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What if Illness and Lack were your Greatest Teacher for Prosperity?

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Just by its nature, illness puts you in a state of lack. It creates exhaustion, loss of health, loss of income, pain, fear and grief. Serious illness threatens your life on all levels, especially if it is long term.  You can not create health and abundance from this state of consciousness and more likely you continue to create more of the same.

Part of healing is pulling yourself out of this state of mind. Many people don’t have the tools or inner resources to do this and often end up living in this place of lack.

Imagine if illness and the subsequent financial difficulties that often follow came into your life to teach you how to be healthy and abundant and you needed to be a willing student in order to learn. Easier said than done, right? You are sick, exhausted and broke for God’s sake! I get it because that has been my journey for the last 3 1/2 years. It’s easy to find lack because it is always in your face, in the pain, the doctor visits, exhaustion, fear, unpaid bills and the phone calls from bill collectors you get every day.  Those things constantly pull at you.

Before I had the first of five heart attacks and open heart surgery, I believed I was prosperous and healthy and I was on the physical level. I didn’t have credit card debt, I was making $8000-$10,000 per month, I could travel, bills were paid on time, I could give money to people in need and physically I felt great.  But a true state of prosperity and health is an inner state of mind that has nothing to do with the external world or having money. From an inner state of health and wellness we attract everything we need.

That was where I was still out of balance and had things to learn. My path was one of cultivating a prosperous heart. In order to do that and to see and discover what was out of balance I needed to experience extremes and as an added twist I needed to do it alone rather than having a partner to support me.

I realized from the beginning that I was being asked to be the student of this powerful teacher. I am not saying I was always willing and that there wasn’t screaming, crying and bashing of teeth, yet I learned so much about who I truly am by having my world turned inside out! Illness has been a formidable teacher.

Now I end my day with a question that you might want to try too. How was I prosperous today? From there I look back on my day thinking about how I was gifted with health, financial abundance, love and joyful experience and feel grateful.

You can pull yourself out of lack consciousness after serious illness. I am not saying it is easy. I am saying with a commitment to living a new state of consciousness from what you are currently experiencing and baby steps and self compassion you can do it!

 

 

 

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Imagine Your Best Possible Life

My life is magical because I get to pour magic into people’s lives everyday!

I have always had magic in my life, in the best of times and in the worst of times.  I use to be criticized for having “magical thinking”, when in reality it was just the belief that something awesome is about to happen.  This belief kept me going when I didn’t want to keep going any longer.  I could be in the deepest pit, wanting it to be over, and there was always this place in me that said there is something good waiting to happen.   That would get me through because I am a Aries and I never want to miss a good surprise!

I have experienced both ends of the prosperity continuum, the contrast between poverty and financial freedom, in this lifetime. Shifting from one side of this continuum to the other took an extreme shift in consciousness. I know what it feels like to struggle to make ends meet, I know what it is like to have 25 cents to your name and a mountain of debt and now I know what it feels like not to worry about anything.  I know how it feels to have all my credit card debt paid off, have a brand new car and have money to share.

I feel that my story is important for a lot of reasons, sympathy not being one of them. My story is being lived out by way too many people today, single moms and married couples a like.  That is why I am telling my story.   I believe I am the person I am today, and have the life I have right now because of what this journey has taught me.  I was a phenomenal therapist because I could relate to much of what my clients were going through because I had been there.  There is no need for sympathy when life has handed you so many gifts.   Some through pain and suffering and some through joy and bliss.  Some of what I am writing would have embarrassed be to admit in the past, because money and not having enough and feeling like a failure were things that carried a lot of shame.

I made a decision when I was a young mother, with two young children, to leave a marriage that wasn’t good for me.  The stress had brought me to a point where my life was in je0pardy, by creating a near fatal health crisis.  I really had no choice, it was leave or die and I left, even though I was in terror of what the unknown had in store.  I made the leap and many of my fears came true, but I saved my life.

As a single mother life was a challenge. Not only had I just recovered from an illness that almost took my life but two weeks after I left my husband I went back to school for my masters degree, in Psychology, because I believed I needed a “real job”.   If network marketing would have been in my consciousness at that time I would have jumped on board, but going to school and getting a good job was the way to get ahead back then and it was my path.

I worked 2 jobs, had my own business, went to school and raised my kids at the same time. I use the term “raised” loosely because at the time I felt like I was doing a terrible job. In 5 years I had a masters degree in Psychology, and a good job. It took me 5 years because of all the things I was juggling to make it happen.  It was one of  the hardest thing I have ever done.    How did I do it? I am not sure.   Did I get a head?  No, it was the road to debt.

