Question for The Guides: How Can I Shift My Mindset on Abundance?

How can I shift mindset abundance-

A question from a message recipient:

The other thing that is on my mind is my relationship to money. A good friend of mine challenged me to think more creatively about abundance, arguing (rightly) that I often reject opportunities because of my money situation. How can I embrace abundance in practice? That's a question I have. The other question that I wrote earlier is "What I am running away from?"

Dear Friend,

We would like to point out that it's relevant that you included "What am I running away from?" again in this paragraph stating your question about money.

You are indeed running away from something associated in your mind with money: your underlying belief that goes something like "Rich people are greedy, selfish, wasteful, and untrustworthy because all they think about is getting more money."

We suggest that you could broaden your mind about this belief.

Can you name some people you would classify as "wealthy" who do not fit into this negative stereotype you carry around? Do you think that these individuals are just exceptions to the rule? Or is it possible that the amount of money someone has or earns or inherits does not determine how he or she uses it?

A key word for you here is "charity," in the loving sense (not the disempowering sense) of the term.

How charitable and kind are you to yourself? Could you be a little bit more accepting of yourself?

If you changed in some ways, would you still love yourself?

Imagine yourself in a few different roles with regard to wealth. Picture yourself as a little bit richer. Now picture yourself as a LOT richer. Now as a little bit poorer. Now as a millionaire. Now as a person with no financial resources.

When you look at each of these images of yourself (or if you want to, you could make a little drawing of each one in your notebook), be kind. Be generous. Allow the millionaire you to be a happy person.

If you accept that you can be wealthier AND happier, you will allow more money into your life, and you'll use it wisely.

But in fact, the point of the exercise is to accept yourself no matter what state you're in, and allow Spirit to provide you with the tools you need for the work you need to do. One version of Spirit's answer to this question is found in the Bible. Matthew (6:28) says:

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which is here today, but tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, o ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "Wherewithal shall we be clothed?" For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Peace be with you.

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