When it comes to money, almost everyone has a story lately. Unfortunately,
many of the stories I’m hearing these days are filled with hard times, bad luck, loss, sadness, anger and resentment. Don’t get me wrong, I know that these
stories are real and that there is pain and hardship associated with them….which I have deep compassion for.
But I’m a Money Coach and I
know all too well the dangers of becoming trapped in your story and the
potentially disabling effect that it can have on your life.
I know that many of you have been deeply impacted by this financial crisis and recession, but I want you to
know that your financial circumstances are not who you are, so please…don’t become identified with them personally.
It is essential that you process your story (i.e. what happened to you) quickly
so that you can move it outside of your being before it has a chance to take permanent
residence. You must find a way to forgive and release
what has happened, whether it was the loss of your home, your job, or
your investments. Let it be done so that you can be free to move forward into the future and to creating
the life you do want.
When we fail to release the past, we simply carry it with us everywhere. Over time, we can begin to identify with our story and the past so closely that we miss the present and the future simply becomes a repeat performance of yesterday. This is called an “unconscious
self-fulfilling prophecy” and it is impossible to win at life when we are trapped
inside this viscious cycle. The next phase of your life is actually waiting for you now. But you are only free to claim it when you willing to release the past.
People ask me all the time to share my story with them and I always
respond the same way. I tell them my story is no longer real or interesting to
me…it’s merely a fictional tale that I entertain myself and others
with occasionally. However, if you ask me to share with you something
about my life today and my vision for the future…now that’s a story I’m excited to share.
What happened to you is real but it isn’t who you are unless you let it
be by not letting it go. Resist the temptation to becoming a Victim in
the Tragedy of your story. Instead, I challenge you to become Victorious
as the Hero or Heroine in your own Divine Drama (or Comedy, if you choose!) You can do it…begin by writing a new chapter today!
For all those in need of a prayer in our Financial Prayer Circle, here’s a special Prayer for Releasing the Past:
I come to you today and ask that you help me to release all negative
and associations that I may be holding in connection with my personal and financial circumstances. Help me to release and
forgive myself and any others who may have contributed to my circumstances.
Help me to release my attachment to my story of what happened so that I
may be free to become what you would have me be. I surrender this work to you God, and know that as I release the past, I am creating the space to
more fully embrace today and step forward into the rich potential of
I have learned from the past what I needed and now I set it free. I
surrender my pain and suffering to you God and claim my future in faith
and trust that better days and my greatest good are unfolding. I am grateful and humbled by my experience and hereby release it
you. I consider it done and so it is. Amen.