Welcome to day 4 of the challenge. I hope you’re seeing great results so far!
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the Facebook group.
So far this week we’ve discussed the basic technique of focusing on your goal seed, some technical aspects of how energy and resistance work, and a few ways of releasing resistance.
Today I will be discussing some general topics that tend to crop up when money is being discussed.
How the Money Will Come
One of the biggest things to keep in mind with the law of attraction is not to worry about how the manifestation will come.
In fact, I’m sure you have the experience of continually worrying about the how, and thereby sabotaging the manifestation.
But this isn’t the only thing to keep in mind. You also don’t want to limit the how.
For example, some people say that they want their money to come from their business, or a lottery win, or a random check in the mail, etc.
Then one of two things happen:
- They shut one door money could come through, and so it doesn’t come at all.
- Money comes through a source they didn’t want, and so they get frustrated and then shut down the flow of money, because of that resistance.
So yes, either way the flow of money is generally shut down, because once you introduce resistance, you stop the flow.
When I first started working on manifesting money, I really wanted it to come through my own business. I wanted to feel accomplished, and like I was contributing to my family.
Well, then the money started coming through Christine instead. And, I was happy about the money, but also frustrated that it wasn’t coming how I wanted it to.
And so, the flow started to slow down quite a bit, because of my insistence on making it come a certain way.
The fact is, the Universe will find the path of least resistance to get that money to you. If it’s through a source you don’t prefer, then perhaps work on lessening your resistance around your preferred sources, but still acknowledge and celebrate the money that is already coming through in other ways.
As long as you are acknowledging the money that is already flowing into your life, then you can work on introducing other ways for it to flow. But if you disapprove of some source of abundance, that disapproval will only bring more like itself, which obviously isn’t a match to financial abundance.
When I started to accept the money flowing into our lives, no matter how it showed up, then it was freer to flow in many different ways.
Lead with Your Emotions
This is a very simple principle, but one that I find people overlook all the time.
Very simply, learn to lead with your emotions.
What do I mean by that?
Two things, really.
Firstly, you can’t wait for outer reality to change before you can allow yourself to feel good. For instance, many people say, “I’ll be happy when I get that promotion at work,” or, “I’ll be happy once I’m no longer living paycheck-to-paycheck.”
But see that’s the issue. You have to get it in your head that emotions come first, and manifestations follow.
If you want that promotion, you must feel the feelings of having the promotion, and everything associated with it, before the promotion actually manifests. In fact, unless you do this, the promotion will never come.
If you want to start having a surplus of money, you must feel the feelings of having a surplus of money, before that surplus actually comes.
You have to turn on its head the way that most people live their lives. Most people make their emotions conditional upon what they witness in their reality. But this will not work, if you want to be a creator of your life.
If you’re down to your last $50, for example, the normal thing to do is to feel fearful, and perhaps even frustrated. But what do you think these emotions are bringing you?
Instead, you have to learn to find abundance where it is already, or find other ways of feeling good now. Only then will your financial situation begin to turn around.
If you wait for outer reality to change for you to be happy, you’ll be waiting a very long time.
Secondly, when I say lead with your emotions, that means not to lead with your actions, or with your logical mind, or anything else.
It may look like you have a problem, which requires a lot of action or thinking to resolve, but this is never true.
What’s true is that you felt negative emotions, which led you into a negative situation, and now you’re trying to climb back out using action or logic, neither of which will work.
What works is leading with your emotions and feeling the way you want to feel. Feel the problem resolved—or as though there was never a problem to begin with.
Once you’ve done this, the action will follow naturally, if it needs to. But you need to make the emotional shift your first reaction to any negative situation.
Homework for Day 4
Today is rather short, but the principles herein are extremely important. If you internalize them, and put them to use in your day-to-day life, things will shift for you. I can absolutely guarantee that.
In fact, once you begin this work, things will start shifting very quickly.
So for today, I want you to focus on leading with your emotions, in any situation. If you don’t like something that is going on in your life today, instead of complaining, or trying to solve it with action, just go within and feel what you’d rather be feeling right now.
Keep as your first priority all day just feeling the way you want to feel. Don’t rely on external circumstances to make you feel a certain way: that is lazy creating. Feel how you want to feel first, then outer reality will shift to match your new vibration. It must, for that is how the law of attraction works.
I hope you are enjoying the challenge so far. Once again, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the Facebook group.
I’ll see you tomorrow for day 5 of the challenge!