It is my belief that we live in a new Age of Enlightment when the ideas of spiritual empowerment, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for your life gain increasing attention. More people realize that accepting responsibility for your own empowerment is the only way to self-liberation. Unfortunately, we still see many cases of political and religious authorities trying to act as custodians of the society and covering up endless manipulation, deception and control as the Public Interest. Mentality of entitlements, unconditional government subsidies and ideas of “wealth redistribution” are examples of such policies.
Still, we haven’t lost the game of “pursuit of happiness.” Many individuals question the philosophy of “dependency” and “dis-empowerment” and realize that the only solution to societies’ problems is acceptance of personal responsibility for your own and your family’s lives. Millions of driven, creative people manage to achieve financial freedom and personal fulfillment despite endless new rules and regulations, tax increases, and “fear-based” manipulation of the political systems. When you take full responsibility—without blaming yourself or others—for your life, you empower yourself to change and realize your own vision for your life.
Ultimately, each of us has a choice: continue to be controlled by your “money drama” or pause, decide and change the course of your life. It is very important to have a vision of who you want to BE, so you can align your actions with what you want to DO and, eventually, get closer to what you want to HAVE. Past experiences don’t define your future. As long as you acknowledge that you and only you are responsible for your “money drama” and allow yourself to move beyond guilt and fear, you can apply universal laws of money and abundance, learn practical money management tools, raise your self-confidence and put yourself back on track. Nobody is prefect and you learn by the virtue of your mistakes. No matter how humble your beginning may be–dare to dream big and believe that it is possible.
As a spiritual being that operates on a physical plane, you exist in both “invisible” (non-physical, beyond 5 senses) world and physical world where you acquire skills and knowledge to provide for yourself and your family, live a meaningful life and contribute to the society. As much as it is important to be aware of your thoughts and feelings, it is equally important to take ownership for all your choices, decisions and actions and assume responsibility for the consequences of your decisions and actions instead of complaining and blaming others.
If you cannot afford to buy a house or a car at the moment—accept it and focus on things that you can afford and can do, appreciate them wholeheartedly. If you cannot take a dream vacation right now because you are responsible for paying your student loans—accept it and keep your dream alive. Not being able to have something or experience something at this time in your life doesn’t mean that you will never have or experience it. It simply means that you must be deliberate with your ways of thinking (since you attract what you focus on) and keep being excited but patient about your dreams. Accepting your current circumstances and Allowing yourself to be OK with what you have and what you do, will help you release inner tension and stress, avoid envy and self-sabotage and, eventually, receive that which you desire. Unwanted must be allowed for wanted to be received.
When you drive a car from point A to point B, you have an awareness that it will take you some time to get to point B. You accept the fact that you will travel a distance and it will take you some time to get to your desired destination. And although you may be anxious about getting to your destination, you are OK with the fact that it will not happen instantaneously. You don’t declare your inability to rich the point B. You don’t get discouraged and don’t quit from your journey because it takes you some time to reach your destination. You accept the distance, time and effort that this journey requires and calmly continue to move toward your destination, rain or snow.
Your life journey–from where you are now in your life to where you want to be–requires similar confidence, patience and determination. Your feelings are your inner guiding system that would help you achieve stronger alignment with the abundance consciousness. If what you feel, do and have brings you experience of joy, love and harmony as opposed to anger, fear or envy—you are moving in a right direction. Now that you are clear about the dynamics of your “non-physical” existence, let’s shift gears to the “bolts and whistles” of the physical plane, the money management system that will guide you on your journey to true Financial Freedom.
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To Your Health, Wealth and Happiness,
Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.