Where Money Comes From
About that time I got an email from a nice young man asking if he could hire me to be my virtual assistant.
My first thought was that he could use some work on his English, since he said that wrong.
I wrote back, “Thanks for inquiring, but I’m not hiring right now.”
He was very polite in replying that I’d misunderstood. “I want to pay you to work for you.”
It took a couple of exchanges before I understood what he was proposing: that he would pay me money for the privilege of working for me.
(He wanted to be able to put the Good Vibe Coach on his resume. Which also didn’t make sense to me.)
I know some may judge me for this, and it did take some self-coaching on the importance of receiving the abundance Universe delivers, but he did eventually convince me to let him pay for the privilege of doing admin work for me.
Next story: Earlier this week I picked up lunch at a new burger joint with a date. (Habit veggie burgers are fabulous, by the way!)
As we left, he asked if I needed my receipt. When I said no, he asked how I balance my checkbook.
I explained that I stopped trying to balance my checkbook years ago when random money started showing up in my checking account every 4-6 weeks.
(This started after I discovered conscious creation, but I left that part out since I don’t tell new dates right off the bat that I’m a powerful manifesting witch.)
The odd amounts showing up in my account were regularly between one and two hundred dollars. Like $126.35 one month and $142.66 the next. I couldn’t make sense of it and couldn’t track it to any of my expenses or purchases.
So the first time I spotted it I called the credit union to alert them to what must have been their error.
They responded, “If you need help balancing your checkbook, you can make an appointment with one of our financial planners for $15 an hour and they’ll teach you how.”
I said I didn’t need help balancing my checkbook. I was a financial planner myself. I was calling because there was money in my account that wasn’t mine. I couldn’t pinpoint it through a single deposit, but it was there all the same.
“Fifteen dollars an hour to sit with our planner,” they reiterated.
Since they didn’t take me seriously I stopped calling them about the “problem,” and transferred the accumulating money to savings. That way I’d have it handy when they eventually realized their mistake and came looking for it.
A year later they still hadn’t come for it and I stopped saving it for them.
I haven’t balanced my account since.
I assumed this was just one of Universe’s ways of responding to my desire for easy money.
Third story: a fellow coach told me Eckhart Tolle shared an interesting metaphor about how we get what we want.
He said we’re like apartment buildings, with lots and lots of doors and windows.
And the way that we get what we want is through our open doors and windows.
But when it comes to money, most of us have all our doors and windows locked up tight. Except for one window, cracked open maybe two or three inches. And we call it a job.
His point being that most of us don’t know how to allow in the money we want, unless we are working for it – and even then we only let in piddly amounts.
I didn’t hear Eckhart say that myself, but that’s how I heard it from my friend.
From what I’ve seen in the world (as a financial planner, a retirement specialist and currently as an LOA money coach), I’d have to say that’s an accurate metaphor for many folks.
The other day I was going through emails and noticed a variety of payment receipts for large amounts that I really didn’t know what they could have been for. It made me wonder where all this money was coming from?
I knew the answer as soon as I wondered it.
From my vortex.
From my open doors and windows.
Because I know how to say yes to money.
I know how to let it be easy.
I know that the more fun I have, the more money I make. (Because I decided so, and I affirm it consistently into my reality.)
I like it big and I like it fun and I like it easy.
That’s what I tell Universe to deliver, by taking the time to get familiar with that vibration. I’m not asking Universe to deliver something I don’t know the vibration of.
I give those instructions. And I know how to receive it when it arrives.
That’s where my money comes from.
This is a skill I enjoy sharing. Not because money is what matters most, but because until we have our money situation sorted, it’s kind of hard to pay attention to what does matter.
Plus it’s a fun way to use our creative powers, don’t you think? 🙂
It’s why I post here about money more than any other topic.
It’s why I record podcasts on the subject.
It’s why I wrote an entire ebook about manifesting money.
And it’s why I’m leading a monthly money practice at Good Vibe University starting in a few weeks.
Again, money isn’t the be-all end-all in life, but it’s sure nice to get this aspect of life handled. It allows us to turn attention to the sorts of things that we might not get to otherwise, while we’re worried about making rent or getting the cat to the vet.
You know where money comes from, too. It comes from your vibrational instruction.
If you’d like support from a fellow creator in nailing that vibe once and for all, stay tuned for more details on The Money Aligner at GVU next year, or enroll now if you already know you want to be at the party.
Because I’m not the only one who should be having this much fun with money.