Spiritual Entrepreneur: Access the Source of True Security

What’s your definition of true security ? Is it primarily about a certain amount of money in the bank or the value of assets you own?

Nearly everyone believes that security primarily has to do with having enough money. And that the answer to many problems in life is: more money.

I no longer believe that.

In a recent coaching conversation, an elite financial adviser and spiritual entrepreneur confided in me that he would feel secure only on reaching his goal of $100 million a year in assets under management. I believe that would earn him $1 million a year in management fees.

I’m all for solopreneurs bringing in 7 figure incomes.  But would that necessarily provide security?

After 20+ years as a self employed solopreneur I’ve gradually realized that money fears are nearly universal.  On this planet anyway. And: more money doesn’t make money fears go away.

I’ve had money fear even when I brought in $225,000 a year and was a household of one.

A few of my wealthiest clients have been plagued by the fear of not enough money to the point where they have no peace of mind at all. Their constant, gut-wrenching worries about money – even though they have it in abundance by most people’s standards – can also spill over into other areas of their lives.

Law of Attraction doesn’t give them special treatment. If their thoughts are contaminated by a strong belief in scarcity, evidence of scarcity can show up anywhere.

“What is the source of true security” is a question worth asking.

Security can best be found when we turn to spirit first.

You are a creation of spirit, which is the source of all that is. You ARE source energy!

Yet most of us are frantically looking for security in the conditions around us, instead of connecting to the powerful inner being we have within.

I can no longer count the number of times a scary financial situation was resolved with ease and grace once I turned it over to spirit.

It’s not a miracle when the funds you need show up. It’s  how things are set up to work for us, when we refuse to live in fear. (And some initial fear is totally OK – it’s when we dwell in that fear that we prevent ourselves from receiving the solution.)

You may also need to take some action once you ask spirit for help.  Not crazy frantic action. Just action that demonstrates to the universe you are willing to do your part.

For example you may need to reach out to old clients or create something new you can promote or network to let people know you’re available to help them.  A coaching client of mine who once felt truly desperate to bring in more money found that calling old customers she hadn’t been in touch with for many months yielded some immediate income. That plus prayer got her back into the flow of money faster than she’d expected.

The universe really is set up for our good. It really wants us to have what we want.  But when we run around feeling afraid and expecting the worst… well, as Abraham likes to remind us, “No one can buck your current.” Not even the universe can give to us when we’re completely focused on not having.

Faith is something we talk about but few people experience it. Learning that you have the power and the self-esteem to turn your money fears over to spirit helps build your faith. That’s because, when you surrender, you get to see  – time and time again – that spirit comes through for you.

Go through this enough times and eventually you find that a money crises no longer scares you.

Faith is something we all want…but believe we don’t have enough of for it to count. We think that unless our faith is perfect it won’t work. Spirit never makes things as hard as our minds make them.  Spiritual teacher and minister Emmet Fox says, “The will to faith is the same as faith itself.”

Our minds – created by the divine – are such powerful instruments that simply by deciding we are willing to have faith we create faith.

The biggest reason money fear shows up for you is: it’s your time to discover how magnificently the universe can take care of you. You will never experience the peace and true security you are entitled to unless you go through times when there’s nothing you can do about your money except surrender the whole scary mess to spirit.

When these fearful times arrive, don’t panic. You are right where you need to be to experience the true security you so deeply wish for and are divinely designed to have.

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Manifesting Money: What Goes Wrong and How to Fix It

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Spiritual Entrepreneur: Why You Should Make Customers Less Important

Do you make your customers the highest priority in your business? Most small business experts would say that’s a good thing. But beware: it can become much too easy to make pleasing customers more important than pleasing yourself.

Because many spiritual entrepreneurs are at least a little bit co-dependent, we have a tendency to really want to please our customers.  In general this is a good thing. Customers who are pleased with us are usually easier and more delightful to serve than the cranky ones.

But problems can arise when we get stressed out from our continual pleasing of others at the expense of taking care of ourselves.

Being stressed out and too often putting your customers’  needs ahead of yours may look like:

– Constantly giving up time for yourself and your loved ones in order to keep a customer happy. Example: you find yourself working all weekend long to please a demanding customer – and it happens nearly every weekend.

– Saying yes to customer requests that fall outside the scope of your business agreement. Example: Customers who purchase an economy package from you demand extra services and attention that only come with your more pricey packages – and you comply with these requests.

– You give a great presentation on your product or service, but your prospect doesn’t buy. And you have to admit: you feel crushed.  Of course we all prefer to hear a yes from a good prospect. But we can’t control another person’s behavior. And it’s not our fault if we attracted someone who wasn’t a match to our offer right this minute.

What we can control is our response to a no. Abraham-Hicks teaches that every time we hear a “no” (or experience “contrast,” as they often refer to it), two things happen. 1) We ask the universe for the more prospects who will say yes and 2) the Universe expands to deposit exactly what we’ve asked for into our Vortex.

When we allow ourselves to feel crushed (for longer than Abraham’s 17 seconds), we allow ourselves to lose alignment and feel dis-empowered. For most of us, this becomes a habitual response to a customer’s apparent rejection. It’s time for us to consciously notice and deliberately release this habitual response.

Customers don’t crush us – we crush ourselves by giving them all the power in our relationship.

It’s appropriate for us to honor, love and want to please our customers. But never at the expense giving away all our power to them so that they determine how we feel about ourselves. When we do this it’s not really love that we offer – it’s fear.

I too often hear spiritual entrepreneurs say they feel upset, rejected or even devastated by something a customer said or did.  No customer is ever worth your loss of well-being!

The customers you attract are always perfect for you. If they reject you, it’s because you require opportunities to build resilience. If they criticize you, it’s because you’re learning self-love. If they leave you too soon, it’s because you’re mastering faith in your ongoing abundance.

