THE PORTABLE BLESSINGS LEDGER
💰 A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FINANCES AND BRING MEANING & HEART TO YOUR DEALINGS WITH MONEY 💰
By NAOMI ROSE
What if every time your hands, mind, and heart touched money, something wonderful happened? The Portable Blessings Ledger helps you bring your heart and finances together in an immediate, hands-on way — and reap the benefits and blessings that accrue.
“The Portable Blessings Ledger turns our relationship with money upside-down! This financial roadmap guides you to a place where money is the vessel that illuminates your inner wisdom, brings peace to your home and family, and expresses your deepest values in the world. What a gift!”— Hal Brill, President, Natural Investment Services; co-author, Investing with Your Values
From the Money and the Inner Life series in the Rose Press Collection: Most of us learn that money is something outside us, and that how much of it we have depends on such factors as luck, hard work, constant attention to getting it, and so on. But our inner life — our connection with, or separation from, our deep nature — is the real key to having what we need, and to trusting life to support us totally. Keeping a Portable Blessings Ledger can help you come into this place.
$19.95 USD / Ebook (PDF) / 127 pages
💰 The Portable Blessings Ledger 💰
LETS YOU BRING TOGETHER
(1) THE RECORD-KEEPING PART OF YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE
WITH (2) THE BLESSINGS-FINDING AND -SOWING PART OF YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE —
A marriage made in heaven, and realized on earth.
As you begin to bring your present-moment awareness and willingness to see blessings in any financial transaction (or even how you think about money in your mind and feelings), your consciousness expands to include much more abundance than you may have thought possible before. Money, of course. But also how you feel when you greet the clerk when making a purchase; how you view a client or customer; the light of a winter sky as you move out into the world to buy and sell, etc.
At the very same time, this Ledger enables you get keep exacting records of your expenses and income — records you can use for bookkeeping and taxes, as well as your business and personal life. Plus, as you write down the stories that show themselves in the process, (as happens with writing) the narrative arc of your life comes into focus and moves you towards your next chapter.
Keep your own Portable Blessings Ledger, and watch your blessings grow
💵 The premise of this unique and timely book is that if you approach every financial transaction with a willingness to discover the blessings connected with them (both those that come towards you and those that come from you), they’ll appear.
💵 The promise is that if you keep this Ledger, the process will transform your life . . . your finances . . . your heart . . . your community . . . and your planet.
💵 The benefits include a no-stress way to record every financial transaction down to the penny, and how your transactions reveal — and help to heal — your deep inner life. (Good for your record-keeping, budgeting, taxes, and emotional and spiritual well-being, too.) And let’s not forget the benefit of practice in spontaneous, no-fault writing!
💵 The format of The Portable Blessings Ledger enables you to keep track of everything you make and spend, down to the penny. You are given simple guides for painless and precise record-keeping, as well as forms for Spending, Income, Musings, Celebrations, and Assessments (Financial & Life-Story) — and the stories that unfold in the process that connect your relationship with money to your deeper inner being.
💰The Portable Blessings Ledger 💰
lets you do all the nuts-and-bold of record keeping —
💰 Budget, keep accurate records for taxes and personal/business assessment, and learn where your money goes — and why.
AND BY OPENING YOU TO YOUR INNER LIFE, THE LEDGER INFLUENCES WHAT THEN HAPPENS IN YOUR OUTER LIFE —
💰 Writing down the stories that show themselves through your monetary transactions shows you important, surprisingly positive truths about yourself and the world — and makes them even more possible.
💰 Enhancing your writing ability happens as a natural consequence of recording your stories. Writing them down in your Ledger as close to their moment of happening as possible gives you no-fault practice in writing, and even helps you discover more about your spontaneous writing style.
💰 All this connects you to the blessings that you get to have and to give through the vehicle of money.
— All this, simply because you are present to yourself whenever money comes into the picture.
Just $19.95 to start funding your own stories of abundance (and help you keep track of your finances to the penny — painlessly!) For your money, you get 127 pages of inspiring suggestions, easy-to-fill-in forms, illuminating examples, and — best of all — a way to begin funding your true abundance and self-directed financial competence. $19.95 USD / Ebook (PDF) / 127 pages
💰 What You’ll Get in This Book 💰
THE PORTABLE BLESSINGS LEDGER includes forms for you to use to bring record-keeping together with a consciousness of blessings. It also includes the author’s stories from her own Ledger, to open the door to what’s possible for you.
