As the songs from ABBA and the O’Jays go, money is top of most people’s minds when we think of what we need to enjoy our lives. We all at times in our lives think, “once I’m rich, win the lottery, buy my new house/car/phone/holiday/other exciting item, I will be happier and my life will be that much better.” I hold my hands up on this one, as I’ve lived most of my life with the belief that I will be happier once I have more money or bought whatever item it is at the time that I think will make me happy.
Through studying and practicing the SEJ I’ve come to realise 3 important things about money. The first is that our happiness is not dependant on money. Yes, we need money to pay our bills, buy our food, and keep a roof over our heads. Yes, without these, life could be a little more stressful. BUT, our true happiness comes from finding our purpose, and doing things that bring us joy. The best things in life are free. Spending time with our loved ones, being in nature, and being in service with our actions to our fellow man. Don’t get me wrong, there will be many beliefs that come up when you read this paragraph, as mine would come up prior to me studying the SEJ, and some that still do (I’ll put these through the SEJ, and record some videos on these for you all). They are just beliefs though, and we have a tool at our disposal with the SEJ, to questions these beliefs and see which ones are true.
The second thing about money that I’ve come to realise is that we make money the middle-man so to speak in our happiness. This is a relatively new realisation for me that came after attending one of Jacqueline’s amazing and life changing Meditation for Wellbeing classes.
In this particular class, Jacqueline explained how instead of focusing on the goal that we want, for example “I want to enjoy a beautiful holiday on a beach” we focus solely on getting the money to buy the holiday. We have put the power in the money, and not on our ability to manifest the goal. If we put our intention on the goal, and follow our inspiration moment to moment, WE manifest the goal, not the money manifests the goal. Again, this is a really interesting subject as even as I’m writing this paragraph I can still feel beliefs about money coming up in me. What a great opportunity to question these beliefs by using the SEJ. What are your beliefs on this paragraph and will you put them through the SEJ?
The third thing about money is the huge amount of beliefs we have about money itself. Now I realise after reading this blog so far that you might get the impression that I think that money is not something we should strive or have. Well, no. Abundance is ours, and you can have as much money as you desire. What I’m saying is, don’t make money your vehicle for happiness, and don’t focus solely on the money itself. Discover your desires, what truly makes you happy, and the money will flow. What typically stops this process from happening is the beliefs we have as individuals about money. We will push abundance away from us with beliefs such as “I don’t deserve it”, “People like me don’t get rich”, “To be rich you need to step on people”, “To be rich takes too much hard work”, “Rich people are arrogant”, “To be rich I need to compromise my morals”, and even one I heard this week “I’m too fat to be rich, only thin people are rich.” I’m sure there are many more that you can add to this list when you stop and question your own beliefs about money. As you can see there is a huge amount of evidence our minds will provide us around why we can’t or shouldn’t have money, but are any of them true?
I’d really encourage you all to sit and see what beliefs you have around money and put them through the SEJ. I will be, once I finish this blog, as more have come up whilst I’m writing. I’ll let you know how I got on in a future blog. Here’s to joy, abundance, and living our dreams.
Live in Joy!