“Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love.” Gary Zukav
The intention that you put behind the work or things that you do is important. It can determine how much overall wealth you ultimately enjoy. Hence, in order to redirect your intention appropriately, ask yourself if your focus is centred on: “what can I get out of this transaction or process” or on “how can I best serve others that enhances life itself?”
“What can I get out of this?”
With a thought like this, the focus is the end result. You are being goal-oriented.
Don’t be mistaken. There is nothing wrong with being goal-oriented. You are putting energy behind your dream to succeed.
Problem arises only when there is an excessive focus on the end result. You could feel drawn to doing a certain task only if you know that there is going to be a huge payoff such as money. However, even while performing the task, you are not happy. In the process, you are compelled to go into detailed calculations, careful logical analysis and weighted assessments. You would like to determine if it is worth your while.
In a state of imbalance, your giving becomes conditional. Eventually, you are not able to offer your product or service optimally, which affects your true ability to attract wealth.
On the extreme, there are some who are even willing to compromise on important values for the purpose of making money. I recall a time when I asked a network marketer about the quality of the program he was selling. He was trying to recruit me to be his down line. His answer to me was, “who cares? So long as I get to make lots of money.”
While I appreciated his honesty with me since we had just gotten to know each other, I was shocked at his response. Well, based on his answer, I chose not to join him in his venture. I would like to believe that his way is not the only one to creating wealth. I prefer to choose one that is aligned with purpose, integrity and authenticity.
“How can I best serve others in a way that enhances life itself?”
If you place your intention on providing value-added service or product, you will find work a lot more fulfilling. You place the needs of your customers as important. You are focused on making a difference. You have the highest intention for the people that you serve.
Note that it does not mean that you do not charge for your services and give your time away for free. You do need to make a living. However, there is an energy exchange relationship that needs to be honored. If you give yourself excessively, then it is possible to experience a leakage over time. You end up feeling bitter, exhausted and frustrated.
Since money is commonly used as a medium of exchange, you ask for an equitable value from your clients or customers. The amount they put in is an investment in you, your values and beliefs. The same holds true for anything that you provide. You may be an employee in an organisation, for instance.
Abundance is not just about how much money you make. It is beyond the cash that you have in the bank. Abundance is about the capacity to live fully as an expression of your divinity. You are able to express the truth of your being through the things that you do. You shine in brilliance!!
“Creation’s gold mine is in you. The key is deliberate intention. Whatever your dream may be at this moment, identify it. If you cannot define your desire, it can never become a reality.” Mary Manin Morrissey
Love and abundance always,
Abundance Alchemy Coach
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