It’s a common question when creators are in process of manifesting wealth …
How to manage current finances (and make aligned spending decisions) while activating the vibration of prosperity?
Some manifestors find it contradictory to look at price tags and keep to a budget while affirming financial abundance.
On the other hand, it can also be unnerving to spend money like we’ve already got it before it’s actually here.
(Sometimes that just activates more worry.)
What’s a conscious creator to do?
Well, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer that applies to all in every situation.
I wouldn’t say, “Spend it like you got it” or “Wait till the bank agrees before you act like a rich person.”
That’s because the answer isn’t about the best action – it’s about the better feeling. And that could be different for each of us.
Sometimes the aligned thing to do is take the leap of faith and spend the money. Other times it’s to play it conservative and find a way to be fiscally responsible without negating the abundance vibe.
Here’s how to know the right answer for you:
What feels best?
Your inner guidance knows the best way to get where you want to be financially, and it will steer you there if you listen.
Remember, your inner guidance speaks to you through your emotions. So whichever action feels most inspired and joyful – that’s your higher self pointing the way.
If it feels nerve racking and ominous, that’s a sign to choose something else.
You’re looking for whichever option offers the most relief.
Some people have developed such a strong habit of worry around money that they don’t feel good saving, handling or spending it.
That’s a sign your gremlins have taken over and crowded out guidance from within.
A little practice will put you back in touch with that inner wisdom.
You can facilitate that process by making sure you’re regularly tapping the vibration of abundance, wealth, prosperity (or whatever you’d like to manifest). Tuning to that frequency makes it easier to hear (and trust) your divinely inspired messages.
For creators who have a hard time feeling good about spending money when it seems in short supply, it’s good to remember that joy begets joy.
If you spend it with joy, it brings more joy back. (Which is why so many manifestors successfully intend that spending happy money brings more happy money back – multiplied even!)
If you spend it with guilt, or spend it with worry – it’d be better not to spend it at all. (Or to find a way to drop the guilt or worry.)
Because law of attraction can only match what we’re vibing.
So it doesn’t matter what we do; it only matters how we feel.
Find the action that feels best – to you – whatever that is, then take that action and stick with the good feeling.
Don’t second guess or regret your choice – let it continue to be the right thing.
The latest podcast covers this subject, as inspired by my gremlin doubts whether I made the right decisions to euthanize my dog and adopt out my foster cat.
This process applies to whatever we’re up to – whether spending money, breaking up, making health care decisions, etc.
Bottom line: it isn’t so much about figuring out the right action, as it is about finding our way to the most aligned feeling. Focusing on the feeling serves us much better than analyzing actions.
It’s a matter of doing/choosing whatever is easiest to feel good about. And then to keep feeling good about it.
In Happy Calories Don’t Count, my friend Carmela Ramaglia shares about how stress and dieting caused her to put on so much weight that she eventually gave up thinking she could ever have the body she wanted.
She consoled herself with pizza and ice cream, her two favorite foods that had been off the menu for quite some time.
No surprise to conscious creators, she lost weight. On pizza and ice cream.
Encouraged by her weight loss success, thinking that maybe she could get the body she wanted after all, she went back to “healthy” eating.
And promptly gained weight back.
After enough cycles of this routine she realized, “Happy calories don’t count.”
It’s why a date (who is attempting to drop weight by eating oatmeal for breakfast and salads with sensible dressing for lunch) marvels at my food choices.
“How can you eat like this and look like that?!”
It’s a joy thing, I tell him.
“Our bodies thrive with joy,” I explain.
He looks skeptical.
“Well, you’re looking at the living proof.” Mic drop.
Okay, I didn’t say that last part.
But that’s how it works.
I have high joy for significant amounts of chocolate desserts. And pancakes. And waffles. And fries.
My new greatest find, Denali Extreme Maximum Fudge Moose Tracks makes my heart beat a little faster just thinking of it.
And it works the same with money.
Our bank accounts thrive with joy.
The same way our relationships thrive with joy. And our work thrives with joy. And our health thrives with joy.
Everything thrives with joy.
