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.