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Woke up, and realized that loss is the same as gain…

yingoly  yangoly 1Just, wait a minute and hear me out. You know there are always two sides to one coin and that coin is still money, even if you are on the heads side or whether you are on the tail side. What difference does it make which way it lands? The only reason we think we lose is because we are so invested in one side or another that the fall of the coin becomes an emotional experience that ties us into choices of wins or losses.

I’ve noticed very large losses of physical money appearing on my ledger, however, with them are also coming some very big gains in non-physical value. I’m finishing up the Master’s program. I’m getting ready to sell my house. Eventually, the cycle will have to follow through so those losses in physical money, that went to non-physical gains, will have to come back into physicality again and the gain will be as big as I allow it to be. That’s what I think. The only thing that can stop it is my emotional investment in one side or another. That’s where we get stuck. So, it appears, if you want to be very wealthy you are going to also have to have a high tolerance for risk and loss. Otherwise, you could end up getting stuck on the very big loss side as the cycle goes back and forth because of trauma.

I think the best explanation I can give is to take a look at the mandala of the ying-yang symbol. All of reality is made up of dual elements. There is nothing in our present reality that doesn’t have this feature. Duality is a basic component of physical reality. Positive charges must always have negative balancing charges, and so on, for them to be a balanced whole. The ying-yang symbol illustrates this very well. Now, both sides are mirror copies of each other. One side could be thought of as physical, objective, reality and the other side could be thought of as non-physical, subjective, reality. Say, the left is subjective and the right is objective. Now, imagine that this ying-yang symbol is painted on the floor and you are standing at the tail end of right side. What do you see? Loss all around you. Everywhere around you is abundance, but you see lack. You don’t recognize that you are only standing on one portion of the cycle and that it has to shift. If you get traumatized, you just stay right there crying your eyes out. But, if you take action, you can start to shift out of that loss into the gains that either in the objective arena. What’s interesting is that in that spot of lack, right next to it is the spot of ultimate gain in the subjective nature of our internal spirit Self. When we lose everything that’s when we have the most to gain. So, that is probably why the dark night of the soul is seen by most spiritual traditions as a holy place where great growth can occur.

Mandalas are symbols of the whole Self, according to Jung. The ying-yang symbol is a mandala. One can meditate on these symbols to obtain a degree of understanding and to move us into the correct energy flows so that we can create consciously instead of getting stuck in our emotions.

*Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons license by oddsock


Clearing Energetic Blocks To Manifesting Wealth

Our emotions are a clear communication of Spirit talking to our conscious mind. Unfortunately, our Western culture has taught us to deny our emotions or to ignore them all together. This even happens with people, like me, who are very aware of the role of emotions in creating our reality. Sometimes, though, our cultural preferences sneak in and we end up with a blind spot.

A few days now I have felt somewhat bored. This isn’t an energy I normally engage and I am usually very active in many areas. Recently, however, I noticed a continuing dropping of energy in my surroundings and a clear stillness approaching. This can mean one of two things: I am blocking or I am ending a stage and starting a new one. So, I attempted to expand into new areas, but the stillness remained. In order to achieve wealth, one should always be in a natural flow, which can start from stillness to final physical action and creation, but one doesn’t want to end up spending too much time being lethargic and stalled either.

Instinctively, I knew that I was procrastinating on doing some mandala work, but the reason for it remained unclear. It wasn’t the lack of time. It wasn’t the lack of desire to create. It wasn’t the lack of money. It was just that logically, I don’t know why I want to devote time to making a mandala when I could be making money writing. How does the act of doing something I don’t really want to do encourage the creation of abundance? It doesn’t! What does encourage abundance is fun, acceptance, and a passion for your art. I just didn’t have it with the mandala. That’s when someone suggested that I just start with gratitude. I am grateful to have the opportunity to do a mandala. I even turned it into a fun event and had a mandala-drawing session with my daughter. They were really beautiful and inspiring. I felt the energy start to flow as I left my resistance behind and connected with a state of being that says: Yes! I attract beauty and love. I am beauty and love!

I realize now that when my energy stops, it is when I am in a state of unconscious resistance to the urgings of Spirit. I don’t know I am resisting, otherwise it would be conscious. Doing work like mantras and mandalas are a way to reconnect to Spirit, but it only works when you are in the proper state of mind – gratitude. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t force yourself. Instead, focus on making it fun and making it something that makes you happy and grateful to be alive. Then, your spirit wealth will flow again.