How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show

Love Up On Your Money! Learning to Attract Abundance

July 01, 2021 Lauren G. Foster Season 3 Episode 90
How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
Love Up On Your Money! Learning to Attract Abundance
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How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
Love Up On Your Money! Learning to Attract Abundance
Jul 01, 2021 Season 3 Episode 90
Lauren G. Foster

Change the way you feel about money and all you want will come to you! 

Learn more about being the deliberate creator of your amazing life at www.laurengfoster.com 

Today is the day! All book orders up until midnight tonight, July 1, 2021 will be entered in a drawing to win a free Be Happy First Prosperity Pendant! This was custom designed and hand crafted by My magical artist friend Heather at Black Cat Craft Designs. It has mystical stones. Citrine, tiger eye, turquoise and green tourmaline to help you open to abundance. 
Go to laurengfoster.com and click on “Order Now”. This will take you to options to order a signed copy directly from me, or to purchase on Amazon. The audible version will be available soon! If you order from Amazon, just send an email to [email protected] to be entered in the drawing for your amazing and unique prosperity pendant! 


Show Notes Transcript

Change the way you feel about money and all you want will come to you! 

Learn more about being the deliberate creator of your amazing life at www.laurengfoster.com 

Today is the day! All book orders up until midnight tonight, July 1, 2021 will be entered in a drawing to win a free Be Happy First Prosperity Pendant! This was custom designed and hand crafted by My magical artist friend Heather at Black Cat Craft Designs. It has mystical stones. Citrine, tiger eye, turquoise and green tourmaline to help you open to abundance. 
Go to laurengfoster.com and click on “Order Now”. This will take you to options to order a signed copy directly from me, or to purchase on Amazon. The audible version will be available soon! If you order from Amazon, just send an email to [email protected] to be entered in the drawing for your amazing and unique prosperity pendant! 


