Most people have a love-hate relationship with money and they are not even aware of it… On the one hand, they love the idea of having more money and what it can mean to them. On the other hand, they complain they don’t have enough money. So, they have both positive and negative feelings about money. What they don’t realise is that they are sending out mixed signals to the Universe about how they feel about money.
As a consequence, they are either not receiving the money they want or the money doesn’t stick to them. What I mean by the money doesn’t stick to them is that regardless of how much money they receive they never seem to have any money left after paying their bills and expenses. In fact, they are often chronically short of money. Sounds familiar?
How often has it happened to you, or somebody you know, that when you receive some unexpected funds or a nice bonus from your employer that it’s just in time and just enough to cover some unforeseen expense? It’s not a coincidence!
Our thoughts and feelings about money cause us to either attract or repel abundance.
By now you may be thinking: “That’s easy for you to say. What if I don’t have enough money to pay my rent at the end of the month and all my credit cards are maxed out. How am I supposed to have positive thoughts about money right now?”
If you’re thinking that, you’re right! It’s easier for a rich person to become richer than for a poor person to become rich because most rich people have a different attitude towards money. They simply think and feel more positively about money than most poor people do.
As a result, as the catchphrase and proverb says, the rich shall get richer and the poor poorer.
“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” – Matthew 13:12 (NIV)
So, does this mean there is no hope for you if your financial situation is not what you want it to be and that you will only become poorer? Absolutely not!
Read the Bible verse again. It says: “Whoever has will be given more.” It does not specify anything specific. It’s all about how you feel. Do you feel you have very little or next to nothing? Or, do you feel you have some means? Remember, it does not need to be of specific monetary value!
Even the one-dollar bill in your wallet is something to be grateful for! You just need to change the way you feel about it! Instead of thinking something like “It’s only $1” or “It’s not enough” rather say “Thank you!” and feel happy and grateful for what you have.
Expressing gratitude is an excellent way of making your thoughts more positive and will shift the way you feel about money! Don’t only be grateful for “big” things like your car. Learn to be grateful for things you often take for granted such as the one-dollar bill in your wallet.
Next time you look at your salary don’t think of it as small or not enough. Be grateful for it!
When you’re walking in the street and see a penny lying on the ground, pick it up! And, be grateful! Don’t ever feel that it’s beneath you to bend down and pick up a penny off the ground.
Never treat loose change as unimportant! How can you expect to get a dollar when you don’t care about a penny? How can you hope to become a millionaire when a one-dollar bill means nothing to you?
There is an old English proverb that says: “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.” However, don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish, as another English proverb says. It’s all about appreciating things, even though they may seem small. It’s not about being stingy or being so focused on pennies that you waste dollars trying to save pennies.
Be grateful for the pennies and the dollars will seek you out!
Change the way you feel about money and money will change the way it feels about you!