Most people, I believe, are not living a life of total fulfillment or with purpose. Look around. That’s what you see over and over. Maybe you’ve even felt that yourself in the past. I know I have.
That’s why I went into business for myself.
In addition to feeling unfulfilled and like I wasn’t living my purpose, I also felt like my future was being left up to someone else. It was at the point that Eric and I lost everything that I had decided if that should ever happen again, I'd be able to rebuild quickly, and I'd love doing it. Big difference, right?
I'd actually know how and enjoy the process of rebuilding, and I'd know I could do it quickly. That was the moment I knew that I was ready to build my own business again, but this time it looked much different than before. I started training others how to live a fulfilled life, in complete abundance with sharing their knowledge with others and really enjoying it.
Do you want to put your actions and what you’re doing daily into perspective so that you have a way of living your life and appreciating your life at a much deeper level than you ever have?
I would love to share this wonderful exercise called “Sacred Money, Sacred Life” taken straight from my Sacred Money Archetypes© service and course. It is an intense, thought-provoking exercise - very powerful, very illuminating.
Sacred Money, Sacred Life
Let's go ahead and do this exercise together!
If you'd like to listen to the audio version and download the bonus journaling printable, please feel free to download/play it here, or just follow along here.
- Please enjoy the audio version:
Put on some soft music, make sure the rest of the house is quiet and take some time for you. Many people don't think about these things, and when you do it can be life changing - very transformational.
Emotions may come up. Just remember that “allowing” the emotions to flow can be a good thing, it means that you are healing and moving forward.
Sacred Money, Sacred Life, is designed to help you let go of the things that don’t matter in life and to focus on what does matter most. This is the sad irony. What matters most is often what gets lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life. I am here to help you put that back front and center.
ARE YOU READY?
This is a journaling type of exercise with four questions that build upon each other.
I would love for you to have the benefit here and now with me to start to write and seek answers for yourself today. Please don't wait, take action today, there is a reason you are here.
Purpose and Impact
The first segment of these four pieces is called purpose and impact. I want you to imagine for a moment that you have all the money you need to live the life of your dreams. Take that in for a moment. You have all the money you need to live the life of your dreams.
With that taken care of..
- What do you spend time on?
- What do you feel is your purpose?
- What impact do you focus on creating?
- Who do you feel called to help?
- Why do feel compelled to do this?
This is a moment to be as specific as you can and to really allow yourself to dream. Take a few seconds just to write down any first thoughts that come up.
Perspective and Priorities
The second question here is on perspective and priorities. You’ve just learned that you only have five more years of life. The end will come without notice.
Knowing the end of your life is coming sooner rather than later...
- What changes will you make?
- What will you do with this all-important final phase of your life?
- What will give your life meaning?
- What’s the legacy that you want to leave?
Journal the first answers that come to mind. Don't second guess the answers. Just write.
Completion and Closure
The next section is completion and closure. You’ve just been told you only have one day left of life.
What are you feeling?
- Are there any regrets or disappointments?
- Do you have dreams you wish you had fulfilled?
- Is there anything you wish you had done differently now that your life is about to be complete?
Journal the answers that come to you - First answer, best answer.
For some of you this is bringing up a bit of emotion - "You've just been told you have only one day of life." Take a deep breath and just write what comes.
Realization and Renewal
The final section is realization and renewal. Looking back at what you journaled in this exercise...
- What are you saying you want to change your life?
- What choices or decisions will you now make?
- What are the main themes that you’re noticing? When I say theme, I mean thread or things in common.
I’d love to hear what you’re already seeing as the value from this exercise, comment below and write what value came - it's highly personal, so you don't need to give specifics in nature, just what value came from this.
I really love this exercise because it's a bit of a wake-up call for many of you. Great job!
So the power in this exercise comes from this final section "realization and renewal." I want you to create some concrete action steps you can now take. Be specific. Many of you will have the inclination to be very sweeping and general with your answers.
For example: “What choices or decisions will you now make?”
You may say, “I’m going to make new choices about things that make me happier.” That’s very nice, but that doesn’t really mean anything. I want you to get really specific about the action, choice or decision.
There’s no right or wrong way to do this exercise, but you want to be aware of getting to a more concrete, specific place of action as a result or as a next step of this exercise. That’s what I want you to be looking for in the realization and renewal section.
If you said, “I need to make decisions that bring more happiness to my life,” I would say, “That’s great. What is one of those decisions right now?” I just want you to widdle it down and be specific.
Now here is your Simply Wealthy Action Step:
I want to ask you to set a timer for 15 minutes, grab something to sip on such as a cup of coffee or tea, wine, whatever - just relax and take yourself through this exercise in detail. Really dive into this, and do this by yourself and for yourself. You can share it with a friend, maybe share it in our comments box below - just share it in some way to really deepen your findings here.
State what insights and aha’s come from doing this exercise.
AUTHOR: Debra Larson is an OSYL Divine Leader of Transformation & Self-Empowerment. She has the intuitive inability to quickly pull back the layers, uncovering her clients bigger vision - entrepreneurial or life purpose mission, that they are ultimately here on this earth to share. All while guiding you to step into service, success, and magnetic abundance much more quickly.
Find out more about Debra and her services HERE.