#1 By: Elizabeth, September 27th, 2013 06:14
I'm wondering if any of you have any tips for releasing resistance to manifesting money? The difficulty I face right now is a sense of panic that I am running out of money. I know that panic is keeping the money away, but how can I not panic when money is so essential in our lives? I need to distract myself with something, I expect - have you found anything that works?
#2 By: StarSeed, September 27th, 2013 06:17
Well, the belief that strikes me right here is, "I am running out of money."
Can you use Byron Katie's 'The Work' to dispel that belief? I think that would be a great place to start.
#3 By: Elizabeth, September 27th, 2013 06:23
That's a great suggestion, I'll try it. Thanks for reminding me! hugs
#4 By: susanna, September 28th, 2013 07:03
Same problem here!
Abraham Hicks trick to put some money in your pocket and spend it in your mind
over and over again really helps, if you can get the feeling you have money.
Sometimes i go to mall, and try clothes on etc. and imagine that i bought them =D Its fun, but its also little hard to keep feeling good about it, theres trap to start feeling lack of things..
or in internet shopping were you put all thing in shoppingcart and imagine that you order those things.
#5 By: Korana Kraguljac, September 28th, 2013 07:38
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY USING IT FOR THINGS YOU DON'T CARE THAT MUCH FOR... not the things you actually wanna have badly right now, it should ease resistance for starters
#6 By: Chip, September 28th, 2013 08:06
What if your resistance to the lack of money was not your enemy? What if that resistance was your friend? What if everything and everyone was on your side in this and all of them were working on your behalf to get you what you want.
Abraham talks about the manifestation process as being a balance between desire and allowing.
So what if this resistance wasn't keeping you from having money, but was there to ramp up your desire and stop you from all being wishy-washy? What if its job was to get you to the point that you declare in no uncertain terms:
I WANT MY FUCKING MONEY!
Now the Universe has something to work with.
Your job is just to find the inspired action that will take you there. The good news is the path will be totally obvious.
The bad news is that 90% of the time while the Universe is sorting things out, there will be nothing for you to do. Now we've all been trained that you must take action and do-do-do so it will be hard to sit on your hands. Think of it like waiting for the bus at a bus stop. Just because the bus hasn't arrived, you don't start walking. The bus will be there at the right time. The Universe will be there at just the right time. And then you will know when to act.
What you can do while you are not acting is noticing how things are starting to go your way. The changes might be very subtle, but if you look you will see them.
Just sit back and watch with wonder and amazement how this sorts itself out.
#7 By: Valerie Stanton, September 28th, 2013 08:58
Well, I was in a similar situation to you. I can't say I NEVER fret about money since that's a very deeply imbedded system. However, I followed Teal's Money Manifestation video and did all twelve steps. This helped immensely!! I manifested about five hundred dollars in less than a month. I do not have a job, which is what makes this spectacular to me. It was hard for me to believe it's possible but it is!!!
#8 By: Valerie Stanton, September 28th, 2013 08:59
Hey all! Welcome to the Money Manifestation Challenge. The challenge was inspired by Spiritual Catalyst Teal Scott's video, "How to Manifest Money" - http://www.askteal.com/videos/how-to-manifest-m...
Wrote about all the steps here on one of my blogs as well as made youtube videos.
#9 By: Orly, September 28th, 2013 09:10
Chip, that was great! It's funny, because I feel as if I know it 'theoretically', but the actual implementation of the teachings are where I feel challenged at times. But what you say makes me feel so much better - because even though I know the teachings, I still feel that there is something I SHOULD be doing! Like job searching, and networking...and yada yada. And it gets even trickier when your family/friends keep telling you it's what you need to be doing.
#10 By: Elizabeth, September 28th, 2013 22:45
Thank you, that makes sense to me and made me laugh, you're awesome.
It's the sitting on my hands part that is the most challenging. Waiting without waiting. I heard Abraham say to someone in a similar position to just keep sending out job applications so I don't feel bad about not sending out job applications - do you think that could work? I have been doing that and it does make me feel better...do you think it's counter productive?