I came out of school with a large loan looming over my head, could hardly pay my mortgage and couldn’t stretch the money I was making to the end of the month.  I will skip all of the gory details ( like not eating, eating Government subsidized, substandard food and feeling like a failure, to name just a couple), and trust me there were a lot of them that my children can attest to.   Our life sucked most of the time and I became one of the most negative people on the planet!  That is what happens when life is a day-to-day challenge.  I had to sell the house I loved and find something I could afford.

At that time it was easy to get credit cards and not uncommon to have a company offer you a $5000 or$10,000 balance.   I got several of them and when the money ran out before the end of the month that is where our supplemental income came from.  Plastic was easy!  It seemed like real money and it was easy to hand over a card to pay for gas, or food or other essentials that we needed.  Not smart but the only option at the time.

I could have filed bankruptcy but that would mean sitting down with someone and admitting that I had screwed up my life.  I was too embarrassed to do that and a part of me wanted to prove to myself that I could get myself out of this place.  That is an Aries trait that isn’t always positive, we love a good challenge!

Fortunately for me my soul also opened me up to my spiritual path, thus beginning a 27 year path to explore myself, learn who I was and  to get rid of the social programming that brought me here in the first place.  I have saved my life, healed my body and transformed, by changing my thoughts.  Trust me when I say that when you are living in survival and focused on what you don’t have, it is a challenge to shift to a place where you believe you can make your dreams come true.  Good things didn’t happen to me, so why would I believe they could?  But if I  believed what was right in front of me rather than imagining something better, I would still be where I was.

It takes courage and determination, two things I have in abundance.  Couple that with my extreme imagination, high level of intuition and creativity and that nagging thought that there was always something good waiting to happen and that was the magic formula to drag me out of the depths of poverty and bring me where I am today, living the life of my dreams.

The other thing I am thankful for is that I did find the vehicle of Network Marketing.  This happened after waking up one morning and realizing that I would have to work until I dropped and would die in debt because I was never able to get a head. I was making just enough to pay my expenses.  My kids were adults and I was still trying to recover from the debt I created to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table.   Once you get into debt it is like a never-ending hole that is hard to get out of because of the compounding interest.

Network Marketing provided me the vehicle where I could continue to work while building a residual income business.  It took me a while to find the right company and when I found It Works! Global I knew intuitively that it was what I had been looking for.  Some people think that Network Marketing is a scam, a pyramid scheme, a cult or something illegal but it is just is legal as Corporate America and one of the only ways the average person can become financially free.  We use to buy everything from each other in the past, and I think we are moving in the direction where we will be buying from each other and not from Walmart and Target.

A year ago I left my career as a Psychologist.  I walked away from the career that I worked so hard to get because it didn’t provide a vehicle to create a life of my dreams.  It didn’t give me the means to do the things I love to do.

To be able to say that I haven’t used a credit card in over 3 years and that I just made the last payments on what was once $40,000 worth of debt is a big accomplishment.  When I get excited about the kind of money I am making today it is not because I am bragging or because I am all caught up in the money, it is because of where I have come from and what it means to be where I am today.  I still pinch myself when I think that I am living financially free.

I sometimes think that people look at me now and think I was just lucky and imagine that my life was always easy.   My life wasn’t easy, in fact I have survived challenges that some can not even imagine, but those were only events to push me to my highest, best, most authentic self.  I want to be an example to you that anything is possible.

I encourage you to imagine your best possible life and trust me, because I know that it can happen!  If you can imagine it you can also make it come true.

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tabula rasa

I feel like my life has returned to tabula rasa.  Now that I know I will not have to go to work I have been having this sense that there are unlimited possibilities for what I can do with my life.

Tabula Rasa is the Latin for “scraped tablet.” It is used to represent the clean slate that is supposed to be the mind of the newly born.  It is a blank canvas that sits before the artist before they begin to paint.

All the years that I have had a job had a way of blocking my sight from the possibilities. By holding on to what I thought was security I have limited myself.  I knew that anything was possible, but it seemed to be out in the future, out of my reach, because there just wasn’t enough time or energy to do it.  There is a book called “Do What you Love and the Money Will Follow” by Marsha Sinatar. A part of me believed that philosopy and yet I couldn’t trust it because it wasn’t the social programming I was fed as a child and young adult.   I had to change my consciousness through unraveling my early programming, in order to embrace the idea that I can do what I love and money and support will be there.

In the past three years I have worked two jobs so I had less time to do what I love.  During that time, though, I have really been honing my manifestation and visualization skills.  When I started my own business the goal has always been to be able to quit my job and do what I love.  I always kept that goal in my mind, but the other things like travel, painting, writing and other fun things were out in the future.

