My Spiritual Make Money Scheme
February 10, 2009 by Akemi Gaines
In What The Heaven Is Value?, I pointed out lack is an illusion. If you want to make money, it’s critical you see this clearly. So in this post, I am expanding on this concept, and I’ll use my own business as an example. (It made $6K in January – not a super glamorous figure, but not too shabby for a nine month old one-person business, I guess) (Photo by shoebappa)
For those of you in a hurry (because people seem to be in a hurry when they talk about making money), here is the essence of the post:
The shortcut to abundance is to develop your spirituality so that you see abundance instead of lack.
If you get this, you are done. If you didn’t quite get it, read on.
Lack is an illusion
In reality, things are just the way they are. For example, it rains a lot in Oregon. That is how Oregon weather is – it is not about lack of sunny days. But in our thinking, we can make it about lack of sunny days if we so choose. And make ourselves miserable doing so. Or we can see abundance of rain water and make money. Like these people who make soaps with rain water, which is naturally soft water.
In that lengthy post about value and lightworkers / darkworkers, I described how the same world could be experienced either as the world of abundance and harmony or the world of lack and pain. There was no real change between the two – in the latter, people just adopted the bad rumor of lack.
If things are just the way they are, you may argue, it is neither lack nor abundance, it’s neutral, isn’t it? Good point. However, things “are”, not “are not”. Abundance exists, but lack does not – it’s the absence of abundance. Just as darkness is the absence of light. Thinking lack exists is an illusion.
“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” — Swami Vivekananda
Likewise, we are putting our hands before our eyes and cry we don’t see abundance.
Lack of income?
In the comment section of that post, I conversed with Hunter Nuttall, who I so respect and adore:
Akemi: Really? You still see lack? Give me an example and I’ll incorporate it in my future post. (Be it YOUR lack, not like starving children in Africa. Because that is a different issue. You don’t really know about those kids.)
Hunter: Well yeah, I see lack. For one thing, I have no income. Isn’t that a pretty big lack?
I guess this may be the case for some other readers, too. And yet more readers are afraid of the lack of income. So let me make a point here to help you.
First, let me ask you if all your material needs are met with or without income.
After I quit my corporate job in October 2007 and until I started to make money in June 2008, I had no income source. But I always had roof over my head and foods on the table. I had a chance to talk with Hunter about this, and the conversation went something like this (quoted with his permission):
Akemi: So are you experiencing any material lack?
Hunter: Well, no. Not now. . . But I’m afraid I will.
Akemi: How long is your money going to last?
Hunter: Umm . . . I don’t know.
Akemi: You don’t know?
Hunter: . . . No.
Akemi: Okay, then you have enough money. If you are really short of money, you know exactly how long it will last.
Note about homelessness
People say they are afraid of becoming homeless. Fear of homelessness keeps people stuck in their jobs they so loathe. It’s such an effective control system that I wouldn’t be surprised if some exploitative managements were paying those people in the back.
However, I’m pretty sure people who are in alignment with the energy flow of Divine Abundance would not go homeless. Homeless people are either:
- Extremely out of alignment and stuck. Like believing it is possible to become homeless and continuously acting with that fear.
- Working on some spiritual lessons that can be best learned in homelessness. For example, the soul may be choosing to experience abundance in an extreme rugs to riches scenario.
And here are three examples of people who rose from homelessness to abundance.
- Alex Smith, owner of Alara Wholefoods in UK, started his business with 2GBP, about $3, that he found in the gutter.
- Chris Gardner, owner of stockbrokerage firm Gardner Rich and who wrote his story in The Pursuit of Happyness that was later turned to a movie, was homeless with a toddler while he was interning.
- Neale Donald Walsch, well-known writer of Conversation with God series, was homeless for almost a year after his car accident. Yeah, not just a homeless but a homeless with a neck collar.
I’m just listing these people to show the incredible possibilities. But again, I don’t think we particularly need to become homeless to enjoy abundance.
Limiting thoughts about “income”
Next thing I want to ask to those of you who see lack of income is your idea of “income”. Is that limited to certain ways, like paychecks or established business income?
Money is just energy and it can come in various ways – if you let it. But paycheck mentality runs deep in many of us. Even those who become self-employed carry over this mentality.
Are you comfortable receiving money in unexpected ways or do you want “income source” that seems solid, like employment? Does it bother you if someone just sent you money, like as donation? Does it bother if you just picked up a $100 bill?
I’m not saying you should rely on these haphazard incomes. I’m saying you might want to open up to all kinds of possibilities of income, all kinds of income sources. So you always have income possibilities – as long as you don’t refuse it by believing you have lack of income.
Seeing abundance everywhere you go
To make money, you first need to see abundance. You can’t create abundance out of lack – I mean your stubborn belief of lack. It looks like this:
Dark grim outlook of lack: “There are no good business ideas, people don’t have money and they are not buying anything, and I don’t have any money or connection or expertise to do anything, maybe I’m not interested anyway . . .”
Gee, I just felt really awful. Let’s get back to abundance consciousness, quick!
. . . okay, I think my vision is restored. I see abundance now. I see lots of people, with lots of dreams and desires, and therefore tons of opportunities to serve these people. Energy is flowing, and all I need to do is to get in this flow.
Do you see it, too? Look around and say out loud what you see abundantly, whether they are visible stuffs or invisible needs / wants / etc.
When you notice “lack”, take a moment and think if you can change your viewpoint to see abundance. For instance, you see lots of people losing their jobs? Means there are lots of people who will benefit with support services in their job search or businesses development. Think you live in a small town where there isn’t enough market for your business? Can you go online? The population is exploding globally, you know.
Share abundance to get more abundance
One excellent way I know to tap into increasing abundance is to share the abundance. Come up with a win-win game plan that make everyone better off – that will attract more people and money.
I just started promoting my new eBook by affiliate program. Affiliate programs are easy way to share abundance. My affiliates make money by promoting great products that improve customers’ lives, I make money, too, and customers are happy to easily find such great products.
Do you know other win-win game plans? I’d be interested – let me know in the comment ; )
How I started my business
I had a pretty good job as executive admin before. My motivation to go into business myself was more about the sense of service and increasing love and freedom for all, including myself. In other words, releasing the light energy trapped in darkness.
I knew there were many many people who would benefit from my Akashic Record Reading service because I was one of them myself. I had struggled many years trying to make sense of my life, always felt as if there were invisible walls around me. So I saw abundance of potential customers – all I do is to reach out. And by doing this, my lifelong experiences, many of which were troubling at the time, become my assets – another abundance.
I also write for this blog. This is a free access blog and I hardly make money with it right now, but I enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts, so I do it. I have abundant resources within me. And I sense there may be yet another abundance that I may be able to tap in by doing this. I’ll see.
Okay, enough about me. Here is another person working to release light from darkness, or “eliminate the chain and changing the fucking world”, in her own way. While making good money herself (reportedly $200K last year) And yes . . . a lightworker can use bad words – be quite good at it, for that matter ^_^
Do you see abundance now? And with that empowered vision, what are you going to do? If you are not doing what you aspire to do, what is stopping you?