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How to Balance Spirituality and Financial Freedom

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“Prosperity and poverty are dependent on the mindset of the individual. If your thinking is defective, it will result in failure and disorder. People who worship poverty and have a wrong understanding of detachment ruin their lives. A spiritual person is often supposed to be otherworldly and is expected to express contempt for money and material prosperity. Let me tell you: to create wealth and to succeed, by itself, is a spiritual sadhana, given that it needs a focused mind, creativity and hard work. If people would realize that creating wealth and sharing it with others is an extraordinary spiritual activity, they would become much happier and would be responsible for creating a better world.” – Bhagavan

We have been taught to believe that it is not spiritual to have money. I have spent years on my spirituality and have neglected my financial life out of that belief system. Living in abundance helps us understand and participate in the four spiritual laws of attraction, the law of deliberate creation, the law of allowing and the law of balance. These laws are always working whether we know it or not so it is best we learn how to work with them on a conscious level.

If we want to be financially free and have wealth, making money shouldn’t be our primary goal. The ultimate role of money should be to afford us the time and resources to grow spiritually, delight in what we have and be grateful and share our wealth with others by doing good deeds for others.

I have explored ways to balance health, spirituality and wealth for a long time with varying degrees of success. I had a prosperity wake-up call about 10 years ago during a phone conversation with a friend. The turning point in the conversation came when I said, ” I can’t quit my job!” When I heard these words tumble from my mouth I got angry. I felt I was trapped in something from which I could not escape.

Some years ago I worked part-time for a non-profit agency as a family therapist. I learned that I would only get a 1.5 percent raise in pay this year. Trust me, this is not a lot of money. If I stayed with this job, receiving that percentage of raise per year, I would never be able to retire and do what I came here to do. The program of financial support that most of us are caught in keeps financial freedom our of reach. In essence, we work to support someone else’s dream at the expense of our own. It is okay to work for someone else, but without residual streams of income it will be difficult to quit working. Residual income is money that keeps coming in after we stop working on the project that created it, such as royalties from a book.

Secret dreams

Financial freedom is a foreign concept for many people. In my parent’s generation, people had survived the Great Depression and it was important to work the same job to support the family and retire with benefits. My father, like many in his generation, “worked hard for his money.” Unfortunately over all the years he worked, he never looked happy to me. I am sure he had secret dreams that never were fulfilled-and less than two years after he retired, he passed away.

So when I heard the words ” I can’t quit my job!” come out of me, it catapulted me into action. I wasn’t going to press the snooze button another time and end up like my parents. It was like the final key in a series of locks that opened the door for me to see the world of financial prosperity in a new way.

I learned about money and how to use it from my parents, and it wasn’t a subject taught in school. This meant that I learned very little about money, how to manage it and nothing about investing, which are the key ingredients to financial success. My parents spent all the money they had to support us. As a female, growing up in the 1960s, it was even less important to know about money because, as my father said ” your husband will take care of that part.”

What I learned about money was gleaned by not having money. On the continuum of poverty verses prosperity, I had a master’s degree in poverty and was a novice at creating financial prosperity.

I have secret dreams and I am committed to seeing them manifest! The only way that can happen is if I have money. How many of us were taught that money “is the root of all evil” or “money doesn’t grow on trees”? The energy behind these statements and many others we have heard is that money is bad and it is hard to get. If you take that a step further, anyone who has money must also be suspect.

Deep in our programing is a foundation of lack consciousness. It is no one’s fault. It started long ago and has been passed down from generation to generation. It is a program that is about to come apart, because it is not supporting us in our evolution.

How many of you have said, “I can’t afford this” or “I don’t have enough money to buy that”? Thoughts like that re-enforce lack and create more of it. Fear creates poverty consciousness and leads to lack. Love and action creates prosperity consciousness and leads to abundance. In truth, money is just an energy form, given in exchange for services rendered. We deserve it.

The Poverty Spell

Poverty is a collective spell that impacts us all to some degree. I call it a spell, because it has been passed down for generations and has taken control of our collective psyches. A spell is a word formula used to charm or overpower. Unquestioned beliefs are words that take one’s power away. To be spellbound means we are caught in a state of mind that holds us in place.

