Magic really can and does happen.
I found myself slipping into what I can only describe as a kind of serene feeling of positive expectation
Since reading your books I have had many experiences that confirm my belief that magic really can and does happen. I have to say that this is something I have always known, and I had experienced some amazing things even before reading your books, but you managed to put it all together in a way that no one else has ever managed to do, and since reading your books I understand everything much better, and my experiences of magic are now much more commonplace.
One experience that impressed me, but didn't really surprise me, happened a few years ago. I was near retirement age and had eased back a lot on the work I do, creating web content online, something I have been doing successfully for some 22 years, when a financial situation arose that meant I needed to start earning a substantial amount each week, and quickly too.
I had a matter of a few weeks to achieve this, or things would get difficult for me and my family. I decided not to panic and simply believe that everything would turn out OK, somehow. Instead of feverishly trying to find writing clients, which is what most people in my situation would probably have done, I decided instead to go for a long walk in the country and think about the situation.
I'm from Scotland, but I live in Spain in a very rural area where there are lots of beautiful, peaceful walks. While on my walk I decided to define what the perfect web content writing work would be that I needed. I decided that ideally I would have a nearly unlimited amount of work from a single source that I could work on at my own speed. The work would be relatively easy to research and do, and there would be no revisions required. Also, I would be paid weekly and immediately on completion and submission of each week's worth of work. Finally, the work would be paid at a rate significantly higher than usual.
Over the next few days I found myself slipping into what I can only describe as a kind of serene feeling of positive expectation. It was a good feeling, and I never doubted for a moment that the work I had defined in my mind would not materialise.
It took almost a week before I was contacted by a woman I had once corresponded with years earlier, but had lost touch with. She was working with a company in South Dakota, USA, that needed a lot of articles written, and she had been told to find a writer for the project. She had remembered that I was a web content writer, and decided to contact me on the off chance that I might be interested in the work, or know of someone who would be.
I told her I was interested, and then told her my rate, which was quite high. I wasn't really surprised when she immediately accepted it, and asked me when I could start. To make a long story somewhat shorter, I ended up writing almost 2,500 articles over the course of 18 months. I worked at my own pace, submitting the articles each week on a Friday afternoon. I was usually paid through PayPal almost immediately, sometimes within 10 minutes or so. And as I have already mentioned, I was paid well above the usual writing rates for this kind of work.
In my 22 plus years of writing web content for hundreds of clients in dozens of countries all over the world, and on every continent except Antarctica, that was by far the best project I ever had. The company never questioned a single word I wrote, or asked for a revision. They let me work at my own pace and always paid promptly, and paid very handsomely too. It doesn't get much better than that in the kind of work I do!
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