We’ve been working together since 2010, and she’s copy edited all my books starting with Spirit Junkie.
Katie always practices the methods in my books as she’s editing them, so I get instant feedback from her.
The coolest story she’s shared with me so far is the one about what happened when she put some Super Attractor methods to use this spring.
I’ll let Katie take it from here. Here’s her (first) Super Attractor story!
From Katie: Manifesting my dream home
I met my now-husband, Andrew, on October 30th, 2011. We met at a sports bar in Brooklyn after watching the Steelers beat the Patriots.
In 2013 we moved in together. Not only that, but we moved from New York City to Michigan (my home state), because Andrew was starting a PhD.
Last spring he asked me to marry him, and two months later he finished his PhD.
Then, this past summer, Andrew received a job offer in Pittsburgh (his hometown), so we moved to the Shadyside neighborhood in September. In October we got married.
Yes, a lot happened in a short period of time! But we were ready for another big change: We wanted to buy a house.
Here’s how we did it the Super Attractor way.
1. I committed to having fun
When we started the home-buying process in late winter/early spring 2019, we had no idea what were doing.
We asked people we knew about the process, and we heard a wide range of opinions. People shared stories of stressful experiences and big disappointments. We heard a lot about how competitive the market was.
Right away, I decided to stop asking for other people’s stories and opinions. I had just finished editing Super Attractor, and in the book Gabby stresses the importance of protecting your energy. I wasn’t going to allow anyone to project their fears or limiting beliefs onto me. I have enough of my own, thanks!
In the book Gabby also emphasizes the importance of having fun and feeling good! (These are big, big themes in Super Attractor.) So I decided to and make fun my top priority.
I stated my intention out loud to my husband. I said, “We’re going to have a lot of fun with this house hunt. Our dream home is waiting for us, and we’re just surrendering this process, enjoying ourselves and trusting that we’ll be led to it.”
2. I gathered twigs
No, not literally, although I do have a yard now and sometimes gather literal twigs.
Let me explain. In early March, during a blizzard, I met with a former coworker for coffee. (We’d known each other 11 years ago in New York, and now we both lived in Pittsburgh.) When I mentioned the house hunt, she said, “Do you have a Realtor yet? Because I have an amazing one I can put you in touch with.” I immediately accepted her offer.
We set up a time to meet with our new Realtor, Pam. That was my first sign: Pam is my mom’s name! I knew we were in good hands from the start.
Since I received this sign so quickly, I decided to track all the signs I received. Gabby often calls this “gathering twigs” (you might’ve also heard the term “driftwood”).
How to gather twigs
The idea is simple: You collect all the evidence that your manifestation is getting closer and that you’re being guided.
You can see from the screenshot that I did this in the Notes app on my phone. (I erased some names to protect privacy.)
I recommend jotting down each little sign whenever you come across it so you don’t forget about it in the course of the day. Maybe you’ll want to make note of everything in your phone or on a small notepad, and then open your journal later to really cultivate joy and enthusiasm.
Anytime I received a clear sign, I added it to the list. Some of the signs seem small, but they stood out to us so clearly because they recalled something happy and memorable in our own lives.
I remember Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about how, when you ask for guidance, you should dismiss nothing. If it catches your eye, if it makes an impression, then guidance is being presented. This is how I was with gathering twigs. I didn’t force it, but I also didn’t dismiss anything that felt like a sign.
It would take a while to explain them all, but you can see my list as an example! As you gather twigs, revisit your list regularly and let yourself feel excited by all the momentum you’re building. Choose to recognize each one as spiritual proof that you’re being guided. This simple choice helped me relax so much.
I appreciated everything
I also made a point of thanking the Universe for each twig I gathered, each mini-manifestation, each miracle. I learned from Gabby that appreciation is integral to being a Super Attractor, so I became very conscious about cultivating this habit.
Andrew and I talked about how grateful we were for being able to buy a house, and for having a great real estate agent. We expressed our appreciation for each other throughout each day. Appreciation really makes you feel great, let me tell you. It changes everything.
3. I surrendered all the time
Anytime I felt anxiety creep in, I surrendered it and looked for ways to have fun.
I started talking to spirit all the time. Nothing was too small. “Spirit, I’m doing that thing again where I’m tempted to impulse-buy a house to get this over with. I’m turning this over to you.”
“Spirit, thanks for helping us out with those mortgage documents.”
“Thank you for showing me that sign today.” (I was always gathering those twigs.)
I’m someone who has always wanted to be in total control of my circumstances. For a long, long time, it was the only way I thought I could handle my anxiety. Cultivating this habit of surrender has been life-changing for me.
