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The best place to begin is always with gratitude.
Don't wait until you feel better to do this work. Now is the time.
You will never arrive. You will never get where you think you're going, because life will always take you in a direction you couldn't have imagined.
Become clear on why you're chasing what you're chasing.
You will feel guilty as you craft the life of your dreams. Guilt is part of being conscious. It's part of being whole. It's part of creative tension.
Clear desires = comfort in moments of pain.
Tune in and start mapping your desires.
And something pretty for you... some digital desire. Click here to download the Desire Map wallpaper.
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You are in the perfect position to get there from here.
Next month, next year, or five to twenty years down the road, what or who will you be valuing?
Why will you be filled with appreciation?
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Genius is the ability to receive from the universe.
--The I Ching
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If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
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If you tell a true story, you can't be wrong.
Sometimes you need to hear your Creative Genius reflected back to you. Sound bytes and rambling stories. The defining moments that others see in us that we can't see ourselves.
Most of us rarely have the opportunity...
When I say be creative, I don't mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.
Today we've got a visualization that's meant to help you feel...
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When you can create positive emotions around money, you raise your "frequency". Your inner vibration starts to hum to the same tune as your creative power. A healthy relationship to prosperity makes for more free-flowing Creative Genius.
Today's Worksheet: Freely Associating With Money
Answer the following questions as honestly as you can.
How do you feel:
About your debt?
About your income?
About your savings and assets?
About anyone who owes you money?
When you pay for experiences and outings?
When you go grocery shopping?
When you shop for gifts?
When you shop for clothes?
When you shop for decor, art, or collectibles?
Identify what pure positivity with money would feel like.
If you have negative feelings that showed up in some of the above answers, think of the positive things that counter those. For example, if how you feel about your debt is heavy, burdened, or resentful, perhaps the positive contrast would be promising, empowered, and grateful.
Choose just one positive money emotion -- the one that feels the most vital and exciting to you -- and think of one action you can take in each of the money areas below that will help you feel that way:
How you spend money
How you save money
How you give money
How you receive money
How you manage money
For example, if the feeling you want the most around money is gratitude, what can you do when spending your money to feel grateful? Is it keeping a gratitude journal for the things you buy, or being extra-polite to sales clerks, or saying a quiet "thanks for the ability to pay my bills," when you're writing a check to the electric company? Say your most positive feeling is security. What can you do in regard to how you manage your money to feel that way? Create monthly cash flow projections, join an investment group, write your will, start a new savings account? There are unlimited ways to create the positive feelings you want in every interaction you have with money.
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