We all know that it’s possible to manifest anything that you desire in your life, right? Today I’d love to share with you the story of how we manifested a cross-country move with our family in about 11 months. What makes this story incredible is that we didn’t have a job transfer or anything else like that to help us to achieve our goal. We had to manifest it ourselves, along with the amazing support of friends, family and God.
Before we get into the long story, here are some the strategies I used to help our family manifest our dream:
- My husband and I both wrote out our one year vision on January 1, 2017. It included living in BC.
- I wrote a gratitude intention in my journal every night for months. A gratitude intention is when you are grateful for something in the present tense; that has yet to manifest in the real world.
- We ‘acted as if’ our dream had already manifested.
- Whenever someone asked when we were moving, I would say at the end of November, beginning of December, even though we didn’t confirm any dates until Nov 17th.
- I wore my Manifest mala necklace daily for over a month.
- I booked several of our services (moving crates etc.) before everything was finalized.
- I created a vision board, which was beside my bed.
- We prayed. Every morning I prayed for support and guidance from God to help us with our move.
Want to find out how this incredible story all worked out? Stick with me until the end and I promise you, you’ll be as amazed as we were that it all came together in just over 24 hours.
When you tell people that you’re moving across the country the first question they ask you is: So is your husband getting transferred? It’s always a bit of a shock when we tell them it was a decision that we made in order to be closer to my family. My parents, who have been living in Mexico for over 8 years, had recently moved to British Columbia. I also wanted to be geographically closer to my sister, as she is one of my best friends. She is married with two young daughters, who are my daughter Céline’s only cousins.
So how did we make this all happen?
First, on January 1st 2017 my husband and I had set our intention to be living in Langley, B.C. by January 1st of 2018. We took the time to write our intentions down, and send them as an email to each other. Here’s part of what I wrote:
‘Dan and I wake up in our king sized bed together after celebrating New Year’s Eve with my family. Céline comes in for snuggles with our puppy, Mouse, the newest addition to our family. She’s an adorable Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that we have been waiting all year for.
Christmas was celebrated in our home in the Langley area of BC, with both of Celine’s grand-parents present and of course, my sister and her family. It’s awesome being only an hour drive away from them and about 4 hours from my parents too.’
A few weeks later, I flew out to my sister’s place in North Vancouver, B.C. I started to seriously think about moving our family from Ontario to British Columbia. And it was a big step for us to be able to do this. We decided that it would be best if our family I came out for a visit that summer so that we could take a seriously serious look at Langley BC.
Using some of my strategies to get things going
Over the next few months we started thinking about all the pieces that would have to come together for this to actually happen. I created a new vision board; which included a photo of my family and some images of British Columbia. This was kept beside my bed for many, many months. I also started writing in a gratitude intention in my gratitude journal that included moving with my family to live in Langley, BC.
In the spring I started to look at different homes and neighborhoods that would work for our family. One of the things that is really important to us is our French-language heritage and culture. We wanted to find a school that offered education in French for our daughter. After a little bit of research we found that there was a French School in a neighborhood called Walnut Grove. We knew that it would be best for our daughter if she had the chance to visit the school before we actually moved to a new Province and a new city. So we created a plan to visit the school that summer and built our vacation around that plan.
Our trip to British Columbia
The first week of July we flew out to BC, and stay with my sister for visit. During that visit we went out to visit Langley three different times, including once with our real estate agent. On one of those trips when my husband and I were driving through Walnut Grove, we drove past the community center and beautiful forested areas surrounding it. I remember saying to him wouldn’t it be great if we actually lived by the community center? I said that comment in such an off-handed way that it completely had slipped my mind – until a few weeks ago when we actually purchased a house in Walnut Grove, across the street from the community center.
When we returned back to our home in Burlington Ontario, we knew that it wouldn’t be long until we put our house up for sale. This is where our first biggest challenge came from. The housing market in Vancouver and the surrounding area had recovered and was once again a seller’s market. However the market in Ontario, where new legislation was introduced in the spring, had slowed down significantly and had become a buyer’s market.
