Beloved Talks With a Magician: Part 1

I find that channeling is one of those terms that is vastly misunderstood. If I were standing outside of me, looking in, the first question I would ask is, Why channel? Why not just write as my ordinary, human self?

For me, channeling is a way to build trust in my Highest Self, which is not just my Higher Self but giving me access to all parts of me that have wisdom, knowledge, and love that my human aspect does not. That’s not to say that my human self is bad or wrong, but I do find that channeling gives me direct access to knowings that perhaps I am not ready to receive yet in my typical waking state.

Additionally, channeling is fun! And really, what would be the point otherwise?

For months, I have seen and connected with Ascended Master Merlin—yes, Merlin the medieval wizard—during meditation states. We’ve had many adventures and he always comes in when I am ready to access a deeper level of myself. In my experience, Merlin is not as flashy as lore would have us believe. However, like all Ascended Masters (actually, he encourages me to drop the fancy title and just call hiim, “Merle”) he has wisdom to share and many misperceptions to clear.

So, if you’re ready for this Magical ride, I’ll ask you to open your mind, expand your heart, (because let’s face it, channeling is a bit weird to the human) and I’ll let Merlin take over from here.

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Merlin: Thank you, Nicole. That was a lovely introduction. You’re right. I do have a lot to share. You need only ask.

Me: Great. Thank you, Merle. My first question is one that came to me recently.

With so much strife, struggle, lack, and dis-ease on this planet, it’s hard to believe that our Souls really contracted to be here. Why would a world have been created for us to experience disconnection from God or the so-called fall from Grace?

Merlin: The fall from Grace is one of those terms that really is used too loosely for my liking. The fact is, not one of you looked down on this planet and said you did not want to come. The fact that most of you don’t remember does not make this fact any less true. Additionally, this is a long story. The fact that Earth exists has less to do with you than you might think. I’m speaking about individually now, not as a collective.

As a collective, you wanted to experience the sweetness that comes with the opportunity to rediscover who Source is. You wanted more options. Of course, as with everything, there is much more to the story than that. For one thing, your Earth, Gaia herself, chose to be your planet. She lives as a multidimensional consciousness, much as you do. She was getting a bit bored and wanted the opportunity to create something new and to assist you all in creating as Source itself.

Now, seeing this plan and hearing of it, there are many beings who did not want you to Ascend. In fact, in some cases, they chose to enslave you. There is what is known as the Soul Wars or Galactic Wars, where each of your Souls has done battle for your right to be here and exist as a Soverign being.

Me: So who are some of those Souls who came to stop our Ascension? Didn’t they know that Ascension was the original Divine plan?

Merlin: Yes, they did, but as on your Earth, simply knowing something does not mean that you won’t try to disregard it. The good news is (and in fact, if you read your Bible, this is part of what Jesus was talking about, though the Bible surely is something else that has been basterdized, but I continue…) The good news is that no matter how seemingly bad things get on your planet, your Ascension is assured. It was part of the Divine plan. Your Souls would not have come here otherwise. You saw it might take lifetimes, but you did know it was coming.

Now, as for the ones who tried to stop you, humans would call these foreign agents or fallen angels.

These include many aspects which seemed to be in favor of helping you, but in fact, were only keeping you stuck. They are the ones who created such negative implants that keep your life not working. They’ve been especially detrimental in destroying the human body and in keeping you from wealth through programs of manipulation and limitation. Their names include, though are certainly not limited to, the lower form of Reptilians, the lower form of Arcturians, the Darkenaries, Arkens, and many more. Strangely enough, your devil, Lucifer is not one of them, though he was planted by such beings as a means to distract you.

However, what you should know now is that in recent years, your Earth has accelerated and been speeding up. She, and the Galactic forces of Light including the beings who are part of the Galactic High Council, have set the stage for an abundant awareness of Pure Love, Pure Light, and the Highest sense of consciousness for all who wish to attain it. Yes, dear, you were born at exactly the right time.

Your Souls have been anxiously awaiting this. Yet, this is why the lower worlds on your planet look so chaotic. There are many things, people, places, and old systems that were put in place a long, long, long, time ago, back nearly to the time when your Earth was created. These all must go in order for all to live and exist on NEW Earth.

Me: Tell me, Merlin … Actually, I was going to ask more direct questions, but it might be simpler for me to simply let you speak. Frankly, it’s hard for my consciousness to keep bouncing back and forth.

