So, I'm back with Money Monday after having to skip last week. Again, these posts are based on the book, Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
This week I want to talk about the section in the book called "Money is Not the Root of Evil or of Happiness."
We have all heard the phrases "money is the root of all evil" and "money can't buy you happiness." I have always said that whoever came up with the latter phrase, must have had money all their lives and never knew what it was like to not have it because having money would certainly up my happiness factor a bit! To be free from worry about how to pay bills? Oh yeah, I'd be happier.
But really, money can't be good or evil. It has no personality, no conscience, no thoughts of greed or jealousy, no charitable side, no selfish side. Money just is. It just exists. It is material. Besides, "good" or "evil" are just labels. What really counts is how we perceive the role of money in our lives.
We've also all heard about the laws of the Universe, particularly the Law of Attraction. I've heard about it so much that it almost seems hokey and overused. But, I do believe in its power. We all send out a vibration to the Universe with the emotion behind the thoughts we think and the beliefs we have about something. Our vibration is the basis for everything that comes to us in our lives. Our vibration attracts things of like vibration to us while "holding those not of like vibrations apart." (p. 9)
Money is a large part of our vibrational make-up because it is such a focus of our lives - it is how we pay our bills, attend college, buy gas for our cars, buy homes and cars and clothes, pay for braces for our kids, go on vacation. If we concentrate on the lack of money, then according to the Law of Attraction, we will attract other vibrations of lack.
For instance, (p. 10) when we feel overwhelmed, mistreated, disappointed, fearful, or poor, we will only attract more overwhelming circumstances or people, more unfairness, more disappointment, more fear, more poverty.
Page 10: "When you feel prosperous - only things that feel like prosperity can come to you. This Law is consistent; and if you will pay attention, it will teach you, through life experience, how it works. When you remember that you get the essence of what you think about - and then you notice what you are getting - you have the keys for Deliberate Creation."
It doesn't happen overnight - it is a cumulative effect of emotions. What is happening today is an accumulation of emotions and beliefs from the past. So, let's start a new ball rolling and start to change our futures today by thinking about what we want (abundance) instead of what we don't want (lack) and feel the positive emotions behind getting whatever it is we desire!