Thinking Positive or Irresponsible?
A good friend is in dire financial straits. He’s behind on his mortgage and not making enough to cover basic monthly bills, like food and gas. This guy is also very LOA savvy. He knows the power of his thoughts.
So he knows not to worry about money.
Which is what he’s been doing the last several months – not worrying. But he also hasn’t been acting. He’s been trusting everything’s going to work out just fine, and doing what he always does. Goes to work, covers the bills he can, and tries not to worry.
He’s actually been doing such a great job of not worrying that everyone around him is starting to do it for him. I myself asked a couple times what his plan is. He just responds with, “Please don’t send that energy my way.”
Okay, I get it.
Don’t worry. Sure.
But the financial planner in me, the cautious Capricorn in me, and as the friend whose couch he’s likely to end up sleeping on, I can’t help but feel it’s irresponsible to not take SOME sort of action after five missed mortgage payments. Like reducing expenses – increasing income – refinancing – phoning creditors – exploring bankruptcy .. something!
Now, I take pride in saying action is overrated in getting what we want. I know James Ray says if we just sit on our couch just visualizing, they’ll repo our couch. And that Mike Dooley talks about taking inspired action preferably, but ANY action at a minimum, to give the Universe something to work with. And I really think they’re making it harder than it needs to be.
Because my experience is most of us already have the action part of the formula handled. Action is so ingrained in our programming, that we’re usually better served by focusing on adjusting our THOUGHTS and FEELINGS to get what we want.
But in my friend’s case, I’m ready to quote some Ray and Dooley. He’s flowing the good thoughts about money, but jeez, isn’t it time to take some action? If I were his coach, he’d be getting an earful from me. Since he’s a friend (and I’m committed to not offering unsolicited coaching), I’ll do as he asked and limit the worry energy I send his way.
Bottom line is that if it doesn’t feel good for him to take action to address things, it isn’t likely to help his situation. I think many people would find, though, that taking some action makes it that much easier to feel better – more reason to believe things will improve.
It’s worth asking of ourselves, though, about how we’re balancing out the manifesting formula in our lives. Are you combining inspired action with right thought? Or are you missing part of the formula?
If things aren’t going your way, it’s worth checking in on. How are your thoughts? And what actions are you taking? If you’re having trouble seeing things objectively, ask a friendly someone outside the situation who can offer you that objective perspective. When we get a good combination of action and thought, we’re absolutely unstoppable.