We Get What We Ask For
Do you want real wealth and real health?
Are you prepared to take responsibility for them?
If so, keep reading.
I’m going to illustrate the importance of mindful intentions and how music supercharges them.
This may blow your mind.
Wanting Money: A Short Economics Review….
An Ideal Money-based Want
- I want to provide well for myself and for those I love, and I want an income from fulfilling work that lets this happen.
If you would like to understand why the sample “want” above is so powerful, I can lay it out here in the form of a short economics lesson. If you already get it, skip this section to the one headed “Wealth.”
Last week this blog was about wealth and the wealth revolution I believe is coming to America and perhaps to the entire world. No world citizen should have to worry about the value of the money they have, and yet the citizens and governments in China, Russia and many European Union countries are gravely aware that their currency is losing its power to buy stuff from the rest of the world. Here in America, the government still believes that it can print as many American dollars as it takes, but, as the crude oil price example shows, the world doesn’t care about that because, once you have an American dollar in your fist, all you want is to know that you can exchange that American dollar for something equal to the value of the crude you sold. If that’s not the case, why sell your crude for American dollars, when some other country’s currency holds better value?
- American dollars are worth less to the world;
- Compared to other government’s bonds, American bonds (debt) aren’t as good an investment as they used to be.
The mindful intention — want — where we started is powerful because it isolates your want from the difficulty American money is having in the world today. It’s upper limit is set reasonably: enough to meet the most important need you have. You can make that need anything at all, but please avoid the trap I fell into: putting a dollar figure on it.
The sky’s only just the beginning, people. You really can attract whatever you want, so want wealth with wisdom.
Resposibility Beyond Taxes
I’d love it if I didn’t have to think about my money or my health and someone else or some service I subscribe to just figured out how to care for my livelihood. Trouble is, I can’t figure out what person or agency or business would do that for me. Here’s two examples:
- Social Security (America’s government-managed retirement fund) will probably run out of money — money I’ve been forced to invest in the system — before I retire and want mine back with interest;
- Health Insurance (soon-to-be-government managed health care) is being set up so that the services I want may very well not be available to me even though I’ve been paying my insurer to provide them should I need them.
Responsible Health Care
If you’re like me, you don’t go running to see a doctor for every little thing that goes wrong. I like to stay out in front of stuff going wrong by doing yoga, eating healthy food and living a life free of substance abuse and overindulgence. I try to take good care of my mental and emotional health as well, and many of you know I do that using music.
It’s a buzzword, so I’m using it with care. We know that what you want powerfully attracts that want to you. So, to be responsible, be careful what you want. Be mindful that what you think about is actually attracted to you.
- Fill your mind with lack, you will have lack.
- Fill your mind with abundance, you will have abundance.
Music without words can give your background brain a boost, a rest or a buzz. It’s a physiological fact.
Set Yourself Up For Success
We used to use that phrase in business to mean that arranging all the details in our favor would add up to our success. It’s no different in self care.
Wrap & Strike
Thank you for hanging in through the economics lesson. I hope you get it that your wants don’t have to be tied in to the world’s issues with money, and that if you are very specific about how you state them, they won’t be.
Thank you for hanging in through the personal responsibility stuff. I’m a big believer in the power of taking personal responsibility for what we want.
Thank you for hearing me on the power of music to boost our ability to both take responsibility for what we want and supercharge our drive towards it, whether than be wealth or health.
That’s a wrap. Strike the set. See you next week.