Have you heard about the power of gratitude when it comes to manifesting money and other good things? Probably you have. The reason it works so well is because being grateful for something keeps you focused on goodness, which attracts more goodness into your life.
But sometimes it can be hard to feel grateful for what you have when there are too many other things you don’t have – and not having enough money can leave you feeling really frustrated and depleted, even if you are very blessed in other ways.
There is an easier way though, and that is through the power of APPRECIATION.
You don’t have to be in possession of something in order to appreciate it, right?
Appreciating money is one sure way to start getting it flowing to you – and it can work quickly!
Try this exercise each morning:
Spend a few minutes breathing deeply and relaxing. Be sure to let go of stress and anxious thoughts.
Then, start thinking about why you appreciate money. Why is money so wonderful? What can it do for you? What do you like to spend money on when you have it? Why is this fun for you? Enter into a mental recitation of all of the reasons why you love money and why it’s so much fun to have. (You could speak these things aloud, or even write them down if you want – otherwise just think them mentally.)
Here’s an example of how such an exercise would go:
“I appreciate money because it allows me to put a roof over my head. I appreciate being able to buy food, clothing and entertainment for myself and my family. I appreciate the fun ways that money can come to me besides my job. Sometimes I find money in unusual places, like an old coat, under my car seat, or even on the street. It’s fun when that happens! I love it when money comes to me unexpectedly, like from a friend who owed me money I forgot about, or an unexpected rebate check in the mail, and even winning money in the lottery!
I appreciate being able to buy the things I need without worrying about how much money I have. I appreciate money for giving me the freedom to enjoy my life beyond mere survival. With money I can buy beautiful jewelry, clothing, computers and gadgets, appliances to make my life easier, fun cars to drive, vacations to beautiful locations – money contributes so much joy and goodness to my life!
I love having plenty of money to pay the bills and still have money left over! I love having money in my pocket and not needing to spend it on anything unless I want to. I love buying nice things and enjoying them afterward!
If I had unlimited amounts of money right now, I would buy a beautiful home with several acres of land. Then I would hire a designer to decorate and furnish the house for me so it was a soothing, fun oasis for me and my family. I would also buy a new car, I’m thinking maybe a nice hybrid, deep sea green color with GPS and a CD player and lots of extras. I would go shopping for a brand-new wardrobe, lots of clothes that make me feel great when I wear them! I would stock up on books that inspire me and thrill me. I would buy my family members some neat gifts that make them laugh and shout with joy!
Money is so wonderful, and I appreciate so many things about it!”
Go on like this for as long as you like – 5 or 10 minutes is good, or even longer if you want. The above example is very general – use your own words and express the reasons why you love money and what you would do with it if you had more of it.
If you want to take the exercise even further afterward, go online to some of your favorite store websites and fill up your virtual shopping cart with all kinds of goodies! Don’t worry about how much anything costs, you will be buying these things VIBRATIONALLY. Just focus on having fun picking out fun things to buy. When you’ve finished, close the browser window and pretend that you’ve just submitted your order to the universe and your shipment of goodies will be arriving soon.
Simplicity is Good!
Can you see why this exercise works so well? You’re not trying to convince yourself to feel like you have a lot of money when you clearly know you don’t – but you DO feel more abundant, which will keep attracting more and more money back to you!