Refer to this question for a background and summary. Basically it's about spending a lot of money happily on a simple meal and that if someone is able to spend lots of money on a simple meal, then he is supposed to coming from an abundant mindset, since he can not even bat an eyelid when spending so much on a simple meal.
Now my question is there seems to be a conflict between these ideas. There are usually 2 groups of people I think of when we talk about people not batting an eyelid on spending so much for a simple meal:
For the first group of people, of course there is no doubt that they seem to be coming from an abundant mindset.
But for the 2nd group of people, say a person who only earns $1000 a month, but spends his money on branded goods and dines out at restaurant without batting an eyelid.. and also that he doesn't save any money every month since he spends it all. Sometime later, this person may end up being in debts because he doesn't have any savings, etc. Why is this the case if he was spending money coming from an abundant mindset instead of saving up money which may have felt like lack to him in that particular situation?
Spending money without batting an eyelid should be someone in an abundant mindset. It feels like nothing or normal to the second group of people. Yet they may end up being financially broke in the future. Or are there further underlying principles behind it?
asked 07 Jul '15, 11:52
The money system is a human-made one that is often based on a "scarcity consciousness" - indeed, there are some who claim it is intended as a system of control...but that's another story :)
There are many people for whom playing the money game of having lots of pieces of paper and metal in their wallets and purses (notes & coins), or being assigned a bigger number on a bank's computer (bank balance), is not at all relevant to their lives.
For those kinds of people, they can have an abundant mindset and live a life of abundance that sometimes expresses itself through a human-made financial system and sometimes will just express itself without the need for money. For them, it doesn't matter one bit if they have, what society calls, "debts" because that's an equally meaningless human-made creation. It's their "life experience" that matters to them, not playing arbitrary financial games.
With understanding questions like this, you have to look at the alignment between someone's Beliefs, Desires and Actions. Actions here can also include the "actions" of doing vibrational work - it's anything that causes a shift in the balance between Desire and Belief.
I'll run through a few scenarios to give you an idea of how it works...
If this person take actions that cause an alignment of their beliefs with their desire, they will end up financially well-off and they can spend freely as long as their spending doesn't do anything to cause any misalignment i.e. spending more than they believe they can make.
If this miser-style person carries on aligning their beliefs (of not spending but saving) with their desire for abundance, they can still become very wealthy but not be comfortable spending it. I've actually met one millionaire who dresses virtually in rags and rides around on a battered old motor scooter (to save even more money, I presume) yet owns a business that makes a small fortune :) This kind of person would never dream of spending any money on an expensive restaurant meal yet they still have abundance (if you classify having lots of money as abundance)
In this case, we have someone who might feel as free and easy about spending money as a Scenario 1 person but they also don't care at all about the financial system. So, if they have money, they'll spend it to feel good and if they don't have money, they'll find some other way to express their feeling of abundance. Ideas of "debt" are irrelevant to them. They might die in poverty but they'll still have found a way to live a life of joy.
This kind of person is still in an abundant mindset but they are choosing not to constrain its expression to that of a human-made money game.
Of course, there are many other variations of these scenarios but they always come down to those ideas of the balancing of Desire vs Belief.
A shortcut way of understanding the balance between Desire vs Belief is through the feeling of Expectation.
answered 08 Jul '15, 05:49
Hi as you say @kakaboo this question is all about feeling comfortable with money. There are a few phrases in your question that sound off tone, seem off colour.
Hope that helps :)
answered 08 Jul '15, 04:13
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