If your goal is to amass more money, good on ya! Go for it. You have a right to be rich.
How do you feel about shouting that goal to the stars? Do some people tell you that you are too materialistic or that your goal should be more lofty such as serving others or more ‘realistic’ by asking for less? That you only ‘need’ $50,000 a year to live on and asking for a $1,000,000 is greedy?
The bare bones, unvarnished truth is the wheels of this world are turned by commerce. And the medium of trade is money. Without it we are back to paying the doctor with a chicken, growing and preserving all our own food, having the livestock vet or the blacksmith yank out your aching tooth and making mattresses out of tree boughs!
No thank you, I like my creature comforts.
Let's take a literal look at money. It's simply a coin forged of metal or a piece of colourful paper. If you gave a $1,000 bill to a native in the deepest, most isolated part of the Amazon jungle what do you think he would do with it? Of course it would be of little or no value except to maybe help him start his fire.
So it isn't money per sae, it's the connotation we put on it. You don't really want money, you want what it will purchase and supply in your life. You want what it will allow you to do.
There are two ends of the ‘money’ perspective. On one end you have the person who has elected to shun all connection to money by living off the land as a hermit and in compete, wilderness seclusion. On the extreme other end we have those whose sole purpose in life is to acquire money purely for the sake of money, power and nothing else.
The rest of us fall somewhere in between. Let's admit it, we need money. If we don't have enough, our whole concentration is centered on survival. Enough to pay the rent/mortgage, feed our family, get to and from the job that does not pay us enough, keep pace with the debt but not get ahead of it, live life from inadequate paycheque to inadequate paycheque.
There is no shame in desiring more money, large amounts of it. It's not the acquisition of money, it's what you do with it. It is only when you are free from ‘survival mode’ that you can begin to grow as a person, become who you were put on this earth to be and make a difference. It takes money to make a difference.
If you ever have feelings of shame or guilt because you really, really want great amounts of money just think about exchanging those shame/guilt feelings for the ones you could have if you were Bill and Melinda Gates giving multi millions of dollars to help eradicate malaria which kills 1,000,000 people, many of them children, around the world every year. Think of the feelings you would have if you were Oprah making a huge impact on the future of African nations by providing schools and education for hundreds of gifted African girls.
Have you watched the ABC program “Extreme Makeover Home Edition"? I can never get through it without a lump in my throat the size of a boulder and at least a couple of tears leaving salt trails on my cheeks. But it's a great feeling! And we are just observers. Imagine how the people feel who are directly involved?
You and I can't have those feelings without money. You and I must do much more than live on survival level or a wee bit better. We need money to provide a life of comfort and even luxury (whatever that means to you) in order to create and develop our desires, plans and abilities for philanthropic endeavours.
Now you may not be the Gates’ or Oprah or ABC and you know that education and the control and eradication of disease are two high impact processes that will do far more to bring the peoples of this earth together in harmony than any weapon of force, destruction or death, and if you are able to contribute even on a much smaller scale ($10 for a mosquito net to protect a sleeping child), and money in your bank account could be of such help to others, that certainly is proof of your deserving.
So go ahead and set that goal for large amounts of money, dream those big dreams, soar right up into those wildly euphoric feelings which accompany such dreams and align yourself with the Law of Attraction to create your ultimate happiness and a better world.
It begins with you. . . .
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Lynn Moore is a Life Clarity Coach whose specialized niche is educating and encouraging the Family Woman in Business to set and achieve her goals successfully. Lynn has a unique ability to see the bottom line and see it quickly helping you find your hidden solutions. She is a cheerleading, straight talking coach, full of heart and humour with only the best outcome in mind for her clients. Lynn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can visit her website at http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com where you can sign up for her free newsletter, “Clear Directions”.