Friday, August 21, 2009

Spirituality & My New Roof

How in the world does Spirituality have anything to do with your roof? Fair question, but bear with me, my lovely readers. For those of you who have followed this blog, you know I've been experimenting with using visualization and intention to manifest things - sometimes with amusing results like my post on our new windows. It's been so fun, I decided to try it for something more expensive. Something we wanted - okay, needed,- but didn't want to pay $16,000-$18,000 for - a new roof. We've lived in our house 4 years and had a roofer certify it for 5 years when we moved in - because I'm a math genius, I knew we had one year left before it would need to be replaced. It's one of those cedar shake (ie.wood) roofs that's the equivalent of having a tinderbox on top of one's house.

So I began visualizing the heck out of this roof and while I usually leave the "how's" to the universe, I did let the universe know I was open to the idea of hail - so long as it didn't also hit my car or any of my neighbors (I like my neighbors). I told my neighbor I was doing hail dances (mentally of course, because it's the kind of neighborhood where that sort of thing wouldn't go unnoticed) and she told me she'd do them too as she'd been coveting a new roof as well. I knew it was a long shot because we hadn't had hail in the last 4 years but figured maybe global warming would work in my favor. So what happened?

5 hailstorms later, yes, 5 within a 5-week period, I watched new roofs going up everywhere around me!

With all that encouragement, I decided it was time to call my insurance company. A very nice gentleman comes out and .... denies the claim. Seriously?!! I will admit that thoughts ran through my head like "Are you blind - parts of our roof are laying in our yard?!" but I refrained. Also, I'm altruistic by nature, but the roof I visualized so clearly was definitely MY roof, not someone else's. So we contacted our insurance company again and politely asked for a 2nd opinion - my mama always said you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I kept visualizing and later that week, we had our 6th hailstorm of the summer. The next day the second adjuster came who started out by telling me that he hoped I wasn't expecting a different response this time around. Something must have happened in the hour and a half that he was on my roof because...

END RESULT: I'm sitting here typing this, not even minding the racket going on overhead as a new roof is being installed. The insurance check more than covered a lifetime, 50-year, kick-a## roof - when you get to be my age, things like roofs truly are exciting! Plus, our insurance said when it's done, they will lower our homeowners insurance premiums for having a safer roof.

Now, you can say the whole thing was coincidence. You can attribute the flurry of hail in my neighborhood to global warming or El Nina or El Nino (I always get them confused). Many areas of my state have had abnormal amounts of hail this summer and clearly, weather is unpredictable.

All I know is my goal for the end of summer was a brand new roof, and I can finally stop doing hail dances. BTW - I talked to neighbors and not a single one had any damage to themselves or their cars. We do have a lot of happy people with new roofs though!

Challenge: Take 2-5 minutes a day and visualize what you want so clearly that you feel you already have it. When you feel you already have it, it means you do. It just hasn't shown up yet - but it will. Have you already done this? What have you manifested? Let us know. Until next time....:)

4 comments:

Rick Daley said...

I'm visualizing published manuscripts (my own).

Enjoy your new roof. Not many people win when they do battle with the insurance company. Your mojo is strong indeed...

Kristi said...

Rick - good luck with the manuscripts - I bet it won't be long before you're published. :)

Anonymous said...

327 Paragon Way, baby!

Owen said...

Just wanted to thank you for your comment the other day about pink glasses and songwriting...

Interesting story here. Earlier this year a big hailstorm hit just a few miles north of where we live, took out alot of peoples roofs, skylight windows in slanting roof tops, cars galore got pummelled... we are hoping our tile roof will hold on a few more years yet...