This past month, I’ve been immersing myself into my money story. I’ve been shedding my limiting beliefs and stories around it and reading books that I feel will support me in creating masses of abundance.
As per my blog post last month, I have been applying myself through every thought, every action, every story and every block.
Have I started to see results?
In the last month, money has shown up in ways it never has. It’s appeared in the form of unexpected income and valuable items. It’s evident that my shift internally has really changed the game.
The latest book I’ve read is The Soul of Money by Lynn Twist. I really loved it and want to share what I learned most from it. I’d highly recommend you read it.
These are excerpts from the book:
Money is like water. It can be a conduit for commitment, a currency of love.
Money moving in the direction of our highest commitments nourishes our world and ourselves.
What you appreciate appreciates.
When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.
Collaboration creates prosperity.
True abundance flows from enough, never from more.
Money carries our intention. If we use it with integrity, then it carries integrity forward.
Know the flow—take responsibility for the way your money moves in the world.
Let your soul inform your money and let your money express your soul.
Access your assets—not only money but also your own character and capabilities, your relationships and other non-money resources.
Everything that Lynn talks about in this book rings true for me. She talks about this idea of scarcity. She sees that many of us are born into a world that believes this is true.
Myths and superstitions have power over us only to the extent to which we believe them.
Scarcity is actually a lie but it is presented to us as a truth.
What if we could let go of scarcity?
She speaks of three major toxic myths of scarcity that show up for us. You might experience one of these, or even all three. The idea is to break free from these myths so you can live big.
The three myths she speaks of are:
- Myth #1: There’s not enough — this is the idea that there’s not enough wealth to go around. Wealth doesn’t have to equal money, but I’m going to use money as an example. You can substitute money for anything else if you want to. It could mean not enough food or water or even time. It means we live our entire lives struggling to overcome this lack. This fear of not being enough. And, many times it means someone has to lose, that we get something at the expense of another. How deeply sad.
- Myth #2: More is better — this is the idea that no matter what we have, we need to keep getting more and more and more. It’s a chase with no end. We can’t celebrate what we have because we immediately think we don’t have enough and need more. We start to judge others for what they have and how much they have and it breeds a competitive culture of greed and acquisition.
- Myth #3: That’s just the way it is — this is the idea that there is no way out of our current circumstances. That, other people who have it will always have it, and we are unlucky and will never have anything different than what we have now. We become victims and are resistant to any change because we have a deep set belief that no matter what, it won’t make a difference anyway, so why bother. We become hopeless and cynical.
These myths have been my reality for so many years! As I was reading this, I felt like I was being kicked in the teeth! I’m so glad to be aware of my beliefs so that I can begin to shift them into an idea of ‘sufficiency’. Lynn speaks about sufficiency being an ideal state of mind when it comes to anything and everything.
When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have it expands.
This is what she believes to be true: Lynn Twist, The Soul of Money
How have I started to believe in the concept of sufficiency?
- Instead of constantly thinking I want more of x, I start really appreciating whatever of x I already have
- I deeply believe that what I have now is more than enough and there is so much to go around AND more where that came from
- I choose to think I have plenty of what I need in any situation
- I pledge to use my money toward items that align with my soul (conscious corporations)
- I have the power to allocate my resources and will always have what I need
- I deeply appreciate what I have
- I know that abundance doesn’t mean an excessive amount of something. It means that sufficiency is always available
- I can make a difference with what I already have, and I take action to do so
It’s all about allocation vs accumulation. I can allocate what I have for it to expand rather than have a need to keep accumulating more and more of something.
What I’ve truly learned from this entire process, that applies to every single area of my life is; I have the power to shift, change and create the story that shapes my experience and my circumstances.
I’ve also learned that my thoughts hold a lot of power. If I wake up and the first thought in my mind is, I didn’t get enough sleep, I’m already thinking from a ‘lack’ state of mind. Instead, I can shift that thought to a more expansive one.
Onward and upward!
Here’s to more money manifesting! I’m currently reading another book that is already shifting more patterns for me. Stay tuned for my next update and thanks so much for reading!
Love to you all.