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Dreams About Money – Steps for Breaking the Fear of Poverty Cycle

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Nov. 25, 2018

For the past 10 years I’ve been studying my dreams, and the dreams others share, giving careful attention to the idea of transformation by understanding the metaphor of the dream and using it to decipher new solutions to old issues. One of the most prevalent issues which comes up for people is around money.

Money is an interesting metaphor because when it shows up in a dream, it is not actually about dollars & cents at all. Money in dreams is a symbol for bounties (from God?) and an also be about close connections in relationships. So when money shows up in a dream it’s not really about the cash in a bank account. It is about the dreamer’s relationships, with themselves and others.

So if money in a dream is not about money in real life, then how is it that a person can solve financial challenges by studying the metaphors in their dreams? There are ways. Here’s one of the ways.

  1. Ask your Self, at a time when you are awake and considering making some financial choices, “How much money is in my bank account right now?”
  2. When you get the answer to your question, whether there is $3.22 or $3022.00 or even $30, 220.00 – just notice the sensation you have when you think about how much money is there.
  3. If you have a fear of poverty, or if there is a pattern operating in your mind or in  your life which leads you to fear poverty, you can feel this negative sensation arise when you think about the exact dollar amount you are looking at.
  4. If you can, try to notice the fear and then think about what is an image which describes this sensation. Do you feel like you are falling off a cliff? Or being chased by a bear? Or being hunted by a gunman? About to be eaten by a snake? Just notice what image best describes the fear when you think about the actual dollars in your account.
  5. Let’s say when you imagine the fear then you get an image of … being in a busy mall and everyone is ignoring you and buying things and you feel as though you need things but have no money and it isn’t appropriate to ask others for help. That could be an image. When you feel like you need things, like food or gas or money for rent, but the money isn’t there, but you don’t want to ask anyone, then what is the emotion which comes up? Is it despair? Frustration? Hopelessness? Abandoned? If you can pinpoint the emotion you are one step closer to unraveling the pattern and increasing your wealth in life.
  6. Once you understand where you fear is coming from, and the emotions attached – such as embarrassment, or shame, or anger or rage then try thinking of the next metaphor which goes even deeper into your fear. When you want to ask for help but feel blocked by fear to get it, what image comes to mind? Let’s say, it’s something like being far down a hole in the ground, and others are standing nearby and you are reaching out your hand to be pulled up but people are looking at you but won’t offer a hand or a ladder. You want to hold that image in your mind and then use it for Step Number 7 to climb yourself out of the metaphoric hole.
  7. Now what you can do is work with the image to change the scenario in your mind. If you can think of a way to get yourself out of the metaphoric hole without the help of others, that’s even better. Why not imagine you look down and notice a ladder on the ground by your feet? What if you change the metaphor in your mind, use the ladder, attach it to the wall, maybe it’s one of those rope ladders, and climb your way up. Imagine the great sensation of taking steps to move upwards, imagine the strength you use to uplift yourself and get above ground.
  8. Since the metaphor in this example was about climbing a ladder, then you can think of the solution to your financial challenges as being a step-by-step approach. With that in mind, now consider your real life financial challenges. You know where the challenge is – a limited or finite amount of money in the bank – and you know the solution involves moving forward, or upwards step by step. Ask yourself, “What step can I take today, even if it is a small one, which will help uplift me towards the financial goal I want to achieve?
  9. When you think of that step then stay with that idea for a while, allow the Determination to achieve that goal to grow within you. When you feel a lot of Determination and readiness to take the step, then get up from your meditation/visualization and take the step.
  10. Once you take the step, you can continue taking more. Keep moving forward until you reach another obstacle and then just start back at exercise #1 and repeat the cycle until you achieve the goal. Of course, then you can set a new goal, and move forward with steps #1 through #10 until you are just cycling through this new flow. As you do this more and more you will create a new pattern of prosperity leaving the old fears behind and welcoming in new opportunities, including financial achievements and new relationships.

Nelson Mandala is known to have said that poverty is a man-made problem and that means it can be eliminated with man-made solutions. This solution offered here is one of many which can really help change things for individuals, families and communities.

