It’s tax time for many people, and so money is in our thoughts a lot right now. Money has been a big issue for me, and one of the things that I have been working to retrain my mind about in the last year and a half is that money is just another form of energy.
There are lots of cliches about money. Consciously or not, these cultural teaching affect how we interact with money. I have been working on my abundance mindset, and being in the flow of money, having it flow to me and through me effortlessly and abundantly.
The other morning, I found myself slipping back into some old thought patterns: I need more money for ______; How am I going to pay for _______; I still owe ______; etc.
Then I gave myself a mental shake. I recognized the old pathway my mind was travelling down, and I consciously stepped off of that old path.
“Wait a second!” I thought to myself. “I have just had an abundance of energy and money flow through me in the past couple of weeks!” Ok, it flowed through me, and went out just as fast as it came in, but I was in the flow. My bills are paid, and the money I needed for a couple of unplanned things (car repairs!) was there for me when I needed.
In that moment, my whole energy shifted. Instead of being worried and tense, I was relaxed and peaceful. Instead of being anxious, I felt extremely grateful. I am now aware that an experience I was looking for in my life is present, right here and right now, and it gives me the sustaining faith that I will continue to have this experience. I AM in the flow, and I AM manifesting abundance in my life!
To what do I credit the shift in consciousness? It started with the Millionaire Mind Intensive in October of 2008, which helped me to start changing my beliefs about money. This led to other courses and events with Peak Potentials, which helped me break through some of the fears that were holding me back and build a network of supportive, positive people who have goals and beliefs similar to mine. Then my husband and I attended CEO Space in May of 2009, which expanded my vision of what I am here to do in the world and led me to The Peaceful Woman. Most recently, I have been taking part in The Peaceful Woman’s Inspired Living Coaching Program, and that has helped me be aware of what I want to manifest, and become conscious of when I am manifesting those experiences into my life.
Here are a couple of the books I have read that have helped me create this positive change:
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
- The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth Ph.D.
- The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist (this one made a particularly large impact on me!)
I’d love to hear about your relationship with money, and any tips you have for making it a positive one!