Guest post by Allison Maslan (learn more about Allison at the end of this post)
Money alone will not make you happy. It’s what the money can do for you that can bring joy. It can give you leverage to capture a life-long dream. It can go to a family in need. It has given me the ability to buy this computer, my writing tool in sharing my coaching, teaching concepts and to write my book, Blast Off! Money is often given a negative connotation. You’ve heard the idea that having wealth will make you greedy or give you an attitude of being “better than.” How can this be true? Money is actually an avenue for freedom of choice. Just as a state of balanced health gives us freedom to move and be in the world, money gives us the freedom to do, or not to do, what we choose. When money is limited, your choices are limited. If you’re struggling to come up with cash, your choices of housing and food decrease. The more money you have access to, the less you worry about survival, which frees up your mind from unwanted thoughts. Therefore, money is an avenue of liberty because it gives you independence to express your creative and individual voice.
What you want to spend your money on may not be what I want to spend my money on. Money is used to express your desires, whether you save it, invest it, or spend it. You may enjoy spending your cash on mystery novels and I enjoy spending mine on a vacation to Mexico. You may donate funds to the homeless and I choose to support a literacy campaign. Money gives us the freedom to express our passions. If you have money, you have more choices.
Do you struggle with issues of fear around money? Have you ever thought that the fear and the action of holding onto your money or your safe job could actually be the very things that may be causing you to struggle in survival mode? This fear of losing or not making money will actually hold you back from creating more money.
If your attitude tends toward the pessimistic, skeptical vein of life, you are energetically closing off any opportunity or space for your abundance to arrive. The result? An even more pessimistic, skeptical life experience.
Survival, meanwhile, is doing what you have to do just to get by. It’s more about existing or staying alive. It’s similar to a predator/prey situation where an animal does what’s necessary to survive or protect its pack. When you’re struggling each day just to survive, there may also be a huge element of fear present that says, “If I don’t do this job, even though I hate it, the rug will be pulled out from under me. Or even worse, the walls will all cave in.”
Many people come to me to make a drastic change in their careers. Their tendency has been to jump right back into the same type of career for security purposes only, even if they truly dislike this work. This is a dead end tactic. Having someone to offer them direction, guidance and strategies to help work through the fear of change and the unknown is often the key to moving them out of the state of survival to a new life of abundance.
Survival is “disaster prevention” rather than the creation of a new magnetizing prosperity. When you live to survive, you miss out on a whole host of opportunities waiting restlessly to be noticed and accessed. Survival thinking uses language like “stuck,” “struggle,” “effort,” “hard” and “victim.” Abundance thinking translates into language like “effortless,” “in the flow,” “passion,” “dream,” “is coming,” “is happening,” “fullness” and “feeling alive.”
When you look at your bank balance and the bills each month, how do you react? Do you feel a sense of anxiety rising up from your stomach to your throat, or a heavy, weighted pressure in your chest? Do you express your anxiety to your partner or do you hold it in and obsess about it? Do you have a dream that you continue to put on hold because you’re waiting for your financial or personal situation to change?
As long as you continue to take the same survival actions that are based in fear, your results will not change. The reality in every aspect of your life is birthed from your belief about a particular situation, and the intention and actions you take regarding your situation. Your words are an unconscious expression of your life force. This is an inner game. You may be saying or thinking negative language that you’re not even aware of. If you are thinking these thoughts, you are creating an energy frequency, and therefore, a negative reality around them. Let’s take a look at all the ways you are experiencing and expressing survival thinking, which consists of repetitive thoughts and language concerning money that limits your financial growth.
Say these statements out loud. How does your body feel as you express the words?
- “Money never comes easily to me.”
- “I never have enough.”
- “I don’t deserve to have money.”
- “People will think I’m greedy if I have money.”
- “Money comes to others, but not to me.”
- “I would love to travel, but I will never have that kind of money.”
- “The economy is terrible right now. It is a time of struggle.”
Now say these words. Do you notice an immediate lift of energy in your body?
- “Money is a wonderful expression of energy.”
- “Money gives me a sense of freedom and choice.”
- “Money is a very positive asset because it gives me freedom.”
- “Money helps me to help others.”
The choice of our thoughts, our words makes an immediate impact on how we experience poverty or prosperity in every day.
The definition of abundance is a degree of plentifulness, affluence and fullness. It is a word that mirrors an energy of growth and limitless living. Abundance is displayed in our world on every level. You witness an abundance of spirit as you observe children playing together, running and laughing; an abundance of joy as you share a tender moment with your loved ones; an abundance of giving as you help an individual, family or a community in need; an abundance of passion as you actualize your true calling; an abundance of health as you move your body freely; and an abundance of wealth as you create opportunity and space for money to flow to you and through you. Abundant thinking is a language of consciousness that translates into the following statement:
“I believe and see that we create our own limited world, therefore we have the ability to create an infinite reality. All we desire is possible.”
If you believe that all is possible and make room for these possibilities to appear, abundance will arise in many levels of your life.
The Power of Money Knowingness
In my life, whether I had surplus cash or was flat broke, I’ve always known that the money would come, and that I would live in prosperity. I am not a psychic, nor a fortune-teller, and I haven’t inherited a trust fund. How do I know that the money will always be present in my life when and where I need it? And where did this belief originate? Whether this developed from watching my father build his business, or just plain denial of my bank balance, I cannot say for sure. I do know that what I project out into the Universe will come back to me. Faith in abundance has become a part of my cellular makeup.
The biggest asset towards creating wealth and prosperity in my life is this deep belief that all things are possible, no matter what.
About the Author
Allison Maslan, HHP, CCH has been an entrepreneur for the past 25 years and has a vibrant array of nine successful businesses to her credit. She is an author, life and business coach, homeopathic physician and international speaker. Allison is the president of The Blast Off Life and Business Coaching where she specializes in helping people tap into their passion and purpose and launching them into a new business and the best chapter of their lives. www.myblastoff.com. Allison’s new book, Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan To Launch Your Dreams Into Reality, is being released on January 19th on Amazon. Don’t miss your chance to receive thousands $$ in bonus gifts on launch day. www.myblastoff.com/booklaunch. 888-844-3550