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 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!
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 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 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 live now) and realised we have a draw back to Devon or Cornwall.
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 could 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 could 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 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?)
100% intention + 100% surrender = manifestation.
I am having such an amazing experience, these days, of being carried along by a wave of love and grace – so many opportunities and so much support opening and appearing and flowing…
Patrick Edgecombe and I are holding a broad, inspired vision to move to the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland to live and establish a holistic retreat.
Yet we are holding it lightly – so Life/Love/God has space to move without us getting in the way, surprising and delighting us with the details, presenting opportunities we hadn’t imagined.
There are numerous questions and scenarios and factors to take into account, much yet to fall into place, but the overarching feeling is of complete faith and trust that all is unfolding exactly as it should.
I’ve had this experience many times in my life before, but never as strongly as this. It really feels like we are keeping the focus powerfully, yet yielding to a divine purpose much greater than we can see.
The synchronicities, positive signs and good omens are showing up thick and fast every single day, endorsing and enabling this move to Scotland.
What a marvelous energy to be part of.
We are part of a powerful network of friends, family and colleagues who are supporting us (thank you Amy Webb, my fantastic family and dear Thrivecraft Abundance tribe in particular) and willing us on.
We are doing this together and it feels wonderful. Thank you. Love is all.