Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: I am still trying (and sometimes being very successful) at monitoring my thoughts and intentionally pivoting them when they stray to the negative.  Although I've said I'm paying more attention now, it's not always easy and sometimes bad habits pop up.  Hey, I'm human.  Doesn't it take 21 days for a new habit to form?  Well, I've got 2 more days then.

I will say this though: As a result (I believe) of my pivoting, and looking for that which pleases me, I find myself smiling and feeling good at random moments.  Usually it would take something funny on TV, or a happy memory etc. to elicit this feeling.  But now, more and more, I'm just plain happy.  Sitting, meditating (as always) and just plain smiling.  I do feel the tide is turning.  I can't really explain it.  But there's a shift.  I feel it intuitively.

My intuition is something that I've been trying to develop (over several years) and now I find myself listening to it more and more.  Maybe that's what is making me happy.  It's a feeling of faith.  A feeling that all is well and getting weller.  A feeling that I know (intuitively) that I am meant to have a great life.  To be honest, I've already had a pretty great life.  A few dips but a lot of highs. 

So, it's with gratitude that I look forward to what the Universe brings me.  I know it'll be great.  I hope you had a great day too.

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge Day 18: My "New" Money Story

So, I'm still reading Money and The Law of Attraction, when I came across this excerpt.  It's kinda long, but very powerful.  I suggest that, as you read it, you act as if you are saying the words, and feel the emotions that come with it.  That's what I did:

"I like the idea that money is as available as the air I breathe.  I like the idea of breathing in and breathing out more money.  It is fun to imagine a lot of money flowing to me.  I can see how my feeling about money affects the money that comes to me.  I am happy to understand that with practice I can control my attitude about money, or about anything.  I notice that the more I tell my story of abundance, the better I feel.

I like knowing that I am the creator of my own reality and that the money that flows into my experience is directly related to my thoughts.  I like knowing that I can adjust the amount of money that I receive by adjusting my thoughts.

Now that I understand the formula for creating; now that I understand that I do get the essence of what I think about; and, most important, now that I understand that I can tell by the way I am felling whether I am focused upon money or lack of money, I feel confident that in time, I will align my thoughts with abundance - and money will flow powerfully into my experience.

I understand that the people around me hold many different perspectives about money, wealth, spending, saving, philanthropy, giving money, receiving money, earning money, and so forth, and that it is not necessary for me to understand their opinions or experiences.  I am relieved to know that I do not have to sort all of that out.  It is very nice to know that my only work is to align my own thoughts about money with my own desires about money, and that whenever I am feeling good, I have found that alignment.

I like knowing that it is all right for me to occasionally feel negative emotion regarding money.  But it is my intention to quickly direct my thoughts in better-feeling directions, for it is logical to me that thoughts that feel good when I think them will bring positive results.

I understand that money will not necessarily manifest instantly in my experience with the changing of my thinking, but I do expect to see steadyimprovement as a result of my deliberate effort to think better-feeling thoughts.  The first evidence of my alignment with money will be my improved feeling, my improved mood, and my improved attitude - and then real changes in my financial situation will be soon to follow.  I am certain about that.

I am aware of the absolute correlation between what I have been thinking and feeling about money and what is actually happening in my life experience.  I can see the evidence of the Law Of Attraction's absolute and unerring response to my thought, and I look forward to more evidence in response to my improved thought.

I can feel a powerful leveraging of Energy in being more deliberate about my thoughts.  I believe, at many levels, that I have always knows this, and it feels good to return to my core beliefs about my power and value and worthiness.

I am living a very abundant life, and it feels so good to realize that whatever this life experience causes me to desire - I can achieve that.  I love knowing that I am unlimited.

I feel tremendous relief in recognizing that I do not have to wait for the money or the things to materialize before I can feel better.  And I now understand that when I do feel better, the things and experiences and money that I want must come.

As easily as air flows in and out of my being - so it is with money.  My desires draw it in, and my ease of thought lets it flow out.  In and out.  Ever flowing. Always easy. Whatever I desire, whenever I desire, as much as I desire - in and out."

