law of attraction

How Spirituality Impacts Our Finances

How Spirituality Impacts Our Finances

We are all connected to wealth and we are all connected to poverty. We are all connected to health and we are all connected to disease. The soul wants to experience all these things.

Your soul is not just connected to other souls in this life but to other versions of you in other life times and other dimensions.

How The Simple Act of Giving Makes You More Abundant and Richer

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I just finished a 29 gifts project (I’m extending it into 360 days of giving).

At the beginning of January my younger sister (who manages my brand and markets me) talked me into doing 29 gifts project, based on the book by Cami Walker.

Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was given advice by a South African Sangoma to stop focusing on herself and give 29 gifts in 29 days (a gift a day).

Today, her health has changed – the disease has slowed down its progression, she has very little pain and is able to work.

Her answer: she spends her days giving gifts to people.

 

Giving is Counter Intuitive

 

I wasn’t over the moon about starting a gifting project in January, at first I thought WTF am I gonna give and how much is this going to cost me?

I looked at all the gifts my sister was giving – she was giving amazing gifts, not cheap stuff you’d want to re-gift, but things that you’d want to keep because they had a special meaning to you.

So I decided what the heck - in for a penny, in for a pound. I was going to give gifts I wanted to receive with no expectations.

That decision has changed my experience of abundance.

 

Finding abundance in giving

 

Making the decision to give from the heart changed my thoughts on abundance.

The more I gave, the more aware I became of my blessings. And the crazy thing is I didn’t miss the things I gave away.

I’m not any poorer. Instead I spend hours wondering what I’m going to give to people, not what I’m going to get and it makes me feel abundant.

Lately I’ve even started changing my approach to business – instead of wondering what I’m going to get from others, I’m choosing to focus on what I can give and offer to people.

I'll write about this experiment in a few months but judging from the responses I think I’m on the right track.

 

Being open to receive

 

The first week I started the 29 gifts project I noticed something weird within me – I didn’t want to go up to people I didn’t know and give them gifts.

It felt weird. I thought people would find me strange and question my motives.

It felt weird because I was looking at the world from my point of view.

I have issues with receiving. I question people’s motives when they give me gifts, so I think others do the same.  I’m not completely open to receiving the random goodness and kindness of strangers.

I’ve noticed that I’m not alone in this- there are some people I give gifts to who instantly feel the need to give me something in return.

To create a life of abundance, we have to be open to receiving all the good that life has to offer and to feel worthy of it.

 

Giving awakens gratitude

 

The more gifts I give, the more abundant and grateful I feel.

Two years ago my 21 year old cousin was having a very difficult time finding a job and/or keeping money. I started coaching her and bought her a book on gratitude.

The more she started writing the things she was grateful for and appreciating everything she received and giving back to others, the more content she felt.

After a few months she got offered a job as a store manager, she wasn’t earning a lot of money but she chose to feel gratitude for the little she was earning.

She understood when I told her that it’s not what she earns, but what she does with what she earns.

She chose to become an investor in her sister’s salon (her salary built the salon), is about to start studying Business Management and will be buying her first car cash in a few months.

Not only that but she is being asked to do motivational talks about gratitude at church and is now working on being a motivational speaker on a full time basis.

 

The law of attraction works in your favour

 

We all know the saying: the more you give, the more you receive.

Our spirit knows this to be true but putting this wisdom to the test when you have nothing isn’t easy.

The more I give, the more I receive and the more people are requesting Wealthy Money's services. 

I'm also being getting great service.

It's irrelevant what mood I’m in at any given moment, people constantly respond with love, smiles and amazing service. These are people that don’t know me from Adam.

These people have taught me that not all gifts are material; we can give of our time, our knowledge and our emotions. All these things can change a stranger’s life in a second.

 

Making giving part of my life

 

I’ve decided to extend my 29 gifts project to the rest of the year and see what happens. If you want to join me on the journey, please feel free to post comments to this article on the blog:

or to share your stories on the Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/WealthyMoney

I will share an update on my journey and a list of 5 things I’m grateful for once a week on the Facebook page (I think Mondays) just to get the conversation going.

 

How do you feel about giving?

Let's connect in the comments section below.

How to Cultivate an Abundance Mind-set

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A few years ago I decided I wanted to be in a relationship with the ideal man.

I sat down and wrote down 100 things I wanted in a man.

I went to town on the list and held nothing back.

I thought I was crazy, my friends thought I was crazy and we all had a good laugh during the process.

A few months later, the craziest thing happened – I fell in love with a man who had all those things on my list. I was as shocked as all my friends.

When my relationship with that guy ended, I decided to add 60 more items to my list.

Clearly I missed out a few things the first time round (at this point you’re probably wondering if I’m insane. The jury's out on that LOL).

Fast forward a few more months and someone who has most of those things on my list showed up in my life.