💰 Introduction: “This is a book for you to use. It’s designed to help you keep track of your expenses, income, and even thoughts/desires/worries about money in a way that will bring consciousness to the experience, and in that way connect you with yourself. . . .”
💰 Part 1: Tools for the Journey: The Premise and the Format / What to Put in Your Forms / (Blank) Forms for Your Use (Spending Forms; Income Forms; Musings Form; Celebrations Form; Assessment Forms, Financial & Life-Story)
💰 Part 2: Grounding Yourself in the Blessings of Keeping the Ledger: Benefits of Keeping a Portable Blessings Ledger / About Blessings (The Circumstances That Tend to Bring About Blessings — (1) Asking for What You Need, and (2) Following Your Heart’s Desire) / How Keeping a Blessings Ledger Can Help You to Be in Community / Blessings and Income (“The pain and angst around ‘Where will I get more money? I don't have enough money!’ is really an inside job — and so is the remedy. . . .”)
💰 Part 3: Glimpses of Your Story through My Story: Spending Forms (#1, “By Hand”; #2, “The Kindness of Strangers”; “Providing Everything, Everything Is Provided”; #4, “There’s No End to the Blessings”) / Income Forms (#1, “Walking on Cloud 9”; #2, Just Being Who You Are”) / Musings Forms (#1, “What Is ‘Enough’ Money?”; #2, The Fruits of Listening”; #3, “Compassionate Organization”) / Celebrations (“Signing a contract to sing in a lyric opera chorus”) / Assessments, Financial & Life-Story
💰 Part 4: Additional Forms to Play With: Including “Create Your Own Forms”
💰 Audio Reading from the Book by the Author 💰
In this audio, the author reads 2 stories from her own Blessings Ledger: one on how the usually ordinary experience of food shopping can be transformed by a Blessings-Ledger consciousness, and the other on how getting a post-office box can illuminate the different worlds that the consciousness of blessings (or lack of them) bring about.
💰 EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK, Author’s Illustration
Date: Thursday, April 7th
Transaction #: 2
Source of Income: Book Development client, Patricia S.
Conditions: I had already worked with her husband on his book, so she knew of my work in terms of him. But when she saw my ad, she realized that she could enlist me to help her write her own book.
Satisfaction level: Incredibly high
Amount received: $113.00
AND THE STORY UNFOLDS
Patricia is one of the great treasures in my work, both in allowing me to help develop her book and in continually reminding me that everything is part of the journey. She reads me the short pieces of writing she has been able to carve time for ~ a triumph, considering her very young child. I listen to her read the writing she has wrested away from sleep, her voice low and evoking forests, rivers, a city in Illinois I have never been to before now. My head is as clear as I can make it so that I am of good use to her, my imagination traveling with her through the lakes and trees, the woundings and callings of her childhood and beyond.
“Thank you for receiving this,” she says to me at reading’s end, lifting her eyes up from her laptop computer, taking in my deep listening, and handing me a check.
“Thank you,” I answer, almost speechless, exalted by the beauty of her search, her recording, her gifts; realizing that serving the deep Self is the greatest privilege.
Blessings in balance: As they say, “I get paid to do this?” In truth, if I had to, I would pay her to help her birth this difficult and exquisite story that reveals so much of me to myself, as well.
💓 AN APPRECIATOR SHARES WITH HER COMMUNITY 💓
"Dear Friends and Family,
"Yesterday I received a book, The Portable Blessings Ledger, which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who has need to 'keep track of your finances and bring meaning and heart to your dealings with money.'
"So I simply share this information should you feel inclined to investigate this further. I read most of this and begin today to use it. I am very thankful and excited!
"Why am I using this ledger? One, I want to know better how I use my money. And I want to have a relationship with money that reflects a secure sense rather than fear or 'less.' I want to understand better why I have been so afraid of money and its use, and I do believe that so much of life, if not all of one's life, is lived from the inside out rather than the outside in.
"I believe from what I have read so far, that both the inside and the outside will be integrated into a whole as I use this ledger and my honest, truthful heart.
"With great love to you."
— Mary Martin
ORDER YOUR LEDGER NOW
The Portable Blessings Ledger: A Way to Keep Track of Your Finances, and Bring Meaning & Heart to Your Dealings with Money, by Naomi Rose.
