Back in late 2004 I was on the verge of total financial breakdown. Not having worked for nearly 3 years I was totally broke. I had worked in the IT industry as a contractor that paid well when I had work. It had allowed me to buy my own house and furnish it with the things I previously only dreamed of HI-FI system, TV, DVD surround sound system, lush carpets etc…it was luxurious. It was also very quiet and peaceful surrounded by trees and overlooking a canal.
Looking back now I can see that the periods I spent, in between contracts, in my new environment unlocked a deeper spiritual awareness in me that previously had only occasionally surfaced.
I began to enjoy my quite periods of solitude and contemplation. I was able to search the internet and discover articles, books and CDs explaining and covering all aspects of this greater spiritual dimension I was experiencing. I quickly began to realise that my constant struggle to stay in the familiar “9-5” work environment was actually working against me as I tended to put on hold any new found realisations preferring instead, as a matter of practicality, to integrate myself into the day-day “reality” of work.
So it was in 2001 that I decided, with a friend of mine, to embark on a different way of working one that still would allow me to explore new awareness and spirituality as well as maintain the home I had recently purchased. Hence, Sekwa.com or my site for Internet Spiritual Marketing was born. Unfortunately, this never really became the monetary success we had hoped for and we soon disbanded and went our separate ways. He went back to full-time work while I struggled on still trying to make some success of it. However, nearly 3 years later, even I had to concede that it was not going to work.
I was given some typically held common beliefs about money which many of us have heard or been socially conditioned to accept. It was an opportunity to examine my own feelings towards these deeply ingrained beliefs:
“Money is the root of all evil.”
“Save your money for a rainy day.”
“Rich people are greedy.”
“You have to work hard to make money.”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
“You can’t be rich and spiritual.”
“What am I made of…. money?”
“Money doesn’t buy happiness.”
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”
“That’s not for people like us.”
And the “infamous”… “we can’t afford it”
It was after identifying and examining my beliefs here that I quickly challenged some of my thoughts about my relationship to wealth. I decided to record my own responses in “Factors influencing my wealth and monetary status”.
It helped me change my career and by 2005 I got into “Web Testings” an aspect of web design that I had never really thought about but was now even more well paid than the IT support work I’d done earlier. I was now financially back on track and able to start building up my financial worth again.
Or so I thought…
Listen to Bashar’s audio explanation here on Abundance…