Hello again Dear Friends,
I want to first begin this month with the very physical element of creating some lasting material wealth. I know in these monthly letters I regularly make reference to that part of our makeup which is non-physical, vibrational, and spiritual, but there is also the physical element of course.
I find that many in the quote New Age movement (of which I include myself) can get so caught up with the non-physical aspects of our being that the day to day physical elements may be put on the back burner, and this is can be a bad mistake. The fact is, as we all know, in order to enjoy life it helps greatly to have the money to pay for housing, auto, food, travel, and sometimes just plain fun.
As a businessman I keep up with the daily business news and I find one current trend with which I strongly disagree. What I have noticed is numerous financial gurus questioning the value of homeownership.
Yes, I remain somewhat involved in the mortgage industry and any biases I may have should be noted, but frankly I see home ownership as one of the only sure shot methods to create personal wealth, and the government gives us incentives (interest deductions) to do it.
Just about anyone I know who reaches a point in their life when their house and credit cards are paid off gives a great big sigh of relief for the financial pressure of survival is off. Any person purchasing a house today with a 15 year mortgage puts themselves in a position to own outright in just 15 years a asset worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and financial peace of mind for the future. If there is a choice to pay rent or pay the same amount in a house payment, to create a sizable asset, why wouldnt you do it?
In my opinion the ONLY sure fire EASY way to create some wealth and financial peace of mind is to buy a home on a 15 year mortgage and get it paid off!
Now, lets get back to creating with our nonphysical energetic powers. In order to create our future experience we must be firmly in the NOW. This may seem like an obvious statement, but so many individuals I work with are consumed with either the past or overly focused on the future.
By far the biggest cause I see of being stuck in the past is a lack of forgiveness. Whenever we are in place of not forgiving we in essence place ourselves in the past and the energetic creation process is stalled. I know it is not always easy, and Im not asking you to forget, but forgiveness, and placing your energy in the now is a key to unlocking your future manifestations.
On the other end of the spectrum are the individuals who are unable to see and feel the present because they are so concerned and focused with the future. Learning to smell the roses and appreciate the small things is the perfect way to counteract the constant future thinking.
Remember, and I know I mention this almost every month, but we create our life experience with our thoughts, emotions, words, beliefs and actions. Unless we are in the Now, the present, this process will not work. This is another reason why a regular meditation practice is so valuable in learning to control our thoughts and emotions.
Have a wonderful summer!
As always, with love and appreciation.