Are You As Successful As You Want To Be?
By , Kendra Jonas
While I was making lists this week about all the things I needed to get done, I stopped and pondered in reflective thought and I asked myself this question: "Are you as successful as you want to be?" The first thing I did was look to my bank account for the answer. "Heck no, I'm not as successful as I want to be. There are too many bills to pay and who couldn't benefit from a little extra money now, right?"
What I didn't realize was I was basing my success on monetary calculations. If I wasn't doing all the things that society programmed me to do such as save for my kids' college education, stash away 20% of my earnings into a 401K plan, or invest in real estate property at every opportunity, then I must not be as successful as I can be, right? The phrase, "just scraping by" is never spoken by anyone with pride. It's always uttered by people whose heads are lowered in shame as though they are doing something wrong in their lives.
The bank account numbers weren't the only thing that wasn't stacking up. Something else even more important wasn't stacking up inside me: I was listening to the programs inside my head which were fed to me by a society that has no clue about how to define an individual's life purpose. There are lots of people who make a lot of money who are simply plugged into their job, doing day-to-day motions without considering the damaging effects their actions have on the environment or on other people. I started to think about the wealthy CEO's who represent big oil companies, Big Pharma, DuPont, and Monsanto, and what it's like to work for such profitable companies that we all know are causing the most damage to this planet. I started to think about all the wasted time spent on wall street, as stock brokers fussily pace the floor to buy and resell stocks like it's some kind of emergency. Only the very next day, the market either goes up or down, just so they can go at it again like a hamster on a wheel.
With this label of success, nothing ever changes to better our world. Some people win but it's at the cost of other people losing. If we are not at least "trying" to leave the planet in a better state than when we got here, then what are we doing here? Is it really just to run on a hamster wheel to make as much money as we can so we can feel we've done a good job? We must know we've done a good job in times other than when "the money" has spoken.
I entered into a deep state of meditation and came back with some answers: "The real definition of success is allowing yourself to be FREE to do whatever you need to do when you need to do it." Successful people are living their life's dream because they are doing their life's work. They are not working jobs that society told them they should do simply because those jobs pay the most money. They are not working simply to chase money or because they fear they will run out of money unless they engage in a specific type of work. Instead, they are pursuing their lives with passion instead of fear. If you really want to remove blocks to abundance, then you can't worry about money at the same time. You must proceed forward and follow your passion like a fearless warrior and the money will flow once that energetic currency is no longer being blocked.
One way to increase the flow of money into your life is to relax in your expectations about what you are expecting it to do for you. In other words, if you don't give it such a high importance, you will infuse more love into that frequency instead of fear or desperation. Yes, money is a part of the artificial matrix that we have all integrated into our 3rd dimensional reality, so we must have it to pay for things like housing, food, and electricity, which is why so many people assume it's necessary for our survival. However, one thing I would like to point out that we seem to forget is that for hundreds of thousands of years our "uncivilized" ancestors survived just fine without money! Throughout the majority of our ancient past, we did not have a money system, and we didn't go extinct either. In fact, we lived much more in harmony with the earth as opposed to living like a parasite. So the good news is that the idea of linking money to our intrinsic value as a human being or using it to measure our success is preventable and reversible. We can all live like kings in a castle, lift our own abundance blocks, and value our true self worth based on the unique gifts we bring to the planet. Once we stop associating our inner wealth with an external bank account and see that our inner beauty extends far beyond what we do within the money system, our definition of wealth and success will become infinite. Once we know we are infinite and have let go of fear of failure and all the other fears tied to money, then anything is possible and all levels of abundance will find its way to you.