Last year my reverend gave a series of talks on a book he read entitledÂ Twelve Powers in You.Â The book describes Â physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the 12 powers inherent in each of us. Fascinated by these talks, Iâ€™ve decided to expand on them through the money perspective that I often see things, being a financial planner.
According to Google, enthusiasmÂ isÂ intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
Spiritually, enthusiasmÂ is the spark that moves us forward. From the greek wordsÂ En meaning “in” andÂ Theos meaning “God”, we are spiritually enthusiastic when we join our life with God’s purpose.
Emotionally (soul),Â enthusiasmÂ is about living in joy. That’s what we’re really saying when we tell someone to enjoy.Â En or INjoy!
Physically,Â enthusiasmÂ is represented by yourÂ hypothalamus and medulla oblongata.
What does enthusiasmÂ have to do with money?
First off, you might be asking what the heck’s a hypothalama-thingy and medulla oblonga-who? Hypo means below. So hypothalamus is “below the thalamus”. Recall that the thalamus are cerebral matter between the two hemispheres of your brain. The thalamus represent yourÂ power of imagination.Â
Your hypothalamus, along with the brain stem, have specific centers that regulate your body’s automatic functions and cyclical activities that are under subconscious control, including energy levels. It regulates the secretion of the pituitary hormones with regulate the other endocrine glandsÂ (power of wisdom).Â Â In other words – enthusiasmÂ subconsciously gives you the energy to move towards your goals. It connects your outer world with your inner world.
Enthusiasm bridges the life we’ve always dreamed of, with the life we are having now. If you’ve always imagined a life where you could work 4 days a week volunteering in a low income medical clinic because you want to make a difference. But you feel stuck working at the hospital because that’s where you can make a living and not have to worry about money. Enthusiasm is what will subconsciously prompt you to seek theÂ life planning advisorÂ that will show you how to align your finances with your goals so that your dream can be a reality. But first you have to imagine a better life. Enthusiasm will bring you opportunities. Then it’s a matter of usingÂ wisdom to make conscious choices with your finances.