Monday, July 26, 2010

Week Four: Money Monday!

So, I've got a lot to talk about and share this week in photos and stories (so stay tuned - I am going to post everyday this week!), but Money Monday post!

Page 15: "You have to begin telling a different story if you want the Law of Attraction to bring you different things."

So true. Isn't there a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results?

How many of us talk about how bad our lives suck or how bad we want something to happen in our lives with fearful, longing and desperate emotions backing up our words? I know I have done it, especially with money.

In order for the Law of Attraction to work, we must stop talking about what is happening or has happened in our lives and start talking about how we now want it to be. And not just talking about it, but putting the good feeling emotions behind it. Instead of speaking about something you desire from a place of lack and sadness, speak about your delicious desire from a place of good feelings, excitement and faith.

For example, yesterday my husband and I drove past a Jimmy John's sub shop. And speaking from a place of lack (and feeling let down), I said, "I miss the days when we were able to afford to spontaneously stop somewhere for lunch. I wish we could afford to eat out more." I was speaking of my desire from a place of disappointment and lack.

A better statement would have been: "Wouldn't a Jimmy John's lettuce wrap be delicious right now? I love their lettuce wraps. I could eat one everyday and I'm looking forward to getting one someday soon!" This statement, with only positive emotions behind it, would have been speaking about my desire from a place of feeling good and an expectation that I could have a Jimmy John's lettuce wrap whenever I want with nothing holding me back.

In order to gain control of our lives and our destiny, we must tell a different story about our situations. A story that tells of gratefulness, excitement, faith in ourselves and those around us, faith that we will be taken care of, and neverending hope.

I want to start telling a different story. Do you?

1 comment:

  1. Amo,
    I know what you mean. Gone are the days when we can stop and eat somewhere anytime we want to. (and I like Jimmy John's too) The economy has hit us hard the past couple of years, and it's our faith that God is getting us through this that is sustaining us. I used to teach school but there are so many teachers looking for jobs that the chances are slim in getting a job. I filled out dozens of applications last summer and filled out several this summer too. We know God has something in store for us, but the waiting is so hard. It's definitely teaching me patience :)


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