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Lesson 6d: Shine Your Light

Objective: Learn how to give and receive at 100%

When you remove conditions and barriers in your life, you start to let your light shine.  Light (energy) is a beacon for prosperity and abundance.  If you look back on the lessons discussed in this educational series, financial prosperity is not about taking special financial classes to gain extra skills.  Rather, it is about:

  • Unlearning past beliefs which influence your current decisions
  • Differentiating between self-worth and net worth
  • Understanding how fear influences your money habits
  •  Forgiving past events
  •  Removing the barriers to prosperity in your life

These steps are meant to unveil your true-self.  You were born to let your light shine.  It is what you learn during your life that makes you shut down and cover up your light.  You learn that you may not be good enough.  Or, that you need to make a lot of money to be successful.  And, it is the belief that you may not be good enough that starts the process of dimming your light.

Letting your light shine is about showing and giving the world 100% of who you are.  You may think that your employer is not treating you with the respect, or giving you the money, that you deserve, so you do not work as hard or as well as you can, and so starts the downward slide of covering up your light.  Part of prosperity is giving all that you have no matter what the conditions are.  If you do not like what is going on, still give your 110%.  This does not mean that you can not look elsewhere for a job.  It only means that you do not give less than who you truly are.  The right job will find you if your light is brightly shining. 

The rule of prosperity is you do not get 100% in life if you do not give 100%.  So do not expect to live an abundant and prosperous life if you do not give 100% of yourself.  If you withhold from life, life will withhold from you.  Can you think of ways that you have withheld your energy (light) in your life?

  • How much time do you spend on non-work related activities while at work (or work related activities at home)? 

    On average we spend over 2 hours of non-work related activities at work.

  • How many times do you feel that you are not good enough?
  • When was the last time that you went above and beyond expectations (on the job or at home)?
  • When was the last time that you said, "That's not my job," to either your spouse, family, or boss?
  • When was the last time you gave without any expectation of return?

How you will know that your light is shining?

  • Being proactive

    Is life happening to you or are you in charge of your life?  If you are blaming others, then you are letting life happen.  If you are learning new skills or taking classes, you are taking charge of your life.  Taking charge of life does not mean that you are on the go all the time.  It means that you are not being held back from learning and growing, whether it is for work or for yourself.

  • Giving to others

    Are you holding back your giving until you know that you will receive something in return?  Letting your light shine has no conditions.  It means that you give what you have without any expectations.  This does not mean that you allow others to take advantage of you, or that you give money that you do not have.  Simply, when you give, you expect nothing in return. 

    I have seen parents give money (and toys) to their children in an attempt to be the best parents that they can be, even while they are struggling financially.  Yet, this is not giving because you can not give what you do not have.  Giving means giving of yourself.  If you give what you do not have (time, money, or energy), you create debt and you drain your resources.  Taking care of your own retirement is just as important as giving to your children.  In the end, your children may benefit more from your time and attention rather than money that you do not have.

  • Shoulders back, chest out, and head held high

    Your physical presence is a sign of your emotional condition.  Those that are proud of themselves show it by standing tall.  They radiate an energy of  "I Am."  Notice your physical condition.  Are you slumped over your computer or laying on a sofa just drained of energy?  If so, notice how you feel by just pulling your shoulders back.  Don't you feel more powerful? 

  • Self-worth

    How is your self-worth?  Are you able to go to someone else and self-promote your worth?  Letting your energy shine is about knowing how many watts of power you have in yourself.  Are you a 20-watt light bulb or 200-watt light bulb? 

  • Passion

    What energy is driving you day to day?  If you live just to get by, then your motor is running low on energy.  If you live for a higher purpose, then this magnifies your light (puts it into overdrive). So what are you passionate about?

Exercise:  Take a few minutes and think about the following questions:

  • What has been keeping you from living at 110%?
  • What can you do to shine more of your light (give more of your energy)?  Come up with 1 or 2 ideas that you tape to your bathroom mirror to remind yourself each day. 
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