I've decided to read this excerpt twice a least, because:

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 17 - Appreciation

By Anne Bellamy, Author of

Day 17 was a day of Appreciation.  I specifically set time aside to feel grateful, to feel appreciation for what I already have.  I followed Esther and Jerry Hicks' advice on the technique of 17 seconds.  If you're not sure of what that is, have a look:

You know what?  This stuff works.  I sat down a few times yesterday to deliberately do this.  Each time, the momentum SWUNG towards Happiness.  I was absolutely beaming!  Thought after thought after thought of positive, happy, joyful, abundant, appreciative emotions poured forth from me.  Try it, it's seriously a good way. 

I did it just before turning off the light and going to sleep.  Such a peaceful sleep I had!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 16

Day 16 started off with my 40 minute run.  I look forward to this run now, not because of the physical benefit it gives me, but because it has become a dedicated time for my affirmations.  I feel really, really good while I'm running and saying my affirmations to myself.  Maybe there is a bit of two birds, one stone going on here,

because I do know that I am benefitting physically, and perhaps that's helping with my mood.  But, it's like I can't wait to get out there to tell the Universe what to bring me.  I can't wait to affirm and confirm my abundance to the Universe! 

Still reading Money and The Law of Attraction.  It keeps me focussing on my thoughts.  It keeps me paying attention, and it keeps me pivoting away from negativity (what I don't want) and towards positivity (what I do want.....£1000 by August 31, among other things)

15 minutes of quiet meditation....ahhhhh!!!!  I love the feeling of ease.  I love the view!  Gotta get me one of those!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 15

As I continue to read Money and The Law of Attraction, I've begun to put another of their recommendations into practice. Each night, before I go to sleep, I say the following (which I've paraphrased, as I don't have the book in front of me right now) :

"Tonight, as I sleep, all attraction will stop.  Which means that tomorrow, when I wake, I will have a new beginning.  It will be my dominant intent to look for and find that which pleases me, because there is nothing more important than feeling good."

Then, when I wake up in the morning, one of the first thoughts I have is "Today, it is my dominant intent to look for that which pleases me because feeling good is the most important thing."

This is how I started Day 15.  It was another restful day, as I hadn't entirely recovered from Saturday's party, but the rest did me good.  I put on some classical music and meditated to it, feeling easy, calm and blissful.

Then I logged on to Twitter to find a message from another Twitter friend, Ryan Biddulph.  He recommended an online live meditation taking place in London. While I didn't read the message in time, I so appreciate his thoughtfulness.  If you are interested in The Law of Attraction at all, then I highly recommend you follow him. Good things (and friends) come to those who take the time to attract them. 

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Days 13 & 14

Day 13: The Day of the Party.  I woke up early so that I could prepare myself for the day.  By "prepare" I mean, "align" myself for the party.  I had been experience some stress in the days leading up to the party, so I wanted to clear that away.

So, I got up (6:30am) sat outside, closed my eyes and meditated and visualized for about 30 minutes.  I saw the party going well.  I saw everyone laughing and having a good time.  I saw children behaving (for the most part).  I saw people thanking us.
I finished with a big smile on my face and went on about my day.

In short, the party was great.  Children were a bit rowdy, but not too bad.  Lots of laugh, good friends and thankfully, lots of good food.  At the end of the day, there was, once again, no room in our fridge...and you know how grateful I am about that.

Day 14: A slow start to the day (wonder why?) but a nice easy one.  We ended up going for a drive in the country, having lunch on a hillside, overlooking a beautiful forest, and topping it off with blackberry picking.  A calm, serene, peaceful day which gave me much to be thankful for.  It rejuvenated me and dusted off the cobwebs. Looking forward to a prosperous week!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 12

Day 12 finds me one day before the BBQ birthday party.  I've had a bit of a better day than yesterday, but the Law of Attraction is, as always still at work.  In this case, I'm
made today just fell.....well, flat. 

It looks okay, and it'll probably taste fine, but it's too flat!  It looks more like a flan.
I knew this would happen!  You know why?  Because I knew it. I absolutely, positively knew this would happen, and shock of all did.

