The Flow of Abundance

The Flow of Abundance

One of my favorite books is Creating True Prosperity by Shakti Gawain in which she talks about understanding polarities.  In here she talks about the concept that we can not truly receive if we can not give and vice versa.   We often want, want, want but are not often prepared to give anything in return.

My daughter and I both bank at a local credit union here in Vancouver.  Last week we went in to deposit her piggybank (her long-term savings) and set up a spending account for her.  We had the most gracious young woman serve us and she was so patient answering all of my daughter’s questions.  She asked a lot of questions, including “what do you do with my money?”  Fair question!  The woman took us over to a little room with a beautiful mural on the wall that explained what they do with her money.  Being a very progressive credit union they invest the money back into the community via loans and various other initiatives. She explained the flow of money to her and how it needs to flow.

I have also taught her to donate a certain amount of her money to causes that are important to her.  Today she surprised me and added her own cash to the canned goods donation she made at her dance class today.  She has a real soft spot for homelessness and hunger.

Personally, I love giving and I seem to attract a lot of clients that love to give.  Yes, giving is a requirement for the flow of money but it does not have to be money, it can be your skills and time.  Everyone has something in them to give.  I recently saw a Facebook post about an elderly man in a hospital bed knitting hats for the homeless.  It can be as simple as going to volunteer at your local food bank, helping an elderly neighbor.  This in itself, is a long lost thing.  Helping our neighbors, that is.

Christmas time is a popular time of year for people to make financial donations but service is equally needed.  It is really important to align yourself with something that you really believe in and either do a financial or time gift.

On the extreme side of giving there are those that give too much.  Yes, too much.  I have seen so much of this that I put it in my webinar on 5 Financial Mistakes Women Make with their Money.  I have seen women give so much that they do not have enough for food for themselves.  Finding the balance is equally important.  Your wellbeing is just as important and you don’t want to end up in the place where you have nothing to give.   That serves nobody!

In my scenario of those that give all they have, these people actually have very little to begin with because they can not receive.  I have a friend that continually deflected anything coming to her and would complain she has nothing.  But she did not allow it to come to her and outright deflected it.  She would ask for something and someone would offer to give it to her but she would not accept it.  This was some of the biggest self-sabotaging behavior I have ever seen.  But it happens. There was lots of healing that needed to happen to her and that takes time.   Happy to report that she is progressing!

I also see people that are afraid to give as they feel there is not enough or they will give when they make a lot of money.  But I ask, how much is enough for you to have before you are willing to give.  This is very much a lack mentality and a mindset that will hold you back from true wealth and abundance.  You have to have faith that the Universe will continue to provide to you if you give.

The Universal Laws also come into play here.  If you want more love you need to give more love.  If you want to have more money you need to give more money.  It is quite simple.  You get what you give and this relates to all aspects of life.  Check in with your self to see where you give and if it is in alignment with what you want in life!

Alignment to Abundance

Alignment to Abundance

Alignment is one of those key foundation pieces that is so important when you want to accomplish something.  It is coming up often lately so I thought I would write a follow up to my podcast on the same topic.  As a health and money coach this shows up in all the work I do with clients.  It also comes into play when we are looking at our mindset and our self-sabotaging behaviours.

Alignment by definition is an arrangement in a strategy line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions.  Let’s look at if from this perspective….Everything in this Universe is energy.  When we desire something we need to align our energy of that which we desire.

Without alignment we are sabotaging all our efforts and gains we make towards our goals.  You can say you want something but if you don’t  take action then what you say means nothing.  Well….sometimes.  We do have to be careful about what we say because the Universe will deliver.  The context I am talking about here is our goals and our desires.  

I will give simple examples for both money and health.  For money, if you set a goal to reduce your debt and then choose to spend money that you don’t have then you are not acting in alignment.  How can you expect to get out of debt when you are creating more debt.  The same goes for health.  If you set a goal for a strong healthy body and then feed it processed foods and do not exercise, then here again you are not in alignment.  In order to get what we desire we need to be in alignment in our thoughts and our actions.  

Now, that looks pretty obvious but in reality it is not. Sometimes alignment is much more subtle.  Our subconscious can plays havoc with us when we tell it things that are not in alignment with our goals.  This is where mindset enters.  We have many underlying beliefs and thoughts that rule what happens in our life.  We can say all the affirmations in the world but if deep inside we do not believe it, it is really hard for the Universe to deliver.  It is like asking for more money in your life but not believing you are worthy of that money.  You see this with people that work really hard and never seem to get ahead.  A wealthy mindset knows they will be successful with money and that they can have lots…without jeopardizing someone else.

You must show up at the energy  frequency of what you want.  If you want to be financially abundant you have to have the mindset and take the  actions to get what you want.   You must become the frequency of what you want to attract before it will happen.  

Use your feelings to guide you on this journey.  If you listen carefully your feelings will guide you in the right direction.  More often than not we know when we are doing something that is not in alignment with our higher desire.  You will learn to recognize your self sabotaging behaviours or even your mindset that may not be congruent with your desires.  

Try it out.  Choose one thing you desire and are manifesting in your life and spend the day with it in the forefront of your consciousness all day.  Think about what you are doing and why.  Is it going to get you where you want to go.  Manifesting is not about just wishing for something and then hoping it will show up.  I consider myself to be a very good at manifesting.  I have the desire for something and then take the actions necessary for it to come to fruition.  Our thoughts must be very clear and in alignment.  There can be no mixed messages!  The Universe does not know what to do with a mixed message (ie. actions and thoughts not congruent).