So just tell us whatever you think humanity most needs to know now. What would you like to say to my readers and really, to all of us who are on this planet?

Merlin: There is much you think you don’t know, yet you know more than any of you give yourselves credit. There are times when you must think, when you must not speak, and when you must know within, inside yourselves. In that way, you and your blog have got it right. What you need to work on is this idea that when you connect with me, or with any other “Ascended Master,” that you are connecting up. There is no break in connection between me, you, Jesus, Mary, the Buddha, Kuthumi, or with anyone else. All is ONE. That is all. That really is all.

And yet, your human will struggle with this concept. It takes a great knowing and great skill to be able to say to yourselves that you no longer need an Ascended Master to teach you, to guide you, to lead you. You ARE an Ascended Master. You are Christ Consciousness. You are it already. Why? Because you are Love. There is only Source and there is only Love. Actually, I should ammend that to say that there is only ONE Source and that is Love.

Your religions, your people, even your spirituality. You squabble over everything as if there were a limited quantity or if somehow God, the Ultimate Source, would have created not enough. Are you daft? I ask that jokingly as I know you have just been programmed, but really, take a good look at this concept. There is only Light. There is only Truth. There is only ONE way… and that way is abundance.

Now, I know for so many of you when I say abundance, your eyes light up like candles and think, money. I do not mean to demonize money, yet you give it far more credit than it’s worth. Truly, you are the ones and the only ones who keep money away for you in favor of lack. You like to believe that there is not enough, for if you believe that, you do not have to do enough or do more than your human would like to do. “I do not have money,” is one of your favorite phrases. If you did, you would have no excuses.

I say all this not in condemnation but in simple observation. There is nothing and no one holding you back. In previous years, decades, and ages, yes, that would have been the case, but no longer. The energies and the Angelic activities that are available to you are ones that you receive now on a daily basis. Your planet and your Earth allows it. Now, as for the other aspects of abundance, it is time to clear up misperceptions about that too.

Abundance is not simply what you can see with your eyes, observe with your hands, or quickly spend. Abundance is a portal, it’s an activation. It’s a place inside of you that frankly, if you want to know, lives in your spine near your highest vertebra, that is a way for you to maintain this illusion of separation from all that is. Abundance is not just something for you to have or to hold or to spend. Abundance is a dance, that’s why we chose the name. It’s a way for you to express. Abundance is every moment. It keeps you in separation only as long as you choose to be. But you do get to choose.

I think that’s the biggest human misperception, that you don’t get to choose. You do have a choice. You’ve always had a choice. Even when you were enslaved you had a choice. Now, I know you don’t think you did or would have or could ever, but think on this. If there were a way for you to know that you would never have to do a thing again, never push any limits, exceed any boundaries, that you could live the easy life… what would you choose? Your ancestors chose easy and that choice essentially enslaved you.

Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying that being a slave was easy or that slavery was what they expected. I am also certainly not talking about humanity’s slavery over itself which is an entirely different thing altogether. I am speaking about slavery of those galactics you asked me to name over the entire human race. It was not easy, but they could do it, by getting to, confusing, and coddling a few.

Speaking of confusion… where were we? Ah, abundance. So, you see, abundance is truly a choice. The way you activate it within you is to decide. Say to your Universe, I have had enough slavery. I choose abundance. I choose abundance. I choose… and then insert what it is that abundance truly means to you, be it wealth, love, luxury, trips, or anything else. Though personally, if I were you, I would choose abundance of self-worth, self-love, and leave off the rest as I think you’d find that the rest would come if you “only” had that.

Now, what else do I wish for you to learn?

Also, that the Ascension journey need not be difficult. So many of you have created this thing like the Olympics. “I’ve just got to get there!” And you struff and struggle the whole way.

Me: Sorry, I’ve got stop you. Struff?

Merlin: Yes, late 16th century term for struggle and tough. That’s what you do with your Ascension. And then, ho, ho, you tell yourselves that you are so Ascended and so much better than those who are not on this journey. Like your husband, for instance. Did you stop to think that maybe he’s already finished his Ascension journey and is simply waiting for you to catch up? No, I’ll bet you didn’t. Now, don’t go beating yourself up. You didn’t know any better. But now you do, you can ease up on yourself.

Have a little fun. Don’t take life so seriously. Even this series, “Conversations with Merlin.” Can’t we call it something a little more fanciful, whimsical? How about, “Beloved Talks with a Magician.” See, that sounds better already. Just ease up on yourself. Do yourself a favor and the next time you’re out in nature, ask yourself to meet a fairy. They’ll show you a good time, alright.

