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Why Manifesting Parking Places Is Silly. And Why It’s Not.

photo: Kevin Krejci on flickr

Picture this: You’re on your way to the supermarket. About a mile from your destination, you start visualizing the perfect parking place. You can see it clearly – right next to the entrance, five steps away. All the way to the store, you visualize the perfect spot. 

Before you know it, you’re at your destination, and guess what? There it is! Your perfect parking spot! Right next to the entrance, just like you pictured.

photo: Lucy Orloski on flickr


But wait.

Why is it so important to park right next to the entrance? What’s wrong with walking a few more steps? Aren’t there more important things to visualize than parking spots? Things like world peace and global prosperity?

I have to say – for a long time, these were the questions I was asking.

Yes, I believe in the power of visualization. Yes, I have employed this power to improve many areas of my life – everything from health to relationships to prosperity. I have also employed this power to improve the lives of others.

Still, the issue of parking places was one I didn’t understand. It’s a parking place! Who cares?!

I know, there are those who would say that it’s a start, a first step in the mastery of visualization and manifestation. A training-wheels step, as it were.

photo: Richo.Fan on flickr

But training wheels are supposed to come off eventually, aren’t they? We’re supposed to move on to bigger and better things, aren’t we?

photo: Donald Lee Pardue on flickr

So there I was, an Anti-Parking-Places-Manifestor. And I have to admit, I was good at it. Not only did I refuse to visualize parking places, my resistance to the issue resulted – not surprisingly – in a manifestation of its own.

I could never get a parking place.

photo: Jeramey Jannene on flickr

Everywhere I went, there were no parking places to be found. Oh, I would find a place. Eventually. And then I would walk anywhere from one to ten blocks to my destination. Proudly. Defiantly. Holier-Than-

That is, until everything changed.

The change began when I met my sweetheart, Melissa Phillippe. Melissa is many things. She is beautiful. She is awesome. She is brilliant.

photo: Michael Corsentino

She is also the Parking Spot Queen of the Universe.

It’s not a title she holds with pride or conceit. Oh no. Like a true queen, her easy and effortless manifestation of parking places is a simple fact. She doesn’t talk about it. She doesn’t conjure up any long and convoluted spells.

She just gets great parking places everywhere she goes. Right next to the building. Within easy walking distance to the entrance.

For years now, I’ve watched this happen. I simply observed, all the while maintaining my Anti-Parking-Places stance. Melissa had her way, and I had mine. It’s a free country, after all.

And then it happened.

I didn’t notice at first. I guess I was in denial. Slowly but surely, I started to get great parking places. Everywhere I went, there was a free spot, right next to my destination. I thought it was a fluke at first. But the consistency of empty spots in prime locations soon proved to be not a fluke, but a trend.

What the heck was going on? 

Unbeknownst to me, I had turned from Parking-Avoider to Parking-Attractor. Simply by watching Melissa, I had been prompted to demonstrate one of the key rules of manifestation.

I was manifesting parking places because I had come to expect them.

photo: dailyinvention on flickr

I didn’t realize that I’d come to expect them. But I had. Simply by watching Melissa.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about visualization and manifestation after all these years, it’s that we’re always engaged in the process. Even if we think we’re not visualizing and manifesting, our beliefs and expectations are doing it for us.

I was manifesting crappy parking places because that’s what I’d come to expect. Now I expect better places and I get them.

It’s as simple as that.

Did my attraction of crappy parking places help manifest more peace in the world?

Not really.

Does my manifestation of better parking places help manifest global prosperity?

No, but it reminds me that global prosperity starts with consciousness. And that tuning my mind to this possibility makes a difference.

My transformation from Parking-Pariah to Parking-Messiah was a reminder of my power as a creative being. A reminder that I’m way more powerful than I realize.

On the one hand, I still don’t care that much about parking places. They’re just parking places.

On the other hand, everything in my life is part of a process of Divine Creation. Isn’t that what the enlightened ones always tell us? That everything is Divine?

Perhaps parking places aren’t as silly as I thought.

photo: The Tire Zoo on flickr

What’s showing up in your life these days? How are you participating in the Divine Creative Process?

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15 Responses to Why Manifesting Parking Places Is Silly. And Why It’s Not.

  1. Lorna Levy January 31, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    And, I always tell my law of attraction students, manifesting parking spaces strengthens your manifesting confidence so that you can ‘expect’ to easily manifest the big stuff. I love that it is so easy to actually see results with this, even for beginners.

    • Z Egloff January 31, 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Hi Lorna,

      Good to hear from you again. I agree with you that parking places are a great way to begin. Abe (aka Abraham-Hicks) always says that it’s as easy to manifest a castle as a button. But it’s certainly a lot easier to start with the button!



  2. Jeff B January 31, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    So what happens, then, when we all come to expect to park right next to the sanctuary door. Does God hold a raffle in the moment? :-)

    • Z Egloff January 31, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Hi Jeff,

      You raise a really important point, actually. There are tons of things I could say about this, but I’ll try to limit myself to just a few ounces worth. 😉

      One of the issues that this question speaks to is that of outlining – getting really really specific about what we want to manifest. That’s usually coming from the ego and it doesn’t tend to work out. If, instead of saying that we want to park right next to the sanctuary door, we just say that we want to manifest a “really great parking place,” that gives the Universe tons of options. Plus we’re less attached to the outcome which, paradoxically, allows us to more easily draw to us what is in alignment with our Highest Good.

      As for the raffle, as long as Demanda Refund is there, I’m in!! :)


  3. Jo Lauer January 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Who are we NOT to manifest parking spaces? By golly, if the Divine wants me to have a good parking spot, I’ll take it . . .with gratitude. Thanks for this refreshing blog, Z. I’ve come to expect nothing less than humorful wisdom from you–and, voi la, it’s exactly what I get. Hey, this stuff works!

    • Z Egloff January 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

      Hi Jo,

      Thanks for manifesting me and this blog! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t even BE here! 😉


  4. Joanne Elliott/aka soulsprite February 1, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Saw the link on the FB group.

    Great post. I’m still working on expecting great parking spaces…sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t, but what I do seem to easily manifest is food. If I forget something I really wanted at the market a neighbor will come by with extra to share.

    • Z Egloff February 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Hi Joanne,

      It’s funny how parking places have become like an Entry Level Manifesting assignment. Manifesting food sounds pretty good to me! I really like the image of the neighbor bringing over food to share – I’ll have to keep that in mind for future manifestation ideas!

      Thanks for sharing,


  5. Jill Shinn February 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Maybe parking places are metaphorical. Like in our dreams our car represents our life (like who’s behind the wheel, and how fast are you going?) If so, then getting a good parking place is like us being in a good space, whereas not being able to find a place, or finding a crappy place is us being in a bad space. Just a thought…

    • Z Egloff February 2, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      Hi Jill, I like it. I know that the dream experts always say that everything in your dream is really you, and that you can decode your dream accordingly. In a similar vein, I often see my entire life as worthy of interpretation much like my dreams – ie everything is symbolic and full of metaphoric meaning. In the same way, your parking places analogy makes perfect sense. Thanks for your input! XOZ


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