The universe is always sending well-being your way. Make pleasing your customers less important while you honor them and yourself equally.  Then you will discover this: the source of your well being is not your customers. It is your own alignment with spirit.

 

Related post:

Attraction Marketing Tip: Connect with Customers Soul-to-Soul

 

 

 

Law of Attraction: Why You Keep Crashing into the Same Old Walls

Law of Attraction is a universal and exact feedback system.  Affirm and intend all you want – but LoA is always reflecting back your predominant beliefs. No matter how hard you work to change them.

That’s why you can set intentions and vow to change an unproductive pattern in your business or life – yet crash into the same old walls time and time again.  Years of Law of Attraction exercises and other techniques won’t necessarily change a thing…

Now for the good news:   I am NOT saying that change is impossible!  It is absolutely within our power to create lives that fully express the best of who we are.  We are divinely engineered with the ability to receive what we desire, regardless of our walls.

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The problem isn’t that we’re stuck in the same old patterns, hitting the same old walls, with no hope of ever experiencing anything different. If that were true you’d just be wasting your time learning about the Law of Attraction.

“Stuck forever in the same old patterns” is definitely NOT the truth of you.

What keeps you and nearly everyone else stuck is:  you misinterpret the nature of the wall you keep crashing into. You think the wall is something you need to fight against or get rid of, and once it’s out of your life, you will thrive and receive everything you want.

But you’ve never been successful at fighting or getting rid of the wall – and you won’t ever be – because trying to do so keeps you in resistance – which only strengthens the wall.  Darn!

The truth is: whenever you set a new intention and – WHAM – the same old miserable pattern shows up to taunt you, you are being called to change your response to the wall.

You don’t have to get rid of the wall, and you can’t anyway.  You only have to change how you respond to it.

It’s easy – once you understand why the wall keeps coming back in spite of your best efforts – and you master the simple response that changes everything.

Guy Finley, one of the most enlightened teachers of our time, can help you discover how to “walk through walls.” Read his words here

You can end the repetitive patterns that seem to prevent you from receiving what you are meant to have. Find out the truth here

 

Abraham-Hicks: The Path of Least Resistance

How practiced are you at following your path of least resistance? Abraham has been talking about this path for a while now.

Because we live way more complex lives than our parents and grandparents, it’s easy to buy into the idea that much of life is supposed to be complicated. But if we take the path of least resistance, life might be about…

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What Is Resistance?

You can tell you’re in a state of resistance because you feel negative emotion about something. Feelings, as Abraham has been teaching us for decades, are your emotional guidance system at work. Positive feelings indicate we’re in the flow, which Abraham also calls “allowing.” Negative feelings indicate we’re blocking the flow, called “resisting.”

What are we resisting? Oh only all the good the universe has lined up for us in response to our decisions and desires over lifetimes. Sure some good stuff can squeak by the barrier of our negativity and get in. But it’s rare to meet anyone who lives in a continual, easy flow of receiving.  Most of us are too busy focusing on what’s wrong.

How can we get on the path of least resistance?

We have to use the emotional guidance system we were born with. We need to be aware of our feelings and refuse to tolerate the negative ones for too long.

I don’t mean to ignore negative emotion.

We need to acknowledge negative feelings first – because they are authentic indicators of something unwanted –  and then 1) clarify what it is we do want, 2) turn the situation over to the universe, 3) choose better-feeling emotions and 4) chill out and allow ourselves to feel good.

Then we have dealt with the negativity in a conscious way and chosen the path of least resistance.

But in our culture, letting go and chilling out is a real challenge. When stressed out or upset, we’re encouraged to suck it up and power through – techniques that push the negative emotion under the surface (for a while) but don’t heal it or shift our vibrational point of attraction.

In business we need to make more decisions that allow us to feel good.

Years ago I had a coaching client who claimed to want conscious cooperation with the Law of Attraction in her business (and more income). On the surface she sounded clear and willing. But she also had some very old patterns of resentment.  I recognized this but, feeling heroic, decided to work with her anyway.

For several months I worked really hard to help her release resentment and begin to allow in her good from the universe. Our sessions ran overtime, we exchanged long emails nearly every day, and I added in some bonus sessions so we would have more time to help her shift some old patterns.

As you can probably guess: it completely backfired. I was doing all the work and she was refusing to budge from her stance that the universe owed her. In a few months she quit coaching, and I felt hugely relieved.

It was a great learning for a relatively inexperienced coach. These days  I pay unflinching attention when my emotional guidance system says: stay away. As a result my clients are all lovely and amazing people!

If you have clients who exhaust you, you have 3 choices to let go of your resistance:

1. Let them know exactly what they have to do if they want to continue working with you.

2. Fire them.

3. Train yourself to take care of yourself as best you can and decide you will feel peaceful about the situation, drop the blame and take responsibility for your own feelings.

Which choice could you decide to make?

The sigh of relief that comes from a clear decision is, according to Abraham, a sign you have released your habit of resistance, placing you instantly on the path of least resistance and allowing in your good. Enjoy!

Related posts:

Releasing Resistance: The Abraham-Hicks Art of Allowing

Law of Attraction, Resistance and The Flip

Law of Attraction and Your Block to Creating Miracles

OK so you’d love to figure out enough about Law of Attraction to guarantee you can create miracles on demand.  I get it – and it sounds fabulous to me too.

And I also know why it’s probably not happening for you.

Are you ready to know?  Here’s the truth:

You’re trying way too hard.  (See I know you, I really do. Hand me that mirror, would you?)

The reason you’re trying too hard is: you think you have to figure something out.

But you don’t!

You’ve forgotten this advice from Abraham-Hicks: Continue Reading »

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