It’s been said that you’re never given a wish without the power to make it come true.
But how many times have you wished for more—more success, more money, more love, more __________(fill in the blank), and nothing happened, no matter what you did?
That powerless feeling is one of life’s greatest frustrations. I know!
Years ago, right after my divorce, my ex left the country, leaving me with no money in the bank and over a million dollars in tax bills. I knew nothing about finances. He handled everything.
The tax bills were looming and with 3 young daughters to support, I knew I needed to get smart…and fast. I was desperate.
I’m an intelligent woman—how hard could it be? But no matter how many books I read, classes I took, advisors I talked to, my eyes would glaze over, my brain would fog up and I’d feel hopelessly, incurably stupid.
Then one day, leafing through A Course of Miracles, I read a line that changed everything.
“Your task is not to seek for love,” the Course explained, “but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.“
It was like Spirit handed me the key to financial success…which not one of the books or classes or advisors ever did. – I closed the books, stopped going to classes and started searching for my internal barriers to understanding finances.
At first, I couldn’t find any. But I kept asking myself over and over: Why don’t I want to be financially responsible? What am I afraid of? The answers that emerged were entirely unexpected.
I was terrified I that if I managed my money, I’d lose everything, my parents would be furious and, if I actually got smart, no man would love me.
Once I brought those deep-seated beliefs into awareness, once I realized they were not true, but I was clinging to them like life preservers, the veils began to lift.
Everything I’d been reading and studying started to make sense. And in a very short time, I not only got smart about money but have done quite well ever since.
The Course taught me a lesson I’ve never forgotten. The biggest barriers to our heart’s desires are never ‘out there’ but lie buried deep in our psyche—in our unconscious, unhealthy beliefs that are in direct conflict with what we really want.
So I ask you. What are you wishing for, but haven’t been able to manifest? What do you think your internal barriers are to receiving it? Tell me in the comments below.
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