Day 100 of #100daysoflovingmoney
Here it is the last day of this challenge I set out for myself Back on Jan 30 of this year. I started it because I was So Tired of being Twisted up about money on most days. There is hardly a day that goes by that we are not affected by money in some way and most of the time I had some anxiety or mindset around it that made it a very emotional piece to my day.
100 Days of being intentional about something will defiantly take you down some roads you didn't know were there until you are looking for them. Some of them were enlightening and some were really painful. Some I did with grace and ease and some not so much. There were some that caused some hurt feelings and some that brought me peace that I have needed for a really long time.
At lunch the other day I had a friend ask me what was the biggest lessons I gained from all of this so here are my biggest take a way's.
* That what we believe about money is just a mind game --and it CAN be CHANGED at anytime if your willing to take Full Responsibility for ALL of it and take the time to rewire the story in your head.
* Being a supportive partner who is being financially supported is a really special place. I get to be what I call the "back office" team mate and I did not realize how much that has supported our family once I took the Guilt off of it. I may not always play this role--it may switch--it may change but that has been my role for the past decade and for the first time I feel as if I can truly appreciate this space I am in !
* That my actions tell me A LOT about my BELIEFS
* I had to make money a friend, a
partner, a resource;
NOT the ENEMY or the SOLUTION. This actually might have been the biggest one
The most RADICAL SHIFTS DURING THIS TIME came from THESE !!!
* When I made PEACE with my deceased
father in law and the $$ attached to him
* The time I did some releasing with my ancestors
on the belief of LACK--
HUGE shift and SO much space in my body to filled with more beautiful serving thoughts !!
*The moment I refused to apologize about something that I believed and felt even though it came with some opposition. I think we all need that moment (especially woman) where we STOP apologizing for who we are and how we feel even if others don't agree with you !
Looking over my list I can see that the majority of my shifts and change of attitude required more than just shifting how I managed money, or if I learned more about how investments can make me a millionaire. My shifts have came from understanding of WHO and WHAT I believed money to be, and WHO and WHAT
I believed about myself !!
How many times have we all said "If I just had more money...."
I felt this push a 100 days ago to really examine that statement.
If I just had more money than what ?
Would I appreciate it ?
Would I still take it for granted and continue to wish for more ?
Would I use it for what I think I would ?
Would I feel I deserved it ?
Would it make me any happier ?
I do have a new relationship with money--We had to BLOW up our relationship and start from scratch and get to know each other in brand new way without any other persons opinion or input but my own.
I had to learn that I was worthy --with or without money
I had to learn that GUILT is useless and a waste of good energy
I had to learn that Lack was so deeply rooted that it was affecting so many actions
I had to learn to love life --MY LIFE -- with EXACTLY what I had at the moment
I had to learn to not apologize for who I am--PURE ACCEPTANCE
I had to learn that money was no more of a solution to my problems than a makeover is to self esteem. Temporary fixes to a Deeper Ocean.
My new buddy, money and I still have a lot to learn about each other and getting use to operating differently around money will still take me a bit of time. I loved this process and I am eternally grateful that I pushed myself to go through with it. It feels good to be on this side of things and know that this was a gift that I not only gave to myself but hopefully to my children.
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Health Educator, sharing the moments of an awakened life !
Day 97 of #100daysoflovingmoney
Not too much is happening on the money front these days until I had a tooth infection show up and the dental work I have run from for half my lifetime is catching up with me. So in some ways this was not totally unexpected, it was just not what we were planning on spending our money on right this minute.
Timely enough, one of my kids were watching the movie "Up" last night and Carl and Ellie had an unfortunate twist of their baby dreams not happening so they channeled all of that into their savings for their vacation. However things happen that needed that money; new roof, tires, broken bones, etc. So each time they had to forgo their trip to pay for the unexpected.
This was US !!
We had just some money tucked away to take our family on vacation and my dental work shows up, and now the summer hit and there are things the kids want to participate in that is slowing taking the fund down.
