Getting to Switzerland

After living in Australia for 7 years I decided it was time to move on.

I really wanted to go and try to improve my French. I thought about Belgium where I had lived as a small child and France itself but decided I’d like to try Switzerland.

By this point I had been introduced to a few of the concepts behind getting what you really want and so I set about it in more structured way than I had the move to Australia and points in between.

I researched and researched but it was not looking good. I visualised and tried every angle I could think of. My language skills were not good enough and my skills were such that language skills were going to matter (sometime for really technical roles, language is not so important).

Having learned the principles I was really annoyed. I really really really want this – so why can it not be I fumed.

After a while though I got tired of banging my head against the brick wall and decided I would go back to the UK instead. I set about planning this instead. Much easier – I’d take language classes instead and visit Switzerland.

…yup you guessed it….

A friend rang me up one day and said : “Do remember my friend James* who we used to work with?”. “Yes” I said, vaguely remembering. “Well he just rang me from Switzerland where he move a year or so ago. I’d lost track of him. Anyway he retrained in what you are doing now and they are looking for people”.

I swear I just stared at the phone in disbelief. He had no idea I was interested in moving to Switzerland (I am not sure he recalled who I was at that point), had not spoken to my friend in over a year since he’d moved and had retrained into something I had also retrained to even though we came at it from different aspects.

The end result was 2 months later I was getting off a plane in Geneva to go and work for a company who had not only provided the visa I so desperately needed but airfares, moving costs and a flat.

The secret being I had let go, not in anger or disappointment, I’d just redirected my energy.

*Name changed as I have not asked if he wants to feature in my post




Moving to Australia

When I was in my late 20s I decided I really wanted to move to Australia.

I checked out how to do this and realised I would never qualify under their points system directly. I would have to find another way.

I visualised myself living in Australia. I read countless books and magazines and imagined myself there. I listened to Australian rock bands and watched Australian movies. If I could have developed the accent I would have done that too.

I researched jobs. I travelled to Toronto (about an hour and half away) and went to the consulate to look up past copies of the Australian newspaper, to find agencies which hired people like me. I wrote letters.

Still nothing.

I finally concluded it was not meant to be.

Although I was disappointed, I was quite stoical about it, and decided I needed to focus on a new goal instead….

….and a few weeks later in my local paper was a very large advertisement for people to go to Australia to do exactly what I did. They would pay the moving costs, provide me an apartment to start with as well as provide me the job!

I spent 7 happy years living there.

This all occurred before I had ever heard of manifesting change or creating your life your way through the power of your mind or visualisations etc. but it followed the steps:

  • I decided what I really wanted
  • I visualised it in details and gave it energy
  • I saw and felt myself there
  • I took every action I could think of
  • I detached from it and let it go
  • It then came back to me

The detaching from it and letting it go without negativity I believe is an important step in manifesting  your dreams every bit as important as visualising with energy and feeling.