Resisting our Greatest Gifts…

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“Resistance” is a popular word in my world as I work with folks to “Make Money Simple”.  Within each of us is a gift that has been with us since birth; that gift becomes hidden in the daily living of life until we say we do not have any special gifts, special talents, unearthed abilities that may remain hidden until death.  And that is a shame!  It really is because the world, the Universe needs all of us.  Resistance happens, many times unconsciously.  Resistance is  a negative energy that tempts us to go the short-term path rather than the long-term path to success.  We can be tempted to go the short-term route no matter if we are artists—writing, music,  painting, becoming an entrepreneur, changing our health for the better, finding our spiritual way, overcoming addiction, furthering our education, and, in general, demonstrating our courage—moral, ethical or otherwise!   Why do we resist, consciously or unconsciously?

It all goes back to self worth, fear, and more.

Let’s focus on resistance when it comes to money.  So many times, when money raises its ugly head, and the goal of my work is to make that happen less and less, we turn our heads and find an easy way to resolve the money issue for the short term, to make ourselves feel better “now”.  That is not living in the “now”; that is resistance, avoidance, and more.  The bigger issue never gets resolved, and the pain continues over and over again.

What are you resisting “now”, especially with money?

“Make Money Simple” is what I do, and you can make money simple, too.  Yes, you can.  Face what you might be resisting, and begin in this moment to see how successful you can be in all parts of your life.

Clarity Trumps Being Overwhelmed!

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Money at this time of the year with presents and parties and bills and more can be quite overwhelming.  But it can also be changed in a matter of mere seconds by taking the time to become clear.  Nine months ago today I moved to Oberlin, Ohio, a place where many of my visitors have shared that there is a special energy here.  Like many in a new place, I did become overwhelmed in those first months, and I am taking the time, now that I became very ill, to go back to the simplicity of my soul for starters.  I have shed many time users in the place of people and activities.  It has been a slow process, but it is working very slowly.  But it is working!

Every morning I have a meditation time.  Yes, it starts my day later than I would like, but it is a very necessary part of my day especially during this time of realignment.  It is a very useful method when overwhelmed…to take whatever it is you are working on back to its simplest form.  My focus is now to realign my financial transitional coaching back to where it was originally intended to be, and it is working slowly but surely.  It is a constant reminder to me that I have to go back to where I was born to be and to see what it is I am supposed to see.  Everything else is handled quickly and put aside.

There is a lesson for everyone here when working on your money relationship.  Simplify your soul with money for starters.  There is no secret that everyone has intuition, and it is the intuition that gives us the messages we are supposed to hear, to follow, and to live with.  It is an emotional GPS, but we have to become quiet to learn to hear it.  This is clarity.  Please remember that you do not need to do everything, you only have to do the next right thing as you are guided to do it NOW!

Looking for Precious Things in Life?

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You can have them, yes, you can!  

And, yes, there will be times when feelings such as joy, courage, and gratitude may feel out of reach.  Our life becomes cluttered many times; and many of those times are during transitions.  Transitions such as marriage, divorce, birth, death, a new job or the loss of a job often present us with an overwhelming feeling, much like clutter in our heads, in our hearts, and in our homes.  Money becomes a topic that you want to avoid.  You want things to become simpler.

Eventually, in most situations, things do return to a simpler way of life; but many times, they do not, and that is when our money relationship can be problematic.  In reality, the money relationship may not have been good before the transition began, and the transition can make it worse, and it makes it less desirable to deal with it.  

Going through the transition never seems simple, but it can be simplified.  Sometimes it is something that can be dealt with by us with the help of family and friends; and many times, it is a topic that simply cannot be talked about.  At those times, working with a professional can be helpful.

In the meantime, returning to simplicity in your life can be helpful.  Break things down into manageable pieces.  This is simplicity.  Breathe, and then breathe some more.  It is simple, but it works.  Breathing can bring more oxygen into your system and give you some needed energetic room within your head, heart, and soul to take the next step, which is determining the next step to take.  Simplicity is just that:  simplifying.  

Self Esteem = Self Trust

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Very simply, and I am a great fan of simplification, self trust really is the foundation of self esteem.  Self esteem is so much of what is missing when life goes wrong and folks founder because of money, health, or chemical influences in their lives, and I am not talking just addictive chemical influences.  I am talking about how we, all of us, forgot who we are and became hypnotized with all that corporate America “processed” and sold to us.  Food offered to us as well as all of our traditional cleaning products, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, body care, and more have been overcome with chemicals.  When we stop listening or have never learned to listen to our bodies, we listen more to all the media has advertised to us in the last 60+ years.  We begin to believe we are not enough.  It is that simple.  And it became not so simple to trust who we are, how we feel, what we think.  We do not trust ourselves!  The self esteem all of us were born with can be recreated, not all at once, but step by step.  And the first step is self trust.  Listen to what you are thinking right now, think about it,   and then trust that.  Go ahead, do it and do it again…you are worth trusting!

Set Yourself Free…and more…

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How do you spend your time?  Do you spend your time on the things that you love?  Do you know what things you love and want to spend time one or with?  Or do you just not have the time to figure that out?  

Do you have a passion?  Do you spend your time on that?  Or have you never made the time to find that passion?  

Sundays are usually a good time to take the time to discover what it is that you love and what your passion is.  Do not tell me that you do not have time!  I have always believed that you make the time for what is important to you!  Really!  It is a simple truth.  You have one life.  I think it is important enough to make time for it!

Leo Babuta, a blogger, a writer, a runner, and a father of six created a blog SEN HABITS to find simplicity in our daily life.  He has become healthier and calmer over the past 10 years and is pursuing what he loves.  You can visit zenhabits.net for the details on the list; but for now, here are ten ideas he has to SIMPLIFY:

  1. Make a short list.  This is a list of the top four or five most important things in your life.
  2. Drop one commitment.
  3. Purge a drawer.
  4. Set limits. 
  5. Simplify your to-do list.
  6. Free up time.
  7. Clear your desk.
  8. Clear out your email inbox.
  9. Move slower.
  10. Single-task.

These are simple things to set yourself free, then, if you want, you might have a list of the important things in your life.  That is freeing because everything else can be dropped or simplified.  Then, maybe, you will have the time to go to a quiet space and, over time, have your passion become apparent to you in a very slow, quiet way!  Freedom!