The Curious Thing About Manifestation
At the beginning of May (full moon May day), my husband Patrick Edgecombe and I awoke to the vision that we might like to relocate to Scotland – to the island where my mum and step-dad live, the Isle of Cumbrae – and establish our long dreamed of Thrivecraft Living Waters – retreat centre.
The momentum gathered pace and we quickly fell in love with an ideal property (a small former hotel) in a stunning water-side location on the island. This beautiful house became an icon for us – the estate agent particulars were displayed in our power spot at home and taken to Thrivecraft workshops and support groups to illustrate the subject of our manifestation practices.
Effortless synchronicity started happening every day. We were borne along on a wave of inspiration, joy and grace – all the signs and omens from the Universe were saying “Yes, it’s happening, you are on the right track.” My son Jamie passed his driving test – the final piece of his independence – I was free!
In early July our dear friend Iessaiah Ma Ki Zedek came on board with the project and was available to join Pat and I on a trip to Scotland for a recce. She immediately put her house on the market and the sale was agreed within a week.
And so, we were on the island viewing our prospective new home and retreat centre on Saturday 1st August. The property was even more fantastic than we had imagined. Tears and gasps all round. Oh yes!! This was it!! A few days later, we went back for a second viewing, refining our ideas about how to use the rooms, the adjacent cottage and grounds…
However, within a few hours after the second viewing of what we thought was the ideal property for our Thrivecraft Living Waters – retreat – the beautiful house that had been such an icon for us for months – we had decided that the move to the island was off!
Soulfully sharing our thoughts, feelings, dreams, writings and meditations between the three of us soon revealed that the move wasn’t right for us after all.
The house and cottage were ideal, but not living here on the island. Instead, we turned our attention back to the south west of England (where we all live now) and realised we have a mutual draw to live near Tavistock on the Devon and Cornwall border.
The amazing thing was that despite the surprising total turnaround, we all felt absolutely fine about it.
It was a little sad letting go of the house and somewhat disorientating to drop the island vision that had been occupying almost every thought and feeling for so long. However, we were still dwelling in 100% surrender as well as 100% intention, so letting go was graceful and painless…
The curious thing about manifesting, is that you never quite know how what you ‘put out for’ is going to show up… And if you stay 100% surrendered as well as 100% intentional, the Universe can surprise you with the details…
The very next morning after deciding we wouldn’t pursue the island property, the local paper published details of development plans to build a spa hotel just yards from where our retreat would have been.
Reflecting on this, it dawned on me that in fact we HAD manifested what we were envisioning – an up-market spa hotel on the isle of Cumbrae where we could run Thrivecraft activities and at the same time boost tourism, employment and bring new services to the island.
This manifestation was completely effortless (apart from some gentle yet powerful meditations and manifestation practices). It didn’t involve any meetings, fundraising, development planning, financial burden, or having to run a hospitality business – it has just magically appeared!.
We WILL have our dreamed of two base lifestyle – in the south west of England and on the isle of Cumbrae in Scotland near my mum. We can host bespoke personal coaching and healing retreats and training courses at the new hotel on the island and at the same time continue living near my friends, family and Thrivecraft colleagues in Devon or Cornwall.
I think you could call this ‘easy-peasy, having-your-cake-and-eat-it manifesting!!
THE END (or is it just the beginning?)