And keep telling yourself that there’s nothing you need to do to be the Light of God that you already are. You know that intellectually, but I get the sense that for many of you that’s all it is, an intellectual experience. There is a lot more to knowing than thinking.

Go out and buy yourself a balloon. Go blow some bubbles. Get back to childhood simplicity. The children already know that they’re Gods. Why do you think no one can tell them anything? Ha! “If I were a child again… “Well, you can be! There’s nothing to it except deciding to do it.

And for God’s sake, stop judging yourself. Stop judging the process and letting other people judge you. There’s no right or wrong on your journey. Let others have what they want and do what they want and you stay out of it. Concern yourself with you. That’s the way to do it. That way, you’ll never be blamed for making them… or causing them… or any of it. Just laugh and be light-hearted. Smile more on your spiriritual journey. I swear, the lot of you are all too serious.

“Oh, I’m going to meditate with some stones.” “Oh, I’m going to this really serious retreat and I’m going to take notes on everything.” God forbid you miss a word or one of you farts. Ha! I bet you didn’t think I would go there, did you.

Me: Am I allowed to edit that out?

Merlin: Do what you wish, but it’s far more fun to tell the truth. The point is, stop carrying on like you’re all meant to walk on water. You can, and you should, but you don’t have to… nor should you. There are many more things to do than be a healer and perform miracles. It’s called living. When your whole life is a miracle. When your whole life is a healing. That’s when you’ve got it and you’ll have no more need of courses or books or anything else. That’s when you’ll be able to share even more with others, but not from a place of needing them to be where you are. You’ll simply share your love and your experiences and your heart and let them find the Truth for themselves. That’s the most fun. There are a couple of your spiritual tutors who do this.

Me: Wow. Do you mean my spiritual tutors exclusively, or…?

Merlin: Heavens, no. I mean, they do alright. More than alright in fact. But stop taking things so personally. This message isn’t just for you. It’s for all of humanity.

Me: Right. Got it.

Merlin: So, anything else? Actually, stop taking things so personally. That’s a great topic, but I can feel you weakening. You’ll want to take care of yourself. Have something to eat. And get off that blasted computer. Have some fun!

Me: Okay. We’ll pick up there next week.

Merlin: Good. Fine. Until next time. In the meantime, don’t keep the Magic to yourself. Other people deserve to learn. They’ve already got it if they would just allow themselves to believe. I said I would end, but this truly needs to be said.

People said I was a fast magician. “Brilliant,” others called me. The real trick was always that I believed. I knew that I could change that water into wine. Ah, now I’ve got you confused, eh? You think only Jesus did that? And who’s to say that I’m not an aspect of Jesus or that he’s not an aspect of me? Ha, Ha! Well, I just knew. I knew it in my heart. My Soul told me. Simple boy that I am, who was I to question?

It’s the hardest thing and the simplest thing. Keep your belief in Magic and all the Magic in the world will show up for you. The Christians called it having faith, but I like to say that even all the faith in the world is nothing compared to your own inner knowing that something within you can truly change your life. Imagine. All the healers in the world would go out of business if they knew that everyone could change their own life, heal themselves, restore themselves to perfect health. Ah! For another day.

Me: Thank you, Merlin. This was invaluable. I usually do extensive editing but this is so clear already. I can only imagine how long this blog article will be.

Merlin: It’s not the length, it’s the voice. It’s the words. People will resonate and they will read. From now on, I want you to tell your little human to be quiet for awhile. You’re okay. You’ve got this.

Me: Perfect. Many blessings.

Merlin: Me? I’m already blessed. And so are your readers. You really ought to try coming up with a new phrase. How about…. well, never mind. I’m just joking with you. Blessings are welcome at any time. Goodbye.

Me: Goodbye.

Merlin: (whispers) But not really… you didn’t think I’d let you stop having fun while you sleep? Oh, we’ll be busy. Magic school here we come! See you tonight.

Me: Goodbye, Merlin.

End of Part 1. Until next time… Blessings of Pure Love, Magic, and Light!

Money & The Spiritual Journey

There’s a prevalent idea within the spiritual community that I have recently been contemplating. This idea is that in order to progress spiritually we must invest in ourselves, and typically, that investment means spending a lot of money (sometimes hundreds or thousands of dollars) on a particular spiritual tool, course, or healing session.

Having been involved in spirituality in its loosest form for the past decade, I think it’s finally time to shed some light on this topic.

