An interesting little shift click took place this week that was beyond an individual experience, but truly spoke to something collective that is and has been happening.
It touches on a topic I expound upon a lot in my workshops, as it comes up often as a challenging one for most people and it’s that of money, creating your passion as your life’s work, energy exchanges, and helping to create a new paradigm that supports all the visions and ideals you have, have been working towards manifesting, and have invested your time learning about intellectually for the path of work that you are choosing.
So, this week I had to take a little time out of my work flow to focus on getting my taxes done. Yes, that usually dreaded thing that comes up for us all, and yet while I don’t believe in taxes, and don’t buy into the whole system, I also have a peaceful and playful way of approaching everything that doesn’t create a tug-o-war within me when engaging in things NOT me.
And in fact, I’ve also found a way to have gratitude for the sheer ability to be able to pay my taxes through what I choose to do as extension of my life’s work. And like everything else where I have a magick bubble around me that I journey in always through life, I simply play the “Fool” card and see the whole process as a game where I’m inputting puzzle pieces and codes that ultimately are supporting a new paradigm I’m helping into reality by my creating an equality to the work I do in solid compliment to the work others have deemed more valuable – until now.
A little background – I’ve worked quite hard at building the life I choose to have and to be able to do what I know I’m here to do. And that hasn’t come easy. I’ve held a variety of “regular” jobs in my past, including office jobs in the insurance and investment sectors of business, but ultimately through my life’s journey, came to know that I cannot deny who I am and what ultimately is the most natural and healthy expression for me to be channeling in this regard.
And although I was always being of service in all of my interesting positions and jobs I held, it wasn’t until I made peace with that and blessed it all without charge, that I was able to walk away and move into what for me was most personally satisfying.
That also took a lot of work and time to build and streamline into being, to get to a place where I could actually support myself and pay my bills with doing what I love and what simply IS ME.
And that didn’t come without running up against energetic struggles with conditioned patterning, beliefs, and fears I had instilled within me not just passed on by my parents, but by society, and the collective at large, past past and present life past.
I remember each time I quit my “regular” office jobs, how I was told back then by my parents that it would be the biggest mistake of my life. They, like many, came from the old-school way of thinking you should go about earning your money and what is and isn’t possible – you couldn’t possibly do what you love and make that work, nor were they going to try it because of this instilled fear.
However, I did A LOT of personal work before I left my very last “regular” office job, not only creating such a peaceful and beautifully supportive send-off from that job where they even hired me thereafter to do mural work for their lobby, but I also did NOT come up against my parents’ antagonistic and disapproving remarks. In fact, they were quite supportive and excited, due to the way I approached it all and my process with it. So, although they had some old beliefs and fears still, there was no negative reaction.
That said, it’s still been a journey on energetic levels to shift things at even deeper core levels, and not just for myself and them, but collectively, as I see that everything I/we do is so integrally important in shifting what takes place for ALL.
I’ve felt that until we’re able to shift things within the current framework structure, we can’t simply turn our back on it and think we can create something new and grounded in lasting foundation, as there’s still a core old foundation working behind the scenes.
I feel that we need to work to shift what is, by doing the underlying and deep work with it, and THEN we will see the new suddenly seem to magickally light up, but it’s not because of abandoning the old, but in cultivating it with transmutational alchemy.
So, we temporarily look like the Fool, while we play in the old framework, dancing our way through it and infusing our magick with each step to transform things in a way that will benefit the greater good and they don’t even have to know that it’s happening.
This all really fully came into deeper, brighter light for me this week while I was doing my taxes and upon completion when I was talking to my parents, whom have since all these years completely undergone their own shifts because of the way I’ve been doing this process behind the scenes.
They’ve had a chance to see me build a life and my life’s work into being something of value beyond the scope of simply paying the bills. And little by little, it has helped, especially my dad, to realize what IS possible, that I’m actually doing what I said I would, it’s not “pie in the sky” talk, and anyone/I/he could actually pursue their dreams if one so chose to.
But this week was a huge click that I felt ripple out collectively. I’ve been seeing and hearing this happen all around by others I know who also have been doing similar processes and brought their life’s work into recognized equality and value to all that has previously been deemed as such.