Ebook (PDF), $19.95, 127 pages
💰 YOU CAN EVEN TURN YOUR RECEIPTS INTO MEMORABLE, TRANSFORMATIVE RECORDS
I had a very sweet experience at a gas station one day. Wanting to preserve it, I jotted down some key words and a sketch on the receipt. You can do this kind of thing too, once your Portable Blessings Ledger has shown you how and why. Here’s what happened:
I was standing at the counter of the store behind the gas station, along with some other people. When it was my turn, I asked the cashier for $4 of gas — really, to get some cash back; I already had an almost full tank.
One of the men on line, overhearing me, took a $5 bill from his wallet, leaned forward, smiled broadly, and held cash out to the cashier. “It’s for her,” he said, meaning me, in the most musical accent. “Use this for her.” I realized he must have thought I was down to my last $4. (At one point years before, this would have been too true.) The kindness of this gesture charmed me.
But I quickly assured him, “No, no, really, I have money. $4 of gas is honestly all I need. But thank you!” The wattage of my smile, genuine as it was, could not match the brightness level of his.
As he returned the money to his wallet, he told me, “I’m from Mozambique.” Ah! That explained his musical voice. But did it explain why he had done what he had done? “Is this how things are done there?” I asked him, suddenly hungry for that kind of culture. He beamed and nodded. “We care about people,” he said. I felt far wealthier than when I first had come in.
Soon after, to preserve this choice moment, I made a few notations on the printed receipt, and did a quick sketch of the man from Mozambique. That way, I would remember the blessing, its context, and its unique atmosphere, as well as how much I had spent, when, why, and where.
The receipt is to your right (preceded by the more legible translation that follows):
“The blessing of the man from Mozambique who gave the cashier $5 for me when I asked for $4 worth of gas. (I wanted mostly to get cash for my meeting with ____ tomorrow at ____, because I didn’t want to run out of gas on the freeway. I had an almost full tank of gas.)
“I told him this. He beamed, and insisted that I take the money until I explained the situation to him. “Are people like that in Mozambique?” I asked him. “We care about people,” he said. His smiles were filling the space. “It’s good you’re here, I told him. “We need you.”
💓 A READER’S NOTE OF GRATITUDE 💓
"This is a remarkable achievement. You’ve found a way to bring the inside outside, and relate it to money, in a way that brings into the world the mirror that was missing.
“We never learned how to be present with ourselves through our finances. The Portable Blessings Ledger should be everywhere, including taught in schools. You’ve pioneered something we can all use.— Doreen Hamilton, author, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice (Naomi Rose, Book Developer)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Naomi Rose is the creator of "Writing from the Deeper Self," and a book developer residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She wrote The Portable Blessings Ledger from a personal need to not only manage money, but connect it to her inner, spiritual life. And to be able to associate the columns of figures on her Excel spreadsheet with the live, human experiences connected with those figures.
She is a former Board member of her longtime credit union, and the Treasurer of the local branch of her spiritual community.
This is her website, and the services and products she offers are meant for your nourishment and the encouragement of your flowering.
💰 Reviews 💰
💓 “The book is very nonjudgmental. You're only asked to observe yourself.
"This allowed me to actually use it and notice what's going on in my finances and inside me. The beauty and care and loving nature surrounding this book opened my heart to the mystery of money, and its ebb and flow. It is always surprising to see how much goes out, with so little remembrance; and how lovely the gratitude always is, when the flow returns to our shores, supporting and sustaining us. ”
— Risala Mary Laird, Book Arts Educator, Artist, Spiritual Teacher
💓 "This is a remarkable achievement. You've found a way to bring the inside outside, and relate it to money, in a way that brings into the world the mirror that was missing.
"We never learned how to be present with ourselves through our finances. The Portable Blessings Ledger should be everywhere, including taught in schools. You've pioneered something we can all use.”
— Doreen Hamilton, author, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice (Naomi Rose, Book Developer)
💓 “The Portable Blessings Ledger turns our relationship with money upside-down!
"This financial roadmap guides you to a place where money is the vessel that illuminates your inner wisdom, brings peace to your home and family, and expresses your deepest values in the world. What a gift!"
— Hal Brill, President, Natural Investment Services; co-author, Investing with Your Values
💓 “I am so touched by how The Portable Blessings Ledger is all put together.
"It has lifted up my own standard and has inspired me to find a way to balance my life and to write from a much deeper and more heartfelt place. I feel very grateful to connect with your generosity of spirit.”
— Shelley Klammer, author, Collage for Self-Discovery