The Spiritual Use of the Law of Attraction & Money

August 17, 2011

Recently I had someone write me having read my Beyond the Secret book.  He felt frustrated because he thought it meant we should not have financial means to do what we need to do.  This is not the case.  The questions are:  Who are we?  What do we need to do?  What is the right use of finances to help along these lines?

I’ve been grappling with these questions for some time and have written articles that you can find in the notes on my blog here about money and it’s right use.  But, here are some summary tips.

1.  Know who you are.  If you are attracting as the ego (selfish separated self), you want to attract stuff mainly to show off, to prove how much better you are than everyone else, to give you a false sense of security.  If you are attracting as the soul or spiriutal self you attract stuff to help you accomplish what you need to in service to others.

2.  Know what you need to do.  And, as a spiritual self that need is always service oriented.  Maybe your service is as a doctor, a healer, a teacher, an economist, a hairstylist, a scientist, a counselor, whatever.  The point is not what you are doing, but that you
are doing it well with a mindset to help others.

3.  Practice right use.  That means look around you and see if you are truly taking care of your belongings and the things/people you are responsible for in a loving and care-full (versus care-less) manner.  Are you using the space in your home well?  Are you buying things you really need or just throwing them in a corner when you get them?  Do you dispose of things too easily?  Do you accumulate more debt than you can handle?  Are you responsible or irresponsible with your finances?  Are you making reckless bets and gambles that put not only your own well being, but the well being of many others on the line?  Can you budget and follow a budget?  Do you know how to save?  Do you make investments that help a lot of people or mainly yourself? Do you buy things that are really good for you, or things that feed a sense of entitlement, addiction, self-indulgence? Are you content with what you have or are you always craving more? Can you practice gratitude and appreciation for what you do have, knowing around the planet there are many people who do not have what you do? And, if you have an abundance are you chartiable well beyond just the 10% tithing some religions require of you?

These are all some key questions to get you started. And,  as you answer these questions in a healthy way the rest falls into place.  Money flows.  You have what you need, not what you “greed.”  You can live simply, so people can simply live.  You are a good steward of money, are charitable if you have an abundance.  You are peaceful and content.

Hope this helps.

Love and blessings,

Lisa

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Money Meditation: Money as a Tool for Spiritual Work

March 23, 2011

After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. If money is one of the most important things needed today for spiritual work, what is the factor which is at present deflecting it away from the work of serving the greatest good for the greatest number?

 Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon). 

 a.       Who are the groups, people, causes in the world which I feel would most actively support those serving others for the greatest good with resources and money?  Why do I believe this?

  1. How do most people view money in the world?  Why is this?  How can this view be reinforced or changed?  What practical steps do I need to take to assist the collective spiritual use of finance? 
  2. How inclined am I to think about the right use of money especially beyond my own personal use of it?
  3. In what ways can I learn about socially responsible investing, environmental friendly purchases, and so forth? 

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Money Meditation: The Soulful Use of Money

March 23, 2011

     After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. What is my responsibility in regard to money which passes through my hands?  Am I handling it in a way that benefits others as well as myself? 

Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon).  

  1. What in my opinion is an example of a spiritual Being handling money wisely for the good of all?  Can I give specific examples of this? 
  2. If I had a continual flow of money for my service work, what would I be doing with the money which passes my way? 
  3. How practical am I in the management and right use of money? 
    1. In regards to more savings, less debt, wiser economy, better planning, clearer visions and goals of how I intend to make money, how much is needed, what I hope to do with it, where I want to be financially in five, ten, twenty years or more? 
    2. What do I need to learn in regards to asking for more support financially (in respect to compensation for my work, or in respect to finding donations by way of grants, loans, gifts, etc.)
    3. How much do I currently know and need to learn regarding the management and circulation of money (including the right use of credit cards, financial planning, budgeting, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA’s’, grants, loans, 401K’s, and other money investment programs)?
  4. How do I approach life if I presently believe I do not have enough money for myself and the service activities I am responsible for?
  5. Is there anyway (in my thoughts, feelings, actions, words) which I repel the money I need to better serve in my life?
  6. Is there anyway (in my thoughts, feelings, actions, words) I could learn to better attract the money I need for service in my life? 
  7. What lessons in the right use of money can I actively share with others?

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Money Meditation: My Personal Relationship With Money

March 23, 2011

MONEY MEDITATION I  — My Personal Relationship With Money 

     After achieving a positive and intended personality quietness, formulate clearly to yourself and in your own words the answers to the following questions:   

  1. What is my personal attitude towards money?  Do I regard it as a great and possible spiritual asset, or do I think of it in material terms? 

Questions for further amplification on the above.  (You need not answer them all.  Simply reflect upon the entire body of questions as a whole, or choose one or more which really interest you each month to work upon).  

a.   What are my feelings/thoughts towards people with money? 

  1. Do they deserve or not deserve their fate?
  2. Are they spiritual or material because of this?

b.  What are my feelings/thoughts towards people without money?  