The curious thing to me was when I was confronted with that bill, I was not afraid ! I was not worried, or stressed or concerned in the slightest. I think when you are faced with something that just HAS to be taking care of --there is no reason to fight it. Would I have been in this state of mind 97 days ago ?? I am not sure. I remember the last time I was confronted with my dental cost and yes it did freak me out a bit, but now I can't run any longer--it has to be done or I am going to lose my teeth !!!
I suppose that is the same reason people will spend tons of money to take care of themselves when confronted with an illness that could possibly take their life. We start to get a less concerned about our coin when our mortality is concerned or something that would significantly change our way of being.
Now I would say paying for a new roof or tires just doesn't exactly pull on the heart or purse strings as much but these are things that we all must do at one point or another if we choose to live in this world with cars and homes so why does it always hurt when those things pop up ! I mean for most of us we don't plan that in. We already pay insurance and most of us are so happy to get a little extra from time to time that we don't want to put more back for the "not so fun" stuff.
I would think most financial planners or financial savvy people would encourage you to start putting back an emergency fund for things like this but all that to the side I want to explore the philosophical approach.
How could I handle this when an unexpected expenses occurs ??
(Assuming I have not put back the appropriate funds for such things)
*Is this where I start to put my manifestation skills to use--time to suit up and start visualizing ?
*Is this where I start to find as many things around my house to sell ?
*Is this where I beg, borrow and steal from family and friends ?
*Do I wallow in my self pity and just put in on my credit card hoping for the best ?
*Do I forgo the vacation knowing that there will be next summer ?
Which of these or another choice "Feel the most Freeing ?" Which one makes the most logical sense ?
Do you pick logical or freeing ? Can there be both ?
I honestly don't have the answers to this for myself yet. I have a sneaky suspicion that our vacation plans may have suddenly changed but who knows !! What would you do --how would you choose without feeling someone just smashed your piggy bank to pieces ?
Spoiler Alert: if you have not seen the movie please don't read this part until you do. After so many crazy UNEXPECTED things happen to Carl and he is beating himself up for not making his Wife's adventure dreams come true, he finds the last part of her book and see's that their ordinary life together was her adventure and she treasured all of it !
So my mystical side would gather to say that, maybe the unexpected expenses in our life is just our soul reminding us that our present ordinary life is already enough and when we are detoured like this --could it be just a chance to stop and realign with what is really important ?
I would have never guessed that some dental work and a kids movie would have such an impact on how I viewed life this week !
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Educator and Soul Work, exploring what its like to live an awakened life
unexpected expenses, expenses, money, 100 days of loving money, money challenges
Day 89 of #100daysoflovingmoney
After some clearing with money around my ancestors, I have felt like a different person. I have been so at ease with the idea of money with spending and giving in a way I had not been in a long time. The next level apparently now is in the doing.
Sitting here outside, enjoying this gorgeous spring day with all most of my to-do's behind me I am beating myself up for sitting here doing nothing !!! I should be pursuing my business more, I should be marketing, I should be networking, I should, should, should !!! I should all over the place today !!!
Then low and behold my best friend calls and she is WAY over her head with things to do and you know what else she was doing ---She was over there beating herself up for not "doing" enough and she has double the amount of things going on that I do. That right there was a big RED FLAG for me. It doesn't matter how much we have or don't have on our plate, we have all conditioned ourselves to feeling guilty for not doing ENOUGH !!!!
Well I basically said --F@#$ that !! I think it is time to stop this madness. So I do what I always do, I consort with my guidance because of course that is a bigger higher perspective that I just don't have here in this body. I was still feeling like my "doing" or "not doing" was the reason I was not rolling in it yet, but as always I was being given a bigger lesson on life than just earning money. I was being given that Time and presence are a precious commodity to not be wasted or ignored. There would always be opportunities for money but time can not be regained.
