After ending college, I decided to follow my heart and move to my birth country Ecuador. I have traveled a lot, and this small nation located below Colombia and above Peru held the most special place for me. So I left and decided to work online in my hometown where my family lived. In reality though, my heart was set in my most favorite city in the world, Quito. Problem was, I was (well am) deeply in debt, so the logical thing to do was to stay in my summer home with my family to save money. Problem was, I wasn’t too happy living with them. First off, they completely misunderstood my spirituality and my pagan religion. I couldn’t leave late out at night without them worrying or I would get in trouble for bringing guy friends late at night to help fix the shitty internet. Plus the city I was living in was completely uninspiring. There were NO cultural events or activities. It had beautiful nature and this safe small town vibe to it, but I yearned for city lights, crowds, excitement, and of course, colonial streets full of secrets and charming boys. 😉 So that was the overlooked, problem….
It was OK.
I had food, a place to sleep and company.
It was “alright” it was (ugh the worst one-
“this will do”.
But due to my finances, I had no rent money, a negative cash flow and I was relying on my family for stuff like bread and soup. I felt kinda bad, but I mistakenly told myself that I should stay here for 6 months until I could recoup the money through my online job. My family was kind, but living with them was too suffocating. To top it off, I spend all my savings in an internet line that didn’t work for shit. I felt completely frustrated by how “stuck” I felt.
Ok… Get On With Your Point…
Well if the universe didn’t step in through a faulty too slow internet connection that basically “forced” me to move to a major metropolitan city (my heart secretly flopped with QUITO!) Not only that, but I managed to score a super affordable duplex apartment with a balcony in a near impossible place to find a place –the Colonial Historic District! I couldn’t believe it but I live in a gorgeous restored home with amazing neighbors (an awesome gay couple and expats!) just minutes away from Carondelet, the Ecuadorian version of 1600 Pensylvannia Avenue.
Bottom line, once the universe sensed that staying a place I didn’t like, it forced things into gear by putting me in a position where I had to move to my dream city. I was even approved for a loan to secure the place. (I know what you’re thinking, hey wait a minute… if you had to take out a loan wouldn’t the universe, if it really wanted you to live there, not have you take out a loan? Well the answer is taking out a loan is not bad, its great if you use it as an investment to raise your vibrations. Taking out the loan to live in a place I love would raise my good feelings to attract an income situation that would be impossible had I stayed compliant, safe convenient and unhappy. Plus the fact that I even got approved was a miracle).
When the universe puts those dampening, awful situations that kick your ass out of the comforting safe zone , its because YOUR are READY and HAVE IT IN YOU to make the wild, unknown choices that raise your vibrations and are aligned with what you truly want.