Love of Flying

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

47 – February 16

“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it goes on flying anyway.”—Mary Kay Ash

Carol Allen is a high-energy, darling astrologer who loves to travel. While taking my workshop, she created a new affirmation for herself: “Money is flying at me from all directions.” Here is her report:

“I started saying this for ten minutes a day and within a week, money started to come to me through flying. First, my long-distance boyfriend sent me a round-trip ticket to visit him in New Mexico. Then, while using the ticket at the airport, Southwest airlines gave me a voucher for twenty dollars off my next flight. In all my years of flying, I’d never heard of such a thing. At the gate of my connecting flight, they gave me another voucher for another twenty dollars. I had a fabulous trip!

(continued on page 47 of The Wealthy Spirit due to my publisher’s request not to have the entire book online)

Today’s Affirmation (of course!): “Money is flying at me from all directions!”

Back in my acting days, I got a call to audition for a Pillsbury Flour television commercial. They were looking for my “type” – a young woman homemaker baking in the kitchen. But it was going to be a regional commercial that would run in the Southern United States, so they stressed that an authentic Southern accent was required.

I called my boyfriend Stan about the casting opportunity, but told him I didn’t think it was right for me because I wasn’t really from the South. I knew what they wanted because my mother was born and raised in Mississippi, and although she had lived in California for 25 years, she never lost her accent. (It was pretty funny when she tried to help me with my French. Have you ever heard French spoken with a Southern accent? Oy.)

“Chellie, have you ever listened to yourself after you talk with your mother?” Stan admonished me. “Just call your mom and talk with her for five minutes before the audition. You’ll be fine!”

I had to laugh at that, so I invented an affirmation for myself that I spoke with a perfect Southern accent. Then I followed his instructions and had a lovely talk with my mom and sure enough, her lilting drawl started creeping into my speech pattern.

When the producers and director called me into the casting area and had me stand in front of the camera, the director said amiably, “Hi, Chellie.”

“Hi, y’all,” I replied. (Phonetically, this sounds like “Haa, yawl”.)

He grinned, and said, “Chellie is an interesting name. Where did that come from?”

I said, “It’s a family name. My mother is from Mississippi and her name is Chellie LeNell. My grandmother is Chellie Estelle, my cousin is Chellie Lou, and I’m Chellie Lynn.” Everyone in the room perked up and laughed at that.

“Isn’t that confusing at family reunions?” he asked.

“No, sir, it’s the South you know, and we always use two names, like Billy Jo and Jim Bob and so there’s no mistake at all.”

I got the job.

Have you ever talked your way into believing in something that on the face of it, looked like it couldn’t happen – but then you did it anyway? Go for your dream today, no matter what “facts” are standing in your way!