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Writing a Financial Letter to the Universe

Often times I write about the more practical aspects of money management like using your cash flow intentionally, saving money, or getting out of debt. And while each of those is a critical component to building a strong financial foundation and improving your financial health, sometimes it’s also important to look at your finances with a bit more of a spiritual approach.

If you haven’t yet picked up on the fact that I’m equally spiritual and practical, then let me bring you in on the secret now. Yes, I love numbers and systems and processes and spreadsheets. I also am a student of the laws of the universe and enjoy coupling my logical thinking with the more mystical forces at play in our world.

So how can all of this apply to you and attracting more abundance into your life? Great question!

You write a financial letter to the Universe.

Yup, you heard me – you’re going to sit down and get clear on what it is that you want and what it is that you’re willing to do to create what you want!

There’s a great book named “Ask and It Is Given,” and in summary it offers a 3-step formula: 1) Ask; 2) It is given; 3) Receive.

As I’ve been reminded myself in the last few weeks as I’ve drafted my own letter, the critical first step is to be intentional in asking for what you want and finding clarity around what your goals are.

Intention (noun): 1) a course of action that one intends to follow; 2) An aim that guides action, an objective.

I’ve been clear over the last few weeks that my intention is to create a few key things in my life: 1) abundance through my business (financially speaking and also opportunities); 2) clearing space and decluttering; and 3) treating my body well with healthy food and regular exercise. So, in a way, you could say like the definition above I set aims that have guided the actions that I’ve taken in my life.

And the results have been amazing! Simply by focusing on what I want, having the faith that it will show up (and not being attached what it looks like when it arrives), and allowing it into my life I’ve found new clients, my body is feeling much healthier and I feel stronger, and overall I’ve been able to create not only physical space but also a sense of space for amazing opportunities to arrive.

The 3-step formula I mentioned before can easily also be used when it comes to your finances. If there’s a specific goal that you have in mind, then get clear about what the goal is and include it in your “letter” as a request. And then step back, start taking action steps on your end toward your goal and/or commitment, and see what happens. Watch for additional signs to take action on along the way as creating your life is a co-creative process for sure – it’s rare that you make a request and it just shows up on your doorstep without any additional input or action from you (although I’ve seen something pretty close to that, so who knows, anything is possible!).

What do you really want in your life that you haven’t yet asked for and would like to have happen? How is money a tool that could support you in pursuing and achieving your goals? How can you leverage this 3-step formula to enhance the abundant feeling in your life and improve your financial health?

While abundance has a wider definition beyond money, a critical component of abundance is about having access to the financial resources that you need/want to create your life. And while the Universe is a powerful force, it won’t act on your behalf on its own- so be intentional and ASK!

And once you’ve asked simply let the rest unfold…and receive it all into your life with gratitude.

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The Connection between Financial Health and Abundance

There’s an amazing conversation going on in our world about how to attract and invite abundance into our lives – have you heard about it yet?

Sadly, my experience tells me that most people want amazing amounts of abundance in their lives, yet they are not in the place financially speaking to powerfully attract abundance in the most optimal way.

What I see is this – there’s a financial energy spectrum that spans from scarcity, to sufficiency (as the mid-point of the spectrum), to abundance. At the scarcity point of the continuum, the financial energy is hectic and chaotic which tends to come from feelings of “not enough,” people feeling overwhelmed by money, and a general sense of disorganization when it comes to finances. At the sufficiency point, the energy is more stable, with a sense of ease about having enough money and other resources to live life peacefully with what you need and a healthy level of financial knowledge. And at the abundance point, you’re attracting amazing things into your life as you’re standing on a strong financial foundation.

In order to powerfully attract abundance, however, most people first get to focus on shifting from scarcity to sufficiency. I’ve found that creating abundance is much easier when you can stand on a strong financial foundation that demonstrates your ability to steward your money well. When you come from this place of power, the Universe recognizes that you can be trusted with money and resources, and the abundance (financial and otherwise) begins to show up.

Unfortunately, for the majority of people (70%) who live paycheck-to-paycheck, they end up more toward the scarcity point of the continuum as they are often worried about getting by on a day-to-day basis. So what can you do if you’re one of the many people who want to make a conscious energetic shift out of scarcity and toward sufficiency so that at some point in the near future you can powerfully invite abundance into your life?

The answer: focus on your financial health. Understand what financial health means to you and who the professionals are that can support you in understanding financial health. Begin to learn about money management and best practices when it comes to your finances, and complete a self-assessment of your own financial health.

As I’ve shared before in other articles, “The Financial Health Spectrum™” (which includes the 3 phases of Build, Protect, and Grow your financial assets) reflects different levels of financial health and is a good place for you to start assessing where you are and what the next best steps are for you to improve your financial health. You can use this spectrum to identify which financial expert can help you with your goals and to learn the next set of financial skills that will best support you.

Improving along the spectrum is a longer-term process since strengthening your financial foundation and building financial independence is often a multi-step journey that takes place over time and with attention to progress (and not perfection). It is also important to note that it is possible to be in more than one phase at the same time (i.e. saving for retirement (Grow) while looking to more proactively manage your monthly cash flow (Build) and put the proper legal paperwork in place (Protect)).

Take some time today to understand where you are in terms of your financial health – and ask yourself, are you ready to do what it takes to shift your financial energy and begin to create the abundant life of your dreams?

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