Although I've been an entrepreneur for 20 years, it was only in the last 7 years that I began to embrace what this picture says: "I am a Holistic entrepreneur. My love, life, work and spirituality are not separtate. I would only make one addition, my finances are'nt separate either.
Many Holistic coaches/entrepreneurs experience what I call the "purpose vs. profit" connundrum.
A great deal of conflicted energy is expressed about earning a living and receiving compensation for the work they do. As if the work of helping people become more of who they really are should be valued at less than helping somone do their taxes.
We live in a society that has a system of compensation for services and we are well served when we stop creating resistance and accept the flow of the system. Because the work we do is no less honorable than the work of the accountant, the doctor or the street sweeper.
Over the past several years I have put in a significant amount of study and transformation around my financial mindset. Everything else was well integrated, but when it came to money I was still thinking like many of my Holitic Entrepreneur colleages and designating it as a separate entity. A sticky situation. A touchy topic. I didn't want anyone to think that I was "all about the money." However this kind of thinking was in conflict with what I know to be true, that all things are from Source Energy/the Creator/God and so I desired to come to terms with the "payment vs. passion" issue.
"You must get rid of the last vestige of the old idea that there is a Deity whose will it is that you should be poor, or whose purposes may be served by keeping you in poverty... The desire for riches is simply the capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment; every desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility to come into action. It is power seeking to manifest which causes desire. That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is Life, seeking fuller expression... The Universe desires you to have everything you want to have. Nature is friendly to your plans."
For me, the statement that sealed it for me was "That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is Life, seekign fuller expression..." There is no difference in the Universe between receiving money or compensation and the energy that makes the plant grow. Think about that for a minute! I also created affirmations that held strong meaning for me and used them as the insights to go within to create the kind of mindshifts that now have me living an fully integrated Holistic Entrepreneur life. Nothing is separate. I am whole. I am fully free to be me, to receive meaningful compensation and to help others thrive.
How are you doing with fully integrating your Holistic Entrepreneur mindset?
Remember, life is precious. Do your happy dande. Enjoy life!