I was told that being able to stop and soak it all in was such a gift and that people spend their whole lifetimes --doing and earning to do that--to just be able to feel like they could sit on their porch and soak it in and do nothing. I was given such a beautiful image of how being present and soaking life in was such a gift to God and that when we are in the doing --we don't tend to stop and take anything in. Those moments of what I would call nothingness took on a whole new meaning today after that time. I was visited by a grandmother figure that showed me how to see this time differently and that "doing" was never my problem.
She had showed me that I came from a long line of woman that were "doers" and working hard was our badge of pride even if it sacrificed own well being. She showed me that my generation of woman were to relax more into our life in way that allowed more time to just "Be" and not always be concerned with "Doing
She showed me this space of when I was a kid and how I craved for hours of endless time to play or just lay in the grass with no real responsibilities and now as an adult I feel guilt for it. She gave me permission to enjoy that space --freely without guilt or shame ! She showed me that the kid in all of us wants to be given that permission so that life can shift in ways that stem from love and creativity--from inspired action not endless doing !
Shortly after all of this --I found this picture and I about fell over !!! This could not be more perfect for the messages I have been given lately.
I was given this time and space to learn how to love it and appreciate it in a way I have never been able to before. I shown today that is why there is not much happening for me right now because I needed to understand this space and learn why it was here and what it had to teach me. That money was a piece of this story of mine but there were other lessons that needed to come first !
Well after that --how could I not go back outside and soak up the goodness that was being gifted to me that I almost "Shoulded" away !!!
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Health Coach and Soul Worker
Day 83 of #100daysoflovingmoney
This is an area I have been perfecting for the last decade and as much as I have put myself through to get to a sweet spot of understanding my guidance, it is as if I still have So much to learn! It would be really cool if I had those guys above in the picture to sit in front of and they tell me my purpose and what to do next but it does not quite work like that, it is what I would say is much more suburban norm in its appearance !
This morning through a series of connections I met with another like minded soul who of all things does holistic financial coaching !!!
I am always amazed at where my journey takes me and the people that it connects me too. Sitting there and talking about a 1000 things at once but having such a mutual understanding of each other, there were so many moments where my head was vibrating !!!
I have my signs, signals and moments but I am still delighted and surprised EVERY TIME they show up. It is literally the gift that keeps on giving. I started to have this immense appreciation today for the trust I have developed in being led by my intuition. It took time, lots of uncomfortable experiences and lots of trust, trial, and tribulations but each time I am led to a deeper, richer connection to that which is higher than me and knows the big picture !
To reel it back in a bit to my money challenge, I wanted to share with you the way my guidance propels me through the lessons I needed with this topic.
First of all --this challenge in itself !!! I mean, I originally set out to get out of my comfort zone and when that was just falling flat I was sitting in meditation and this came to me --This--MONEY--MY patterns and beliefs---This is where I needed to get OUT of my comfort zone and start doing the work. I knew it was divine guidance because who REALLY wants to dive into their crap !! Well actually I kind of like too because I love the outcome --but regardless I listened to the calling and started my 100 days right away and I mean, I got out of meditation, thought it about for ummmm maybe an hour (maybe) and announced this was my new plan !!
GAME ON !
From there I have been led to every uncomfortable situation with money I NEVER saw coming. Some were incredibly enlightening and others were painstakingly hard to muddle through. I was drawn to certain books, and sometimes just certain paragraphs to help me understand and work through my present situation. I was drawn to certain people and teachers and ALWAYS the RIGHT information came at the right time and space as I inched my way through. I was presented with experiences that I could not have planned if I tried.
Here is the thing--I LISTENED !! I was always looking and listening !!! I am highly attuned to pay attention to the subtlest of signs and they come ! They always come when you are asking and waiting and expecting.
I feel as I am already a different person than I was 83 days ago. I won't tell you that all my money stuff is resolved but I am most defiantly in a way better place than I was when I started. I have hit this beautiful space of allowing more than I ever had and it feels like the respite my heart and soul needed for all of the work I have done. I am even more convinced that my guidance is such a beautiful relationship I have with my higher self that is connected to a type of love and support that is beyond what I can even comprehend here.