Our society has perpetuated the myth for years that successful people are mean, greedy and even untrustworthy. As youths, we were spoon-fed certain beliefs that have been perpetuated through the media.

No one is to blame, because part of the spell is that passing the information on to our children constitutes good parenting. For my parents, the myth came out of the Depression and it felt like the truth; it was all about survival.

As a spell breaker, I am compelled to help shift these antiquated beliefs. The status quo doesn’t work, because each of us is individual. There is not just one formula for living a healthy, wealthy and fulfilled life. We don’t all have to go to school, study hard, get good grades and find a good job. In fact, that is bad advice for most people.

Money has become a symbol for power. People are afraid of power, because they have seen it misused. There is an unconscious belief that if we have money, then we have power-and at the same level of consciousness, we believe it is bad. In reality, not having money is a great way of keeping yourself powerless.

True power is creative. As Carolyn Myss says: “The power to create is one of the highest alchemical spiritual principles that could possibly activate in the soul.” Creating is our soul’s mandate, and as soon as we come into alignment with this truth, we will create the life we desire. The power of creation is a calling.

The dream

I had a powerful dream about unconscious programming that really shows how deep it is.

I was in my car, with the door open-and my computer was outside of the car. I used a remote control to turn it off because I couldn’t reach it. I was in the e-mail program at the time. As I deleted the last e-mail, I watched as all of the megapixels broke down, like they were melting, and I knew a virus had just taken over my computer. I was really upset, because that meant that all of my memory was gone. Someone gave me an 800 number I could call and they would send all of my memory back, because it was all stored some place. I made the call, and I was able to retrieve my memory without losing everything.

This is a powerful metaphor for how our mind is programmed:

A virus is a program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user – our childhood programming.

The original may modify the copies, or the copies may modify themselves, as occurs in a metamorphic virus – our beliefs passed down from generation to generation.

Some viruses are programmed to damage the computer by damaging programs, deleting files or reformatting the hard disk – social programming damages our original blueprint.

Other viruses are not designed to do any damage, but simply replicate themselves and perhaps make their presence known by presenting text, video or audio messages-those useless thoughts that spin around in our heads and the pictures and messages they create. Even these benign viruses can create problems for the computer user. They typically take up computer memory used by legitimate programs. As a result, they often cause erratic behavior and can result in system crashes.

Transcending poverty and lack

Poverty and lack are like viruses-and we can transcend them and become virus proof, and in the process, maybe even become prosperous. I love the part in the dream about being able to call a toll-free number and have all of your original memory returned to you! It’s always there and can’t be erased. That number is our original blueprint. It is our higher self, where the memory of how to create a prosperous life is stored. People are stepping forward to help us remember by reminding us how to use the laws of attraction and change our thoughts.

The archetype of the nun and monk who sacrifice material goods for spiritual values has been with us for a long time. The new archetype of the spiritual community is the Networker, which replaces the archetype of sacrifice. Networkers expand their sphere of influence by forging alliances and making connections among vastly different groups of people. We network when we create community. We network when we meet to share what we know with others. The messenger, courier, journalist, the storyteller and communicator exemplify this archetype, however it has also been reborn through Internet technology.

Collaborating as a team

A couple weeks before the conversation I had about quitting my job, I had become an independent business owner in a network marketing company that offers health and wellness products which is changing people’s lives around the world. Network marketing is a way to create residual streams of income that can be done part time in conjunction with other forms of work. I was invited to learn about this company by a mentor/friend. The level of consciousness of those involved with the company matched where I am in my own evolution.

I was drawn to the idea of using this business to explore the laws of attraction in action. I had taken a leap of faith that said to the Universe, “I am not fooling around any more! I am serious about becoming a conscious co-creator of my life and experiencing financial freedom.” I like the fact that everyone involved in our organization is collaborating as a team to create health, wealth, wisdom and freedom for the group. Our group was interesting in using the platform of network marketing to explore success consciousness.

Personal contact

Network Marketing is a business model that supports financial freedom, community building and mentorship. It is a way to meet one-on-one to share cutting-edge products, usually those not available in the mainstream. Creators of these products want to sell through personal contact with its market, rather than the impersonal market of the department store. Network marketing is a way to share information about the product and answer questions on a personal basis.

