Serendipity and the PLR

The path of least resistance (PLR) is that theoretical straight line between you and what you want. I say theoretical, because if you actually followed it, the time delay between wanting something and getting it would be Weeping Angel fast. (Don’t Blink.) I can’t even get close. I’m more of a follow-the-path-of-some-resistance-until-contrast-pokes-me-in-the-eye kind of guy. Another name for the PLR is the path of what feels better.

When people think about the creation process they tend to think of manifesting a single experience. Like, I want a bad-ass gaming computer that glows with blue lights inside the case and sounds like a drag racer when it lights up. When I think about getting it, I think about selling 25 widgets and a do-hicky and using the profits to buy the computer. But the Universe knows the totality of what you want to experience and brings everything you want along the path of least resistance with amazing synchronicity.

If you have been following my book/blog on the Whole Banana site you know that basically our house is on the market and when it sells we are moving to the frickin desert. If you read my previous blog post on this website, you know that I removed the words easy-peasy from my website header. What you might not know is that when I did, I was finally able to write the book I’ve working on. Actually I had to start from scratch because it was no longer a book on easy-peasy.

So this is where the Serendipity and the PLR part comes in. A very handsome non-physical ghost, Paul, once said to me, “Decide you can actually have what you actually want, and the Universe rearranges itself to bring it to you.” Like I said, this story begins when I dropped the words easy-peasy. It is now Life Surfer’s Law of Attraction Handbook.

I was really flying writing my new book and I hear a pufft like a power spike and my computer shuts down. I tried to restart it and I got the Bluescreen of Death right after the Windows Screen. I can only get a glimpse of what it says, but I keep seeing just the phrase, “hardware conflict.”

No naturally I tried to restart it about 50 times. I even left it so that it would repeatedly try on its own. I told you I followed the path of some resistance, right? I was mildly panicked but also excited that I would be getting my new bad-ass gaming computer. You see, if you are vibrationally aligned with the having of something, and what you have still works so you don’t take inspired action, well sometimes shit has to break.

Finally I gave up and finished the book on my Lappie.

So now the book is done, and I’m thinking I can’t wait to get it out because it is the best thing I’ve ever written. But half of it is on a dead computer and the other half is on a thumb drive. I called some friends and found a guy willing to let me hook my dead drive and external drive to his computer—just not for a few days because he is out of town.

It is okay that he is out of town, because my Lappie is portable and small and is perfect for writing in my remote garden under the maple and chatting on facebook, but doesn’t have the omph to format documents or manipulate graphics. So having the book in one place is only part of the situation.

But he has a “bare-bones” computer that has not been assembled that will. He is willing to trade that computer for a piece of basement rubble he has coveted and I was going to sell anyway. So when he gets back I can not only download the file, I can build a computer out of the parts from my dead one and his unassembled one. It’s not a bad-ass gaming computer but it will be bad-ass enough. And my 16-year-old son has just acquired the URL and plans to start a video blog. He needs a more powerful computer for himself to edit videos.

So I have the book done but can’t publish it.

Julie says, “As long as you are not doing anything, why don’t you try to fix a section of our stone wall?” She thinks the crumbled stone on the driveway give buyers a bad first impression of our house. I haven’t really wanted to do it because 1) I don’t know shit about rock work, and 2) big rocks are frickin heavy.

But there really wasn’t anything else I was doing. (In Julie’s universe she thinks she crashed my computer so I would fix the wall.)

So I ripped out the wall bitchin’ and moanin’ the whole way. As I was putting it back together I began to see how the guy ahead of me had built the wall. When it was done, I had repaired the worst 5 foot section of the wall. And it looked so good you couldn’t tell there was ever a problem. So now, I have no excuse not to finish the wall before a new buyer comes to look at the house next weekend.

I couldn’t do this if I had to do all the follow-up stuff involved with putting out a book and running a website. But when I’m done with the wall, the book is already done and waiting and I will have the computer to publish it.

If I could have to have planned this, do you think I could have come up with crashing my computer half-way through my book as a means to get everything I’m working towards? Only the Universe could have scripted this.

If it feels better to you, the people on my mailing list will be getting the Life Surfer’s Law of Attraction Handbook ahead of pack, so to speak. I’ll be offering it to people who were reading my old blog a few days after that, along with announcing it in the FB Chat. Just saying if you want to be among the first to get it, the form is in the upper right of this page. It’s possible that this might be a good idea for some of you.


(c)2013 Chip Engelmann

6 thoughts on “Serendipity and the PLR

  1. Julie Bernstein Engelmann

    In a Law of Attraction household I know better than to bug you to get stuff done. I just know that what needs to get done, will get done. So, for you, your path of least resistance to your gaming computer leads through my new rock wall — while, for me, my path of least resistance to my new rock wall leads through your gaming computer.

  2. Rachel

    Arrgh, I saw the link for some of the book (I thought), and saved it for later. Now it’s later, and I can’t find it. Help a sister out?

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