Another funny bedtime conversation with the kids…
Cedric: Mommy and Daddy are going to have to move out of the house one day.
Dante: No! Why? (Dante loves this house)
Cedric: Because we are going to grow up and leave the house and they might have to move somewhere else!
Dante: I tell you what Mommy, I’ll buy you and Daddy a house to live in.
May: GREAT! (I like where this conversation is going.)
Dante: Or better yet (sneaky look on his face), I’ll just send the bill to CEDRIC! Muahhahaha…
Cedric: That’s ok. I want to be RICH one day. Wait, correction, I am GOING to be RICH when I grow up.
May: Wow, Cedric, this is awesome, you seem 100% sure that you are going to be rich!
Cedric: And I am going to have infinite dollars!
Dante: What JOB are you going to do to get you all that money?
Cedric: I don’t need a job, I will just find thousands of dollars on the floor.
May: I love how confident you are Cedric.
I guess that was a reminder that I was talking to a seven year old boy who is just getting familiarized with all his numbers. Recently he was just walking around and he picked up $200 from the floor near some vending machines. While I turned the cash into police in case someone else was looking for it, I was quite amazed how he was able to find the money where others might have overlooked the cash. Now he is a firm believer that money simply shows up easily for him. It seemed like he was well on his way to mastering the art of manifesting abundance in his life. I definitely didn’t tell him he has to go to school, get good grades so that he can get a good job. At the age of seven, he has got it all figured out.
While some parents reading this might feel like I may be misleading my kids into believing that money actually grows on trees, I sincerely believe that too many people are taught early on that having money requires hard work. If what we believe shall manifest into our physical reality, then I would rather that my sons believe with certainty that they are and will be abundant and that abundance can come to them easily and effortlessly.
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?”
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.
Does it feel like you can never get enough money? No matter how hard you try, making money and keeping money seem to be a challenge. Or worse yet, you have been experiencing external circumstances that seem to put you in a state of financial struggle such as a lagging job market or a meltdown in the financial market.
In my work in connecting people with their own inner wisdom, I began to see that some of these patterns in life and limiting beliefs actually originate from situations beyond our current framework of understanding of how convoluted this Universe may be. To illustrate how we subconsciously create our realities, I would like to share a story of a client who contacted me for intuitive coaching.
“I contacted you because I had recently filed for bankruptcy.” Matthew (not his real name) said. “This was the second time I filed for bankruptcy.”
“How did you get yourself into this predicament in the first place?” I asked.
“In both cases, I overspent and ended up with too much debt.” Matthew said.
During our one hour intuitive coaching session together, Matthew journeyed into his past to find the reasons why he had created this situation. He remembered that not long before our session, he really wanted to go out to eat some fast food but he had just filed for bankruptcy and felt like he could not afford to eat out. Instead, he stayed at home, feeling sad, angry, and frustrated.
Then he went back into his memories to a time when he was 11 years old. He really wanted a video game and when he asked his father to buy him the video game, his father said, “I don’t have enough money to buy you a video game.”
This left him feeling angry and frustrated. Even though his father ended up getting the new video game two weeks later when his salary was paid, Matthew felt angry and frustrated that he could not have the video game when he first asked for it.
Then Matthew went further back to when he was 5 years of age, when he had the impressions that he really wanted a dog. But when he asked his parents for a dog, his parents told him that, “We don’t have enough money to get a dog.” This left the little 5 year old Matthew feeling sad, angry, and frustrated that he could not have a dog.
So far, the reasons behind why he could not have what he wanted was because it seemed like there was not enough money.
I asked Matthew to go back to the first time something significant happened when he felt like he did not have enough money. He saw a scene in which he was a farmer standing in a field. He realized that the crop yield that year was very poor. This was when he actually experienced a past life. That winter, he and his wife went hungry making sure that their children had enough to eat. He felt like there was never enough food to eat.
At the end of the session, I guided him to a state of mind where he could connect with his own inner wisdom and asked what would be the best way for him to deal with this situation. What he got from his inner wisdom was interesting:
“Take a little bit of money from his paycheck and deposit it to the bank and don’t touch it. As long as he has even a little bit of money in the bank, he would not feel like there is a lack of resources. This will prevent him from overspending to feel the false illusion that he has everything he wants and more.”