Your guidance is better than any search engine out there and has your highest good in mind !! I will tell anyone and everyone first and foremost. Develop that relationship with your guidance and let that be your ultimate teacher and guide. To me in doesn't matter what it is called. God, Buddha, Source, Angels, Intuition, it is all from the same source and is by far the best place to start for anything !!!
This is the latest book that landed on my lap.... lets see what this one has in store for me !! I have such a variety of people, books and information that has shown up for me over the last couple of months--it is very exciting to see people shifting all over the world and having so much at our access now !
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Healing Coach Who is sharing what life is like when you awaken !!
Day 80 of #100days of loving money
I have made a lot of progress on my mindset in 80 days but there is one area that seems to not want to let go very easy !! LACK !!!!!
This time of year I am really getting some good doses of what I still believe and what my patterns are. For all of you school age parents, you know the end of the year brings about a slew of projects, events, celebrations etc. that all seem to want some form of payment. Whether that is time, or money. We are working on planning a vacation and for some reason this is the time of year where our sports have picked up for a couple of my kiddos and it is just money, money, money.
I love all of it, wouldn't change a thing.....except how I FEEL about it. I noticed myself having moment after moment of where I feel pressured with too much going out and not enough coming in. Now the first thing we as humans do is try to "fix" our situation by thinking of how can I get MORE !! Lucky for me I have done enough personal work to know that MORE does not really fix the issue, it just puts a flimsy band aid on it for a short time. So this is where I sat this morning--just wondering why this area for me just won't go away by wishing it so. Through all of my progress with this money mindset why is Lack so deep rooted within me ?
I sat myself down first thing this morning after everyone was gone and started to get curious about this. I could not understand why this was such a strong pull on me. I NEVER wanted for anything growing up. I have ALWAYS had what I needed and lots of time stuff I wanted as an adult. I have never gone hungry, or homeless or been without work. So what is the DEAL ? Then I was given the answer in such a whisper but it made more sense to me than anything else has. This was not mine !!! This FEAR, this LACK was never mine but carried through me from generations before me. I mean decades and decades of generations !!
If you have ever heard of generational trauma you will know exactly what I mean ! This came up for me around Day 41 and I realize it is coming back around again for me to take a deeper look at this. This makes a lot of sense to me for a couple of different reasons. One, I came here to heal emotional wounds. I am not sure why this is my work, it just is and I have learned to embrace that part of my reality more and more. The second part is about a month ago I had a meetup of woman who were all incredibly powerful intuitive woman. The day we all met, the GRANDMOTHERS showed up ! Mine, my friends and tons more. They surrounded us as we met and we were told they were here to help us evolve. The energy in that room that day was so incredibly loving and powerful at the same time.
The message I kept getting that day was they were there to tell us that we did not have to live the way they all did. That time and circumstances and knowledge had propelled us into a new way of being but we were still carrying around the energetic and emotional baggage of past generations and they were there to help us let it go. For as magical as that day was it is amazing how quickly you forget what the message was. I suppose this is where the seed was planted and for each one of us it had to grow and blossom in our time and way. This morning I felt like it was that first shoot sprouting up out of the dirt !! That AH HA --moment of truth !!!
Then I just did what I know to do and that was to go in and intentionally release the FEAR of Lack from ALL generations in my family--Past--Present--and Future. I know that time is an earthly thing but since we are here I will play in the realms of time while I am here. I instantly felt sooo much lighter and happier and there was this space in me. It is a hard thing to describe if you have not had that experience but it literally feels like an open space in your body where there was something dense before. One of my favorite teachers reminds me all of time that when we make space in our body--make sure to fill it back up with what the soul WANTS, otherwise the ego will fill it up with protective nonsense and we will be right back where we started ! She obviously stated that much more eloquently but the point is the same. Release and Fill !! Release what no longer serves you and fill it up with what you would prefer. So I filled that space with Certainty. Certainty of Security and Prosperity, Love and Acceptance for many generations to come.
