Are you angry at someone or do you blame a person, place, circumstance or event for your current financial situation? Did you get divorced and have to give up what you believe is an unfair amount of money to your ex spouse? Did someone con you?
Have your kids cost you an insane amount of money for sports or college and while you deeply love them and truly want to provide those things deep down inside you wish there was something left for you?
It’s ok, I know you don’t want to say it out loud but most of you on some level are thinking it.
We need to talk about money and bring the collective conscience to the surface on a global scale. We, as a people, are allowing our thoughts and fears about money to grow like a virus on a universal scale, and the longer this goes on the bigger the virus grows and the more financial problems we, as a people have.
Look around you right now and ask yourself how many people do you know that are happy when it comes to money? How many people do you know that feel they have “enough” money or feel that they are getting their fair share?
For us to find that inner peace with money and finances, we have to bring these fears to the surface and talk about them, acknowledge them and most of all release them. It is only through this basic practice that we can find true financial freedom. What exactly do you think financial freedom is?
Well, I will tell you what it’s NOT.
It’s not a dollar amount, because in working with business owners and individuals over the last twenty years as both a CPA and Financial Advisors, there is no magic amount that makes anyone feel “secure”. The more money people make, the more they are surrounded by other people making more money, and that is where the “keeping up with the Joneses” kicks in. You never get “there” because there is no “there.”
It doesn’t exist in the material word. It exists inside you. In your heart and mind.
I grew up in a family of six and we were a foster family as well. My parents had 44 foster kids, the last one of which is my baby brother. Obviously my Mom stayed at home, and my Dad worked in a job he truly loved as a computer programmer.
My Dad is shy and introverted and never sought out upper management positions or any type of power, but he was, and still is, an absolute genius to the point of winning two awards at his job that were coined “The Nicholas” due to his incredible aptitude at finding and resolving bugs in global programs.
It never occurred to me growing up that my Dad was supporting such a large family on a normal income and that my parents must have been very creative to give all six of us such a fulfilling life. We had everything that we needed, we went a great trips, and I was a competitive gymnasts, which got pretty pricy at one time.
In all of my childhood, I can honestly say that my parents never fought about money and never worried about it. As a result, they have been very prosperous in life and are very comfortable in retirement.
Financial freedom comes first by forgiving and forgetting. The longer you hold on to anger at someone or something the more it will break the natural process of receiving messages and inspiration from your higher self. We all know the stories where great inspiration came in a dream, or in the shower.
I have had many of those experiences in my life. It is the surrender of our anger at our current financial situation that causes us to focus on that and as a result, maintain that financial status.
By forgiving and forgetting, we open up the natural path to creativity and inspiration. Worry and inspiration are polar opposites and they counter balance each other, or to put it bluntly, your worry is negating your inspiration and that inspiration is what will allow you to use your special gifts to be financially prosperous.
Now here’s the good news. Forgiving and forgetting is easy and I will tell you why. Because by hanging on to hateful thoughts and feelings you are only hurting yourself.
Releasing those emotions is the most freeing feeling in the world. It will open your heart to more love and your mind to more creation, and you will know the next step to financial freedom. It will come to you when you least expect it.
So today, and this week, take a moment to write down who or what you are angry at, forgive them, and move on to the happiness that you deserve!