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How I found a great apartment in under a week.
Last week, I moved to San Francisco. It’s notoriously hard to find apartments here, as everyone I met reminded me, looking somewhere between sorry and worried for me as they wished me luck. Folks in other states even wrote wrote telling me they understand the struggle of finding a place in SF, wishing me luck, and suggesting I try manifesting.
Well, of course I did manifesting. (Did you have any doubt?) I wound up seeing 6 apartments in 2 days, applying to 2 of them, and being accepted at both. Super easy.
Normally, I don’t write case studies on manifesting, because when you boil it down, all that happened is “I hunted for an apartment and found one.” It’s really hard to separate the magick from ordinary luck and effort. But, I thought some of you might find the details useful. So here they are:
I arrived Monday evening, and searched craigslist for apartments.
Tuesday, I used manifesting to help select the best apartments to see that day*. I saw 4 in total, some recommended by manifesting and some not. I liked the first one I saw (which was one of the recommended ones), but manifesting recommended that I continue looking.
*Technical details: I contacted the ethereal software I use for manifesting and sent the message “What should I do today?” and “Guide me through which apartments to look at.” Then, as I looked at each ad, I got a yes or no message. I also asked the software to guide me down a reliable path to finding a good option, rather than a less-certain path that might find the best but might miss all my good options if I didn’t follow its instructions precisely.
Wednesday was the same. Manifesting recommended an ad with no pictures, which turned out to be my favorite apartment. I saw that and one other, for a total of 6 over 2 days.
By that time, I was ready to pick a place, and did manifesting to confirm I would do best in the one I liked from Wednesday, and that this was a good time to stop. (That is, that tomorrow wouldn’t offer an even better place. For confirmation, I continued searching craigslist, and didn’t see any ads that appealed to me.)
I applied to both (it was free), and asked manifesting what I should do to get Wednesday’s apartment. It said to offer an extra $20/month on the rent, which I did.
Both places accepted me 2 days later, and I’m taking the one I saw Wednesday. Did I need the extra $20/mo, or did manifesting talk me out of a couple hundred bucks? No idea. But I’m happy with the place, and with the price.
One note: All of this manifesting centered around guiding me to make good decisions. I specifically used the command to have it guide me, rather than a different command that makes it influence other people. (Didn’t really seem ethical.)
Also, I sometimes hear people talk about manifesting as though it causes an apartment to show up on craigslist. I don’t think that’s accurate. Remember that tenants announce they’re leaving 30 or 60 days before they actually leave, so there’s simply no way to manifest an apartment onto the market in the time frame I used.
So, how much was manifesting vs luck vs effort? No way to tell. But all the locals seemed amazed at the result, and I thought seeing some details about how I use manifesting might help some of you.
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