When fellow coach Janette Dalgliesh shared her take on debt, it was clear her thoughts deserved to be part of our vortex series!
We addressed finding ways to feel better about the bills a while ago, but it’s a subject worth revisiting.
Manifestors working with the law of attraction know that what we resist persists – which is good reason to get friendly with bills and mortgages and such.
If you’ve got a negative charge on debt, try on this perspective for a refreshing change. It has the potential to create a huge positive shift in your relationship with money!
I love my debt! It’s got me some really cool stuff, like the recent weekend away with my hubby that recharged and reconnected us.
How cool is it, that I live in a world where I can buy something with money that does’t physically exist yet. It represents a way to spend time with my sweetie NOW, not in some distant future when we’re both even more tired and exhausted.
Debt means I’m time-travelling with money! I love that!
I love that I got to buy an entire house while not actually having the physical money right there and then! I love my partnership with my bank, who have always been flexible and supportive. I love knowing if that partnership ever changes, I can take my beautiful debt to another bank who will be so happy to see me. My debt and I, we represent enormous value to someone else. That’s kinda cool!
Debt is just a part of my money landscape. How can I love money without loving my debt, too? Debt might be the part of my money that nobody else can appreciate, a little like the ugly puppy nobody else loves—but that’s okay. I can love the ugly one in the litter, I can definitely love my debt! Because loving my money has to be unconditional if it’s going to have any meaning.
And here’s what else I know. My credit card, my line of credit, my ability to borrow money—these are highly precious things, and I don’t use them lightly. I don’t take them for granted or flash them around town. I treat them the same way I would a precious jewel, holding them close to my heart and only bringing them out for very special occasions.
Not just any old online merchant or department store gets the privilege of being a part of my debt!
I love my debt. However it looks, right here right now, I love it as a beautiful part of my whole money story.
Big thanks to manifesting maven Janette for writing up this love story with debt!
Janette Dalgliesh is the Brain Whisperer teaching others how to rewire their brain to create their dream life. Find Janette online here.
It’s April 14th. Which can only mean one thing for me.
Time to do taxes.
I’ve been waiting since January for inspiration to hit.
So here I am staring down a job I’m really not looking forward to.
Knowing that doing something I don’t like doesn’t take me anywhere good.
I gotta turn this ship around.
Feels like a big job, but I remind myself I know how to manage the vibration.
I start with thoughts that feel better:
Do I really have to do taxes?
No, I don’t. I could file an extension. And hire an accountant. Or I could skip them altogether – some people don’t file at all! I don’t HAVE to do taxes today.
None of those thoughts offers lasting relief, so at least I know it really does feel better to do taxes today.
I try on this thought: It could be easy. Easier than I’m thinking.
That’s true. I can feel that door opening.
It could be a great opportunity for contrast. That’s always good to think about – what’s the contrast creating?
Some good things, I’m sure. I just think of the opposite of this contrast, which would be joyful financial management of my business empire. A fabulous relationship with the IRS. An abundance of time and patience and enjoyment for calculating how much money I get to send the treasury department.
(I am far away from that vortex, I can tell.)
But just thinking about what I’m conjuring up with all this “don’t want” energy is a good shift.
Another helpful thought: worst case scenario – if I hate the whole thing, it’s been good contrast I can tap someday.
So the pressure’s off to make this be a good thing. It could totally suck and I’m still a winner.
Another approach comes to mind for managing the vibration:
I could do what I always suggest to clients – “bring a core value to the party.” Because you can’t have a bad time while experiencing a core value. If you’re living out a value, you’re in your sweet spot.
So what are my core values I could bring …
Getting warmer, but not very realistic.
Instead of me trying to figure this out, which I am failing at brilliantly, I could just set an intention and let Universe deliver.
I realize that would be full-on miracle material – if Universe figured out how to deliver me a GOOD TIME doing taxes. That would be miraculous.
And let’s face it, I love miracles. This one could be fun.
So how to facilitate a miracle? I get my attention on what I want, activate that feeling, and then turn it over to Big U.
Can I imagine me having a delightful time doing taxes?
This stretches my imagination skills, but luckily I’m practiced. Yes, I can imagine it. It’s sketchy, but I can hear myself saying, “That was AMAZING!! Oh my gosh, that SO MUCH FUN! How come we only do this once a year?! I can’t WAIT to do taxes again!”
