It’s not spiritual to think about being rich, at least that was what the church sermons and messages I heard growing up seemed to say. The love of money is the root of all evil and it was translated and passed down into “Money will get you to hell quickly. Serve Jesus, suffer without and reap bountifully in heaven.”
What a lie. You can want money without loving money. The bible says as in heaven, so on earth. If heaven is awash with paved roads of gold why are we struggling to find what we need to live daily?
Jesus said not one bird falls that I don’t notice. Not one head of hair on your head goes unaccounted for. Don’t worry about what you need to eat, where you need to sleep or what you will put on because your Heavenly Father knows you need them. (Paraphrase of Matthew 6).
I want you to be rich. I want to be rich. If you are and I am then we can do some amazing things together and help other people who are not yet at the place to see they can get what they need to succeed in life as well.
In the late 90s I worked for a woman who taught me that I should plan my budget around the life I wanted to have, not based on what money I had available to me right that minute. It goes against rationality. It goes against sound mathematics and business practices. However, it is what you need to do if you want to get ahead.
I wrote about it in The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur but honestly I struggled with it for a long time. I wasn’t giving myself permission to want richness for myself as I wanted it for others. I won’t debate now the difference between being rich and wealthy. Right this moment we need the richness of money to do what needs to be done.
Start to plan for it. Expect it. Make room for it in how you think and how you function. It will cause you to look for new ways that you would have ruled out because of an old ideology.
As I opened myself to receive more. The richness sort me out. I did not need to pursue it. I only needed to be open to receiving it.
Practice Today’s Power Move and then taken the inspired action. Create a budget based on the life you want to have.