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Organize Yourself To Prosperity
Five years ago I was introduced to the idea of living prosperously through a course I was taking. I was instantly intrigued with the idea that if I put my positive attention on something I desired I could attract it into my life. I learned that living prosperously—true abundance-- included health, happiness, peace, love, fulfillment and unlimited possibility. I learned that if I adopted an attitude of gratitude and let go of resentments, worry, guilt and fears that I could realize my desires. I learned that when I felt light, free and joyful life would feel better and I would be more open to receiving the abundance the Universe had waiting for me, whatever that might be.
I began the practice of tithing, an ancient practice of giving ten per cent of your income to a worthy cause or an entity where you feel spiritually fed. This practice helped me to let go of clinging to and worrying about money. A few weeks after I started this process I had two huge business opportunities come my way and money in small amounts showed up out of nowhere. I started and "Unexpected Money" account at my bank. I have discovered over the years that letting go of my fears around money brings more of it to me. Tithing is only one way to let go of money fears.
Something else I noticed was that every prosperity book I read had a section or chapter on bringing order to one's life. Well now, as an Organizer Coach this fascinated me, but I thought it made perfect sense. I knew that when I let go of my stuff I always felt lighter and freer. As I started to work with people to help them organize their spaces I began to hear stories of how much better their whole lives had become once they let go of the burden of all their stuff and created workable systems for finances and other areas of their life.
Your relationship with money is the key to how much of it you'll have. How do you relate to money? Here are a few signs that indicate a poor relationship with money:
- You don't have good solid workable money systems in place—no specific and permanent place for documents
- You don't have categories in your filing system for the money related areas in your life
- You have no schedule for bills to be paid
- You have receipts in shoe boxes or plastic bags
- You buy things you don't need when you could be spending the money on something useful or saving it for future needs
- You avoid opening your 401K statements or other bills
- You don't pay bills on time and are always charged a late fee
- You don't enter debit purchases to your checkbook in a timely manner
- You don't like spending money and you count every penny
- You lose money because you don't keep track of it
- You don't pay attention when you are exchanging money
- You always use plastic for purchases
- You don't put the time in to manage the money you have
If you can identify with any of these signs you are actually blocking the flow of money to you. If you want to be financially comfortable in life you need to make money your friend; you need to relate well with it. There are certain beliefs you are holding onto that are negatively impacting your relationship with money. Do you know what they are? Are you willing to let them go?
Bringing a sense of order to your money systems indicates that money is important to you. You value it. Imagine for a moment that money was a person. Most of us want to be paid attention to rather than to be ignored and mistreated, right? Money isn't any different. Begin to think about shifting one area of your current money system. What would that be?
During these challenging economic times it's important that we all be more conscious of how we spend and relate to money. If you recognize that you may have a problem and it feels too overwhelming for you seek out the guidance of a good financial and/or organizing professional with a reputable track record. Allowing another person into your financial life can be uncomfortable, but the right person can take you from a place of despair to a place of freedom and ease.
Love To You,
posted on: 8/20/2009 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.