anyway, she was upfront about the neighbourhood but said the unit I was inquiring about was well back from the road and all the neighbours looked out for each other and they had never reported any problems. We arranged to meet the next day at 10am.
Unlike all the other properties I had viewed, I was the only person going through. I hadn’t taken 2 steps in the door when I knew this was it. I said I absolutely want it. As we were leaving the agent asked if she could drop me somewhere, I said you can drop me at the office and I’ll put an application in right now.
Usually, a rental application takes minimum 48 hours sometimes up to a week to get an answer. I released it to the universe and rushed off to Uni. When I got home I visualised myself living in this unit – cooking in MY kitchen, sleeping in MY bedroom, pictured where my furniture would go etc. I also used an affirmation I found in Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualisation book (it uses 1st, 2nd, 3rd person perspective) –
I, Kelly live at … and I love it
Kelly, you live at …and you love it
Kelly lives at… and she loves it.
I continued this until I felt certain that it would happen. Another nudge from the universe told me to check my phone where I found a message from the agent. I assumed they needed more information. When I called them back they told me my application was approved! Not more than 4 hours after I put the application in!
I move in 3 weeks later and I’m so excited. Also, this unit has almost everything I put on my list, all 20 pages worth! Lists are fantastic for manifesting anything. Just write what you want in detail, go over it a few times a day, adding to it, taking things away. Then when you are clear and have faith and EXPECT it to manifest let it go, no need to continually ask for it.
It just keeps getting better!! Watch this space!