On March 5, 2009, Bob Space, of Manchester Township, N.J., sent nine of his co-workers likely the best e-mail they’ll ever receive on Wednesday morning. It read: “We won the big one.” The group each pitched in $5 for 50 Mega Million lottery tickets, which Space purchased at a gas station during Monday’s snowstorm. One of the tickets turned out to be the golden prize — worth $216 million. The 10 will split a $216 million annuity or a one-time payout of about $140 million. “I feel incredibly blessed. I can’t even absorb it,” Space said. He said winnings “take a lot of the stress out of life.
That’s one big lottery win. I’m inspired. Someone I know won the Fantasy 5 this week. Each of 3 winners of Wednesday’s Fantasy 5 game will collect $81,727.67. One winner of Sunday night’s Fantasy 5 game will collect $183,032.37, the winning ticket was bought in Hialeah, which is my hometown. I like it when familiar names or places win in the lottery, because that tells me I am circling close and resonating on a nearby frequency.
I don’t spend a lot on lottery tickets. I buy a Lotto quick pick twice a week. Any winnings I get from that I allow myself to buy Fantasy 5 or other tickets with. I’ve seen with friends how easy it is to get sucked into the gambling cycle when you’ve had a few wins and feel you’re on a roll. So my rule is I can only play the lottery with lottery winnings.
And sometimes I get on a roll. And sometimes I get some good numbers ahead of time. When I do, I email my buddy Carl about it and he’s won along with me. Not big numbers. Cash 3 I have had some good luck with. And those $1 Monopoly scratch offs they had last year.
One afternoon I’d stopped at Circle K to buy my lotto quick pick. The woman ahead of me bought a string of the $1 Monopoly scratch off tickets, and as soon as they were being handed to her, I said “You need to buy three more.“ I didn’t mean to say it, I didn’t think about saying it, I just heard it when I said it. She turned around and just looked at me like I was a loony and walked away. I asked the clerk for 3 of the same tickets she just bought. One paid $20, the second paid $5 and on the third I won $25. I’d never bought those before and didn’t go in there thinking about anything other than getting my Lotto quick pick and deciding whether I wanted candy corn or not.
So I like it when I hear people I know or locations I know being lottery winners. It lets me know that while I am not yet a vibrational match, I must be close because I am hearing about it so often. And that brings me back to how much does my belief and expectation have to do with what comes to me? I know that when I expect something and believe it will come to pass, that hastens it on its way.
I know if I can let go of the idea of HOW the Universe will get an unexpected windfall to me, that hastens one my way. Back years ago when all I had for income was my one law office job, I had zero expectation of any income ever coming to me that I didn’t know about. I would get my paycheck of $XXX per week and I would get a tax refund in April and that’s all the dollars I had any expectation of receiving, period, end of story. I didn’t have any investment that was poised to go big in 10 years or a rich parent who’d leave me anything. So all the money I expected and believed I had access to was my weekly income. I expected nothing more. I couldn’t imagine where it might come from.
But when I left my 22 year career as a criminal defense paralegal and became a professional psychic in its place, that also opened new avenues for income to come to me. One, I began working the phone line for The Psychic Friends Network (Inphomation) and that paid me per week the same as at the law office and more. I also began doing psychic readings out of the new age stores in town at that time: Air, Fire, Water, Earth in Melbourne; Spiritual Expressions in Indialantic; and Three Mystics in Cocoa Village. I’d work one or two afternoons a week at each. So I basically never knew what I’d make at “work” each day. It was an unknown factor. Infinite potential.
I knew I could depend on the Psychic Friends paycheck to cover all my bills. So I wasn’t real attached to how much I “needed” to make at each store each day. I’d be there for about 4 hours usually and I really enjoyed doing it. Since I liked it, I began attracting a lot of clients, and so I stayed busy and made good money. It didn’t hurt that was the year we began Horizons Magazine and so readers wanted to come visit in person, too.
Theresa Richardson (co-founder of Horizons along with Kristy Souto) was also another local psychic reader and we taught a tarot class together on Tuesday nights at Air, Fire, Water, Earth. We also both did readings, along with April Rane, Jorie Eberle, Dianna Hinkley at the psychic fairs that Maryann Benson from Three Mystics would put on at the Cocoa Beach Holiday Inn.
So I went from making a set salary at a law office, with no expectation of any income from any other source, to working at a variety of jobs, giving me multiple streams of income. I never knew what I’d make at each place, but I knew how many hours I would be there, so I knew I could expect a maximum of $XXX. But I also had customers who tipped me, so the tips counted as windfalls. That raised my expectation that a windfall could come my way. That raised my expectation that dollars could come to me in ways I did not expect. That opened a new world of opportunity to me, a world where I no longer had resistance to the idea that money could come “out of nowhere”.
And when I began realizing that dollars could come to me from all corners of the Universe without me having a clue where it would come from, that was really a freeing realization. And I began to expect to be surprised. I began to expect to be delighted with the ways the Universe provided me with bounty. And I continue to be.
You can, too. It just takes practice. Expect a miracle.