You never know how strong you are,
Until being strong,
is your only option.
Written By Balanced Soul
Well happy weekend, Balanced Souls!! I just stumbled over this exercise and got REALLY excited (well, when am I not…) and I thought, LET’S DO IT! I was going to wait to post it, then decided that’s just plain silly. So I’m starting TODAY and I invite you ALL to join me and see what happens in your life.
We have chatted plenty about Affirmations and the Law of Attraction here, so this exercise should come as one that feels harmonious with all of that. I think we could also use this principle to write ourSelves other manifestations, too…but START HERE!!
(and check out this lovely blog. I’m really excited to have found her!)
Writing is a powerful way to get unblocked and back into flow, and one of the areas we often seem to be out of flow is around the area of Abundance.
Abundance can be many things to many people, but there is always one common component to everyone’s idea of an abundant life – an absence of lack.
So how do we write ourselves into Abundance? The first thing we need to do is edge ourselves out of limited thinking. You know what I mean – limited thinking is that space where we say to ourselves:
‘I can’t because I don’t have enough time, money, education,emotional support, skill, connection, opportunity, love, health,peace, stability, direction, Byron Bay Organic Donuts (trust me when I say if you’ve eaten one you know what I’m talking about) or whatever is your usual self-talk…’
Now what I’m going to suggest today may sound a little materialistic to start off with, but bear with me. This is a great process, and once you get into it it becomes fun, and opens you up to so many possibilities and new ideas, as well as the resurrection of old ideas that are lurking, starved and lonely, in the dark dusty corners of your mind.
This week we’re going to spend money!
Well, write about it as if we have that cash in our hands and can spend it on whatever we like…
Your task this week (and into the following months if you enjoy this exercise) is to start at the smallest amount of money, and spend the lot. You can spend more than one amount of money at a time, but you must spend in order: ie Cash Sum 1, Cash Sum 2, etc. You cannot move onto the next sum of money until you have completely spent the one before.
Simply write HOW you will spend the money, being as specific as you can. Feel free to get brochures or cost things out on the internet. Let your imagination go to town, and allow yourself to become emotionally involved in spending this cash!
This activity helps clear out our anxiety, fear and worry around money, and assists us to get to what we really want from life and for ourselves. Enter this activity with a spirit of adventure and curiosity.
Image from stevemitchelldesign.com
It doesn’t matter how you spend this cash – it only matters that you spend it. Once you have spent the money, for the purposes of this activity consider that task done. For example if you borrowed twenty dollars and you use your first Cash Sum to pay that back, tomorrow you don’t have to worry about repaying that debt – it’s done – so move on to the next thing. (of course, in real life you will still need to pay that twenty back…)
Cash Sums to be spent energetically
Pay attention to how your feelings change as you go from the smaller sums to the larger sums. Write in as much detail as possible. Really let yourself play and have fun with this. Allow yourself to get excited. Know that what you are doing is actually the Law of Attraction in action as you inform the Universe of your intentions and desires.
Get a little creative…
Vision board image from womenonthefence.com
Spend up big and have fun! Love and Light, Nicole ♥ xx
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness;
and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
This is the hardest time to live, but it is also the greatest honor to be alive now, and to be allowed to see this time. There is no other time like now. We should be thankful, for creation did not make weak spirits to live during this time. The old ones say ‘this is the time when the strongest spirits will live through and those who are empty shells, those who have lost the connection will not survive.’ We have become masters of survival -we will survive- it is our prophecy to do so.
“Humanity must shift from living “on” the earth, to living with her.”
~ Tiokasin Ghosthorse ~
Namaste’ Beautiful Souls!
By The Balanced Soul
I am SO inspired lately, by an idea presented by Jim Carrey when he was on Inside the Actors Studio (I know, it’s a random reference…but this has REALLY stuck with me), when he was asked about how he creates his characters. He said that he finds that we all have one Central Belief about our Selves that is Wrong. It’s a belief like “I’m not good enough,” or “I don’t deserve love”. And he creates characters by asking what their Belief about them Selves is, because as we become our Selves, we are reacting to this Belief, and trying to negate it, absolve it, make it not-True anymore. We create lives out of wanting to prove our Selves wrong about this core belief. “I don’t deserve Love, but I am in a relationship, see? I did it!,” that sort of thing…not consciously, of course, but you see what’s emerging here, right?
