Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pay your bills with Joy

I can hear you now, "what, is she crazy? I hate paying bills! How can anyone pay their bills joyfully?"

Now that you've expressed your skepticism, let me explain. Do you want to be prosperous, attract abundance, have more than enough to pay your bills? Of course you do!

Here is an exercise that works for me. When I sit down to write out checks, it gives me a chance to really tune in and think about how truly prosperous I really am. I feel the abundance in my life, the true, unfailing wealth that is my inheritance.

"How can you feel rich when you're sitting there writing checks that are depleting your bank account," you ask? Good question, let me explain.

First of all, I believe in a rich universe where there is no lack! Second I know I am a child of the all-encompassing, creative Universe, so I'm automatically heir to all this goodness and wealth. But so are you, brother, sister, friend of all good!

Ok now that we understand who we are, let's move to the next step.

You may even be asking why is the economy in the pits right now? It isn't because there isn't enough but more because of greed and mismanagement and FEAR. Fear always blocks our good.

Now you may be asking, "If I'm so rich why am I struggling to pay my bills?" Or, "why am I driving around in a beat up old car," or "why don't I have my dream home?"

Because you haven't been thinking of yourself as an enlightened, rich, dynamic child of God! You've probably been limiting yourself, believing you don't deserve. I'm not being judgmental but maybe you're focusing on what you don't have, what is lacking in your life. I know I've been there many times. I've been scared and started dwelling on lack. What did I create but more lack. Instead we have to start looking around at what we do have and start giving thanks. Being grateful and giving thanks opens our vibrations up to receiving more. So we can give thanks for our blessings no matter how small. Remember how Jesus blessed the small amount of loaves and fishes before they multiplied? This is what He was teaching.

So when I write checks I mentally visualize 100 times that amount coming back to me and I play with ideas about what I'm going to do with all that money. Say I paid a phone bill for $80. I hold the check in my hand and see $8,000 coming back to me, or visualizing an extra $8,000 in my account. I affirm it is here, meeting all my needs, wishes, goals and what I'd do with it. Then I bless everyone the check touches from the mail person to the book keeper who deposits it. This keeps me from feeling like I'm losing $80 because I just paid the bill. Of course I keep track of my bills and accounts and don't run out and spend $8000, that would be stupid. You can do this even if you're paying bills online. Just imagine this money doubled or tripled coming back to you. At first you may not be able to visualize 100 times the amount coming back so start with ten times and work your way up to 100. But above all, enjoy yourself! Have fun with this exercise and tell me how it worked for you.

Happy Prosperity !

1 comment:

Renie Burghardt said...

Jean,

Another interesting exercise! Gotta try it.

I am always grateful and thankful for each and every day, and for the many blessings that come my way. And I pay my bills without too much complaining. lol.

PS. I started writing inspirational type stories when I was 60, and I am now 72. My first story was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul back in 1999. Since then, I have been in several of them, and other inspirational collections. I enjoye writing inspirational non-fiction.

Oh, gotta run for now, but I shall return! Have a great weekend.

Hugs,

Renie