I am so excited to share a guest post with you today, written by my lovely friend Carole Remy! Carole and I met online and became friends through our mutual interest in the Law of Attraction, and have been email buddies ever since. Carole is a published romance novel author, and has recently made her novels available on Kindle for the first time! Beyond her books and fascinating insights into the realms of Taoism and Law of Attraction, Carole is also a huge dog-lover and is very active as a volunteer with her local animal shelter and organizing spay and neuter clinics in her home town in Mexico.
In addition to being an accomplished romance writer, I suspect that Carole is also secretly a philosopher at heart; today’s article is a wonderful blend of Taoism and Law of Attraction principles, and you get to follow along with Carole as she uses these two philosophies to work through a resistance issue she’s been having around money.
Thank you, Nathalie, for inviting me to share my thoughts with your readers. I love reading your blog, and am honored to be included!
Lately I’ve been wrestling with money. Okay, my whole life I’ve been wrestling with money. I’ve never been destitute, but I’ve never been rich either. It’s hard to remember very many months when the 30th didn’t bring a minor panic.
From a Law of Attraction perspective, I clearly have a lot of triggers, a lot of resistance, around money. I’ve cleared a whole ton of resistances, even finding and now living in harmony with my Soul, but the money resistance is deeply ingrained and doesn’t seem to want to budge. A part of me is convinced, way down deep, that relative poverty is a good thing.
How does this manifest as a problem? Why can’t I just be (relatively) poor and happy? Well, I can, and in fact most of the time, I am. The only reason I know the resistance remains is that goals, worthwhile goals like rescuing dogs, goals that require resources, keep coming up for me. I really, really, really want to rescue dogs, and I really, really, really resist manifesting the money to do so. Arrggg!
The desire to rescue dogs is a direct manifestation for me of the Law of Attraction. My Soul understands the connection between all things, and values all things. The intensity of my desire to be around dogs is a direct link to my lovely and everpresent Soul! At the same time, the lack of funds is also a direct manifestation of the Law of Attraction. When you need to work through a barrier, a resistance, the Universe brings you the opportunity to do so!
Where does this leave me, and how does Taoism fit in? It leaves me thinking and thinking about why I’m resistant to money. Part of it goes back to family, where my father, with whom I identify emotionally, was indifferent to the point of antagonistic toward money. My mother, with whom I did not identify, was the ‘responsible’ person in our house who worried all the time about making ends meet. Now, my father made a good salary and he wasn’t a spendthrift, and my mother didn’t really need to worry all the time about money, but that’s the way we lived.
Meeting the Tao
When I was about twenty, I began to read the Tao Te Ching. For the first time, I felt a deep emotional resonance with a specific philosophy. One of the tenets of Taoism is to live simply.
This philosophy fell in with what I observed and loved about my father. Peace and happiness don’t come from wealth and possessions.
Enter the Law of Attraction
Fast forward to 2011, and my introduction to the principles of the Law of Attraction. At first, the LoA seemed to me to be all about acquiring fast cars and big houses, and I wasn’t interested. But as I studied further, with the brilliant help of Melody Fletcher and her blog Deliberate Receiving, I learned that the Law of Attraction isn’t about things at all. It’s about energy. Ahhh… now this was a concept I could understand and adopt.
The Law of Attraction came into my life because I was ready for it. I was ready to follow energy concepts into energy work into finding my Soul! Wow!
The process has uncovered and dissolved many deep-seated beliefs that weren’t helpful. Another hurdle remains (probably many, but this is the one in front of me today). Am I ready to resolve the old dilemmas surrounding money?
Dissolving the Resistance
Writing this post is a major step for me in defining the issue. Happily and unexpectedly, as I write the words, a personal solution to my current money issue has come into focus. Ironically, the solution uncovers another hurdle! You gotta love the Law of Attraction! It’s never over!!
Okay… the resolution that makes sense to me is the power of teamwork. Unlike my mother who worried somewhat needlessly, I don’t need to take on the funding of animal rescue as a personal burden. Like everything else, it’s not really about money. I can live simply and happily, I can relax completely about money, and dogs will still be rescued! Ahhh… and here’s the deeper issue. Trust.
Trusting Others, Trusting the Universe
I’m the ultimate believer in, If you want something done, do it yourself. How do I simply trust that the outcome will manifest regardless of my personal involvement? As always happens (always!), with the Law of Attraction, recognizing the barrier evaporates it!
