16 Nov “Deserving is Our Birthright”
“Deserving is our Birthright”: Introduction to My Interview with MysticMag.org
I was touched and grateful to be asked for an interview by MysticMag’s Sarah Kirton. Here it is! Click here for more about MysticMag.
How did RAISING CLARITY first materialize, and with what objective?
RAISING CLARITY was named by my branding specialist Kurt Bartolich in 2012. The positioning line has changed, but RAISING CLARITY came out of a study he did of my clients. The premium thing my clients said they received from me? Clarity.
At the time, I worked solely with the energies of money as a certified money coach and non-profit fundraiser. That led me to working with time as the source of all money, even when what we do with time is waste it or sell it cheaply and buy it back at a high price. I began helping my people change that equation. That then led me to the importance of focus when we want to make a change of any magnitude in our lives, which ultimately led me to the importance of mindset. RAISING CLARITY now works in these four areas of a person’s life, usually all together: time, money, focus, mindset.
Why is it important to time our life changes with the seasons?
It amazes me how many people use the stars to guide their life changes but don’t use the Earth’s seasonal cycle. I’m not a gardener, or farmer, and I didn’t even grow up in a place where the seasons were very strongly marked (San Diego). Yet it is clear to me since I began learning from Perelandra, Ltd. to focus on seasonal changes that our attention is repaid many times over when we understand what’s easiest to accomplish supported by the energies of Fall (starting something new), vs. allowing our something new to be nourished by the deep, quiet energies of Winter—and then when it is time to begin showing off our changes to the world (not til Spring), and when we can expect them to bear fruit we can harvest (Summer). I work within this cycle myself and use it for planning all my big changes and new offers. I also teach it to my clients, and use it to guide my social media presence, plus much more.
Why, in your opinion, do most of us struggle to balance our time and money?
Most of us inherited ugly ideas about ourselves and our worthiness that cause us to struggle. Time and money are some of the most precious resources we have, so naturally, when it comes to assessing how worthy we are of enjoying them, commanding them, using them, sharing them—we have a really hard time feeling “deserving.” Everyone is deserving! Deserving is not some special thing we have to earn; it’s our birthright. But the struggle arises when we want more and don’t yet feel we are worthy of allocating our time for it, or of receiving the money that will support it.
What are the key elements when it comes to money coaching?
These boil down to four, in my experience, although my views may differ from the founder of money coaching, Deborah L. Price:
- ancestral and family patterns
- archetypal “voices” in our minds around money, spending, risk, and worth
- understanding that money works best when it is embraced to flow in and out
- that what we think and vision about money impacts hugely on our actual money situation and changing it.
What would you say is the way in which you help others excel?
Ah! I definitely don’t help others excel. “Excelling” is something we do to compete with others. Once we see this, we can keep right on doing it, but it’s not nearly as important as quieting the voices within ourselves that get in the way of achieving our dreams and calling, which is where I can begin to help people.
At this point in our interview, Sarah asked me to say more. To read my reply, click here to read the full interview on the MysticMag site, as well as my answer to Sarah’s next question, which was…