I think one should always be cautious when assessing any ‘make-more-money-by-following-my-program-guy’ if the conversation comes to how easy it is “manifest” money if you first are able to do as they instruct.
There are many reasons but a chief one is this:
Many such people already have a system in place for earning money. They can put out a random e-book and ask people to pay 10 dollars for it, and with only about 1 percent conversion rate he would have earned at least a couple of thousand dollars.
So what does this mean? That it is “easy”? Yes, certainly – if you have done 10+ years of hard work building your site rank and mailing list.
In other cases, then?
What about the metaphysical stuff? Law of Attraction? Think and Grow Rich?
I will say if it is true that there is a cause and effect between ‘just’ thinking about manifesting, say money and then money coming into your life, then it has also a lot to do with hard mental work.
Only now I feel that manifestation of stuff in my life by way of affirmation is working for me – even though it is purely a subjective and un-provable evaluation, of course.
But it certainly feels to me like the Universe/God/AI/whatever has an easier time giving you resources when you have trained yourself to be open, positive, not needy and mostly free of negative self-talk. That is also what other New Thought thinkers write, like Napoleon Hill. Or popular spiritual authors, like Neale Donald Walsch.
So, yeah, I believe it is possible to make easy money. Either through business or thought.
But to get to the point where it is easy … that takes a long time and investment.
I mean, if I know somebody who is filthy rich and who says: “Oh, I got to this point by using this or that opportunity – you can easily do that” …
Well, it rubs me if it ain’t so easy for me and if this persons seems incapable of understanding it.
Sure, there may be some validity to it, but the lack of empathy rubs me. Or maybe it is the lack of horizon when you are in an ivory tower. (There always seems to be a very limited view from up there.)
Okay, but if I know somebody like that, does it make sense to spend a lot of time trying to understand how he or she got his/her riches and then sift truth from hyperbole?
Maybe it does. In some cases.
It probably does.
But in this case … right now?
With all the different persons I can think of – that I feel rub me the wrong way?
Even just a few?
Isn’t there a better way?
How about just lining up all the constructive things that balance your POV on these people – so it is not overly positive or overly negative?
Should not take more than 5 minutes and will do a world of good.
I genuinely feel this course is tremendous value for money – almost too much value.
But I also feel there is something deeper that rubs me the wrong way – deeper than my inability to participate live very much. So what is that?
Perhaps worth exploring, even if there is a monkey somewhere in my mind screaming that I am a failure for even thinking this way.
I mean, if you don’t get with the program to create abundance in your life now – or at least later – then isn’t it your own fault, all of it?
Perhaps. Or perhaps there are more abundant perspectives on reality than this one course in “abundance” can give.
And I mean to explore them all.
If it really is the case that a shadow is still in me and very deeply so, then I ask for the help of you – universe, God, etc. –
help me break free from it.
As soon as possible.
If you need something – money, validation, etc. – then it can be hard to create.
Creation springs from a feeling of abundance. There are already so many ideas and visions that you want to ‘get out’.
If you are caught up in fear that you don’t fulfill your need – any need – by not creating, then you automatically diminish your ability to create from that place of abundance.
Because you step into another place, another mindset, another feeling – which is not abundant. Not brimming with ideas. Not open to inspiration. Not open at all.
It is closed and looking for a way out to satisfy the fear.
So that is worthy practicing if you are a creator of any kind – starting to create without any needs at all!
But I also really want to write again. Just keeping the flames alive.
So I have to.
Whenever I say that, I know I have to. There is no way around it.
Some people selling the good life on the Internet are on to something. They do really seem to have it good.
They are also human beings – like my best of friends. Whom I have disagreed vehemently with at times.
No reason to hold the sellers than to a higher standard, even if they are good salespersons.
So I need to learn to do this – acknowledge my feelings about financial scarcity – and at the same time let go of them and focus on just living the best I can, every day.
Before there are no more days.
Fear does not create what I want.
Regret does not create what I want.
Backtalk does not create what I want.
Endless self-analysis does not create what I want.
Anger does not create what I want.
Shame does not create what I want.
Only creating what I want creates what I want.
And thinking it.
And saying it.
But in my experience we, the people, forget so often to ask them ourselves: What makes me really happy? What I do now? The way I do what I do now to get something better in the future? Or … ?
We forget. And run in all sorts of directions for peace, happiness and joy, even if we are so often missing them. Chasing wild geese … like that stressful drive up the career ladder or whatever it is that makes no sense to strive for to become happy in the future, if it is done in such a way or if it is for such a goal so as to make us miserable for a long time in the present.
I admit it: I am a self-keep-a-down-holic.
I have hurt more people by not exploiting my full potential and changing the world and earning more money to share than I have by keeping myself down.
I will have to have the courage to look at that statement every day from now on and really feel how much it hurts. Only then, I feel, can I begin to see – deep deep down – that what I have been doing so far has been wrong and has not worked.
I have saved no one, not even myself.
If there is a power in admitting the truth, I so badly want to feel it now.
I may not get what I want in terms of money, but I will get answers. I have to. I can’t just let all those rivers carry me away anymore – to a destination I don’t decide.
I decide one thing and that is that I WILL have answers. For my sake. For my family’s sake.
I will fight for myself and my happiness. I will.
And at the very least I will get knowledge.
And in that decision alone, lies hope.
Much can be achieved if only those damned habits are changed. Like … our dreams.
It’s real. So real. And I see it now so clearly. So I have to do it.
Not just with investing time to get more friends. With everything.
It’s good to remember that if I write every day on stories I love for the next 10 or 50 years … then making mental room and spending calendar time for and on that … is worth the most.
Worth a lot more, actually, than the money I might receive eventually for my efforts.