This post was originally published on 27th May 2019 and updated on 20th June 2021.
Have you ever felt an overwhelming desire to go somewhere or do something you’ve never done before?
I’m not talking about a desire to go somewhere just because it looks nice or because it’s different to somewhere you would ordinarily go.
I’m talking about an overwhelming pull to go somewhere or do something.
Throughout my early thirties, I kept experiencing this overwhelming feeling that I needed to visit India.
The feeling became so strong that it was all I could think about.
I wasn’t sure why I kept getting this overwhelming feeling, but I knew if I didn’t listen to it, I would regret it for a long time to come.
However, as much as I desperately wanted to go, my finances were tight. My heart felt sad, and my soul was restless. There had to be a way of making India work without plunging myself into debt.
What is The Law of Attraction?
Around this time, I was reading a book by Vex King called Good Vibes, Good Life. In his book, Vex talks about the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is a philosophy based on the belief that the way we think directly impacts what happens in our lives. For example, by thinking positively, you will attract positive things into your life, and by thinking negatively, you will attract negative things into your life.
The ideas around the Law of Attraction really resonated with me and still do to this day.
I started to wonder if the Law of Attraction could help me on my quest to visit India.
Could I find myself in India purely by thinking positive thoughts about improving my finances? Could I find myself in a position with enough money to make this dream a reality?
I decided to give it a try.
It didn’t take long for my situation to start to change.
A Positive Mindset
The first thing that happened wasn’t a direct link to my finances.
I had been looking into several different tour operators who ran group trips to India. The one I had my eye on was a great price, but I couldn’t find any reviews from people who had been on this particular trip.
A few days later, I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a couple of years. He was in London for the evening and suggested we meet up for dinner and drinks.
During our evening together, we soon got talking about our shared love of travel. I mentioned the company I was looking to travel with, and it turned out he had been on several trips with them.
With his recommendation, the floodgates opened, and I started to hear from more and more people who had travelled with them and highly recommended them too.
So that made my mind up. Once I had saved some money, I at least knew which travel operator I wanted to use. It also gave me a good idea of how much I would need to save for the trip.
A few weeks later, whilst I was on annual leave, more positive things started to happen.
I had signed up to an app that allowed me to save money on my phone bill by spending money in certain stores. That week, I received an email advising me that the travel company I was hoping to use had also signed up for their scheme. By booking through the company, I would receive 5% back to use towards my phone bill!
Secondly, after researching the travel company, I was relieved to discover that I would only need to pay the deposit upon booking. The balance wouldn’t need to be paid until 56 days before the trip started. This meant I could secure my trip whilst also giving me longer to save up for the balance.
The same week, I found out I was to get a pay increase from my employer, backdated to the beginning of the year! The pay increase was welcome news for many reasons, but the backdated sum would help me to secure the deposit for my trip!
Further good news came when a property developer who’d been working on some new properties behind my old flat came to speak to me. As a way of apologising for all the noise and disruptions the building work had caused, he said he had put some money aside to compensate me!
I then received an email asking me to submit my gas and electricity meter readings. After submitting my meter readings, I received an email from my energy supplier to confirm that my bills had been reduced by £20 per month, giving me a saving of £240 per year!
Law of Attraction or a Coincidence?
Sceptics will argue that these positive changes were simply a coincidence or luck even, rather than the Law of Attraction. However, I genuinely felt these things were happening because I was thinking more positively about my financial situation.
I truly believe that by thinking positively, I found myself with an opportunity to travel to this incredible place that has already captured my heart, with a much lesser financial burden than I previously thought I would face.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing. There were days where I thought India would never happen. Some days I felt less positive about things, and there would be no obvious ‘signs’ of my financial situation improving. On my less positive days, I had to push myself hard to believe that I could make India a reality. Every negative day would be followed by a positive, which then brought with it good news.
I knew I was destined to go to India.
It was time to step back out of my comfort zone and throw myself into a magical Indian adventure.
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