How Money Flows

I had a conversation today with my friend and accountability partner and he shared an inspirational story about attracting money.

“I need to have a full roster of clients.” My friend said to me.
“Why?” I asked, “How can that help you?”
“I have a lot of financial obligations.” He said.
“Why don’t you just ask the Universe for what you want?” I said.
“That’s a good idea, let’s try that! Universe! I would like $50,000 by August 1st.” He said.
“That might not be specific enough, what do you need this money for?” I asked.
“We have some vet bills…debts we need to pay.” He said.
“You know, the Universe doesn’t care how the money comes to you. Sometimes, it means your ability to access loans.” I said.

Two Weeks Later

“You know, I have a confession to make.” My friend said.
“What happened?” I asked.
“My wife’s stepdad called and said, ‘Hey thanks for paying me back!’ He offered to loan us $5000 a while ago to help us out and $5000 recently appeared on his bank account. But the thing is, we didn’t send him any money.” My accountability partner said with a chuckle.
“You mean the exact sum of money that you your wife’s stepdad just showed up in the bank account out of nowhere.” I said.
“Yeah, pretty much! That’s not even it. My sister offered to pay for our family vacation we go together every year. That’s another $3000 I don’t have to pay.” He added.

“Wow! So what do you want to do this week for your business?” I asked.
“I need to get hired so that I can make some much needed money!”
“Don’t you see that the Universe often has other plans as to where the money comes from?”
“Oh yeah!”

When I was setting my own goals for this coming week, I also made a similar mistake, I wrote, “Show me a way I can help people while making good money!”
Surely, this would be the dream of every person. Do something they like to help others and make good money from it. But as soon as I wrote down my goal, I heard an amusing voice in my head:

Inner Wisdom (IW): Those are two different things you know.
May: What do you mean by that?
IW: How you help people and how money flows to you can be two different things. You may find an amazing way to help people, but that may not be the way you make a lot of money. However, that is not to say that you would not be presented with a lot of money. The truth is money doesn’t come from where YOU want it to come from. Don’t tell the Universe where you want the money to come from. They really do know better. Pay attention to how you can serve others, and let the Universe work its magic to bring abundance to you.

 

Dissolving Your Inner Critic

Business People Meditating In The WoodsI am in the process of designing a series of what I call Functional Meditations. These meditations are designed to help you access your own inner wisdom in a variety of situations. The first one I am in the process of creating is a meditation to help people deal with their inner critic. I came up with this idea while attending a personal development course. During a group share exercise, I was blown away by how many people would beat themselves up by criticizing themselves over little things. For example, there were some technical challenges with a virtual meeting and the organizer and group leader was bashing himself for being so disorganized.

I am also not immune to my own inner critic. I lose motivation and momentum just like many other people do. When fear and ego take over me, I find it hard to see the bright side of life that is full of possibilities. I need my own functional meditations as much as anyone else. The way we can easily access our inner wisdom is through inspired questions. Sometimes, I am clear headed enough to ask my own inspired actions, sometimes, I am too far into inner critic land to ask inspired questions. So, I decided to see if I could create a functional meditation that would overcome my own limitations.

Let’s talk about my own inner critict. One of the biggest fears and doubts I have is that no one would care about what I write and speak about. I fear that all my friends would think I am crazy and ignore me. What’s the point of writing a blog or doing a video if no one wants to read it or watch it? So I began to listen to the first recording of my Dissolve Your Inner Critic meditation. I started out by narrowing down my inner critic’s voice to one sentence or concept such as, “No one will care about what I say”. Then I began to listen to a short 7 minute functional meditation I created.

At the end of the meditation, I saw in my mind’s eye that even if people seem oblivious to what I have to say, they are still getting the energetic and spiritual benefits. I saw beams of soft flowing light caressing people and surrounding them with love, joy, and peace. I realized that this had nothing to do with whether people would listen to me because this work has far reaching benefits for people in general, whether they recognize it or not. There is no need to seek acceptance and reciprocation from certain people, but rather, leave it to the Universe to balance the flow of energy.