For instance, what is “investing in yourself”? What does that look like? And, if I don’t have the money to make that investment, will I be denied my full enlightenment? These are all excellent questions that this article will attempt to address.

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Now, full disclosure: I am writing this amidst making serious changes in my financial life. Increasingly, I find that I want to budget more closely, which means that my b.s. meter has gone on high alert when it comes to the latest Ascension product or healing session that someone is trying to convince me to buy. (Of course, this is not just limited to the spiritual realm, though I am focusing on that here as this is a spiritually-focused blog.)

When it comes down to it, 100% of what is sold on the spiritual market be it activations, audios, courses, healing sessions, books, necklaces, crystals, or anything else are sold by marketers. That is, people sell these items to make a profit. I am not saying that this is wrong or bad. I believe that everyone deserves to be financially supported in this Universe and to get paid fairly for what they offer, especially if these tools are truly life-changing, as many spiritual tools are. However, when being a savvy spiritual shopper, it’s important to be conscious of the profit motive that is behind even the most tantalizing products. Yes, the item may help you. Yes, the person or group selling it may have a very real desire to help you create change in your life. However, they also want to make money and the way they make that money is through you.

Putting this into perspective, it behooves us to become aware that not everything on the spiritual market is as pure or high vibration as it is said to be. We all have the ability to ask our own heart, our own Spirit Team, and our Soul if the item is truly something we need for our Ascension before we pay for it… but this does take willingness, patience, and practice. Also, the spiritual journey is an individual one, and the very thing that your best friend swears changed her life may not be right for where you are right now on your path.

Again, I am in no way saying that energy healers, spiritual teachers, and other Lightworkers should always do work for free. Actually, I often choose to spend money in this area as I believe that sharing money with people who are truly working for the highest and best good of all will eventually heal our broken financial system. Imagine what our world would look like if we all consciously chose to spend money on products and experiences that were aligned with our Highest Self! This would totally shift the bulk of wealth away from people whose only motives for selling are greed and profit.

Originally, I believe this idea of investing in yourself through paying for spiritual products, came from an observation by healers and other teachers that most of us suffer from extreme lack of self-worth and low self-esteem. Unfortunately, we are often told that putting ourselves first is selfish and wrong, so it’s really no wonder that many of us have a hard time with self-love. When you’re running around caring for others, it’s easy to dismiss the voice of your own Soul inside that is begging to be heard.

“Go for a run,” it says. “Get some rest,” it says. “Skip the party and work on your novel.” Yet your reply is always the same. “I’ll do that later.” “My boss really needs me.” “If I don’t, I’ll disappoint them.” And on and on it goes.

Then, like a bolt of lightning, your spiritual teacher comes in and says, “Look at my awesome new program. It’s time you invested in yourself!” And you think, “Yeah! It is time, damn it! If not now, when?”

Now, if you’re like me and you’ve had a longstanding habit of not taking care of yourself and you truly feel that this course or book or crystal or whatever would truly benefit you, then yes, this may be a sign from your own Soul/Higher Self that it’s an opportunity for you to finally do that. It’s about being discerning and listening to our own guidance… which typically occurs well outside of the sales page.

As I mentioned, I am not new to the spiritual arena. I have been investing in myself (i.e. spending time and money) through courses, meditations, retreats, audios, healing sessions, books, and so much more for years. It’s only in the past months that I’ve realized that I am way more powerful than I’ve given myself credit for and that I don’t need to work with every single healer on the planet. These days, I am much more selective of where I choose to spend my energy — and that includes the energy of money.

If asked what investing in myself meant to me a couple years ago, my answer would have been very different. Today, this means making sure that my bills are paid, that I have food to eat, clothes I want to wear (not just the threadbare items that get me by), and the things that make my life and my household more pleasant. I, like so many others, am constantly unlearning the program that staying in poverty makes me a more spiritual person. It really has just dawned on me that continuing to make unnecessary purchases— even supposedly helpful spiritual purchases — when I have other financial responsibilities, is still continuing the lack cycle. Now when I see a healing tool or some other thing that truly resonates with me, I say, “Wow! I can’t wait to purchase this. I’m going to save up so I can do so responsibly.”

It may seem like I am being contradictory, but here’s the thing: For many of us, self-help and spirituality have become addictive. Instead of feeling like it’s something that we should do if it’s truly right, each purchase becomes a have-to, a must, or supposed to. It’s like consciously or subconsciously, those of us in the spiritual community are trying to buy our way into Heaven.

