This is day 5 of the 7 Day Effortlessness Challenge. Day 4 was absolutely phenomenal for me. I mean, I literally can’t even believe what happened. This will sound silly, but trust me this was huge. I’ve been working at my current job for almost 6 months. In that time, I’ve had a seemingly endless […]
This is day 4 of the 7 Day Effortlessness Challenge. I’ve been hearing some great updates from those doing the challenge with me, so please keep it coming! Day 3 was wonderful for me. There was no major negative momentum whatsoever, as the positive momentum is taking over more and more. One particular event stood […]
A lot of times as spiritual people, we create this divide between spirituality and mundane life. We want to be special, to do our own thing, to not be confined to the daily grind of the 9-5.
So we meditate, we go to workshops, we listen to channeled messages from other-worldly beings. We do what we can to make life feel mysterious—even magical. Perhaps we even start up a business sharing our insights with others, or trying to help others in some way.
And hey, it works sometimes. There are lots of successful spiritual business owners doing what they love and making their spirituality their life.
But there are even more who fail. There are countless people trying and failing to make something meaningful (to them) of their lives, and feeling like they have failed. Mundane life reasserts its hold.
I always hated the Zen saying that goes: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” I’d prefer it say something more like, “After enlightenment, go on wonderful, magical adventures and bring your knowledge to the world.” The actual saying always just seemed pointless and depressing.
I hated it, once upon a time. I no longer do, because I saw something vital to my own peace: mundane life is the totality. It’s the whole point. It’s wonderfully spiritual and special and purposeful, and I’ve found a way to fall in love with just normal, ordinary, day-to-day life. I’ve found a way to be satisfied with chopping wood and carrying water, and not need anything more than that.
It’s a pretty common complaint: “Why does money seem so hard?” It seems hard to earn, and even hard to keep around once it has been earned. 😀
Money has been my primary topic since I started this work. It’s the thing that challenged me the most in my life. When I started as an LOA coach, I was receiving government assistance (SSI), and not much else in the way of money.
Then within about two years of that, I was off of SSI, and making more than I ever had before. I consistently set, and achieve, money goals.
Honestly, to me it is one of the most important topics, because it is so ubiquitous. You really can’t go without it, and there are so many beliefs that we pick up about it, how much of it we can have, etc.
So why does it seem so hard? I believe there are three main reasons that people experience challenge around money. I’m not saying these are the only three reasons, but I can’t think of many people with money problems that don’t fall under at least one of these reasons.
Many law of attraction teachers say never to take action that is not inspired, or else you will get unwanted manifestations. But, what exactly is inspired action? And, more importantly, what if no action feels inspired, or any potentially inspired action just feels scary? What do you do when no action really feels great? Thats […]