The Security IllusionOctober 5th, 2011 by Mark Gregor
For many of us, our parents taught us at an early age to always save for a “rainy day”. There was this sense that hard times were inevitable and that the only way to stay safe (financially speaking) was to save as much money as possible. While the action of saving money in itself is an important and beneficial part of living and running a business in our modern world, our belief that by simply saving money we’ll somehow ensure complete security in sustaining our current lifestyle is little more than an illusory fantasy.
A good exercise to understand this point is to consider how much money you believe you would need to feel “secure.” Now imagine someone (whether in your life or you’ve seen in the news) who has had that much money only to lose it all. People don’t lose money nor do they find money. Money is simply manifested or released depending on the lessons we invite in during our experience. Our attachment to needing financial security is simply a resistance to trusting the flow of life. Money will never make us happy, joyous, stressed, worried, or any other emotional state of being. It will only ever reflect back to us an understanding of where we are in our relationship to it and our need for security in it.
In spiritual conversation, there’s a common saying “let go and let God.” In many ways, this is equally true in regards to our financial experience. Let go of the need to control your sense of “security” (which is never more than an illusion) and let the natural flow of your ever-present abundance flow into your life.
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