Now my inner champion has spoken! It showed me that I am making a difference and that I don’t have to be attached to how people respond to me. Instead, I can focus on the healing work I am meant to do.

A Possible Cause of Childhood Obesity

Have you ever heard of this issue called Obesity? This is an issue that is plaguing the medical system today and I have always been puzzled at why there are suddenly so many cases of childhood obesity. Perhaps we can blame it on the food, or the lack of exercise, or even the iPads. What I am most interested in is the underlying subconscious processes that runs in the background. In a Intuitive Coaching session, a client found out the reasons why she developed childhood obesity.

A Major Block to Creating Wealth

Do you know someone with issues attracting abundance into their lives? Maybe you know some of these people intimately?  If there was one thing that could possibly stop you from having more money in your life, would you like to know what that may be?

In my work as an Intuitive Mentor, I show my clients how they can find the best way to deal with any situation and find the best to any questions they may have. This process is not only rewarding for both my clients and I, it is also extremely insightful. During a recent mentoring session, I helped a client connect with her Higher Self and both my client and I were blown away with what her higher self had to say. In this inspirational video below, I will talk about one of the major blocks to wealth creation.  If you are interested in having more wealth in your life, you might want to watch this short 4 minute inspirational video.

If you are interested in trying intuitive mentoring, I am offering a special with two 45 minute free sessions with no obligations. Many people have gotten value after just two sessions together.  Please contact me if you are interested.

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Where is my money?

With all the hype about the law of attraction and The Secret, some people are left wondering, “if the law of attraction works, where is my money?”  In my previous posts, I have mentioned that limiting beliefs buried deep in our subconscious minds are often the culprits of what prevent us from manifesting whatever we want.  I asked my readers to ask yourselves the following questions:

  1. What comes to mind when you hear the word money?
  2. What does your father think of money? How much money does he have?
  3. What does your mother think about money? How much money does she have?

I would like to take this opportunity to share a reader’s response and analyze why money has not been manifested so far:

Question: What comes to mind when you hear the word money?

  • U.S. currency, many $100 bills
  • My lack of money
  • What I should have
  • What money I have borrowed, and have not been able to repay.
  • My desires in their physical form
  • The way my life should be
  • Reminds me to manifest my desires
  • Reminds me that I should meditate
  • Good/evil potential of money
  • Other’s situations with money
  • The abundance of money
  • The amount of people that live prosperous lifestyles

First of all, I wanted to share that I am deeply touched by this reader’s honesty and the willingness to play along with me and my questions.  What this reader wrote is not unlike what many people would write.  I remember when I thought I had no money and I kept worrying about not having money, this is the natural human condition, it is what our ego does to us to make us feel insecure about the lack of money that we have.

Here is what I realize is one of the most fundamental step to manifesting greatness:

Accept whatever you have right now~

Notice that this perspective is a bit different from thinking about what is missing in our lives.  The universe gives us whatever we think and feel:

Thoughts + Feelings = Manifestation

So if whenever I think of money, I just keep thinking about how my life *should* be, then I am in fact, thinking about all the things that are lacking in my life.  If we apply this to the equation for manifestation, then it will look very much like this:

I don’t have enough money + disappointment = No Money

If you have watched the movie The Secret, or have read about the law of attraction, you probably have heard of people talking about gratitude.  I think sometimes when things are not going so well, it is hard to think about gratitude.  Perhaps before we go to gratitude, we can think about the following question:

So what *DO* I have?

Let me give you an example of how this works:

Question: What do I have?

I have….

  • A full head of hair, lots of gray ones but I can dye them if I wish 🙂
  • A pair of glasses allowing me to see clearly
  • A straight nose
  • Kissable lips
  • All my teeth in tact so far…

See how easy it is to think about what you already have?  Now let’s get to business:

I have…

  • 3 meals a day plus a snack or two
  • great coffee
  • a roof over my head
  • a jacket to wear when it is cold outside
  • stove to cook my food on
  • a fridge to keep left overs
  • a computer to use to write this post
  • high speed internet…

Wow, life is getting luxurious…

  • a warm body to cuddle with when it is cold (thanks to my husband)
  • two beautiful healthy kids laughing all the time (they cry too but that comes with the package)
  • a nanny to cook my meals and giving me time to write
  • my own en suite bathroom in my master bedroom
  • a Honda Accord to drive around in
  • recently manifested an iPad, someone just decided to give one to my husband and I consider it an iPad for me 😀

Life just keeps getting better!

