Tuesday, June 25, 2013
FINANCIAL EDUCATION GOING AGAINST THE LAW OF ATTRACTION ??
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. I just finished Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University©. I really enjoyed it and I found it to contain an amazing amount of usable information that can help anyone figure out the mess that we call finance, and get on the way to financial freedom. I also found it refreshing that Dave brought into his course his deep spirituality and faith.
There was only one part of the course that I found to contradict with The Law of Attraction. I want to discuss that topic here and I hope to stimulate a discussion and see what you think about the way I understand The Law of Attraction, and how one of arguably the best financial education courses available today disagrees with this universal law in a small way.
I am going to start by saying that I truly believe any financial course that you can take and utilize to better your standards of living is awesome. The purpose of this post is not to discredit or to dissuade you from taking the courses, it is just a reminder that you can use The Law of Attraction to supercharge any type of education you add to your repertoire. The course I mentioned emphasized getting out of debt as soon as possible . It makes perfect sense, since as long as the money you are bringing in has someone else’s name on it you cannot use it to build wealth for yourself. The part that I was surprised about was the part about giving. In the course it was advised that you do not do anything else but concentrate on paying off the debts (with the exception of your mortgage) before saving, contributing to your retirement, or giving. This last part rubbed me the wrong way and as always when our feelings start to take a nose dive, we should recognize the warning bells and the fact that we are not in vibration with what we are facing.
Here is the way I look at it, getting out of debt is great. Concentrating on debt however, is coming from scarcity. Using the techniques to positively concentrate on getting yourself to prosperity is great, but when you eliminate giving, you are in essence saying I DON’T HAVE it. That vibration is very powerful and will attract more instances where you can feel like “you don’t have it”. Appreciation and giving has to be the corner stones of your strategy in order to utilize the Law of Attraction. I am not saying this out of some theological principle. I am saying it because it is Law. Review my blog on giving but in a nutshell when you are coming from a point of view of giving, you are vibrating with prosperity. When you come from the stand point of not giving you are emitting the vibration of scarcity and in my opinion you are hampering your success.
It does not have to be huge at first. You have to feel comfortable with the amount you are giving. You have to totally be in joy when you are giving or you might as well not give at all, because you cannot fool the source. Remember it is the feeling that is the key, not what you say, or pretend. I have mentioned that I used to genuinely think that I had to be wealthy to give. I used to sit in my one bedroom apartment, and visualize all the causes and charities I “WAS” going to contribute to “WHEN” I became wealthy. That is not the way things work. If you are a student of The Law of Attraction I can see you chuckling a little right now. You have to give to receive. You have to get into the mentality of giving and you will have more opportunities to genuinely contribute more and more, so you will have more and more to contribute. Make sure you relish in the joy of giving, regardless of the amount you are giving. Feel the warm fuzzy feelings when you give. Bless it and give it away and then work on your debt elimination and I am willing to wager that somehow, things will accelerate above and beyond what you thought would happen. It is THE LAW.