Here are three stories about how I wished for something to happen at a certain time and how this wish was fulfilled.
Birth dates of children
Back around 2000 or 2001 before I knew anything about spirituality and that thoughts can manifest or that prayers can be answered, I started noticing what I called ‘pretty numbers’, for example, something like 11:11 or 12:12 on a digital clock. I thought, ‘Oh, what a lovely coincidence that I get to see this number. I’m gonna treat this like a shooting star and make a wish each time I see such a number.’
And since the thing I wished for at that time was to have children, I repeated each time in my mind that I wanted to have two children and that they should be born two years apart.
So, my first child was born in 2003 and he came a week before his estimated due date.
After a while, I became pregnant again. Can you imagine my surprise when I saw that the estimated due date of my second child was two years and one day after the estimated due date of my first child? That was pretty close to the two year spacing I had prayed for.
But then I thought, ‘Oh no, I didn’t mean it that literally.’ Because it is highly impractical to have two children’s birthdays on the same day.
My kids ended up being born two years and 4 days apart. And in some years, I did have to deal with having to do two birthday parties on the same weekend and that was exhausting.
Was my wish causing the birth dates to be two years apart? Or was it my children who planned to be born in a certain astrological constellation who caused my wish? I don’t know.
I took it as a lesson about ‘Be careful what you wish for’.
Date of the end of a project
In 2018/19, I had a (non-work related) administrative project running which involved the collaboration with many other involved parties and which was tediously slow and time consuming.
At the end of the project, I would have to write a couple of letters with the announcement of the finished project. In autumn of 2018, while I was waiting for the project to progress and twiddling my thumbs, I thought I could use my restlessness and my free time to already pre-write these letters which would have to be sent out at the end of the project. So, I sat down, crafted a bunch of texts on my PC.
Then I had the silly thought, ‘What date can I put into the header of the letter?’ It was completely unnecessary, of course, to think about the date. But I allowed myself to feel the expectation or intention that this project would be finished by then and I would be able to send out the announcement letters. And I chose March 15, 2019 as a date for the header of one of the pre-written letters. That was still about half a year away and would be realistic and allow for enough buffer time for the project to be finished.
Months went by, and I had many phone calls and emails with all the different involved people and institutions, asking them about a status update and to please speed the work up a bit. Boy was that annoying.
Eventually in spring 2019, all the puzzle pieces fell into place, everyone delivered their piece of work, and the project came to an end.
Exhausted but happy, I sat down to send out the final letters and to my surprise I saw that I could keep the envisioned and pre-written date of March 15, 2019 on the header of one of the letters.
I was baffled. Did my intention or wish to see that project finished by exactly that date cause the delay in the process? Would it have been finished earlier had I not envisioned the date of March 15, 2019 to be on the letter? The connection between my pre-chosen date and the final result seemed to be no coincidence. Again, it was a lesson in the power of thoughts as well as in ‘Be careful what you wish for’.
Delivery date of a computer
My younger teenage son wanted to buy his own PC. But not a run-of-the-mill one. It had to be a special one for developer geeks who are into open hardware and open software. ‘Open’ meaning that it is transparent and won’t spy on you. It would require quite a bit of deep technical knowledge and fiddling around to put the whole thing together, but never mind, as a computer geek he was up for that.
So, this special computer was bought from a company in a foreign country end of February 2021 and was supposed to be delivered end of April 2021.
But then I thought that in June 2021, my son would have his final exams at school of his 10th year at school. This was the year of graduation. And if the computer arrived before that and he would be busy putting the thing together, then he would not have time to focus on the more boring things of life like learning for the final exam in math. So, I’f prefer the computer to arrive after his final exams.
Guess what happened. The computer was delayed time and again. My son kept writing emails and asking for status updates and was always told ‘It is expected to be shipped end of May’. Then after he asked again, ‘It is expected to be shipped within the first week of June.’
When he complained to me, totally frustrated, I said, “I guess it will come after your exams are over. That would be perfect. That means you have time now to focus on school and afterwards you can take care of the new computer.”
On Friday, June 18, 2021, he had his last graduation exam at school. And on the following Monday, the computer arrived. What a perfect timing!
Again, it seemed like my prayer to the universe had been answered.
I don’t want to imply that this always works to wish for timing and get the wish fulfilled. Sometimes, the manifestation works much slower or faster than I would like to have it. But in these three stories above, there seemed to be a definite connection between my wish and the outcome.
I think part of what we are learning here on this journey on earth is not only to get better at such things as compassion, patience, trust, and courage, but we are also learning here about the power of our minds and that thoughts manifest reality.