Yes, I Tivo Wife Swap!

by Michelle Barr on August 3, 2010

in Conscious Creators Manifesting Everyday Miracles,Uncategorized

Yes, I Tivo Wife Swap!

I had a great synchronicity and manifesting story the other day, and I was so excited to tell my friend and business partner, Kim, about it. I found her online, and sent her an Instant Message. “Kim, I have to tell you what happened today. I sat down to eat some lunch and wanted to watch something on tv, so I started watching an episode of Wife Swap I had recorded…” “Wait,” Kim types back, “You Tivo Wife Swap?!”

Well, I could barely get the rest of my story out, because Kim was so stuck on the fact that I Tivo Wife Swap that she couldn’t get past it. She LOL’ed and then ROFL’ed. I mean, I guess there is a real difference, subtle though it may be, between watching Wife Swap if it happens to be on when you turn on the tv, but to Tivo it purposefully?

My telling you this story has two points today. The first is about taking inspired action and following your intuitive nudges. This was an old Wife Swap episode that had been recorded a few months ago. As I began to watch it, I noticed that one of the “wives” teaches a lot of the same things that I do. I was really resonating with her story and with what she and her husband were saying and doing.

In a little while, I finished my lunch, finished the episode of Wife Swap, and went back to my computer to get to work. And then I was aware of nudges, those intuitive nudges, and this one was telling me to look up the woman from the tv on Facebook. I did, and I sent her a friend request, and very soon afterwards, she was contacting me, and we began to talk. She and her family have just gotten an RV (one of my dreams, also) and are heading out this summer and through next fall, touring with her book and her message. She wants to be on the radio show, Practical Spirituality, that I host with Kim St. Andre, and she will be in the Dallas area in a few months. I have talked to her about hosting an event in my community while she is here. I love synchronicity. The Universe is a better and more powerful networker than we can ever be on our own.

Who is my new Facebook friend and business colleague? Her name is Dina Beauvais, and she has written a book and created a program called Dream to Destiny. Her story is very powerful and very inspirational. Her work is transformational. Look her up on Facebook. Friend her. Tell her I sent you.

I don’t need to defend my “guilty pleasure,” watching – and Tivo’ing – Wife Swap, and I don’t really feel guilty about it at all. Those who know me know that I am fascinated by human behavior. I will say that it is a great way to observe the Shadow. Watch it for yourself some time. Watch how the set-up that is created brings out the Shadow aspects of those who are participating in the drama. Grown men are reduced to tears. People come face to face with their core issues. They act out their pain. Hopefully, they grow. Not always, but they do often grow. Many make major life changes.

In my house, we play a game, where we talk about who Wife Swap would send into our home if we were to participate in the show. It’s a great way to explore my own Shadow. Right now, I prefer to come face to face with my Shadow through other means. It is there. Embrace it.

Listen to your intuition, follow those nudges, and let the Universe network for you.

And, hey, it’s okay if you Tivo Wife Swap, too.

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Kim St.Andre August 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

😀 I so Love you and the fact that you Tivo Wife Swap!!! And ,Yes I did just giggle to myself again…
However how cool is it that because you did follow your inspired action you are going to make a connection happen for many that may not have otherwise been made! I love your autheticity and your courage to stand in complete power of it!

Stay True to You,

Glenda Fonnegan August 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I don’t have tivo. Rats! Why do we manifest what we don’t want?
Wait-because we think about not getting it too much right?

Dina Beauvais August 4, 2010 at 2:04 am

Excellent story, Michelle! You are a great writer! Thank you for mentioning our new book, Dream to Destiny and our Dream Program! Going through the Wife Swap experience was life changing for us. We’re now living out of an RV (with our two young children) traveling the country promoting our Dream Program. It’s interesting how I lived in a trailer for two weeks on Wife Swap and now I’m taking my family through a similar RV experience for two to three months. Being on the TV show motivated us to simplify our lives and focus on what really matters- our family and helping others achieve their dreams as well. We’re so excited about visiting you in Dallas to do a Dream Workshop for your community and to be on your radio show. Thank you for following your intuitive nudges and reaching out to me! You’re awesome! I’m happy we’re connected. Dina
Dina Beauvais recently posted..How to sell your house FAST

PJ Spur August 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm

That’s the best story ever!!! Can’t wait to meet Dina in person!


Mari-Lyn August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I loved this article you wrote..especially the part about the Universe being the best networker.. I also think that the show Wife Swamping gives a different perspective to us about our relationships –

Great job!

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