This experience happened many years ago, before I fled for my life, before I knew I was strong enough to stand on my own.
My ex husband and I used to own a cleaning business and had several contracts with restaurants. Which also meant working 7 days a week. I used to wear a diamond engagement ring my ex bought me (after he smashed the first one in a fit of rage). While cleaning one evening, I noticed the diamond was completely knocked off the ring, setting and all! My heart sank because I knew this would trigger yet another rage and a beating from him.
But despite his abuse, I continued reading Deepak Chopra and sneaking Anthony Robbins (he didn't want me to read or listen to the tapes) when I could. I kept visualizing a better life, but had a hard time seeing more then the absolute basics.
A few months passed by and while sweeping at one of the restaurants we cleaned, I saw something glimmer in the pile of dirt. I looked closer and felt chills go up and down my spine. I found my diamond!
I don't even remember focusing hard on it, I just kept thinking "wouldn't it be cool if I found it?" You should have seen the look on my ex's face, he went white.
I'm going to skip ahead a year or two as I don't remember how long it was before I started finding my "lucky dimes". I remember with pain in my heard searching for a new life, a way out of this glass cage I lived in. I'd be lost in thought while vacuuming under a table and I'd see a dime. Now, yes, I've found lots of money under tables. One time I found a $100 bill! But this was different.
After a few times finding a dime, I realized a connection, I was thinking about a new life, away from him and I'd find a dime. After a while I began working harder on imagining a new life, and I'd find more. Each time I got tingles and the "warm fuzzies" all over.
These small things helped lead me to a stronger self. One that finally took back what he stripped from me. I fled for my life after over 5 years of severe physical, mental and emotional abuse and started over from scratch.
I guess the reason I wanted to share this is there are so many way's the Universe helps us. Sometimes it's just a trail of bread crumbs (or "lucky dimes") that can help us go in the right direction and make the right decisions.
I am forever grateful to be alive today, for learning about LOA before I even realized what it was. For knowing there is an energy greater then us and it's always on and ready for us to tap into for strength, inspiration and guidance.
Have fun in your creative process, but most of all, have fun in life!