Many people have come to see the year 2012 as the dawn of a new age, a new era in human consciousness and human awareness. And for many of these same people this feeling of a huge spiritual awakening is creating an age-old dilemma. This dilemma is the apparent contradiction between spiritual well being and financial well-being. This is, in fact, a false dichotomy, which causes much unnecessary suffering.

This feeling that material goods and financial security are somehow opposed to spiritual awakening is why oftentimes so many beautiful, well-meaning folks on the spiritual path tend to be poor and have money issues. These folks often feel that to be spiritual, one has to renounce all material goods and material well being.

NOT! The truth is that there is no inherent spirituality in being poor or in being rich. This misunderstanding comes about because it is true that being attached to your desire for material goods or your desire for wealth…in fact, being ‘attached’ to ANYTHING – can block you – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Which means that if you’re attached to being poor and suffering, and believing this will improve you spiritually, that also is a block to real spiritual growth.

This belief about how the spiritual world and the material world may or may not fit together is heightened when what you are seeing in your reality is so much economic turmoil in your world.

However, it’s important to recognize that even in these so-called ‘very tough times’, many people are doing well today. So, how do you account for that? In fact, it is your CHOICE whether you want to live in a world of economic stress and strife or live in a world of economic abundance and wellness! This ability to choose your world requires letting go of your old belief systems around money and spirituality. I know, I know! This can be a big challenge for many of you on the spiritual path. And yet, it doesn’t have to be that way!

The truth is that the Universe is abundant and we can all enjoy abundance. As you awaken to your true nature, it may be necessary to let go of some of the striving and grasping for material goods you once held. It’s just a matter of WHY you are striving and grasping for material goods. For the sake of what? To be clear here, when you realize the striving and grasping for material goods is to fill a void, it does not serve you, and in your striving and grasping, you find you are not realizing the abundance and prosperity you are striving for. In fact, in the letting go of the striving, it does not lead to a place of poverty; rather, it leads to a new understanding of the abundance around you! If you can step into a new way of thinking and a new way of looking at your problems, this new awareness can be a wonderful force to move you forward on your path both spiritually and financially!

More to come!
Stay tuned for part 2 – Understanding The Game…