Sometimes it’s just plain amusing to see how the Universe gives you literally what you ask for.
After four years of cleaning our big Victorian house by myself, I wanted a cleaning lady. Would I find someone who matched my expectations?
My prior experiences in Holland with cleaning ladies made me believe that even if I found someone, she’d be sure to have some unsuitable flaws that I couldn’t fix. At the same time, I knew that unless I gave up my presumed idea about this, I’d attract precisely what I believed.
Let’s go back in time to show you how The Law of Attraction mirrors our beliefs without delay.
Looking at the mess one in Holland one morning, I burst out, “I’ll find a cleaning lady today.” My desire is sincere, and the Universe answers to my request meticulously.
That day, I find a cleaning lady. However, I forget to state that I want a cleaning lady with cleaning qualities. I get what I ask for: a cleaning lady without cleaning qualities. Anita loves her job as a cleaning lady in my house. Of course she does. All of Anita’s problems come to the coffee table as she explains why she can’t be helped.
She gets a free half-hour of therapy during coffee break (in Holland, you have to sit with your cleaning lady and drink coffee), and she can even bring her noisy child, who’s allowed to ride a bike in my living room.
Usually, I clean along with Anita. But after a while, I start to hide in my bedroom in order to escape her erratic energy. I find myself dreading Thursday mornings when she and her screaming daughter enter our sacred castle.
Anita doesn’t last long with us. She cancels five times in succession], and then justifies with a story about her cat jumping into a pan on the stove, and how she burned herself and broke her arm trying to save it. I know it is past time to locate someone else.
This time I ask the Universe to give me a cleaning lady to whom I don’t have to give therapy. No kids allowed, either, during cleaning hours. I get what I ask for. Myra follows Anita. She doesn’t bring her kid, but she’s a pregnant lady from Morocco who’s expecting her sixth child.
It’s clear that she doesn’t win the prize for being the cleanest cleaning lady, but she doesn’t want to sit down for coffee and want therapy, either. She hardly speaks a word of Dutch. It’s awkward and convenient at the same time. Sign language works well. We smile a lot at each other. I’m happy.
I do anything for her convenience, and often submit to her unusual petitions. I even pick her up and returned her home because her long robe makes it impossible to ride a bike, and she doesn’t own a car. We both agree that Myra can no longer come to clean for us when she is seven months’ pregnant. Again, it’s time to move on.
By now, I’ve learned my lesson, and I vow to myself that the next time I put out my request for a cleaning lady, I’ll make sure I state my intent very clearly. This time I pray for a combination of good cleaning qualities, no therapy, and no talking.
How could I know that the last two words of my intent would backfire. (Why on earth did I ask for no talking?) I learned that we have to be careful what we wish for! Keep reading…
It takes years to get back my courage to resume the search for a new cleaning lady, but after four years of cleaning our big, old Victorian house in the States, I again put out my request to the Universe.
In three short days I have an answer to my prayer, and my life shifts when Nina comes into my house. I’m astonished at how good her work is. She is like a fairy with a magic wand, and I love her dearly. But Nina doesn’t speak English or understand sign language. She gets utterly muddled when I try. The house, therefore, is cleaned in “her way.” And that’s okay.
As an example of how exact the Law of Attraction is, every Thursday morning at 8:00 AM when Nina arrived at at our home to clean, I welcomed her with “Good morning.” She replied: “Good night.” Do I need to say more?
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