“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Money is an interesting indicator of our state of mind. Emotions like paralyzing fear, envy, revenge, resentment, scarcity, hatred or bitterness usually reflect less than desirable state of financial affairs in our lives. On the other hand, emotions like peacefulness, kindness, contentment, appreciation, happiness, joy, love and serenity reflect the state of mind that is open to receive the abundance that Universe has for everyone…. Among many things, money is a language we use to express the best in us and the worst in us.
Your pursuit of wealth and financial freedom may reflect your intention to feel free and fulfilled, to communicate love and empowerment to others and to express kindness and generosity toward the less fortunate. Conversely, the pursuit of more money can be driven by various forms of fear—anger, insecurity, jealousy, or revenge. The latter often leads to disappointments, victim mentality and comparisons.
I invite you to use your “FEEL GOOD” compass to determine your “abundance receiving state”. When you feel good about yourself and your life, you are OPEN TO RECEIVE the goodness into your life: you attract and see opportunities; you get inspired by possibilities; you act assertively to realize them.
Training your busy mind to focus on what works in your life; practicing seeing abundance all around you and experiencing it inside your body takes discipline and practice. Committing to daily “success rituals”, journaling; creating a dream-board of your dream life, making time for play and for stillness; quieting your mind by meditating and visualizing your amazing abundant life will help you get into a vibrational state that is aligned with infinite possibilities, prosperity and abundance.
Stuart Wilde writes in his book The Little Money Bible: “Once you get real, all your energy can go toward becoming what you really need and want to become. That transformation must be part of your story in this lifetime. Making money is not enough—you will have to do something that has meaning.”
I am a real worshiper of freedom—personal and financial. It is my belief that you cannot have one without the other. Having wealth doesn’t guarantee you personal freedom. Conversely, having personal freedom without financial independence hinders your ability to have a joyful, fulfilling life.
Achieving financial freedom in your life requires cultivating a financial freedom attitude. Developing a wealth plan and an appreciation for building wealth, committing to practicing financial discipline as well as the mindset of sufficiency will get you to this worthy goal.
A person with the financial freedom attitude values freedom more than material possessions, is uncomfortable with having debt and appreciates saving and investing. A person with a financial slavery attitude values possessions more than financial independence; is not worried about accumulating debt and spends carelessly.
From my own practice of abundance consciousness and the quest for personal and financial freedom, I’ve compiled a ‘big picture’ list of guidelines that I follow and invite you to do the same on your journey.
Discover what works for you. If some of these ideas are new, challenge yourself to learn more! Take small steps if you must, examine your money habits, continue cultivating abundance consciousness and upgrade your knowledge and skills if needed. Believe that financial freedom is achievable regardless of where you begin… as long as you have a strong DESIRE TO BE FREE. Ignite your passion and expect miracles!
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To your Health, Wealth and Freedom!
With Love and Gratitude,
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.