MANIFESTING MONEY Lesson 9: Practical tips

Money does grow on trees!
All too often we spend our time thinking about money. That creates problems. Your relationship with money goes beyond thought patterns and beliefs, it’s a cellular affair too. Including simple daily activities is incredibly helpful to shifting stuck and unhelpful cellular memories and feelings about money for the better.
EXERCISE 1
For those of you participating in the on-line manifesting course, do an audit on what new practices you have learned during the course – and how you are, or are not, implementing them. An essential part of the course is to assess how you are doing relative to your goals. This will help pinpoint areas that still need more energy from you, but equally importantly give you a chance to appreciate your progress.  Such appreciation is the fuel of motivation and enthusiasm.

So, for instance, list all the tools you have learned from my lessons and how you are applying them (or not), what personal insights you’ve had about your relationship to money and what you’ve done with that information (or not), how well you are interacting and sharing with others on the course, using the blog as the communication platform (or not), rate your degree of commitment to the goal from 1 to 10 – and so on.  So please go through this exercise and post up your findings here.

EXERCISE 2

        Start an abundance box or jar. This is a wonderful amazing way to put abundance consciousness into your being. It’s inspired by the Ananda Assisi, a centre near Assisi for the teaching of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Find a bottle, a plastic container or a lovely decorated bag or box. Every day put in an amount of money that you consider negligible, 5 cents for example. This ensures you do the exercise without fear. As you put the money in the box, close your eyes and say ‘Teach me to feel that Thou are the power behind all wealth and the value within all things. Finding thee first I will find all things in Thee. Help me to manifest material and spiritual abundance through the realisation of the Oneness of all things and the universal source of supply.

Also create a separate compartment in the abundance box. I call this my giving compartment into which I sometimes add a small amount to that saying ‘Teach me to give appropriately.’ I have an urge to give away money and this is helping me give from a sacred space not a conditioned  one.

3.   EXERCISE 3
        Symbolically uplift your handling of money. This provides a critical change point in your subliminal relationship with money.People with money issues have an entangled and ambivalent relationship with money.
  1. Tidy up your purse. Scrappy credit card slips stuffed randomly into your purse show disrespect, repelling money.
  2. Whenever you give or receive money, take a moment to mindfully put it in your wallet, blessing it irrespective of how much it is.
  3. When I receive cash I put it in the centre of a nice brass tray, and then lay a rose quartz crystal on top of it. Everytime I see that crisp R100 note adorned with a beautiful crystal something in me leaps in an uplifting and positive way. I rather fancy that this is healing many years of secretly believing that money is the root of all evil.
4.    EXERCISE 4
         Start doing an active blessing on your food. Since manifesting money is a heart affair, and your heart is more than likely closed to money, this practise will teach you to open your heart at will. Hold your hands over your food, close your eyes, get the picture of the plant or animal from where the food came and then bless it with all your being. Then bless the over lighting intelligence that guides that plant or animal form, giving deep thanks that this intelligence exists on the earth. Then think of the whole system of mother nature and fully appreciate the wisdom that created the earth. If I’m eating fish for example, I think about the oceans and the sun, and give thanks for them too. By this time my heart is wide open. I then gives thanks to all the people involved. If I have the luxury of eating organic, I thank that farmer for choosing to work with mother nature.  I then thank everyone involved in getting the food from the farm onto the supermarket shelves, trucks, trains, shelf packers – the lot! This process, repeated over and over unexpectedly taught me to open my heart at will, and that’s a useful skill when it comes to money!
        Later in the course you will use it to attract money, but for now, don’t entangle money stuff with heart stuff. Just learn to open your heart to magnificence of food, nourishment and eating.

You now have 4 very practical ways to build a fabulous relationship with money. Including these practises in your life helps you feel divinely favoured and in tune with all of life. When that happens, all of life will suddenly expand to include the money that comes from trees, the silver and gold that come from deep earth. And then you’ll be on your way to mega money. Yay!

MANIFESTING MONEY Lesson 7: Working too Hard can Block Success

Working to manifest your goals the Soul way asks you to drop some old behaviour patterns, ie. The less money you have, the harder you work. Look around you and you will know hard work is not a guarantee of more money, yet most of us go into jive bunny mode when the bucks are not flowing into the bank as we would want.

