Late last year after a slower than normal summer and several months of playing the shell game with my finances, I called on the energy of my Higher Self and Goddess Lakshmi for wisdom and guidance. Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), and good fortune.
I asked Lakshmi to help me move beyond thoughts of scarcity and financial constriction. Just getting by each month was not acceptable. I no longer wished to experience feelings of fear, lack and not enough. I wanted to get out of my own way and learn to receive again.
My question was: What do I most need to know now to improve my outlook and receive the financial prosperity I deserve and desire?
This following text is what poured out on the pages of my journal… I hope you find what came up for me during this experience useful and supportive. It’s not easy for me to share, but it feels like the right the thing to do anyway. So here goes.
Journal entry from 10/23/13:
The liberation and prosperity you desire will be received with your complete trust and daily gratitude. Abundance is all around you and prosperity is shifting for you, your family, your community and the world. Things are improving are they not? Remember to notice every bit of abundance. Every kindness. Every drop of creative prosperity.
Practice patience and remain focused on how your talents and gifts can attract financial abundance through your entrepreneurial pursuits. Do what you love. Provide what those in your circles crave. Ask yourself how you can make more of an impact with your talents and abilities.
Be aware of the vibrations of your thoughts and remember to question and quiet your inner critic. Begin to recognize old patterns around financial prosperity. Remember how it felt to bring in six figures for most of your professional life. Lift yourself up through music, dance and your trademark generosity.
Whenever possible, think in terms of how you can respond to a situation vs. reacting and preparing for the worst. Ask for help from a trusted advisor about how you can restructure your finances. (Remember to reach out to Kelly)You have the ability to respond. Look closely at all of your contracts and begin to negotiate new ones.
When your feeling scared and low, don’t wish for things you really don’t want to experience. When you say things like: “I guess I’ll have to get a real job,” you are inviting the opposite of what you really want in your life. Practice Tapping to clear your emotions. You have all of the tools and resources you need to shift your energy. Use what you know.
Make note of all you are and have been manifesting and be grateful. Think about all of the unexpected boons you’ve received in the last couple of years and give thanks. You deserve all of these gifts and more.
Wake up each day and remember that everything you desire in coming to you now. Ask for guidance. Pray, meditate, write in your journal. Give thanks to the Goddess, God, the Universe, all of your angels and guides and everyone who’s ever loved you and has your best interest at heart. Continue to do your part and then trust and surrender to the process.
Hold your head high and open yourself to RECEIVE all that you desire and deserve.
The day after my journaling session, I put aside my pride and asked for help from a good friend and highly successful financial advisor. Within minutes of looking at my finances, she had a solution that could set my family free from the weight of most of our debts. She said we could pull equity out of our income property, pay off the majority of our debt and stop playing the monthly shell game. I felt hopeful and relieved. Why didn’t I talk with her sooner?!
One journaling session followed by a meeting with a financial advisor empowered me to negotiate all of my insurance contracts and vendor agreements. I saved my family almost $2,000 each year by simply inspecting what we were paying for. I was feeling great!
I compiled all of the documents needed for the refinancing package. The pressure was lifting even though I was denied financing by three conservative local banks. I kept moving forward without feeling smashed by rejection. The final lender turned out to be a mortgage whisperer and the answer to my prayers. Suzanne was the first person who could see what we were trying to do, and she was armed with creative problem solving skills.
In less than 3 months of voicing my wish and asking for help, the refinancing package was done and almost all of our debt paid off. I began 2014 with Gratitude and deep sigh of relief. The shell game is no longer part of my reality.
This experience taught me so much about myself and how important it is to:
- get out of your own way
- ask for help sooner than later
- move in the direction of your dreams
- not be attached to the outcome
- give thanks for EVERYTHING
Are you facing a challenge in your life? Name what you wish to change, do your part, ask for guidance, give thanks and then trust the process.