Good News about Sucky Paydays

Ever have one of those paydays when the check just doesn’t seem like enough?

Even if your hourly rate is all right, after everyone takes their bite – taxes, insurance, 401k, etc. – what’s leftover can seem a little depleted.

I used to ease my discouragement on such paydays by tracking the accumulation of assets in the retirement account.

It made me feel better to remember that it might not be here in my red hot hands, but money was being set aside for my future benefit.

That helped to see funds piling up payday after payday, as I purposefully remembered that good things were in store (eventually).

I’m such a nerd I used to chart it on an excel spreadsheet. Laugh, but it was cool to see it adding up!

You might not contribute to a retirement account, but there is something similar happening in your world, too.

And looking at it this way can help you feel better on those depleted days.

Here’s the skinny:

When you have a bad day – when something goes wrong or things aren’t turning out like you want – you’re banking something throughΒ that experience.

And it’s a good investment.

Every time you experience something you don’t want, you automatically have a desire for something better.

  • When you’re rejected, you want to be desired.
  • When you’re pressed for time, you want plenty of time.
  • When you’re tired, you want to be energized.
  • When you’re broke, you want to be rolling in it.

Every time you experience some sort of “don’t want,” your automatic desire for the opposite gets “banked” with Universe, where it waits until you’re ready for delivery.

Abraham calls it the Vortex. And “ready for delivery” just means coming into vibrational alignment.

Once we’re up to vibrational speed with what we’ve put in our Vibrational Bank (aka vortex), we can receive delivery.

Kind of like reaching a qualified distribution event, I think we used to call them in retirement world.

With our 401k, most of us have to wait till retirement age to withdraw.

But with the Vibrational Bank, all we have to do is get happy.

Cool system, huh?

Might be worth remembering the next time things are going south on you.

Just think about what you’re banking in that moment.

As you contemplate that vibrational investment, guess what happens? You get closer to its delivery. And there are no early withdrawal penalties or IRS rules about when we can access it!

It’s just a simple matter of feeling better.

Kind of puts a new spin on bad days, huh? Happy investing!

  • February 25, 2011
  • Thanks for reading, Matt! πŸ™‚

  • Matthew O'Grady says:

    Thank you Jeannette, and Anonymous! Just fabulous post, thought provoking topic and something I adore to explore! πŸ™‚

  • GorgeouSophie, you crack me up as a Green Batwinged Monster! lol
    If you want to choose your own avatar for the future, you can go here for one:

  • Anonymous says:

    Argl! I come up as a Green batwinged Monster!!! GorgeouSophie here!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovely post Jeannette & comments everyone. Matt, superb, thank you!

  • We’ve got some pretty impressive “bank” accounts once we look at them in that way, don’t we, Cassie?

  • Cassie says:

    I really love this post. I am one to constantly look at the 401K and other accounts like it, but I hadn’t thought of the experience bank like you talked about. Just reading this post about what all is in the bank, amped up my excited vibe. Thanks!

  • Ande, you are one smart cookie! And so much fun to watch on video … thanks for sharing that link here!
    And all I can say is any tool that’s named Splat Vat is already a good time. lol Nicely done!

  • Love the way you describe this, Jeannette! Awhile back, I came up with a visual way to measure all this stuff I’m putting in my vortex, via contrast, and I did a video on it. I call the process a Splat Vat, and it really helps me stay focused on what’s amassing instead of on what’s lacking:

  • Catherine, I have to say that this is the second time I’ve heard you mention ho’oponopono and the second time I’ve wanted to hear more about how you use it.
    I know at least one of your results with it is really amazing! (The tv talk show people who phoned for an interview.)
    This may be a separate post, but do you use the “i’m sorry” and “please forgive me” parts – or do you do it differently? I know Joe Vitale said once upon a time that he skips the I’m sorry part. Or maybe it ws the forgive part – or both. I can’t remember.
    But I can understand why, because those two sentences don’t really fire me up.
    If you wanted to do a guest post on this, I’d love to read it!
    Also looking forward to your class at GVU next month!!

  • LOALoveCoach says:

    Hi Everyone,
    This is a great post. My hubby does not study the Universal Laws like I do and while I am curious about what he thinks and the way he acts, I purpose myself to not engage at that level.
    I have taken a short cut with h’ono p’ono thanks to a suggestion by Eva Gregory. I have been saying “I love you.” on the inside of me as a constant mantra. At first I felt resistance.
    An inner search revealed that I really want to hear that from him and that providing it for myself didn’t feel good. I was so busted. So that is what I do. I love you. I love you. I love you.
    I am also listening to The Power by Rhonda Byrne and it is all about the Power of Love. It is hard not to feel the vibe in this book.
    Today, Larry interrupted my writing, kindly and asked if I minded if we went to Vegas in mid May. That is so the opposite of the adorable worry wart he can be at times! I had to laugh out loud.
    Then today, I write an article and it shows up on the first page of google when you search “Janet Jackson.” Amazing.
    Oh, by the way, I love you!
    Thanks for the post, Jeannette!

