The [Divine Source] is friendly to you and is more anxious to give you what you want than you are to get it.
— from The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles (1860-1911)
Blessings of this New Moon. Today brings us a very powerful eclipse, and a second New Moon within the same sign (called The Secret Moon). So it is fitting that once again we are working with some of the ideas made popular in The Secret.
Do you agree that money is energy? For those of us with an Earth-centric spirituality, all things and beings are the manifestation of the Divine. So the question is, what do you believe about your personal relationship with All That Is? And how does this show up in terms of your physical support, which in our culture translates to money?
At the heart of this, we have to confront our beliefs about why we are here, the nature of the interactions between the God/dess and ourselves, and how things work. Please understand me, I do not subscribe in any way to the judgments (New Age or Puritanical) that if you are not wealthy, you are somehow not favored by the Divine and/or it’s somehow your fault.
Over the years, I have spent time struggling very hard just to survive. And I have also had long stretches when, while not any more or less well off, I did not struggle at all, but truly trusted the bounty and protection of the Multiverse. The Divine has come through for me every single time, as long as I also made the effort to cooperate. I can tell you that not struggling, and not being in a survival, fight or flight mindset is a lot more enjoyable, even if the actual results are not particularly different.
But it has finally dawned on me (yes, I can be slow sometimes) that the results can be profoundly different. It’s from a new kind of understanding, cooperating, then acting and expecting good results from the Giver of Good. Or you might view it as To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Keep Silent.
In my own practice, I have been examining the ways that I have slipped back into a fearful mindset. I do believe that on an energetic level we can create what we fear and desire, and we’d best be clear about the difference.
I do not believe that these concepts are as simplistic as the popular programs in “The Secret,” and “The Law of Attraction,” because I believe they fail to account for other powers, such as chaos and The Bigger Picture, being present. For instance, sometimes the Goddess says “No” and it is definitely for our higher good.
And I think those programs send the wrong message that if we can just control our thoughts, we can make anything happen. I don’t think people can control their thoughts; the mind has a mind of its own. But we can expand our understanding, broaden our awareness, and upgrade our mindset.
I have been working with a priestess of abundance, Elizabeth Genco Purvis, who explains, “One of my teachers likes to say, ‘The subconscious is as sneaky as hell. You cannot beat it. Period.’ He’s right.
“It is very, very hard to just control your thoughts. That’s why in upgrading your mindset, you have to look at what’s going on “underneath the hood,” so to speak.
“You must identify the limiting beliefs that you are carrying around and challenge them. You must [find] those blocks in your subconscious mind that are stopping you, dismantle them, and replace them with things that serve you. And you must use tools that work with your mind, as it behaves naturally.
Most importantly, as you become more successful, you must step into a new way of being in the world…It’s not your fault that your subconscious mind does what it does! It IS your responsibility to shift, change, and grow yourself so that you can help more of the people you’re destined to help, and, in turn, receive the abundance that you truly desire.”