How to Get Exactly What You Want on Your Birthday

birthday boy  Okay.  Time for a fun story that illustrates one person’s extreme commitment to telling the best-feeling, believable story possible.  (Click that link to Tweet it)

Our hero is a boy who has already figured out that the stories we tell ourselves (the value and meaning we assign to things) are vitally important because they create our beliefs.

  • And our beliefs create our expectations (unconsciously).
  • And our expectations are the vehicle for our coherence with the energy of the quantum field – which creates our material reality.
  • Hence, the stories we tell come true.

The Young Boy Who Wanted a Pony for His Birthday

There once was a young boy who wanted only one thing for his birthday – a pony.  He lived on a farm with a barn and horses, so there was plenty of room and he felt it was a realistic desire.

He woke up on his birthday morning knowing that he would soon be riding on his pony.  Later that day, after celebrating with his family and eating his birthday cake, he took off racing for the barn.

Both his parents, concerned because they simply could not afford to buy their son a pony right now, ran after him.

When the parents arrived at the barn they heard a commotion in one of the stalls where the farmer had been storing manure for use on their vegetable garden.

Opening the stall door, the two adults found their son gleefully shoveling around in the large amount of horse manure there.

“Son,” the mother asked, “what are you doing?”

“Finding my birthday present, of course!,” exclaimed the boy.  “With all this manure, there’s gotta be a pony in here somewhere!”

Funny Story, Smart Guy, But There Still Wasn’t a Pony – No Matter What Story He Was Telling

If you’re feeling a little pessimistic right now, you might say to me, “But it didn’t matter what story he told; there was still no pony.”

And I’ll say, yep, you’re correct.  And, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, you’re guaranteed to have lots of instances in your life where you’ll find “no pony”.  (Click that link to Tweet it)

So my question to you is this: knowing that it’s a certainty you’ll be temporarily disappointed sometimes, would you rather be “right” (by telling the pessimistic, I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it story) or would you rather be “prepared, resilient, and best capable of handling however the universe is connecting your dots at any given moment” (by telling the better-feeling, believable, I’ll-see-it-when-I-believe-it-story)?

I know what story I’m going to choose today.  And I hope you’ll be joining me.

And stay tuned to this website for more tips and techniques to use new paradigms from quantum physics to align your life with your desires…

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  1. This brings up timing of what we manifest. I have had things appear almost immediately and I have had things take time. Do you have any thoughts on what our timing expectations should be? It seems the more I just send out the desire and let it go, the faster it appears.

    • Hey Jen.

      Not “needing” something allows it to manifest more quickly. In other words, not depending on that “thing” to make you happy.

      I wrote a post about this very topic today, as a matter of fact.

      Here’s a preview: In a nutshell, you (and I) would be no different after being handed a million dollars.

      Would we be happy? Yes.

      Yet we’d still be the exact same person with the exact same life – a life of being a spouse, parent, friend, neighbor, citizen, etc. (albeit with some circumstantial changes due to the sudden influx of money).

      The only difference would be that we would have given the money the authority to “make” us happy!

      Think about that for a moment. Why wait for the money to tell you, “It’s okay for you to be happy now”?

      If this is what you mean by “… send out the desire and let it go…” (and I think it is) then I wholeheartedly concur. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. As I’ve been saying quite recently, I will soon have my 77th birthday (b. @2:45 a.m., 12-19-36), and the story I’m telling my family — ALL of whom are younger than me (my only elder brother having died at age 77 years (3 and a half months ago)), I’m going to be hanging around here until I turn ninety on 12-19-2026 — count on it !!

    How can I be so sure? Well, this brother died from Alzheimer’s complications (dementia, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and obesity) — all pouncing on his retched, struggling victimized self with a broken ankle and all that extra weight on it.

    I have NONE/ZERO/ZIP/NADA, not one of those, having defeated skin cancer, prostate cancer, and urinary bladder– dealt with all at the same time between 2002 and 2006. I stopped drinking alcohol in 1987, stopped smoking on Feb 14th, 2002 (as a Valentine’s present to my wife, who’s put up with me since 6-1-62), and since 2006 to date, I take NO MEDICINE, prescribed or over-the-counter !! — i weigh 144 lbs, stand 5’10” –and can whip any one in my entire family, no contest!!

    My late brother had sired 2 sons, now in their 40’s, who had 2-3 sons and daughters, who have multiplied themselves 5-6 times — and none of them are athletic — or even doing exercises!
    In my prime (21) I rode a 3-speed 26″ bicycle from Long Beach, California to San Diego, CA in three hours flat! 118 miles! I broke the then long standing record of 3-3/4 hours by better than 48 minutes! I three a hard ball 123 yards, a football 70 yards, a softball 105 yards — then at age 22, I threw that hardball three times through the speed trap, each one at 103 mph! The two coaches at La Verne College (now know as La Verne University recorded it); they were the football coach Roland Ortmeyer, and the baseball coach, Ben Heines. The year 1962.

    While in the USN the four years before that, we made a practice of doing one sit-up and one push-up each day after leaving Long Beach, heading for Yokosuka, Japan, culminating with approx.
    180 sit-ups and 180 push-ups the day when we pulled back into the Long Beach shipyard (we did that each of the four years I was in the Navy).

    I still walk a minimum of 2/3 miles each day at age 76, and have been doing close to & better than that for most of the 19+ years we’ve lived here in Bonham, Texas several years. I do all my own maintenance, and save a bundle!

    Enough! –it’s time for my 45-minute nap I take each mid day — just to keep the legs, butt, and back in tune. TYL ! Don Brennecke

    • Don! Always good to hear from you.

      You are the man. And you have been for quite some time.

      And you don’t need me to tell you that!

      Thank you for letting me be a valuable part of your spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing routines!

    • You got it, Annette. I agree.

      And, whether that desire was fulfilled (in that particular moment) or not – I still know he was doing the right things!

      What value is there in me constantly telling myself that the bad-feeling stories are “the way it is”? “The way it is” has relatively little to do with how things are unfolding in the moment and virtually everything to do with “the story I’m telling myself about it”.

      Thank you.

  3. I tried the letting go, and putting it out there, and nothing happened. I tried the happy, expectant and nothing happened. I tried gratitude and I really meant all of these and nothing happened. So now what do I do? I truly believe in this -or I did – because honestly I’m losing it. I really do feel like Splash because non of these have worked, and that includes the moving up one emotion at a time. What do I do now?

    • Hey Maggie. First off, let me say thank you for asking me to be of value to you and to contribute to your life.

      I hear you when you share your frustration. I want you to know that you are not a failure. You are not doing anything wrong. You are not broken and you don’t need to be fixed.

      Sometimes you’ll hear personal growth experts say things akin to “Just try harder; you’re doing it wrong.” I don’t feel that way.

      I can’t “diagnose” you via a post here. Of course. Can you tell me a little more about what you’ve read and what you’ve done? Please feel free to email me and I’ll do everything I can to help.

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