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Lao-tzu: change your beliefs, your perception, your thoughts and transform yourself, your life and your finances

Change your beliefs, your perception, your thoughts and transform yourself, your life and your finances

”If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”

Lao-tzu

 

This may be the most appropriate quote for my website because my work with clients is all about working with them to become aware of and ultimately changing their thinking, their beliefs and their perception of reality and of possibility.

It’s both my opinion as well as my personal experience that when we become aware of and endeavor to shift our beliefs and perceptions that total transformation becomes possible.

My own thinking and perception today is soooo different than it was 20 years ago.  As a result, my experience and my behavior are quite transformed and I’m much closer to realizing my full potential.  My teenage daughter even thinks I’m totally awesome.  How rare is that?

The Difference by Jean Chatzky

The Difference by Jean Chatzky,

I normally post to this blog twice each week, but today here’s an extra post with a special limited-time offer:
Download Jean Chatzky’s new financial book, The Difference, for free until 10:59 a.m. ET Saturday, March 14, 2009!

We’re offering this as a free download for Oprah.com members. If you are an Oprah.com member, you’ll be prompted to log in first. If you are not already a member, you will be prompted to become a member. It’s free! Go to oprah.com

What can The Difference teach you?
The top five things you can do to not just survive but thrive during tough times
The eight things that make The Difference (i.e., the key traits and abilities of people who describe themselves as financially free)
Advice for those having job insecurity as well as strategies for finding a job
Why money doesn’t breed happiness—but happiness can breed money
The direct connection between The Difference and your health
How people who know The Difference make a difference for others
Myths and facts about the wealthy

More from Jean Chatzky
A step-by-step action plan to help you get out of debt
Have the retirement talk and try our free calculator
Become your own financial planner
4 ways to stop fighting about money
The layoff survival guide
Make money, not excuses

Our Relationship with Money

Why explore our relationship with money? To find your own path to a new relationship with it; a journey of truth, self-discovery, and enlightenment where you examine your belief system about money and build a bridge between the past and the present so that you can master your future. What are you seeking? What do you wish were different? Let these questions spark you.

Money is a tool meant to transform your life in more meaningful ways. As a tool, it will facilitate the path of true fulfillment that comes from living your life intentionally and with purpose. The source of money, and of all things, exists within each of us. You hold the keys to manifesting the reality you choose- including money. You can harness this power along with creativity and knowledge and live your best life, re-invent yourself and your destiny. In ancient Greece, money gave rise to intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth and discovery. The same is possible today. The ability to change and manifest your reality moves in direct relationship with your level of consciousness. If you desire your relationship with money to change, you need to be willing to look at your present beliefs and how you acquired them. As your awareness grows, you’ll realize your own power to manifest whatever you desire.

Money possesses an energy and life of its own. It contains a duality similar to that found in our own nature. It is both spiritual and material, creative and destructive, loving and cruel. It can help us fulfill our greatest dreams or cause us to be defeated by our worst nightmares. There are two sides to every coin or bill. One side represents our individual and collective ability to master the material world. The other side represents our ability to master the spiritual dimension or inner world. It is this inner resource that we want to tap.

We cannot control money, but by understanding it, we can obtain what we need. Money’s value changes not only in relation to the economy but in relation to our consciousness. Money remains a subject that is neither taught nor widely understood. Wealth doesn’t make personal or psychological problems disappear; it often magnifies them. Having all the freedom and options in the world can be a terrible burden to even the most well-adjusted person, and this is even more true if you do not understand your relationship with money. Most people who win the lottery or receive some other large windfall experience extreme stress over the money and no longer have much if any of it left after 5 years.

Only one thing is real: your connection to Spirit, however you define it, and your faith in Spirit. There is no other security. Money, as much as we wish for it to, does not provide security and we can’t control it. Without our connection to Spirit, we will never feel that we are loved enough, that we have enough, that we are enough. Without faith in Spirit, we won’t know true fulfillment, regardless of how much money we have or what we try to fill our lives with. Wealth without consciousness is another state of poverty. The real journey is not about money; it’s about YOU, who you really are, what your path and purpose are, and how to fulfill that purpose and live a life of ease, delight, flow, success, and abundance in accordance with your own definitions and values.

Today’s post contains extracts from Money Magic by Deborah L. Price