Life in itself is an empty canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory.” ~Osho
I remember many times in my life I believed I was not “destined” for great things. My mind was trained to entertain ideas like, “Making money was for fools, and that money was the root of all evil.” Sure enough, I manifested some pretty frustrating financial situations from these negative beliefs. At one point I felt so financially stuck that it felt like I was constantly drowning from the inside. Every morning it seemed I was swimming in some frantic financial “doggie-paddle” just to stay afloat and pay the bills to get by.
Then it happened one day in mid-paddle… I surrendered to my drowning experience and realized something deeply profound. I was creating everything. I understood that I was the one choosing how I related with my financial situation. I saw that had a choice in how I approached my feelings about money. I realized that I could simply invent a NEW relationship with it, one that was based on freedom, abundance and self-worth. I could decide to stop letting myself feel this feeling of struggling to survive.
I knew that I manifesting the same financial challenges every year, not because of my lack of effort, yet simply because I was wasn’t willing to explore and shift my personal relationship with money. The moment I looked inside and saw my thinking habits for what they were, I changed the way I related to money. I created a relationship that was empowering and felt good! I knew that those electrons in the bank account didn’t actually give me real power, purpose or fulfillment. I was responsible for giving myself those experiences. I knew that nothing real came from the outer world. It was from this understanding that I became financially free and realized I was the master of my financial destiny.
“Find God. This is your mission. You are the center of the Universe. Your center is God, Consciousness, Absolute Reality, Perfection, Brahman. This is the only piece that exists. You have absolutely nothing to give up, nothing to surrender, nothing to let go of. You are already liberated.” ~Robert Adams
People always ask me what my definition of financial freedom is. Usually I respond with, “The one who spends the least amount of time thinking about money is the most financially free.” If you have tons of money and yet are always thinking about it, worried it may disappear one day, how financially free are you really? If you feel like you never have enough money and you’re always thinking, hoping and wishing you had more, you’re living in a prison as well. The secret to creating a highly empowered relationship with money starts with letting go of your attachment to it. Find something that is always going to be bigger than money or power to devote your life to. People who chase after money are living from ego, craving status or power. It is a big trap and void of any spiritual reward. The only way you can be free from the money trap is to relate to it from a place of joy and effortless ease. It’s actually quite easy to shift your financial frequency when you get clear about your priorities in life. Below is a short financial blessing I wrote for you to read to yourself every morning. Notice what happens to your body when you breeze through it one time.
I now let go of any limiting beliefs stopping me from accepting the feeling of financial freedom. My word represents my power and when I am 100% true to my word and walk my talk today, I can expect my every word to manifest into physical form. I am truly blessed and grateful for all that I have received and for the great abundance that is still to come. There are many seeds planted inside me that are growing and pouring endless financial prosperity onto my life. I always have enough money. I am thankful for all that has been given to me and all that is constantly flowing to me. I am blessed with this life and able to receive all the wealth I want and need now. I trust there is a divine creative genius inside me who is manifesting all the abundance I need. I know that I am deeply loved.
The reality is that money is just energy and that there is an infinite supply of it. The world will always be creating more money everyday. If you think there’s not enough of it, or that you’re taking more than “your share” of money, you’re simply living in the illusion of poverty consciousness. Sure money doesn’t grow on trees, yet neither does milk. You have to get out of bed and go outside and milk that cow if you want to drink it. The money that you physically receive will grow the more frequently you take action on inspiration. The most inspired creative ideas you have about contributing to the whole of humanity yield the highest monetary benefit. If you can make a million people happy you will be rewarded greatly for that. You must however be open to receiving your gift in the form of a financial blessing. This is where many people get stuck as they’ve spent so much emphasis on not ever having enough money that when it actually comes, they don’t feel worthy enough to receive it physically.
“No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.” ~Epictetus
The secret to letting a massive flow (or trickle) of abundance pour through your life starts with letting go of fear. If you’re reacting to life in any form of fear, you are blocking the flow of currency. How you relate with people in life deeply impacts your relationship with money. If you only choose to feel gratitude for your life, it will be easy for you to feel financially free, rich and alive! Start noticing the small things that you have going for you. These are your “riches”, which are providing your base for feeling abundant right now. There are millions of people on this planet who have far far less than you. You are extraordinarily rich in their eyes. You are already living like a God or Goddess compared to them. This abundance that you have is real, and when you can see how much luxury you actually have, you will start shifting your understanding to one of constant gratitude instead of a perpetual complaint. As your relationship with money moves into a cycle of increasing gratitude, you’ll start manifesting abundance from every corner and avenue in your outer world.
If you really want to, you will become the financial master of your destiny one day. When you master your inner world, you will master your outer world and truly transform your financial destiny. You may have to stretch your imagination to connect with this intention the first time, yet it’s worth taking time to do it. The more you can meditate, bring the mind to absolute stillness, then and only then do you have any mastery over it. Then you are conscious enough to choose to entertain expansive joyful sensations about money. When you are sooooo super conscious of the thoughts that enter your brain all day long, you can ignore the ones that make you feel financially stuck or unworthy. This acute awareness is the first essential key to mastering your financial destiny and discovering a more enlightened state of being.