Recently, someone near and dear to me received a phone call telling her that she won a million dollars from Publishers’ Clearing House. Well, here’s the deal, Publishers’ Clearing House doesn’t contact winners by phone, e-mail or post. Instead, the PCH van shows up your door as a surprise visit. This person was a recipient of a scam.
While this loved one chose to believe in her fantasy of winning a million dollars–already spending the money before it even arrived (at least in her mind), all logic went out the door. When I spoke with her on the phone, I had this feeling in my gut that overpowered me. I didn’t want to come off as a wet blanket, but the situation seemed too surreal to have a grain of truth in it.
And it wasn’t just that, but my own greed and wounds reared their ugly heads. When this person said that she could buy me a house, I balked. Yes, I would like to own a home, but my belief is still that I have to earn the house through my gifts and talents. I don’t know that I would want to become wealthy overnight. And to be honest, I don’t think most people are spiritually-aware enough to handle the powerful energy connected to money. After all, money is one of the most powerful energies, not to mention a power symbol on the planet. If someone hasn’t been doing their spiritual work, money could destroy them or they’ll treat wealth like a hot potato which they’ll spend as quickly as it arrives in their bank accounts.
Now, as far as scammers, who most of us refer to as desperate scumbags, they can only prey on us if we have disowned our shadows. We all have shadows such as greed, selfishness, and lust which we buried deep within our subconscious and suppress every time something in our environment triggers those shadows. Instead of making peace with our shadows and our collective shadows, we find others to project those shadows onto and develop limiting beliefs around money, relationships, employment, and health such as we are undeserving or all rich people are greedy and dishonest.
If we disown our shadows we become targets of criminal types such as con artists and thieves, especially now with the planets Mercury retrograde in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces. We are easily deceived by others because we’re in denial about our own power to manifest. I’m telling people during this long planetary transits (lasts until the end of June 2015), that if something sounds too good to be true it is a red flag waving in their face so pay attention.
I don’t like to play the role of the wet blanket but I’m also an extremely cautious person who doesn’t believe anything until I can witness it myself. And I don’t see what happened with my loved one as a disappointment as much as I do a learning opportunity for myself and the person who was scammed. She acted as a mirror for me and I could see my shadows playing out as well as hers. Prior to the phone call, I listened to Cari Murphy’s Contact Radio Show Straight Talk for the Soul in which Cari spoke about accountability and facing our shadows. And prior to that talk, she mentioned synchronicity in depth.
So here are the bullet points in becoming scam-resistant:
- Own your shadows
- Realize that we all project our desires and displeasure onto others
- Know that con artists are experts at playing upon our weaknesses (such as greed)
- If it sounds too good to be true, run
- Research the organization, caller, or topic of phone call under “scam alerts”
- Phone the real company and report the scam
- Don’t ever wire money to any stranger or person posing as a legitimate company
- Don’t give out any personal details such as your address, social security number, or bank accounts
- Don’t purchase anything over the phone, unless you initiated the call
- Watch your back because no one else will
- Develop self-love and self-respect
- Heal your beliefs and patterns around wealth
- Practice the Law of Attraction and manifest through an energetic process (slowly over time)
Any of us no matter our educational background, age, or ethnicity can fall prey to a scam artist. We all have weaknesses and we all have days which leave us ripe for deception. Although these scam artists tend to prey on the elderly (hoping that their faculties are fading or that they are trusting of someone with an authoritative or official sounding voice), they could prey on someone battling debt and illness.
I like the saying, all that glitter isn’t gold to describe this type of scenario. Wishing for a million dollars to drop in our lap is living in the future and not showing appreciation for what we already have; the love already in our lives. We believe that a million dollars will save us from our fears and bring security, when in fact it might just reflect back to us multiplying our insecurities. While money can be used for great and wonderful things, it can also destroy us if we lack a spiritual center or strong set of ethics that we actually live. Some people say they have ethics and question the ethics of others, but when placed in a similar situation than the person they judge, they toss their so-called ethics out the window. The great Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel captured this theme in his movies while his contemporary Jean Renoir believed in the humanity of all people, stating that everyone has their reasons for doing what they do (even corrupt people).
Now, the good news is (if you follow the teachings of Abraham Hicks), that my loved one launched rockets of desire into her Vortex. If she develops self-love, owns her shadows, and does the required legwork for Law of Attraction, she could very well manifest a million dollars from a legitimate source. But in order for her to do that, she must step out of denial, develop self-love, and transform her beliefs about wealth. That’s a tall order, but no lesson comes to us if we’re not ready to tackle it.
While you’re at it, here’s my video on the Mercury Neptune Square.
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