Saturday, October 20, 2007

How to Raise Your Money Vibe

Today, I had a very, very brief experience with some feelings of scarcity. This little encounter didn’t last very long thanks to some quick thinking on my part. As soon as the feelings started to surface I knew something was wrong and I used some of the tools and processes I've learned over the years to help change my money vibe. I’ve listed a few of my favorites below, all of them tried and tested by yours truly.

1. Go within and ask for insight
Close your eyes and go within. Ask to be given a visual representation of your current way of thinking about the situation and then to be given a new focus. If you ask you will be shown. Be open and pay attention and don’t disregard what comes to you. I get amazing insights when I do this. I’ve linked one of my experiences with this process if you would like more detail.

2. What for?
Think about why you want the money. If you have a dollar amount in mind, start thinking about what you will be doing with the money. Get as detailed as you need to be in order to get to the feeling place of experiencing what the money is flowing to.

3. Distraction
Do something you enjoy - take a nap, watch a funny movie, read, write in your journal, listen to your favorite music, etc. Get your mind off your current difficulty. As soon as you can get your mind off the problem the situation will begin to turn around.

4. Make a list (11 Things)
Make a list of at least 11 things that are going well in your life. You’ll find there are more things going right than going wrong. It’s easy to lose sight of this fact when you’re experiencing difficulties and that’s why this list is so helpful. The last time I made this list I was feeling better by 3 and forgot the problem by 11. Take some time and really appreciate all the wonderful things in your life.

Why 11 things? Well, I love the number 11 so I like using that number. Feel free to change it if you want. The point is to get you feeling good and focused on what’s working because we always get more of what we focus on. Thinking about lack brings more lack. Thinking about abundance and what’s working in your life brings more of the same. The choice is up to you.

5. Count the ways
Think about all the ways the money can come to you and/or the situation can remedy itself. Do this as long as you can stay in a good feeling place. Remember, when your current difficulty came forth so did the solution. Allow the Universe to reveal the solution to you. It can bring the perfect people, the perfect dollar amount, the perfect situation, etc., to turn your situation around. It’s your thinking that limits you not the Universe.

6. Play the penny game
I recently started doing this and it has brought some incredible results plus it’s just fun to do. Playing the game instantly raises my money vibe.

In the past when I would find a penny I would say to myself thank you Universe for this symbol of my abundance and I meant it but it got me thinking. If the penny is a symbol of abundance than why couldn’t the penny symbolize say $100? A couple of days ago I found two pennies in one day. Each time I found one I said to myself thank you for this symbol of my abundance and I thought WOW I’m getting $100!

I went home and put both pennies in a wine glass and put it on my windowsill in my kitchen. It provided such a wonderful visual representation of the $200 that I knew was coming to me plus when the money came I would use the wine glass to toast its arrival. Well when I was sorting through my mail today guess what? I received notification of a payment being sent to me in the amount of $250 and I found another penny.

7. Trust
When you start to feel better, when you feel relief – trust that feeling even if everything around you looks like it's falling apart. That feeling of relief is letting you know that things are turning around. The situation is getting better even if, for the moment, you can't yet see it. Start trusting those good feeling vibes.

Since the Universe matches our feelings, it doesn’t know the difference between actually living an experience and just imagining it so why not have some fun and imagine it the way you want it to be.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Living Out Loud

On my other blog, Believe It's Possible, I have a list of things I want to be, do and have.

What I want to be:
• an empowering writer
• authentic
• financially free

What I want to do:
• bring fresh new ways to approach our life experience
• empower people
• stimulate thought

What I want to have:
• a rich, full life experience

This past week I provided myself an opportunity to be, do and have everything on this list by making two important decisions.

1). Live authentically
2.) Pursue my writing

The teachings of Abraham-Hicks have profoundly influenced my life and something I heard recently on an Abraham CD prompted me to make these two decisions. Abraham said it was important to make a decision and then line up with your decision. I’ve heard this before on other workshop tapes but when I heard it this time I heard it on a whole new level.

I saw clearly how in the past I would make a decision and then allow the majority of my thoughts to contradict the decision. I would talk about living authentically but I was too afraid of being laughed at, criticized, and misrepresented, etc. to actually do it.

What prompted me to finally make the decisions? My desire to live a big life became greater than my fear of being criticized. By living a big life I mean living in the fullness of who I am and not shrinking so that others will approve of me but instead to live out loud, embracing my life, mistakes and all.

I realized that I wasn’t really living as long as I cared more about what people might think instead of actually sharing my gifts with the world. I have a unique perspective on the world because I’m living it and it’s something that no one else can share because it comes from me; just like you have a unique expression to bring forth that only you can do.

So, how are these decisions allowing me to be, do and have everything on my list?

I can be authentic by living the life I desire and embracing my own beliefs and unique way of seeing the world while allowing others to do the same.

I can be an empowering writer by living authentically and sharing my experiences with all of you.

I can be financially free by following my inner guidance to pursue my writing and other opportunities that are being presented to me.

I can bring fresh new ways to approach our life experience by living my own life authentically and by pursuing my writing.

I can empower people by living a big life and by sharing my insights and experiences.

I can stimulate thought by exploring my own questions and sharing my insights through my writing.

I can have a rich, full life experience by living authentically and by consciously creating my ideal life.

Some interesting developments have occurred since I made these decisions and decided to line up with them. A documentary film crew showed up at our Law of Attraction meeting and asked if they could film the group as part of a documentary they are doing on the Law of Attraction phenomenon. They taped portions of our group discussion, interviewed several of our group members along with all of the group organizers.

The interesting thing is if I was asked to participate even two weeks ago I would have said no but this occurred two days after deciding that I was going to live authentically. I decided to speak from my heart and not to think about how it would be received. I only thought about what I had to contribute to the conversation. We may not even make it into the documentary but it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I made a decision to speak honestly about my beliefs and I was authentic.

I will point out that this documentary will probably air on a religious network and it has been told to me that the documentary is aiming to debunk the Law of Attraction. Do I care? No. What they do with the documentary is up to them. I feel my role was to give my thoughts on the subject and that is exactly what I did and I did it on camera for the whole world to see. Not allowing that experience would have been out of alignment with my decision to be authentic.

More to come....

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Gentle Art of Blessing

My friend Robin sent me this video on the art of blessing. I found it to be so beautiful and inspiring. I hope it inspires you as much as it has me.