That’s what I reminded myself yesterday, at the Salt Lake Gem Faire, while contemplating amazing specimens of crystals from Luis at Krystal Light Imports.
Yes, I already have a lot of crystals. Beautiful, fabulous, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-them crystals. (Several of which I bought from Luis!)
And yes, I have taxes to pay. And a fence to install. And yes, it would be smart to build up the savings after last year’s move.
But my money doesn’t thrive properly if it’s not having fun.
I know that if I want more money, then I have to be willing to have more fun with it.
And this is my money’s idea of a good time.
We like crystals, and beach front property auctions, and good seats at the Eric Church concert.
We like hard copy books that I don’t even keep since my library is full.
We’ll still do all the responsible things, but I know those things get covered best when my money is having a proper good time.
If I want more money, I have to have more fun with it.
Because joy expands all the good stuff.
It can’t just be all bills and savings and smart investments. There has to be some serious fun in there to help things get even better.
(Janice Whiting of LiftedSpiritz told GVU members recently that “saving stops the flow.”)
Plus, we know that money out doesn’t have to mean money gone.
Which is opposite of what most non-LOA savvy people think.
Just like with calories, and relationships, and work projects – they often think things work best when they work hard and maybe even suffer just a little bit.
Those who understand the role energy plays in our reality know it’s the exact opposite.
Joy is an essential part of financial success.
So however my money can have fun, that’s good for my bank account. As long as I feel good about it, too.
The trick can be how to have a good time with money when it feels limited. Because if you believe there isn’t enough, it’s hard to let loose and have a good time.
But the amount of fun you have with money has nothing to do with how much of it you have. It’s a mindset thing.
(Trust me, there are people who would think my budget doesn’t allow for the kind of fun they like to have with money, so it’s all relative.)
You can have fun with your money no matter how much or little you think you have.
All it requires is a willingness to shift your mindset.
Not in an irresponsible way. Because it doesn’t truly feel fun to do something that you’re nervous about, or that you believe will have dire consequences.
True joy doesn’t include that.
What it comes down to, as those who understand the law of attraction easily get: having fun with money in your future means having fun with your money now.
We don’t wait for it to show up before we start feeling the feelings now.
And it doesn’t have to require big spending to do that. In fact, it could be happening strictly in your imagination. (That’s a proper vibe activation right there, even when it’s “only” happening in our mind.)
But I think there are lots of ways we could let our money have more fun right here and now. Things like:
Maybe your money likes to walk on the wild side and go for a swim in the laundry.
Maybe it likes to be saved in a gold piggy bank.
Maybe it likes you to think of it as a joy partner, instead of a heavy life responsibility.
My point is that if your money manifesting practice doesn’t already include making sure your money gets its proper share of fun, maybe give that some attention.
And if you need more help on how to pull that off, GVU members get complimentary sessions with Ming the Money Alchemist. Lots of folks reporting significant improvements with their money after getting Ming’s money magic on their side. (Joining GVU is just $1 for a three week trial. I literally couldn’t make it easier.)
You know what else my money likes to do for fun? Play with domain names. Can’t wait to see what we do with pimpmyvibe.com. 🙂
As we close the doors on 2016, it’s time to let you know about what I’m doing for fellow creators starting next week.
I’ve promised this course for a while, and everything’s come together to offer you The Money Aligner starting in January at Good Vibe University.
This is where we learn the vibration of delightful money once and for all.
Not where we reactivate yearning, doubt or disbelief. Not where we try to figure out what actions to make it happen. Not even where we study the principles of money manifesting.
This is where we actually do the regular work of lining up with what we want.
We don’t just talk about it, and you’re not left on your own to figure out how to implement it.
The Money Aligner at GVU is where we do it together.
Once and for all we’ll drop old instructions of financial lack, struggle and doubt and replace them with instructions of abundance, ease and enjoyment.
This is where we get used to having money. The way we want it. Whatever that is for you.
Because prosperity takes practice.
It’s for anyone who wants to improve their financial reality.
Maybe you already know the vibration of big money, but you’d like it to be easier and more fun.
