Money and Me: Your Prosperous Future

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  • VISUALIZATION: Creative visualization is mentally picturing something with passion or emotion and it is a tool to create what we want in our lives. We are combining words with feelings and images. We all create mental images. Think about creating a shopping list for groceries. You have to think ahead about what you want to purchase. You may see the words associated with the items you need, you may see a mental picture, you may just get an impression, but these thoughts come before you make your list. For the skeptics among us, Dr. Andrew Newberg investigates the functioning of the brain, particularly in the role belief plays in structuring our experience. He is Associate Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry at the University of Penn and is also Director and cofounder of the Center for Spirituality and the Neurosciences. He has found that whenever we think about something it has a physical effect on our brain. “The more we keep coming back to a same concept, a same belief and so forth, that is how neural connections get laid down and that becomes what is written into the neural activity of the brain….The brain is capable of changing; it is capable of creating new connections.” “ Our beliefs are deeply tied in with our emotions…. If you use your frontal lobes to focus on something, anything-positive or negative-that becomes our belief system….The frontal lobes connect the emotional parts of the brain.” Newberg contends that we are biologically driven to find meaning and wholeness throughout our lives. EXERCISE: For practice, close your eyes and see your favorite room at home. Imagine sitting in that room. What are you sitting on? What does it feel like? Look like? Smell like? Feel what you are sitting on with your hands. See how you can call up a strong image that even has texture and smell. You can practice visualization by looking at an object with intensity and then closing your eyes and trying to recall as much detail as you can about that object. Pay attention to color, design, shape, light.
  • BELIEVE IT/ACHIEVE IT: Your Expectations Determine Your Results Add story…………………..The Biggest Loser. Wealth has been made by acting upon creative ideas. Use visualization to direct our energy toward what we want. Train ourselves to visualize our prosperity and to move towards that vision. Physics and astronomy teach that energy is infinite. According to science, energy and matter are interchangeable. What does that tell you about our thoughts (they are energy waiting to be made “real”.) We are energy and matter, a part of the universe. Our subconscious mind is our connection to the universe. Your job is to open your channel, your connection to universal energy, knowing you already deserve a full abundant life. You have what you need to create your own prosperity. As soon as you give yourself permission to prosper, step through your fears of failure and success, see that you deserve all that you desire, and move toward what you want, rather than toward what you don’t want, you are deciding to win successfully.  
  • We are autonomous and separate while, also, we are part of the entirety. This may be the most important of all the laws of prosperity and abundance. Therefore we need to help everyone get what they want as well as what we want. Anything we want has to be good for all; it cannot take away from another. There is more than enough in the Universe for all of us to prosper. For prosperity, there can be no blame and no shame. Do not blame yourself or others for where you are or where you aren’t. Make the decision to move toward what you want with confidence and pride. You deserve what you desire! And so does everyone else! You will get signals about whether you are on the right path from your mind as well as from your heart and from your gut. All three are centers that provide knowledge about the path we are on. Your thoughts, your feelings and your physical symptoms are providing valuable information. Listen to each one.
  • Create Your Affirmation State it as if it is true NOW. Make it powerful enough that you can FEEL it. Repeat it everyday in a proud and confident voice. Say it at least 10 times each day.    As money and other forms of abundance begin to show themselves in your life, keep track of them.   Most importantly, be grateful for everything you already have in your life and, before you go to sleep at night, review each of them. They can be the big things like your friends and family or you might want to appreciate a paragraph in a book that had real meaning to you or a TV show that made you laugh. Thank the universe every day for all the good in your life.    
