Does your relationship with money feel like Groundhog Day?

I’m sure you’ve seen the movie Groundhog Day.

I believe it’s also one of Eckhart Tolle’s favourite films. And I can understand why.

In the film we see the protagonist – TV weatherman Phil Connors – forced to relive the same day over and over again.

And, like Phil, we can use our own Groundhog Days to help us improve all aspects of our lives, including our relationship with money.

Think of it this way.

Are you in a constant cycle of debt, for instance? Just as you get one credit card paid off, BOOM. A financial calamity ‘conveniently’ strikes and you’re right back to square one.

Or do you find yourself on the j-o-b treadmill, going from one workplace to another only to see the same issues and problems replaying? All that really changes are the faces and the name of the company but ultimately, it’s no different to the job you just left.

Maybe you’d like to start your own business but keep getting sucked back to the ‘safety’ of a j-o-b because you can’t get the business up and running and earning money fast enough to break free from the j-o-b’s gravitational pull.

Perhaps you already have your own business but find it difficult to focus with lazer like clarity on it and end up scattering your energy all over the place? Ultimately the business fails because you spread yourself too thin. You then have a great idea for another business but just end up back in shiny object syndrome and once again, BOOM. You’re all over the place and decide it’s best to abandon ship.

If you find yourself going around in circles on a seemingly never-ending loop of replays, it’s time, once and for all to harness some of that Groundhog Day energy and stop the merry-go-round!

After possibly hundreds of years – we never find out exactly know how long he was trapped in Punxsutawney – Phil Connors finally manages to break free.

Because he’s been given the ‘gift’ of seeing the same scenarios play out day after day, he discovers he can start to manipulate events to his advantage.

And it’s the same for us.

If we can notice the triggers, the events that keep coming around day after day, week after week, year after year, we too can start to change things.

How many times have you thought or said, “It’s going to be different this time!

… and then a few months later noticed things are still in the same position they were, or in a new position that mysteriously resembles very closely a situation you recently left?

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and say with conviction, “No more!

Let’s do a Phil Connors and use the time loops to our advantage. And like him, no-one else needs to be aware of what we’re up to!

Here’s how we climb out:

  1. First, acknowledge what’s going on and make a determined decision to break the cycle.
  2. Make a list of the things that trigger you and send you back to square one.
  3. Decide on the ONE business idea you’re going to focus on until it’s up and running successfully – at which point you can start to branch out.
  4. Invest in yourself and take the time to learn whatever you need to learn to stop the cycle – study marketing, learn a new skill, join a supportive online or offline group that will keep you accountable.
  5. Take one step forwards every day. This could be a big thing – starting a course – or something small – thinking of some blog ideas. But do something. Show Divinity you are serious this time!
  6. Keep repeating some of my favourite ideas from A Course in Miracles to keep you stable when it all seems to be going wrong: “There is nothing to fear for there is nothing my holiness cannot do for God goes with me wherever I go for God is in my mind and a happy outcome to all things is sure!

That last one is really important. If you knew it was all going to work out happily you’d have no problem taking the action necessary! Tip: rely on Divinity’s strength, not your own.

And to help cement that in your mind, keep cleaning throughout with the key cleaning words of Ho’oponopono:

“I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”

This is where you step up to the plate and take 100% responsibility for the madness. You’re not to blame for it but you are, at some level, responsible.

Maybe it’s something that happened in a previous lifetime that you know nothing about. But right now, in this incarnation, it’s causing confusion and a lifetime spent in a time loop of problems and setbacks.

Know also that all the problems you encounter, from the financial calamity, to the failure to make money from your business, are memories replaying in your subconscious mind.

It’s impossible to know what they are.

But by initiating the cleaning, you can petition Divinity to transmute them to void.

And that’s what we want, to be a clean slate – at Zero.

So, take action as set out above and keep cleaning as you do so.

The more action you take, the more opportunities Divinity has to inspire you to try different things that will ultimately move you onto the fast track to success.

But it all has to start with you.

With every time loop you encounter, as soon as you notice it remember that Divinity has given you yet another chance to do something about it and as ˋIhaleakalā would say, “Just get to the cleaning!

You are not at the mercy of a random universe. You truly are the Captain of your Soul!

After all, if you don’t clean up whatever is causing a block in this lifetime, I’d wager there’s a high chance you’ll be offered another chance to address it when Divinity resurrects you once again.

There isn’t a moment to lose!

But the choice is yours.

From today you can play your Groundhog Days to your advantage… or stay right where you are.