Okay, that thought is literally making me laugh out loud.
And with that, I’m there. Doors are officially open for Universe to deliver me the magical goods.
I’m still cracking myself up with the thought of reporting to my sweetie when he comes home from golf about how I had the best day ever doing taxes. This is beyond ridiculous, and so much fun to entertain.
My work is done.
And then an idea hits me.
(Man, Universe delivers fast!)
I could hire someone to make this a really good time. For $5.
Lisa was just telling me a few days ago about a professional nag that she hired on fiverr. (A professional nag?! There is such a thing?! Lisa said, “She’s got a masters in organizational management, and she’s helping me run a couple key projects.” Okay, that’s cool!)
And I saw the April Fool’s email from fiverr – you can hire people for a very wide variety of things on that site – for five bucks!!
I bet I could hire a hot sexy guy to coach me through taxes today!
Suddenly I am feeling the inspiration for taxes. 🙂
A quick search on fiverr.com confirms yes indeedy, you can hire someone for this work.
A couple emails later I’ve got my guy. Within 10 minutes he’s ringing me. I burst into laughter just hearing the phone ring. The evil tax spell is officially broken. I have learned how to have fun filing taxes!
I am so ridiculously excited to do taxes that I could hardly hold off long enough to draft this post.
ArtCarlson, you are my hero.
Universe, you a miracle worker.
Taxes in the vortex. Who’da thought?!
PS – if you’re looking for some laughs via hot and heavy tax coaching today, enjoy Tax Coaching with Art.
Earlier this week on her GVU call Flavia Daay and I discovered we’re both sick with cold/flu symptoms.
It led to a sweet conversation about our mutual experiences, that sounded suspiciously like “being sick in the vortex.”
(Click here for a reminder of what the vortex is.)
We’re sharing thoughts here in hopes they help you next time you want to release resistance to illness …
I love how I’m navigating the different aspects of this cold. In the past eight years each time I’ve experienced flu symptoms, the experience of allowing the healing to happen has gotten progressively better. The love and appreciation I feel for my body, my brilliant co-creator, gets deeper.
With each experience I notice I trust my body more and more. I’m letting it lead me in such a smooth, gentle way towards what feels better and most comfortable in any moment, toward what feels most like ease. I let go lovingly for the sake of enabling my body to do what it knows how to do.
I’m really glad I’m not bothered by the occurrence of this cold. I accept it wholeheartedly. I feel no judgment around why I attracted this. This time I know that if it’s happening, it’s happening FOR me. It’s for the best somehow and I can find many reasons. Like Abraham says, when you are sick, your body is asking for health and well-being stronger than ever before. So maybe every now and then a little cold fortifies the body?! That thought feels good to me right now.
I also feel clear about what caused my life force to be pinched off a bit. A feeling of overwhelm (on Saturday I did say it would take me 3 days to do what I wanted to do that day) and the letting go of a relationship, which I felt my way through and now feel at peace about.
I’ve taken lots of actions, like drinking lots of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, some fresh veggie and fruit juices. I even received inspiration to watch a Teal Scott video that reminded me to gargle with salt water.
And when I couldn’t sleep well the first night I let it be okay instead of resisting it. And it actually helped me feel more refreshed during the day on much less sleep and the subsequent nights it actually helped me fall sleep despite not being able to swallow easily.
But it’s really not the actions that matter. It’s how I felt doing them. I did them with loving care. I even love my echinacea honey lemon drops that have helped me ease into sleep. I used to not want to buy cough drops thinking it would mean I expected to be sick and need them. But then I decided nothing has inherent meaning and I choose to buy it with the idea that I may never need it (like an umbrella that you take with you and it never rains) but if I did need it, then it would be there for me.
I can really see so many valuable things that have come out of this experience. I’m in genuine awe and appreciation and the result of that can only be it moving faster, more un-hindered through my body. The Communion of Light says “everything wants to evolve” and I’m so happy I have been enabling my body to do just that.
When you put it like that, Flavia, who wouldn’t want to get sick now and then?!
I myself noticed how interesting it was to be in the house yesterday just resting, without all my usual busy-ness online or on the phone. I cancelled everything I felt comfortable cancelling, and prepared for a day of mostly “nothing.” To just be present to the stillness of the day.
