Sometimes I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. Not only am I blessed with daily reminders of the abundance in my life by the pennies that find their way into it…but the people that come with them are often amazing teachers with powerful messages to share! Sharon Leman is one such woman!! She’s a brilliant coach, speaker & story-teller who’s message is one of loving yourself and the power you tap into when you do this. Could there be a better message?! Me thinks not!!
I have to tell you a remarkable penny story.
Yesterday, I was filling out an application form that asked me the question “what makes you special?” At first blush, this seemed to me to be a very difficult question to answer. So, I enlisted the help of my coach to help me through this and other questions such as: What is the most creative project you have ever worked on?
What I discovered was a deep well of things. I felt remarkably settled and bursting with energy because the exercise allowed me the opportunity to take good stock of myself. And, the most surprising thing was that I was humbled by the experience – the very opposite of my fear that the exercise would feed my ego!
I rode this settling and exhilarating energy throughout the day. That evening, I had some time to reflect on the idea of being “Rich in Spirit.” I was inspired by a quote from an incredible leader and pioneering woman named Mary Baker Eddy, known for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality & health, which said:
“The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood …”
What struck me was the realization that I am rich in spirit! This realization felt especially important because I had been looking at my bank accounts and they certainly don’t reflect my richness, which was getting me down.
Suddenly, I realized that as long as I spend time worrying about how much money is in my bank accounts, I’m using up the energy I need to fulfill my life’s purpose and actually turning away from my richness of spirit. When I am grounded in my richness of spirit, I feel wealthy. Knowing this, I can claim with conviction, “I AM RICH!”
The synchronicity of that event reminded me that I must keep my focus on the fact that I AM rich in spirit, we are ALL rich in spirit, and that once we know that, everything else will fall into place!