Cynthia Stafford has been through a lot in her lifetime. In 1999 she became an instant mother to five of her nieces and nephews, after her brother was tragically killed in a car accident. Despite having to leave her position as a consultant to become a full-time mum, Cynthia still helped out a number of charities that were close to her heart.
Cynthia believed in creative visualization. She practiced the teachings of several books that were based around the law of attraction and positive thinking. One of her favorites was, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind“, by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
In this book Murphy explains the untapped power each of us have in our subconscious minds and if we can learn how to access this power we can use it to manifest our dreams. In Cynthia’s case what she wished for was money – $112 million of it to be exact.
She followed all of the practices in this book and wrote a note with the amount of money she would like to receive ($112 million) and kept it under her pillow. Every night before she went to bed she would envision actually having that amount of money, what it would feel like and what she would use it for, including just how many people, causes and charities she could help with it. Every morning when she woke up she felt as if she had already won the lottery and went about her day in this magical mind-set. She even went as far as viewing multi-million dollar mansions, even though there was no way she could afford them at that time. She did this for four months solid.
In May 2007 an event occurred that was about to change her life forever. She purchased a $2 lottery ticket for the California Mega Millions, and won the jackpot! The amazing thing was she won exactly the amount she had wished for $112 million! Her family were shocked, but Cynthia was not surprised as she truly expected to receive that money, just like she had spent all those months visualizing it.
Cynthia stuck to her word after winning the lottery. She donated $1 million to the Geffen Playhouse, to fund a brand new arts center for kids. She also donated some lottery winnings to UNICEF, Kids in the Spotlight and the Natural Defence Council. Cynthia has now formed a production company, called Queen Nefertari Productions, and is working on her producing her first feature film.
I love it when she said this – it is so true!
You can always give of yourself, your time, your services, your energy, and your talents. Whatever you have that you have been blessed with, use it to be a blessing to someone else. Don’t hold back because it will return to you. As you give so shall you receive … tenfold.
Now It’s Your Turn
While it worked for Cynthia, I prefer not to think about manifesting X amount of money, I like to think about the experiences I wish to attract into my life instead. Why? Well because my feelings and emotions are much stronger behind wanting to go to a retreat or travel somewhere than when I think of just manifesting the money.
So give it a go now – Think of attracting a feather into your reality. Think about a feather, how it looks and how it feels. Make it your intent to see a feather very soon. I did this and a feather showed up in literally 5 minutes! Start small and build up your confidence to create a life filled with abundance, joy and bliss.