The other challenge I have encountered is when I watch how things are going my way in the meantime, I attach to possible outcomes. Kinda like - ooh I see what you're doing here, universe, I'm gonna get this job/win the lottery etc etc - then disappointment when that doesn't happen. Do you have any tips that I could use to 'outsmart myself' or help myself to stop doing this?
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise!
#11 By: Elizabeth, September 28th, 2013 22:46
Wow, that's great and very inspiring, thank you @valerieestanton!
#12 By: StarSeed, September 29th, 2013 01:16
My favourite way to manifest money is to instead ask, "What do I want the money for?"
I've actually found that it's much easier for me to manifest the things I want, or the money for specific things, than just manifesting a bank full of money.
I guess my brain finds the things, or use of the money more interesting than a long number on my bank statement — but I'm working on that too
#13 By: Elizabeth, September 29th, 2013 01:20
Thanks, @StarSeed - I actually drew up a long list of things I want the money for the other day. It's good to know I am moving in the right direction!
#14 By: StarSeed, September 29th, 2013 01:31
Next, you can make a list of why you want each of those things (the big ones at least).
#15 By: StarSeed, September 29th, 2013 02:02
I want to join you on your Divine Feminine project
#16 By: Chip, September 29th, 2013 07:29
I really can't answer that. Does it feel like relief to you to send them out? Abraham's "advice" is always specific to the person on the hot seat. They leave it up to you to see if it is a match to you. I would use the feels like relief test for the whole search.
The first question I would ask myself is do I want a job? If yes, what kind of job? How does it feel when you are working that ideal job?
Then when you wake up each day: Does it feel like relief to search the web for more job openings? Does it feel like relief to send the application? The only caution I have is if when you are filling out the application do you feel issues of self worth?
If you really don't want a job that is okay too. It is better to be honest with yourself than to spin your wheels searching for something that will make you feel worse. And the first thing that will come up is trying to figure out how you will get by without a job--but that is not your job to figure out. Your job is to decide what you want, decide that you can actually have it, then follow the thought that feels better.
Fooling yourself, putting on a happy face, etc. is never really productive. At best, you just hide the contrast you are trying to avoid from yourself.
Contrast gets a bad rap. It feels bad so people avoid it. The truth is it serves you in very delicious ways. Where it gets all mucked up is that people have adopted templates from society, parents, etc. that bad emotions are bad--and if you feel things like anger, hate, and fear, you are a bad person and don't feel them around me because then you make me uncomfortable.
What you want is downstream and you go downstream by giving birth to downstream thoughts. Contrast simply points out your upstream thoughts. The thing is, those upstream thoughts were once downstream thoughts you gave birth to because of the relief they brought you. You just outgrew them. They get mucked-up because you judged yourself for having them and in doing so they have grown into monsters.
And whenever you declare you want something, the upstream thoughts that are in your way surface so you can resolve them and actually have what you want.
But I'm going to tell you a secret. Those monsters are paper tigers. Oh, they will huff and puff and threaten and tell you that you will turn to a quivering mass of jelly if you look at them. But they are just thoughts, and you will recognize them after you untangle all the self-judgement you wrapped around them.
So you can do Shadow Work, or energy therapy or anything else that will will get you to the point where you are okay with how you feel.
The key to becoming okay with your emotions is to realize that everything you feel is perfect. Your feelings are just the vibrational match to the thought. You just need to trust your emotions like you trust your sense of smell. If you are walking along and pass an alley that smells like rotten eggs mixed with sewer sludge, do you go down that alley?
With your buried thoughts, you will encounter emotions that feel like rotten eggs and sewer sledge. But it is too late because you are already in the alley. But the bad-feeling emotions are just representing bad-feeling judgments you are holding about yourself. And, of course, if they feel bad your emotions are telling you they are not true.
So you just have to feel the emotion, let it be okay to feel that way, and let the emotion reveal the thought that does not serve you. Then the emotion is free to evolve away because its job is done.
