Wisdom from A Course in Miracles

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.

Comments & Feedback

  • Ariel

    I find the work required to understand and earn more money uninteresting and distasteful.

    • Lisa


      I think it can sometimes feel a little bit distasteful. Sometimes people can get so taken back when you ask for more, yet everyone’s hiking up their prices at the moment due to inflation and so must I!

      Doesn’t require a lot of work though to understand more about money. Learning to ask for things in the right way helps!

  • Diana

    I want to be the boss in my own life.
    To avoid that I enjailed myself in this transparent corridor where all my action is unpowerfull…only me have done that. Thank you Barbara !

  • rhonda Freed

    So true! Thank you so much, Barbara! I have just gotten my first paying client -yay! But mixed feelings because I agreed to drastically undercharge my services-I am working on what are my barriers to worthiness? I have the talent, the experience, all I need, but….

    • barbara huson

      Thanks for your comments, Rhonda. Ok, so you undercharged. But you can change that. Are you willing to raise your prices? The best way to overcome your feelings of unworthiness is to slowly raise your prices. That’s what happened for me. I was a chronic underearner, never felt worthy. I was terrified to raise my prices, sure no one would pay them, everyone would leave. And a few people didn’t want to pay. But it was amazing how many people did. And that, more than anything, helped me own my worth when I saw that people were willing to pay higher prices. I invite you to try it and let me know what happens.

  • Mary Ann

    Thank you for this thoughtful message. I appreciate all of your thinking but some resonates more than others. This is thought-provoking and that’s good.

    • barbara huson

      I’m so glad you liked it Mary Ann. I also like thought provoking…really happy you found this to be in that category!

  • Lisa


    I think a lot of women find the subject of money iiky and distasteful, because it doesn’t seem romantic, emotional, spiritual, creative or sexual, yet it is very much emotional and it’s the truth!

    A lack of it can make the reality of life very harsh and an abundance of it can make life a lot easier and fund what your heart truely desires.

  • Lisa

    truly – lol

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Meet Barbara Huson

When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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