My Dream About $10,000

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October 01, 2018

In the dream, I am climbing the stairs to a very high waterslide. I climb and climb and climb, realizing it’s a long distance I’ve ascended but without experiencing fatigue. When I get to the top someone asks for some paperwork which I give them and they say they have a large deposit for me, about $10,000. I’m surprised and look around and it seems others are getting this deposit too. It has something to do with the work we’ve done and I’m feeling grateful for the compensation. Then we take turns going down the waterslide. The ease and fun of the slide makes the effort of the climb so worthwhile!!

Dream: Someone’s Dirty House & Meeting My Favourite Musician

20 October 2017

In the strongest image from last night’s dream, I am sitting on a couch with a single mom who doesn’t have enough money to keep the house in good repair for her children. At first I think it’s no big deal but the closer I look I notice just how badly things have gotten for her. Even the couch we are sitting on is broken, missing cushions and badly worn & torn. The condition she’s in brings me to tears but then she looks at me questioning what has upset me. “Nothing,” I tell her. “I’m fine.” But I’m not fine. I’m horrified by what she’s going through and that no one has helped her.

That’s all I could remember when I woke up but once I started writing I also remembered that I dreamed of Pearl Jam’s lead singer Eddie Vedder.

In the dream, he was calling me and asking me to hang out. I am saying, “Yes,” and am figuring out how to hang out with him. It seems at first he’d be bored with the things I do in my day but he says he wants to and it would be fine. We have a lengthy conversation and he’s coming over. It’s exciting.

 

Dreams: Ah-ha Moment, rage, photos

  • A man finished watching TV and as he came away I said to myself, his wife was the reason he behaved in a negative way…she was to blame more than anyone else. She was the evil one.
  • I was at a huge gathering and people were giving gifts away – A man who was related to my ex gave $200 to everyone but when it came time for me he said he ran out and was sorry. I got really angry because he could have given everyone less in order to give me some. I rattled off something inappropriate to him and went into another room where there was a lot of food and started eating. I said someone had done something which hurt me and they gave me sympathy. But then the shelf with all their food & supplies fell down.
  • There was another scene where we were going up into a room and taking pictures, looking at pictures from the past and making images for people in the future.

333 is Abundance Because it’s the same even when you flip it!

06 June 2017

18813261_10158905010850595_8638673903044553817_nWaking up to abundance is like waking up to a whole new way of looking at things. Humanity is so far behind in this area they are still mostly in the Dark Ages when it comes to having a positive vision of abundance and living in it.

When I woke up to this idea, that to experience abundance in the physical waking world I first needed to have an experience of abundance in my inner world. I became conscious of this in 2011. Only now, in 2017 am I finally at the beginning of understanding the depth of what it means to live in abundance and to be able to enjoy it’s benefits.

My ultimate biggest issue was that I had no interest in money.

That was the root evil of all my eventual suffering.

Do you see the problem already?

By the most part, people have such mixed up ideas of money, most of the beliefs based on fantasy and illusion rather than hard fact and reality, that even when I begin to write on the topic I already begin to stir the pot.

I don’t mean to stir the pot and cause problems.

But I’ve learned to say what needs to be said even if it brings issues to the surface. In that way then the issue can be dealt with and challenges overcome.

So the biggest issue that I had to face within myself is that I believed “money is bad” and “living without money is good.”

The work I did was motivated by a love for the work and the joy of service and the paycheque had little to do with my motivation. That became a problem too eventually because when things got tough I was not motivated by the money. I just switched jobs, sometimes to lower paying ones like when I went from Program Coordinator to Home Daycare Provider in 2012.

Anyway, eventually I learned that “money is good,” so long as it is handled with Detachment. And I also learned that “living without money is bad,” because the physical body does need a roof over its head, food in its belly, and clothes to wear. Not to mention, transportation and other essentials in life.

So, today when I woke up with ‘333’ in my mind I started thinking about Abundance. But not just financial abundance, although that is an important part of it, but Abundance of emotional vibrancy. Abundance of Hope. Abundance of Enthusiasm. Abundance of Courage. Abundance of Confidence. Abundance of Happy Relationships. Abundance of Opportunities. Abundance of Joy.

Just like the way 333 is the same when it is flipped on its head so is Joy the same when it is flipped too.

Abundance is positives multiplied.

That is how I feel today!

What a great feeling.

p.s. There is just $400 in my bank account. $450 in grocery cards and I’m not sure how I’ll pay all my bills or make it through the month of July. But the Law of Abundance tells me to believe all will be well and to keep moving forward confidently. So that is what I’m doing. My happiness is not determined by the amount of money in my bank account.