$50 Million, would it make a difference?

Abundance is not something we acquire

It is something we tune into.

Quote by Wayne Dyer

Picture by Micheile Henderson (unsplash.com)

Hello, My Friends.

This week the ‘LOTTO’ draw rose to $50,000,000.00. Yes fifty million dollars. Where I am, in my present journey in life, this is more money than I could imagine. I ‘googled’ What would 50 million dollars look like?This was one of the images that came up.

50 Million Dollars in $100 bills.

What would you do with this amount of money?

This week I have been having a peek at some of my attitudes around money and wealth. This is a part of my journey that I’m still in the investigation and discovery space.

Let me share a few of the things I uncovered in my dalliance of imagining this amount of wealth in my life, and maybe it might spark an interest for you.

I asked myself a few questions. Things like.

What would change if I had this money in my life? E-v-e-r-y- thing!

Would I live in the same house? The same area? The same country? Would I wear the same type of clothes? Would I continue to do what I’m doing for a living? Would I drive the same car? What about friends and family, would having this money change me, or them?

What would stay the same if I had this money in my life? Hmm, good question.

What would stay the same? My personal hygiene routines? The way I exercise? The sun rising and setting, The people in my life?

To answer this question I had to dig deep, beneath all the surface things. Would this money change me? If so how? Would it make me a better person or not? Who would I need to become to manage all the demands that would be placed on me from other people wanting a share?

Who would I need to become to be a savvy investor?

How do I want to feel about this money? ‘I’ll never win it, my numbers never come up.’ or ‘I have the same chance of winning as anyone else, money is energy and flows where it is wanted.”

What do I want to think about money? What do I believe about money? Is it dirty? Is it hard to come by? Is it something you have to work hard for? Is it only for those who inherit it, or steal it? Money is hard to keep, it slips through your fingers like water, Is money only for those with money? There isn’t enough for everyone. and the list goes on……. What are your beliefs around money?

I’ve read the stories about people winning large amounts of money and losing it just as quickly. Relationships being strained and some broken because of mismatched values.

Throughout the week I looked at the items I purchased and asked the question, Would I be buying this if I had $50 million in the bank? I began looking at the motivation behind the purchases. What was the feeling I wanted the item to give me? Was I filling in a void? Boredom or an emotion I didn’t want to feel?

I began to ponder scarcity verses abundance. Coming from a place lack, or not having enough, or holding onto something because I may not get it again. I compared that to always knowing there will be enough, to having more than enough, holding onto something because I love it and it makes me feel good. I began to view the things I have in my home with fresh eyes.

Thinking about the 50 million dollars, and pretending it was in my bank was creating a different way of viewing wealth. It brought it to me, I started hearing myself talking about the haves, the rich getting richer, those landlord’s, all the little jibes and niggles that we poke at those who have what we don’t. By pretending, that the money was in my bank account moved me out of the have not’s and into the haves mentally. I was amazed at how many times, I knocked the wealthy, or the rich.

As I stated earlier this is an ongoing lesson for me, and one I am determined to master. I am amazed how much of my thinking is from scarcity and lack, from fear of losing what I have, or making what I have go further. Most everything I have done up to this point in my life has been done from the point of view, that there isn’t enough, that money is hard to get, and even harder to hold onto. Fear that what I do have will be taken off me.

What if I had 50 million in my bank, would it satisfy? I don’t think so. I’m beginning to think it’s not so much the money as it is the attitude and the thoughts we have about the money. I could have $50 million in the bank and still be afraid of spending it, or losing it. I could be a miser and hoard the money, I could spend it and donate it until it was all gone and I was back in the rut that I’m familiar with.

If everything is energy, and it is. Then it holds true that money is energy. The way we think about money and wealth creates energy. What if we thought that money was easy to come by, that there was more than enough for everyone? Would that take the pressure off the way we handle money? Would it release the way we think about people who have what we don’t.

I’d like to encourage you to have a think about the way you think about your money.

Do you come from a place of fear and scarcity, around money?

Or do you see the abundance around us. Nature is full of abundance.

If I were to ask you to list 10 things that you want in your life right now, could you?

I listened to a lady speaking this week about abundance, She said, “The reason we don’t like to want for things, is it reminds us that we don’t have them, and probably never will.” she then asked the question above, about listing 10 things you really want. Easy right.

Part of the lesson in wanting, she said, “Want what you already have, it takes you out of the feeling of lack and puts you in the feeling of abundance.” Aha moment, She is so right. I got to thinking about all the things I have in my life right now, that were once a want on a to do list.

The man of my dreams, A brand new kitchen, my treadmill, the children I have, the clothes I wear.

Everything I have and do right now are things that once upon a time were on my one day dream list, I didn’t know how I was going to get them back then, but here they are in my life.

She suggested, “When you write out your list of wants, make every second item something you already have and are thankful for.”

This has changed the way I look at my life and everything in it. The $50 million dollar ‘LOTTO” draw has been a catalyst to new ways of thinking and wanting.

If you’re interested in becoming more abundant, I would challenge you to write down ten things you want and then slide eight things you already have between them. Feel the blessing of those items and build on one of the I wants. Dream about it, make it feel fabulous, write it out and watch how it appears in your life.

Until next time, be your most authentic life.

Linda Codlin

P.S. The ‘LOTTO’ draw was won by many people, may the money be used to expand and increase their abundance.

If you want to discover your INNER PEACE, PASSION and PURPOSE, email me for a coaching session on authenticlivingwithlinda@gmail.com

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