• Money Mindset – Forgiveness


    Money Mindset March – Day 4

    Holy moly! I totally missed yesterday’s post. Sorry about that. Family stuff comes up, and a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do!

    So, the last time we journaled about different situations that made us feel negative about money. If our parents fought about money or talked about it from a “lack” perspective, if people have made us feel inferior because we didn’t have enough, if people stole from us…. All of these different things can negatively affect our thoughts and feelings about money.

    Last year, I read Denise Duffield-Thomas’s book, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch. In her book, she also advises making a list of the situations that have soured your relationship with and/or thoughts toward money, and forgiving them.

    I worked with this concept and was amazed at the difference it made in my attitude toward money and my relationship with it!

    This form of working with issues is called “Ho’oponopono” – which is a traditional Hawaiian therapeutic cleansing practice.

    Take the list of instances and people who negatively impacted your feelings about money. Read each item on your list. After you have read the item, say, “I forgive you. I am sorry. I love you. Thank you.”

    This might be something that you have to repeat with some of the items on your list, as they might sting a little more than the others and need more time to be healed. Go through the list, reciting this phrase, until not a single one of the points you listed creates an emotional charge any longer.

    The difference you should feel after doing this exercise is pretty darn amazing. Feel free to comment about any breakthroughs you have when you work with this assignment!

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  • Autumnal Equinox


    Man, do I love the fall. The colors, the warmth, the smell…hiking and baking and finally being able to wear sweaters and jeans. AHHHHHH… This is my season! (Not to mention that my birthday is coming up and – well – I like my birthday, too!)

    As I am not the good Pagan or Christian or really any “an” that denotes a specific spiritual dogma, I kind of celebrate all of the holidays that resonate with me. That’s OK – it’s how I roll – and I am cool with it because this because finding more out about 1) celebrations and 2) how other people think and what they believe is fine with me!

    While looking around on the internet, I came across a couple of great ideas for and articles about celebrating the Autumnal Equinox. This write-up from Wikihow had a few really great ideas for those of you who are interested in observing this celebration with rituals that are not over the top, but that really help to capture the tone of this day and ponder what the coming of fall – and the season itself – would mean in your life.

    I came across this thought provoking passage on a site called, Midnight Moonchild

    This is typically the harvest time of the year in Western mythologies. The crops of the fields are in and the harvest is home. The creatures of the forests and meadows have matured and bear their heaviest fur, and strongest horn, claw and fang in order to ensure their survival through the season to come. The trees of the forests concentrate in root growth rather than new foliage, and the nutrient starved leaves turn color and fall to carpet and fertilize the earth below. In all of these events we can see nature’s inexorable decline and preparation for survival through the hardship to come.


    This leads me to wonder about the strengthening of the core – of the things most necessary for survival – in a time that is often thought about as a time of transformation and dying off…In order to survive the cold and barren times, the times that are associated with death and despair, we have to make sure that the things that we really need for survival are present. Plants have shed their fruit, animals are fattening themselves in preparation for famine times. What does that mean to you in your spiritual path – that finding your center and strengthening it will help you move through the trials of life – even through the transformation of passing? It is a very interesting concept! That is likely fodder for plenty of future posts!

    Speaking of interesting, I have been visited by Abundantia this week while working with the Ascended Masters – her colors are FALL and she is the perfect Goddess to represent the spirit of not only the season, but the Autumnal Equinox that is today. Her cornucopia full of gold and jewels, the message of having gratitude for the abundance that life has bestowed on you, the promise of more – well it ALL fits in so well with the overall theme of the holiday.


    Whatever religion you are or are not, it might be a nice time to think about what you reap and what you sow, what life has given you and what you have made of it, balance, and strengthening the essence of who you are and what you believe in order to survive even the most challenging times.

    With respect and light on this day of balance and abundance,