The thunder storms have passed and the warm west Texas sun dominates the sky…its kind of humid…when usually the air is dry. Everybody here embraces the rain and the abundance that has come the past few weeks, is breaking records.
The wind chimes on our patio tell me there is a mellow breeze while I try to decide whether to write about this amazing experience happening in Lubbock or to read more of a book called Death & Co. that was given to me to read by Gardski’s new head chef, Brian.
I know, kind of a morbid name for a book, but since we are all eternal… who really gives a shit? It’s one timeless, endless experience of energetic, infinite expansion…so now the name resonates to me as very cool.
Brian is my new roomate. We moved into a fully furnished (thank you Alicia, Damin) 2 bedroom house very close to Gardski’s restaurant (which we are remodeling), the business district and the Texas Tech campus.
While Brian works on the details of installing the kitchen equipment and creating the menu… Matt, Cody, Damin and I continue the construction alongside restaurant owners Welden and Ann, the building owners (the Skybell brothers) and the sub-contractors.
The thing that I have focused on the most the past few months is practicing “lack of resistance” or as Abraham Hicks calls it “the art of allowing” when it comes to my thoughts.
This is a very simple concept to explain and unusually fun to practice. The blog I wrote “The Envelope” is a perfect example of a seemingly simple manifestation using this technique.
Here is how it works:
If I feel bad or have negative emotions, I am blocking the natural flow of well being to me from God, Source, Infinite Mind, Universe …whatever you want to call the Creator.
If I feel good, excited, energetic, vibrant…positive emotions…then I allow all the good well being and vibration to flow into my experience. That’s it, simple…the Law of Attraction at work.
This practice includes learning to switch from feeling the negative frequency, or the problem…into feeling a frequency that is more positive…where a solution is. Taking the high road.
I left Seattle in March to drive to Lubbock. As I drove east thru the Snoqualmie Pass in western Washington and began entering eastern Washington, I felt a negative emotion in my solar plex…my gut…”a gut feeling” that didn’t resonate with the soul of who I am…or “with my higher self.”
I had some bud in my car. “Sour Diesel” actually. It’s a strain of sativa… it can be purchased like coffee in Seattle .
There are a couple routes that I can take to Lubbock coming from Seattle. One begins east on I-90 and goes thru Spokane, WA then thru Idaho and Montana … the other route heads southeast thru Yakima, WA, into Oregon then Utah.
Bud is legal in Washington but soon I was going to cross state lines and into illegal territory. And I did not want another episode like I had with the K-9 unit in Utah 2 years ago.
I didn’t know what to do with my bud…a problem arose.
I could feel the negative energy flow.
But instead of remaining on that low, confusing, unsure, fearful, lacking frequency…caused by the contrast that life gives us…I switched to my higher self and switched to thinking thoughts about positive things that I did not have any resistance to (in an attempt to purposefully distract myself) and starting saying phrases and affirmations in my head like…
“its okay, life is good…”
“I have perfect health…”
“things always turn out good for me”
“this trip is exciting…even without bud
“you don’t need bud anyway…”
“you can take it or leave it”
“you usually go months without bud…”
“the bud was given to me anyway…”
As I was starting to feel better, I had the thought “man, just throw your bud out the window, it’s not worth the risk…”
But then a great idea came to me.
The idea was “stash your bud in a jar in the woods and get it when you return in 3 weeks.” Instant clarity.
The Creator worked swiftly to bring a solution and happiness into my reality.
Part of the arrangement was that I would move to Lubbock to help start the demolition portion on the restaurant and then drive back to Seattle (3 weeks later) for a book release/music show on April 3rd. …one that I had previously booked to perfom with my niece Maddy, at Forza in Gig Harbor WA.
I had 30 miles before I had to decide if I was going to drive east thru Spokane or south thru Yakima on the way to Lubbock.
If I stashed it, then I would have a nice little treat waiting for me when I would return in 3 weeks.
Because I did not know the route I would be taking on the return trip, I brilliantly stashed it in a mutual spot that served all routes…West Nelson Siding Rd. near Cle Elum, WA.
I put my little stash in a jar, along with a lighter and can of Red Bull into the belly of the 5 trees of life, said a blessing, then continued on my journey.
I returned to West Nelson Siding Rd. as planned 3 weeks later…joyous manifestation.
Since learning more of how to stay out of the way of the flow of well being…by doing anything that makes me happy in that moment…good feelings and abundance therefore gain momentum.
Because of a work delay at the restaurant 2 weeks ago…regarding permits…I went on another road trip. Once again, leaving Lubbock and traveling to Seattle.
Without any pre-planning, I got to surprise my mom on Mother’s Day, golfed with one brother 2 times, went hiking by myself,…painted and played pool with my other brother. On top of that, I had the most amazing rendezvous with my son. We got to play golf together for his first time ever playing 18 holes of golf…just days before he went to field training in Alabama…so fun… all random flow of well being.
And to top it all off, on my return trip to Lubbock from Seattle, not only did my route take me past West Nelson Siding Rd again, but also magically thru the state Colorado!
Who could have planned such a convenience? Infinite wisdom.
I just moved into this new house here in Lubbock last Monday…I previously rented a room from Alicia, Damin’s girlfriend…it was absolutely great and I met so many wonderful people there.
So ya, a turn key fully furnished house with a new roommate who is a pro chef from San Antonio who is cooking up the grinds…and an amazing sports bar called Cap Rock just one block down the street…just like the Engine House Brewery being 1 1/2 blocks away when I was living in Tacoma…and yes, yes yes…ALL of the bartenders are cute. I feel so blessed by so many people.
None of these recent experiences would have happened if I would focused on the problem, which was the job getting temporarily shut down and lack of work.
Just in….while writing this, one of my ex-wives has been texting me about going to Montgomery, Alabama next month in June for my son’s graduation at Maxwell Air Force base…she just booked a room for me.
golfing with Anthony
Death & Co. is a cocktail bar in New York. Their book is very interesting…its a book about building a bar, running a bar and making drinks at a real high level…I’m reading a book about bartending, who woulda guessed.
omg my other ex just texted me…maybe she’ll book my rental car?