Money is the root of all ______.
As you read the above sentence how did you fill in the blank and end the sentence? I bet it was in the same way as I did. It is such a common phrase that is instilled in many of us from a young age that you would think nothing of it, just like a lot of other phrases drummed into us as children. They get stored deep in our subconscious mind without us even realising it and the result may be that we see that belief manifest in our lives as we get older. It then proves that belief or a set of beliefs we think to be true. But was it that truth? How can we really know or prove what is real? It is a great question to live and is part of my inquiry into life. If you read my previous post about my experience of living the questions then yes, it is another question to add to my list 🙂
I started reading a book called ‘How To Make One Hell of a Profit and Still Get to Heaven’ by Dr John DeMartini a few months ago. I am new to this author’s work but that is one heck of a title right?! When I read that title, at first it sounded like one of those books that give a ‘how to guide’ or ‘ten keys to [insert subject]’. I am still in the early stages of the book but there is a good reason for that (besides having many books on the go lol). More than just a set of ideas and a philosophy to follow, I am slowly realising this book is about a change in consciousness, so that each person can lead more fulfilling lives and reach the financial freedom that seems to be only dreamed about.
We live in an abundant Universe that wants to give to us always, yet somehow it doesn’t feel like it at times. I don’t know about you but that’s what it has been like for me, especially lately. Since everything starts from thought, what we think about and what we actually want may be very far apart. Everything has an energy or a certain frequency and our thoughts are included in this. The question is how can we get what we want and what our thoughts are to align?
I believe the key is to work on a deeper level to reach the causal, i.e. the root of the belief and where it came from. It is something embedded in the subconscious mind which we may not even be aware of. I can’t say I have all the answers. Just like you, I am human and always learning. That never stops. The more we learn, the more we can understand ourselves and dissolve some of the blocks that inadvertently impede our lives.
In chapter 3 of the book, The Power of Appreciation, there is an exercise there in which you are asked to make a list of everything you own (including any investments and insurance policies). In doing so, it is about getting a better picture of your assets: to see where you are now and where you want to be. I didn’t think anything of it until I started this exercise. That’s all I can say is WOW. I am absolutely flabbergasted by the results and I am not even half-way through the exercise yet. I was amazed at what I had accumulated despite decluttering many times over and the worth of my possessions.
For a long time, because of my current financial situation, I felt like I didn’t have enough. Although I know intellectually that the Universe is abundant, deep down there is a part of me that doesn’t believe it. From a young age I was taught that life was hard and that money was hard to come by. Despite being financially secure as a family, I grew up with a huge fear surrounding money and that has stayed with me into adulthood.
This seemingly small step in making a list has instilled something new for me, besides attuning to the part of me that loves to be organised (that will need another post just by itself 🙂 – and also just to note the exercise is not about being obsessed with your assets but moving you through the appreciation of what you already have). Somewhere along the line as I was making my lists I felt this amazing feeling through my entire body. I am so deeply grateful for everything I have. There right in front of me and my surroundings was living proof of my financial abundance and an open path to heal the poverty consciousness passed down through the generations. It is an interesting path for sure. The story (and the lists) continue…
Thank you for reading.
Love and light,
P.S. I invite you to try out this exercise, even if it is just one room or drawer in your house. Let me know how you get on in the comments box below. I always love to hear from you.