At the end of 2016, my husband and I moved to a smaller town not far at all from where we had lived for over twenty years. We knew that this new home would not be our permanent residence, but we had wanted a new experience with a change of scenery and a quieter existence. We have gotten that and more as there is a slower, more peaceful pace to life here.
A couple of years ago, another move, this time out of state, came into our reality. As we began the process of putting the house up for sale, our asking price was negatively impacted by comps in the area that had been lowered to sell quickly. Needless to say, we weren’t very happy about this at all.
We knew that our home was “worth” much more, and we had a difficult time accepting the idea of selling it for very little profit. After banging our heads against the wall for the umpteenth time, however, I finally realized the problem.
It was quite simple, really. Our reasons for buying and selling the house were at cross purposes. Our original intentions for peace and quiet and new scenery had been fulfilled, matching our request beautifully. But when we changed the rules and treated the house purely as a financial investment, the energy bucked!
This was a powerful reminder about how energy flows – or doesn’t! As soon as we figured it out, our perspectives shifted. We felt better and lighter. It made sense. Our circumstances also changed, and we ended up not moving after all!
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Hi Lisa, I am so glad you are staying in the area! 🙂
We are, too!
Also I forgot to mention that whenever I’ve treated anything as a financial investment, it rarely works out. Only when I switch my perspective to letting the best thing happen for both parties (if two or more parties are involved) does the Energy change from so-so to much more positive! 🙂
This is really relatable to any scenario…
We wanted a new adventure with this house, living a quieter existence. The energy that we had put out has been met with the the very positive experience we’ve had since moving here. Making a profit on the sale of the house had never been part of equation. When we reminded ourselves of that and why it was that we moved here, the energy made itself clear.
I can understand go with the flow, thirty years ago I was living in the bay area which I loved and never wanted to move but due to a divorce and having to move to a smaller home by myself I felt like it was the end of the world. I went back to school and got my degree for Physicals Therapist Ass. I was on my way until I lost my job and had to look else where I was approached by a company but it involved a move to the Central Valley. I through up so many blocks for myself as not to move. I thought I would try it for a year but talk about go with the flow nothing was easer for me any block I could put up was over come. I am now living here 25 years and loving it, it was meant to be. that is my story of the flow.
We can so easily get in our own way. Glad you stopped fighting it and were open to coming here!