Increasing our thoughts of Love and our attitude of service dispels all fear of lack and limitation. As we serve more people with Love, money and wealth flow abundantly to us. We use money and wealth with love and wisdom to create lives we love through our highest vision.
Doesn’t everyone want a life they LOVE? Whether it is health, business, family, work, relationships, adventures, service, or all of these combined (and more?), don’t people want lives that simply make them feel good, lives they wake up to invigorated? Isn’t this the root of life itself—learning how to live happily, joyfully? Just learning how to do it better?
The last line of the Guiding Thought is so important for this.
Living more joyfully is the reason for money and wealth, the purpose of money and wealth. Life is the purpose of money; money is not the purpose of life. My purpose is life. Money is a tool to help me accomplish my purpose.
When do I feel most alive?
I feel alive…
When I am working on increasing my inner-love, my loving relationships, and healing
When I am doing work I love
When I feel safe in the world
When I feel connected to God, to others, to myself
When I am helping others
When I am taking care of my dog, my cat, my garden, my relationship, or my house
When I get out of a two-hour long soak in the tub
When I exercise
When I write
When I breathe
When I think
When I observe
When I watch trees blow in the wind
When I eat saag paneer
When I am alive!
I think I am very fortunate. There are so many things that I have incorporated into my life that increase my love of living. While I may not always be doing these things, may not always be in a mindset of remembering to love all of the details of living, I have them always in my back pocket—I can pull them out and return to them at any time to jog my memory of loving life.
This to me, is a way of “doing it better”: doing more of the things that bring me to aliveness more often; raising the quality of my thoughts, which in turn raise the quality of my life, and remembering to do this more often. The flip side of this is minimizing the things that decrease my aliveness (which actually comes more-naturally when I am focused on increasing the things that increase aliveness).
When my money supports my life, I happily and joyfully use my money—because it comes back to me in a way that I really want: as an increase in my own love of life.
Relating to this, John Randolph Price uses MONEY as an acronym for My Own Natural Energy Yield, in other words, “…my very essence, which, when properly expressed, returns to me as an all-sufficiency of legal tender, to be used in exchange for goods and services.” (The Abundance Book, p. 41)
If energy is geared toward aliveness, and money is used to increase that aliveness through the purchase of ideas, goods, and services, what will be returned (yielded) is that same energy, in a form that will further both the energy and the yield.