Reader Question: Can Playing the Lottery Help Me Pay For a House?

Kathi wrote in:

Your email couldn’t have been more timely.  Because I am going to be a grandma for the first time I decided months ago I want to move two hours south to be closer to my daughter and new grandbaby.  After going into shock over high rent prices I set an intention to buy a home. And for the past 3 months I have been debating everything listed in your email (I’ll have to save more money, I’ll have to increase my income, I’ll need a higher credit rating, I may need to ask someone to co-sign for a mortgage, Maybe I should lower my standards and look for something more reasonably priced).

Since May, 2011 I have been working diligently on my credit rating, looking for a better paying job in that area, and house shopping.  I have been successful in finding a foreclosure that is the home of my dreams.  Unfortunately, it’s at the top of my price range and is badly in need of repair ($30,000 worth).  So along with trying to get pre-approved, I am also looking at much less expensive houses and lower my standards.  The high end of my price range is $80k and homes listed for $50-$60k are just AWFUL!

So, what’s your suggestion?  I have been playing the lottery, but thus far has had no success.


Kathi in Indiana (wanting to be in Kentucky)

Hey Kathi!
Thank you for your question!

Your current situation is one we all can relate to. Circumstances change and we find ourselves wanting something new. Actually, not just wanting something new, but wanting something very important and something bigger than we have wanted in awhile.

You’ve got a newborn grandchild on the way and, on an emotional level, the magnitude of your need (and want) to be close to your family is huge. While it feels like the house situation isn’t coming together with ease, that uncertainty is, probably, bringing up the fear that you’ll miss out on time with your family.

From what you have written, it sounds like you have a lot of things going for you. The trick to getting more of what you want is to really, really, really celebrate what you already have rather than getting caught up in the anxiety of what you don’t have.

Let me share an experience I once had.

Four years ago, I moved to a new city. Rather than going out and exploring the city, I stayed in my apartment and worked at my computer. Eight months moving in, the landlord came to me and said he wanted to renovate the building and asked if I would move out—within 30 days. I agreed to move. In exchange, the last month was rent-free.

At first I was scared. Not knowing the city well, I had no idea which would be a good neighborhood to move to. I was scared I wouldn’t find a place in time. I was afraid I’d apply for a bunch of apartments and be denied by all of them. I was afraid I would find a place I hated but have to take it because I had no other choices.

I went on a message board where people living in this city posted on to ask for recommendations, promote local events, ask for advice, etc.  I wrote a post asking if anyone could give me any advice on looking for an apartment. A woman replied saying there was an apartment available in her building and gave the landlord’s number.

When I called to ask about it, at first the landlord said there was nothing available. I said, “Are you sure?” He said one might be available, but told me to call back in a couple of days to check. Days later, I followed up. Sure enough, an apartment became available.

I went to check it out. It right downtown and within walking distance to everything I needed. Also, unlike any other place I have ever lived, this apartment had a huge patio. Thanks to the good recommendation given by the landlord who asked me to move, I was approved for the new apartment. Not only that, I was given the first month rent-free.

When I was going through this experience, for the first while I was freaking out. But then I started to calm myself down and bring my attention to two things: gratitude and awe.

-Truth be told, I felt isolated where my apartment was, but wouldn’t have made the effort to move for quite awhile. I was grateful my past landlord pushed me to leave.

-I was grateful for the message board I had access to and for the woman who posted the info I needed.

-I was grateful for the available apartment and the positive recommendation my past landlord gave to help me acquire it.

-I was totally grateful for both landlords giving me rent-free months (totaling $2600).

Even in the time of uncertainty, I still focused on the gratitude of each experience I had and was in awe of how, once I stopped being afraid of the worst, things came together quite easily.

Kathi, it seems as though you have a ton of things going your way:

-A new grandbaby!

-Money to invest in a house

-Past experience that has given you the confidence that buying a house is possible

-Present experience showing you the house you want is within your reach

I’m sure there are other things you can think of as well.

It really comes down to this: focusing on the gratitude for what you do have will bring you more.

Playing the lottery to, hopefully, get more money isn’t such a bad thing…if you go into it with the right vibration. If you are buying lottery tickets while feeling anxious, stressed, desperate, frustrated, etc you’re blocking that potential source of money from coming your way.

