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!