The wisdom of this book has been finding its way into my yoga classes, so I thought I would share some of my insights here.
One of the first lessons in the book is, when bad things happen, remind yourself, "I can absorb the loss," let go, and move on.
The day after I read this lesson, I got a parking ticket. Not just some $15 parking ticket, but a $48 parking ticket. That's almost fifty dollars! I very well knew to move my car, but absentmindedly forgot.
Before reading this book, I would have made myself feel pretty bad about it. But that day, something in me shifted and I said to myself, "I can absorb the loss."
I paid the ticket, and I moved on with my life. I didn't let guilt build up or let my inner critic say negative things inside my mind.
Marianne reminds us that only love is real. When bad things happen, whether or not you attracted them into your life, you can always realign yourself back with love to keep attracting more of what's good. However, if we hold on to the pain, the anger, and the negative emotions, we block our next miracle to make things right.
That same week, 4 of my yoga classes doubled in size, and I signed on a new client for health coaching. It was like the universe saw the loss, recognized my shift in consciousness and immediately realigned to make up for it (and some)!
The second insight that stayed with me was about forgiveness. Forgiveness - especially to those we have worked with in the past is so crucial to clear our money consciousness. Marianne suggests imagining a long line of people you are working with, or have worked with before and bow before every person standing in the line.
"Within your heart, bless, apologize, and forgive wherever necessary. And complete forgiveness is necessary, if we're to attract and produce miracles."
Then she suggests creating another line of people: everyone you're working with or could be working with now. Again, inwardly, bow before the spirit of each one. "Acknowledge their gifts and thank them for what they have done for you. Fill your heart with an attitude of appreciation. Pray to be a vessel of love that invokes their fulfillment and joy. Pray that your energy expands to such an extent that it would be natural for you to find yourself in a room with such people, working and creating with them."
I did this exercise one night as I was falling asleep, and imagined funnelling love to the person I want to work with most in my life. I prayed to be a vessel of greater good in that person's life. Even though it seemed like an impossible fate - the next morning she called me.
I share this to remind you, miracles are real. When you release negativity and shift your consciousness to align with love, and believe that only love is real, the universe will open to you and all you need will be provided.
The thing is, It won't always look exactly how you imagined it. "God's promise is not that we will always get what we want. It's that in all things love will ultimately prevail."
We must let go our attachment to form to realize form is limited, but spirit is not. The universe is not invested in exactly what you want, but it is invested in your enlightenment. When we let go of form, we often realize we are fine without it, which then either attracts it or something even better.
Whatever blocks are in the way of you achieving the life you want to live and the financial abundance you want to have, are in your mind.
As Marianne says, "Seek to remove your barriers to love, and miracles will replace them."
In deep gratitude for this work. ~ Meredith