Programming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 129-May 9 “I forgive myself for having believed for so long that I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.”—Ceanne DeRohan From the moment of birth, our programming starts. Our parents tell us things over and over as we grow. We inculcate their opinions, beliefs, and emotions until they are almost ritualized. Like Pavlov’s dog, we salivate when the bell rings, whether or not there is food on the table. A look, a word, trigger automatic response. We don’t choose our response; it is programmed. The word is spoken or the body tenses or the angry look pierces us, and the CD goes in the slot and the … [Read more...]

Go for the Underlying Value

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 128-May 8 “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”—Martin Luther King, Jr. For many years I had studied acting, gotten my B.A. Degree in Dramatic Art, and made the trek to Hollywood as countless thousands before me. I got my Equity card performing in Hello, Dolly! with Martha Rae, my SAG card in The Time of Your Life with James Whitmore, and did odds and … [Read more...]

Perspective

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 127-May 7 “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”—Italian Proverb One afternoon, I was complaining about all of my problems to a friend as we milled with a group, waiting for a meeting to begin. She listened patiently to me whining for about five minutes, and then she had had enough. “Excuse me!” she said loudly. I froze in my tracks. “Did you eat today?” she asked. “Yes,” I said, not understanding why she was asking this question. “Do you have a place to sleep tonight?” she continued, looking at me coldly. Now I was getting the picture. “Yes,” I said sheepishly. “And do … [Read more...]

Let Go, Let God

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: DailyAffirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 126-May 6 “Good morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help. So, have a good day.”—Unknown I was stamping my foot and moaning about my life when my friend, Jennifer, reminded me that there was only so much I could do to make my dreams come to pass. Then I had to relax and let God take over. A hard lesson, that. Jennifer then repeated this poem to me, which I never forgot: As children bring their broken toys With tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God, Because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving Him In peace to work alone, I hung … [Read more...]

Patience

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 125-May 5 “I waited and waited, and when no message came, I knew it must be from you.”—Ashleigh Brilliant Patience. I am patient. I am patient. I am P-A-T-I-E-N-T. “He also serves who only stands and waits.” I can wait my turn. I can W-A-I-T. I have patience. God has three answers to prayers: “Yes,” “Not now,” and “I have something better for you.” Of the three, “Not now” is the toughest one. Not now. Okay. WHEN? “Good things come to him who waits.” I am waiting. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH! WAIT. Wait. Wait. Sometimes it seems, when we’ve been sending out a lot of ships, but none are coming in, … [Read more...]