I had an unsettling conversation with a massage therapist recently. She struggles on a daily basis to make ends meet.
She squeaks by month after month and has actually gotten used to the stress of that. It’s just the way life is. Her life, anyway.
I felt sad as I listened to her story.
She’d be massaging necks for the rest of her life because she’d been bad with her money in her prime earning years. She’d never had a university education, so her earning potential was next to nothing. The market was saturated, so she didn’t stand a chance. (I learned that there are 6,000 massage therapists in our small city—that’s one for every 20 people!)
Some serious hustle will need to happen to make a living.
Or else some more serious excuses to stay of the game and stuck struggling.
Her big dream…
Her big dream was to be able to go the the movies once a month.
I gently pressed for more dreams and desires and she fought me all the way to, “Okay, fine. I want a ground floor apartment so my clients don’t have to climb stairs.”
On the bright side, she was doing many things well. No debt. A little savings. Spending less than she makes. She acknowledged that the Universe always provides just enough to pay her bills and shop for food. She even manifested a new car not long ago when hers went to the great junkyard in the sky.
Still, her big dream is a ground floor apartment.
What’s wrong with ground floor apartments?
Nothing against ground floor apartments, but do you see what’s so, so wrong with this picture?
She’s manifesting exactly what she wants and the Universe is providing exactly what she asks for.
Rather, nothing more that what she has already—just enough business to pay the bills; a roof over her head (no extra charge for the stairs); an opportunity to work the rest of her life.
The really sad part…
Okay, the really sad part? She really is hustling to market her business. Making cold calls, getting press, distributing rack cards, networking events, investing in a website.
In her efforts to change her situation and manifest more business, more income, she’s mastering the part that most people skip and skipping the part that most people master.
Now, I’m the queen of doing things in the reverse order, but our lovely therapist is neglecting to build a foundation for manifestation that no amount of taking action will make up for.
Before you take one step towards your dream, you have to have a dream. (Tweet that!)
The dream is the foundation.
Without dreams, the Universe doesn’t know how to coordinate happy accidents, present serendipitous moments or open doors for you. It won’t know which doors to open if it doesn’t know where you want to go.
The moment you decide what you want, the wheels of the Universe start turning. One cog connects to another connects to a drive train connects to a fan belt connects to a wheel connects to the exact next thing that puts you closer to your dream.
That next thing may look like nothing to you.
It’s impossible to know.
It’s important to have faith in the magic of the Universe and to stay open to what presents itself.
It’s important to believe that the Universe doesn’t put opportunities in front of you unless you are ready to reach for them.
It’s important to leave the “how” up to the Universe and keep doing your part—dreaming your dream and taking actions.
No action is wrong. If you go off course, the Universe recalibrates.
It’s important to know that having a dream, no matter how far-fetched it may seem, is your soul’s way of prompting you to expand into your greatness and to expand into your full potential.
Your soul yearns for expansion and growth. Squeaking by in a top floor apartment and manifesting just enough to cover the bills denies your soul’s purpose and its desire for you—growth and wholeness.
Making amazing money isn’t bad. It’s a way to honor your soul’s desire for growth and wholeness. It’s part of your spiritual path. (Tweet that, too!)
This is a belief that’s worth incorporating into your belief system!
Making amazing money is part of your spiritual path.
Just set a course and hold the vision and the faith.
Above all, dare to dream.
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And if you’re dreaming like crazy, but still struggling to get to the amazing money you deserve, consider scheduling a Money Mindset Breakthrough Session with me. I can help open the floodgates!