“The way to true riches is to enrich the soul by the acquisition of virtue.” Unknown
From: The Universal Bank of Infinite Abundance (UBIA)
Officially approved by the CEO of the Universe
Administrator: Angel of Abundance
Deposit into YOUR account: $99,000 – Ninety-nine Thousand Dollars
This week has been a real “learning week” for me so I posted several realizations on both of my blogs. http://judy-journeyinjoy.blogspot.com/ and http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/jrnyjoy. Also remember the daily quotes and my art newsletters on my blogspot blog.
The following ideas come from Susan McCarthy, author of The Value of Money (from an article in “Guideposts” April 2008 edition).
THE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY
It’s About Love and Fear
What’s the first emotion we feel when we think about money? …anxiety? …fear? …love? …joy?
She says we have given money so much power that it’s not unusual to have scary reactions to it. We fear making mistakes, losing our money, running out of it, being taken advantage of, etc. We want money to solve our problems, and sometimes believe that to not have it makes us a failure—while nice to have, it is NOT the key to a happy life.
No matter our circumstance in life, if we approach life joyously and compassionately odds are we will approach finances the same way—with generosity and compassion, letting love, not fear guide our actions. Love is the greatest wealth of all.
What Goes Around Comes Around
Generosity begets generosity. It is a certainty that those who give with an open and generous heart do receive it back the same way. It’s FUN!
Money Is a Mirror
The way we act with money tells us a lot about ourselves—sometimes more than we want to hear! Since money is linked to so many parts of our lives, it is one of the best ways to discover who we really are.
Are we using money to fill some need it isn’t meant to fill?
Are we using it in ways that reflect the persons we truly want to be?
Money Is a Bridge
The decisions we make about money affect our lives as powerfully as just about any others we make. If we don’t like what we see, we can change—if we do like what we see, we can grow in that direction. By managing our money-related behaviors we can even open the door to a new more conscious way of living. Because money is connected to everything, creating a healthier, more honest relationship to money promotes a healthier, more honest relationship everywhere in our lives.
Money Has No Power In Itself
Money may feel like or appear to have enormous power. This is only true by the power we GIVE it. It is only a simple tool, although we often allow that tool to control us. She suggests that by cultivating a healthy relationship to money it can be a tool for spiritual growth. It can help us turn our attention to those things that truly matter most, becoming more generous, compassionate and loving—expressing our deepest spiritual values. And that can give us more joy than any amount of money alone could ever give us!
” I make wise choices with my money!”
”My relationship with money is healthy!”
“GIVING is GOOD!!!”
Today let’s spend our $99,000 creating a healthy working relationship with money!