Magical Mondays with Karen Russo

by Tess on March 16, 2009

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                                  Today’s Magical Monday Contest:

Karen Russo will be giving away a CD, “Inspirational Music for Wealth and Well Being” to the person who leaves the best comment today!  

Karen Russo, author of The Money Keys, states it’s possible for you to never worry, fight or struggle around money again! 

Karen is a powerful and intelligent teacher who weaves together an unusual blend of of buisness education and spiritual truths.

She assists clients with:

Permanently eliminating worry about finances
Releasing resentments about money
Immediately stepping into the flow of prosperity

Be sure to leave you comment so you can deepen your experience of wealth and well-being with  music from some of today’s most gifted singers, songwriters.                                                 

                                      This Week Practice Being Generous 

It’s not unusual today to fear not having enough. We also fear we will lose what we have. There is a part of us that also believes we have no control over how much money we have. Not true!

We do have control over our money, how we spend it, our beliefs about it, how much we desire and how we save, spend or invest it.

I believe one of the quickest ways to feel like we have enough is to be generous with what we have.
This week I suggest we all practice being generous with our time, talents, possessions, love and money.

The following are suggestions for your giving:

Give away something you don’t need
Give away soemthing you treasure
Give an act of service
Give someone your time
Give away money to a cause or charity you believe in
Give acceptance
Give appreciation
Give gratitude
Give with no thought of receiving
Give companionship
Give love and praise 

Do you find it difficult to give? Why?
Are you an over giver, giving to please, impress or be liked?
When you give to you expect to get back?
The winner of Karen’s CD will be announced on Friday!

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    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    Albert | UrbanMonk.Net March 16, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Hey Tess! Your post reminds me of a really good teaching by Eckhart Tolle. All miserliness is a sign that we are living from a small “me”, that thinks the world is against it, that there isn’t enough. If we think the world isn’t enough, then that’s exactly how it will be.

    Thanks for a good post.

    Albert | UrbanMonk.Net’s last blog post..Acceptance and Attention – The Basis of Unconditional Love and Nurturing


    steadymom March 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I love being free from worrying about money! In this time of economic uncertainty, it is a real blessing.

    Thanks for the ideas about how to give – generosity is a powerful force against financial worry.


    steadymom’s last blog post..mommy transitions


    Patricia March 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Nice post and clear information sharing – Thank you.
    I am an exceedingly generous person, because I believe there is a flow to energy. Money is just paper and coin representing energy. How you use it shows how you feel about yourself. I also love to give gifts – a hobby.
    I have to set aside how much money I can use each month for the flow of energy and for my gifts. This month we did not draw a pay check to keep 2 employees paid for another month. Flow of energy.
    With no money coming in – fresh energy – my gifts had to be from what I already have. I gave 110 used books to a church fundraiser, and 4 bags of household items to help handicapped children. I edited papers for 2 students and made up a recipe which will feed us a week from what was leftover from last years garden. I turned the compost bin into the garden beds and sorted my seeds.
    I just believe that we planned to cover our expenses for 6 months and that soon work will be flowing that energy back to us and giving us funds that we need.

    My only anxiety is about timing and I work at flowing that away in prayer and meditation.

    Patricia’s last blog post..Someone’s in The Kitchen With Patricia


    Daphne March 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Tess, you ask good questions on giving. For example I find it easier to give money than time. Something to think about. Thanks!

    Daphne’s last blog post..Can You Become Richer In A Recession?


    mair March 17, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Great Blog!! Unfortunately, today, I couldn’t IMAGINE having wealth, or well being. I read as much inspirational/self help blogs as I can to get me through this financial crisis. Thank you for sharing!


    Thanks for ‘Celebrating in Difficult Times’!!

    mair’s last blog post..Life Between a Rock and a Hard Place


    Suzi~Q March 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I am RICH, so long as I have SOMETHING to give to someone else.

    At times it is simply my time and love. That might look like a quick phone call to say “I was thinking of you”, or a note in the mail if I could scrounge up enough pennies to buy a stamp. Other times it was just showing up to clean someone else’s toilet when they were too sick to do it them selves.

    20 years later, some of the most fond memories we share are of times when we shared our selves in sparce times!


    Lance March 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Tess,

    Today at work, we had a St. Patrick’s day -themed lunch, with all the proceeds going to a local free clinic. I participated, and gave to help out – but that’s not the point. The real point is the people who organized this, who put their heart behind getting this lunch ready, organizing it all, and really just making it happen. I felt good about participating – although I was also getting something in return (lunch). I have to imagine the people who organized this had a much deeper feeling of connectedness to this project. I think that’s a real key to being generous – if we feel some sort of a personal connection – it becomes more meaningful…

    Lance’s last blog post..Sunday Thought For The Day


    Dustin @ Beating the Grind March 18, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Nice article.

    I have found that it is so important to go the extra mile when giving as well. Going the extra mile takes very little additional effort and it really maximizes the value of your efforts.

    Dustin @ Beating the Grind’s last blog post..The Art of Quitting


    Jannie Funster March 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Great, late for the party again. (Sorry.)

    I am perhaps better at “for”giving than giving, I confess.

    I forget to give things away.

    I do have many many material things, like books and CDs I may never read or listen to again. Those I should give away.


    Jannie Funster’s last blog post..After May 10th


    Hilda March 18, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This is a great post, love it!

    Sorry this suggestion is late but another way to give that I recommend often: Give what you want to receive!

    Hilda’s last blog post..My Personal Creed


    Tess The Bold Life March 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Yes I love Echart Tolle I think he is egoless!

    I never thought of generosity as a powerful force but it is!

    I’m impressed by your creativity and thoughtfulness when it comes to this topic.

    That is something for me to think about as well!

    I think it’s the same thing don’t you? Can you give without forgiving?
    Good question.

    What you say is true. Give yourself credit for participating. I think we all choose different places and topics to be generous and we all participate at different levels depending on how much we want to contribute but I think everything counts!

    How true and don’t we always want to maximize our efforts? Yeah for the extra mile.

    I’m going to practice this as well.

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Are You Bold Enough To Forgive Yourself & Others?


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