To set up the treasure hunt, Preiss traveled to 12 locations in the US to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques.
Each casque contains a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12 jewels Preiss kept in a safe deposit box in New York. The key to finding the casques was to match one of 12 paintings to one of 12 poetic verses, solve the resulting riddle, and start digging.
One of the two casques which have been recovered was located in Grant Park, Chicago, and was found in 1983 by a group of students. The second was unearthed in 2004 in Cleveland by two members of the Quest4Treasure forum.
We attract to ourselves what we hold inside. Every circumstance, every person, and every situation that we attract and experience is based on what is inside of us. Your life is a reflection of what you hold inside you, and what you hold inside you is always under your control.
“To understand the power and the mystery of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for? If you practice gratitude every day it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.”
It’s so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you’re with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself, “This was obviously meant to be… I’m here for a reason.” And to a degree, you’d be right. But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works – NOT because it was meant to be.
Don’t give away your power to vague or mysterious logic. Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making. You will again have that sense that it was meant to be, no matter who or what you’ve drawn into your life. Nothing is meant to be, except for your freedom to choose and your power to create.