I am sure if I wanted to, I can list a lot of things I don’t have.  Last week I was one iPad short, but I put it on my list of things to manifest for the week and it showed up.  I didn’t sit there feeling bad that I was one iPad short or that I should have had an iPad already.  I just thought to myself, wouldn’t it be nice to have an iPad to read my ebooks with?  Then I recall imagining myself holding one.  I spent an hour looking on the internet at pictures of an iPad.  I ordered an Apple Fanboy a birthday cake that looked like an iPad:

iPad Cake

As you can see, I called it the iKake 🙂  The iKake I designed was made with real fruit and the piece at the top of the cake was a piece of chocolate to resemble the back of an actual iPad.  This iKake cost me $55 to custom order it.  Coincidentally, 2 weeks after I ordered the iKake, the person whom I gave the iKake to gave us an iPad that costs approximately $550.  Very interesting…

In this case, I didn’t manifest any money but I thought I manifested as approximately $500 of value 🙂 Maybe I should have titled this post: “How I manifested an iPad.”

I think the most important thing to take away from this edition of Manifestation Stories is this:

Think of what you already have instead of what you should have.

Once you have accepted life as the way it is (after all, we manifest everything in our lives), then you can start envisioning yourself having some other things.

So the exercise for today is:

Start a word document or take a piece of paper (or your iPad :P), write down what you already have and feel good about it!

As for the things you think you *should* have, pick something you want to practice with and envisioning yourself already having it before you go to sleep and immediately after you wake up in the morning.  So for example, if you really want an iPad, find a picture of it online / in a magazine, hold it in your hand as if you already have one, close your eyes and envision what you would be doing with it like you already have one. When you do this, make sure you are in a good space (like in a good mood), don’t try this if you are in a foul mood, or you might not like the results 😛 Don’t try to think of too many things at once first, start with something simple.  For example, one week I wrote down that I want to manifest a free hot drink.  When my husband went to Starbucks to get me a drink, the person at the counter said to him, “would you like to fill in a free online survey to get a free drink the next time you visit Starbucks?” To which my husband said, “Why wait until next time?” So he whipped out his smart phone and completed the survey right there and got us a free hot chocolate! Yuummy!

So if you are new to this, start with something small you want to manifest and let the game begin!

How can you manifest money?

I received an email from a reader a week ago with the following question:

Dear May,

I’ve been following your blog for about three months. It is very inspirational to see your manifested intentions. I’d also like to add that it is very refreshing to see someone with manifestation experience genuinely try to help people without experience. Not to mention not trying to charge people for your help.

The intention of my email is to enlist in your help. I have spent countless hours on the internet looking for help, but you seem to be the only person that I feel comfortable in contacting. Anyways, I have been manifesting my desire for an upwards of 5 months. My desire is to make $100,000, a year. I am only 19 years old, so I am unsure if this manifestation is realistic. When I think about my desire, it does seem reasonable. There are teenage movie stars who make millions of dollars. Anyways, I was just wondering how long a desire like this would take to manifest? Also, are there any specific steps I can take to speed the process? I haven’t seen any results thus far. Christmas is rapidly approaching and I do not have a dollar to my name. I would love to manifest some money to give money where it needs to go… to my family. I do not have a job and I am currently leaching money off of my parents. I really hate the idea of that, the economy is bad enough in Rhode Island. I would love to give my parents what they deserve and also what I deserve. So, if you could, please help me out.

Thanks in advance for your help…

First I wanted to share with my readers how I felt when I received this letter…

I was excited, then I was scared.

I was excited because someone asked me for help.  I am always so excited to help other people especially when it comes to helping them manifest their desires but I am scared because I thought, “What if I couldn’t help him? Would that make me a failure?”