I have no idea if I will be called to keep moving through different layers of this or not but today most defiantly felt like a shift in the right direction.
Generational, Healing, Beliefs, Families, Limiting Beliefs, Money, money beliefs
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Healing Coach and sharing life of being an Awakened Soul .
I feel lost, most of the time I feel lost. Constantly running through my head as to what I SHOULD be doing. I have the time, I have plenty of skills, but why is it so damn hard to know what I should be doing !! My favorite word is bored. Apparently I have attached that word to any time I have to much free time on my hands. I don't know when this all happened. Life shifted for me a decade ago and nothing has been the same since. As much as I would love to tell you that something cool and mysterious happened that made me a changed person, like a NDE or Alien Abduction -- it wasn't that spectacular.
It started with just not feeling like I fit with the world. When one does not feel like they fit, they start searching for something or someone to tell them why. If your lucky you will find others that don't feel like they fit and you know have your very own gang of misfits that are ready to renounce the world and live off the grid. I personally had a catch. I was married with 4 kids who I loved dearly ! Looks like being off the grid is going to have to wait a few decades. I saw a video here recently of a lady that lived alone in a treehouse with all the modern amenities and I thought to myself--"Oh now that is the life for me " !!! Not sure I can convince the Mr. to go with that plan but maybe he could have a small house down below. That sounds like a cool arrangement.
The piles and piles of books that I have absorbed, collected, poured over with each new book being the promise of this just might be the one to help me figure out life and why I am here. Each new podcast, article, teacher that came into my life was my lifeline of connecting with other souls who would "get me". I can see now looking back that those were necessary for me to remember who I was. Who I was before anyone told me anything. Who I was before life told me what I should care about and what I should not care about. Who I was at the core of my eternal being. This is where it starts. We read, we listen and we start to remember. It is like the amnesia that was being pumped into your veins 24/7 is slowly being tapered off.
Remembering is liberating but isolating at the same time. This is the space where you care about different things than the people around you. You care less about small talk and who did what. You just get more curious and more curious and all you want to do is expand your mind and your beliefs because you know there is more, So much more. Your presence on this earth starts to make sense and confuses you all at the same time but you can not go back. You just wouldn't know how, even if you wanted to. It is like you were given a heavens view of the world and once you are awake to that there just is no turning back.
I wanted everyone to see what I saw, to understand and know what I know. I wanted my posse to take this ride with me but they weren't ready, it was not their time. It almost split up my marriage because I thought there was no way to relate anymore. We were living in two different realities. I stayed because of the kids but that decision brought me to another level of understanding and possibilities that I could have never imagined. I worked through all of my old conditioning while I was in it. I could not run from it, or hide. I desperately wanted to on many occasions. Facing yourself day in and day out, learning to love the parts of yourself that you don't like was like a full time job. I could not go anywhere, where I wasn't.
I started to take full responsibility for EVERYTHING in my reality. I would have gladly been okay to put blame on someone else but I knew too much. I knew it all belonged to me and I was the only one that was going to be able to move through the muck. Day after Day moving through all of your triggers, pain and disappointments to understand where they all came from and why you internalized them and stuffed them in your body. How each of those wounds is playing a part in your current reality without you having any awareness is powerful, truly powerful. Easy, it is not.
I sit here years later, so much wisdom, knowledge and healing under my belt and I still think to myself, what should I be doing ?? The world wants to tell me to get a job. I don't need a job, I need a purpose. I would rather be living like a pauper than to have a job to pay for more stuff I don't need. I know too much, it just doesn't work like that anymore, which is a foreign concept for most but anyone that is part of my awakened gang they know exactly what I mean.
This is beyond money or status. This is a calling that can not be ignored. We were lead to have our view of the world drastically shifted for a reason and that reason was to not get shuffled back into the old ways of doing things. We are the bridge to a new way of being. A world where we tune into our higher guidance for direction, where emotions are treated with immense respect to the body and where the planet is revered as a crucial part of everything we create.