  1. Do they deserve or not deserve their fate?
  2. Are they spiritual or material because of this?
  3. How much money is it alright for me to manifest in my life?
    1. What would I use the money for?
    2.  What personal needs legitimately need fulfilling before I could selflessly and joyously use money to assist others?
    3. How do I know if I am being excessively selfish with the money I manifest in my life?
    4. How do I know if I am personally denying my own needs and creating cleavages because of a lack of enough money in my life?
  4.  What would help me feel in right relationship with money from a spiritual perspective?
    1.  In the way of more efficient understanding of how money works (how it is gained, lost, conserved, or foolishly wasted)?
    2. In relationship to assisting my service activity (based upon the life style demanded to accomplish the vision I have of what I want to manifest)? 
    3. In respect to proper tithing to assist charitable organizations?  How much should be tithed and when?  What individuals or groups could best benefit from my donations? 
  5. What practical steps do I need to take to better utilize and manifest money in my life?
    1.  In regards to more savings, less debt, wiser economy, better planning, clearer visions and goals of how I intend to make money, how much is needed, what I hope to do with it, where I want to be financially in five, ten, twenty years or more? 
    2. What do I need to learn in regards to asking for more support financially (in respect to compensation for my work, or in respect to finding donations by way of grants, loans, gifts, etc.)
    3. How much do I currently know and need to learn regarding the management and circulation of money (including the right use of credit cards, financial planning, budgeting, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA’s’, grants, loans, 401K’s, and other money investment programs)?

c.     What would be the “ideal” financial life for me in my opinion?  Why? 

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What Will Help the Money to Flow?

January 23, 2011
Dear Dr. Lisa,

I never seem to have enough money to reach my goals in life. I’ve tried some spiritual affirmations and visualizations, but they don’t seem to really work. What can I do to change this situation and finally get the monetary flow I need?

David
South Bend, IN. USA

Dear David,

The question of money is an interesting one in my own spiritual life. This is why I wrote the book Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction that was based in part on my Ph.D. research on the interface between wealth and spirituality. Through this research, I examined what the various religious traditions (ancient and modern) have to say about money. And, I studied the lives of multi-millionaires and billionaires to get their take on how to use money in a spiritual way (or not).

Though my research I discovered that none of us really have a money problem. We have a vision problem. There is plenty of money in the world. The question is what to do with it all? Or, more specifically in relation to you, the question might be “what would you do with it all, especially in a spiritual sense?”

This is an important question for you to answer because it will help you root out your fundamental beliefs and conditionings about money. These start early, both in relation to what your parents taught you about money (or didn’t), and what any religious or spiritual background believed about whether money was spiritual or not. Though affirmations and visualizations can be powerful tools for change, if you do not get to the basic assumptions you hold about money to begin with, they may not be enough.
Typically, there are three basic assumptions about money, especially about accumulating great sums of money, I am finding. First, money is viewed as something that can spiritually corrupt us. Second, money is viewed as something that we have a spiritual “right” to. Third, money is part of life and we go through developmental stages in relation to it. Let us briefly review these and see which belief you might really be holding.

Many spiritual paths assert that the spiritual life is about learning to give the most of what we have in service to others. Through the development of love and compassion we see ourselves in others, and no longer wish to exploit them through over-consumption or greed on our part. Within traditions that emphasize this, money can be seen as a corrupting influence because it reverses the emphasis into a desire to consume at a never-ending rate. Those who have been conditioned by this assumption are often confused about money in their lives, never knowing what is and isn’t acceptable to have in one’s life. This can lead to being a loving and well-intentioned person, without the resources to actualize your talents, or the power to change the world for the better.

The second idea that money is our spiritual “right” comes in different forms. In can appear in the classic idea that “God gave me my money” (as John D. Rockefeller asserted in his life), because we “deserved” it more than others somehow. This can be attributed to being more spiritual, more intelligent, or having used magical processes (prayer, affirmations, etc.) more effectively than others. The only difficulty with this idea is that selfishness and the ego can creep in causing us to justify excess and even cruelty in our lives, in the name of our being spiritually superior to others in our accumulation of wealth.

The final idea explains that money, like eating, is a natural part of life. Like eating, the more conscious we can become of our use of it, the more effective we can become in our lives. Thus, the quest for money is part of a process, that eventually we master and even sublimate as other spiritual needs take over (like developing wisdom and compassion). Here, it is not so much whether you have money or not, but what you do with it when you have it.

Which leads us to the fundamental question. What would you do with money if you had it? Here is where “vision” comes in. Is this “vision” mostly about how you would live in the lap of luxury? If so, you may achieve this, but spiritually there may be a cost. Is your vision about wanting to use your talents to really contribute something? Then, I suggest you drop the emphasis on money, and turn instead to getting the resources (money is only a part of this) to help this come true. Resources include: believing in yourself and not being afraid to cultivate your God-given talents; letting people into your life who believe in what you are doing and want to support you (financially or otherwise); and having integrity and wisdom in relation to using your talents and the resources entrusted to you. With this much in your life, money can’t be that far off.

As for an affirmation, try these on, “My talents are cultivated to serve the greatest good. Others support me emotionally, creatively, and financially to manifest my vision. I live with integrity and wisdom as I utilize my talents and resources for the benefit of myself and others.”
Let me know how it goes.

To Your Prosperity,

Dr. Lisa

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