Where Money Comes From

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.

True story.

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.

  • December 10, 2016
  • Nicole says:

    I was setting up my proprietorship in Quickbooks yesterday after reading this post, and added a “Vortex” income subcategory 😉 Thanks for all you do, Jeanette!!

  • Nicole says:

    I was setting up my proprietorship in Quickbooks yesterday after reading this post, and added a “Vortex” income subcategory 😉 Thanks for all you do, Jeanette!!

  • Danielle says:

    Jeannette you ROCK as usual! I love the idea of all of those open doors and windows!
    I also stopped balancing my check book about 12 months ago and the world didn’t end!

  • Mia says:

    Hi Jeannette, you write:
    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.
    It’s a sad thing but I realized my money belief is just the opposite of yours: I’ve been stuck for years, struggling because I find it hard to make money – and I can only ever make peanuts anyway. Also, if I’m doing what is fun for *me*, I find it isn’t lucrative and customers won’t buy.
    Help! How can I shift my money belief to something that is a little closer to yours? I really envy you for being able to believe that. I cannot get myself to believing in bigger things because I’ve been stuck on my little money beliefs for ages …
    Please share some advice if you can – I’d appreciate it! 🙂

    • Jeannette says:

      It’s through practice, Mia. Plain and simple practice.
      I also had to restructure my dominant thoughts around money, which is why I know if I can do it, ANYONE can. It just takes the commitment to repeat the ones we prefer over the ones we’ve been hanging out with.
      I know it’s easier said than done, but that’s why I’m leading the Money Aligner party at GVU next year. 🙂

  • Loulou says:

    Hi Jeanette
    Perfect timing as always, thank you!
    I have recently been listening to Kate Northrup and begun exploring my relationship with money.
    It was amazing when the penny finally dropped (yeah, I know but I couldn’t resist) that it IS a relationship with money and therefore, as with any healthy relationship, needs valuing, appreciating and positive attention rather than my old default setting of unease and even fear, dread and outright ostrich approach.
    Your post has added yet another layer to my understanding as well as reminding me to keep it light and fun!
    Bless you for sharing, it’s much appreciated 🙂

    • Jeannette says:

      Lou, I’m super excited for what I imagine you have in store as you start tending your relationship with money! (It’s giving me goosebumps to think about.)
      WOO HOO!! 🙂

  • Raji says:

    I love love love what you write. and you seem to write stuff i need to read.
    So i am a believer and try to follow “fun with money” approach. and no matter what the credit card bills or any debt.. doesnt seem to fret me.. and its always taken care of…
    Now, my question is… what do you do, when your partner doesnt think the same. when he keeps checking accounts to see whats the credit card status? how much money do we have and all that thoughts.

    • Jeannette says:

      I just listened to Abe’s advice on this very topic today, Raji. They said not to worry what your mate thinks, and not to let their thoughts become your own. Instead, stick to the thoughts that you know serve you and your desires, and don’t worry about what they’re up to.
      Easier said than done, I know, but worth practicing! 🙂

  • Aloha says:

    Tell me HOW does one open the doors and windows?
    simply feeeeeel gooood?

    • Jeannette says:

      It’s all about alignment, Aloha. Learning the frequency of having money; i.e. cultivating belief, expectation, and worthiness. (The worthiness is so that you know how to receive it when it shows up.)
      Although many would say that feeling good is the shortcut to it.
      I wouldn’t necessarily say feeling good is the shortcut to manifesting money (money may or may not be part of that party), but I would say that feeling good is our true target anyway, so it would certainly serve to take the direct route. 🙂

  • Namaste says:

    I really enjoyed reading your personal money alignment stories =)
    I was a bit surprised when I read that the guys you date don’t know ahead of time about what you do. I’ve chosen to give up dating non-manifestors because it’s no longer fun for me. I know there are a lot of people out there who struggle with being in relationships with non-manifesting types. Obviously, that’s not an issue for you. I know if you wrote an article explaining how you successfully create romantic relationships with non-loa types that I’d definitely refer people to it (especially how you deal with the inevitable communication challenges). If you’ve figured out some tricks that really work for you, I know that there are people who could really benefit from hearing them. Just a thought…

    • Jeannette says:

      After I read your comment, Namaste, I started thinking about the subject more, and drafting a post in my mind on this topic. (Thanks for the inspiration!)
      And then just yesterday one of my muggle dates (I thought he was a muggle date, anyway) said something very conscious creationy. I have to say it was ridiculously sexy. !!

      • namaste says:

        That’s so cool that you’re so allowing about this. Maybe I’ll see something in your article that will open some things up for me =)

  • Gary Frese says:

    Hmmmm…Maybe I need to rethink my extremely detailed and accurate monthly spreadsheet that details EVERY dollar spent on bills, expenses and such.
    Hey. At least I change the name of the spreadsheet to “Paid In Full” at the end of each month. It’s time to open up some more windows.

    • Jeannette says:

      Hey, if that practice brings joy or empowerment or positive expectation, it is time well spent! We each have a different experience of different actions, so it really works best when we trust our own guidance on it.
      I tracked every penny in and out for a very long time, and found that it just made me uptight about money. I love that the credit union gave me a great excuse to release my old practice. 🙂
      At any rate, Gary, here’s to opening more of those doors and windows and letting money in in all sorts of delightful ways! 🙂

  • Here’s to much more allowing of money and all good things in 2017!

  • OMG! I love this. I get it. Wow. Money flows to me from ridiculous openings!!!! LOL

  • Leslie says:

    Jeannette I stopped balancing my checkbook some time back and it has t gotten me into trouble yet! You are awesome! And thanks for the sneak peak into next year’s GVU fun. Can’t wait!

  • How does it get any better than you? You totally explained something I was aware of but could not find words for.
    Thank you for being you!!!!

  • Ming says:

    Jeannette, you ROCK at the money. I have read every single blog you have ever wrote about money, taken every money course you have ever taught, read every e -book .. heh.
    I don’t balance my check book either. That must be a good thing. huh?
    Here’s to more money in 2017. I’m CERTAN of it.

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