You ever wonder why some people have such bad luck?
I know a few people who always have bad luck. In fact they even say things like "with my luck..." followed by something negative. Both of them immediately expect the worst things to happen to them when a problem arises. I on the other hand remind myself to always, ALWAYS expect the best no matter what. So when I got pulled over for speeding, before the officer even made it to my car, I had already decided at that very moment, that I not going to pay for any tickets. "With my luck, I will get this baby dismissed" I thought, not having any clue on how to actually do that.
One day in January 2013, I went to hang out with my coworker friends in Long Beach, CA. We all grabbed sushi. The food tasted fine and I felt fine. That is why I was a bit surprised when on our way back to my house, where one of my friends parked her car, she began to feel sick. She kept saying she was going to throw up. I was so worried about her throwing up in my car, I was trying to get home as soon as I can, but also tried not to speed. I handed her a plastic bag I found in my car and continued to keep an eye on her while we were driving, constantly telling her if she wanted me to pull over, to let me know. As we were on the highway, I see blinking lights behind me. I couldn’t believe I was getting pulled over. I heard the police officer announce to pull all the way to the right and to exit the highway. I followed his instructions and exited the highway where he told me to make a right and pull over. When he walked over to me, He told me I was speeding. I told him that my friend was sick and I did not realize that I was speeding. There were no other cars on the road, so it was hard to compare how fast I was going and I was not looking at my speedometer, I was paying more attention to my sick friend. I was very friendly with him but after he spent 30 minutes writing a ticket, I was getting pretty pissed off that he didn’t seem to care at all about my sick passenger and hurry up. By this point my friend was sitting on the curb so that she wouldn’t vomit in my car.
After he finally wrote up my speeding ticket, I thanked him and gave him a big smile, while thinking that he has just wasted 30 minutes of his time because I was going to get out of this ticket one way or another. I got my friend to her car in 1 piece and she seemed ok to drive home.
After careful examination, I saw that this speeding ticket was for over $400 plus points taken off my license. I was determined to get his ticket dismissed. I spoke with several friends who had speeding tickets. One told me to plead guilty and pay it because I stood no chance of getting it dismissed. “You are guilty” he said. Another told me to hire a lawyer. I decided not to listen to any of them. I didn’t want to hire a lawyer and I definitely did not want to plead guilty. I thought I will just explain what happened and hope that the judge will see this is my first moving violation and will lower my fine due to me having a sick passenger.
I went over the court hearing in my mind over and over dozens of times. I thought of all the possible scenarios. I knew that my chances of getting it dismissed were slim but I felt like I could still try. I also believed I had some sort of magical power and I can make miracles happen.
I started by going online to request a hearing. Instead, I clicked on something that made no sense to me and accidentally pleaded guilty. The next day I went to the courthouse to try and fix the problem. I told them I want a hearing. I don’t want to plead guilty. The woman at the window told me that she would now have to give me a new hearing date which was now months away. She also informed me that I could pay the fine in advance, and if I somehow won my case, I would receive a refund. But if I didn’t pay it, and did not show up to court, unless I was in the hospital or incarcerated, I would be found guilty and there would be a warrant out for my arrest (if I remember that correctly, either way it sounded serious). I decided to just pay it in advance and then hopefully get a refund.
The night before the court date, I once again asked the Universe for a sign. This was the second time I had asked for a sign regarding my relationship. After a painful breakup at the end of 2012, although I was finally seeing my ex again, he reassured me this time that he did not want to be in a relationship with me. I desperately wanted him to take me back officially. I was still very in love with him and did not want to be his hookup. I felt he still loved me. I was taking a shower thinking about my court date the next morning and said to the Universe, if I get my ticket dismissed, I will take it as a sign that he and I will be ok. By this I meant, either I will get over him and heal, or we will get back together. I then said, if I get a ticket reduction, I will take that as a sign as well. If however, I go home having to pay that $400 fine, I will take that as a sign that he and I will never get back together and I need to move on.
The next morning, I dressed up to look professional, innocent, and sexy, wearing a button down blouse, pencil skirt, and high heels. I found the room where my court hearing would be held, I waited outside with all the other people who had their hearing as well. I saw to my right, police officers gathering together. I immediately recognized one of them and knew instantly that had to be the officer who gave me my ticket. I became nervous. I was really hoping he wouldn’t show up and my case would get dismissed. I was hoping it would be that simple. But there he was standing there. I was now preparing myself to defend myself in front of a judge.
When the doors opened, I found myself a seat and sat down. All the police officers sat together where the jurors usually sit. The judge came out and began to take attendance. He began to list names of people who were being dismissed because the officer who issued their ticket, was not present. I kept hearing a name, then “you are dismissed”. I sat there hoping to hear my name by some miracle but was pretty certain that the officer who wrote my ticket was right there. Although it had been months, I remembered his face so clearly. After a while, what felt like 10 or 15 minutes of names being read, I heard my name. Immediately after the judge said my name, he said “you are dismissed because officer so and so is not present. I see here that you paid your ticket, you will receive a refund in 6-8 weeks.” And then he moved on to someone else. What just happened!? I couldn’t believe it. I was so convinced I recognized that officer. I was wrong! I tried to compose my face as I was walking out of that room, but I couldn’t help but have the biggest grin on my face. I had pulled off another miracle!
Once again, I dissected how this happened. I think it was a combination of things. First, being my determination for having this ticket dismissed. I just kept picturing it getting dismissed. Second, I think the Universe helped by sending me the sign I had asked for. Third, I believe by paying my ticket in advance, it appeared as though I would not show up to court. Maybe most people who fight their fines, don’t pay in advance. This may have mislead the officer to not show up. I also think by moving my court date, it was moved to a date that was not favorable to him. I heard that officers schedule all of their hearings on the same day, so they can be out on the field instead of in the court room every other day. Perhaps my original court date, was the date when all the people he had given tickets out to, where there to fight them on that very day. I don’t know this for sure but I think these are the 3 things that helped. (If anyone has any information about this, I would love to hear it!) I also think all the things that occurred, like accidentally having to move my court date, this was all manifested by my determination of having that ticket dismissed.
What do you think? Did I manifest this or was it just good luck? Have you ever manifested something that other people were telling you was impossible? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. It took almost a year for my ex to declare his love for me again and want to get back together with me. Although we broke up several times since then, I can also vouch that I have healed and no longer feel obsessively in love with him but feel completely content with or without a man. I have also been more careful about speeding :D
I'm Deja. I will be sharing personal stories of manifestation and more.