This happened last week. 2 weeks prior, I had given my wardrobe a spring clean and downsized substantially. I’m not exactly a minimalist but I don’t want to be a hoarder. So my wardrobe was looking really good and I felt gratitude for the clothes I have. I noticed all the colours, the variation and I was really pleased with how well it fit into my closet without being crowded. I also briefly noticed that I needed new jeans. I only had 2 pairs. But I let that thought go unconsciously because I went back to focusing on the variety of jackets, t shirts etc. Without even realizing it, I had put a wish out into the universe and by focusing on what I had in abundance, it brought more to me.
2 weeks later a friend was moving house and decided to get rid of a whole bunch of clothes. Now this friend is a shop-a-holic and half the stuff that they were getting rid of was either used once or twice, or still had the tags on it. My friend gave me 3 big bags of stuff and asked if I wanted anything. I ended up taking 7 pairs of jeans and a few other bits and pieces. Now my wardrobe is complete and I have more jeans than I’ve ever had in my life.
It’s definitely easier to attract the things that i’m not invested in too much. Lightly caring about something plus focus on abundance/happiness is usually the magical combination. The trick is figuring out how to care about something less when it matters a lot. One way to do it is to put your awareness onto a different subject. You can’t say “pink elephant” and not think about a pink elephant. So in order to stop thinking about that, focus on the purple dragon instead.