The $3000 Experiment continues today! After you’ve checked out our last post demonstrating the link between your inner world (i.e. your intention for $3000) and your outer world (i.e. the amount of money in your pocket), you’re ready to carry on.
Today, Experiment co-leaders, Rodney and Janice Dietert explain 5 ways you may unknowingly be getting in your own way in this experiment. If so, no biggie because co-leader Ken Graydon has made a special audio-recording designed to zap it.
Problems uncovered and problems resolved right here and now.
MEMES AND ANCESTRAL PATTERNS
Just last night we watched the great National Geographic program ‘Brain Games’. The episode was called, “Trust Me.” The premise was that we’ve been taught the adage “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” for so long, we are challenged in the area of trust. To prove the point, they set out a booth that said Free Money (see photo, left), put a clear box on it and stuffed the box with money.
They tried giving away money 3 ways:
1. With someone in the booth assuring people the money was free,
2. With no one in the booth, and
3. With images of eyes plastered on the back wall.
People were hesitant to take money when someone was in the booth. They were far braver when there was no one in the booth and scooped up handfuls of the money. But when the eyes were plastered on the back wall of the booth, people just couldn’t do it.
So what was going on? Why was it so difficult for people to take free money? And how does this apply to the $3000 Experiment?
The story the show told was that people just couldn’t trust enough that nothing was going to happen or that the money was really free. I know my first thought was the old TV show “Candid Camera.” I would have had difficulty trusting that there wasn’t a catch or that at least a practical joke wasn’t being pulled.
So how does that impact our ability to receive “Free Money” from the universe? Because let’s face it…that’s what we’re saying we’re willing and ready to receive by embarking on this Experiment.
Underlying the reticence to receive something for nothing, free money, lie a number of cultural patterns. See if any of the five below relate to you!
1. Self Worth. Do I deserve this money? Am I entitled to receive something this good?
2. Work Ethic. If you have German ancestry (which both Rodney and I do), this can be a really engrained pattern. You have to work hard for what you earn. But a lot of cultures have that same mindset. If you’ve been brought up within Christianity, there’s always the “sweat of your brow” injunction from Genesis.
3. Greedy. If I take money, or too much money, will I be judged as being greedy? Will there be enough for others if I take everything in this box?
4. Ancient Concept of Gift Giving. From the ancient Norse Runes, X = Gebo, the Gift, and it has deep meanings that I think still resonate with us today. The gift was a symbol of an oath or bond in ancient times. This was how a lord or king ensured the loyalty of his subjects. He gave the person a gift. The act of receiving the gift created a debt on the part of the recipient, and that debt meant the recipient was bound to return that gift when called upon (ie., service to the king during times of war). Even the gift of a gold ring, which now has been chosen to symbolize love, in ancient times was the symbol of an oath of loyalty between two people who generally didn’t even know one another before the wedding day. When the man gave that gold ring to the woman, it obligated her to remain loyal to him for life.
So, deep within the collective psyche is the idea that if we accept something valuable for free, we obligate ourselves at a very deep level.
A more modern expose on the idea is Sheldon Cooper, popular character on the TV show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (above) stressing about gift giving for Christmas because he feels he must return a gift of the same value when Penny says she’s giving him a gift. In the end, she gives him Leonard Nimoy’s signature on a napkin, and he gives her every gift he purchased because the autograph is so valuable to him. This kind of thinking sets up the idea that if we take free money from the universe, some obligation will be extracted from us in return.
5. Ancestral Need. As my favorite dowsing instructor, Raymon Grace says, some of us needed better ancestors. He’s of Scotch Irish descent and his ancestors came over during the Irish Potato Famine. As he puts it, ‘my ancestors didn’t come here with money; they came here because they were starving’.
Science has shown within the last couple of years that the experiences of the mother before she even conceives can alter her genes in such a way that the children she does have respond to similar situations AS IF THEY HAD EXPERIENCED THEM THEMSELVES.
So, did you spot any of these 5 common money-related issues within yourself?
Even if you have no issues with self-worth, greed, or your perceptions of and around money, what about those patterns that have been handed down to you for generations if not millennia? How does one clear something one has never experienced?
Easy! Experiment co-leader, Ken Graydon, has made a special audio-recording for you to do exactly that right here and now.
All you have to do is find a comfy spot where you can be quiet for 10 minutes, close your eyes, and let Ken’s soothing voice guide you through 2 processes that stretch back in time and clear these patterns so they’ll no longer affect you, “The Healing Handbook“, that will help you sweep them away.
To play on your mobile device or computer:
To download the mp3:
But most important, just remember that you already did the work to clear out space and set up your Experiment. What the universe fills that space with now: a) will not deprive others, b) is exactly what you need, c) comes with no strings or obligations attached.
Thanks everyone! In usual Consciousness Playground fashion, we’ll all be taking the last week of this month off to enjoy other things. See you back here on Tuesday, Feb 3 with a post including some of the wonderful unexpected money stories that are already happening for participants. See you then. ~ Wendy
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