Now, because I have opened the door to freedom and trust my self and the co-creative universe, I find myself imagining things as though they are already a part of my life.  I feel like I am at a smorgasbord and I can pick what brings me the most joy from all of the choices.  The difference between then and now is I feel like I am standing IN the field of possibilities instead of outside of it, imagining that it might exist.  I can feel a new life and a new me as though I am emerging from the cocoon of the past and becoming the authentic butterfly that I am.  Everything I have done to this point has fed the new dream, so I have know regrets.

When there are things that we have to do everyday we get stuck in a rut and create a routine.  The word “rut” and “routine” have a similar meaning.  A routine  is a sequence of actions regularly followed or a fixed program, where as a rut is a sunken track, path or groove made by the repetitive passage of vehicles or people on foot.  It can also mean a fixed, usually boring routine.

The challenge with starting a new life is not to start a new routine that becomes a rut.  Ruts are not expansive nor do they support dreaming, imagining or creating.  We fall into them because they give us a sense of safety and control.   Imagine what life would have been like if we were raised to believe that we had a clean slate each morning on which to create a new work of art.  What if we believed we could do what we love and the money would follow?

That is the concept I want to embrace in this new reality that I have created, because when we are open to all the possibilities we are magnetic and that magnetism can lead us to our joy and our prosperity.  Thinking about it that way makes me feel excited and jazzed to see what magic I can stir up for myself!

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Did You Know we have a Success Blueprint?

Did you realize that you have a success blueprint? It is like a thermostat that is set at a certain dollar value/success level that keeps you from going beyond that point. Your blueprint is like a thermostat. If the temperature of the room is 72 degrees, chances are good that the thermostat is set for 72 degrees. If your success blueprint is set at $2000 a month chances are good that you are not making any more than that. If you believe you only need enough to get by, that is what you will be doing, just getting by.

I know a lot of people who think it isn’t spiritual to have a lot of money. They live on just enough to get by and never have enough money to do the things they say they came here to do. I am a very spiritual person and I want to be a millionaire so that I can have an impact on the world and not just struggle to impact my own life! Money is just another form of energy and if we don’t have enough of either we will have problems. It is interesting that you never hear someone say “ I just want enough energy to get by.”

When I learned about success blueprint principle I was surprised. I have spent many years working on the prosperity area of my life and thought I have cleared out a lot of my lack of wealth BS, but what life was reflecting back to me was saying something different. I didn’t know why until I learned about the success blueprint.

In his groundbreaking “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint engrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance. But if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money-and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.”

Your money blueprint will determine your financial life and even your personal life. If you’re a woman whose money blueprint is set for low, chances are you’ll attract a man who is also set for low so you can stay in your financial comfort zone and validate your blueprint. If you’re a man who is set for low, chances are you’ll attract a woman who is a spender and gets rid of all your money, so you can stay in your financial comfort zone and validate your blueprint.

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks use a similar concept they call the Upper Limit Problem or ULP. They feel that we each have an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.

Unfortunately, our thermostat setting usually gets programmed in early childhood, before we can think for ourselves. Once programmed, our Upper Limit thermostat setting holds us back from enjoying all the love, financial abundance, and creativity that’s rightfully ours. Much of the programming is on auto-pilot so we aren’t even aware we are thinking limiting thoughts because our program comes naturally to us. The ULP is the human tendency to put the brakes on our positive energy when we’ve exceeded our unconscious thermostat setting for how good we can feel, how successful we can be, and how much love we can feel.

I had a teacher who used to say “ How much joy can you handle?” It seems like a silly question but try it some time and watch what happens. I imagine that the saboteur will find a way to show up! The essential move we all need to master is learning to handle more positive energy, success and love. Instead of focusing on the past, we need to increase our tolerance for things going well in our lives right now.

How Your Money Blueprint Is Formed

What people have to realize is that we are all taught and conditioned on how to deal with money. Unfortunately, many of us were taught by people who didn’t have a lot of money, so their way of thinking about money became our natural and automatic way to think.

Your mind is nothing more than a big and spacious storage cabinet. In this mental file cabinet you file and store information. Where does this information come from? It comes from your past programming. Your past programming determines every thought that forms in your mind. So the question becomes, How are we conditioned?
We are conditioned in three primary ways in every arena of life, including money:

* The first influence—Verbal programming: What did you hear when you were young?

Did you ever hear phrases like money is the root of all evil, save your money for a rainy day, rich people are greedy, rich people are criminals, filthy rich, you have to work hard to make money, and money doesn’t grow on trees? In my household, every time I asked my father for any money I’d hear him scream, “What am I made of… money?” or “ we can’t afford that!” In my programing the only way to get money was to work hard and there was never enough of if.

