Sleeping Giant (II)

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Continued from Sleeping Giant (I)

 

Perhaps you are you are ready to learn how to awaken the giant who slumbers within you. But then again, perhaps you are looking for more proof. Proof that the power I say I have, I really have. Proof that other people have learned how to harness my power and obtained astounding results in their lives. Before I talk about how best you can harness my power, I’ll give you some live examples of how I work.

As you might have guessed, this is story time. I am going to tell you some stories. First I am going to tell you stories about those who did not deliberately bring me into their plans yet where things conspired so that I was brought into play even without them knowing it. If I were a skeptic, I’d find these stories a lot more convincing that those in which my power was deliberately invoked.

The first of these stories is called:

 

The Piano

There lived a woman in a small town with her two daughters. She was struggling to make ends meet. Her husband had passed away and task of bringing up her two daughters fell upon her alone. When her girls grew older, she wanted to arrange piano lessons for them. She found a teacher and somehow, scrimping and saving, managed to let them take the lessons. It was a dream come true for her. Her elder daughter, who was thirteen, turned out to be exceptionally talented. The teacher suggested that in order to truly help develop the girl’s talent, the mother buy her a piano so she could practice on her own. The Piano

The mother had wanted to be a musician too when she was a girl. For her to know that her daughter was talented, sent her into an ecstasy of joy. At the same time, her resource-less state was a cause for deep sorrow in her. What she lacked in resources though, she more than made up in spirit and pluck. She was not one to sit and impotently lament her circumstances.

She had no money but her desire to buy a piano for her daughter, to give her the wings to fly- wings she herself was denied- became a compulsive force within her. Day and night she dreamed of procuring a piano from somewhere. She imagined her daughter playing the piano in their small cramped home. She imagined such glorious success for the child that tears of joy would flow down her cheeks. Truly, her child’s talent had ignited a flame within her.

A week later, she was unpacking some groceries and throwing away the newspaper wrappings. All the while she was thinking of some way to arrange for a piano. At night she went to sleep. Around two o’clock in the night she woke up with a start and rushed downstairs. One by one, she took out the discarded newspaper wrappings out of the wastebasket and scanned them feverishly. At last she found out what she was looking for.

It was an advertisement of an amusement and variety fair being held in the city. In small print in a corner, there was a line announcing that there were six pianos for sale – very cheap. The widow of a piano maker was selling off the pianos her husband had made. There were seven pianos in all. The lady had decided to sell six of the pianos at a very nominal amount. She planned to gift the seventh to any talented player who couldn’t afford to buy one. The advertisement was a month old and the next day was the last day of the fair. The woman lost hope. She was sure the pianos must all have been sold out but she went to the fair next day anyway.

She found an old lady sitting at the piano booth and asked her about the pianos. The old lady told her that all the pianos were already sold out. The woman was dejected and turned to go. Then the lady told her that the seventh piano, the one which was to be gifted, was still with her because she had found no worthy candidate. She asked the woman to fetch her daughter immediately and play for her. The woman rushed home to fetch her daughter and asked her to perform. The old lady was impressed with her and so gifted the piano to the child.

 

Didn’t I tell you that I observe and remember everything… even things NLB never becomes aware of..? All I need is to be told what you need done. I will then minutely observe each experience you go through, each person you meet, each event that takes place, to evaluate how it can serve you in reaching you desired goal. Once I find something, I prod NLB and make him take action. Somehow, I find this arrangement very neat.

The next story is:

 

The Same Car

A middle level sales executive attended a sales training workshop. One of the session in the workshop focused on visualization and setting up goals. The trainer advised the participants to collect pictures of things they wanted to own and the lifestyle they would like to enjoy. The session made a powerful impact on the executive and he decided to follow the advice to the letter.

He had a fancy for a swanky red car and he combed magazines and periodicals for an advertisement/ feature carrying a red Porsche. He found one at last and he glued it to the door of his wardrobe. He would spend 2-3 minutes visualizing himself driving the car as frequently as he could.Red Porche

Though there was no dramatic spurt in his sales figures, there was a slight improvement in the way business began to flow to him… almost effortlessly. He began to notice coincidences that dissolved roadblocks making things happen smoothly and naturally. He began to notice an absence of friction. It is only then that he realized how difficult things had been earlier- for no discernible reason.

The upshot of this was that in just over a year he was in the position to buy a red Porsche. He went to the showroom to check one out. While the model he wanted was available, it was not available in red. The only red car the showroom had was a demo piece, slightly battered and hence not for sale. The executive was told that he would need to wait for almost three months before the showroom would be able to procure a red Porsche for him. He didn’t want to wait that long and decided to get a discount on the demo car, get them to spruce up the paint work and to buy that.

The day he came to take the delivery of his car, he got talking with the showroom manager and mentioned the picture from the advertisement he had stuck on his wardrobe door.

He was told that the car of which he was now the proud owner, was actually the SAME CAR that had been photographed for the advertisement picture…!

 

You will be tempted to scoff and say, “Oh that’s just coincidence..! Things like that happen sometimes. What’s the big deal..?”

I am not going to get into a debate with you over this. There is no conclusive proof I can offer to that pesky NLB sitting in your head. Instead, I’ll ask you something.

Do you want such coincidences happening in your life…?

I will assume you said yes. Which brings me to a corollary question.

 

What is there to lose if you willingly suspend your disbelief and follow my advice…?

 

 

You need more proof? Hang on then, more proof coming up.

 

 

Part of a series. To be continued… 

 

 

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Note: My apologies for the abrupt change in the title. The old one got stuck in my throat and I was beginning to choke. Beg your pardon and all that stuff. 😀

12 thoughts on “Sleeping Giant (II)

  1. Square-Peg Karen

    Talk about a cliffhanger!! I can’t wait for Part ll.

