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
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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.