I love stepping back from myself. It gives me perspective. It minimizes self-judgment and helps me see my patterns and habits more objectively.
When I take a step back and imagine that I am talking to myself as if I am my own best friend, I am gentler, kinder and so much more forgiving with myself. And it is easier to see how my behavior may not really be serving me.
I’m finding that, the more I become an observer of myself, the more flexible I become, the more willing I am to try new things and open to the unexpected.
Several months ago, my coach and I were talking about the power of our thoughts and intentions, and she shared a Prayer for Unexpected Income with me. She said that, when we open ourselves to new money, that new money will come.
So I tried it.
I read the prayer, out loud, and envisioned checks arriving in my mailbox.
And nothing happened.
A few weeks ago I found the prayer again. I read it out loud again, several times a day. But this time I didn’t conjure any particular image of how that money would arrive. I simply opened to the IDEA of unexpected income.
The next day (yes, really!) I got a call from a client, asking if I could come to her house that day, just an hour from the time that she called.
My first reaction was, Hey, I’m busy. My clients need to book my time in advance.
And then I stepped back from my reaction and realized that this was, in fact, an opportunity to receive some unexpected income.
But I had to first be willing to be unexpected with my response.
In that moment I realized that, if we want new and unexpected income/adventures/ fill-in-your-own blank to come to us, we must be willing to be new and unexpected with our own selves.
Yes, I called the client and yes, we had a wonderful session and yes, I made money that day that I hadn’t expected.
But more important, I shifted my response. I opened to a new way of thinking. I surprised myself with my own unexpected behavior.
So, how can you open to the unexpected? How can you shift your expectations?
How can step back and allow yourself to say YES to a new way of being?
Here’s the Prayer for Unexpected Income, if you want to try it. It’s a modification of a religious science prayer.
It is meant to be said three times a day or more. It is intended to be said with the inclusion of a group so that, as you say it, you’ll be invoking good for the others in the group.
Feel free to change any language that isn’t comfortable for you. But most important, you need to be ready to accept what comes, however it shows up, and that may mean that some other unexpected opportunities will present themselves as well.
Prayer for Unexpected Income
I know that the Universe is the source of all supply, and money is the Universe in action.
I know my good is now freely flowing to me so bountifully I cannot use it all, and that I have an abundance to spare and to share, today, and always.
I expect “Unexpected Income!”
I know the Universe is now giving this to me and I accept this as Truth and I’m grateful.
All channels of financial supply are now open to me and I am richly, bountifully and beautifully prospered in every good way.
I know that true Prosperity includes true health, true wealth and true happiness.
This word, which I speak in faith, believing, now activates the law of increased universal good for me and I expect to see rich results now!
I visualize the financial good I expect. I see it coming to me richly and abundantly. I claim and accept it for myself now.
I am grateful in advance! I bless all the good I now have, and bless the increase.
I bless each person in this program. I know we are now all prospering together in every good way, and share the good we receive.
I now freely open my heart and give generously. My giving makes me abundant.
The Universe gives to me rich, lavish financial blessings now!
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