What does it mean to be wealthy?
Does it mean flash car, huge house, holidays in the tropics, not a care in the world?
Of course, being wealthy can give you all those things and more, but if you are not financially flush and living above your means then being wealthy can feel like a pipe dream, something you long for and something you see as unobtainable.
Spirituality and money are generally two subjects deemed poles apart. However, your emotional relationship with money and wealth is an indicator of how you feel about money and how you feel about yourself. If you feel non-spiritual towards money then it is time to connect and re-harmonise your emotions, in line with your spiritual values.
Money and wealth, be it an abundance or lack, can create a positive or negative reaction, radiating from your very core. A warm fuzzy glow inside, a sickly pit of dread rising from your stomach, or perhaps anger and frustration spreading through your entire body. The emotions you feel will give you a clear indication of how your relationship with money and wealth affects your spirit.
For the purposes of this article, I am going to focus on the negative relationships with money and how you can inject a positive, more spiritual money mindset.
Creating a healthy relationship with money is the first step on the road to a happy financial partnership. Not opening your monthly bank statement or checking your balance on-line, through fear of what you may find, will only escalate any anxiety and worry – which has a detrimental effect on your emotional and, in turn, physical health. The key to gaining a good relationship with money is total transparency, knowing exactly where your money goes and knowing your commitments and limits.
By micro managing your finances you are empowering your emotional self and, once you are regularly applying this money management system, you will feel far more relaxed and in control.
Now it is time to take it to the next level.
You know exactly what bill needs paying and by when, you have set aside your weekly “pocket-money” and your little luxuries allowance is ready and waiting.
There is a little left over!
Do you: a) Spend it quick !? or b) Save it?
This is where your resolve is tested. This is where you need to exercise constraint and self-determination.
You see, in order to create an abundance of anything you must first value and respect what you currently, already, have. I am guilty of frivolous spending and I will, given the opportunity, add to my wardrobe. Nevertheless, I also save a little every single month. For no other reason but to show my appreciation for the money I have and I watch it grow every single month.
If you take the new principles of quantum physics; money is energy, the act of receiving money is an exchange of energy and the way we feel about money is a radiation of energy therefore, in order to manifest more money we need to omit positive energy (or feelings) we have towards money.
Are you still with me?
Now, given the above analogy, really think about how you feel about money.
How would you feel if your pay packet was empty on pay-day or a client ignores your request to pay for your services?
You would feel pretty annoyed and no doubt you would put a large degree of energy into getting paid. Why? Because you deserve and expect it! You work hard and want payment on time, every time. However, the energy motivation is anger and fear, as opposed to the real value you put on yourself and the money you receive.
The “trick” is to remove all jealousy, angst, worry and fear, you place on money and wealth, with a new-found respect and value for those who have money and show restraint and thrift with the money you have. If you win a small amount on the lottery – put it away, if you get a pay rise - put the extra cash into a savings account, if you receive a cheque for your services and had not factored it in to your monthly budget - bank it and forget about it.
The universe can move mountains to get you what you want but you must show that you are worthy to receive, by acting with an attitude of pure gratitude and reverence.
"If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win."
Tomorrow is promised to no one!
“It is not a secret clandestine fellowship. It does not pick and choose. It does not discriminate against any race or creed. The Law of Attraction is truly universal. The only prerequisite is that you are open to, and embrace, all the wonders of this magical universe.”
~ Holistic Words
Early rise and late to bed, Sorrow is born from this endless toil.
Trading up from the slums to the shanty, Three generations packed into a makeshift home.
Smog filled lungs is the unrequested draw.
Thirteen sardines in a tin shack, Health diminished, no funds to heal.
Faith has forbidden the right to choose, No learning for young they have to work.
Collect refuse from rivers and dumps, Disease engulf their tiny bodies.
Fast food plucked out of city bins, Sorted and cleaned, reused for consumption.
80 cents a day is rich pickings.
Yet caring and sharing.
♦ ♦ ♦
Boundless open space clean and comforts, Gadgets and electrical housemaids abound.
Lights, camera, action glossies, Filled with shiny stars and riches.
Daily clearing of trash and treasure, Discarded waste not given a thought.
Moans whether the weather may spoil, Basics scrutinised yet no thrift observed.
Silken leather and furs, Decorative elaboration, clashing and matching.
Media scrabbling with quarrel and greed, Death visible to desensitized masses.
Freedom to choose parts and paragraphs, Tutoring and knowledge tout le pays.
Niggling illnesses quashed, Pills, potions and lotions in buckling cupboards.