Look at your current living situation and find things about it to be grateful for. Also, while the house isn’t coming together as you would like, pay attention to the things you are attracting into the other areas of your life. And, finally, while being grateful and acknowledging what a powerful manifester you are, keep holding the vision of you being in a fabulous house with your grandchild in your arms.

Take the focus off of the “Where is the money going to come from?” question and take action by doing things to keep yourself feeling good about the present and the future you want to create. With every fiber of my being, I believe, once you begin doing this people and circumstances will show up that will help you to create the living arrangement you want.

I hope this helps!


P.S: Do you have any advice for Kathi? Leave it in the comments below.

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Manifest Monday: Manifesting Is As Normal As a Sunrise

I recently came across a blog post written by the author and life coach Martha Beck. (Her most well known book is Finding Your Own North Star.)

While she wasn’t directly referring to the law of attraction, she wrote about a realization she had when it came to attracting things in her life.

I found what she wrote quite powerful:

The most striking thing I’ve realized is that the thought of “magnetizing,” or drawing things toward me, contains the assumption that what I want is “out there” in the world and I have to go find it. It creates a feeling of distance and inaccessibility. When I release all attachment and all anxiety, I notice that the things I want feel present and inevitable, as real as humidity in summer air.

When the temperature of a day reaches the dew point, the moisture in the air, which is invisible to the eye, suddenly appears everywhere. It was always there; it just needed a certain temperature to become visible. Similarly, everything we need to make us happy is waiting for the “temperature” of our inner life to create the dew point where it can become material form. The dew point temperature of all your desires is a feeling of normalcy. It is not high excitement, nor grasping, nor yearning. All of those emotions contain anxiety and attachment — try them right now, you’ll see.

To give you an example of what this feels like, think about the feeling you have watching a beautiful sunrise. You may experience awe and intense gratitude, but you will not be thunderstruck, amazed or hysterical. A sunrise is glorious, but it is normal. We aren’t attached to the sun continuing to shine because we are sure it will. If you can feel that way about the arrival of your soul mate or the success of your business, my recent experience convinces me it will appear around you like dew. Everything you want is there right now, waiting to become visible.

This is the part that really spoke to me:

Similarly, everything we need to make us happy is waiting for the “temperature” of our inner life to create the dew point where it can become material form. The dew point temperature of all your desires is a feeling of normalcy.

We are programmed to believe everything we want comes with struggle and a chase. What would happen if you believed everything you wanted was a normal, expected, and consistent part of your life? It’s completely normal for money to come in unexpected ways. It’s normal for you to find great bargains on the things you want to buy. It’s normal for people to give you things for free. It’s normal for you to have enough to take care of your needs and still have enough to give away money to other people.

Letting go of the rollercoaster of emotions and accepting your dreams as being normal will bring about a great sense of peace and relief that, honestly, will feel better than having the money (or material things) in your life. And the crazy thing is, once you tap into that feeling of peace and can hold on to it, the things you want will come to you that much faster.

Check out the rest of the blog post here.

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Manifest Monday: The Teachings of Neville Goddard With Kim Wilborn

Manifest Monday is a weekly post in which we highlight a law of attraction-related resource you might find useful.

Over the last couple of years, I have come across many people teaching the law of attraction by doing shows on the Web site BlogTalkRadio.

One of my favorite shows is hosted by Kim Wilborn.

For the past few months, Kim has devoted her show to discussing the book The Law and the Promise by Neville Goddard.

From the 1950’s to his death Neville Goddard gave lectures on his interpretation of how to use the law of attraction. From Wikipedia:

In his early lectures and books Neville dealt solely with what he called The Law, the technique of creating one’s physical reality through imagining.

The Law and the Promise is a collection of experiences people sent him after putting his method of manifesting to use.

Kim, a law of attraction expert herself, reads from the book and then gives her own modern-day insight into how we can apply Neville Goddard’s teachings into our own lives.

Chances are you already get the gist of what the law of attraction is and how your imagination plays a huge role in manifesting. The question is, are you always using what you know? It’s radio shows like this one that help to remind you of what you know and leave you feeling empowered and excited about getting back to manifesting.

Here is Kim’s latest show:

Listen to internet radio with Kim Wilborn on Blog Talk Radio

How Ken Robinson Manifested a $300,000 House For $16

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a YouTube video about a guy named Ken Robinson. Ken acquired a $300,000 house in a Dallas suburb using some knowledge and $16.

Ken used an outdated law to take ownership of the house. From what I’ve read, people speculate he won’t own the house permanently. Also, they don’t think he has the means to pay the property taxes.