Needless to say I’m still freaked out, but I've learned a lot about life through this process.

I learned that life will give you what you ask for.

No matter how insane or out of this world it seems.

If you ask for pennies life will give you pennies, but if you ask for abundance life will give you abundance.

 

How  can we develop an abundance mind-set when it comes to money?

 

1.     Meditate on abundance

 

 

2. Stop having Either-Or Conversations and start having And-And Conversations

 

Most of us go through life thinking we can either have A or B, but what if with some creativity and self-belief we could have both A and B?

And then what if we took a step further and asked our inner self how we could get both A and B?

How abundant would we be?

 

3. Do work that adds value and meaning to your life

 

Living your mission

Research shows that we’re happiest when we do work that adds meaning to our lives.

Research also shows that happiness can bring success, but success doesn’t always bring happiness.

Using deductive logic we can conclude that doing work that adds meaning to our lives, will make us happy and this happiness will increase our chances of success.

Even if you don’t have the patience to test this theory, I’d argue that we spend close to 70% of our lives at work or doing work related activities and that’s too much time wasted doing something that has no meaning and doesn’t bring us joy.

 

4. Surround yourself with abundant thinkers and dreamers

 

Every second Sunday of the month I hold intention and visualization circles at my house.

A group of dreamers and entrepreneurs gather around my kitchen table to share a delicious lunch and then move onto the living room to share the vision and intention for their lives.

After sharing your intention and vision, the rest of the group asks you, the sharer, questions about your vision to help you clarify your vision and to hold you accountable for making it a reality.

So lets say you shared a vision where you see yourself running a profitable company; people in the group may then ask you:

What do you mean by profitable?

What does profitable look like on your income statement?

What date would you like to reach profitability?

There’s no limit to the questions people can ask as long as they’re constructive and don’t discourage the other party from going after their dreams.

You, as the sharer, can ask to stop all questions if you feel tired or bored of the process.

What ends up happening is that the more questions people ask, the clearer you get about your vision and the more confident you become with taking action.

At least that’s what I thought when we started but now I've come to see it’s much more than that – most adults are scared of dreaming, and even worse, we’re scared of sharing our dreams with others because they may think we’re dumb.

Something amazing happens to us when we come together and share our dreams with people who not only see our potential but also hold the space for our dreams to come to fruition.

I leave you with a quote by Napolean Hill, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

 

How do you cultivate an abundance mindset in your life?

Let me know in the comments section below.

How Your Emotions Work With the Law of Attraction

 

Our lives are shaped by our thoughts, words, emotions and actions.

This is the law of cause and effect: negative thoughts and emotions (cause) create a negative outcome (effect).

You're the creator of your own reality and your external environment is a reflection of your internal environment because what you focus your attention on persists.

If you want to attract wealth into your life you have to focus your thoughts on abundance, talk about abundance and take action that attracts wealth.

 

yOur emotions are important to the process of manifestation because they act as vibrational indicators that let you know what you’re thinking

 

Abraham Hicks claims that our thoughts are the root cause of our emotions.

Changing our focus, changes our thoughts, which changes our emotional set point, which in turn changes what we attract into our life.

In their book “Ask and It is Given”  Abraham Hicks says, “By paying attention to the signals of your emotions, you can understand, with absolute precision, everything you are now living or have ever lived.

“And, with a precision and ease that you may have never before experienced, you can use this new understanding of your emotions to orchestrate a future experience that will please you in every way.

 “By understanding your emotional connection to who you really are, you will come to understand not only what is happening in your own world and why, but you will also understand every other living Being with whom you interact.

“Never again will you have unanswered questions about your world. You will understand—from a very deep level, from your Non-Physical perspective, and through your own personal physical experience—everything about who you are, who you have been, and who you are becoming.”

 

How to use emotions with the law of attraction to manifest abundance

 

Napolean Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich says that the emotions of sex, love and faith are the most powerful emotions because they can colour the way we think and influence us to achieve things we thought impossible.

Take the case of a man who's angry at the justice system: he can use the emotion of anger to either destroy the justice system and make a mockery of it or reconstruct the entire justice system.

He can hold the image of destruction in his mind and use his anger as an energy beam to attract destructive resources to him because the words he speaks when he's in that state will attract a certain type of person and lead to a different negotiation outcome for resources than if he were angry but focusing his attention on social change.

If he was angry and focused on social change the people he attracts through his thinking process and the words he speaks would be more focused on building and rewriting what’s wrong with the law instead of blowing up court rooms and killing judges.

Emotions have the power to attract things (good and bad) into our life because we'll change our way of talking and behaving, which in turn will affect what we manifest in the material plane.

Clearly we can’t afford to ignore our emotions when making financial decisions and when using the law of attraction.

 

Can you see the relationship between your thoughts and emotions about money?

Let me know in the comments section below.