There was one time when I could’ve let my anxiety get the best of me: When I was at Kripalu for our Bestseller Day event this April, Andrew texted me about a house that looked really promising. I wouldn’t be home for a couple of days, and in spring the real estate market moves fast. Houses get multiple offers the day they’re listed. Bidding wars are expected. It’s intense.
But all we could do was surrender it.
So we set up viewings for the following Wednesday. Instead of worrying, I focused on having an amazing time at Kripalu… which I’m happy to say I did.
We found our dream home
That next Wednesday evening, the day after I got home from Kripalu, Andrew and I drove to the South Hills suburbs of Pittsburgh. We turned into a leafy neighborhood and pulled into the driveway of a charming midcentury ranch. (I love midcentury modern design.)
As we walked through the house we kept saying things like, “I love this,” and “Check this out!” We knew right away that it was our house. We told Pam that we wanted to put in an offer, and then we drove back to our apartment.
Pam called us on our drive to let us know two other offers had been placed. We sweetened our offer on the fly, then went home to eat takeout and fill out the paperwork via DocuSign. We were excited and nervous and just revved up. We submitted everything around 9 pm.
About 30 minutes later, Pam called. As the phone rang, I quickly surrendered again: “It’s this or something better.” I learned that one from Gabby years ago.
I picked my phone and put Pam on speaker. As calmly as possible, we were like, “Hi Pam, what’s up?”
She said, “You got the house!” After we hung up we jumped and danced around the living room. We called our families and texted our friends. It was so much fun to just savor it.
Keeping the faith
On the day of our inspection, I woke up nervous. In case you’re not familiar with this, when you buy a house you have to get it inspected by a professional to look for anything that needs to be fixed. There’s the possibility that something really bad, like dealbreaker bad, could be uncovered. My stomach was knotted up and my mind was racing with “What if” thoughts.
I’d been gathering twigs and noticing the little signs left and right since we started our house hunt. But on inspection day I did something I don’t normally do: I asked for a sign.
I said, “Spirit, hi. Thank you for everything. I need a sign. If this is our house, if we’re on the right path, please show me a blue jay today.”
I love blue jays but it’s rare that I see one, so as soon as I asked for it I got even more nervous. What if I didn’t get a blue jay?
Andrew and I drove out to the house. The home inspector had beaten us there, so he greeted us and started to explain what he’d already assessed. We walked around the perimeter of the house.
Then, out of nowhere, a stunning blue jay swooped into the backyard and perched on a tree branch!
I was astonished. I had gotten my sign! It was so clear. All my anxiety melted away. And sure enough, our inspection was all but perfect, and the homeowners agreed to all the fixes we requested.
We now live in our dream home
We closed on May 21st, 2019.
I just searched my email to confirm the exact dates: My former coworker introduced me to Pam on March 3rd. Exactly three months later, on June 3rd, we moved into our house.
As I type these words, I’m sitting in my new home office. It’s a beautiful, sunny July day and I can feel my vibration rising just from telling you this story. My cat is in the sunroom keeping tabs on local wildlife. All is well.
For a long time the idea of owning a home felt completely out of reach to me.
Now, thanks to being on a spiritual path and thanks to Gabby writing Super Attractor, I know that I’m abundant in every sense of the word.
If you’d asked me 10 years ago what I thought my life would look like, I don’t think I could have conjured any of this. But today I know that every moment has been guided. I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
It’s your turn! Get Super Attractor and manifest what you’ve been dreaming of
In Super Attractor, Gabby lays out the essential methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams. These are the methods I followed to manifest my dream home almost effortlessly.
In its pages, you’ll learn how to:
- Do less and attract more
- Relax and trust that what you desire is on the way
- Know that spiritual guidance is available to you at all times
- Feel a sense of awe each day as you witness miracles unfold
From Gabby: You can start using these practices today
I love Katie’s story because it shows the simplicity of attracting your desires and being on a spiritual path. You can use these practices for anything you want to call into your life.
More guidance on appreciating, having fun and surrendering
It’s a great idea to document the guidance you receive, because it can be easy to forget it. Your ego is also likely to pop up and try to convince you it’s all too good to be true. Having this list on hand helps you strengthen you faith in any moment.
When you receive a wink from the Universe, express your gratitude and let yourself get excited! It’s safe to feel good. It’s good to feel good.
Katie also talks about appreciation, having fun and spiritual surrender. I go deep into these concepts in Super Attractor and teach you some of my favorite methods ever.
Right now you can get started with a few of my blog posts:
- Click here for more guidance on appreciation.
- Click here to learn how to have fun on the way to achieving any goal!
- Click here to watch my SuperSoul Sessions talk on spiritual surrender.
Is there something you want to manifest? Remember the intention Katie stated before beginning her house hunt. Write your own intention, and if you feel called to share it, then post it in the comments! I want to support you. 🙂