I am a firm believer in the power of words. There is the old saying “Be Careful What You Wish For”, and that I truly believe. I also believe that what ever you ask for the universe will listen and provide. It just may not be in the way you hoped.
It’s simple and straight forward to just say the words “I wish I were rich”, but you need to be careful with those words. The universe may hear you say those words and grant you that wish, but by a means you least expected.
Here’s a scenario, a bit dramatic, but makes my point. You make that broad wish, “I wish I were Rich!“, and later that day, you step off the pavement at the wrong time and did not realize the eighteen wheeler barreling towards you, the driver of which who was lost and not supposed to be on the city streets and was desperately looking for his way out, and never noticed you either.
Next thing you wake up in a hospital room with no use of your legs ever again and a lawyer showing you papers to sign so you could sue the trucking company for their negligence, and the city for not having barricades to prevent trucks from entering city streets.
Ten years down the road you finally win your case in court after multiple appeals and you get a nice fat four million dollar check from the city and another from the trucking company. Now, after the lawyer takes his cut, you pay his expenses, you probably are going to be left with enough to let you still consider yourself as “rich”.
And you wheel into the bank, exhausted from years of legal battles, your family in disarray because of the court cases, your spouse no where in the picture because you became unbearable to live with, your children now live on the other side of the country because they think you are a wheel chair bound crazy person, and what ever friends you had before are no where to be seen.
You deposit your big money check in your account and you got your wish. You are now rich. You ask the teller for a balance on your account and you look at that slip of paper with the zeros behind it and you smile to yourself about your wealth, just as two hands hold on to the handles of your wheel chair and quickly wheel you into the Ambulette van to whisk you off to the home that all your money is going to pay for, for the rest of your life, because you can’t take care of yourself anymore.
The next time you make that “wish” about anything in your life, be sure to be very specific about what you want and how you get it. The Universe is listening.