Sunday, September 26, 2010

Abundance/Prosperity: Exercise #1.1

The funny thing is that most of us have so many reasons why we don't or can't have money that we first need to do a bit of an intervention so that we actually believe in the possibility of more money. There's no Universal Law that says we can have anything we desire except for money so basically, we're the ones setting up the roadblocks. The blocks may come from our desire not to emulate the wealthy that we perceive as being stuck up, crooks, luckier than we, etc. (which may or may not be true - we're all human, after all!) Some people may believe that acquiring financial wealth is not "spiritual." Others just don't feel worthy of having wealth. The blocks may come from any number of perceptions but with regards to the wealthy, the simple truth is that somehow they've latched onto the right set of thoughts and beliefs to believe, in order to experience wealth. Money alone does not ensure happiness, but our intent is to create a thought platform that attracts wealth and increases our experience of joy, at the same time.

It might help to know that everything we desire already exists in an energetic state (I like to think of everything as being "Just Behind Door Number 1!") The more we can see, feel, hear, smell, taste ourselves having something, the sooner it will come into our world as an experience. It is to be noted that the feeling with which you clothe these senses denotes how you will experience it in your world (so it behooves you to aim for the feeling of joy!)

This first tool was given to me by AA Raziel. All you need are a pen, a notebook and a place where you feel relaxed so you can get to work. Remember, a few hours of committment to yourself now can bring some wonderful experiences in the very near future!
Step 1:
Make a list of all of the things that you really want to attain in life pertaining to wealth.
---e.g. House in the south of France, own my own business, etc.

Step 2:
Make a list of the lessons you would learn if you used this entire lifetime to attain these items.
---e.g. Self worth don’t come from pleasing others, etc.

Step 3:
Make a list of things and activities so outrageously expenisive that you think you could never have them(even if you don’t really want them – just humor us!)
---e.g. Yacht, personal driver, private jet, etc.

Step 4:
Take a few moments to visualize yourself doing all of the things in Step 3.
---e.g. Fun tip: imagine yourself being interviewed by Robin Leach of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous while doing these things.

Step 5:
Make a corresponding list of beliefs that you think one must have have in order to attract the items/experiences in Step 3 into one's life.
---e.g. They must value themselves highly, they respect all of their boundaries

Step 6:
Rewrite these thoughts in the form of an affirmation pertaining to yourself.
---e.g. I value myself immensly, I set very clear boundaries and always honor them

After you've completed steps 1-6, you'll want to repeat them two more times. Just make sure to wait at least a day in between (this helps you get really clear).

Finally, look at your final list of affirmations from step 6. Starting at the top, pick one and repeat it to yourself all day, as many times as possible. The following day, pick the second affirmation and say or think it to yourself all day. You'll want to do this until you've gone through all the affirmations on your list.

The shift has begun! Feel free to post any learnings, experiences, road bumps or successes you experience while doing these exercises. We are all here to support each other and we all ROCK! May all of our lights SHINE and may we truly experience the feeling of being the wonderful gifts to life that we are! ROCK ON and see you next week!

1 comment:

  1. Hi all,

    I just wanted to offer a bit more understanding about these steps, because I think it's really helpful and inspiring.

    Step 1 is important because it shows you where your "ceiling" of desires is. You think about them and you feel happy and comfortable with those limits. The thing is, the Universe wants to have us experience so much more wealth, but because of Free Will we can actually block it (but who would wanna do that?) Verbally, we're all probably welcoming the abundance, but that part of our brain (I beleive it's the medulla oblongata) that's responsible for safeguarding everything that makes us "us" will not allow it. It's not trying to work against us, it's just doing it's job. For example, say you're babysitting at the home of a new family. The parents leave, you're having fun with the child and the doorbell rings. Now, the person on the other side of that door may be the child's favorite family member or Jason from Halloween but you already know that under no circumstances will that person enter this house. This is premise under which the medulla operates. Thoughts that are different from the one he safeguards are potentially harmful so he blocks them out completely.

    Step 2 is great because it helps you learn your lessons a bit quicker and will allow for more expansion to take place in your life. The nature of the universe is expansion and if you've already seen your ceiling and have even begun to learn the lessons that were to be gained from that ceiling (and you're still alive!) you must go beyond them. This step makes the process of expanding beyond Officer Medulla Oblongata (Officer M.O. for short.) a bit easier.

    Step 3 is great because it is just beginning to stretch your limits. Let's imagine a number line and say that you're born with desires at Point A and all that you hope to achieve in life falls at Point F. The Universe can only bring you items that fall between Points A and F. Now, if you start to stretch your desires to even just possibly include items at Point R, then that allows the Universe to bring you items that fall anywhere between Points A and R. Sounds good, right?

    Step 4 was AWESOME for me because Officer M.O. freaked out! I just started to visualize myself doing those items (which is necessary to do in order to stretch yourself beyond the comfort zone of your usual thoughts) and my chest got really tight and I think my throat did, too. I had to remind myself that I was safe (that's the best phrase to soothe Officer M.O.) and that it was ok for me to imagine myself doing these things. Totally caught me off guard, but I think it's just a sign that it was working.

    Step 5 is wonderful because it really helps you get behind why certain people might experience wealth, or anything for that matter. I think it's more empowering, even at this stage, to realize that some people attract wealth not because they are good with money, not because they inherited it, but maybe because they really know their own value and respect their boundaries (that was one of my proposed mantras.) That was helpful to me because I've never felt good with money and I haven't inherited anything, but it is possible for me to begin to value myself more and respect my boundaries.

    Step 6 was doing just that. Making affirmations for myself using thoughts I'd never really thought for myself before. There was a nice feeling of possibility with this step.

    Of course the final step, that's not numbered, is amazing. It's the planting of the seed that will bring us what we desire. And if you didn't particularly want the items in Step 3, you don't have to worry - the Universe will only bring you the equivalent of the items listed that will bring you the most joy (just ask!)

    Love and Light y'all!