Remember, your personal success, and your prosperity are not in the hands of some “fickle finger of fate”—nor are they determined by sudden changes in the economy. The answer is in your conditioned ability to form and shape the ever-present substance of the Universe. There is just no way around it: your fortune (good or bad) begins with you. Financial crises, even recessions or depressions, so far as they affect your pocketbook or bank account or job stability, begin with your reactions of faith or fear. You do not cause economic conditions, though we all share in the cumulative consciousness that is the cause; but if you give them reality by your negative thoughts or conversations about them, you become synchronized with an energy flow which has as swift an influence on your life as the light that bathes the room when you throw the switch. From Eric Butterworth, in Spiritual Economics.
IT HAPPENS EVERY HURRICANE SEASON
That has been my experience, not just with money, but with everything. If I get a fear or anxiety about something, I start a chain reaction of a downward spiral which affects the other areas of my life. The domino effect, plain and simple. It happens every hurricane season, too. The weather guys try to freak us out when there are storms brewing in the Atlantic. Remember, getting riled up over that is a waste of time. We know by this year’s weather pattern that like 90% of the tropical depressions will dissipate before hitting Florida. Get off the Watch And Worry Bandwagon and don’t talk about the storms. Don’t make folks think about them because they will then only attract something else they don’t want. So it’s in your hands... and on your lips. Last year I even emailed the local news and weather stations.
OUR PERSONAL STORMS ARE LIKE HURRICANES
These daily storms we’ve been having let the pressure off, so celebrate them. I do. The years we’ve gotten the strongest hurricane hits, we’ve had unseasonable weather and no summer storms to mitigate it. No so this year. Lotsa daily storms = no big buildup for surprise hurricanes during the season. It is really as simple as that. Our personal storms are like that also. We can either feed them with hasty actions and reactions based on the vibrational stance of those who are freaking out around us, or we can keep conflict at bay by being mindful and following our own guidance system, no matter what is happening, no matter what anyone else is saying.
It’s true that our perceptions create our personal reality, that how we choose to look at the world determines what kind of world we will live in. And two people living under the same roof can live in very different worlds. One of them can believe we are all at the mercy of Fate, and the other can believe we each create our own reality.
Even for those of us who believe we create our own reality, there is one concept that most just can’t seem to get. They think if they ponder and dream on what they want, that what they want should just come of its own accord. They don’t realize that what they do and how they think and what they say in all other areas of their lives impacts the creation process as well.
IT’S ALL RELATED, ALL OF IT — EVERYTHING
You can’t hate your boss and criticize your co-workers and expect to find your dream job – it’s all related. You can’t ignore your mother and be fighting with your sister and expect to draw in your perfect mate – it’s all related. If you watch the news and get aggravated by it, that’s impacting your creation process. If you listen to politicians and think anyone is unethical, that impacts your creation process. If your boss is unreasonable and rude, and you have any emotional reaction of discontent or dislike toward him on a regular basis, that definitely impacts your creation process. And not just in the area of career and income. It impacts it in all other areas. Even areas you don’t think you have resistance in.
In my experience, that’s where I find most people get hung up. They don’t get that it’s all related. They don’t get that they’ve already done all the daydreaming and pre-paving of their creation, the Universe is just waiting for them to release their resistance and allow their creation to come to them.
It’s way more important to release resistance than it is to visualize what you want your outcome to be. It took me years to learn that. It took me years after hearing it so well said by Abraham-Hicks in the late 80’s to release resistance I didn’t know I had, or to even understand there was a process I could do to discover where I had resistance and a process to release it.
For me, the key was when Abraham said that every subject is 2 subjects: that which we want and the lack of it, and we’re either focused on one or the other. I’d never heard that concept before and it changed the way I saw everything after that. We can always tell what we’ve been focusing on, because it shows up in our lives. It shows up in our relationships with others, it shows up in what kind of job we have and how much money we make and the state of our health and happiness.
If you and your husband are in business together, how you feel about him affects your business and affects your income. How he feels about you affects your business and affects your income. You can’t think about and treat your partner one way and expect the Universe to deliver to you anything other than what you’re sending out. And only one of you has to change how you think and feel about the other in order to effect a change in the outcome. And a change in the income.
This is where we can fully realize the power of the Now: by choosing in this moment right now to quiet our personal storms and release any old baggage we have with whoever is the closest to us; whoever we have to see every day and who has been in our life for the most years. Forget everything that has ever happened between you in the past. Stop bringing to mind all past transgressions.
When he pushes your buttons and a past memory comes up, make a choice to turn your thoughts around right then. Bring to mind the things he does that you love. Bring to mind all the good reasons you are together and how much fun you have when things are going well. That’s how best to use the power of the Now: to dissipate old baggage and transform the Now moment into an enjoyable, delicious time for you and everyone around you. No matter what storms might appear to be raging around you.
And, in the Now, don’t be worrying about what the news tells you about the economy or the storms brewing in the Atlantic. This too shall pass. Be prepared, but be in the moment with it all. Look around you right now, in this moment, and take inventory of everything that is going right in your life. Storms will come and go, but we can get through them, it’s just a cycle.
And it’s good to know ahead of time that this will be an easy hurricane season. So breathe a sign of relief and get onto your next good thing.