I think the ultimate goal for us is to become increasingly more conscious. To find the opportunity and tools to uncover the blocks that cause us to create undesirable situations. There are many layers of blocks that exist in our energy system and I look at it as a step by step process to identifying these blocks and removing them. Certainly for myself, I have only become happier, more effective, and more abundant as I began to diligently uncover, identify, and remove these blocks so that the energy of abundance can flow through me easily and effortlessly.
I followed up with this client two months later and he has since saved more than $600 dollars in his savings account from being completely bankrupt 2 months earlier. He was happily managing his finances and looking forward to transforming his life.
This is Amazing!
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.
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This morning I woke up really early and craving a gluten free muffin from a local coffee shop. After I have consumed my muffin, a conversation between the coffee shop owner and a customer caught my attention. The customer was apparently a business owner complaining about her employee. She said something along the lines of how the employee told her one day that as the owner of the business, she should work harder than the employees. After all, from the employee’s perspective, the employee is being paid a minimum wage and the business owner rakes in all the cash. This really angered the business owner because business owners don’t always make a lot of money, especially if the business has just been started. In fact, the business owner takes all the risks without a regular paycheck.
The coffee shop owner chimed in, complaining about an employee who texted on the phone all the time while she is at work. The coffee shop owner was telling his customer (the business owner) that she should have fired the employee who was “out of line”.
As I watched this discussion unfold in front of my eyes, I was reminded of the mistakes I have made in the past when I was a business owner with several employees. I too, complained about them once in awhile. Now, when I am out of the trenches and the gruesome days of just trying to keep myself afloat from all the tedious work and financial pressures of being a business owner, I can see that I too, might have sounded just like them.
Then I began to wonder, if the business owners only speak of the good things about their employees, will that change the energy between the boss and the employee? If the business owners only focused on the good things will the bad things go away? I know that focusing on the unwanted behaviors did not improve an employees performance.
At the end of the day, it is about point of view, how you see things is how things will be. If you think someone is a bad boss, someone is a bad boss. If you see that someone is a bad employee, that’s how it will be. Even if the employee is not a lazy person in life, he/she will always be lazy in your eyes if that is how you choose to view him / her.
It is amazing how many people go about their day, speaking of all the things they don’t want. I have had a recent example of how I changed something in my life by focusing on only what I want…
I was having an unexplained rash on my body for awhile. Naturally, every time I am in the bathroom, I would look at the rash I had. Then the rash just got worse and worse. Then I decided that I was going to change my strategy, I stopped looking at the rash in the mirror. Every time, I lay down in my bed, I would close my eyes and envision my skin is beautiful and healthy. I stopped talking about having this rash to people, I spent a lot of time meditating and visualizing beautiful skin. Within a few days of doing this, I got this idea that I would go to the natural pharmacy nearby and pick up this oil I used to use on my skin. While at the pharmacy, they had a product specialist who was weeks away from receiving his doctorate degree in Naturalpathic medicine. So, I went to him and showed him my skin and he immediately started talking to me in line with nutrition. Asking about Vitamin D, E, and fatty acids. This was something that my medical doctor didn’t consider asking me after I went to see her so many times.
Then I mentioned that I am transitioning to a vegan diet. He immediately saw a link between a balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and got me taking this Omega 3 Oil everyday. I complimented this with a steroid cream to reduce the inflammation and voila, the rash stopped feeling itchy immediately.
I sincerely believe when we focus on the things we want, we are open to divine inspiration that will bring us what we want. So if you want good health, stop talking about having bad health and start talking about having good health. If you want good employees, speak well of your employees and focus on what you want. If you want a good boss, tell people how great your boss is and envision yourself doing the things you love.
One of several things can happen when you start focusing on the things you want. Your boss suddenly becomes a super nice guy. Or, someone will come along and say, “Hey, I know this great place that is hiring, why don’t you give it a shot?”.
So, what will you tell your friends and family today? I hope you will tell them all the things you want and love.
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:
- What comes to mind when you hear the word money?
- What does your father think of money? How much money does he have?
- 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?
- 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:
- 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:
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!