I’ve talked about love, actually if you put the word in to the search function on this blog I suspect that almost every post I’ve ever written would come up, must try that some time and see if it’s true! Love is definitely what makes the world go round, not the romantic kind but the larger sort of love, it’s what we are made of and connects all living things everywhere. So what about the other concern I mentioned in my last post, I am speaking of course of money, absolutely nothing in itself, but it has become a necessity in the current cultural paradigm.
Without money life is very challenging in this society, and I ought to know as there has been very little of it in my life up to now. My particular saboteur (admit it, you know what I’m talking about), has used this lack to try to stop me from growing and evolving. Not with malice I might add, it is the part of me that wants to keep me safe by changing as little as possible, I can remember mornings when that character wanted me to stay in bed because that way I would never be in any danger.
I found ways around this, I’ve done lots of amazing courses and had sessions where I either organised an energy exchange or paid them off over time. There are also things you can do for yourself that don’t cost anything, meditation and yoga, going for walks, catching up with beautiful friends. My life is a wonder and a delight even without the lubrication of lots of filthy lucre, but there are some areas of need that are challenging if not impossible to organise through exchange. For example I need three implants to replace a dodgy crown and bridge in the front of my mouth and believe me that ain’t cheap in this country!
It’s time to love myself enough to allow myself to receive abundance on all levels of my being, then I can fly to Bangkok and get the teeth sorted out for peanuts. It will also allow me to be a bit easier on myself and give my body the break it keeps asking me for every time I get sick. And there’s no reason this process can’t involve the doing of things that are fun, and full of that loving energy I was talking about at the beginning of this post.
This is my biggest current challenge and is really what I’m talking about when I say this is crunch time for me, everything else is well on the way to a life of bliss and ecstasy. I am spinning the wheel of fortune and creating the vortex from which all good things come, I AM ABUNDANT and overflowing with LOVE AND CASH!!
Love and money, these are concerns that clients bring to me over and over again when they come for a reading, we all want to know when we’re going to meet that special someone, or how to resolve issues in the partnership that’s going through difficult times. It comes down to support in the end, both with love and with money, the search for someone or something that will quell all the fears or doubts that stem from a lack of trust in self.
I think I can safely say that when it comes to the subject of love I’m doing very well indeed. Oh but I hear you say, you’re single aren’t you, how could you possibly say you’re successful in love if you’re not in a happy relationship. If that were the true benchmark then lets face it, the list of those who are really doing well would be woefully short, lots of single people out there and unhappy couplings. At least the pressure to stay in an unhappy relationship is not what it used to be, but there is little or no education that really addresses the most important aspects of being connected to ourselves and to others.
You may not be able to do much about the issue of education in the larger community, but there’s nothing to stop you setting out on your own journey of discovery. Workshops, classes, doing your own research, seeking out therapists who can help, there are as many avenues and options these days as there are people. Whatever your method you will find that your world becomes a richer and richer place as you open your heart, loving self leads to better communication with others and there is a snowball effect that means everybody wins.
Of course I am still very much a work in progress in this department and I don’t have all the answers by a long shot, but I am on the journey doing the best I can with what I’ve got. If you would like to read about my big shift into self-love check out my earlier post “Rebirth”, 30 January 2013. Now when it comes to money I have some work ahead of me but that will have to be for another post, in the meantime lets all BE LOVE and BE HAPPY!
Blissings to you all!
There’s a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a little while but I’ve been waiting for more time to research. Well you know that time may never come so here come some thoughts of mine on the topic of sacred economics, the notion of a gift society. There is a short film at the end of this post where Charles Eisenstein explains his theory, he has written a book called “Sacred Economics”. It’s essentially telling us why we need to change our ways and it hinges on a shift of perception, money only has value because we agree that it does, what happens if we choose to look at things another way.
In the current paradigm nature is seen as a resource that can be turned into ‘stuff’ in order to keep powering the growth of the economy, separation is a key idea that keeps us separate from the natural world, and ultimately takes away our power. If we are separate from each other than community begins to disintegrate without the need for interdependence, yet even those who are doing well in the economy are not really happy or satisfied.
Most of what keeps us alive is not something we have to earn, there is a need to align money with the gifts that people do bring, each and every one. Life itself is a huge gift and the natural response to that is to be grateful. In a Gift Society someone who has more than they need gives the extra to someone else and thereby gains status. It’s a very different way of looking at things and something that has to happen, because the way the world is being handled at the moment is quite unsustainable.
Time for humanity to grow up, we are just coming out of adolescence and boy have we been out of control as teenagers!
Here is a powerful film that explains in 12 short minutes what usually takes at least an entire documentary to summarize: our money system, economy and society are all built along crumbling fault lines leading to destruction, debt and alienation.
And there is another way.
Welcome Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics. Soak up some of his wisdom and fresh insights on the beauty and real possibilities of the Gift Economy. It’s time has now come.
You can’t ask for a more inspiring 12 minutes.
The old pattern of hanging on even when something isn’t working doesn’t just apply to relationships for me, I am currently letting go of a place where I have been doing readings and a bit of massage. It hasn’t ever really been that good financially, but the shop is such a beautiful sacred space, full of crystals and jewellery, and the people who run it are the most gorgeous women. It has been a pleasure and a joy to be there and I feel a sense of loss at having to let it go.
I can also feel the fear that rises in me, will I be able to find something else, how can I ever get enough money coming in, money rolls in for other people but never for me. It is in my heart that I can feel the fear the most, and as I have found before, when I consciously breathe into my heart it softens immediately. Of course I’m not supposed to give voice to any of that but I find it easier to let go of these negative thoughts when I actually acknowledge them in the first place.
I love the title of that book, “Feel the Fear and do it anyway” by Susan Jeffers, that makes sense for me, although I’ve never read the book so I might not be interpreting the words exactly as she does. No matter, in my own life it is my interpretation that matters more than anything else. So I am feeling the fear, letting go of it, and planning how to go about creating financial abundance for myself. I’m really good at other types of abundance, lovely friends, great places to live, constructive outlets for my creativity.
What I keep reminding myself in all of this, is that I am a work in progress, and everything I have done so far has brought me to a place where I feel great happiness and joy on a regular basis, every day in fact! So as I add financial freedom and security to this mix, what joy will be mine, there is no limit to happiness and joy, it is infinite just like pleasure.
Do I hear you say, “I want what she’s having!”, good choice, follow your bliss and enjoy life to the full!