Last time, I suggested you to ask yourself three questions about money: Have you envisioned a use for it? Are you willing to ask for it? Are you open to receive it? For most people it seems, developing and maintaining a receptive mindset is the biggest challenge.
What prevents us from being willing to receive money are the mostly false beliefs and erroneous meanings we give to money—our money blueprint. That means most of us have to start out by tackling our beliefs and meanings we attach to money. Beliefs like, “You have to work hard for money,” “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” “Money doesn’t come easily,” and “I have to struggle for money” are so deeply ingrained in most of us that ideas like “There’s no shortage of money,” “Money is neutral,” and “Money flows easily towards those who are willing to accept it,” seem ludicrous to our way of thinking. But if we are to have a breakthrough with money, we must examine all these beliefs and see which ones work best. In the end, it’s always what works.
We need to look also at how we have made money mean something more than it is. For example, most people think that having money automatically means “I am successful,” “Money is a form of approval,” “Money gives me control,” “Money makes me important,” “With money I can be irresponsible,” and “Debt and money are the same.” These meanings we attach to money are what make it so emotional; they are the reason money is such an emotional issue.
Money is also a great teacher for sooner or later we will learn how illusionary these meanings are. Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland are in the midst of a great learning experience at this time. The U.S. is to follow. The lesson is that while money itself has no value, it does have to be attached to things that are valuable and useful, like houses, manufactured goods, land and so on. Not things like credit default swaps or any other of those financial swindles and Ponzi schemes dreamt up by the Wall Street boys, that have nothing backing them up in terms of real value.
Anyway, back to you. You developed your money blueprint in your first five to seven years of life. That’s why the beliefs are so deeply embedded in your subconscious mind. That’s why you default to them so quickly. They’re so tenacious they continue to dominate your financial life no matter how much money you might attract at some point in your life. If you happened to get more than your blueprint says is normal, you will get rid of it fast. Every time someone wins a particularly large lottery pot, the news blooms with stories about people who won that amount of money in the past, how quickly they got rid of it and how it ruined their lives. I just Googled “lottery winner news;” in the past three hours, stories have been released about one winner in Canada who crashed an expensive car, and two others in Massachusetts who continued to collect welfare even after winning hundreds of thousands of dollars.
These people were not able to comprehend the meaning of that much money. Somehow they attracted it, but their beliefs are reliably returning them to the financial life laid out in their blueprint.
Do you want to change your blueprint? Well, that might not be the best place to start. Typically you need to touch into Radical Self-Forgiveness first, because if you’re not open to receive, it’s probably because you believe you’re not worthy, that you don’t deserve it. Work on your self-acceptance so you can be open to receiving the money.
Then, if your beliefs like “Money doesn’t grow on trees” are particularly intractable, you could do some forgiveness work around the people who taught them to you.
This clears the path to digging into your own self-consciousness around money and doing something about it. But choosing the right method is crucial. Otherwise it may cost you a lot of money and you’ll end up in worse financial straits than before.
Most methods of “money manifestation” focus on de-programming your money blueprint, then reprogramming the sub-conscious to accept more money. People spend thousands and thousands of dollars going to workshops to do that, and come away more broke than when they started. They have spent all that money but still don’t attract it. That’s because the subconscious mind is just so intractable and difficult to change.
With Radical Manifestation, we leave the subconscious alone. We bypass it and go straight to our Spiritual Intelligence. By using this part of your psyche, you
• Let go of your illusions about money.
• Strengthen your understanding that money is energy; that it’s neutral and will flow wherever it wants to flow.
• Believe that the money is out there, waiting to come towards you.
• Feel like a magnet for it.
• Surrender and hand the result over to spirit.
To work through the process, you simply fill in a Radical Manifestation Worksheet and a Money Consciousness Worksheet. You will wonder how on earth that could work, it seems such a mundane thing to do. But, in fact, it amounts to a form of prayer. I call it ‘secular’ prayer, because it is not a religious thing. It’s simply a request for help to your Higher Power, whatever that is for you. It works.
To support you through the process of doing the worksheet and more, I’ve created a course that includes the Radical Manifestation worksheet and other helpful tools. To sign up for the, visit www.Radical-Living.com.
For more support on the topic of Forgiveness and Money, join me in Reverend Jennifer Hadley’s Living A Course in Miracles 3 tele-class on June 28.
Click to register now: www.LivingACourseInMiracles.com.