I prefer the term Conscious Network Marketing using attraction marketing, because it doesn’t carry the negative stigma associated with earlier forms of network marketing. Network Marketing is legal business model just like corporate america and it is not a pyramid scheme. It is one of the best-kept secrets in America, though corporate America tries to keep people from it.

Corporate America is the true pyramid scheme, because someone at the top gets all the financial benefit while those below give up their own dreams to work for a fraction of what they are worth so they can eek out a meager living. Donald Trump and many other wealthy people say that if their financial empire fell apart, they would find a good network marketing company so he could build back his fortune. Many of them have bought network marketing companies for their portfolios.  In network marketing, you come into a line of other business owners-and if you do what it takes to create a successful business, you can by pass those at the top with your income.

It isn’t easy pulling out of the web of lack consciousness and building a new consciousness of health, wealth, abundance and wisdom that incorporates spirituality, because the old programing doesn’t want to go away without a fight. But it is a necessary shift at this time in our evolution. Many of us are learning new way to live lives that include the physical world of wealth and material goods in balance with our spiritual consciousness.  We are creating something that will support and sustain our broader dreams.

If you would like to know more about the Conscious Network Marketing Team I am creating send me an email.

 

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Conscious Network Marketing

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Conscious Network Marketing starts by using the most ethical business structure in existence, Network Marketing. Unlike corporate America, where the person at the top makes all of the money and those below work 40, 50, sometimes 60 or more hours just to make a living that supports their family, network marketing compensates not only you but everyone on your team very well for what you do.  There may be people above you but you can earn as much as they do.

The other difference Corporate America and Network Marketing is  team members are collaborating instead of competing so you end up with a business structure that fosters community, camaraderie, teamwork, and a sense of abundance; growing your business benefits everyone else’s business, and you will be successful only to the degree that you help others.

I believe that the business model of Corporate America will decline in the coming years and Network Marketing will be come the model for commerce and we will be buying from each other because it is a business model that is cooperative and allows anyone who wants it, financial freedom.

First of all, you are a wellness entrepreneur who wants to create both financial freedom so you can expand your purpose and you want the sparkling, vibrant health to enjoy that freedom.  Secondly it is a unique opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of others.

So what is Conscious Network Marketing?

  • First of all it is a vehicle for personal growth and raising your consciousness with a compensation plan attached.  You get paid while you evolve your consciousness at the same time. You can’t help but learn more about yourself and shift your consciousness then when you have your own business.
  • You receive compensation for sharing information about products and services you believe in with people who have a true need for, or interest in, your product or service. Many will be clients that you already work with.
  • You understand Attaction Marketing and how to offer people what they want and need rather than when you want and need.
  • You create  a profitable business anchored entirely in the intention to make someone else’s life better
  • You use the Law of Attraction as a way to build the perfect business for you.  One that fulfills your needs and allows you to expand your purpose.
  • You can incorporate your network marketing product or service into your existing wellness business and increase your profits.
  • You are building meaningful, fruitful rapport and relationships
  • Instead of selling something you are creating giving a service to people that will change their lives
  • You participate in the only business model in which someone else has a financial stake in your success, thus creating an environment in which you’re truly supported to reach your highest potential
  • You are building a long-term source of leveraged, residual income that will further support your mission of service
  • It creates a way to leave a legacy of health and wealth for future generations
  • You benefit from the work of the people you train without them making less as a result
  • You will be a part of the only business model that levels the playing field so your income potential doesn’t hinge on age, gender, education, race, past experience, etc. Whoever you are, the sky’s the limit.

If you are a wellness entrepreneur and what I have written resonates with you please contact Katelyn at magnetickatelyn@gmail.com.  I am looking for like minded people to add to my team.  I have been using my current Network Marketing vehicle for 8 years to create a successful team of over 60,000 customers and distributors.  I can tell you more about it when we connect.

The author, Katelyn Mariah is a visionary artist, author, conscious entrepreneur, and alchemist.  Learn more at www.embracingeudaimonia.com

Find her books at www,mystickcreekpublishing.com

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Holistic Health Network and Business Opportunity

I am excited to announce that I am building a new group within my It Works business focused on Holistic Health and I am looking for a few key people to add at the beginning to make up the core group. We will be sharing the It Works Global line of cutting edge lifestyle products as well as the Ultimate Body Applicator, which I feel is our leading health and wellness product! I am looking for practitioners from any where that It Works is open and selling.

