What You Want, Wants You

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What you want, wants you…

is a reminder of how Universal Law works.  It means that those deep soul desires and the things you’ve been wanting to create are actually available to you.  It means the thing you  want most is also wanting to come into your life.

All week long this message has been popping up in my mind, and it has been just the encouragement I needed to keep going.  This is often the kind of thought that inspires me to create, and as I worked on this piece the other day, I felt this message go deeper into my bones… so I wanted to share.

“All things are one. And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

In the past, I had trouble believing this.  In fact, I’d say a lot of the time I felt like I was having to push and struggle and strive to get what I wanted.  I felt like I had to justify wanting it, deserve it, work hard for it… and even then, I might not get it.

This is the way we’re often taught to approach life – and this is exactly what we end up getting:  struggle and disappointment.  It creates a lot of blocks in our flow.

When we live like this it causes a misalignment with our soul and a deep misunderstanding of our power.  It’s also very common… so many of us keep struggling away.

What you want, wants you is telling you that your desires are little love letters from your soul.  They are the glimmers and clues of what is there to be explore and uncovered. 

For example:  If you have been dreaming of being an artist… on some level you know it.  Maybe you’ve always found it interesting.  Or you’ve always lit up in art supply stores or have always wanted to write or draw or paint.  Even if you don’t believe you’re particularly talented at art yet…you keep thinking about it and have a desire to make things.

If you have a desire – you also have the gifts and means to manifest it.

We don’t have desires for things that are out of alignment with our souls… the Universe doesn’t work that way.  If you have a soul desire for an experience – then you already possess the keys to opening the door to that experience.  You still have to start where you are though.  You may have to learn something new, take new action, or put forth effort to develop a skill set.

Manifestation always requires effort, but a soul desire tells you that there’s something worth investigating and trying out, and there will be pleasure and empowerment in that effort rather than hard work and struggle.  

You’ll know it’s a soul desire because these are the things you deeply want to create {you know, the stuff you keep dreaming about, putting on your vision boards and taking classes to learn more about, etc}.  Your soul generates those desires because it’s whole purpose is to have experiences that give you an opportunity to expand and use your soul gifts.

Of course the ego can want stuff too… but there’s a big difference in an ego attached goal and true soul desires.  Usually an ego goal involves pleasing other people, getting another person to do something or doing things that aren’t a good fit.  Ego goals don’t light us up, they don’t energize us, they don’t inspire us.  In fact, ego goals usually take us out of our “zone of genius” and often don’t take into consideration what brings us joy.

Reminding yourself that what you want, wants you can actually help you work through the very real ego resistance that often kicks up when we start taking action to realize our soul desires.  It’s a promise that it’s worth the effort to align with your soul gifts because they aren’t separate from you.  Your soul gifts ARE YOU.  Your soul desires ARE YOU.  So you really already have them and they simply want to be uncovered and put to use.

The Universe IS YOU too… and it is conspiring in your favor.  So listen to those little messages, follow those breadcrumbs and take action on those inner nudges from intuition.  You are amazing and powerful – you can create anything you want, but you have to believe it and support it.  Your desires don’t come TO you… they come THROUGH you.

“Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do… begin it, because action has magic, grace and power in it.”  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

What’s Your Money Story

What's Your Money Story

Your money story has a huge impact on your experience of abundance. Everyone has a money story, but most of us don’ t really know what it is. Often these money stories are fueled by unspoken agreements and beliefs we adopted as children. We are so wide open and sensitive when we’re young that we adopt the unspoken beliefs and patterns of our caregivers even if they aren’t all that great for us.

In addition, there’s another layer to the money story that our families and life experiences tend to magnify. We’ve got money stories that go back further than our current lifetime. We have created blocks and restrictions in past lives as well that impact our experience of abundance and can block our manifesting.

Money stories are quite varied and specific to each of us.

Some of us react to money stress by contracting. This person may scrimp, save and live small… (there’s nothing wrong with saving by the way – it’s a good thing!), but when we do this out of a fearful state, it becomes difficult to enjoy our abundance… even if we have tons of money in the bank, we never feel there is enough and there’s no pleasure in the experience.

Others go to the opposite end of the spectrum and ignore money, hide from it, don’t open their bills and charge up their credit cards… and guess what? This is driven by fear too. Either way it’s uncomfortable.

So many money patterns boil down to fear, overwhelm, and shame.

Money can really trigger us, and often creative folks who have felt they weren’t good with money, didn’t get good grounded training when it came to money management or simply accepted messages about the “starving artist” have stress that’s compounded by feelings of “I’m just not good at this.” And our money stuff likes to hide too. We don’t talk about money much unless we’re talking about how hard it is… and this is the reason we often don’t even know what our money stories are.

Of course, sometimes our money stories can promote ease as well. You probably know someone who seems to be “lucky” and doesn’t really worry too much about money. More than likely they’ve developed fortunate patterns that keep them in flow.

The good news is: we can all do this. We can release those old stories, beliefs and energies and hit the reset button on abundance.

The first thing we need to do is get in touch with those money stories and find out what they are. Sometimes they are tricky to pinpoint, but every time get more conscious of our habits we change our money experience.

Energetic clearing is beneficial to this process because sometimes we really do have old, old stuff bogging us down and making it very difficult to manifest. If we’ve been living with those energies for lifetimes it can be difficult to find our flow and it’s easy to feel like victims of circumstance… but the truth is: we are powerful creators and money is a tool for creating new experiences.

Getting empowered in this department does a lot more than straighten out your bank account – it’s a soul level transformation.

Money gives us the opportunity to have more choices and the more choices we have, we do indeed have more responsibility… but we also have something else: more personal power. It doesn’t come from the money… it comes through the process of manifesting.

We are whole beings which means that all the areas of our lives are not separate. Your money story is indicative of a vital life force energy drain (or flow) that’s happening in many ways… and it’s not always linear. Often there are changes that need to be made with relationships or health because what needs to be addressed is an energetic pattern that’s out of alignment.

The 2nd thing we need to understand is that we all have money strengths… we have soul gifts that we can use and we often have skills and qualities that we’ve been overlooking. Our brilliance can get dimmed down and overlooked when we’ve got those energetic blocks and restrictions.

The spring cleaning around your money story starts by looking at the soul-level story and the story from your current life… so you can excavate and become conscious of the stuff that’s helping and the stuff that’s not.

Then you get to be the dazzling creative soul you truly are and rewrite that story. This requires insight combined with new actions. You’re never stuck – you can always create something new and finding out what needs to be tweaked, what habits need to be released and what new actions will bring you into a greater experience of empowered abundance… that’s where it all comes together.

So what’s your money story? One great question to help you discover the answer is: “What is the energy that comes up for me when I think about money or take money actions?” Start checking in with this question and paying attention to what goes on for you around money, because money loves attention and you’ve already begun shifting with this seemingly small action. Here’s to blessings and abundance!

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