The dogs and the cats snoozed nearby as usual, and it was rewarding to get a glimpse of their every day life. This is how it could be for me, too – if I just created more stillness to be present to it. The sun moving slowly through the living room. Birds flitting about the trees outside. The sound of the heater turning on, and then off again. So still and lovely.
And here I was still and lovely, too. Because of this cold that required me to slow down and rest.
What a gift!
Flavia and I laughed about how interesting our new voices were, with sore throats and stuffy noses. I shared how nice it was to have support from friends and family – mom offering to send over soup, ex-beau covering vet appointments for me, friend & colleague Lisa asking what she could take over, another ex-beau picking up cleaning chores. How gratifying to remember how much everyone loves and supports us.
Being at rest while my body manages this bug has also given me the opportunity to embrace my diva self. Finding a way to know what serves me best and allow that to unfold. No martydom here. I’m a diva with gusto!
Flavia mentioned this video where Teal Scott says it’s not so much a crisis of illness that we’re experiencing as it is a crisis of healing. That’s what the body’s doing to rid itself of the internal toxins – sneezing, coughing, etc. to remove the buildup of toxicity. That’s a nice way to think of it. This isn’t something gone wrong, this is perfectly healthy!
Maybe you have some nice thoughts or experiences to share about appreciating “illness”? If so, we’d love to hear them!
Is your workout working out for you?
If you’re not exercising in the vortex, you’d be better off surfing the couch instead.
Those who are familiar with Abraham’s work know that being “in the vortex” is how we get what we want.
It’s their analogy for alignment, which simply means being vibrationally aligned to what we want. That’s what allows it to manifest.
When it comes to exercise, a lot of people forget (or don’t even know) how important the alignment piece is.
That means we pay attention to the energy we’re flowing instead of just taking the action.
This is the deal: if you take action before getting your energy lined up, your action is pointless. A total waste of time.
And we wouldn’t want to waste exercise time, right?!
While it’s true that sometimes taking the action is what creates the alignment, let’s make sure your exercise routine is truly serving you.
How do you know whether you’re exercising in the vortex or not?
In short, if you’re not experiencing significant amounts of joy and appreciation in your workouts, you’re going to have a much better time (and results) when you start exercising in the vortex.
So what does that look like?
It’s simple: do what feels good.
Your body will tell you what it wants – that’s a good head start in making sure you’re exercising in the vortex.
If you’re exhausted and have to drag yourself to the gym each week – your body is giving you a sign. Honor it. (It may be that what it really needs in order to thrive is a nap!)
If treadmills aren’t your thing, listen for what your body would prefer. Maybe it’s a dance class or yoga. Or if your friend keeps dragging you to zumba when you’d rather be in ninja training, do whatever is easiest to enjoy!
Set yourself up for maximum enjoyment by knowing yourself and what your preferred style is: group or solo? Indoors or outdoors? Home or public gym?
You can also bring a core value to the gig to ensure a good time. (Since nature is one of my values, I know that anything I do under the sky, along a creek or among trees is guaranteed enjoyable.)
Ask yourself what would be fun, and let that be what you lead with.
Also, let your body tell you how much and how long it enjoys it. Sometimes we ruin a perfectly good workout simply by overdoing it.
Set an intention before you start exercising to make sure you’re lined up with what you want. It could be as short and sweet as “enhance my physical well being.” Or “enjoy moving my body.” “Stretch myself physically.” “Love my body more than ever.” “Help my body thrive.” A little intention at the top goes a long way.
Get a hot trainer. Just sayin’.
Check your “why.” Why are you exercising in the first place? Doing it out of a “should” or “supposed to” isn’t the most fabulous energy to bring to the workout. Plugging into a more powerful reason can turnaround your experience of getting physical.
Let exercise be something you choose, rather than what you force yourself to do it. It’s hard to enjoy anything that’s a “have to.”
(You might think you would never opt in for exercise if it were really up to you – but you could be surprised. Once we let it be optional, it’s super easy to hear our bodies call for some sort of movement. And it really can be a good time to “work out” when we follow these vortex guidelines.)
The bottom line is this: the best exercise we could engage is what we would do for fun, not just for results.
If you don’t enjoy it or can’t find a way to, you may as well skip it and find some other way to have a good time. Because the best way to get whatever we want is to feel good (i.e. get in the vortex)!
What are your tips for exercising in the vortex?
By reader request, we’re starting our “In the Vortex” series of posts designed to help you bring good vibrations to life’s challenging situations.
