I am often perplexed and disappointed by the financial messages we hear in the wellness community regarding finances. I frequently hear messages focused on wealth, possessions, and material things, and how to create/manifest them. While I don't think there is anything wrong with having nice things, I am concerned about our obsession with HAVING. True Wealth, I believe, has nothing to do with the THINGS we own. We are ultimately and foremost SPIRITUAL beings living a temporary physical existence. Knowing that truth, shouldn't our focus being on the creation of spiritual health and wealth?
From the spiritual perspective, what does true wealth look like?
When I close my eyes and envision the feeling of spiritual wealth, I come up with something like this: peace, happiness, joy, freedom, contentment, serenity, love, connection, and relationships. The embodiment of these words bring a smile to my face instantly and create a feeling of complete wholeness. Spiritual wealth has nothing to do with HAVING, but everything to do with BEING. What does spiritual wealth look like to you?
Instead of focusing all of our energy and intention on the creation of physical wealth, I believe we would all be abundantly more fulfilled through the manifestation of spiritual wealth. Once we come from a place of deep peace, love, and freedom, physical items pale and become minuscule side line details. The irony is, when we focus on the creation of spiritual wealth and let the physical wealth take care of itself, our physical needs are taken care of in abundant proportions. The brighter your personal light is, the more the universe responds in kind.
We have all heard the "name it and claim it" line and most of us are somewhat familiar with the law of attraction, popularized by The Secret. Again, these things have been heavily promoted as ways to achieve physical gain. There is nothing wrong with that motivation, but, maybe we are selling ourselves short. Is it really prudent to tenaciously seek a mansion on a hilltop, when we are capable of creating divine serenity, regardless of our physical residence? That mansion and a BMW are not going to guarantee happiness, joy, or freedom - so where should our creative powers be directed?
What if we used these same principles - the law of attraction, visualization, and affirmation - to create divine spiritual wealth? If you are unfamiliar with the law of attraction, it is defined simply as "like attracts like". In other words, what you focus on, you will get more of. Period. If your focus is on your spouse's bad behavior, you will get more of it. If your focus is on your gratitude of your connection with your child, you will get more of it. If you focus on your failures and challenges, you know what you will be attracting. There is a great amount of power in this knowledge and we truly have the power to create any type of life we choose, using this tool.
So where is your focus? What fills your thoughts, moment to moment? Do you focus on your financial need? Do you focus on frustration? Do you focus on the things in your relationship, you wish would be different? Does gratitude fill your thoughts? Do you dwell on the lovingness around you? You are creating whatever reality you are living. You are a powerful being capable of extraordinary creation! What is the wealth that you are going to begin manifesting?
Send me a message and let me know how you are creating spiritual wealth!
Jillian Landis is a Self-Care and Empowerment Coach at Evolve Personal Coaching, blogger, and writer for Nourish + Bloom. Jillian's passion is encouraging individuals to love and care for themselves deeply, so they may serve this world at their greatest potential. Prior to coaching, Jillian served in the mental health profession for 10 years and has a vast knowledge of human behavior, which she utilizes to create effective change in the lives of her clients.