I caught myself using an interesting term today in a coaching session. Soul-colleague (who for the moment was behaving as a client) is facing a decision that would be “easy,” I said, “if you had inherited wealth.” And then I said something that still fascinates me for you, dearest blog readers: “And you do have inherited wealth,” and we both knew what she meant: not of the kind like this:
but more like the one at the top of this post: Plenty, from many sources.
The next time you feel cornered into doing something you wouldn’t have to do if you had inherited wealth, there’s no need to fool yourself into thinking you have pirate treasure. Try this instead:
Identify your inherited wealth. Here are three places to look:
- Past lifetimes: No need to take my word for it, just consider what you have known how to do since birth. What you have been good at that not everyone else is so good at. What did you come into this lifetime knowing how to do? (Whatever you call it; my words for it are “karmic inheritance.”)
- This lifetime: Privilege; everyone has some, for example, being: white, straight (in world that’s phobic around people who aren’t heterosexual), literate, able-bodied, young (but not too young), born relatively free of trauma. Here are one, two interesting takes on privilege from our blog. (There are others, too, if you search on the term!)
- Circumstance, accident, serendipity: Name it. Claim it.
And if your assets do include pirate treasure, claim that too. And just catch yourself and re-think: do I have inherited wealth? How could I use it to help me feel free in this situation?
That’s how it worked for us today.