Do you want to discover how how to create more financial wealth and abundance into your life without working yourself into the ground?
Then perhaps the Lack Monster is expressing herself in your life.
The Lack Monster
The Lack Monster is the archetypal beggar on the side of the road, always needing more, never having enough for her needs. She is dressed in rags although she could go out and buy herself some perfectly decent clothes, but she is saving that money up for a rainy day because one day she might need it.
She looks around her and sees what other people have and she feels “less than”. She sees them spending and enjoying and she wants that for herself, but its just not what she thinks she should have. Other people are so much better off than her no matter how much she has.
And it’s not just money, the same goes for anything else – her gifts, her skills, her qualities, what she’s achieved in her life or her relationships.
If the Lack Monster is active in your life you will feel that there is never enough and you are always striving to have more. Your worst fear to lose everything and have nothing and so you’re always trying to fill your life up with “things”.
This has no relevance to your financial wealth as often the wealthiest and most successful people feel like this, indeed the more wealthy and successful they are, the worse it gets. Or it may show up as lack in other areas of life: a lack of love, a lack of friends or a lack of self worth.
The gift of the Lack Monster is discovering how much is within you, to experience the abundance of your own resources and that lack is only a state in the cycle of receiving. That before you can be filled up you need to be empty and that emptiness is only a state of openness to receive.
This is another kind of confidence – financial confidence.
New Moon in Taurus and the Green Man
If you are relating to this, astologer Pam Carruthers tells us, now is a very powerful time to start shifting this area of your life. This is because with the new moon in Taurus this is a time of Fertility and Creativity and is expressed through Venus the Goddess of Love.
This time in astrology also coincides with a very powerful time of year – the May Day Celebrations which is expressed through The Green Man also know as Jack of the Green, the crowning of the May Queen and dancing round the may pole.
The May Day Celebrations were ancient fertility rites practiced by the Celts and the Druids thousands of years ago.
These celebrations happened not when farmers were planting their seeds but when their crops had taken root and were already showing signs of good growth. So this is a different kind of fertilisation.
Jack of the Green Celebrations
The Green Man tradition is still very much alive today in many parts of the UK. It just so happened that I attended the May Day Celebrations in Hastings on Monday where the Green Man is taken very seriously.
See how much creativity has been expressed by the people of Hastings in these photos. Every woman, man and child, sported green in some way: green painted faces, some very elaborate, green costumes, and through wearing green garlands and crowns.
Here is a photo I took of the Green Man himself who is covered by a triangular structure of green leaves, out of which his face can only just be seen.
I found it fascinating that The Green Man is hidden within this structure – because of the theme of hiding was very strong for me at one time and is often experienced by many of the people I work with – who feel inhibited or find it hard to step into the spotlight.
But here the Green Man is celebrating the fact that he is hiding.
He is mysterious.
He is only just seen through all his greenery – which symbolises growth and fertility.
Traditionally as the Green Man processes through the town – he will frighten those that are watching by leaping out and sticking his face right up to yours. When it happened to me it was both surprising – but also very powerful. It was like an initiation in which there is a direct connection with the god, guru or in this case Nature Spirit. This brief encounter with the Green Man left me feeling very alive and energised.
So this is a time, both because of astrological influences alongside the May Day festivities, to fertilise the creative ideas, projects, dreams and aspirations that have taken root in your imagination.
This might be through creativity in any form – art, music, writing, cooking, woodwork, diy etc
Pam describes this in more detail in her newsletter which features a YouTube video. Click here for the newsletter – and I recommend you subscribe.
Here’s how to overcome the influence of the Lack Monster as suggested by Pam and how you can begin to create more wealth and abundance.
Manifesting Wealth! by Pam Carruthers
I am using his manifesting process from Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic by Napoleon Hill.
This is it in brief:-
The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps
1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount.
2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire’ (There is no such reality as “something for nothing’) By this he means what service you’ll offer. Also he suggests listening to your Higher Mind for ideas of how you can do this, and act on them!
3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire’
4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read-see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money. Emotion is all important.
I hope you find these ideas inspiring and will give you some food for thought of how you can begin to create more wealth in your life.
Wishing you much growth and abundance in the Spirit of the Green Man.
© Claire Schrader 2012
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