Endless flexing, bending, lending and spending.
Yet closed and cold.
Not sure why things have been soo tiring this week, maybe I have had a lot on my mind. It is always difficult to concentrate on writing when your thoughts wander elsewhere. I say concentrate but it feels out of context, a little fierce if you like. In the absence of a suitable alternative, I will turn the word into sentences. I don’t really think about what I write, it just happens. However, this week I have come to a bit of a standstill, which has translated in to an internal frustration, questioning why my want to create has been blocked.
When I am on a roll I have a general idea of the subject and some of the points I want to cover, but the connective tissues cover the bones without fuss. I might even start with a single word and take it from there. So that is what I am going to do now and see where it takes me.
This word popped up this week and it has just stuck in my mind. If I dissect the word (please excuse the second reference to anatomy, but it fits) it gives you a much clearer view, on the real meaning of the word:
Re Sent Ment.
What are you thinking now?
How does that word make you feel?
Has it given the word a different slant?
Lets say there is someone at work that you resent. Every time you hear their name or have to interact with them or receive an email from them, you wince. You start to scream inside, your temperature rises and your face visibly contorts. How is that relationship working for you? Has it been noted by your peers? Could it be holding you back in your career?
That scenario works for anything you are resentful about; be it your car breaking down and you are unable to fix it, crossed words with someone who is either here or passed on, an opportunity missed and you’re still kicking yourself, and the resentment you feel for not following your dreams right now.
It sounds rather silly but it can actually be easier to hold on to resentment than to let it go, simply because it crops up in your mind time and time again, hanging around like a noxious odour. Burying it won’t do neither, as suppressed thoughts have a nasty habit of creeping up on you when you least expect it. All these resentful feelings are ment to be re-sent to you over and over again, like the biblical depiction of purgatory. So my theory is that the negative emotions, attached to the re-sent-ment, are re-sent to you in order for you to learn lessons and work through them.
So what could be the best course of action?
Well, analysing your thoughts and feelings really help.
It allows you to delve deep into the very heart of the situation and understand why you feel this way. It can also quantify the level of meaningfulness; by showing you that perhaps it is not as significant as you thought it was. Maybe you need to be more understanding of the personalities or situations around you, seeing people (or issues) as they really are. In terms of personalities, it could in fact be their own insecurities that cause them to act a certain way towards you - and they don’t even realise that it is affecting you.
However, when someone or something has seriously damaged you, or someone you care about, it is very difficult to let your resentment go. But try looking at it from another perspective:
Do you want it to control you or make you feel angry – and thus hold you back – forever?
I’m guessing the answer is no?
If you do catch yourself feeling resentment it is no good shouting at yourself, as you are pouring your valuable energy into the issue. Quietly acknowledging the thought and re-focusing on the good things in life, will not only dispel your uncomfortable feelings but also raise your positivity.
Think of this process as a positive reprogramming of your negative reactions.
The fundamental philosophy of the Law of Attraction is: You get more of what you focus on. Ergo, if you think positively you receive positive experiences, if you think negative thoughts you get negative experiences. So accepting and looking forward, only concentrating on giving yourself a happy, content life is the best possible experience you can give yourself right now.
There has been much talk, between the holistic communities and my close connections, about the energy shifts that are happening, which will take us through the next six months or so. There is a much-needed call for releasing fears and outmoded patterns, which do not provide you with a positive, productive life. Changes are definitely in the air and this is the time to wash away any pent-up frustrations, anger and non-constructive patterns, which potentially drag you down and thus not allowing you to move forward and reach your full potential.
The spring has been such a long time coming for many of us, but it really is the time to clear out you inner wardrobe, cupboards and other hiding places and free yourself of clutter. But only you can choose to scoop up all that unwanted junk mail and post it back to the universe, clearly indicating that it is dealt with and you don’t want it back.
Remember: Life really is ment to be fun, it is ment to provide and it is ment to give you all the experiences that you really desire.
It’s the end of the month, which means only one thing.
It’s bill paying day!
So why not pay the bills and spend the rest of the month happy and relaxed.
If you don’t quite have enough, ask for help so you can pay what you have now.
The more you worry about money, the more stress you will feel.
The more you worry about money, the less you will receive.
The more you worry about money, the less you will feel good about life.
Free yourself from the worry of money.
Smile, be happy and take action today.
Love the money you have and love the feeling you get when you spend your money – no matter what you spend it on.
This shows you appreciate money, and you are grateful for the goods and services you pay for.
The more appreciation and gratitude you feel, the more you will receive!