The message I keep getting over and over and I am resistant to is, "Just Be". Well crud, it can not be that simple !! Surely I must market my services, and get my message out and become a millionaire. That is what I see on my social media feels. I am barraged with it, but it too, just does not seem to fit. There is no joy in constantly being attached to that screen, to putting stuff out all of the time, to be bombarded by how other people are making money and getting clients by the handfuls when you are lucky enough to get one this week.
"Just Be" --Is this the next level of my Jedi training ?? Is this the purpose of it all ? I have been reading several books on the after life and as it turns out, each one of those people would say, Heck Yeah it is. We are to live our life with joy and tune into what makes us feel inspired and lights us up. This is our essence. This is what turns the light bulb on for those around us to wake up to this world that we have been so graciously invited to see from a different vantage point. This is our Job, as you would say. To light the way for others so they can see what I see, so they can feel what I feel. I was once told, that people like myself had to go through it first. We had to deal with a lot so that it could pave the way for others to move over much easier. If that is the case, then "your welcome" because it has been a bumpy ride !
I See it though. I see my husband being more curious and expanding his mind in ways I have never thought would happen. I see it in the circle of friends I have attracted. Each one waking up in their own time but willing and always expanding more and more. I see it on social media and in the world. So many realizing that their old perceptions of the world and life may not be what they thought it would be and I see it in movies. Movies are very prophetic in what ideas they introduce us too , long before we ready to adopt those beliefs as our own. Movies are the seeds that get planted and life will make them grow !
Maybe there is something to this "just being" business. I get more interaction with people when I am just doing me and I share it, than I ever do when I try to teach what I know. There is nothing that gives me as much satisfaction than when I see that perception shift in someone when they realize they have been in control of their world this whole time and always thought it was outside of themselves.
For now that is what I will do. Just be, and do me as best as I can and let that be enough. I am still wresting with the money part, I won't lie. However I know this to be just another level of waking up and understanding money and its roll here for us. We are being pushed to have new relationships with money and apparently this is where I get to navigate through it so that it can shift for others. Writing this out, I realize that I actually have a job, a BIG one. One that is unconventional for sure but serves a much bigger purpose than anything I could have came up with myself.
Amy Lynn Sell
Holistic Healing and Health Educator
Awakened, Life, Job, being, awakened life
I love to push myself to the edge of my belief systems when I feel I can go no further I push out some more !
I AM a curious, I AM a seeker, I AM an explorer
The explorer of:
How can the mind expand
What can the body teach us
What is spirit capable of
How we participate in our reality
Where are our beliefs malleable
How far can we push the envelope of belief
Where can we align with others not like us
Can you see there is no end to exploring and why would you want there to be
I have no use for the status quo
and I have no tolerance for "this is how things have always been done"
Some would see this as defiance but it only defies those that fear change
Stepping outside the norm is not an act but a calling
Who chooses to make their life harder, who chooses to upset the apple cart
A calling so intensely that it makes you almost sick if not listening and applying
The time spent in fear of If I speak freely and speak out "What would I lose" now beckons the same question filtered through Love--"What will I lose" if I don't !
Do I lose myself
Do I lose who I came here to be
Do I lose the chance to change what I came here to change
Some people push the boundaries of their body
I push the boundaries of my beliefs
Beliefs are not static, they are never meant to be set in stone
They are meant to pull us to one spot --Experience them and
move on to a new belief
Experience, Experience, Experience
What are we doing here except having one experience after another ?
Live, Try, Struggle, Bend , Contract, Explore, Expand, Enjoy and Release
do it all over again !!
These are the pleasures of my day
The exploration of
where I stayed too long in struggle
where I wanted to contract instead of expand
Where I enjoyed and forgot to release
I am curious by nature
my joy is to see how far can I push my beliefs and when I think I can't go any farther I push some more !!!
What a delicious way to live a life !!!
