The Universal Bank Account

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 155-June 4 “Sure, the world is full of trouble. But, as long as we have people undoing trouble, we have a pretty good world.”—Helen Keller I have always felt that there is a rhyme and reason to the Universe, that justice does prevail in the long term, that life really is fair. It’s like a big bank account in the sky—my karmic bank account, if you will, where I record my debits and my credits. Some days I make deposits to its bank account, and some days I make withdrawals. I feel happy when my accounts are balanced. Whenever bad things happen and I am once again going through challenges in my life, I feel … [Read more...]

The First Law of a Thousand Times

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 154-June 3 “Life is like a taxi. The meter keeps a-ticking, whether you are getting somewhere or standing still.”—Lou Erickson We have to hear the truth a thousand times before we understand it. This is “The First Law of a Thousand Times.” At the thousandth repetition, we hear the truth again but this time with a difference. Finally, we get it; we undergo the “Aha!” experience and we see clearly some truth about how we have been operating our lives. “Aha!” my mind clicks open and a shiver runs through my body. Voices ring in my head and I hear my mother telling me that truth when I was twelve, a teacher … [Read more...]

Choices

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 151-May 31 “No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.”—Grace Slick Never before have human beings had as many choices as those presented in our modern society. The train, the steam ship, the automobile, and the airplane have made travel accessible to the masses. With mobility come broader perspectives and new choices: You can live anywhere, choose any career, meet anyone. Today you can pack up and move to New York, Chicago, Orlando, Kansas City, or a farm in Montana. You can learn to sail, write a book, produce a movie, adopt a child. We yearn for the excitement of … [Read more...]

The Son of Jaws Meets the Bride of Tuna

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 150-May 30 “There’s a sucker born every minute.”—P.T. Barnum “Easy money!” The ads seem to scream. “Work at home part-time and make thousands of dollars!” Solicitations arrive in the mail: “You’re already a winner of one of these four fabulous prizes: a new car, a new television, a new stereo, or luggage. Send your check for $39.95 shipping and handling to….” Of course you get the luggage—a plastic little fold-up airline bag worth $1.49. I know because I fell for that one. Have you? Here are the Top Ten Telemarketing Frauds, as reported by the national Fraud Information Center: Work-at-Home … [Read more...]

The Chinese Version of Heaven and Hell

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 149-May 29 “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”—James M. Barrie This is a story I heard years ago, origin unknown: In the Chinese vision of Hell, many people are seated around a large table. The table is laden with fine food, piled high in the middle of the table, looking scrumptious and smelling delicious. At each place setting, there is a set of very long chopsticks with which each person can reach the food in the middle. But the chopsticks are too long for the people to be able to get the food into their mouths. So they are all wailing, angry and … [Read more...]