Unexpected income - when we open ourselves to new money, that new money will come
Several months ago, my coach and I were talking about the power of our thoughts and intentions, and she shared a Prayer for Financial Blessings -- Unexpected Income with me. She said that, when we open ourselves to new money, that new money will come.
So I tried it. I read the prayer, out loud, and envisioned checks arriving in my mailbox. And nothing happened.
A few weeks ago I found the prayer again. I read it out loud again, several times a day. But this time I didn't conjure any particular image of how that money would arrive. I simply opened to the IDEA of unexpected income.
The next day (yes, really!) I got a call from a client, asking if I could come to her house that day, just an hour from the time that she called.
My first reaction was, Hey, I'm busy. My business clients need to book my time in advance.
And then I stepped back from my reaction and realized that this was, in fact, an opportunity to receive some unexpected income.
But I had to first be willing to be unexpected with my response.
In that moment I realized that, if we want new and unexpected income/adventures/ fill-in-your-own blank to come to us, we must be willing to be new and unexpected with our own selves.
Yes, I called the client and yes, we had a wonderful session and yes, I made new money that day that I hadn't expected.
But more important, I shifted my response. I opened to a new way of thinking. I surprised myself with my own unexpected behavior.
So, how can we as women business owners open to the unexpected income and opportunities? How can you shift your expectations? How can you say YES to a new way of being?
I'd love to hear your comments.
Here's that Prayer for Financial Blessings -- Unexpected Income and Unexpected opportunities, if you want to try it. It's a modification of a religious science prayer.
It is meant to be said three times a day or more. It is intended to be said with the inclusion of a group so that, as you say it, you'll be invoking good for the others in the group.
Feel free to change any language that isn't comfortable for you. But most important, you need to be ready to accept what comes, however it shows up, and that may mean that some other unexpected opportunities will present themselves as well.
Prayer for Financial Blessings -- Unexpected Income
I know that God is the source of all supply, and money is God in action.
I know my good is now freely flowing to me so bountifully I cannot use it all, and that I have an abundance to spare and to share, today, and always.
I expect "Unexpected Income --Unexpected opportunities!"
I know God is now giving this to me and I accept this as Truth and I'm grateful.
All channels of financial supply are now open to me and I am richly, bountifully and beautifully prospered in every good way.
I know that true Prosperity includes true health, true wealth and true happiness.
This word, which I speak in faith, believing, now activates the law of increased universal good for me and I expect to see rich results now!
I visualize the financial good I expect. I see it coming to me richly and abundantly. I claim and accept it for myself now.
I am grateful in advance! I bless all the good I now have, and bless the increase.
I bless each person in this program. I know we are now all prospering together in every good way, and share the good we receive.
I now freely open my heart and give generously. My giving makes me abundant.
The Universe gives to me rich, lavish financial blessings now!
Ruth Davis is a Creative Living Coach and the founder of Spark the Heart. In addition to one-on-one coaching, she leads workshops and retreats that combine practical coaching techniques with creativity and play to spark her clients' deepest passions and dreams.
Ruth's greatest passion is engaging with and encouraging others to explore who they really are and how they want to create and live a more passionate, more purposeful life. Click here to read her story.
In the midst of all this creativity, Ruth is also the owner of Mac to School, providing customized Macintosh computer trainer for home users and small business owners. For the past 23 years, her patient and enthusiastic approach to teaching has given her students the confidence and excitement to embrace the often overwhelming world of technology. Check out the free video tutorials on her website at http://www.mac2school.com