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Podcast #10 – With Special Guest Tracey Osborne

Podcast #10 – With Special Guest Tracey Osborne

Welcome to Love Your Money Podcast #10!!!  I am so crazy excited about Podcasting to bring you regular teachings!

You are listening to Podcast #10- and I have to say that I am so excited for todays guest!  Today we have the pleasure of talking with Tracey Osborne of Tracey Osborne Coaching.  A bit about Tracey…..After specializing in the Virtual Assistant industry for almost a decade, Tracey Osborne coaches and teaches women how to use the skills they have to create a money-making machine working from home!  Tracey is the author of BEcoming a VA; The Key to Unlocking the Virtual Assistant Industry and is host of the Coffee with Tracy podcast!  Her new book, You Want to Work From Home is scheduled to be released in September 2017.  

You can listen to the podcast here or I am VERY EXCITED to let you know that you can listen to it in iTunes and subscribe there…so you never miss an episode!

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Podcast #8 – Love Your Money Special Guest WendyY

Podcast #8 – Love Your Money Special Guest WendyY

Welcome to Love Your Money Podcast #8!!!  I am so crazy excited to have a special guest join me today on the podcast!

WendyY has been coaching entrepreneurial leaders and transformation experts for fifteen years.  Affectionately called “WendyY”, she is a sought-after business coach and sales speaker because of her ability to coach and train individuals, groups and organizations to create extraordinary results.  She has made a global impact in coaching as an innovative CEO, serving across the US and in countries like the UK, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Brazil.  In this podcast WendyY is going to share with you how she has been successful in business and with her finances though the ups and downs of her personal health challenges  and the economy.

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Alignment to Abundance ~ 5 Keys

Alignment to Abundance ~ 5 Keys

Alignment is one of those key foundation pieces that is so important when you want to accomplish something and even for how you show up in this world.   Without alignment we can be sabotaging all our efforts and gains we make towards our goals.  To be in alignment and have the Universe support our goals and desires our thoughts, actions and words must all be congruent or in alignment.  You can not desire something and do the opposite and expect it to show up.   You don’t necessarily have to work directly on that desire but you have to not work against it.  Many concepts of manifestation are that you set the desire/intention and then let it go and let the Universe deliver.  Some people take this literally when in fact the Universe does need a little support!  You have to at least go in the direction of your desires….not against them with self-sabotaging behaviours!  

Let’s look at alignment energetically under the premise that everything is energy.  To be in alignment you must BE the essence of what you want.  You must show up at the frequency of what you want.  If you want to be financially abundant you have to have the mindset and take the physical actions to embody that which you want.  If you want to get out of debt or stay out of debt and you continue to create more debt you are not in alignment with the what you want and the energy of the universe is not going to support your true goal.  You must become the frequency of what you want to attract before it will happen.  Like attracts Like.

Use your feelings to guide you on this journey.  If you listen carefully, your feelings will guide you in the right direction.  More often than not we know when we are doing something that is not in alignment with our higher desire.  When we are not in alignment It does not feel right inside us and we will often know we are exhibiting self sabotaging behaviours.

 Here are 5 tips to keep you in alignment in many areas of your life:

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Align yourself with people that support you and will help you rise, not take you down.  I recently heard Tony Robbins speak on this topic about surrounding yourself with people that are successful at the level you want.  If you want something in life, align yourself with people that are successful at that same thing.  Learn, model and grow from them and you will have a much better chance of been successful.

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You live in Integrity when you are in alignment with your thoughts, words and behaviours.  Our thoughts become our life through our sub-conscious.  If your thoughts are saying to you that you will always be poor or in debt or never loose weight then our subconscious works to make that happen.  The subconscious does not know the difference between reality and non-reality.  If you desire something, be it, think it and let your mind believe it is already yours!

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To achieve success with your goals your actions must be in alightmnet with your goals.  You can not be successful with setting a goal and doing the opposite.  If you want to be out of debt, you need to act in alignment with that end result in mind all the time.  The same goes for savings.  Maybe you are wanting to save for a big trip….going out and buying new furniture when you don’t have the money or are using the money you are saving for the vacation is not going to get you on that holiday!

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Using positive words to remain in alignment with what you want.  A great example of this is using the word “try” which is very common by all of us.  Do you find yourself saying things like “I till try not to use my credit cards” or “I will try not to eat any junk food”.  The word “try” actually has negative energy to it!  (Oddly enough, I learned this concept at a accounting seminar!)  Be affirmative in all your thinking and writing.  Don’t give the Universe mixed messages using words like “try”.  If you truly desire something put as much positive energy to it as you can and it will some to you.

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Be your authentic self.  Being in alignment with your true self allows you to shine in this world.  You will begin to attract more people that are that which you desire to have in your life.  The world needs you and all your gifts that you bring with you.

Exercise:

Choose one thing you are manifesting in your life and spend the day with it in the forefront of your consciousness all day.  Think about what you are doing and why.  Be conscious of all your actions and decisions.  Is it going to get you where you want to go.  Manifesting is not about just wishing for something and then hoping it will show up.  You must act in alignment with what you want .  

 

 

 

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