Manifesting Money To Travel

“You will know the call of your destiny because it will sound insane”. Elizabeth Gilbert.

I am wading away from the charted territory of writing about my travels in Italy, into deeper murkier ground; a place where manifesting is at work. But it has been a part of my travel experience so write about it, I shall.

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How the children entertained themselves when we had no money.

No money & not free!

For many, many years while raising my children and paying a mortgage there was no money for travel. It seemed that money for travel was something young people unencombered with dependants and property had, or retired people living in freehold homes. Travel was for people who were free. That was not me.

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I was feeling a bit trapped.

Our sort of travel, up the road…& cheap!

A holiday for our family was a low cost affair, an annual camping expedition to a government administered tent site by a beach; long drop toilets; cold tap, laundry washed in a bucket and dried hanging off the guy ropes, …daily personal washing in the ocean…cheap and cheerful.

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The wheel barrow was how we got from home to the campsite with all our gear.

You’re dreaming!

To get back to Europe after nearly 20 years was a fantasy I held, on my bucket list with getting a tattoo and paddle boarding in Hawaii. You know, those things you think would be fabulous but really solidly know it will never happen.

Right now I am fortunate enough to be travelling to Europe for my third consecutive year.

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Life is really just amazing isn’t it.

What changed between there and here?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become”. Buddha.

Manifest like a goddess!

Manifesting started small. When the children were little and we were fairly tight for money, if we needed something like sports gear or camping gear, I would think about what we needed and how we would use it. Amazingly, it would often turn up at a school fair on the white elephant stall, or in the local thrift shop, or a friend would offer it as a hand me down.

All sorts of wondrous things have made their way into our lives in this way. My children never wanted for anything although it wasn’t always new or the best.

What more could you want than an open fire and a stick.

Detailed manifesting at work!

Three years ago we needed to move so my husband and I could both work full time.The goal was to relieve our financial burden but ironically it meant moving to an expensive suburb that was out of reach for us but would enable my children to walk to and from school . A house came up for rent on the corner of the very best street in the suburb, a street that was inconcievable for us to afford to buy in. A street I would pinch myself to be able to live in. Prior to the open house date I printed a photo of the house and stuck it to the fridge, I imagined our lives living there. On the day of the open house I didn’t even view the house with all the hoards of others there, I just immediately sat and filled in the application forms, and had come armed with references, bank account details and a family photo with a little personal information about us. The open home was only for 30 minutes and it took nearly all of that to complete it. The agent had my application first. We got the house. And it was at least $200 a week less than market rental rates for the area due to some flaws we are happy to live with. It has been the happiest three years of my families life.


It’s a sort of worst house, best street scenario.

Passion, focus, being brave and taking action.

So there it is at work:

To manifest you need:

  1. Passion or deep desire
  2. to Prepare as though it will happen, (Florence Shovel Shin would have you buying the suitcase!)
  3. Taking clear decisive Action
  4. Trust that the outcome is ok whichever way it goes.

Converting it to travel.

But somehow I so didn’t think I could travel that I didn’t even try.

“The freedom to make my own mistakes is all I ever wanted” Manse from Game of Thrones.

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I was asleep at the wheel…not seeing what was possible.

A bit of divine intervention to get me started.

And then, I had an unexpected windfall with a couple of years of tax refunds coming all at once. (I wonder if sometimes we are helped at the beginning with some angelic hand on our back giving a wee nudge). The money wasn’t anticipated and I started to believe. After some long discussion bookings were made. And so it begins.


Contemplating possibilities.

Falling in love with Italy.

The travel was so exciting and such an incredibly life altering experience for me. My passion was well and truly ignited. After we returned I could do nothing but immerse myself in all things Italian. I started language classes, researched tirelessly, wrote, studied Italian history, contempory society, film, I was inadvertently prepping for the next travel. The machinations of unknown forces ground away opening up an unexpected opportunity to earn additional income. (This was arduous 12 hour nursing shifts through statutory holidays at Christmas and Easter but generated the money I needed. It is amazing what we willingly do for our passion). Within a year I was away in Italy again.

This time I returned and have continued to make Italy part of my life and yet again another oportunity has presented itself to go, (to represent New Zealand at a conference), and a way to bring in the money and away I go again.

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Away we go.

Being brave.

I have to be very brave and believe in myself, trust that what I am doing is ok, pushing through my fears and the judgements of others.

Marlena de Blasi says “let the inexplicable sit sacred”. I trust that this is good for me, that it is furthering my lifes path, and that the implications of my travel are ok too.


It sometimes means leaving these guys behing 😦

Going forward I have seeds germinating of spending an extended period in Italy, a few months, a year, I am unsure what shape it takes but it is growing. I love and respect this dream. It is my future.

I am busy manifesting.



8 thoughts on “Manifesting Money To Travel

  1. A most beautiful post, Andrea. So heartfelt and honest, and I love that you shared this with us. A true testament to the power of manifestation, or prayer, or positive energy — whatever one chooses to call it — it certainly has been a force in your life. I feel it in mine too. Un abbraccio.

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  2. Beautiful children – I love the picture of the two buried in the sand, and also the silhouette.
    I often envy the Europeans with so many different cultures a stone’s throw away, but traveling from New Zealand makes the US seem almost around the corner. Oddly, my first extended solo trip to Europe was actually less expensive than something similar in the US. The dollar was strong at the time and I spent 2 months at an intensive language school and lived with a single woman in a host accommodation. It became a habit. Unfortunately, prices have risen…
    All the best to you on your manifesting. #4 can be difficult for me. I try to remember that things will always work out one way or the other. Often, it’s the other.

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    1. Yes! I could only dream of only having to do a 12 hour flight to Europe. I get envious at Americans proximity. This trip the first flight is 17 hours non stop to Dubai then the second flight a short 6 hour to Rome. Like you, it is often more expensive for us to travel in our own country than to go to Australia or a pacific island. And yes, Italy is becoming a habit for me too. I think a language school intensive is on the cards one visit soon. Thanks for your message. 🙂

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  3. What a glorious, open, honest and inspirational story. I really enjoyed reading this. We have a lot in common as I too had to overcome fear to travel alone around Europe (twice now) but it enriched me in so many ways. I learned one is never too old to grow, learn, develop and make discoveries – about places, life and yourself. I sometimes feel too that I may have manifested just the right experience at the moment it was needed.
    Keep going! Bravo.

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  4. Thanks for your article. It is rather unfortunate that over the last years, the travel industry has already been able to to tackle terrorism, SARS, tsunamis, flu virus, swine flu, and the first ever real global economic depression. Through it all the industry has really proven to be effective, resilient and dynamic, obtaining new strategies to deal with misfortune. There are generally fresh challenges and the possiblility to which the industry must once again adapt and behave.

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