” It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”?
Well, since I have actually never ever as soon as heard of a needle-threading camel, I’m calling bull on this outdated concept of spirituality and success.
There are still too many excellent folks around the world today (and most likely some of you reading this today!) whose ‘spirituality’ is obstructing of your success.
Despite the fact that we now have some stellar role models for wild success and wealth who are moral, responsible and in service to the higher good (think: Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Mike Dooley, Oprah …), there are so many ‘spiritual’ people who are still just looking to get by, struggling to make ends meet, and having trouble receiving the remarkable abundance that’s all of our birthrights.
If you’re one of the folks who really wishes to be of service, to live a life of service and deep spiritual meaning, however a large part of your energy is being spent juggling just to make ends fulfill, then I must ask you this: how well can you serve, boost, and recover under these conditions?
I know, this is a bit of a rhetorical question since the response is apparent: the more you have problem with fulfilling your basic needs, the less time, energy, motivation and cash you have to connect with Source and to help others.
However the question is a vital one since I truly think it’s time we look plainly at any staying misconceptions, dated beliefs and downright lies abut the connection in between spirituality and success.
Some Misconceptions worth Dumping NOW
Below’s a list of a few of the false beliefs numerous of us carry around about spirituality and success. I state all these need to be given the heave-ho, at last. Have a good look and then check in with yourself to see if any of these are still operating unconsciously in your belief system.
1. Rich people are greedy.
2. The only method to truly do well is to step on other peoples’ backs.
3. Most success tales have a ‘back story’ of unhappiness and sacrifice.
4. To be wealthy ways you have to quit time that needs to be invested with family or in church or doing your spiritual practice.
5. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon.
6. I do not wish to be selfish, so I ‘d much better charge less.
7. In order to be a good person I must give away my extra money.
8. Why should I delight in the good things in life when there are starving children in Africa?
If any of these sneaky, false beliefs are still hiding around in your psyche, I strongly prompt you to bring them to the light and afterwards dispose them like hot potatoes.
Because in order for you to do your very best service in this world, you have actually got to be without the constraints, inconveniences and tension of ‘simply managing’. The more hours you invest doing things like:.
-Jury-rigging your crappy vehicle once again.
-Working overtime for a couple of extra dollars.
-Scrambling to get $ into the bank before it strikes an overdraft.
-Doing all the little tedious parts of your company (instead of doing your knowledge) since you can not afford to work with an assistant. –
-Dealing with substandard devices; furnishings, or in a second-rate residence that continuously requires repairs …
… the less time you have to really do your spiritual practice, serve in this world and aid others. As they state on airplanes: “Please put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others.”.
Here’s to a 2014 in which all of us connect with our higher soul purpose AND do well wildly!