I anticipated it well dread....yes, real dread.  I stressed over it.  I worried about it, and my fears came to fruition....much better than my cake did!

I forgot to pivot on this.

If that's not proof of the Law of Attraction, then I don't know what is. 

Now, I'm gonna sit down, breathe and take it easy.  I'll probably meditate for about 30 minutes today.  After all the stress I put myself through, I deserve it a break.  Then I'll probably close the curtains, put some music on that I like, and dance my butt makes me happy.

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 11

By Anne Bellamy, Author of Using The Law of Attraction To Help The Universe Help You

On Day 11, I fell off the wagon ..a little bit. 

 It's two days until my boyfriend's birthday and we're having a BBQ with about 10-12 guests, including some of his family.  Our house is currently undergoing a bit of renovation, add that to the fact that I'm a bit of a slob....can you see where this is headed?

That's right.  Time to clean again.  But this time, I felt like I had to clean, so the energy I brought to this activity was completely different than it was on Day 4.  I resented having to do it.  Part of the reason is that my boyfriend's inner circle have a tendency to open closed doors (sometimes locked doors!) and peak into places that clearly they're not invited to peak into.  Little comments about the state of the house are often made (and sometimes they're not so little)  This is a bit of a habit, and I'm uneasy about it. 

In my inner circle, we mind our own business.  We're a little more careful with what we say.  It's what I'm used to, so when I get the opposite, I'm sensitive about it.  My boyfriend?  It just rolls off his back.  He's used to it and doesn't let it bother him.

Anyway, while I'm cleaning, I'm having this internal dialogue between myself and one of his inner circle  members.  I'm actually imagining them nitpicking and nagging!  I know! Right?  What am I thinking???  I spent a whole morning doing this!!  All that stuff about noticing how I'm feeling?  Pivoting?  Monitoring my thoughts?  Being happy?  Wow!  I seriously fell off the wagon, and when I felt the pain of the crash (an actual headache that I know I brought on myself) I stood up, dusted off my knees and put an end to it.

  Enough!  I said.  Time to get happy.  I took control and turned the ship around (this, by the way, is why my Twitter moniker is @SoulSteering)

 So, I went to my computer, logged on to Youtube and listened to a faithful friend that always managed to pull my energy up.  Always manages to put a smile on my face.  Always manages to help me feel motivated, confident, powerful and creative.  In fact, after listening to it, I jumped off the couch and sat down to write this post. 

If you're having a bad day, remember, you can always brush it off.  You can do it simply by deciding to.  But sometimes, you need a bit of help.

If you've fallen off your vibrational wagon, give this a try, it always works for me:

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Money Attracting Challenge: Day 10

On the morning of Day 10, I checked my Twitter account and found this message from my friend Chauncey:
Chauncey Scott:
Now, before I started this challenge, I probably would have read this, felt good about it, thanked him, then dismissed it.  But not anymore, baby!  I am full of appreciation for these words from Chauncey.  Not just because he's my friend, but because I attracted them.  
As I've mentioned before, one of my affirmations is "I love it when people respect me" I haven't forgotten that affirmation.  I haven't forgotten that I asked the Universe to send me signs that there are people out there who respect me, who are proud of me.  
Although he has complimented me before, I don't think Chauncey's ever told me he's proud of me (never expected him to) and while I am full of appreciation for his words (because I ask for great friends to be sent my way too) I am also full of appreciation for the Universe for sending this message my way.  
Like I've said before, I am noticing more. 
I am paying attention to what I am asking for, and what I am receiving.  And I am expressing appreciation and gratitude when I receive it.  Thanks Uni! (my little nickname for the Universe...I figure nicknames are endearing, so why not show my endearment for the Universe?)

This challenge has helped me tremendously.  I highly recommend it to anyone reading this.   You don't necessarily have to be intending to attracting money.  You can intend to attract health, love, adventure, companionship.....anything that puts a smile on your face. 
Caution: Experiment will cause you to smile at odd times resulting in stares from others....
Let them!