I was talking with a friend recently and had a huge AHA with regards to money! I could see in her Universe a totally fabricated world; she had invented a Fantasyland where she can completely escape living when it comes to money. As I listened to my friend tell me about the future she is sure is coming to fruition I was near speechless because something didn't quite match up. I mean, there's no doubt she's creating a future, but the energy of her conclusion of what was going to show up didn't match at all what is actualizing. She was doing hope and affirmation. Not awareness and being. She was doing, if I say this, think this, push out "negativity," and hope enough, what I want will actualize the way I decided it should. Nothing controlling about that - haha!
Sound familiar? How many of you are doing hope and fantasy and a bastardized version of control instead of presence and true power?
Now, there's nothing wrong with hope and affirmation and control. In fact, this is what the self-help, spiritual, metaphysical, educational, and therapeutic communities tell us to do. Believe it to see it kind of stuff. But does that actually work? I guess looking back at my life, it sort of works. It's just that I'm ready to get off the fence, get out of 'sort of' living and totally be here. Maybe you're ready too?
I'm grateful for this friend because it's often easier to see things in other people than it is to see what I'm doing and a little investigation has revealed my own escape haven. Um. Uh. And not just any haven either… When I escape, I do it right! This lifetime I chose a dad who played brass in the old town band at DISNEYLAND of all places. Guess where I spent a lot of time as a kid? And guess where my parents got married... KNOTT'S BERRY FARM (another theme park in SoCal) of all places. I mean, who gets married amidst the tea cups and log ride and the Montezuma's Revenge roller coaster? Well. My parents. That's who.
I'll admit, this is kind of cool. OK. It's really damn cool actually. Especially for a kid. I definitely know how to have fun and so does my family. But there's a piece here that doesn't match up anymore. In my family there was a real reluctance to having a handle on what was actually going on with money. One year we'd have a yacht and I'd be taking sailing lessons and driving around with my dad in his convertible Porsche. The next, I'd be walking a mile and back to the grocery store because we were broke and without a car. Yeah. Not as fun as Montezuma's Revenge!
And here's the part I'm actually dealing with… I've mimicked this roller coaster, binge/purge way of living, using my family as the excuse to create a life that ranges from pathetic to beyond belief amazing. Are you still mimicking your family's story around money? Are you still using your family as the excuse to never learn about money? Are you still using anything as an excuse to never go beyond the fantasy and into presence with money?
Thank goodness I've got some NEW TOOLS I'm using to change this. What are they? Keep reading and see. And consider joining me in a telecall series devoted to stepping out of the fantasies you use to never free your own financial world. Pop into the free intro call THIS TUESDAY AT 7pm mst to meet me and get a sense of the energy of the class (if you haven't already - haha). Just click the image below to register. The 12 week journey starts the following Tuesday and is less than $25 a week.
I wonder what the world would be like if you stepped out of fantasy, story, and excuses? What if you started getting honest and began to access everything YOU KNOW about money?
Lit and Comp teacher gone rogue, disguised now as a Living and Relationship Coach, Body Worker, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, I still sneak off to write because, well, it makes me come alive and it's one of the joyful ways I create the future.