When I completed my taxes, I realized that I had actually hit a milestone. Although I’ve been making a living from my work and paying the bills, as they say, I didn’t realize until I did my taxes that I had actually surpassed income I’d ever made at so-called “regular” jobs my parents had once said I’d regret leaving, which until now had still been holding that title.
It was such a huge epiphany click in the moment, where symbolically and literally a “tipping of the scales” had taken place.
I’d seen it as this so far: the old paradigm of “jobs” and “work” used to tip the scales in perceived and actual value the collective held it as, and all other things like the creative arts, healing arts, spiritual pursuits, and anything others would have deemed “hobbies” rather than the actual life path passions they were, were invalidated and not held as equals in value.
Little by little, I’ve seen how we as a collective have been working at shifting that, slowly creating more balance and equality, as we all get back in touch with our innate gifts and essence, and channel that forth with more self love, validation, and courageous belief.
After all, these passionate pursuits had at one time actually been invaluable, but were cut down by shifts in consciousness.
That’s why I celebrate and support people putting any time they possibly can into supporting their gifts and passions, and believing in themselves, as this is very important in order to have this shift take place, not to mention creates greater essence wholeness within each individual that brings more well-being overall. And of course, I’ve been doing my part.
We’ve been bringing the things people want to deny, push aside, fear, or degrade, into the light, by shining our lights, and thus more and more we will create a balanced equality.
Unfortunately, right now that equates to demonstrating this under the current framework of our monetary structure, since that is what is collectively being embraced. And once it is equalized and fortified under this guise, it can then turn into a whole new paradigm where different frameworks can operate that utilize other forms of energy exchange, which money simply is one of.
So many people have paved the way to enable myself and others to be able to experience this now, and for them and all of the struggles, courage, and challenges they faced to support this into being, I am eternally grateful. I promise to continue to do my part in honor of your sacrifices and contributions, as well as in honor of doing only that which I know how to do – follow my truth.
And although others have already created their pieces of this energetic framework, it isn’t until I experience it firsthand for myself that I share about it, as I’d rather speak from having done than just knowing what is possible.
So, when in my own life I saw myself “tip the scales”, which actually created an energetic shift within the conversation I had with my parents and in general that I could feel, it was to me a sign that it IS happening and KNOW that it is a possibility for everyone who chooses to experience this.
The things that don’t fit into the mainstream structure are no longer energetically “alternative”, but rather are equal. They always have been in the eyes of the All That Is and in the inner recesses of our truth connected to that infinite wisdom, but we are continuing to experience that truth in the very fiber of our daily lives – NOT JUST in theory. And I feel this is going to continue in very large ways increasingly, as if so many before me/us, and now I and many others are experiencing this, that means it will soon become “mainstream” for many, many more – the ripple effect at its best.
I literally felt a click happen in that moment this week and in my talking to my parents. Just like the click that happened the day I finally was ready to quit my last “job”. And to say it was exciting is an understatement. I even heard the click in the resonance of my parents’ voices. A vibrational shift took place that shifted things to a new level that sounded and felt harmonious and there is a new dynamic in play within our family framework, my personal framework, and the collective framework that kicked in with all the others on this same trajectory.
And that’s huge!
It’s not about being a millionaire, and I’m in no way what some may deem as “rich” monetarily, but what I and many others have achieved is truly a collective gift that I will continue to foster and nurture both in myself and others because I do believe this “shift” has hit the fan and will, as it has been, just continue to rapidly explode in interesting and amazing ways for everyone.
Money & Manifesting….What are the Barriers to Your Abundance? ~ Are You Ready to Get Real About What’s Really Limiting You?
Being, doing, and having….
“We can think of life having three dimensions: being, doing, and having. Often we attempt to live our lives backwards. We try to have more money in order to feel we can do more of what we want, so we can be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. We must first be who we really are, then do what we feel guided to do, in order to have what we want.”
~ I allow myself to be; I do what feels right; I have everything I truly want. ~
In yesterday’s Reiki Master Teacher workshop, the theme of the day seemed to be about “manifestation.” It kicked off the day in a pre-discussion to our training, came up again during our training, and again later during our dinner outing.
Discussions about Reiki will often lead into discussions on how to live a magickal, empowered, and abundant life, since the practice of embodying the essence of Reiki and consistently practicing it will naturally create more of this in our lives.
