Inner World Secrets: The Easy Way To Financial Abundance
Editors Note: This is a guest article by Laura Leigh Clarke. She is the Hay House Author of Wire Yourself for Wealth. You can read more about the book here.
Recall, if you will, the visions you had as a child, of all the things you would be able to buy when you grew up. Maybe you dreamed of big houses, sports cars, and ladies â€“ maybe you thought about those wardrobes that would go on forever and parties that would make your prom pale into insignificance.
How has that all turned out?
I’m willing to bet, that as you grew older, other things become more important; your priorities changed.
Our materialism diminishes as we search for hidden depths within ourselves and the quality of our interactions.
Sometimes, when those bills come in, and you can’t do the things you want to because funds are short, don’t you just wish you had the money thing nailed?
Who wouldn’t want to have more cash in the bank? After all, it’s what gives us peace of mind. It puts us in a position of choice. It makes us more confident and able to deal with what life throws at us.
Without money in the bank, everything gets just a little bit scarier.
If you’ve experienced this, and you’re struggling with attracting the kind of cash you deserve, then YOU ARE NOT ALONE! It’s not your fault.
The truth is, unless we’re very lucky, there is nothing to say that we will be taught how to get into our money groove. We’re not taught at school how to think and feel in order to attract abundance. We’re not shown how to make money, how to grow a business, or how to invest.
These are all things we have to actively seek out.
So maybe you’ve been doing just that. The fact that you read â€œUnlimited Choiceâ€ is a credit to your searching.
Maybe you’ve read a book or two on personal finance. Perhaps you’ve listened to some audio meditation tracks and hoped that would rewire your subconscious. Maybe you’ve also read a bit about personal development.
If you’re reading this blog, you’re certainly ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding and creating abundance.
The thing that is going to make the real difference as to whether you can push forward and attract the kind of money you would choose, or forever suffer the aching of knowing there is so much more to you than the life you’re living right now, is the degree to which you take responsibility for your inner world.
Your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world.
Get your inner world under control and you get to choose the circumstances of your life.
The Problem You Face
The problem is your buried thoughts and emotions which are causing all the drama. I know it sounds crazy if it’s the first time you’re hearing this.
When I start working with new clients I have this same conversation with them.
Even though it’s not your fault; even though you did everything right; even though you were nice to that person; and even though you have no physical control over what is going on, the root cause of whatever is going on that you don’t like, is within you.
By the same token, everything that is going right, that you like, you are responsible for creating.
The only difference is up until now you’ve been doing this all unconsciously, without awareness.
Now you know, you can do this consciously.
I still haven’t figured out the mechanism. I can’t tell you it’s a certain electromagnetic frequency, or that it’s not electromagnetic, it’s a quantity that has yet to be discovered in units that have yet to be named. What I do know intuitively, and in working with hundreds of people to correct this problem, is that what you think and feel inside is what creates what your experience outside.
Even if it’s not something you physically caused in the traditional sense. Somehow, the thoughts we think have a habit of manifesting.
Even if we thought them a long time ago. or we don’t remember them or even if we don’t consciously think them.
If they’re in our mind, even if they’re suppressed… somewhere along the line they will show themselves in your physical world.
What Most People Do
What most people do when their inner fears manifest is that they think more about them.
They worry about them. They fret. They go over the same fears again and again in an attempt to protect themselves from them. Guess what this does?
You got it! The more you think about that thing, the more weight you add to it. The more power you put behind the thought that you’re now having a job getting it out of your head. All you can think about is the injustice, the anger, the fear, or whatever it is that comes up when your buttons are being hit in this way.
And these thoughts loop. So, in effect, you end up practicing the loop â€“ and manifest more of what you don’t want.
So if you’re worried about money, or you’re thinking â€œI can’t possibly make more moneyâ€ or, â€œI’m not worthy of being able to make more moneyâ€, or â€œI don’t know howâ€ that is PRECISELY what you’re creating in your reality.
Breaking the cycle
How do you stop thinking about what you don’t want?
And how do you start thinking about what you DO want?
Now that you know that it’s your thoughts that are creating the circumstances you’re experiencing. Even though you kind of get it but aren’t sure you believe it,There are certain things you can start to do to correct your thinking, even if the thoughts that are subconscious at the moment.
The first thing to recognise is that you’re in control of your thoughts. You can choose to notice them and you can choose to drop them.
The second thing is you’re also in control of your subconscious. The world of psychotherapy has done an amazing job of allowing us to think that for the most part our unconscious thoughts are the cause of our problems. As a result we have assumed that we have no control over them. It simply isn’t true.
The subconscious is simply the thoughts that you’re not looking at, the thoughts you’re not immediately aware of.
And there are very definite ways to make conscious the unconscious, look at the thoughts that are screwing things up for us, and then drop them.
How To Take Back Control of Your Subconscious
Firstly, this isn’t difficult once you start doing it, so hang with me; I’m not going to ask you to bend a spoon with the power of your mind.
This stuff is easy, I’ve taught kids to do it. You just need to focus and then do it. Let me explain:
The subconscious is like having a warehouse full of stuff with no lights on. Your conscious mind is like a flash light which you can use to shine around outside the warehouse (pointless!) or you can take it back into the warehouse (your subconscious mind) and look around for these thoughts that are the cause of the problems.
Nothing in the warehouse can hurt you.