Unfortunately, being spiritual doesn’t exempt us from humanity’s mind games, particularly when it comes to money. At times I have noticed a sense of eliticism and the sadness of missing out when those with more money could easily buy the courses, personal sessions, or higher-end packages that I so wished I could afford. Feeling competitive, I would often settle for the audio or lower-priced option, and needless to say, these were often the things that I would use for a few days and then lose interest in. From this place, every purchase made wasn’t because it helped my Soul’s purpose, but because of the mistaken belief that I wouldn’t have access to my highest potential if I didn’t make a purchase.

TRUTH: My highest potential is already accessible if I would just stop and look.

TRUTH: Enlightenment is within me and IS me, so no one can take that away.

It’s time to call foul on marketers who claim that we can’t Ascend if we don’t buy their spiritual products. Simply put, this is a lie. Their product may make my spiritual journey easier or more accelerated, but in the end, it should be my Soul that guides rather than testimonials on a sales page.

As always, my message is to not give your power away to anyone or anything outside of you, regardless of whether it carries the label of spiritual or not. When it’s time to go to the next level to take that course, to get that spiritual tool, or whatever it is — we know inside our hearts, and more often than not, the money comes in to support that.

Love yourself. Trust yourself. And know that even the best spiritual tool is nothing compared to the amazing power that already lies within.

Until next time … May you be blessed with Pure Love & Light beyond your wildest dreams! Contemplate it. Activate it. From inside of you. You already have all that you need.

Introducing Something Fab!

This is a special invitation for you to join me at 9 am EST on Monday, July 20th for a FREE Money Reiki session from Lily Jensen. If you’d like to skip the chit-chat and just sign up, click here: Free Money Reiki Session dollar-1362244_640

For those of you who don’t know, Reiki (pronounced “ray-kee”) is pure, Universal Life Force Energy. What started as a simple healing practice in late 1860’s Japan, has grown into many forms of Reiki, each with a unique view and concentration. It is said that during a healing session, the Reiki goes where it needs to, according to the areas that are most in need of healing. Reiki is usually done while you are in the same room as the practitioner, but since Reiki is energy, the healing can also be done at a distance. All that is required is for permission to be granted and for an intention to be set.

One of Reiki’s primary intentions is that the healing be done for the highest good of all, which naturally rules out any pain or suffering. All individuals experience Reiki differently, but in my experience, the results have always been positive. Many times, if I was having a bad day or feeling stressed before the session, my energy felt lighter and happier afterwards. I could go on with studies and instances of Reiki soothing the critically ill, healing depression, relieving anxiety… but I won’t. Just trust me that this works. And if you don’t believe me, I hope you’ll at least be willing to give it a try.

Now, as the name suggests, Money Reiki is Reiki with a focus on money. So many of us have stories and blockages around wealth – most of which live on the subconscious level. These are beliefs we aren’t aware of that are energetically blocking us from having, receiving, and keeping money, despite our best intentions. According to Lily, the basis of Money Reiki is to “help you receive, spend, and manage money more consciously and efficiently for the highest good of all.”

The best part is, you don’t have to be consciously focused on the healing session for the Reiki to work. While it helps if you can be in a quiet, relaxed setting, if you have to work, drive to an appointment, or if you simply forget, the Money Reiki will do its’ work anyway.

One day I will have to take this disclaimer off of my blog posts, but for now, I am not making a commission or any sort of affiliate fee from promoting Lily’s work. I just thought this was cool and so generous of Lily and I wanted to share the wealth! As with all energy work, as more of us participate in raising our money energy, we positively shift the energy and abundance in the world.

If you’d like to take part, sign up to join me (and Lily) in an amazing, FREE Money Reiki healing session. Just click the link: I’m Ready For Free Money Reiki

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Love and Blessings,

Nicole at AwakeFire.com

Why Lack Persists Despite Positive Thinking

Lately, I’ve been feeling slightly embarrassed about my beliefs. I have a wonderful husband in my life who is the epitome of a logical thinker, friends who would rather stay stuck in their experience than believe that something like angels or affirmations can help, and a whole society of people dedicated to laughing at New Agers or anyone who decides there’s more to life than what we see in front of us. Understandably, I’m sometimes hesitant to share what I really think.

