My teacher, the kitchen sink

I love to cook, my boyfriend loves to be surrounded by friends, so we have friends over to dinner rather often in our home.

One of our friends noticed that I don’t have a kitchen sink filter and he kindly suggested that I should buy and use one, otherwise the plumbing might get clogged.

“Not really interested. I barely used kitchen sink filters in any of the places in which I have lived, and I never ever had any problems”, I thought to myself. But in the next few days I caught myself thinking differently:” Maybe I should just buy one of those sink filters”.

Please imagine my surprise my annoyance and my frustration when the plumbing got clogged one week later. No way this is happening to me! I wasn’t willing to accept it!

I kept asking myself, the Universe and my boyfriend why was this happening. The Universe answered promptly and quickly as he always is, but I couldn’t hear it through all my shouting and yelling. My boyfriend’s answer was simple and audible: “Just relax. It’s a sink, not a world crisis. We’ll sort it out”. It took me a while to quiet my emotions and then I heard the Universe’s answer: “This was possible because you accepted it in your creation as a possibility”.

I am Romanian. I was raised believing in jinx. When someone wishes you evil, when someone looks at you in a certain way, you may get sick. Looking at my clogged sink I was feeling my thoughts slowly going back to the jinx scenario. Each time my mind tried to get me there: you were jinxed, I pulled back. I refused to blame anyone else. I do my best to take responsibility for my thoughts, my own feelings, my actions and for my life.

The maintenance guy came the next day and to my great relief I was told that I wasn’t the cause of the blockage. It was somewhere in the main pipe, nothing related directly with me. With a superior smile he explained that sink filters are not so useful as they appear to be, because most of the kitchen pipes blockages are caused by the spilling of fat in the sink. And filters don’t stop the fat, so they aren’t offering the best prevention method.

The issue was solved! In the material plane. In my mind, things were still fuzzy and unclear. It took me a while to figure it out. I kept going to bed in the evenings with the intention of receiving definite and complete answers from the Universe. In the mornings, before leaving the bed, I lingered between sleep and wake, turning my thoughts upside down and checking for new perspectives. And the answer came.

I believed in what our guest told us might happen. By believing him, I came to the point of visualising a clogged sink. By visualising it, I lived the emotions of such an experience before the actual event took place. More than that, once in that “movie”, my mind went so far as to searching solutions for a problem that didn’t exist!

I accepted the truth of a guest in my thought and my life and I walked the main steps of creation: believe, visualise, feel the emotion of the result, live as though you got the result already.  

We see problems everywhere in the world. The minute we accept them, when we believe that those problems may one day be ours, when we visualize ourselves through those problems, when we feel in us the pain of those problems, we open ourselves for those problems to become our own reality. Fortunately, there is also the need of focus, of recurrence and consistency to manifest realities. So, we can watch horror movies without necessary inviting those events into our own lives. We believe that that is a movie.  Not real.

Situation is different when we watch the news, and we consider those real. By considering them real, we open ourselves for the first step: the idea that it may happen to any of us, anytime. Situation is different when trusted people come telling us that we may clog our sink, that X and Y are losing money or winning less and that there is a new monetary crisis waiting around the corner. “Of course, he’s right and this may happen anywhere anytime”, we think. “Of course, he’s right and this may happen to me too”, we think. Because this happens all the time, we think. And the minute we agree with this person, the minute we start to believe in his truth, that truth becomes ours. And then yes, that may become real in our life. And we are not used to observe ourselves, to catch ourselves before we agree to getting the kitchen sink clogged. We were taught to believe that we are victims of life, not partners in creation. We’d rather start hating our friends for jinxing us than look honestly into ourselves: where and when and how did I agree on creating this situation?

So, now I smile each time I get myself in front of my kitchen sink and I feel grateful: thank you for this beautiful lesson! Wow, how amazing it is, that I manifest all that I believe in. I am a wonderful being and I am grateful for the journey that is my life.

 

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