Within this group will be a local group of practitioners in the Twin Cities who will not only be selling our products but creating a referral source for one an other. (Those of you who know how much I loved having my networking group will understand this is filling a passion for me) I have already partnered with Judith Kulla at https://www.facebook.com/CaringHandsMassageSpa?fref=ts and we are looking for more great business partners!

Your initial investment is $99 which includes $100 worth of product.

Right now I am looking for the first 4 people from anywhere and the first 5 people in Twin Cities in the following fields to make up the foundation.

1-Nutrition and weight management
2-Personal Trainer
3-Hands on healer
4-Chiropractor
5-Naturopathic medicine/herbalist/hydrocolon therapist

I am only looking for people who are serious about impacting other people’s lives and changing their own financial future, that I can mentor.

 

 

healingMessage Katelyn at magnetickatelyn@gmail.com

 

 

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Clearing Business Relationships

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According to the Hawaiian  practice of forgiveness called Ho’oponopono:

“It is important to clear Karmic patterns with your clients before you start working with them, so that you don’t activate old stuff between you. Perhaps you shouldn’t be working with that person at all. Only the Divinity knows. If you work with a person and it isn’t your business, you can take on the person’s entire problem and everything associated with it. This can cause burnout. The Ho’oponopono gives the tools to prevent that from happening.”

This made me think about business relationships.  What if you did a Ho’oponopono clearing with each customer and Distributor before you began a relationship with them?  It would especially be good for new Distributors because these relationships can last a long time.

Have you ever signed up a new business partner and they a) disappeared right away, b) they stopped taking your calls, c) you worked with them for month before a conflict came up and the quit the business,  d) they had a conflict with you that came from no where, e) they just up and quit the business?

Imagine if you could clear the karma before you started working with them so none of this happened. You would have less drama in you business and more success!

You want to come into a business relationship with a clean slate so you don’t activate old karma. You want to clear the slate so their issue and your own issues don’t get projected and become business issue that ruin your working relationship.

Imagine the success you would have if you entered into business relationships with a clean slate!

It’s never too late to go back and clear relationships with people who are already in your business.

HOW TO DO HO’OPONOPONO

Freedom from Karma

In 1976 Morrnah Simeona, regarded as a healing priest or kahuna lapaʻau, adapted the traditional hoʻoponopono of family mutual forgiveness to the social realities of the modern day. For this she extended it both to a general problem solving process outside the family and to a psycho-spiritual self-help rather than group process

State of Zero

After Simeona’s passing in 1992, her former student and administrator Ihaleakala Hew Len, co-authored a book with Joe Vitale called Zero Limits adapting Simeona’s hoʻoponopono teachings. Taking her teaching to the next level, the book brings the new idea that the main objective of hoʻoponopono is getting to “the state of Zero, where we would have zero limits. No memories. No identity.”  To reach this state, which Len called ‘Self-I-Dentity’, one has to repeat constantly, according to Joe Vitale’s interpretation, the mantra, “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”  It is based on Len’s idea of 100% responsibility, taking responsibility for everyone’s actions (once again according to Joe Vitale’s interpretation), not only for one’s own. If one would take complete responsibility for one’s life, then everything one sees, hears, tastes, touches, or in any way experiences would be one’s responsibility because it is in one’s life. The problem would not be with our external reality, it would be with ourselves. To change our reality, we would have to change ourselves. Total Responsibility, according to Hew Len, advocates that everything exists as a projection from inside the human being.  This practice views all consciousness as part of the whole, so any error that a person clears in their own consciousness should be cleared for everyone.

You can also clear karma as it comes up rather than constantly repeating the mantra through out the day.  As suggested in this post you can clear karma with someone before beginning a relationship with them.

If you are in a relationship already you can still clear the karma anytime.  Imagine going back to each relationship that is part of your business and doing the meditation for each person.  You can use the second meditation video to do that and spend 4 minutes on the people you feel compelled to do a clearing with.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qoq75-DQm4  This is a good description of the process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac5SGwRPv0o   Just the meditation only 4 minutes long.