Of course I don’t need to do it all! Of course dogs get rescued without my help and money! How arrogant I’ve been to think that I’m that important, that essential! What looked huge becomes a pebble. What looked like incompatible beliefs are reconciled in an instant.
All Smiles and Popping Ears
Well, lovely friends, you have just witnessed and helped me work through the money resistance around dog rescue. Thank you! How do I know I’ve worked it through? I’m lucky enough to get physical signs. Right now I’m grinning at the computer screen, and my ears are popping. When the energy flows like crazy, my ears pop!
Will more money issues surface? Undoubtedly. The day we stop manifesting resistances is the day we merge again with the Universe, more commonly known as the day we die. We’re here on a grand adventure, avatars for our Souls in a challenging playground, focus on PLAY!
Living in harmony with the Soul feels so satisfying, so fuzzy and cozy, that it’s worth working through all the resistances as they appear.
What are your resistances? Have you ever tried writing through them? Give it a go! It worked for me today, and it can work for you too. Nathalie and I are eager to hear your thoughts, and look forward to a lively discussion!
I honestly don’t know anyone else who can clarify concepts and lead me through a resistance-clearing exercise the way Carole does! Thank you so much for sharing your words and your wisdom here today, my friend! 🙂
If you’d like to read more by Carole, you can find her online:
- On her blog: www.caroleremy.blogspot.com
- On Twitter: @carole_remy
- On Facebook: Carole Remy Author
- On Pinterest: Carole Remy Books
- On Amazon: Carole’s Kindle Page
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Thanks again for inviting me here today. Woohoo! Just reading the post again boosts my energy, and I hope it does the same for all your readers.
Huge hugs for everyone!
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So glad you could write a guest post for me, Carole! Love this post… a lot of us have resistance issues around the subject of money, and it’s amazing to see how you work your way through it and come out the other side. 🙂
Thank you both for a great post! I’m a bit confused though as to how recognizing that dogs will still be rescued regardless of your involvement released resistance on your part? Like you, I have a very strong desire to help abused/neglected animals, and have visions of owning a huge span of property that will accommodate an animal sanctuary. Understanding that there are other sanctuaries doesn’t help ‘ME’ to have one … right?
Clearly I have some money related resistances, but I can’t seem to figure out what they are. The ones I have recognized (growing up with a Mother who constantly advised us that money doesn’t grow on trees LOL), I have cleared up. How do I find out what else lies in my way? Thoughts of having an abundance of money to do with as I please fills me with complete and utter joy – no worries/fears, etc. I guess this is where I just have to trust the universe to bring about what I am constantly visualizing – the sale of my patent and its making me financially free??
Hi Patty, and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂 I can’t speak for Carole, but my take on this would be that if you concentrate on how wonderful it feels to know that animals are being rescued (even if it’s not by you), it will help you to manifest more of what brings you that same feeling of joy (like being able to save animals yourself!). So in a way, yes, understanding and being happy about other sanctuaries could definitely bring you closer to having one of your own. The key is to get into the feelings you associate with the idea of having your own animal shelter. It’s the emotions that the Universe hears and responds to, more than the thoughts.
The same thing would apply to the money issue. Don’t make your financial abundance dependant on the sale of your patent… there are infinite ways in which abundance can flow to you, and when you insist that it has to be through that sale, you’re limiting what the Universe can line up for. Focus on the feelings you mentioned: the complete and utter joy, freedom and security you associate with having lots of money. Feeling those things now, in whatever way you can (vision board, affirmations, visualization exercises, etc.), will attract more of what brings you those same feelings. It’s not the money you’re after, really, it’s what the money means to you.
Nathalie explained it all perfectly, but I’ll throw in my two cents worth anyway.
When we feel tied to an outcome, as I was to opening a shelter, we block our own sight. It’s like we’re a child who’s been offered a pony which we can’t see because we’re so busy screaming for an ice cream cone. When I let go of ‘I must fund everything’ all of a sudden I could see many possibilities that hadn’t occurred to me before.
The next day, a vet friend asked if he could hook us up with a government group that might buy some agility equipment for our dog agility club. A senator has asked us to join a consortium of activists worked on animal rights legislation. I feel like every day, I learn something that prepares me better for having a shelter, or for not having a shelter if that’s better for me.
I love Melody Fletcher’s advice to ask for ‘this or something better.” It applies perfectly for me and the shelter, and for you and the patent. Like Nathalie says, don’t pin your future on the patent. Pin your future on feeling awesome, and let the Universe figure out how to bring it to you.