Making the decision to sell our home
We put our home on the market in September with the intention that it would be sold in the first 30 days. At the same time my husband started looking for work. We knew that as a last resort he could always stay behind and work on his current role while our daughter and I moved to BC. However this was a very unappealing solution to our move across the country as we wanted to do it as a family.
Applying for jobs when you are out of province and do not have an address of where you will be moving to, really makes it hard for prospective employers to actually trust that you’re going to make the move. We applied to close to a dozen jobs, before he even had one interview. And that one interview went really well, yet unfortunately that process dragged on for over a month and he ended up not getting that role.
Was there some good luck involved?
It was also during this time that I started wearing my Manifest Mala every single day. I would hold the gemstone and visualize our family selling our home and moving to our new home in Langley. For me, the mala was a source of comfort and a physical representation of my desire to manifest our dream. It also felt like a good-luck and good-vibes charm!
By chance, one lunch hour we had decided to call cold call a recruiter in the Vancouver area. We did not know this person we simply looked at the agency online knew that they dealt with roles and technology and gave them a call. That one phone call ended up giving my husband an incredible opportunity for a new role in Surrey, which is close to Langley.
The last part of the puzzle
Finding housing in Langley (Walnut Grove area) was the last piece of our puzzle. We knew we wanted to find a house with three bedrooms, but it was looking more and more like we couldn’t find one in our price range, and would have to figure out a different solution. As a family of three, we could make two bedrooms, work. However, as I work from home, and my husband is a video game streamer, we would have to find two other areas in the home for each of us to do our own thing. One thing that I am super grateful for is that my business is portable and I don’t have to start from scratch when I move. In fact, I look at it as an amazing opportunity for expansion.
The first miracle
Then we found it: the home in Walnut Grove that ticked off ALL of our boxes, and was priced in our budget. Our agent visited and sent us videos of the property. I never imagined that we would be comfortable buying a property without visiting it first. We knew it was the right one and really trust our agent. We put in an offer and it was accepted, with 7 business days to fulfill conditions. At this time, we had not sold our house here in Burlington, nor did my husband have a job. This was a massive leap of faith. We kept saying, we’re moving at the end of November, beginning of December (it was already Nov 8th).
The really incredible miracle
Now we were in a VERY stressful position. We had 7 business days to sell our house and get our closing date. Our agent suggested one last open house, and we dropped our price again by $10,000. At this point, it had been close to two months since we had listed. Incredibly, our future buyers came to that open house on Nov 12th. They put in an offer on Nov 14th, and we sold FIRM two days later on Nov 16th. On that same day, my husband got a job offer from the company in Surrey (his 2nd interview was the night before). The next day, Nov 17th, we waived the conditions on our home in Langley. Incredibly, it all came together in 24 hours. Our house closes here on Dec 8th, my husband starts work on Dec 12th and we get our keys on Dec 15th.
How did we ‘act as if’?
Here’s just one example of acting as if our dream had already manifested. Our family loves Star Wars. And we were super excited when the tickets went on sale for The Last Jedi, the next movie in the series. These tickets went on sale on October 10th. We had a decision to make – purchase the tickets in Ontario or British Columbia. I knew that I had to show that we were 100% committed to being there by the end of November, beginning of December. So we bought them for Langley! And guess what? We were there for opening night on Dec 14th!
What does this mean for you?
It means that when you make a decision that is non-negotiable, things do work out. Not always exactly when you think that they will or how you thought they would, but they do. I know that you can do this too and manifest your wildest dreams! It’s possible for anyone to create a magical life. I’m no different from you; I’ve just had a little bit more practice at this manifesting stuff. Decide today on what you’re going to manifest in 2018. I’d love to hear what you’ve got planned, and I’ll be cheering you on, every step of the way!!
Julie Boyer’s mission in life is to inspire people to build their lives on a foundation of gratitude through her brand, Wake Up With Gratitude™. Julie’s first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Program That Will Change Your Life, became an Amazon bestseller when it was released in May 2013. She is also the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Program, a healthy, whole food detox that nourishes your body at the cellular level. Julie also loves to mentor and develop leaders through her mentorship program as well. A former triathlete, Julie has completed 3 full Ironman Distance triathlons. Julie lives in Vancouver B.C., Canada with her 7 year old daughter and husband Dan. She can be reached on her blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.