The amount of money we allow ourselves to manifest is definitely a reflection of our own value-perception and worth. The more we recognize and own our own value, the more money we attract. But the ease (or not!) by which we attract that money is a reflection of our sense of deservingness.
There is a perception in our society that we “should” only receive abundance after passing through trials and hardship. Paying our dues, working hard, being the low man on the totem pole, working our way up, even gaining experience or going after a professional credential, are all symptoms of finding ourselves not deserving quite YET. Rags-to-riches stories abound. In every movie we see, we find the main character going through trials and tribulation before a happy ending.
The other day, I found myself asking my Guide team whether I would still find my work “challenging enough” if I took it into a particular direction. I caught myself in mid-question, stunned. Why would I want to be challenged in my work? I immediately corrected my intention towards ease and minimal effort … and was surprised by how odd that felt!
We’re highly conditioned to “earn” our abundance. Going through challenges and struggles on our path somehow gives us permission to step into our own deservingness. Making money easily and with minimal effort … well, that would just be wrong … right?
This makes receiving financial abundance for living our Divine gifts a bit tricky. Our Divine gifts are what come to us most easily! Serving others through our Divine gifts is most certainly the easiest “work” we could ever do. Our Divine gifts, after all, are perfectly natural to us!
And so we make it harder on ourselves … because we are conditioned to believe that, without hardship, we’re simply not deserving.
We may try to run our business in ways that are not authentic, or take jobs we hate for the sake of “gaining experience.” We may slug our way through an academic degree without enjoying a single minute of the experience. None of this has anything to do with putting our authentic Divine gifts forth into the world … but gosh, it sure makes us feel more deserving when we struggle!
Are you creating struggle just to feel deserving of abundance? Many of us do! Because making money and creating the life we want couldn’t possibly be easy … or could it?
Check in with yourself – is there something you feel you need to do, accomplish, or overcome before you can receive abundance? Or is it possible that you are perfectly deserving in this very moment of everything you want in your life?
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