Whether Ken being allowed to move into the house is fair or not, I’m fascinated by the way in which he manifested a house.

When you think of wanting to own a new home, chances are your thoughts go in the usual direction:

I’ll have to save more money.

I’ll have to increase my income.

I’ll need a higher credit rating.

I may need to ask someone to co-sign for a mortgage.

Maybe I should lower my standards and look for something more reasonably priced.

And on and on…

Ken’s story reminds us that we need to stop being attached to how we believe things will unfold.

Sure, you’ve heard of people who inherit a house, win one in some sort of contest, or acquire one in some crazy way like Ken did. In your logical mind, you know anything is possible, but chances are you don’t believe it is possible for you.

Actually, it is possible for you. You just need to open yourself up to having the faith to believe there are things waiting to come into your life in ways you can’t foresee just yet.

It really is as simple as asking for what you want to be brought to you in a way that is extraordinary, exciting, and comes with a sense of ease.

Imagine writing your own blog post detailing how you got your new home, first by asking, then experiencing the most crazy coincidences and chain of events that completely blew your mind and left you with a profound sense of awe and gratitude as you moved in.

Whether or not Ken stays in the house, in my opinion, doesn’t matter. I bet he is now confident in his ability to manifest big things. I bet all the media attention he got opened him up to new opportunities (like teaching people how to do what he did). I bet after living in a beautiful home, Ken will do what he can to continue manifesting luxury in his life.

Check out his story:

New design & new content…

Truth be told, this site has been neglected for far too long.

That’s about to change.

There’s a new design and a new resolve to bring you more information about using the law of attraction to attract more money into your life. New blog posts will be posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Fridays, I’ll be posting a review of a helpful resource you might find useful.

We’ve also got a weekly newsletter planned and a new weekly podcast on the way.

It’s been said that there is more to life than just money. Of course there is truth to that. However, the more money you have, the more options you have. The more options you have, the more peace of mind you have. We’re here to help you attract more money, more options, and more peace of mind.

Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences attracting more money into your life.

Do You Know What You Want & Do You Want What You Know?

When I was an intuitive counselor, I had a client who works as an editor on a popular TV show. Her job is demanding and extremely stressful. Each time she’d call me for a session, she’d ask if I could see another job in her future.

Beyond wanting another job, she also wanted to create her own film projects, not have to live in Los Angeles, and not have to work for anyone else or deal with office drama again.

I told her I saw her having the opportunity to work for an independent company in which she would be one of many editors. She’d be working on various projects. She would be encouraged to do her own projects and her co-workers would pitch in to help (as she would help them).

I encouraged her to mentally toy with the idea of having the kind of success she wanted and see herself being able to live where she wanted and have the freedom to create the way she wanted while not having to endure the extreme stress her current job had brought into her life.

She told me it all sounded great, but the truth is, she didn’t believe it was possible.

From her perspective:

-Her age (being over 50) limited her

-Opportunities in the TV industry were limited

-To work in film, you absolutely had to live in LA

-Those in power positions wouldn’t help her because editors aren’t respected

Here we are, three years later, and she is still dealing with the exact same frustration she had the first time we spoke.

The beliefs she has about what she can create for herself aren’t unfounded. They come from years of her observing how things work in the TV industry. Based on her observations, she thinks wanting something different is pretty much impossible to achieve.

Yet she wants to believe there is a slight chance she can hack the system, sort to speak, and have a career (and a life) on her own terms.

The problem is, she doesn’t know it.

Often times, when we want something that seems out of reach, the first thing that sets in is doubt.

If the “want” is something we want bad enough, we go toe-to-toe with doubt using proof as our weapon of choice.

The easiest way to gather proof is to seek out stories of people who had the same want you do and found a way to make it happen.

But at some point, proof has to turn into a strong, unshakable sense of knowing (a.k.a faith). It’s knowing that completely clears the path for the easiest journey for you to get from where you are to what you want.

How do you create that sense of knowing?

I’ll explain in the next post.

Until then, think about one thing you want. Do you know it is possible to have? Do you know you will have it?

David’s interview on Real Riches

Recently, David was a guest on Tanna Corona’s radio show Real Riches. You can listen to the 30-minute show below.

Listen to internet radio with Real Riches on Blog Talk Radio

Here’s the link to Tanna’s show page.

Also, during the interview, David mentioned some notable resources:

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen