We have these stories that we continue to tell ourselves. Perhaps you came from poverty and learned to be comfortable going without. While it taught you many valuable lessons, you also find yourself saddled with the weight of a story that suggests that financial success is for other people, that your lot in life or place in society is one that is firmly rooted in "have not" and that is where you're destined to remain. We carry these stories with us, attaching them to our identities in a way that prevents us from realizing the whole of who we are. We are meant to fly free from these chains and into the bliss of who we are, for that is where we will do the most good for ourselves and others, from this place of freedom and joy. We were not put on this Earth to suffer from lack, but rather to give, and love, and serve, which we can do best from a place of abundance. So, what if we could just set down the weight of the old story and allow ourselves to be free?
There is a certain pain that comes with venturing into the unknown. This is why we continue to carry things around with us that are no longer serving us well. We are afraid of that which we don't understand, and unfortunately, we don't understand any experience other than the one contained within the old story. Now, perhaps it is worth taking a moment to examine our fear. Is it possible that we fear moving toward who we are truly meant to become because it means shedding portions of our old identity? Perhaps there will be people in our lives that are not capable of coming with us; there's pain in that too. Perhaps stepping into who we really are will take us away from certain things we've become accustomed to; jobs, pastimes, relationships... The fear and pain surrounding change is difficult; we owe it to ourselves to acknowledge that... But isn't the fear of never allowing ourselves to step into the whole of who we are meant to be an even greater fear?
So, what do we do with that old story? As humans, we aren't very good and breaking up our relationships with other humans in a loving and dignified way. So, it seems reasonable that we might have no idea what to do when breaking up with our relationship to our old story. Perhaps, we can approach it with love and gratitude. Tell the old story that you love everything that it's contributed to the development of who you are so far. Express deep gratitude for the lessons you've learned and the manner in which it has taught you how to keep yourself safe for all these years. Just like a job you've performed with love for many years, you're ready to move on because you must continue to develop, so too must you continue to develop into the loving, giving, abundant being you are meant to be. Just like you will never forget the way you grew as a direct result of the previous position, you will never forget the way your old story helped you grow. But just like we need to be prepared to move on from our old job in order to develop ourselves fully, we must also be prepared to walk away from the parts of our old story that is no longer serving us. Just as the Universal Law of Release states, we must be prepared to release that which is no longer serving us. It is for our greater good and the greater good of those we can benefit in the future.
Perhaps a few of you would like to remind me that I forgot to tell you to do something in particular with your money... So, here it is... Right now, the best thing you can do about your money is to look inward and address the parts of your old story that are no longer serving you. Then, we can talk strategy..
For those of you that resonated with this message about mindset and maybe realizing that you need to do some work in this area, I am conducting a free workshop called The Magic of Mindset on Money on Sunday, December 19, 2021. In this workshop, we discuss our Old Money Story and how it feeds into a cycle of influence that directly impacts our ability to build wealth and create abundance in our lives. Click here to register. You will have to confirm your subscription in order to become fully registered. Zoom links will be provided the day before the workshop.
For Further Reading:
Shedding the Old Story (Part 1)
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