Posted by Andrea Conway Law of Attraction coach for small business success
On the Abraham-Hicks monthly recording from their February 16, 2013 workshop in Long Beach, California, you can hear them say: “Don’t go into business for the money.”
A bit later they added a comment along these lines: Go into business because you’re interested in it. And the more fun you have the more money you’ll make.
You know: the old “Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow” thing. How’s it working for you?
As I listened to the recording, part of me wanted to argue with Abe: “HEY: It’s not always fun to own a business!” Then I realized: that’s my belief – and it’s not one that works particularly well for me (or anyone).
Earlier in the same workshop Abraham talked about savoring life. They explained that too often we get caught up in the idea that when we want something it should manifest immediately.
For years, when promoting the concept of savoring, they’ve said, “You wouldn’t want to eat all of your food for the rest of your life today.” An intriguing analogy, but it never really got me where I live, as it’s hard to relate to: after all, we know we’re not going to eat all our food for the rest of our lives in one day.
Well. On this workshop Abraham discussed savoring in the context of sexual orgasm. Now this analogy did get to me – plus it was hilarious to hear them.
I’m paraphrasing Esther’s translation but here’s the gist: When you have sex you don’t want to start and within 2 seconds have an orgasm BOOM and then be done with sex. You don’t SLAM, oh, over, done. WHAM, done.
Thanks, Abraham, for finding an analogy that made me (and the entire audience) crack up.
Suddenly the concept of savoring moved from intellectual understanding to visceral knowing.
I found myself considering how it would feel to savor my business unfolding, rather than constantly judge it as good or not so good depending on the fluctuation of circumstances.
What if I could step back from a business situation that frustrates me today and savor it as the contrast that expands my desire, my Vortex, and my ultimate outcomes?
How would my business change if I lived from the knowing that the universe is always working things out for me, and I’m absolutely destined for the happy fulfillment of my desires?
I finally understood there’s no good reason to clutch the belief “It’s not always fun” when a dramatically different belief – “I’m destined for the happy fulfillment of my desires” – is not only a choice I’m free to make, but is also in complete alignment with what the universe wants for me.
Bottom line: if we’re not having fun in and savoring our businesses – regardless of what annoyance or even crisis we may face in any given moment – we’re not attracting all the income we want. Why? Because irritation and other negative emotion keeps us resisting our good, rather than allowing it.
Savoring facilitates fun because it keeps us awake to the moment. When we savor we’re not regretting the past or fearing the future. We’re present.
It’s like your favorite dessert: wolfing it down brings emptiness and craving because you missed the actual experience. Savoring each bite connects us to pleasure and fulfillment.
Right this minute your business is probably not everything you dream it can be. Chances are it never well be, because expansion is eternal.
But if you drop your judgments of what’s wrong and decide to savor whatever you can about how your work in the world looks in this moment, you’ll swing your vibration downstream into the flow of life, love and abundance.
Reprinted from Successful Self Employment (SSE) News subscribe