    Two questions: Dagny, what title change? I’m confused. And the second question – what’s an NLB (and why’s it sittin gin my head – lol)? Maybe that’s part of the “To be continued…”

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      1. Serenely Rapt Post author

        Karen, Since I have read both of your comments together and note with glee that you have resolved your queries by yourself, I wonder what I can do but generally twiddle my thumbs and thank my stars for being so lazy. 😀

        Don’t tell me vice doesn’t have its uses. It does. 😛

        So good to see you here…

        Dagny

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    1. Serenely Rapt Post author

      Karen, The series was born as ‘Anyone Home..?’. When I wrote part II, the title gagged me. So it had to be changed. Although Sleeping Giant is not much of an improvement, still I feel it is miles ahead of the other one. What say…? Or shall I scrap this one also and begin all over again. Although if I post the same thing for a third time, I am sure I’ll get lynched. But the cross must be borne I suppose… if it needs must.

      So give me your valuable feedback. Change/ no change…? 😀

      Dagny

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  2. bharathi

    Dagny,
    Of course, like everybody else, my NLB always yearns for happy coincidence to happen. wouldn’t it be nice when something we wish for happens as we wished by mere chance!? …not once but quite a few times!? 😉
    The two coincidental events in your stories have given me some hope that something similar..something that happened to the red Porsche guy, could happen to me too by accident.
    So, what I am gonna do now is look for a picture of a small executive jet, just like the one Donald Trump has 😀 ..in some glossy magazine, tear it off and stick it on the wall before my compy and make a wish to circumnavigate in my own jet on business trips 😀

    the stories,both of ’em evoke good/ positive vibes. Please do concoct more coincidences in ur stories 😀
    Love and regds
    bharathi

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    1. Serenely Rapt Post author

      Dear Bharathi,

      You MUST get a pic of an executive jet and keep looking at it. But not just look, look at it with passion. Invoke the pleasure you would feel when you travel on it… feel the pride and the joy. I would be VERY surprised if it doesn’t come true someday.

      And when it does, take me for a leeeeeeeeeeetle spin in it..? *wheedling and whining* Pl pl pl…! Pretty please…???? 😀 😀

      Love and hugs,
      Dagny

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  3. bharathi

    Dear Dagny,
    Oh definitely! 😀
    I will ask my pilot to circle above your house a few times … and THIS to give you enough time to get ready .. and then land the jet in your back yard. 🙂

    Jokes apart, verily verily I tell ya, you will be my first distinguished guest, God willing, to fly with me if this could happen in real life!
    Ta very much for motivating me.
    You have positive aura around you that I could sense though miles apart! 🙂
    Loads of love
    bharathi

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    1. Serenely Rapt Post author

      Bharathi…

      I love the ‘verily verily’… but ‘I say unto you’ suits better with it instead of ‘I tell ya’…. just my two bits. 😀 I am prepared to fly off into the night with you. Sigh…!!!

      Love and hugs,
      Dagny

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  4. bharathi

    Hi Dagny!
    “ I say unto you” sounds too biblical to me! 🙁
    …and I am ever so fed up everytime I hear jesus say something like “I say unto you”.
    If I were jesus, I would’ve said “Oh come on guys! I tell ya Abraham came ‘ere only yesterday, but I am ‘ere always watchin’ ya” instead of” verily verily I say unto you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
    Please don’t sigh! “ flying off into the night with you” is written so it shall be done! 😀
    Pls be happy always. I wouldn’t want to see you unhappy.
    Much love and hugs..always
    bharathi

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    1. Serenely Rapt Post author

      Dear sweet Bharathi…

      Let me set the record straight. I don’t do ‘unhappy’. I did at one time and found that it sucks big time. So I decided to refrain from indulging in something so pointless.

      As for Jesus’s styl of expression, I agree with you. What he needed was a lot less of this rather long-winded constructs and a lot more of the short and crisp. Sigh. But… I guess ‘verily’ et al is how they talked in those days. Must’ve taken a week to deliver a jibe which should have been delivered in 10 seconds. Kind of slow… no..? 😀

      Truckload of hugs to you,
      Dagny

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  5. bharathi

    Dear Dagny,
    Great!! Letz be happy…always..and let go of past and look forward to a bright, happy and prosperous future! I am happy for ya 😀

    Yeah! Kinda slow…I was waiting for your return but alas! took you almost a week to come and say Hi! 🙁 Just kidding!:D
    So you guys are all set to celebrate Divali. Right?
    Now going back to Jesus, whether his lingo was long and windy or short and crisp, Pilate would have nicked him anyway and nailed him to the cross!! Actually, jesus spoke Aramak, a language with limited vocabulary. And that is why he said “yes” when the governor asked him “Are you the son of God?” he would’ve otherwise given a short explanation or something that he was not and got the hell out of there! 😉
    well, It’s THEM who put “verily” in the bible when translated in English. King Jame’s version.. so,only jesus knows if he said it or not!

    hmm..Just imaginin’ how it would be like being hugged with a truckload of huggies. Won’t that crack every bone in my body!! 😀 😀
    Love and regds and lots of huggies….always
    Take care
    bharathi

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    1. Serenely Rapt Post author

      Bharathi,

      You quibbling about broken bones woman…?! How very shallow..!!! What do I care about your bones- broken or otherwise- when I have decided to deliver a truckload of hugs to you…? *smiles with a thin lipped grimace*

      Hugsss….. and no trucks this time. I see you don’t care for them… *sob*
      Dagny

      PS: Read your note on Sul. Wish you a year full of joy, renewal and bounty. May the Goddess of prosperity pitch a tent in your backyard forever. 😀 Thanks for the ‘reply when you can’ leeway. Did you take lessons on being thoughtful or are you naturally talented..? 😀 Love….

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