I just looked back through my LJ to see the timeline on this... I first wrote about my longing for a like-minded community almost exactly a year ago. Then last January I started saying an affirmation which included the line, "I attract miraculous happenings and open, honest, connected, loving equalist people. I find new friends everywhere I go; I make deep connections with people who live near me." By mid-May I'd met all of my localtribe (though I didn't know then that I'd form such a strong bond with them). In that same affirmation I included the line, "I develop intimate relationships with polyamorous, feminist, genderfree violet spirits" (because why limit it to one, haha) and by mid-June I'd met Viv ♥ (annoyingly I didn't specify "living nearby and STAYING NEARBY." oh universe, you with your sadistic sense of humor :-p) There's other bits which have also come to pass -- I think in a way I spelled out the end of my relationship with my ex-partner AND my ex-girlfriend with the line, "I know which relationships to focus on developing." Apparently I didn't, so it became PAINFULLY obvious by them essentially dumping me. (still grateful for that though) I haven't been saying it since June but now that I'm looking over it I think I will start using it again with some minor changes.
And you know, I first started 'affirming' a local group of friends in March of 2008, but shortly after I began using that affirmation I fell in love with Hannah and Aurilion and stopped saying the affirmation because I felt that I had all the wonder I could handle. And then it seems I forgot about it or lost faith in it and didn't start again until the beginning of 2009, when I decided what the hell, it couldn't hurt. I want to remind myself that this fucking WORKS. I don't care how -- if it's just that it helps me to focus and pay attention more and discover what would have been there anyway, that's magic enough for me. But I believe that gratitude mixed with intention and focus opens up possibility that would not have otherwise existed. Especially since Ash has been affirming unlikely things and having them happen -- it's just as amazing to see it happen in someone else's life.
Words are so powerful. What I say, I hear. What I hear over and over, I believe. What I believe, I live.