But this is not just a topic from yesterday, but one that so very often comes up (more and more) every time I hear people voicing frustration about things like money, not living the life they want, and not being able to do things they want to do because of lack of abundance, etc.
People have shared over and over that they are challenged with manifesting things, especially when it comes to money and fully being abundant.
Some of this I believe stems from our having gone so far mentally and spiritually, that we forgot to integrate things and bring things back into the body for EMBODIMENT rather than ascending into the ethers and floating off on a cloud. After all, remember we are humans with physical bodies. If you want to manifest things, they can’t just stay in your mind or as a concept you talk about. You’ll need to actually integrate that knowledge and conscious awareness into actualization. Work with your feelings, core beliefs, and what’s trapped in the body.
Abundant doesn’t mean you have to be a millionaire, but it does mean that you are living in a giving AND receiving flow of abundance that always supports your needs and the desires that will benefit your well being for the highest good.
This often comes up when people tell me how much they truly desire and know they need to go on one of the sacred journeys/retreats I and others offer, and yet year after year it will not happen because of not having the “money” for it.
Or, they won’t take that course, won’t go talk to someone like a life coach to get them through the blocks, won’t make time to read an important book, can’t find the time to be in nature or do something nurturing for themselves because they are too busy working hard at attaining money, stressing about it, and filling their lives up with a vicious cycle of things that aren’t balancing them and adding supportive benefit…etc.
I have done as much possible to support people, especially when I see their potential and deep desire, and assist with these kinds of things. I’ve offered huge discounts, payment plans, even in special cirumstances – personal loans to repay.
But as they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
Unless you hand something over to someone for free (and even then it STILL doesn’t always happen due to fear in general) it is easier for most to live with the familiar discomfort than to branch out into the unknown discomfort that will free them.
On some level, the challenges we experience serve us, even if it doesn’t consciously make sense. And the answer isn’t in enabling people, but in empowering them, as EVERY single person innately is abundant. In order to access that abundance, we each need to make personal, accountable, responsible choices to consciously embody that.
I’ve seen people on both ends of the spectrum. Those that let fear take over, or allow their beliefs to dictate their every action with excuse after excuse. And I’ve seen people who have looked the “impossible” in the eye, didn’t have a clue how it would take place, replaced fear with committed drive, and created the possible out of nowhere. But these people acted “as if” what they wanted was happening and took the steps with trust.
This really becomes clear to observe in terms of things like retreats where larger sums of money are concerned, and self nurturing, self value, and life-changing potentials are part of the equation.
These are bigger risks and greater challenges that really bring out our deepest and core beliefs and fears.
And yet, over and over I’ve seen magick take place with people who have come on retreats that had no means to do it and suddenly created it because of following that inner calling and now they are on their path in ways they had always hoped. They wouldn’t be where they are now, had they not taken those huge leaps.
This is just one type of example, but comes up over and over in emails, messages, and exchanges I receive sometimes daily. And while I feel for these people, truly understanding what they are experiencing from personal experience, I also ask them the question, “why can’t you do such and such?” This is met most times without a response (silence) or the list of patterned declarations that still aren’t touching the real reason at hand start rolling out robotically.
Yesterday, one of my students shared with us his magickal story of how he manifested a trip he knew he needed to take spiritually, and then went on to share all the little synchronous things that made it possible when there was no way in sight for him to do it.
I shared similar stories of others I know, including myself.
There are just some things that hold a value far past what you can comprehend. We talked later that evening on how some things, like “experiences” are simply invaluable and are much more powerful than any single item you can buy yourself. The intrinsic value of trips, for example, contributes to a higher quality of life, along with providing benefits that will long continue after you’ve returned home in terms of memories, energetic shifts and activations, inspiration and self nurturing, connecting you with parts of yourself and with others you wouldn’t otherwise, invites more new and expansive experiences, etc.
Personally, I’m far from rich, by any societal standard, but I believe myself to be abundant. To me abundant means there is a flow in and out of energy on all levels. I know that my needs are always met, and I know that the things that are really important for me, will always be supported. But I then live my life with the knowing this is true, as if it already is, despite it not being at the moment in my outer environment. My internal environment is living otherwise.
That’s not to mean I don’t run up against stress now and then, but it only lasts briefly once I remind myself of all of the similar circumstances where I have always created a way and it all always worked out for the highest good.
