My friends in Sedona called me the "manifestation queen." For years, I could manifest anything I wanted… except for money.
Even though I knew better intellectually, I was inhibited by the limiting beliefs around money that I had learned in my childhood. “Money doesn’t grow on trees” was one of the sayings I constantly heard from my parents. So it was difficult to believe that anything but hard work could get me money.
And, of course, there was the bane of many spiritual seekers, New Agers and otherwise: The ingrained belief that you can’t be spiritual and have or make money at the same time.
After all, even the Bible says that money is the root of all evil, right? (Actually, it doesn’t… it says “the love of money is the root of all evil.” Huge difference.)
And this belief is reinforced by people who don’t hold back telling Reiki practitioners and other healing-touch workers and spiritual teachers that it is despicable that they take money for their services if the energy they channel comes from God.
Those are the spiritual freeloaders you often find in New Age circles, but unfortunately, all too often, they just confirm what the practitioner herself was already fearing, which creates a vicious cycle.
So I was pretty much stuck in the same pattern… until I moved to Vermont and started to work for a publisher of investment research. I edited and proofread the investment newsletter we sold, and I saw the emails we got from deeply grateful subscribers.
One older lady said she was nearly destitute when she followed some of our stock recommendations and made enough money for a comfortable retirement. She wrote, “Now I don’t have to ‘inherit the earth.’ Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
That woke me up to the fact that money in and of itself isn’t anything to be afraid of or to despise. As with everything, intention determines the outcome.
Once I realized this truth, manifesting money became easy… from multiple raises and promotions, to having money flow in from unexpected sources when I needed things that weren’t in the budget, like an electric in-ground dog fence.
I do believe in moderation, though. I call it “sustainable manifestation.” That’s why I don’t advocate trying to win the lottery or manifest frivolous things like a million-dollar yacht. Instead, I suggest you focus on your dreams, those things that will make your heart sing… as well as your own soul evolution.
In my opinion, one perfect affirmation is, “I live up to my highest potential.” Growing to be the best version of ourselves that we can be is a pretty darn good goal if you ask me.