  • As you go about your life, act AS IF: When we affirm, we are acting “AS IF”. We are declaring what our lives will be like when…………. Thoughts create reality. If you think it, it is real already. If only in your head. The next step is to make it a physical reality. ACT RICH: Act as if you are rich already (don’t go out and spend money you don’t have for a luxury vacation or a new home, etc.) But act as if what you want is coming. Think about how you would feel if you had all the money you want. Feel that way anyway…………………. What does it feel like to be rich? Confident, proud, self-assured, excited, satisfied………
  • Money and Me: Your Prosperous Future

    1. 2. Presented by <ul><li>Marcia Bloomberg of The Bloomberg Group, Certified Empowerment Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Abundance and Prosperity Life Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Western Mass Coaching Alliance Member </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>413-325-3196 </li></ul>
    2. 3. What is prosperity? <ul><li>Originally “wealth” meant “well-being”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Affluence” meant “abundant flow”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Prosperity” in Latin originally meant “to go forward hopefully”. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Inspiration <ul><li>“ In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of &quot;The Power of Positive Thinking&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader </li></ul>
    4. 5. What Others Say About Money <ul><li>Gloria Steinem: We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Coco Chanel: There are people who have money and people who are rich. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Woody Allen: Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 6. Your Thoughts about Money
    6. 7. Your Money Blueprint <ul><li>We get our money blueprint established when we are young by </li></ul><ul><li>Our parents, </li></ul><ul><li>Our culture, </li></ul><ul><li>Our neighborhood, </li></ul><ul><li>Our schools, </li></ul><ul><li>Our religious institutions. </li></ul>
    7. 8. What is Money Really? <ul><li>Money is a means of exchange. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a form of concrete energy that can represent whatever we imbue it with. </li></ul><ul><li>It can help us to be, do and have what we want in our lives and in our world. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Universal Principles <ul><li>These principles relate to: </li></ul><ul><li>how we see money </li></ul><ul><li>how we use money </li></ul><ul><li>how we earn money </li></ul><ul><li>how we spend money </li></ul><ul><li>but they are much bigger than money. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Prosperity Principle <ul><li>There is enough money for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>  Prosperity begins in the MIND! </li></ul><ul><li>Thought is energy and energy has the power to manifest. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Principal of Awareness <ul><li>We must know where we are going in order to get there. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to know what is important to us; what we </li></ul><ul><li>want to be , do and have in our lives. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Principle of Wanting <ul><li>Give yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>permission to want what you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Align your wants with your values. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>We always make choices, whether we know it or not. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Principle of Choosing
    13. 14. Principle of Perception is Reality <ul><li>We each see the world from our own perspective and then we assume that is how everyone else sees the world as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Once we have made an assumption about that “reality”, we proceed to act in ways that were often embedded in our earlier lives. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    14. 15. Principle of Releasing <ul><li>There is nothing that you desire that you cannot achieve, and there is nothing that you do not want that you cannot release from your experience . Abraham-Hicks. </li></ul>
    15. 16. Forgiveness is the Key <ul><li>There are no mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>We do the best we can at each moment. </li></ul><ul><li>We are wiser today than we were in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive yourself first. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Principle of Allowing <ul><li>We must ALLOW prosperity and abundance into our life. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Principle of Responsibility <ul><li>Take responsibility for the decisions we make. </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to ourselves in order to realize our dreams. </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible to make our lives what we want them to be and to make our world what we want it to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Response-Ability </li></ul>
    18. 19. Principle of Compensation <ul><li>When we make a choice we walk away from a myriad of other responses or choices. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Principle of Risk Taking <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Fear is anticipation of pain or failure in some form. </li></ul><ul><li>Hesitation is focusing on what you don’t want (pain) rather than on what you do want. </li></ul>
    20. 21. Principle of Giving and Receiving <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>It is necessary to give and to receive in order to be open to the flow of money into our lives. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Questions about Giving and Receiving <ul><li>What do you like to give? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like to receive? </li></ul><ul><li>What is hard to give? </li></ul><ul><li>What is hard to receive? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best gift you have ever given? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most wonderful gift you ever received? </li></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>What we think about, talk about, work toward, is what we get. </li></ul><ul><li>It is attracted by our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Law of Attraction