But more than the fear of people thinking I’m nuts for being into this “woo woo” stuff, one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as someone who believes in the power of thoughts to change our lives, is the question, “If the Law of Attraction is true, did starving children in Africa attract their situation through thoughts of poverty?” Another variation of this question is, “Did someone who was raped/murdered/insert heinous crime here attract it?”

These are great questions, because they get into some of the complexities of the Law of Attraction that are often overlooked. It’s true that our thoughts (via emotions and actions) create our lives. Generally speaking, the more we focus on the positive, the more positive we attract. However, it’s also true that the environment, choices, and consciousness of those around us also impacts us. This is another way of saying that not everything is within our control.

Marianne Williamson has a great quote on this. She says,”Starving children in Africa are not poor because their consciousness is unaligned with love; they’re poor because ours is.”*  Her idea is that, because most of humanity is focused on lack, struggle, and hatred, we have yet to find a solution to end world poverty.

It’s important to note, however, that this does not mean that an answer does not exist. We are simply blinded to it because humanity is not yet ready to embrace love. In the Western world, we simply accept the reality that most of the people outside of the West are poor, and it is this acceptance that makes the difference.

Indeed, consciousness and choice are the foundations of our reality. Fortunately, we can choose to think differently, to rise up, and stop accepting the reality we face as truths. This is as applicable to world poverty as it is to being overweight or lacking money. In each instance, there are “truths” that have been accepted, and because they have been accepted, there is no room for growth or potential.

I was thinking today how so many of us have bought into the “reality” of how the economy is failing, growth has been slow, etc. It seems as if the economy is being blamed for everything. Can’t find a job? Blame the economy. Can’t sell your house? Blame the economy. Lost a game of chess? Blame the economy. Okay, I’m just kidding about that last one (sort of).

What if, just for one day, we stopped blaming the economy, we stopped blaming each other, and we all took responsibility for our own thoughts and actions. What if we stopped accepting the “reality” of poverty, violence, and lack. And, what if we did this, not just for one day, but for a lifetime. Well, folks, then we’d all be a little bit closer to walking the spiritual path.

The question is, Are you up for the challenge?

Don’t forget, the more the merrier. Share this article with a friend. It builds good karma points. 🙂

*Marianne Williamson quote from her book, “The Law of Divine Compensation.”

 

The Showdown: Money vs Abundance

While most people claim to want more wealth, the truth is, most of us are nowhere near achieving the lifestyle or financial bliss we want. In this article, I take abundance head on and discuss exactly why abundance is so sneaky and deceptive.

What do you think of when I say the word, “abundance”? For many, this is an enlightened synonym for money, cash, or wealth. In other words, abundance is directly related to our finances. Full disclosure: I love money.

Now, before you put my head on a stake or accuse me of being the next Bernie Madoff, let me explain. I once heard a wise woman say,

Money isn’t everything, but it touches everything that is. – Suzanne Evans

Trust me. I’ve been there. When you’re in poverty – either real or imagined – it seems like nothing in your life works. You can’t do the activities you want, opportunities seem rare, and even having the basics can be a struggle. Thus, it makes sense to want to be friends with money because it’s a powerful tool that can help you live the life you want. Going further, the way money does or doesn’t show up for you can be an indicator of other issues in your life, from being too generous and always giving too much (undercharging), to being blissfully unaware (indifference), or being chronically unfulfilled (overspending).

Still, as much as I adore money, I have a real problem with the term “abundance.” First of all, abundance is often a way out for people who aren’t comfortable with money at all. Abundance feels safe, less selfish, and carries less emotional baggage than cash. Unfortunately, that kind of energy just isn’t attractive to cash flow. What’s more, the term abundance is just too brief. It’s too close-minded.

True abundance does include financial well-being, but it’s so much more.

As unlimited beings, we deserve more. As human beings, creation and increase is in our DNA. So what about the other facets of abundance? Time, healthy bodies, loving relationships, connection to a power that’s greater than ourselves, and appreciation of nature. How often do you stop to feel  blessed for the simple ability to watch a sunset? Do you appreciate the miracle that you’re alive, healthy, and that the millions of functions that happen in your body are all working smoothly and effortlessly? How often do you appreciate a hug from a loved one or the roof over your head, however humble?

You see, it’s in all of these moments that abundance lives. Money is grand (and necessary), but let’s not forget the rest of our wealth. We live in a magnificent Universe and the more we appreciate that, the more of the good things – yes, even money – will appear. After all, we bring about what we think about.

My wish for you today is that you can take a moment and appreciate the true abundance in your life. Here’s to your abundance – in whatever ways it may show up for you.