We may all have different ideas and definitions on what abundance means…but to me it is this and it is living a magickal life where all these little and large synchronous alignments just come together at each turn. That even when challenges arise, this is simply opportunity to rise to the occasion and stretch our abilities a little bit more.
I live an abundant life and believe in myself as an abundant being. I never see something as impossible even if I haven’t a clue how it could happen based on what I have or don’t have now – this is all just external illusions, as I have everything I need within me awaiting my choice to unleash that powerful realization. I simply know that if something is important for me, there will always be a way and doors will open, as I move forward with trust.
It’s the same way I manifested my upcoming trip to Iceland and any other personal trips I have taken for my own well being (which ultimately trickles to how I can be of benefit to the collective) and path. I knew I needed to go on a deep level, and the way presented itself magickally.
Stresses over money are usually a lot of the reasoning why people feel they can’t do something, but what is the true culprit to this challenge?
Every time someone tells me they don’t have the money, I’m not hearing that….what I actually DO hear is many other things/beliefs that are running the show at the root of it all, which may include one or more of the following:
- It’s really not that important to me, as I say it is
- My needs can wait or such and such needs to be in place and happen before I can do that (creating controls and unrealistic conditions/ideas of perfection that will never be met until the person shifts their values)
- I really don’t want the responsibility that comes along with the life-enhancements, empowerment and changes I will experience
- I am scared to embrace my personal power and gifts
- I’m afraid to overextend myself momentarily, for what I can’t SEE possible and even though the abundance is just on the other side of that fear ready to flow when I make the decision to move forward and choose what I want
- I don’t value myself enough/I’m not deserving and others will think I’m being selfish if I invest in my own well-being
- There’s no way I can manifest that amount of money. I am not that powerful. I’ve always been told how incapable I am of anything
- Money doesn’t grow on trees, is something you have to work hard for, is the root of all evil, should not be used on so-called “frivolous” things (someone else’s definition of what that is)
- If I spend the money for what’s important to me, what then? Money won’t keep on flowing in my life even if I am able to manifest it this time
- I fear the unknown and what comes next when I realize truths about myself after the opening experience
- I’d rather spend money on “things” that satisfy my immediate needs rather than focusing on long-term benefit
- And the list goes on….we all have at one time or another had one or more of these belief voices running our show, and then some
There’s nothing wrong with this, as it all has its purpose in our personal growth. But if we want to express the REAL truth about why we feel we can’t do something, it will be much more productive and empowering to get to the heart of the matter and be willing to look deeper at what’s behind our beliefs. Once we do this, we may just find the culprit/s holding us back from our natural abundance.
So yesterday I shared that if you have a challenge with money, it’s important to look at your relationship to it. And this goes for anything.
Your relationship to something involves your beliefs, which include all of the conditioned beliefs both from childhood, parent figures, society, collective patterning and conditioning, which are operating even if in your mind you don’t think that way.
These core beliefs will show you exactly where the challenge is.
It doesn’t matter what we think…it matters what we feel, believe, and are holding in our bodies, as core acquired truths.
Your inability to manifest stems from fears, beliefs, personal limitations, and blocked energy flows.
If you truly want to do something, I believe you CAN do it. The question is, how much do you really want it, and what are you willing to do to support that desire? The Universe will support you only if YOU take the actions in partnership with it. You will need to show how serious you are by doing something to demonstrate your wanting/believing/trusting. THEN you will start to see things shift. And in the meantime, you can work on your core beliefs and relationship to them to support swifter changes and larger and more frequent manifestations.
But these days there are SOOOO many ways to support you with what you want like in the example of needing to manifest money for something you want to do – be it a trip, starting a business, taking a class, seminar, workshop, course, buying equipment needed for your project or business idea, taking college courses to help with your path, funding a dream, etc. The more willing and open you are to think, feel, imagine, and act creatively, the more possibilities will come to you on ways to do it. I’ve seen and heard from many on how they have manifested what they wanted by being vulnerable and asking for help, along with shifting their beliefs and actions.
Some have turned to family and friends that believed in and supported them, providing loans, partial or full financial support, sharing of airline mileage, etc. Some have been willing to ask or take others up on offers of payment plans, asking if there are partial or full trade opportunities, discounts, etc.
And others have found collective ways to find that support through different funding options that are now out there like these:
Peer to Peer Lending: