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Financial gardening

Sunday, November 30, 2008

money garden

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


If my financial situation was a garden,
I would need to ___________ it.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I buy

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Humorous Pictures

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

When I buy things that I don't really need,
it's usually because _____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Money because

Friday, November 28, 2008

cat

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I ___________ money because I
________ and I __________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Something Fun!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

So, today, I have something fun - I have been posting a lot of optical illusions, recently, and I found a good one that illustrates this project perfectly.
Here it is!

Magic Tray

Can you find a way to completely remove one of the glasses from the tray?

You'll find the answer here.

My money

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

38869110_e06a947692

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My money is not ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I am at work

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ESCHER RELATIVITY

When I am at work, I feel ____________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My day begins with

Monday, November 24, 2008

potential


How do you set the tone for your day? What thought is foremost in your mind when you first wake up? What would your day be like if you were to actively work to create a new thought, if you were to change your thinking? Would it change your life?

Think about this morning, when your alarm went off, or (if you don't use an alarm) when you first opened your eyes, what was that first thought?

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about your life that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you decide on an alternative, post it in big letters where you will see it when you first wake up. Once that thought is firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I am

Sunday, November 23, 2008

butterfly apples

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I am ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

I am statements are very powerful. It's important to be aware of the power of the "I Am" and be cautious when you use it. When we "feel" a certain way, when our bodies are trying to tell us something, we have a tendency to frame it as an "I am" statement. For example, we might say: "I am tired;" "I am hungry;" "I am sick and tired of all this shit." etc. etc. When, in fact the truth might actually be: "My muscles need a rest;" "My body wants fuel;" and "I deserve better!"

As you begin to be more deliberate in the use of "I am" and as you listen more closely to what it is that you are really thinking, your life will change, your relationship with yourself and your circumstances will improve. Give it a try and see what happens!

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

There is enough

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Three Worlds

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


There is ___________ enough ________ for me.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My money is my

Friday, November 21, 2008

money illusion
Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My money is my ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I always think

Thursday, November 20, 2008

i am waiting for the cheezburger man. do you have anyƂ money?

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I always think I need more ________ ,
but what I really want is more _________.

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I owe money because

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

bankerlolcatfunny-pictures-banker-cat

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I owe money because ___________.


Did you find out anything new about yourself when you finished that sentence? If you did ... that's great! Now, take some time to make up a new sentence - feel free to totally change it. Can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that you have a whole new relationship with your money and maybe your creditors too.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My job

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ESCHER HOUSE OF STAIRS

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I ___________ my job
because ______________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative (most positive) statement firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My biggest problem is

Monday, November 17, 2008

ESCHER SYMETRY


This one is tricky - it just might show you one or two of the many ways in which you avoid taking care of problems as they occur. Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My biggest problem is ___________. I could solve it with _______________, but right now, I'm going to ______________ and ________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I am here to

Sunday, November 16, 2008

delprete_chess

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I am here to ___________.

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative (most positive) statement firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I have

Saturday, November 15, 2008

money

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I have ___________
because I _____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I look at my life

Friday, November 14, 2008

ESCHER-sphere

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


When I look at my life,
I see ___________ and ______________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness that it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My checkbook is

Thursday, November 13, 2008

escher_reptile

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


My checkbook is __________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that you have a whole new relationship with your money and your bills.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Opportunities are

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ships

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


Opportunities are __________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice new opportunities coming your way.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When my bills come

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's day three of our 30 day project to change our thinking so that we can create positive change in our lives.

past and future



Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

When my bills come ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that your attitude and your perceptions about your bills will also begin to change.

We all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I work because

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to day 2 of our 30 day project to change our thinking so that we can create positive change in our lives.

mc escher mobius strip11



Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I work because _________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that your attitude and your perceptions about your work will also begin to change.

We all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Change your thinking - Change your life

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hello!

Today we begin a 30 day project to change our thinking. The idea being, that if you can change your thinking, you will change your life. The idea or concept that you attract what you think about is not something new. Napolean Hill wrote the classic "Think and Grow Rich" back in the early 1900's, and it wasn't new then.

We've done a few projects here - The Million Dollar Experiment, the 30 day Mastermind, and Creative Visualization - we have used visualizations and affirmations quite often in many of our projects. But we haven't taken a look at the tapes that run continually in the back of our minds, those subconscious belief systems that act as silent sabateurs.

It is my belief that we are surrounded by a field of all possibilities, everything is possible. What we see and what we experience, how we perceive the world is the result of our internal filters. I'm sure you've all heard the little story about the glass of water - how one person sees it has half empty, and another person sees it as half full... and to someone dying of thirst in the desert - it can be seen as an astonishing miracle that gives life... alternatively, you can drown in a teaspoon of water... that half empty glass could water a plant... wash off a cut... or ruin a book...