    23. 24. Principle of Gratitude <ul><li>Recognizing what you have in your life at this moment helps to open you up to the good that is coming. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am grateful for all the money I have now. It has allowed me to………………” </li></ul>
    24. 25. T-F-A-R <ul><li>T houghts lead to f eelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings lead to a ctions. </li></ul><ul><li>Actions lead to r esults. </li></ul>
    25. 26. Your Expectations Determine Your Results <ul><li>Believe it! </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve it! </li></ul>
    26. 27. Visualization as a Tool <ul><li>“ Our beliefs are deeply tied in with our emotions…. If you use your frontal lobes to focus on something, anything-positive or negative-that becomes our belief system….” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of the Center for Spirituality and the Neurosciences, University of Pennsylvania </li></ul>
    27. 28. Believe it! Achieve it! <ul><li>We become what we imagine, positive or negative. </li></ul>
    28. 29. Each is Part of the Whole <ul><li>The Universe wants each of us to succeed, to be happy and have a life filled with what we desire. ALL OF US. </li></ul><ul><li>We are each part of the whole. Energy and matter are interchangeable. </li></ul><ul><li>It is necessary to balance our desires with the desires of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of us DOES make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>in the world, to the world. </li></ul>
    29. 30. The Tool of Affirmation <ul><li>An affirmation is a positive thought held with conviction to produce a desired result. </li></ul>
    30. 31. Create Your Affirmation <ul><li>State it as if it is true NOW. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it powerful enough that you can FEEL it. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat it everyday in a proud and confident voice. </li></ul>
    31. 32. Act as if <ul><li>When we affirm, we are acting “AS IF”. </li></ul><ul><li>We are declaring what our lives </li></ul><ul><li>will be like when…………. </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts create reality. </li></ul>
    32. 33. Steps to an Abundant Future <ul><li>Declare three times daily: I deserve to have everything I want. I am a money magnet. </li></ul><ul><li>  I choose abundance. </li></ul>
    33. 34. Spend Money with Intention <ul><li>Ask yourself questions as you prepare to spend money: </li></ul><ul><li>What do I really want? </li></ul><ul><li>What will this financial expense do for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this something I need to buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there another way besides spending money? </li></ul><ul><li>How much will this cost me in life energy? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I willing to pay that price? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I have to do to earn this money? </li></ul>
    34. 35. The Magic Paradox <ul><li>We need to be specific about what we want. HOWEVER, we also need to be open to our desires manifesting in a way we don’t expect. </li></ul><ul><li>“ This or something better according to the Universe’s plan.” </li></ul>
    35. 36. YOU have a prosperous future. Choose to see the abundance you already have in your life and then work toward being, doing and having everything you dream of.
    36. 37. <ul><li>Books on Prosperity and Abundance </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended by Marcia Bloomberg, </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Empowerment Coach </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks (Hay House, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist (Norton, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Success Principles by Jack Canfield (Collins, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Make Money, Not Excuses by Jean Chatzky (Random House, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker (Collins, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity by Eric Butterworth (Unity Books, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder (Prentice-Hall, 1962) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    37. 38. <ul><li>The Passion Test: The Effortless Path To Discovering Your Destiny by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood (Hudson Street Press, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way by Rick Carson (HarperCollins, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Meditations To Heal Your Life by Louise Hay (Hay House, 1994) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Prospering Woman: A Complete Guide to Achieving The Full, Abundant Life by Ruth Ross, Ph.D (New World Library,. 1982) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks (Hay House, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation: Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility in Your Life by Dr. Brian Weiss (Hay House, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  The Unmistakable Touch of Grace: How to Recognize and Respond to the Spiritual Signposts in Your Life by Cheryl Richardson (Free Press, 2005 </li></ul>
    38. 39. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Simon and Schuster, 1989) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach (Broadway, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Dr. Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Creating True Prosperity by Shakti Gawain (New World Library, 1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Take Time for Your Life: A 7 Step Program for Creating the Life You Want by Cheryl Richardson (Broadway Books, 1999) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle (Penguin 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (Ralston Society, 1937) </li></ul><ul><li>The Bloomberg Group, 413-325-3196, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.thebloomberggroupcoaching.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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