I began to feel the responsibility of being asked questions and I am afraid that I am some how responsible for the events that will transpire.  It took me a long time to write the reader back because I needed to thing back to the process I went through to finally manifest some decent chunk of money.  After some deliberation this was what I wrote:

Hi There,

Thank you for writing. I think I need to know a little bit more about your situation before giving any advice. Manifesting money is easy and yet it is not. It requires personal and spiritual development and a lot of self awareness. If you are willing, we can work together and see if there is something you can do. The universe often doesn’t hear your verbal requests, it senses how you feel about things. From what I can tell from your email you are feeling a bit hopeless and the universe picks up on that. It is hard not to feel a bit disappointed in this economy.

Here are a few questions I would like to ask you:

  1. What do you know about the Law of Attraction? What books / movies have you seen about it?
  2. Why do you want the money?
  3. If you manifested $100,000, how would you use it?
  4. Why do your parents need the money?
  5. What is the biggest amount of money you have ever seen in one lump sum?

I can ask even more questions but I think I will stop there for now. I really wanted to manifest $300,000 once but it didn’t materialize within the time frame I had set for it. I realized that it is probably because I didn’t have a really good reason for the money. Can you imagine, there are tons of things I could do for $300,000, like pay off debt and stuff like that, but paying of debt is one of the worse reasons to want more money. I think it must be because the money is filling in somewhere where there is a lack…Anyways, I started really manifesting money when I felt the desire to get pregnant soon after my first son was born. I felt my next child knocking on the door and my husband and I lived in a one bedroom apartment where we had to share a bedroom with our new baby. I said to my next child by just saying out loud to myself, “No No, you can’t come yet, there is no room for you. If you really want to come, you have to help me manifest a bigger place!”. Within a few months I got a check for $500,000, bought a house with 4 bedrooms and was pregnant (much to my surprise at the time because my first child is still very young) as soon as moved in.”

*I have asked the reader for permission to share his / her questions on my blog while protecting his / her identity.

Why did I ask those questions and why was I my purpose for sharing my own story?

I really feel that sharing myself is important with those who interacts with me.  I am not above everyone else, I am just like everyone else.  I started from scratch and I wanted to share what I have gone through so that others may find inspiration in my stories.  I think there are some important things to take away from wanting to manifest money:

  1. The Universe helps us manifest experiences more than it helps us manifest money.
  2. If the experiences requires money, the money will come.

More important than talking about how to manifest money is the process of uncovering limiting beliefs.  I think this is the most critical element of manifesting anything we want.  This is why sometime reading books and receiving advice is not good enough.  The limiting beliefs are what stops us from manifesting the money and since limiting beliefs are not always visible to our own awareness, the process of uncovering them and eliminating them will require some effort on the part of the individual who wants to manifest money and the person helping to eliminate limiting beliefs.

I have had my own share of limiting beliefs in all areas of my life.  Pertaining to money, I have once written about how I felt that if I have money, my mother will take it all away.  Or that I won’t be deserving to keep the money I have because life can’t possibly be this good.

Here is the process I have found helpful in beginning to eliminate limiting beliefs:

Block 1 hour aside at a quite place and sit down with a piece of paper.  On top of the piece of paper, write the title, “When I hear the word ‘Money’ what are some of the things that come to mind?”  One the other side of the paper (I am assuming that a piece of paper has two sides),  write the title, “What my father thinks about money?” and “What does my mother thinks about money?” Write down as much as you can and trace all the way back to your childhood and any events and stories that have made you realize what you thought about money and what your parents thought of money.   I found it easier to do this with paper than it is with typing on the computer but others may find it easier to type on their computer.

After you have done this exercise, you can read it over to see if you find any revelations about you and the way you think about money, or your parents and how they think of money and how these thoughts of money relates with one another.  You can also consider doing this exercise and sending a scan of it to me at may@manifestationstories.com and I would be happy to look over it and point out possible limiting beliefs I can see.

I have had a lot of success in helping friends uncovering limiting beliefs by doing this exercise with them.  If you send me your Uncovering Limiting Beliefs worksheet, I would be happy to look over it and see how you can begin manifesting the life of your dreams 🙂