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How Would You Spend $1,000,000?

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The most common answer i have heard to this question is very revealing.  First, let’s assume that all of the people i’ve asked this or have heard answer this, did not have one-million dollars.  The general reply goes something like the following:  after spewing out a few of the top-of-mind toys, trinkets, homes and vehicles, the awkward silence begins… i inquire further about the remaining several hundred-thousand dollars.  This is when it gets really sweet … “I don’t know, but i bet i’ll know what to do with it when i get it.”  Imagine someone saying this about a motorcycle or a starring role in a Hollywood movie or a trillion-dollar debt or the partner of their dreams.

Admittedly, having a million dollars and being a millionaire are two uniquely different states of being.  Being a millionaire is probably much more work (thinking) than most people really want to embrace in their lives.  Having a million dollars, i contend, for most is much like having a pony or a puppy or any other thing the acquisition of which demands of us something more than the original picture might have suggested.  Nonetheless, we fiddle around the margins of enjoyment in the fleeting moments of achieving the goal, which much sooner gives way to the fragile frustration of dull responsibility and infringement upon one’s sense of freedom.

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Narrowing the focus and being specific and clear about what we really want in our lives, is certain to produce monumental (and tangible) results in very short order.  For instance, instead of saying you want to be a millionaire, you might start with … “I would like to have more money than i know how to spend.”  While that’s still pretty general, it’s probably a lot closer to what your true heart’s vibration is signaling.  You get what you ask for from LIFE (God, the Universe, Higher Power), based on what you really feel (the desire of your heart) rather than just the words you dribble from your mouth.  The words of protestation of our desire for wealth are much like the haggard and woefully ineffective pick -up lines spouted by pikey ne’r- do-wells in watering holes from Harlem to Harvard and from Oakland to the Outback.  The results are artfully similar.

Through experiences, your life has provided you with sufficient contrasts to set your heart (that inner voice) on a path of attraction to (and of) that which will best fulfill your pursuit of joy and happiness.  That outer voice (distractions) is often mesmerized by the latest fad, catch-phrase or hype.  Words like “rich” and “famous” cloud the clear signal coming from our heart (spirit) that says things like, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could work for someone I like?” or “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could go to a movie and dinner on a weekly basis without concern for money?” or “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could take a vacation once a year?”  These are the longings that are likely to be in the range of those that are most dear (and consequently most vibrationally powerful) to the average citizen of the USA; maybe the world.

These clear signals are losing strength and being watered down by the incessant drumbeat of the inconsequential side-show that we allow to take center stage in our LIFE.  It is no wonder we feel such a sense of frustration and loss of control when mired in the rhetoric of politics, a faltering economy, death and mayhem.  Those things are not where the larger part of our being (our heart) is drawing us.  In fairness, if indeed you feel a strong attraction to being a millionaire or having a million dollars, i suggest that you begin immediately to feed that focus with both your time and curiosity.  Your homework for tonight is to quietly and considerately begin to answer your own query … “How would you spend/apportion $________________.00.” You’ll need to get good numbers on how much the items and/or services will cost or earn.  For instance, you might want to know how much interest would accrue on any deposit of funds you might make.  How much interest do you earn on one-million dollars?

Yesterday, (exactly one month after my EarthDay (birthday)) i reached a milestone by becoming a millionaire! It was indeed a most fulfilling, rewarding and elating experience.  I learned what it was like to spend $3,000,000.00 (US).  I also learned that a more accurate description of what occurred is probably apportionment.  Once you become a millionaire, you won’t be inclined to view your resources as things that are spent (wasted, reduced, minimized, relinquished or gone) that includes your money.  Rather, all resources are apportioned and assigned to maximize enjoyment and flow.

Most importantly, i learned that in the seconds before i hit the subjective benchmark and the seconds that immediately followed, i was spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally no different.  I understood then, as i do now that the trophy of success is HAPPY and the mandate of LIFE (Living In Full Enjoyment) is to BE the journey!  (BTW, $800,000 compounded monthly @ 4%, without annual additions, earns $2,716.08 per month  … in case you wondered … 😉 )


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