Amy Lynn Sell
Day 73 of #100daysoflovingmoney
A few months ago I had the idea that I wanted to take a small chunk of money that I had and do something differently with it. Most of the time this money was what I like to call my Fun Money ! Money to go have lunch, or buy something I wanted with no questions asked. My husband and I have done this for ourselves for years. We agreed a long time ago that we both deserved to have a little money that was not dictated by the other person. Which has honestly been a saving grace in our marriage since I have been not the main income earner for a long time.
Now my idea with this money was it was there and it was MINE and it was for SPENDING---so I did, mostly on eating out with friends. I would get to the end of the month pretty much spending what I had whereas my husband does not hardly spend his and has a ton of money saved up ! I was just fine with this arrangement until I started to go through this money challenge and I really started to look at where and what I spending money on but more importantly --WHY I was spending it.
This is where the idea started to trickle in about using the resources I already had and how could I manage them in a way that felt better in the long run. Well I was still just trickling in money from my services but I did have this fun money ! So how could I use that money differently without feeling deprived.
What I decided to do was take half of that money plus anything I received from my services and let it build. My new intention was to save enough money to pay for our summer vacation or pay off a small debt. I wanted to build up enough to surprise my better half. Quickly that money seemed to grow and I kept it with me to see it and touch it and physically watch it build up. This I found out about myself earlier was a motivator to me--actually touching and feeling and seeing the money build. Remember the coins--which I am still passionately still collecting. Be careful I swoop up change so fast --no one can set it down around here without me putting claim on it.
One day as we were discussing our finances I turned to him and said you know I actually have some money to contribute to our fund. He looked at me with such a surprise look and was like "where did that come from ?" To him, he knew my habits of spending my money down to the penny. After I told him how much I had and what I did to build it up, I got the most satisfying smile from him. He was so thrilled that I was going to put that money towards the family.
Later that week he called me from work to tell me again how much he appreciated that I did that and how much it meant to him and he really wanted me to know that. I mean what person in ANY relationship would not LOVE that !!
Here is a couple of golden nuggets I realized. One is that I kept wanting MORE, MORE, MORE . Without paying attention to what I already had access to. By looking at what I had differently and CHOOSING to do something different with it, I not only had immense gratitude for that money but was WAY more satisfied with what I already had. Two, how much joy and appreciation it gave to my husband that I would give up my own money to do something for the family --which is something he has been doing for the last decade. I think it just said to him, "hey I am in this with you and we are going to contribute TOGETHER in any way we each can.
I will admit--he has had the bigger portion of financial responsibility and I know it felt so good to him to feel like he had a partner in crime again. You know what it felt amazing to me as well. It felt really good to know that if nothing else it took a small burden off his shoulders and it gave us a chance to work together again in a way that I had not allowed myself to do in a really long time.
He gave me such a gift that day and saving that money to give back to my family was so much more satisfying than any meal or outing or book I could have bought. I chose that, I intentionally wanted to do that and the energy behind that was so different than the feeling of Having to do something.
Have I felt deprived with Half of my Fun money ? NOOOOO, not in the least because most of it got leaked away to things I have no recollection of. In the long run I am actually contributing back to myself and back to my family at the same time !
I totally get that I do a lot for family around the house--I am the heartbeat of this crew--but when you have had money hangups --it sure feels good to move through them in new exciting ways !
Most people don`t know it, but emotions can become trapped in the body. Those emotions are usually because we didn`t know how to deal with them appropriately when they originally occurred. The consequence is that those stuck emotions will affect the body in physical ways long past when they first occurred.
However, with deep cleansing you can release and remove old, trapped negative emotions and end the cycle of being triggered by them. Dr. Richard Anderson explains more in Cleanse and Purify Thyself:
"Emotions get trapped in cells and when we fast or cleanse, these emotion-carrying cells, especially weak, dead, or dying cells are rapidly released from the body. In this way we release forever the emotions that were trapped within those cells."
Dr. Anderson continues to say that most people are more affected by the past than the Now, and that when we cleanse or fast a striking emotional transformation often occurs, especially when mucoid plaque is release.
