How do you determine what you want to manifest? Is it possible to reveal anything you like once it is created in your mind? Are you aware that when you are working on manifesting your dreams, obstacles and challenges will arise?
My story began when I was young; I didn’t know anything about the Law of Attraction. But I distinctly remember that from a very young age I wanted to explore different cultures, in particular, England. In Mexico, where I was born, we have a great appreciation for the British people, their customs, traditions plus we are fond of their accent.
But in my circumstances, it was an impossible dream. We were not wealthy, nobody in my family had ever left their hometown let alone the country and women were supposed to get married, have a family and be good housewives.
However, I still decided to study a short career that would allow me to learn some English and at the same time earn money to pay for my trip to England. I worked for three years as a Bilingual Secretary and saved as much as I could to pay for the trip.
My intention was to be there at least a year to master the English language and even though I was saving most of my income, I still didn’t know how I was going to manage to live in England where the cost of living is quite high.
You will attract what you focus on
One day at a party, I met a lady who had just returned from Europe. She shared with me the fantastic time she had while living in England and Germany and how she made it happen by working as an Au-Pair allowing her to live rent and food free in exchange for housework and childcare.
I took her advice and did everything she recommended, and after a short period, an English family accepted me as their Au pair and on the 9th of May 1976, I arrived in England.
I was 20 years old at the time, and for someone who has never left her home let alone her country, it was a fantastic experience to live in a completely different culture. I loved it and enjoyed it very much. Sadly, the money run out and I had to return to Mexico after eight months.
However, I remember thinking to myself that one day I would return, not as an au pair, but as someone who would have the rights to be there as a citizen. I didn’t know how it was going to happen or when but the thought was there.
On my return to Mexico, I started to look for a job. The company that hired me had just bought equipment from Australia, and they needed someone who could act as an interpreter for two men who arrived in Mexico to do the installation but could not speak a word of Spanish.
John, who is now my husband, was one of them. He is from England but moved to Australia seven years before I met him. John and I got along well as we both like travelling, the relationship developed and after a short period, we got married.
When we got married his contract with the Mexican company had finished, and a position in Australia was waiting for him. So, I said goodbye to my family, friends and my job and started our married life in Australia.
Why does the Universe bring unexpected manifestations?
Back then I wonder how I finished up in Australia, a country that I never thought of living or even visiting. But there I was with this person whom I met a few months before and in a country that was so far away from mine.
But after 39 years of marriage, we are still together. We have three wonderful sons and four adorable grandchildren.
Our plans for travelling in our first years of marriage did not happen. Instead, we started our family. We settled in Australia while our sons were growing up, and helping with the expenses, I took accounting studies and worked as a bookkeeper. During that time I also applied for Australian citizenship, and I am so glad I did.
In 1999 we decided to live closer to my family in Mexico, but as our sons were used to the Western lifestyle, we decided to go to the US. Our sons came along but two of them decided to return to Australia after a short period of time. However, our youngest son, John and I stayed in San Diego for four years.
Remember You Get What You Think About, both positive and negative.
John could not settle in the US, and he suggested to live in England. Our youngest son and I agreed, and we arrived in England in 2004. I didn’t have any trouble settling down, in fact, I was happy I had the opportunity to be back.
The thought that I had when I left England back in 1977 became a reality. Being married to an English man allowed to apply for British citizenship and now I go in and out of England, not as an au pair but a British citizen.
Our youngest son only stayed with us for a year in England. He met this lovely American girl, got married and went to Seattle to live, and they have been there since then.
Having our families dispersed all over the world allowed John and I to do what we originally planned when we first got married, to travel. We visited our sons in different parts of Australia, the US, family in Mexico and England.
We are responsible for creating our reality around us
We continued to do so until John started to have health issues with his left hip. Everything changed. We had to stop travelling, and John’s work activity also reduced, as a consequence, the income decreased.
Our lifestyle completely changed. It was then that I realised that I depended a lot on him financially and that it was time to do something about it. I wanted to do something that allowed me to live on my terms. It had to be flexible, enjoyable and at the same time keep an eye on my husband’s health and needs.
I started searching online for ideas that could enable me to have that flexibility and a year ago I made the firm decision to look for a “better way.” A way that would allow me to not only earn good money but having the facility to do what I enjoy and spend more time with my sons, their families and our closest family who happen to be around the world. So the journey has just begun.
What about you? What fascinating story you have to share? Please do so in the comments below.
With much appreciation