If I have it in my mind that water is an elixir of life - that it has magical properties - I would be right. If I have it in my mind that water is common and ordinary and nothing to write home about - I would still be right. There was a time when people believed that bathing would make you ill. People bathed when they were born, got married, and once again when they died. If I had that belief system now - well - I might wonder why I didn't have any friends! Alternatively, there are people who get stuck in a loop of constant hand washing and bathing... they can't get clean enough...

So what's my point? My point is, that the water itself has not changed - it's the perception of the water that creates the differing experiences with it. The same holds true for our perceptions of money, employment, abundance, prosperity, receiving, and giving. Just like in the image below, our experience changes with our perspective.

wndows-optical-illusions



What I'd like to do for the next 30 days is to explore our hidden ideas about money and and how we get it - so that we can discover and recreate our experience.

I've organized the project so that it's really really simple to do. Every day I'll be posting an incomplete sentence. What I want you to do is to finish that sentence with the very first word (or words) that pop into your mind. No editing!

Now, take look at how you finished the sentence. Is it really true? Do you want it to be true? Take some time to rewrite the sentence. It's important that the sentence be rewritten in such a way that it really resonates, it needs to be something that you really do believe, it has to be true for you.

Once you've created an alternative sentence, begin to incorporate it into your life. Whenever that particular subject comes up, gently substitute your new idea.

Here's an example:

Money is _____________.


What was the first thing that popped into your mind when you looked at that sentence? The first thing that popped into my mind the first time I did this was "Money is hard to get." Whoa! No wonder I have such a hard time getting money!!

So, I thought about it for a while and what I came up with was this: "Money is fun to get!" Yes, that's absolutely true. It's fun to get money! Now, whenever the word "money" comes up in conversation, or in my mind, I make it a point to remember that "Money is fun to get!"

When I popped this question to a friend of mine, his answer was: "Money is power!" Is that really true? I wonder... Does that mean that if you don't have money you are powerless? If money is power, and your employer gives you money, does that mean that your employer empowers you? does that mean that when you pay your electric bill you are releasing your power? Lots to think about there!

I also threw this question out at work, and my employer said: "Money is easy." Hey! I like that one.

So, here we go with our first question:

My money is __________ !


Hi guys!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm busily organizing for our next project, and expect to get us started on Sunday - we'll be working on changing our thinking so we can change our lives. In the mean time... this is what I'm looking like now that I've cleaned up after a long day bathing dogs at the grooming shop!


puppy-towel-roll

Angelic Assistance Project Overview

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow."
~Talmud

Here is an overview of our Enlisting Angelic Assistance project. This post provides links to pertinent aspects of this project, so that you won't have to sift through the archives.

If you would like to try this project for yourself, you could start on Day One - Angels In The Morning and then continue on through the last day - An Angel Sets You Free. Or, you could browse through the posts and work the project in no particular order.

This is an active blog, and if you post, we will notice and reply.. and give you the benefit of our own experience and our support if it seems pertinent or appropriate. Feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, results, joys and disappointments as you go. Even though we love you, comment spam is deleted when discovered, and anonymous posting is discouraged. You will find complete listing of the day by day links at the bottom of this post.

Individual comments and feedback on our results can be read here: Wrapping Things Up. We do have a recommended reading list if you are interested in expanding your understanding. I don't know how up to date it is, but there are a lot of really good books listed. Feel free to add titles and authors that you would recommend. There is also a collection of Angel Images, and Angel Quotes.

As promised, here is the complete listing of all the posts for our Creating Work You Love project:

Yikes!

Monday, November 03, 2008

creativity-hands-08


Hi guys, I logged on tonight to respond to recent comments and get our results posted for the Angelic Assistance project, and found myself unable to leave a single comment. I don't know if it's a glitch with blogger - or if the template I'm using has an internal error - or if it's my computer.

So... now it's late and I have to be up at 5am so I can go vote before I head off to work... and I'm still fiddling around trying to fix the "leave a comment" thingy! I'm really sorry, but it looks like I won't get our results posted until tomorrow evening, which delays the start of our new project for a few more days.

I'm glad that the new project idea sounds good. I'm thinking of calling it: "Change Your Thinking - Change Your Life." How does that sound? Also, I'm going to be updating our site and giving the project a whole new look... so if you stop by one day and it looks totally different, that would be me.. playing..

On a side note: I'm really loving my new job! It has been a bit of an adjustment to go from 27 hours a week to 40+ hours. Not only that, I'm on my feet working my butt off because I want to do a good job instead of sitting on my ass trying to come up with new ways to not have to do anything. Loving my job has given me a huge infusion of positive energy and enthusiasm for life! Longer hours, harder work, lower wages, happier me... who knew?

And I'm sharing this because I do not have as much time to work on the project. I'm sure things will settle down as I get used to my new schedule, and that I'll eventually get caught up on all of my blogs. In the mean time, if you don't hear from me for a day or two... it's because I came home from work, sat down, and then didn't move until the next morning.

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