Each and every statement you heard about money when you were young remains lodged in your subconscious mind as part of the blueprint that is running your financial life. Like I said it is running on auto-pilot as back ground noise every time you encounter something to do with money. You go to your money file, pick it out and do what you’re supposed to do with it. That’s because your subconscious conditioning determines your thinking. Your thinking determines your decisions, and your decisions determine your actions, which eventually determine your outcomes.

* The second influence—Modeling: What did you see when you were young?

The second way we are conditioned is called modeling. We trust that the adults around us know what they are doing and we follow their lead. There is a saying, “monkey see, monkey do.” Generally, we will tend to be exactly like one or a combination of both of our parents in the arena of money.

What were your parents like around money when you were growing up? Did they manage money well or did they mismanage it? Were they spenders or were they savers? Were they shrewd investors or were they non-investors? Was money always a struggle in your home or was it a source of joy and ease? Whatever your answers, you will be very similar to that. Although most of us would hate to admit it, there’s more than a grain of truth in the old saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

My parents were always struggling and they lived paycheck to paycheck. They were both products of the Great Depression and their financial blueprint was set when they were growing up at that time. They continued to live as though they were living in the depression through out their lives. Much of what they taught me about money through modeling was based on what had happened during the depression. They never talked to us about money and how to use it because no one ever taught them. There were many years that I lived from paycheck to paycheck, is that any surprise?

On the other side of the coin, some of us are exactly the opposite of one or both parents when it comes to money. Many people who come from poor families become angry and rebellious about it. That was me! I over came the lack of money growing up by spending what ever I got. That was the part my saboteur played in my life. When I realized that I had an unconscious program that said “ you better buy it while you can” I was able to start changing the way I dealt with money.

The reason or motivation you have for making money or creating success is vital. If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger or the need to prove yourself, your money will never bring you happiness. When you come from a family where money was scarce you are likely to want money out of fear.

* The third influence—Specific incidents: What did you experience about money, success and rich people when you were young?

The primary way we are conditioned is by specific incidents. What did you experience when you were young about money, wealth and rich people? These experiences are extremely important because they shape the beliefs—or rather, the illusions—you now live by.

For me money was scarce and we never had a lot of it. I remember though that my father always had money at the end of the week to spend on a six-pack of beer. This was something he bought no matter what because he was an alcoholic. There was an unconscious message in that behavior that said even if you don’t have money it is okay to spend it on something that you want. There were years when I was spending money I didn’t have, using credit cards, because of the program in my blueprint from my father’s behavior.

The other program in my blueprint was that rich people were out of my league. They were some how better than we were because they had money. I still feel that way around people who have more money than I do. I find them a little intimidating and that is something I am working to change.

Our inner thermostat is the comfort level we unconsciously set for ourselves. For example, let’s say that for the last two years you’ve made $100,000 in your business. You say you are ready to grow bigger. You say you want to double your income, but you’ve only ever made $100,000. It’s not that you can’t. It’s that unconsciously you have a comfort level around that lower amount. It’s amazing how you will find ways to keep yourself from allowing the success in. Maybe you’ve experienced a big, juicy, ideal new client contacts you and you procrastinate getting back to them.

The saboteur holds the information for your lack of success and when you try to go beyond your success blueprint it steps in. The Saboteur archetype is concerned with tendencies to diminish, derail or destroy our efforts. It may also extend to doing the same to others. The Saboteur archetype is made up of the fears and issues related to low self-esteem that cause you to make choices in life that block your own empowerment and success. People tend to be naturally familiar with the shadow aspect of this archetype. This may be the most difficult of all the archetypes to understand by virtue of its name, saboteur, a name associated with betrayal. But, in truth, the purpose of this archetype is not to sabotage you, but to keep you from making mistakes and to help you learn the many ways in which you sabotage yourself so you can make corrections.

What is your current money and success blueprint, and what results is it subconsciously moving you toward? Are you set for success, mediocrity or financial failure? Are you programmed for struggle or for ease around money? Are you set for working hard for your money or working in balance? Are you set for having a high income, a moderate income or low-income? Are you programmed for saving money or for spending money? Are you programmed for managing your money well or mismanaging it?

The best way to determine what your money blueprint is set at is to look at your life. How much money do you make each month? Are you satisfied with this or have you struggled to make more and it doesn’t happen? The only way to change your level of financial success permanently is to reset your financial thermostat/money blueprint. All Change begins with awareness. Create a chart list all of the negative programming around money you notice and create a positive phrase about it and repeat the positive phrase three times every day. Do this with each of the negative programs until you start noticing changes. Over time you will be able to create a new success blueprint that is in alignment with what you want to create.

Since I learned about the Success Blueprint and stay aware when the saboteur is influencing me my financial success has been growing.

I highly recommend reading “The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” to learn how to change your Success Blueprint.

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