Saturday, June 27, 2009

Inexpensive wealth

I love today's message. I struggled with faith early on in my psychic career. I wasn't making much. I had a boyfriend who had a habit of not being able to pay his share of the bills and blaming me for being upset when he told me at the last minute. I had not sufficiently healed from a divorce... and I was scared. After the roommate/brief boyfriend left, I sat at night in silence and cried for seven months. I was channeling angels by day, feeling their love and wisdom pour through for others, and beating myself up every night. It wasn't the easiest time in my life, but there were still moments of incredible brightness. And by focusing on what worked in those moment of brightness, I was able to dig myself out of a rather scary time in my life.

I remember going to the bookstore and asking God to guide me to a book on manifesting. Sonia Choquette's then recently-released book, "Your Heart's Desire" practically fell off the shelf. I bought it but got too busy to read it. Finally I got sick one weekend and knew God was saying, "Take out that book and use it." It spoke to me so much I called her staff and asked if I could share it with others. And in the sharing, I was forced to live it and practice what I preached. Soon my life, my joy, and my abundance was flowing again. It was in giving I received.

I still practice sharing to make myself feel abundant to this day. It is when I can cook dinner for a friend that I feel rich. When I can buy a surprise lottery ticket to give someone hope I feel like a philanthropist. When I can uplift someone who is hurting I know I have love in my life to share in great measure.

Everything we've ever wanted is truly inside of our hearts, waiting to be brought to the surface. Do you want a new car? Then love it with all your heart, celebrate everyone who loves their cars, daydream of the feelings you will have when you drive it. Speak of your dream to those who support you and be silent around those who do not. Share your JOY and feelings of certainty that in the right time and in the right way you will have it. This is such a different energy that whining and complaining about what we can't have or throwing tantrums because we can't have something we want right now. Can you imagine the energy if you could see it? In the first case, joy flows out into the universe becoming magnetic to people and situations that help you achieve what you want. In the second, people are repelled by your negativity and the universe must, by its very nature, echo back your feelings of lack.

We are here to help each other. We WANT to help people who are grateful, expectant, and uplifting. We run from those who drag us down. So although there is a real energetic component to manifesting anything, there is also a very practical side to it too - be the kind of person you would like to help and you will find life helping you out more. Share the joy you want to receive. Share the positive energy you want echo'd back to you.

I spent a day with a friend by a creek up north last weekend. The sky was blue with puffy clouds. Red rocks and neon green trees lined the waters. A rope swing offered some play. A blue heron graced us with his presence. And I didn't spend a dime. All the kings' ransom, as they say, was worth nothing compared to God's riches. But the greatest pleasure of my day was helping the crowds of little kids playing in the water to step across the stones that crossed the creek. As I held each tiny little hand and heard each sweet little thank you I remembered heaven. In giving we do truly receive. Such simple gestures of kindness, given freely, truly do bring so much grace.