To manifest money effectively you’ll have to become friends with idea that right action comes from the flow of life. It’s core concept of my book Ride the River (it is useful to get a copy).
Here’s an excerpt that introduces this concept:
Without conscious awareness, pushing the river is the default model in today’s world. Everyone is pushing simply because society has conditioned us this way. From the time we were young we were told ‘work hard, play hard’ – the harder you work, the better the results – and you MUST get results! We are commanded to get results at school, and in sport, even our spiritual lives are results-driven. In our current model results define you; they make a statement of who you are. Without good results is your life worthwhile?
There’s a very subtle yet powerful difference between pushing the river and riding it, so subtle that perhaps a real life example of the two would best explain the difference. A friend of mine is dating a lady who is an interior decorator. One day she overheard her boss stressing about a particularly big deal which he had won to redecorate a chain of guest houses. Having struck the deal he found that the fabric selected for the furniture was out of stock and completely unavailable anywhere. This obviously delayed promised delivery times, putting the order in jeopardy. The last thing the boss wanted was the client to cancel the order.
As a result, and in conforming to the ‘push the river’ model, she heard her boss lying to the customer on the one side whilst abusing the supplier on the other. As is usual in the push the river model, the pusher was pushed to his limit and was having an awful time. All his negative energy was spilling over into the rest of the office.
Whilst other employees shrugged the situation off, the lady in question became interested in what was happening and, using her own time, popped into the client’s guest house to have a look. When she arrived and viewed the current décor it was immediately apparent to her decorating mind that the out of stock fabric was in fact not the best match for the rooms in question.
Upon returning to the office, still without telling her boss what she was doing, she  identified some fabric that she felt would be a far more attractive option.  On enquiry she discovered that there was no problem with availability of her suggested fabric – in fact they even had several bales in their own stock.
She called the client, explaining that she had visited his premises, and that she had identified some really super fabric which she would like to show him. When the client arrived and looked at the fabric sample, he immediately agreed with her assessment and readily signed a re-order for the different fabric.  Problem gone!
This story clearly demonstrates the difference between the push the river and ride the river model. The enraged and stressed boss, was enraged and stressed because he was having to push the deal through. He had a sense that all his efforts in securing the first deal were being undermined. He had a sense that life was stealing away what was rightfully his. He had a sense that life has an irritating way of going wrong. His model of the world made the whole affair angry and unresolved.
The vitally interested and involved decorator was motivated by a passion of beautiful houses. She had a sense of the lovely and wished to express it. She followed her heart’s leading at every turn, not for outcomes, but just because it was her make up,  and she was being true to it. Her model of the world swept problems effortlessly away. Ironically all the wasted energy of the boss yielded no results, whereas the sweet and easy energy of the love of décor produced superb results.’
So what does this look like in daily life:  when I’m catching a wave and I want to work work work, I do. I get up at 4am, because a woken with words or the desire to do stuff. I work on with high energy until 8 or 9pm. I’m saying yes to the surge of work energy, YES to the impulse to work.
But there are times when I feel tired, and the energy for work is gone, leaving behind a thin voice in my mind that say ‘but you’ve got to work’. I’ve learned however not to listen to this old and un-useful inner dialogue. I’ve learned to say YES to my NO. And so I take downtime, right in ‘worktime’. Like a surfer simply doing nothing but waiting and resting on his board for the next wave, I rest. I go to movies, I sleep late, I read. I don’t go into push-push mode. I wait until the surge, the impulse to work comes up from my feet again.
Here’s how to make this concept your own:
  • Write up another sign/affirmation that says ‘NO MORE PUSH-PUSH. RIGHT ACTION COMES FROM THE FLOW OF LIFE. ‘
  • Then keep observing how often you force yourself to push on when you should be waiting for the wave. Notice how difficult it is not to force yourself.
  • Have downtime when your system signals so. Some of you might be burnt out and will need more. Others will simply need to finetune what you’re already doing. Irrespective of where you’re at the sea of Life Force is under you, holding you up, and will bring you what you need. if you will just trust.
 John Kehoe , author of t Mind Power’ says ‘Rest is not a reward for work well done. Rest is part of work.’ Give it a try!  
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