Or maybe you have already nailed the frequency of enjoyable money, but you’d like it to be more consistent.
Or maybe money has always been your nemesis and you’re ready for that to change.
Whatever you’d like money to be for you, this is where we do the vibrational work to have it the way we like it.
Because once we know that vibration, Universe is required to make it so.
All we have to do is sit back and let it in.
It’s a delicious thing to experience, but it is easier said than done.
That’s why we’re doing it together.
Not because money is what matters most in life – but because until we get this aspect of life handled, it’s hard to turn attention to what we care about more. When we’re working a job solely for the paycheck, our relationships don’t thrive the way they could. Or when we’re worried about keeping a roof overhead, spiritual pursuits take a backseat.
Not that money isn’t spiritual. I believe it’s as spiritual as everything else in our world. And I believe it’s great practice for whatever else we want to conjure into our reality.
Because the principles and practices we engage here are the same ones for whatever else you want to create.
So if you’re ready to join fellow creators in creating a new financial reality for yourself, you’re invited to join us at GVU for The Money Aligner.
We start Wednesday, January 4th and will continue through the year to create powerful momentum in a new money vibration.
Here’s why I’m investing my time, love and attention into this project:
I also believe you won’t find a better guide for this purpose than me. Manifesting money and helping others do the same is my wheelhouse. This is where I shine.
And my belief in my ability to lead this party will only add to your success. Because belief is the cornerstone of a good vibration, and I’ve got enough for all of us.
Conscious creators know what it takes to manifest what we want – learning the frequency of that desire.
When it comes to creating financial prosperity, that means speaking the vibrational language of having money. Not wanting money. Not worrying about money. Not being frustrated with money. But the vibration of having money. Of enjoying money. Of feeling comfortable with money.
The Money Aligner course at GVU is where we do exactly that.
You’ll get instant access to previous courses and calls at GVU, along with private forums and other member perks.
Regardless of how you choose to engage your manifesting powers in 2017, I hope you’ll give yourself the gift of exactly that – exercising your divine powers to create whatever you desire.
There has never been a better time to let yourself have what you truly want.
Happy new year and happy manifesting, fellow creators!
What if you could manifest more money by knowing the answer to one little question?
Would you take a few minutes to contemplate it?
If you’re interested in more financial abundance in the new year, I hope you will.
Because answering this question can lead to your ultimate financial success.
Before we get to the question, though, here’s why it works …
Conscious creators know whatever we focus on is what we call forth into reality.
So when it comes to manifesting money, it’s simply a matter of learning the vibration of it.
Which is sometimes tricky since “financial abundance” or “monetary success” can be somewhat abstract and unfamiliar concepts.
But this question can help you activate the good money vibes when you contemplate your answer.
And when you really know your answer – inside and out – you are money-aligned.
So here’s the question:
How will you know when you’re there?
Or you could ask it like this:
Is it a specific amount (like an amount in savings or hitting a new income level)?
Or maybe it’s a certain experience (like paying off all debt or finally affording that dream vacation)?
It might be having enough money to never work again, or donating a specific amount to your favorite cause.
Or maybe it’s ending the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, or having enough to buy whatever you want at the grocery store.
Or maybe for you it’s more of a feeling.
Financial success likely means different things to each of us, but getting clear on what that is helps activate the vibe.
So … with that in mind, I’d love to hear how you’ll know you reached financial success.
Maybe you’re already there, and if so, it would be fun to hear how you realized that.
(Your answer could help someone else activate it.)
And if it’s something you’re still in the works of creating, just holding that image in mind can help signal Universe for your new financial reality.
Either way, you’ll likely find that just reading responses here takes you to an expansive feeling of abundance and financial plenty.
And conscious creators know that’s the first step to manifesting it.
This question is powerful no matter what you’re manifesting – so if you’re up to something else besides wealth and prosperity, ask yourself how will you know when you’ve nailed it?
For good vibe activation, let’s answer it once more with feeling: how will you know you got what you wanted?
In my early LOA coaching days there came a time where I was busy enough to feel like it would be nice to have some help with admin stuff, but not profitable enough to actually hire anyone.
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.