Carole Remy recently posted…Wait! Change! It’s the Law of Attraction!
Thank you, Carole! This makes sense to me. Ah, all of this LoA is still integrating itself into my daily life 🙂
I have considered the possibility that I may not be the best one to open the shelter/sanctuary; that perhaps I will be the one who funds it/volunteers there, etc. There are many options … as long as I can be involved in some way I will be a happy shiny puppy 🙂
As for the patent – No matter what else, I want that to sell so we can all lounge around on fabulous chairs after our long day of manifesting!
Many Hugs, ladies!
Thank you, Nathalie!
I do feel that I am open to my abundance flowing to me in any way that it chooses. The patent I want to sell for many reasons (mostly because it’s an AWESOME lounge chair that I can’t wait to own!), but I do recognize that focusing on this in relation to my sanctuary dreams could be counterproductive. Then is it ok to continue to visualize the manufacturer seeing my patent and jumping up and down with joy for having found such an amazing product, or do I just let that go? It makes me actually laugh out loud to think of A) the chair ‘coming to life’ and B) having financial freedom. I’m quite happy to have them come indepenent of one another as each would enhance the other.
So I’ll just keep singing my abundance song and dancing with my dog and see what the universe decides to bring me 🙂 Oh, and keep reading all the wonderful posts to help keep me on the right track, of course!
By all means, keep visualizing your patent being sold! Especially since you have feelings of joy when you see it… that’s what you’re aiming for! 🙂 Just don’t let your sanctuary become dependent on that sale, is all. There are many ways you could start that sanctuary (e.g. someone could learn about what you want to do, think it’s a great idea and either donate the land for your use or rent it to you at a super-reasonable rate; you could win the lottery; you could get hired to run an existing sanctuary and be given free reign to run it as you see fit; you could crowd-fund the project; someone with a similar dream and empty land could contact you for a partnership, etc.) And then your patent will get sold and you’ll be able to relax in comfort on your awesome lounge chair while you watch your rescued animals roam free and happy on your awesome sanctuary grounds. 😉 😀
Hi Patty and Nathalie,
Just one extra thought. Imagine not just yourself but more and more people relaxing and laughing and loving your lounge chair! And they tell their friends about it, and the ripples spread and spread. That’s what I visualize with my novels.
I love the possibilities Nathalie has outlined for your shelter. They are exactly what I envision here! Exactly! Here’s an extra one to fantasize. You come visit me in Mexico, Patty and Nathalie too of course, and participate in one of our awesome sterilization campaigns. For me, the high lasts for months afterwards. So do the aches and pains of working a week of 14 hour days, but it’s all worth it! I’ll link the commentluv to my post about the last campaign. (Dang, it didn’t show up in the commentluv list, but you can go to the blog and read it. It’s on March 13 and is on the Popular Posts list.)
Hee hee. I commentluv’ed to a post about how to build a $5 agility jump instead. You can put one in your yard for your pooch to enjoy!
Happy Abundance Dancing Friday!! Hugs to you both!
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Oh yes, in my visualizations virtually everyone in the world has the luxury of owning my fabulous chair. I’ve even selected the clebrities that will be in the commercials 🙂
Your suggestion to visit one of your clinics struck a chord with me. Perhaps I will be the one who financially supports and visits/helps out at many clinics around the world … ? I’m open!! Oh yes, Melody and Nathalie too of course – we would have so much fun!
If spring ever decides to come to my part of the world, I’ll take one of those lounge chairs! I’ll need it after this winter that just won’t end! 😉
LOVE it, Nathalie! You didn’t mention that you’re a mind reader 🙂 That last bit about relaxing on my awesome lounge chair watching my rescued animals enjoying their new home is a big part of my visualizations, and honestly brings tears of joy to my eyes!
Yes, yes, yes … I am wide open to all of my dreams/goals coming about in whatever way the universe chooses to deliver them to me! 🙂
Thanks again for your awesome site, and for the support/encouragement/added guidance. The world is a better place for having people like you who are so generous with your talents and gifts <3
Oh, Carole ~ Reading about the spay/neuter clinic gave me goose bumps! My niece is in school to become a vet tech. She and I would have a ball coming to participate in one of these clinics! I’ve sent her the links; she and I will be starting a plan soon I’m sure 🙂
Awesome job to all of you!! <3