So instead of avoiding the emotions, you feel them, let them show you what is in your way, and let them go. You'll be surprised at how easy this becomes and how your tolerance for keeping bad-feeling thoughts around will diminish.
Oh, and the Universe is very good at the how. You and I are not. Let the Universe sort it out so you get what you want. And when your well-meaning friends and family tell you how wrong you are, they are just complying with your vibrational desire to have them point out some contrast you are avoiding. You can silently thank them and move on to unraveling the self-judgement you asked them to expose.
I want to say have fun with this...but there really is a sense of satisfaction and relief when you learn that you can sort out the contrast and actually have what you actually want. That is when you no longer have to outsmart yourself because you really can see how what you want is created already without having to fake it. And you can get on with following the thought that feels better, which is rewarding just in itself.
#17 By: Elizabeth, September 29th, 2013 07:48
Oh, @Chip_Engelmann that's magic - thank you for writing all of that. You explain it all so well and I can tell yours is the voice of wisdom gained from experience. It's funny, have applied the same way of thinking in the past with issues I had less resistance to and had great results, I guess this is the part where I get to tackle the stuff I have more resistance to. It's a fun game, really. Practice, eh?
#18 By: StarSeed, September 29th, 2013 08:13
That was great @Chip_Engelmann
@Elizabeth, I'm in the same boat as you. I don't have a job, and I've been living off credit cards for the past six months while setting up a business I thought I loved (but now have mixed feelings about).
I know for sure that I don't want a job. I've been saying this from a very young age! I don't mean to sound overly dramatic, but I think I would rather die than live the life of slavery that I watch those around me with 'good jobs' living.
And business hasn't been sunshine and roses either.
In the UK 70-80% of the money you earn ends up going to the government in some kind of taxes, so earning money seems practically pointless.
Recently, I've been using the law of attraction to get things I want. I have received so many things for free, or given to me, and sometimes money just lands in my bank account or on my path etc. so that is encouraging — but, I still feel guilty because it has been drummed into me over and over again that I am worthless unless I have a job. That I have to earn my way. That I should struggle like everyone else.
One of my mother's favourite things to say to me was 'You think you're a princess, don't you? You think you're so f***ing special." . . . And I heard that in different ways from different people. "Who do you think you are?! What makes you so special?"
So having the belief that I am special enough to not work and still have everything I want is kinda hard for me right now. I would secretly love this to be the case though
#19 By: Chip, September 29th, 2013 08:30
Hell, girl you are special and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You are divine. You are a master creator and a magnificent being of light and love. The only reason you mother is so upset is that she deliberately distanced herself from Source and she is jealous that you have chosen not to do so.
There is a nugget in that crap she fed you. It wouldn't hurt to spend a little time asking yourself the question, "What makes me so special?" Then listen to your answers. If it feels better or like relief, then that thought is true. If it feels bad, that thought is a lie--kick it out. Then go with it. What makes my life so special? What makes all my choices so special? What makes me so special that people come from miles just to bask in my glow?
@Elizabeth and @StarSeed. Having money and working are two different vibrations and do not have any connection unless you say there is, so:
You can not work and not have money.
You can work and not have money.
You can work and have money.
You can not work and have money.
And whatever you decide you are special. I am marveling at your awesomeness.
#20 By: StarSeed, September 29th, 2013 08:40
Lol! This made me laugh out loud. Thank you Chip. It's a great turn around. Yes, I am special (and rather princess-like, which is where she probably got the idea from in the first place!).
This is also TOTALLY true.
Ooooo, I just spotted a secondary limiting belief: "If I don't earn my money, then I am disempowered."
I think I'm worried that if my money is not coming from a job, or a business then I'm disempowered (e.g.: It would have to come from a husband, or an inheritance, or something else that I associate with being bad — i.e.: being trapped in a marriage, or having a relative die!).
So I think I need to look at empowering / good ways that money could come to me without a job or a business.
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