If you`re not familiar with it, mucoid plaque is a toxic and often hardened, rubber-like substance that these days is found in most people's colons. It`s the result of years of poor dietary habits and neglect in cleansing the colon. Deep cleansing, is required to remove it.
Although mucoid plaque is a warehouse for negative emotions, negative emotions can become trapped anywhere in the body. Interestingly, where they`re located can be related to what the emotion is - and stuck emotions often result in behavioral blocks. For example, people with difficulty speaking up for themselves may have trapped emotions that reside in the throat.
Emotions can also be stuck along the meridian of the organ that the emotion relates to. This is understood using Chinese medicine which explains that different organs are connected to different emotions. Chinese medicine also tells us that energy from those organs travels along defined paths in the body, known as meridians.
For example, emotions relating to resentment - which are feelings of anger at a wrong done to you - are often lodged in the shoulders. Resentment is the emotion of the gallbladder, and the gallbladder meridian runs along the shoulders.
It might surprise you how many people think they have tension in their shoulders, but actually have stores of waste there. That waste can then block the energy`s pathway and interfere with the person`s ability to appropriately feel and manage emotions relating to resentment---by Kim Evans of Natural News
I started doing cellular cleanses a few years back and they have not only shifted my body composition but propelled me on my quest to understand and manage my emotional body in the most amazing ways. The one I use now I feel is one of the gentlest and most effective cleanse I have done. You can find that HERE
Any type of cleanse or detox of the body will be an effective and a huge support when you are wanting to shift your life. When we release old trapped emotions it is like unshackling us from the bondage that we have kept ourselves in. There is a lightness and a sense of new direction allowing those emotions to move out of the body !
We might feel we are what most people term as "STUCK" with no vision of how to move forward. When I come across people in this state I love to have them do a one or two day cleanse so that they can release what they can not see. This begins the heart and mind to be available more clearly for their next step ! At the end of the day the goal is to understand our emotions are so intimately tied to our physical bodies and you by healing one you heal the other !
Amy Lynn Sell is a Holistic Health Provider who has a strong emphasis on emotional health and the body. She has taught for the past 10 years and is currently taking new clients.
Emotional Intelligence, Emotions, Emotional Health, Cleansing, Detox
Day 66 of #100daysoflovingmoney
First of all I know I am making some headway on my money mindset because not only did I allow myself to indulge in a haircut but I also allowed myself to get it highlighted AND Loved Tipping my lady !! I knew this was a turning point.
The other thing that stood out to me today is this word SELFISH. That word has not been a word I have always embraced with such gratitude. This word had a negative meaning to me because it was usually followed by Selfish Brat--Spoiled--Etc.
I found that as I got older I would feel guilty if I spent money on luxuries like getting my hair done, or buying clothes. I would still do them from time to time but not without a BIG heapful of guilt attached --Self induced mind you !
I started to think about that word this past week and began to see it in a new light. I don't know if that is what made spending money on hair today so much easier or if it has been all of this money mind or both. I don't really care. I just loved that I could do something for myself with NO GUILT for the first time in a long time.
I started to understand that selfish is actually quite a powerful trait to have !! When your selfish you understand your cup needs to be filled first so you can freely give to others. When your selfish you don't need to live by the rules of other people. You can live a life that your called to and not one that you "have" to. When your selfish you can live a life of inspiration instead of desperation to change something. When your selfish you get to listen to your inner voice and not the voice of others.
I could go on and on but the point is that I took that word that had such a negative spin to me and I reminded myself that it could possibly be one of my favorite traits !
That spending money on something that made me feel good was OKAY, it was OKAY that is not the cheapest thing I could do for myself either. I may never be one to overindulge myself with beauty care but this seems like a great place to shift !
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Amy Lynn Sell
My goal is to give people a new perspective that enables us all to have health without a prescription. Mind Body work is my passion. I provide education and resources to those who are open to addressing their health through 5 Key areas of Nutrition, Emotions, Physical, Spiritual, and Energetic areas of the body.