Today’s blog is going to be a two-parter. Because this is a big topic for me, and it’s Friday night and I choose to believe (see that? I recognize this is a choice!) that I don’t have the energy for one long blog post about money tonight.
I definitely have some negative paradigms about money.
And I’ve searched for books on how to change how I feel about money, and would you believe there aren’t many? (If you know of one, please tell me!)
So I guess I’ll have to write that one too (remember I’m also going to have to write Codependency at Work).
Here’s what I’m starting to learn:
- There is no point hanging onto money. It’s worth nothing unless you put it to good use.
- Don’t be stingy with your time and money because you’re going to spend it all before you die anyway – you can’t take it with you!
- The best way to spend your money is on your personal development and well-being. Invest in yourself because nobody else will until you invest first.
- Rich people are comfortable with money. That’s why they have it and don’t worry about how to get more.
- If you are shocked when people are willing to give you money, you need to work on your paradigm. It shouldn’t shock you to receive money for your product or service.
- Sometimes we create paradigms for others that they don’t actually have. My mom told me this awhile back, before either of us knew what a paradigm was. In so many words, she told me, “Don’t assume the person you’re selling to doesn’t have money. You’re taking away from them when you do that. See everyone as abundant. If you believe God takes care of you and me when we need money, wouldn’t you also believe that he’s taking care of others?” She floored me when she said that. Mind=blown.
I did not grow up around money. We were never left wanting, except for one time when my dad was in a bad mood and lied to me that we couldn’t afford the pack of Juicy Fruit gum I picked up at the grocery store. I bawled.
Learning this material, learning about the Laws of the universe, I know now that whether I realized it or not, my childhood built up some paradigms that have led me to believe I am not someone who gets money. I was not taught to know how to build wealth, and I acted as such.
Now, I’m shifting that paradigm. I am moving up to a higher frequency and acquiring a new vibration. I think this is a big one for me. I should probably think of myself as “easily accepting of new paradigms” and maybe this will be easier and quicker than I think. Whew, this is getting deep.
The Law of Attraction states that you don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are.
So…am I wealthy?
To be continued…