Standing at the Hyatt I greeted each newcomer to our abundance networking club, “Living The Secret”. We usually had about 25 people each week at these Thursday night meetings. People came for different reasons, I noticed. Some came to learn more about the Law of Attraction. Some came because their friends came. Some came to network their business. Most came back, and that was always a good sign that we were providing a good space for people to share and express themselves.
After a few months my attention moved to one particular type of newcomer. They would introduce themselves and then somewhere in their conversation they would say “I am Spiritual”. At first I took this to mean they were announcing that they were not religious, but believed in a Universal Intelligence.
They would engage in the group discussions and without an exception, they would be having extreme financial lack issues in their lives. They argued about ‘the money-grabbing world’ and the importance of love and relationships and divine spirit as most important. As you can imagine, whenever someone else networked to promote their business, these ‘spiritual’ people would react and I would invariably be handling complaints and be losing these members.
If you have been following my twitter or read my book you already know how I feel about spirituality, money, others and love. To me, all of it is divine. All of life is spiritual, and money is neither good nor bad; it is a way of expressing what we value in the world.
By making a declaration such as “I am [label]”, we are announcing to the world: “this is how I want you to relate to me. I only accept this and anything else is not compatible with the Self I am being.” Labels define, divide, distinguish and polarize.
In my Work on this planet, I have chosen to be upfront and speak my truth about Beliefs. I study them, I help others reveal and transcend them and I actively work on my own to uncover and choose my beliefs.
So let’s look at the multiple beliefs that may be underneath the Label “I am spiritual”.
- Money is bad.
- Too much money makes people bad.
- I am afraid that I may love money too much.
- I don’t like what I see in the world and I think the wrong is related to money.
- Rich people are bad.
- I cannot do good work for the world and get paid well for it.
Whatever your beliefs about money, it is important to explore these statements and consider what source or primary thought they rest upon. A Belief is not Truth, but it can be true for you if you accept and internalize it. The choice rests with you once you realize it is a Belief behind your actions. And it reflects your results in life. If you don’t like your results, look at your thoughts and the Beliefs running your moment-by-moment choices.
Spirituality has nothing – and everything -to do with wealth. It is a paradox because by opening up to wealth you will find a more empowering definition of Spirituality which is based on abundance rather than lack. The difference rests on your Beliefs about money. When you stop repelling and rejecting the concept of money, you will find the flow opens; the money to pay your bills, live in comfort and do great things in the world is enhanced greatly. And then you can continue to BE Spiritual. Whatever that means to you.
Abundant prosperity to you.