The Universe is always giving us gifts.

Always.

But are your eyes open to see them?

Can you see and allow what you’ve created with your thoughts, words, emotions, and actions?

When I had the ultrasound that confirmed that I am indeed having twins, a dear friend of ours offered to watch Sagey (age five) and Phoenix (age 2) on Thursday mornings for a few hours “so you can rest on the couch, Taylor, and put some meat on those bones!” (Said in the most adorable and delicious Irish accent you can imagine).

One Thursday morning, as I was dropping the kids at my friend’s home, I drove by the prettiest house I have ever seen.  It was, in fact, a white castle.  I said out loud “OMG, that is the prettiest house I’ve ever seen.  I wanna buy it.”

My kids giggled in the back seat, and exclaimed that it was, indeed, a castle (or “cattil” in Phoenix-speak).

After finishing my practice at The Pink House, I called Philippe to ask if he could pick up the kids from our friend’s house.  I was exhausted from being pregnant with twins and needed to rest on the couch.

He drove by the same house—said the exact same words—the kids giggled, and on they went.

Fast forward to the next day.  Philippe says to me “Oh, there’s a white castle for sale a few doors up from Dianne.”

“Oh I know, I wanna buy that house,” I said matter-of-factly.

“Me too!” Philippe exclaimed.

“Let’s buy it” I said with an air of confidence that is evident when something is a “done deal,” and we smiled at each other in the same way we smiled when I had the epiphany on my mat seven and a half years ago and said to (my then boyfriend) Philippe “We’re going to open a yoga studio and it’s called PRANA POWER YOGA,” and he said, without a pause and very matter-of-factly, “OK.”

Three months later we opened our first PRANA POWER YOGA—in Newton Corner.  We opened three more and a Café’ in six years to come.

When things are lined up, they’re lined up.

When they’re meant to happen, they’re meant to happen.

But I digress…back to the story.

Two days later we saw the white castle on the inside (it was Yom Kippur so the seller’s real estate agent didn’t call me back for two days).  Within twenty seconds of stepping foot into the white castle, I said to the seller’s real estate agent “I’m like no buyer you’ve ever met.  I don’t play games.  I don’t mess around.  I am extremely honest and up front.  We are going to buy this house.  It is, in fact, our house.  So you can stop showing it.  It’s a done deal.”

She paused for about five seconds, and then said she’d like to work with me as a Consultant since she’d never met anyone like me before.
I laughed and immediately began giving her suggestions (“You gotta get off dairy, Sister, and about that soy…”).

We bought the house—done deal—8 days later.

In a market that is not too friendly toward home-buyers of white castles who are entrepreneurs who put just about every dollar that comes into their Yoga Centers and Café back into their studios and café…saying that this manifestation was a miracle is somewhat of an understatement.

The things that lined up—quickly, easily, and efficiently—for this deal to go through with remarkable ease and speed, confirmed everything I’ve ever read, taught, and lived about deliberate creation and manifesting what you want in your life.

We weren’t looking for a new house.

We love our Pink House, our yard, our neighborhood, our neighbors.

This house found us, and the energy that propelled us to buy it was incredibly powerful.

There was simply no resistance—in any way, shape, or form.

Our real estate agent, a dear friend of mine from Brown, said on more than one occasion, “I’ve never seen anything like this.  No deals go this way.”

She is now practicing yoga regularly at Prana.  J

The details of how it all went down are private (even for this Super-mom) and detailed so I won’t bore you with them, but when I tell you that the night we were waiting for the sellers to get back to us on our offer…waiting, waiting…I noticed that the following quote was posted on my site/blog:

Super-Quote of the Day, Tuesday October 6, 2009:  TAYLOR WELLS, M.A., M.ED., R.Y.T.

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.”

-Dr. Seuss

(The Seller’s name is JAKE).

I sat stunned as I read the quote that chilly autumn evening, and called Philippe to the computer.  He read it and was speechless for a moment, and then said “That’s GOD.  That’s proof of God.”

Now, Sister, we almost never use the word God in our studios or when we teach elsewhere or even at the Pink House. because it’s so triggering for so many people for so many reasons.  So when he said this, it was powerful.

I posted the Dr. Seuss quote (and the accompanying article) about six months ago.

Coincidence?

I don’t believe in coincidences.  J

The day that we saw the inside of the White Castle, I was listening to Abraham-Hicks on my IPOD, and happened to hear a man asking about what to do when “you want something finite—like a house or a car or to win a lottery—and you really think you’re going to get it, and you don’t?”

Abraham said that there was one big flaw in his thinking…he was talking about something finite and the Universe is INFINITE.

She said it’s best to find the essence of what you want and go for that, not for one specific thing.

At this point I was thinking, “Forget that!  I want the White Castle!  It’s our house!”

She then said that there is one exception…when you absolutely positively have a KNOWING that something is yours.  There is no doubt.  There is no fear.  It just is.

“That’s more like it Sister!” I smiled, as I brushed my teeth and kept listening.

Then she said something that again, made me pause and actually sit down because of its power.

Abraham asked the man if he’d ever experienced a situation where he wasn’t asking/looking for something and it came—and FAST—and then he realized that a long, long time ago, he’d asked for it in some way, shape, or form.

“OMG!” I exclaimed to myself, as I recalled being 18 and visiting my parents while on break from Brown.  They were penniless and living in a construction site.  My dad’s friend had “given them a break” and given him the job of “managing” the construction of a condo complex, and living in the one condo that was finished.  They had no furniture.  I slept on the floor while construction noises woke me at the crack of dawn—not the usual schedule of a freshman in college (LOL).

I didn’t fret, I didn’t complain, I didn’t feel sorry for myself or my parents, instead I visualized where I’d live one day—someplace very, very different than my current circumstances.  And I found things to be happy about—to be grateful for.

I’d go for walks in an affluent part of Dallas called Highland Park, and look at the beautiful homes with joy—what beautiful structures and architecture!–and send light to those who were so blessed to live there.  I felt so happy for them and what they had created, and experienced joy from just looking at the beauty they’d manifested.

There was one particular home that was my favorite.  I’d stop in front of it and stare at it for many minutes.  It looked like a white castle.  “One day,” I proclaimed, “I will live in a white castle.”

Fast forward 26 years, and we are moving into a white castle.

I had totally forgotten about this castle in Highland Park, Dallas, Texas, until I heard the Abraham piece.  I had forgotten about the rocket of desire I had launched over two and a half decades before.
But the Universe had not.

The Universe had been lining things up for me—oh so carefully—so that when the White Castle came into my life, there really wasn’t anything I could do to screw up the deal.  All I had to do was follow my heart, and believe.  Which, at this point–after so many yoga practices–is easy for me.

Whatever you want, whatever you’re wishing for—the Universe hears you.

It IS COMING.  At the perfect time and in the perfect way.

All you need to do is ask, and allow.

And be patient.