Hello and welcome to the How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show! I’m your host Lauren G. Foster, founder of Be Happy First and author of Happy and Free on Purpose; Daily Practices to live and love your life. Today is the day! All book orders up until midnight tonight, July 1, 2021 will be entered in a drawing to win a free Be Happy First Prosperity Pendant! This was custom designed and hand crafted by My magical artist friend Heather at Black Cat Craft Designs. It has mystical stones. Citrine, tiger eye, turquoise and green tourmaline to help you open to abundance. 
Go to laurengfoster.com and click on “Order Now”. This will take you to options to order a signed copy directly from me, or to purchase on Amazon. The audible version will be available soon! If you order from Amazon, just send an email to [email protected] to be entered in the drawing for your amazing and unique prosperity pendant! 
This episode is from the Happy and Free on Purpose Series and we’re talking today about how to love up on your money! I’ll share some insights and wisdom and some parts of the book with you so you can start being in love with, attracting and managing your wealth! 
The first step is to examine your beliefs and vocabulary around money. 
. The prevailing theme throughout and behind every word
I ever say is this: if you believe it, it’s true. For you.
Our lives are largely lived automatically, from patterns
already implanted in our subconscious. Right or wrong, true
or false, if your subconscious believes something to be true,
then that becomes your reality. If
you believe having money is bad, you will never attract money.
If you think the only way to be prosperous is to sacrifice all of
your time and joy, that will be your experience. If you believe
that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, pretty enough,
or anything else enough to deserve an amazing and abundant life, this will
be your reality.
Many people believe that to love and desire money is not spiritual. There is also a total misconception that there is a limited amount of money and if I have too much that means that someone else doesn’t have enough. This is SO not the case. Think about it. When this country was founded barely over 200 years ago, money was actual gold coins, or furs, tobacco and beads. There was NOT that much money floating around. Now there are trillions of dollars in the world and they are mostly ones and zeros. Money is energy! You can either attract it or repel it, manage it or squander it. How you view money is directly connected to how it shows up in your life.  
One of the activities in the book is designed to help you to change your attitude about money, turn your gaze away from lack and put your attention on appreciation. Have a look at your current money relationship and write a short story about that. 
First of all, WHAT CAN YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT YOUR FINANCES
RIGHT NOW?
If you don’t yet have all of the money you want,
the key is to shift your focus to what you do have. This can be
the roof over your head, the food you ate today, your clothes,
or even the money you had to buy the device you’re listening to this on. When you look at your life through this lens, you’ll find many material things
to appreciate while you begin learning how to manifest more
abundance.
HOW PLEASED OR DISPLEASED ARE YOU WITH YOUR
Current MONEY situation?
This is pretty self-explanatory. Do you have a good relationship with
money, or are you always feeling like you don’t have enough
or are struggling to earn? Do you love your work or dread it?
Do you feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment in the way you
create in the world and generate money? What would feel
better? Do you have negative feelings toward people who have
wealth? Do you believe that the only way to be prosperous is
to take advantage of other people or be otherwise “bad”? Do
you believe that the only way to have abundance is to sacrifice,
struggle, and toil? What limiting beliefs surface for you about
money? Write a short summary of your current money story and then get ready to change that story into one that really serves you. .
FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
In our modern society, money is nearly as necessary to life
as a  body to walk around in. Unless you are one of the very few who live in
a commune where everyone barters for goods and services,
money is the means of exchange by which you get the material
things you need and desire. It’s also another really good place
to begin examining your thoughts, beliefs, and ideas about
what it means to be successful and be happy.
Some of the happiest people I have ever seen had no money
and barely the basics for survival. Money is not required for
happiness, nor does it buy happiness, but that doesn’t mean
you can’t have a rich and loving relationship with money. Your
dreams are yours! You might really want a very simple, minimalist
life that doesn’t require a lot of money. Or you might
have dreams of traveling the world first class, building an
empire, starting a worldwide charity, or living in a mansion,
all of which do require a lot of money. The point is, it’s not
about the number of zeros in your bank account, it’s about
the freedom of choice that money brings.
Your beliefs about money are also some of the most deeply
ingrained in your subconscious. After all, you started hearing
stories about money as soon as you were born, and whether
they were stories of abundance or lack you most likely adopted
them as your own. And if you’re like most people, you later
settled into a certain income bracket and found changing that
mindset and financial state is not an easy task. Studies of lottery winners show
that the vast majority go through the money in a very short
time; many even go bankrupt. It doesn’t matter if they give it
away, spend frivolously, or invest poorly—they are returning
to the level of abundance they are vibrationally aligned with.
Therefore, it is absolutely vital that you make yourself into a
vessel that will accommodate the amount of money you want
to have.
I can’t remind you enough that just like you aren’t your
body, you’re also not your bank account. The amount of money
you currently have has nothing to do with your worthiness,
divinity, or preciousness in this world. It’s simply another form
of energy that you can attract or repel, manage or squander.
There are many great money mindset teachers out there. John
Assaraf and T. Harv Eker are a couple of my favorites. In his
book The Millionaire Mind, Eker uses the following example
to help visualize your relationship with money.
Imagine that you are taking a five-year-old to the ice cream
store. He sees a picture of a triple-dip cone and begs for one,
so you get it for him. Well, it’s huge and cumbersome and he’s
five, so he promptly drops the whole messy thing. Do you buy
him another one? Or do you buy him a single scoop that he
is able to manage? The answer is obvious: you buy him the
smaller cone. This is how the energy of money works as well.
If you don’t manage the money you have, the Universe will
not give you a larger portion that you haven’t shown yourself
willing and able to manage.
For most of my life, I had a very easy come, easy go attitude
about money; in fact, I was known for saying, “It’s only money,
we’ll make more.” I have since really tuned up my attitude about
money, and you can see why! If you believe money comes
easily, that’s great, but believing that it can “go” just as easily…
well, that becomes the truth as well. NOT a good money
manager attitude. Imagine that you treated your best friends
with that same lack of reverence. If you think your best friend
is not important, you can take her or leave her, how long is
she likely to hang around? The same goes with money. Love
it, respect it, manage it, be discerning and aware, but not
clinging or desperate, and you’ll have a great money love life.
I witnessed a young single mother struggling financially, and
even though she knew that her thoughts of lack would attract
more lack, she was having trouble finding her hope and optimism.
Her friend threw a fundraiser for her and I helped to get the
word out about it on social media, which helped a little. A bit
later, she asked me to please share it again and I was about
to. Then I realized that this was a great teaching opportunity. I
told her that I would be happy to share it again but that it was
not going to work as long as she kept her focus on how much
she didn’t have. I encouraged her to try to relax and know that
things were going to work out great, that this is a world full
of opportunities, that good things were coming. She did this
and within the next couple of weeks she had two great job
opportunities to choose from and received completely unsolicited
assistance to help her bridge the gap. Things looked
up VERY quickly once she began focusing on being positive
and turning her desperation into hope.
Here are some steps you can take right now to start loving up on your money. 
a. Examine, write, and share your beliefs about
money and wealth. Write about your beliefs about money and people who have money. Look inside yourself and see if you believe you have to give up some other part of your life in order to generate money and abundance. Ask yourself if you believe earning money is hard or even SHOULD be hard. Does any part of you believe that great wealth is only for very special people, like the 1 percent? Be honest and thorough and see what’s needs to be changed in your thinking when it comes to money. 
b. Make a “gratitude” list for all that you have
and all the ways you are prosperous. Nothing is too small or large to go on this list. If you have a car, any kind of car, that’s a sign of prosperity. If you have plenty of food, shelter and clothing, that goes on your gratitude list. Money to lunch with friends or have a night out on the town. Gadgets, books, experiences…. Anything that can be obtained by the exchange of money, put it on your prosperity list! 
c. Write some new statements around money and
your current and future prosperity that feel
good to you. Affirmation statements like - I love money and money loves me! I see many many people living full, abundant lives… if they can do it, so can I! Financial abundance is my birthright and I can learn to live into that mindset. 
My money love life is great and getting better all the time! 

Just like everything else in your life, if you can be full of gratitude, joy and appreciation for all the prosperity you currently have, and eagerness and excitement about all that is coming, you MUST become more abundant. Make up your mind that money is your friend, your cherished friend and take great care of it. 
If you loved this episode and want to learn more about how to be in love with you life and create great todays and tomorrows, be sure to pick up your copy of the book, happy and free on purpose, daily practices to live and love your life. You’ll find it at laurengfoster.com
Next week is an awesome interview with Jan Hoath. She has an amazing story of transformation and creating processes for happiness and joy. You’ll love her! 

Until then, remember that Happiness is a choice. You can always choose to be happy first.