If you’ve got contrast you’d like to bring alignment to, this series can help.
Here’s our current directory of topics (click the one you want to read):
Budgets in the Vortex
Debt in the Vortex
Debt in the Vortex (Revisited)
Taxes in the Vortex
Cancer in the Vortex
Being Sick in the Vortex
Exercise in the Vortex
Breakups in the Vortex
Custody Battle in the Vortex
Lawsuits in the Vortex
If you’re new to the vortex, here’s a primer or two to bring you up to speed.
Feel free to make special requests for additional In the Vortex topics. And if you’ve got one to contribute, please send it over, as this is a community inspired resource!
Thank you! 🙂
This guest post comes from Money Coach Christy Lambert, who offers high vibing help for deliberate creators struggling to find the “feel good” in working with a budget.
I love my budget.
It makes me happy. It activates vibes of empowerment, intention and gratitude in my life.
I didn’t always see it this way. I used to be a big budget hater.
I mean, if the whole point of law of attraction is to feel good, why would I spend time creating something — like a budget spreadsheet — that showed me all the things I couldn’t have?
And then I realized I had it wrong.
I was limiting myself. In reality, I wasn’t buying everything I wanted; I was only telling myself I could.
Which felt awesome until I ran out of money or wrote a check and wondered if it would clear.
To top it off, I’d buy things I didn’t really value and pass up things I did.
Not consciously choosing how to spend my money was activating all kinds of scarcity, worry and doubt in my life.
Then I learned something that changed my perspective
I learned budgets don’t have to be about deprivation. They can be about setting conscious intentions about money and energy. Choosing, in advance, what you most desire.
Even the dictionary knew it before I did. The dictionary defines budget as: “a plan for the coordination of resources and expenditures.”
Budgets help you focus on what you DO have and what you CHOOSE to do with it. In fact, budgets are one of the most effective tools out there to help you activate the feeling of abundance.
Budget = Setting an Intention + Focusing on What you Most Value = Alignment & Feeling Good.
The process of budgeting has taught me so much about myself and my values. It’s taught me that I value a night out with friends infinitely more than a pair of new shoes. It’s taught me that I value a clean house more than cable. It’s taught me that I value shelter and food more than almost anything.
If you want to spend more time in the money vortex, follow these three steps to create a budget that will help you get there.
The best news is, you can have it all. When you start with what you value most you will attract the rest. Budgets aren’t about what you can’t have. Rather, they are 100 percent about what you can have. They are about owning your choices. For your money and your life.
Christy Lambert is a certified life & money coach who specializes in helping people get really, really happy by falling in love with fitness & money. Get your free copy of her Ebook: What No One Told You About Money & Happiness at www.christylambert.com
Of all the challenges deliberate creators may face, a diagnosis of cancer can strongly test our ability to stay happy and aligned (aka “in the vortex”). Even if we’re just supporting friends or family with cancer, our alignment can be tough to find.
Which is why I asked the brilliant LOA Coach Zoe Routh for her take on this topic:
When I was told I had cancer – almost six years ago now – I think I got belted as far as can be possibly imagined from the vortex. Terror, fear, despair are all pretty non-vortexy.
One thing I knew for sure at the time: that there was no way I would heal if I stayed out of the vortex in sludgy vibes. So my ‘work’ in dealing with cancer was to edge myself back into the vortex. (Quick primer on the vortex here.)
How the heck do you do that when you’re faced with a potentially life threatening illness?
First of all you face the facts.
Cancer is not some evil insidious invasion. It is just some cells that have gotten out of balance and freaked out. Kind of like kids on too much sugar. They’re not evil; their behaviour is.
So I made peace with my cells and sent them loving thoughts. I made peace with lots of my body parts. I made peace with lots of my life too – let go of ‘shoulds’, and ‘ought tos’, and obligations. I became a stress free zone. I opened up to all the loving support that started to flood my way, and felt myself edging much closer to the Vortex. This is when I started to see and feel appreciation for my experience.
I started focusing on each day, valuing the loveliness and delights of life in a way I had never seen or experienced before. Very vortexy.
When I went in for my surgery, I was a lot more aligned with well-being than I was before my diagnosis.
So when I got news on Friday that my five-month pregnant sister had breast cancer there was a distinct lack of hysterics. I thought to myself, ‘this is ok, this is manageable. She’ll be fine.”