  • Matthew O'Grady says:

    Magnificent Post! πŸ™‚
    Great comments/questions too from Dana, Jenny and Ming. I love your posts on their own but what makes them even better are the inspiration they bring to people and they manifest these awesome follow up thoughts and questions!
    Dana, I have experienced some aspects of what you are talking about and I realized(for my own personal situation) that I was just being reflected back to me some of my deeper seated although non-expressed externally fears and concerns and once I took responsibility and did some work with the deeper hidden aspects of my own vibration, things changed almost immediately and in a HUGE way….! πŸ™‚
    Jeannette, some of the ways that I deal with not having the ‘paycheck’ be exactly what i would like are looking at what I do have, and i love to get down to the ultra-basics.
    I love my body and its health…
    I enjoy how my heart beats and my brain thinks…
    I feel the abundance of air that I can breathe….
    I remember the prosperity of just living in the US and all the opportunities here…
    Than I can walk, and talk, and move, see, and hear and smell and taste and touch….
    I notice sensations and the weight of my body and I become grateful for appreciate the Law of Gravity…and for knowing about things like GVU and for people like you and the rest of the community of GVU and the Matt and Phil Show, and then all of a sudden I see it, I feel it and I know it…I am living like a King but I just forgot! hehe! πŸ™‚

  • Dana - Your Inspired Coach says:

    Matt, I agree that even if you have the smallest thought in the back of your head about something…or, even worry that the other person would think xyz…it is reflected back. Sometimes we have to “get out of the other person’s business,” as Susan Cohen would say, and expect what we want out of them.

  • I’m so glad to see you posting here, Matt! You always share such helpful notes with me via email, so I’m thrilled when everyone else gets to read them too!
    “Living like a king” – here’s to realizing that! Wow.
    I also liked, “Than I can walk, and talk, and move, see, and hear and smell and taste and touch…” In my time spent with this blind kitty, at first it made me appreciate my own sight more than I ever had before. Then it made me appreciate the way others accommodate those who don’t see. (My other cats are highly tolerant of him!) Then I started to appreciate what he gets to experience that we don’t. Like, it’s good with or without sight.
    That was new territory for me.
    Living like kings, indeed! I feel that way with such a wealth of friends sharing their inspiring thoughts with me here.
    Thank you, Matt O’Grady.

  • Wow, Jenny, I got goosebumps reading your post. Especially loved “You know, when we look closely, we are living among riches, aren’t we?”
    And love that you found appreciation in giving up an iphone. lol
    You’ve got a nice vibe flowing. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for reading and especially for posting, Jenny!

  • Jenny says:

    In early January our car was broken into while we were out snowshoeing. The thieves stole one bag of my stuff and one bag of my husband’s stuff. It was mostly extra winter clothes and post-snowshoeing clothes, though I did leave my iphone in my bag. When we made the insurance claim the next morning, we were shocked to realize how much we had in there. The total was $800+ worth of stuff taken, just from 2 bags in the back of our car.
    Our neighbor saw our blanket patch-job on the car window the next day and asked what happened. When I told her and mentioned the insurance claim she said to me, “You know, when we look closely, we are living among riches, aren’t we?”
    Since then, almost daily, I notice how much I have, regardless of the paycheck. The clothes I wear, the hot water for my shower, the food I put on the table, the computer I have to type this comment… the list is endless.
    I spent a few days after the break-in wondering what I had been doing vibrationally to cause such an incident. Later I realized it was such a blessing. I actually do not miss my iphone (I haven’t replaced it)–I actually love not being so connected to the world–and I’ve come to appreciate more of the things I have. They took some things that I miss (my favorite pair of jeans and a really cute bag), but they also took things I don’t care so much about, like an extra pair of old wool socks.
    I will always remember what my neighbor said, as we really are living among riches, no matter what we have.

  • Dana, I’m going to do a Q&A post on that topic. I predict it will be highly visited.
    And Ming – kudos! I love that you (both) practiced that and it reminds me of our success story in GVU of the guy who turned a scary IRS audit letter into a half million dollar windfall!! Leveraging contrast to make it even BETTER.
    Here’s the link to the Q&A post inspired by Dana’s question:

  • Ming says:

    Hey Jeannette, great timing on this one as always. And I got to practice what you taught us about relaxing and enjoying! I even got my hubby to do it. He got fearful about MAYBE not being able to go on a vacation, then we got hit with taxes (which we havent in the entire time we have been together) I was determined to NOT let this get me down. As I realized that this was not what I wanted to be vibrating. No worries, I just got happy. When hubby did the same, we all of a sudden got some unexpected money flowing in. I know that all those happy thoughts are just lining up in the Universe πŸ™‚

  • Dana - Your Inspired Coach says:

    I would love to hear your perspective on when you share finances with someone and they are constantly focusing on the contrast. I recently saw a clip from Abe that addressed this by saying, you know what? I love you so much, I don’t care what you think.
    That’s perfect advise and a great way to think about it, however, what if your money mate does more than think? What if they want to bring up their perceived lack, struggle and worry every couple of days and figuratively stomp their feet about it until you are not happy anymore? What if they perceive your happiness as deluding yourself and being irresponsible? What if they literally throw a fit until you are knocked off kilter and forced to “worry” with them, even though you know it’s all fine and plenty more is coming?
    What’s the perfect LOA way to prevent that kind of constant barrage from affecting your perception of payday?
    Are shared finances a recipe for LOA disaster? LOL!

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