And so I started to examine what core mis-Belief(s) I hold about my Self. I mean, Mr. Carrey seems like a darn-talented guy (have you seen Man on the Moon? or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? The Truman Show? He’s brilliant!) so I think his opinion may have relevance in terms of how characters (identities) are formed. Knowing that each area of my life is a “character” I play, especially roles of “Doctor”, “Partner”, “Yoga Teacher”, and “Artist”, I started delving into the motivating mis-belief that gives life to each of these roles. It’s not as scary as I thought it might be. I thought my world might come falling apart…but it didn’t. As often happens with work like this, progress is made in quiet softening and unfolding of movement patterns, bursts of tears and cups of tea with journal entries.
So I would like to offer you some basic ways to start to understand your mis-belief, if this is an avenue that intrigues you. The reason I like it, is mainly because we can ALWAYS change a belief that we hold, so it is never too late to start, and there is no such thing as “wrong way”. This is comforting, because sometimes it feels like lots of things are “wrong”. I like the idea that it’s not “wrong”, it’s “dissonance”. I seek harmony, and a rich voice.
First of all, I recommend reading Wayne Dyer‘s early books, like “Your Erroneous Zones”. Read them over and over, until you really get it. He was really prolific in this process, and understanding the reason the Law of Attraction is a reality.
While you’re reading, or thinking about reading, make a list of what you consider “Big Fears“. Inadequacy? Not being accepted? Being unlovable? Being..too much for people to handle? Being too little of one thing, too much of another? Commitment? Death? I don’t know your list…just start listing. It’s ok to fully acknowledge and give space on paper to as many Big Fears as you have.
Leave off things like snakes and bugs, and unlikely events like the water supply being poisoned by the loon living on the corner. We’re trying to get at underlying currents here, not the superficial stuff that we worry over consciously. These are often things that our Ugly Mirrors are doing LOUDLY, so it makes us really uncomfortable. Look at your mirrors, look at the people you draw to your Self. Write write write, and maybe color, take a nap, cry, and write some more.
When it feels like you have it all on the paper, NOT in YOU any longer, walk away. Take a break and let your Self Be.
This, by the way, is awesome to do when you’re detoxing…because it’s an emotional detox supported by the physical process. You may release very old symptoms during this period of time.
A great tool for recognizing the lessons of your Ugly Mirrors is Byron Katie‘s Loving What Is. Better yet: here is her website, and The Work is available FREE on it…so you can start DOING IT NOW. Look at how she sets you up to examine your stuff, and realize you can completely let it go, loving it and releasing it: as many times as you need to, in whatever situations you find your Self. This may be a tremendous turning point for you.
When you are ready to come back, start paring it down: underlying all of this is one central mis-Belief. Oftentimes it is the belief that we are not worthy, that there is something inherently dissonant in us…when the Truth is that we are the stuff Stars are made of. Complete, whole, perfect, loved…accepted, good enough, strong enough. Messy enough, Awake enough, Asleep enough…it’s all enough. You are enough.
But you need to do whatever you need to do in order to see that. Being told it from the outside is nice, it’s a bit of a pep-talk; but essentially you must come to realization that you are a child of the universe, and you are serving a Purpose, and you a exactly where you are supposed to be.
Start affirming new core beliefs…Louise Hay is amazing for help with this, but you can write your own. Always in present tense, always focused on what you DO, or DO WANT.
Ultimately, this is the work we are all here trying to DO…trying to figure out what we Truly Are, and then where all the Mess of Human stems from. So when we can see, with clear, bright vision, where we made a mistake (it’s nothing bigger than a mistake), we can begin to Take Responsibility for it, and heal it. It gives us power back!
Blessings, and may your Way be Powerful and Clear
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