Everything is God Given

I write a blog about money a few times a year because I think there is a lot of guilt, shame and confusion around money in the spiritual community.

There’s this idea that you can’t be spiritual and rich, or if you are – you have screwed people over to get there.

There’s this idea that you shouldn’t charge for God given talents like intuition or insights.

But – last time I checked, all talents are God given. The talent to play basketball, the talent to write, the talent to sing, the talent to act, or be a doctor – are all God given.

For the talents to be fully realized, we must practice and learn and apply a ton of hard work, but nonetheless the raw talent came pre-installed.

And yet, we seem to have some block around certain types of God given talent.

The idea that a rich person can’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven is widely used to take vows of poverty, but what Jesus meant when He said that was if you WORSHIP money and make it your God, then you’ll never be happy.

But you can have a lot of money and still be focused on The Divine.

You can also not have a lot of money and be so focused on money that you forget your connection to the Divine.

Money, like everything else, is a symbol for energy. That is it.

And the more of it we have, the more we can help ourselves, those that we love and others.

There is nothing spiritual about playing a small money game.

I also don’t believe that when you are a healer or life coach you are charging for the teachings.

All the wisdom teachings are readily available for free on the internet. Anyone who has access to the internet has access to the wisdom of the ages.

When you charge for your services, what you are charging for is your time and the facilitation of the teachings.

Your time and your wisdom are very valuable.

I know people who went to college for years and years and have six figure debts that never learned the things spiritually.

What is that worth?

I believe it’s important to give away scholarships, free content and help those who need it so that personal growth isn’t just something for “the rich.” But I also believe that healers who don’t charge what they are worth are doing themselves a major disservice and as a result, a disservice to their clients.

The guilt and shame around charging money for healing services is a way for many practitioners to play small.

The greater your cup is full, the more you have to give away.

Are you playing small by hiding behind prices you know are too cheap?

Are you scared to step up and play a bigger game?

Are you running yourself ragged and capped at a certain income because you are afraid to raise your rates?

Are you triggered by the rates of other healers?

Don’t you think you are worth investing in? And also being paid well for the value that you add to the world?

What would your life look like if you cast those fears aside and actually did what you knew you had to?

I’m curious.

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We All Need A Spiritual Bypass Surgery

We get heart bypass surgery when fatty tissue blocks blood flow to the heart.

We need a spiritual bypass surgery when our fear blocks us from feeling our feelings.

You see – your Soul doesn’t need any personal growth work.

Your Soul doesn’t need therapy. Your Soul doesn’t need yoga, green juice or an alkaline, gluten free diet – your body does.

Fear is not the opposite of Love.

Fear is a biological response to uncertainty that comes from the amygdala that causes your body to be filled with cortisol (stress hormone) and adrenaline.

We can spend so much time trying to hang out in the “spiritual realm” that we don’t allow ourselves to feel the fullness of human emotion.

We tend to carry so much shame with us when it comes to feeling our feelings because we believe that feeling our fear or negativity are “unspiritual.”

The only thing unspiritual is the judgment of our feelings, which is actually keeping us blocked from happiness.

A Friend once told me that generally de-pression comes from re-pression.

If we don’t allow ourselves to feel and be honest about what’s inside without judgment – we can never really change.

We can change our clothes, we can change our diet and we can start to move our body, but none of that will do any good without going into the depths of the feelings we have suppressed for so long.

What feelings are you afraid to feel?

What feelings do you try to escape?

What feelings are you holding back because you think you are a bad person if you feel them?

You see – these places are the places we need to go if we are to liberate ourselves.

“Enlightenment is not imaging figures of light, but making the dark conscious.”

We can’t make our dark side conscious if we are too self-judgmental to allow it to come forward – this is a spiritual bypass and it’s as deadly as a blocked artery.

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“If you look around, everything is a thought form.”

Your Willpower is Stronger than Reality

As I sit and write this blog looking out at the trees from my window, I can see that each beautiful tree was planted because of a thought.

The shape of the garden was a thought.

The water conduit was a thought, and the Hindu Temple in the middle of the road was a thought.

Then I started thinking about my own life.

The shape of my body is a result of thoughts.

My haircut was a thought. The Apple laptop I type on was a thought and it was a thought that decided to buy it.

Even typing this blog, each and every word – is a thought.

Today, as I look out into the world, I don’t just see the world, I see collective thought forms and decisions.

The colour of a soda can. The price of gas. My breakfast.

So many thoughts went into the creation of each of these things.

I’ll be honest, I know this all sounds pretty “woo woo” – but for the last day I feel like I’ve been walking around in the Matrix.

The consequences of this to me are staggering.

If the world is just a bunch of collective thought forms of others, that means that your thought forms can affect the world too.

I’ve come to believe that the power of your will is stronger than reality. Reality is malleable substance that can change over time. And as you gain more and more power, the outside world can change faster and faster.

I think one of the true tragedies of the human experience is when someone believes that their circumstance is their identity.

That is to say that the way life is now is how it’s always going to be and that who you are can never change.

But, to be honest – nothing is further from the truth. Your life can change no matter what’s happened up until now.

The past doesn’t have to be your future unless you focus on the past and keep acting the same way.

The journey is to take one small step, change one thought at a time – bring your thoughts and your actions round to the world you WISH to create.

Don’t focus just on how things are – focus on how you want them to be and then get about making life the way you want it to be.

Your life today is the sum of all the choices you’ve made up until now – what your life will be is determined by the choices you make from this moment forward.

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