If it were not for The Secret, I would not have found the teachings of Abraham-Hicks or exciting scientific research that has afforded me a better understanding, of the universe we live in and the Law of Attraction.
So for that, I am grateful.
However, after watching this post on YouTube, it got me thinking about the integrity of The Secret. The question that popped into my head was; is The Secret the ultimate repeat sale product?
Having worked within a marketing capacity, as a PR copywriter, I see The Secret as a successfully marketed, self-help process. In addition, the very act of labeling it a “secret” is marketing genius in itself.
I have listened to many Abraham-Hicks, who really hone in on the whole point to life and how, by changing the way we think, we can really make the best of our time here, to really live the life we want. But I feel The Secret is not actually divulging the real and full story. It seems to be holding back on sharing the entire process, and in essence, drip feeding the information in an orchestrated fashion.
Nevertheless, who am I to judge? They are all singing off the same hymn sheet, and I for one support the biggest and the best and the sole trader.
Ester & Jerry Hick have themselves become very successful. However, I believe Ester and Abraham portray a classier, kinder, a more loving and real story. Strange choice of word, classier, I think the word I am really looking for here is sincere.
I can share my thoughts on the different Law of Attraction styles, but ultimately it is your choice, on which attraction process you works best for you, as they all essentially lead to what your heart desires.
To share your thoughts please vote for your favourite Law of Attraction method here:
- Kick Start Your Day with Abraham-Hicks (holisticwords.wordpress.com)
- The Meaning of Life (holisticwords.wordpress.com)
- Attracting the Law of Attraction (psychicjeff.wordpress.com)
I don’t mean what is the point to life, in the sense of; why should I get up in the er, ahem, morning or why I should have a bath and get dressed for the day.
What I mean is: How do I become a better person? How can I be different? How can I make a difference? And how can I take my journey to the next level?
Don’t panic! I’m not having a midlife crisis or anything, I think I’ve had one of those already! But there has to be a moment where you……….pull it out of the bag, push the envelope, stop procrastinating, ditch the “but” word and free yourself from yourself.
My unfounded limitations, as a human being, has not extinguished my inner fire, oh no, I just need a kick up the butt so it can become a blazing, all-encompassing inferno! Maybe I am not quite ready for world domination, just yet, but a small slither will do nicely thank you.
I have dreams, I have ideas, I have things I want to do before I leave this three-dimensional universe. However, in my mind, I have now created an emotive sense of urgency for them all. My issue is that I want everything right now, and whatever it is needs to keep me interested or……”Meh. Bored now”
My God, does any of this make any sense? (And queue my hysterical, erratic laughter, in need of immediate psychiatric evaluation)
OK, lets quantify said ambiguity.
Perceived Limitation + Limited Belief = Limited Productivity.
Good. Now that’s done, I need to figure out what is going on in my head, so it can come out in some coherent manner.
I don’t want all these “urgencies” for some self satisfying, self gratifying, selfishness. My “purpose” is about doing something that matters for others, getting them from A to B – not me. Yes, in doing so I will of course gain; but the gain will be on a spiritual, perhaps even on a soul level. It’s about learning and growing, about feeling good, feeling that I can add a different twist on things.
Trouble is, when I do put down my whys and wherefores, it always sounds blumin’ self-serving.
I do believe in the law of attraction, but I believe in it as a way of life, a belief to life by, a religion even. I think the teachings of the collective -Abraham-Hicks - are not really about getting what you want, on a material level. It is about living your life free of worry, free of stress, free of feeling responsible for everything you have no control over.
The book F*** it! says (over and over again) f*** it! and that is what it is all about; f*** it!
Wow, I feel really rather naughty now!
Even if you do not believe in the concept of the Law of Attraction, the philosophy is all empowering. It teaches us to let go of control, de-stress, enjoy life more and to live in the “now”.
So that’s what I am going to do, just as soon as I have re-read, re-affirmed and re-digested my own medicine. I am going to plug myself into some L.O.A feel good vibes, and ditch questioning the meaning of life……………..well, for a while anyway.
Ooooooo! Just had an email from my child persons’ school, requesting my presence, to come in and talk about my travels.
Well, now there’s a thing!
What if the thing holding you back from experiencing optimal wellness and well-being is your belief that you don’t have it?
“Wait a minute,” you might say. “I don’t have those things. How can I believe anything other than the fact that I don’t have optimal wellness or well-being?”
And there is the problem.
Most people approach life with the expectation that they will “believe it when they see it.” They want hard facts, statistics, and reality to back them up.