Everything there is just a thought. A thought that you’ve placed there and that you can evaporate just by looking at it and choosing to drop it from your inventory.
So your task is to shine your flash light around the inside of this warehouse and look at all the thoughts that are causing your problems.
And here’s a clue â€“ every thought that makes you miserable, stressed, tired, low, or bad about yourself is a thought that needs to go.
Even if you think that that thought is what keeps you safe, or keeps people paying attention to you, or motivates you to work hard â€“ that thought is a thought that is stopping you from being everything you possibly can be in this life. All you need to do is shine your flash light on it, see if for what it is (a thought) and drop it.
There you have it. A simple and easy exercise which will actually give you control back over your own mind and your life. Remember, the reason we’re looking at your thoughts and taking out the ones that are pulling you down, is because then all that are left are the good ones; the ones that you want to allow to manifest. Just like the dream you had when you were a kid of having that great job, amazing friends to hang out with, confidence, and happiness by the truckload!
Now it’s your turn.
I never leave the scene of having learned something without putting at least a piece of it into play straight away. So before you finish reading this article, close your eyes and go into your warehouse with your flash light and call forward the thoughts that you’re going to drop from your inventory.
And as they come into focus, make a note of a couple and then evaporate them there and then with your flash light.
That’s it, just by becoming aware of them, and consciously deciding to drop them, you can.
Write down in the comments below two thoughts you’ve just evaporated just by looking at them. Just two thoughts that are making you miserable, or broke, or stuck, and that you’ve chosen to ditch.
To your inevitable success!
Laura Leigh Clarke (@EnlightenLaura, or check out her Facebook page) is the Whole Heart, Whole Brained Business Mentor, helping heart-centered solopreneurs to get real results into their bank account. She is also the Hay House Author of Wire Yourself for Wealth. You can read more about the book here.
Wowzer what a fantastic article!! Absolutely love it! I love how it’s so thought-provoking, realistic, and emphatic – a real eye-opener!
Thank you, Laura for writing this wonderful piece and thank you Amit for posting it on your blog! 🙂
Laura, I’ve done as you asked and here are my 2 thoughts that I’ve evaporated:
1. Fear of failure – I’ve tried many new business ventures but neither of them became successful. This is my fault but also partly the industry’s fault as it’s so competitive and fickle. However, I’m looking to restart at least one of those ventures with a fresh, new mindset so let’s see what this yields.
2. Fear of never being able to make it – this ties in line with the above.
Thank you again for this fab article, definitely one to keep as reference 🙂
Hey Skittles – glad it was useful and thrilled you’ve managed to evaporate some things that were holding you back! Great job 🙂
Financial abundance, what a sweet thought if you are perilously close to bankruptcy.
Hi Joaseph – yes, it’s a sweet thought, no matter what your situation. The thing is it doesn’t just happen. Hope the article was useful. 🙂
Yes. It is. In fact that is probably the primordial goal of most of us. What is funny though is that money shall never be the end. It can be a good means to reach several ends but should never be taken as the end in itself.
I hope you find the time of visiting my blog and leave a comment as well.
Firstly thank you so much for a wonderful guest article. I truly appreciate it.
I have a few questions for you but excuse me if they are a little bit personal, I’m just genuinely curious, especially the journey’s the many people go through, with regards to their personal experience of wealth management.
1. As it currently stands, are you financially independent?
2. How do you generate income and how much do you make through your ventures like the book, webinars etc?
3. Have you ever been through a time when you had no money, and if so, how did you turn it around?
4. What advice would you give to someone like me who has just begun the journey of financial independence?
I’m looking forward to hearing your answers. 🙂
Hi Amit – no problem. Glad to be of service.
In answer to your question, yes. The book makes practically nothing in itself since it was published through a traditional publishing house, but it has made me a lot of cash in terms of clients and opportunities that I wouldn’t have attracted had I not had it. I have courses, one to one coaching clients, a mentoring group a couple of online products that do very well – plus other business interests and cash in other businesses I’m not involved in running. More recently I’ve also started taking on companies that are close to collapse and turning them around, for a share of the uplift.
I’ve never had a time when I was flat broke, thankfully. I’ve always worked hard and been sensible, and thank goodness not had any major crisis. When I was studying I probably had the least amount of disposable income, but I always felt I was ok if I could afford a Starbucks on the way to class 😉
I’d say anyone starting on the route to financial abundance needs to remember consistency. Money isn’t made in revelations. Its made by doing the hard work – not once, but every day.
Also – money comes from other people. If you have a reputation for always delivering and being consistent, people will trust you with their business. If you’re flaky and always have excuses for not delivering, the market place will reward you in kind.
When you come to investing, again, consistency is key. Set your plan, then work your plan. Diversify a little to spread the risk, but careful not to take yourself out of your circle of expertise. When you start straying from your core strengths that is when the empirical risk sky-rockets and you start losing money.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your endeavors! 🙂
Thanks for the detailed response and being candid.
Where I want to head it to be financially independent through my ventures, primarily though my book, coaching, writing and speaking.
“Money isnâ€™t made in revelations. Its made by doing the hard work â€“ not once, but every day.” – I was having a discussion with some friends recently and that was exactly the same conclusion that we all came to also! 🙂
Awesome! Sounds like you’re on the right track then 😉
Thanks for the detailed response and being candid
Very nice article. But letting go of things that are keeping us down are the same as getting rid of nasty habits – both cling into out minds like glue.