Putting your intentions out in the Universe is very powerful. I have a room for rent again, ever since my border moved out in December 2013. When she first left I was frightened, and yes, angry. I was fearful that I would have to go without because I no longer had that $400 cushion each month. So I immediately set up an account with GRU, hoping to get a nice, respectful, studious medical student. I also re-posted the listing on Craig’s list, just to double my chances. However, although I had a few responses from Craig’s list, nobody panned out. GRU requires you post on their bulletin board and I have done so, over and over, with no results. Every time I call the contact person to check if the post and pictures are still there, she discovers that it has been removed. So, it is then re-posted, only to be removed again, and again. I was thinking about why I have just not been able to rent the upstairs and I have come to the conclusion that it is because I am very ambivalent – just wishy-washy. In my heart of hearts I really DON’T want to go through the hassle of having a stranger living in my house again. The more time passes that Sophie has been gone, the more I like not having her there. I admit, I had gotten used to her presence and there was some comfort knowing there was another human being in my house. But, the negatives outweigh the positives and regardless of that additional income, I just don’t want someone else. My logic has been to leave the posting on Craig’s list and if it happens, it happens. But I truly believe that I am putting out in the Universe that I DO NOT want another tenant, and this is why I can’t get anyone. The same holds true for everything in your life; although you may say you want success, friendship, or a relationship, if you don’t really state your intention and really MEAN it, it will not come.