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.

 

The Galactic Janitor

Today I had a really hard time training my nanny. It was like I have to train someone from the ground up. I came back from a grocery shopping trip with some canned artichokes and she asked me, “Can you tell me where to put these cans?”
“Where do you think you would put them?” I asked, hoping to see moments of brilliance.
“Er…maybe a good place to put them would be in the fridge?” She replied cautiously.
I think I just wanted to scream.

Later at night I decided to write my Dear Universe Journal and see what my strange mind comes up with:

Dear Universe,

May: I feel so frustrated with my new nanny. How does she not know that you don’t need to put cans in the fridge?
Answer: At least she is working. You just sit around and complain about her.
M: Who is this? (The frequency seem different this time) Who are you?
A: The commander of a Star Vehicle.
M: Why are you chiming in? (This is none of your business…)
A: You have a lot of work to do.
M: What kind of work?
A: Janitorial work.
M: WuuHhhAaaT!!!
A: People call it clearing or cleaning or whatever you do for others.
M: So what am I? Some kind of Galactic Janitor?
A: Yep!
M: Hey! Why can’t I be the commander and YOU come and do some Janitorial work? Huh? Are you smarter and more knowledgeable than me or something?
A: There are no levels and comparisons in this dimension. You CHOSE to be a Galactic Janitor, don’t Blame me!
M: Huh? Am I supposed to clean up after people?
A: You need to clean more than just people! You are not that hard working you know, where are your writing and meditations?
M: I’m cleaning all the time, 24/7, even when I sleep! Give me a break!
A: You can clean better, you need to be more detail oriented when you
M: The pay for a Janitor is not exactly high…
A: No levels remember? Galactic Janitors are very well paid.
M: And what currencies do you use huh? (Still feeling like a brat)
A: You get paid in L…O…V…E! It is the Universal Currency (UC)! It comes directly from the Source and not from your clients. That’s one thing most humans have not figured out yet…
M: What haven’t they figured out?
A: The money don’t always come from clients. They try to get paid in all the wrong ways and find love in all the wrong places. The best way out of the rat race is LOVE! Love that comes directly from Source. I can guarantee that there will be no glass ceiling on that!Pumpkin Carriage
M: Is there a currency exchange place where I can convert the Universal Currency to a locally accepted currency and method of payment?
A: The Universal Currency is accepted at all locations, dimensions, and beyond.
M: Forget about the Galactic Janitorial work, I just want to sit around and watch figure skating!
A: You will have plenty of chances to do THAT! Now get back to work Cinderella!
M: Oh Man!

I guess that is what happens when I complain.

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.

Lessons From a Sick Pet

Have you ever known someone who had a sick pet? Today I had a intuitive coaching session with a man who is going through a traumatic event of having a very sick pet. Rick’s family have had the loving company their dog Sam for over 10 years. Sam had fell ill with a health issue that would require him to go into surgery at the animal hospital. On top of having to deal with a sick pet, Rick had to deal with the financial pressure of coming up with the $4000 USD to pay for the surgery — money that he didn’t have. This left him with the choice of either finding the money he didn’t have or allow the vet to put his beloved dog Sam to sleep.

Rick had felt very guilty about agonizing over this due to a lack of funds. On one hand, this should be a no brainer, Sam is a part of the family and should be saved at all costs. One the other hand, what do you do when you don’t have the money? Rick felt guilty for even considering the lack of funding as an issue and he felt like a bad provider for his family because he didn’t make enough money or spent too much money. This must be a choice that many experienced pet owners have had to make. Do you spend thousands of dollars to save a pet or do you make the decision to end its life?

It was hard for Rick to chat with me and I offered Rick the possibility of ending our call to go support his beloved dog. I also offered the possibility of helping him connect to his spiritual guidance to see what can be done to help him and his dog in the best way possible. Rick agreed to the possibility of connecting to spiritual guidance. As we began the session, both Rick and I took a moment to quiet our breathing and focus on our breath. Suddenly, the phone call cut off for no reason. Rick did not touch his phone and I didn’t touch mine. I felt nervous, was this a sign that we should not do the session? It was true that Rick was in a bad emotional state and I wondered if this would interfere with his ability to connect to his own spiritual guidance. I also felt pressed for time, previously a session to help a someone connect to spiritual guidance can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 5 hours. Luckily for us, Rick had already experienced a session with me where he was able to connect to his own spiritual guidance / inner wisdom. As I was tuning into the space, I also felt a sense of doubt, perhaps a lost of faith given the severity of Sam’s health. If I was being perfectly honest and authentic, I also had my doubts about whether Rick can get what he needed from our time together.

Rick connected to his inner wisdom easily and effortlessly. The first message Rick got from his spiritual guidance was “No matter what happens, everything is perfect and that there is a lesson to be learned. This does not make him a bad person…The lesson he needed to learn was that nothing is more important than family, love, and fellowship.” 

During the session, I received some intuition that I could guide Rick to speak to the spirit of his dog who was about to go into surgery. When Rick connected with the spirit of his dog, he said that Sam’s spirit was shown in the form of a lion. When I asked if Sam’s spirit had something to share with Rick, Rick conveyed this message from Sam, “He wants everyone to know that he loves us and that he feels loved and welcomed by us. He needs to know that he is not a burden on us. This is an opportunity for the family to learn that LOVE is what is truly important right now.”

Rick was able to get further assurances that his family will not be financially ruined by choosing to save Sam and that Rick can find ways of financially supporting his family and his dog. He ended the session feeling calm and relaxed despite the fact that he was still having to deal with the health crisis of his dog and other stressful things associated with his work.

I learned a lot from this session. I admit that I had my doubts on whether Rick can connect successfully to spiritual guidance when he was emotionally upset and stressed. The Universe had shown me that not only was Rick able to connect to his inner wisdom, he connected and got all the support he needed within a short time span of 20 minutes. I realized that no matter how stressful a situation may be, we have the ability to move through challenging experiences with a sense of ease and purpose. We can choose to see possibility instead of fear. We can choose to accept and learn the lessons that are presented to us. The ability to choose possibilities and love in the mists of an emotional storm is an amazing gift to have, especially for people who need to deal with constantly stressful situations. It is a different perspective, one that brings love and insight in the face of chaos.

This leaves me wondering, what if people can see love and possibilities in every challenging situation? Would it be possible for to bring more peace and harmony to our planet if people can choose to view their challenges as lessons they could learn about themselves and how they can best serve others? Will this encourage people to choose love rather than fear?

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.

Friends for a Reason?

Have you ever wondered why certain people are in your life? Whether they are someone you love or someone who is causing a ruckus, there may be more to this than you think!

Releasing Blocks to Abundance – A Case of Bankruptcy

bankruptcy pigDoes 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.

Update:

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!