You might be confusing struggle with virtue
Want to know the easiest way to be wealthy?
And I'm using ‘wealthy' as a bit of click bait here. I'm talking about anything you want to call into your life – happiness, greatness, sexiness, whatever.
(Fun fact: If I talk about wealth, people read. If I talk about happiness, no one listens. That's ok. Wealth is always the first stepping stone. I'm not judging.)
Ok, so there are two roads available to you if you want to call something into your life.
The first is to go “blockage-busting”. We go and get all Mario and Luigi and get into our plumbing to see why things aren't flowing.
Why aren't I wealthy? Well, I had abusive parents so I don't value myself, and so I don't expect others to value me either.
I've been conditioned to believe that money is evil.
I'm afraid to test my own potential, so I cling to excuses I can hide behind, like never having the money to do what I wanted to do.
The bloke on the $100 note looks like my Father.
Once we discover what these blockages are (and there's a lot of work just to get this far), then we can start trying to break them down. We can get our hands dirty with affirmations, visualisations, past-life regression therapies, whatever.
If we can deconstruct these blockages, replace them with positive beliefs, things start flowing again. Money comes.
This method works, but man, I'm getting tired just thinking about.
Is there an alternative?
I would say a better way to start is to drop in and connect with the part of you that wants to be wealthy (or you know, whatever.)
You have parts that don't want to be wealthy, sure. You don't need to change that. All you need to know is that within you, there is a part of you that wants to be wealthy.
So drop in and connect with that. Why do you want to be wealthy?
So I can help my friends and family.
So I can achieve beautiful things.
Because I am a better and more loving person when I am financially secure.
Whatever it is, align yourself with that part of you that wants to be wealthy. Align your energies there.
Feel now how you are not in opposition any more. You are not fighting against something. Rather, you are siding with something – in collaboration.
Align yourself with the part of you that wants to be wealthy. Give it energy. Drop in with it everyday. Connect with what you will achieve and do with the money. Give yourself a taste for the joy and happiness that it entails.
In time, and with relatively little (but consistent!) effort, it will become a force to be reckoned with.
It will start to shape your life.
You will still have blockages, just as you will still have a part of you that doesn't want to be wealthy.
But your life changes simply by changing the power relationship between these two competing forces.
And since the human must always be in balance, energising and empowering the part of yourself that wants to be wealthy may itself call change into your life. If you have limiting beliefs, they may just evaporate as less energy is given to them, and more to their opposites.
The point I want to make is that both strategies work. When you consciously change your internal energetic make-up, it changes your life.
However, working with alignment, rather than resistance, is just much more effective. It's quicker and you get more bang for your buck.
Not only that, it's more fun. It's more fun to dream about how you're going to spend all this money than it is trying to make space in your heart for your great grandmother's tears as some hippy smudges your chakras with patchouli.
That work is valuable in its own right. The only point I want to make is that we're also conditioned to believe that the hardest path is the most virtuous. Therefore, if I want to be wealthy, I need to work for it.
It's not true. It is not the only way.
And it's not the best way.
Alignment is better than resistance.
What do you want to call into your life?
Are you working with alignment or resistance? Which one gets more energy?
Are you ready to get what you want without having to work for it? Really?