 

Learn more in Empowered Health and Wellness: Awaken Your Inner Physician

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Top 10 Ways to Pick The Best Network Marketing Opportunity

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Here are ten tips to help you pick the right network marketing opportunity for you.

1. Has the company been around for at least 5 years?

If you want the efforts you put in today to pay off for many years in the future, choose a company that has proven that it will be around for the long term.  Did you know that 90% of all network marketing companies FAIL within the first 2 years.  You will hear many people talking about how their opportunity is ground floor and how if you get in with the first people you will make a lot of money.  If the company is less than 5 years old it is a risk to get involved.  If you can afford to take that risk, go for it.  If you family depends on the money you would be spending your time better by looking for a Home Based Business Opportunity with a strong foundation. You don’t want to invest your precious time and resources (not to mention your future) in something that may not be in business next month, do you?

2. Is the company debt free?

Why is this important?  Most companies fail because they don’t have the cash to grow the company, maintain a solid infrastructure, invest in changing technology and put money back into the field through commissions and bonuses.

If a company is debt free they will be around for a long time.  The best Multi-level Marketing Opportunities will be with companies that are debt free.

3. Does the company offer products or services that are unique?

Does the Network Marketing Opportunity you are looking at have a unique product that can’t be duplicated?  If they only have products that have a lot of competition such as healthy juice, vitamins, skin care, jewelry it is going to be harder for you to sell and make good money.  You will be up against people who want you to defend your product against another product on the market.

4. Is there a genuine need for the product or service?

You’ve probably heard horror stories about people ending up with a garage full of expensive water filters, cases and cases of juice, boxes of makeup and piles of pills and the reason is only other distributors will purchase the product at that price, because there are so many options to choose from and many might be lest expensive.  It is human nature to want to buy at the best possible price.  You can have great products but the competition can kill your potential for making money and you will be left with a lot of product.  If you have a product that has a need and can’t be found any where else people will pay your asking price and you won’t be able to keep them in stock.

5. Is the product or service trendy or a fad?

If the company you are looking at is selling something that is current right now but may not be current forever, you can’t build long term residual income  if the product or service only has short term appeal.  When looking for an opportunity think in terms of longevity.   Is the product or service something that your customers will continue to use for a long time? If the company sells one time purchase items that is also not a good Multi-level Marketing opportunity if you are looking for residual income.

6. Can you generate immediate income?

So that you can finance your marketing and expansion efforts from cash flow.  Are there bonus’ build into the compensation plan up front where you make money immediately.  If you have to wait until you get to a certain level to get paid, pass that opportunity up.

7. Does the marketing system take full advantage of technology?

Does the company have an internet presence and a brand that is recognized?  Can anyone plug into the system and understand how it works.  is there training available on line?  Can people go to your website and purchase?  Is there a back office tracking system for your team?

8. Is the person who is introducing you to the opportunity committed to YOUR success?

If they are, the company is strong, and the product or service is a winner,  you WILL succeed. There’s a big difference between a “sponsor” and a “recruiter.” A sponsor coaches. motivates and trains and a recruiter just signs people up and in most cases, abandons them.  You have to be willing to learn, stay connected with your sponsor and stay plugged into the company.

9. Is there a way to build your business part-time without losing your full time income?

The company must have automated systems that can do the heavy lifting  for you so that you can use your limited time efficiently.  Is shipping automated and sent directly to the customer?  If you have to deliver products that is a time consideration.

10. Will you have FUN?

By all means look for a company that has a lot of fun.  Study the culture of the company which is easy with social media. Do people look like they are having fun?  Does the team do things together.  There are people you will be working long term with and it needs to be fun!

These are  —ten criteria for selecting a superior network marketing opportunity that will help you pin down the right opportunity for you. Of course, even with a great company, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. You WILL have to work! But, with the right opportunity, it won’t have to be forever!

HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION TO LOOK AT A NETWORK MARKETING OPPORTUNITY

Now I would like to use It Works Global as an example of how to use these criteria.  CLICK THE LINK BELOW

HOW DOES IT WORKS MARKETING STACK UP AGAINST THESE 10 CRITERIA?

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