Part of me was wondering, ‘should I be more upset? Was I being callous by not being more emotional?’
Well, duh, no! How is me being hysterical in any way going to help her get in alignment with well-being?
Time to face the facts again: she is in the care of very good doctors, the cancer type is not aggressive and localised, the surgery will likely remove all the troubled cells, people survive this treatment all the time with no problems, the baby is in no danger from the surgery or any post-operative treatment, she’s got a good and loving husband around her, my mum will be there to support her too and help with her two year old, she’ll be in and out of hospital in a day, and bonus extra – the breast reconstruction will mean removal of some belly fat and matching in shape and size – a tummy tuck and boob job at the same time, all covered under insurance – nice!
The fact is, if we think that it’s no big deal, that’s what it is.
If we catastrophise and imagine the worst, we set ourselves up for alignment with an unhappy ending.
I know what I prefer.
So I’m doing cancer in the vortex:
I’m thinking of cancer with a little ‘c’. I’m not buying into the hysteria and hype and statistics (these are as Abe says, just evidence of what other people have done with their energy and has nothing to do with this situation). I’m buying into the story that cancer is no big deal – treatments are fast, effective, and getting better and better.
I’m living proof there is life – a very good one – after a cancer diagnosis.
I’m hoping by my example I’ll invite my sister to the Vortex too.
How would you do cancer in the vortex?
Zoe Routh is a Magnetic Leadership coach and expert with over 20 years experience in leadership and personal development, maximising the potential of youth and adults through outdoor adventure. She has worked with thousands of individuals and groups and counts amongst her previous leadership roles Staff and Training Director of Outward Bound Australia, President of the Chamber of Women in Business, and Chair of the Outdoor Council of Australia. Zoe also develops and delivers leadership programs for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Zoe is committed to better leaders, better business, and better life for her clients. Get her tips when you subscribe to the Magnetic Leader at www.innercompass.com.au
Years ago when I balked at continuing work with my coach because I didn’t want to charge $1,000 on my credit card, she reminded me of the concept of good debt versus bad debt.
She said that investing in yourself is good debt. Which was not the rule I watched my parents live by: “don’t spend money you don’t have.”
And as a financial planner, I was taught lots of distinctions about what makes for good debt versus bad debt.
But it’s not that black and white.
For example, most folks would probably agree that these types of loans are good:
We’re pretty good at knowing the difference, right? Schooling, medical care, shelter, business investments … if you’re going to spend money you don’t have, that’s the right way to do it.
And money spent on ridiculous things like expensive vacations and vanity surgeries is bad debt, right? We all know we shouldn’t spend money we don’t have on depreciating assets or frivolous experiences.
But savvy deliberate creators know it’s not that simple.
The difference between good debt versus bad debt is how you feel about it. Not what it’s for.
Or even what it results in.
If I can borrow $100 from mom to blow it on the blackjack table in 20 fast minutes, but I love every minute of it and feel great about that spending before during and after – I’m in the vortex, baby. And that’s good.
And if I fund my brilliantly inspired dream with a small business loan that
… I’d have been better off doing something that wasn’t so negatively charged for me.
What we’re talking about is debt in the vortex versus debt out of the vortex.
My suggestion is you don’t just assume that money spent “this” way is good and money spent “that” way is bad. But rather pay attention to how this opportunity to spend makes you feel.
Key words: How You Feel. Not how it makes mom feel, or not what the hubby thinks about it. How it makes YOU. FEEL.
Joe Dominguez’s book Your Money Or Your Life taught me it’s okay not to want to a nicer house and bigger car if that’s not what I care about. If what matters to me is buying new books from the bookstore instead of borrowing from my local library, then that’s money well spent. For ME.
And if I find the most peace by mortgaging my house to pay for two hip replacement surgeries on an eight year old foster dog, guess what? No one else can label that irresponsible or emotional spending! That’s me in my vortex. And you can’t go wrong in there!
Which is also why I’d do well to reserve judgment for people who sink money into law suits against former loved ones, or friends who spend rent money on bookies, or family members who make cigarettes a higher priority than their dog’s arthritis pain pills.
Not just because technically it’s not my business, but because what matters about how we incur debt is the feeling, not the purpose.
In fact, when the purpose IS the feeling, we may find we have entirely new spending priorities along with much better results in life.