Learn More

Update: March 4, 2020

Perelandra Tip

Navigating Financial Challenges with Nature

Nature knows balance. Add balance to your financial foundation.


We want to remind you of a simple way you can work with nature to address current financial challenges.

While preparing for an outbreak, getting supplies together should we need to sequester or be off work, concerns about falling ill or being able to care for family members are on most folks minds. Likely added to this are a cloud of financial worries, some that were already present and some made more challenging by the preparations. Daily news about the impact of an outbreak on the world's economy only adds to the weight of the situation.

We'll first remind you again, keep taking your ETS. It will help you keep your footing through this challenging time and when taking in daily news.

If you are financially sound right now, that's fantastic. But don't wait until you're facing a problem to start this process. It is always helpful and important to give nature time to present you with options you can put into place ahead of challenging events.

If you're reading this information for the first time and facing a financial challenge now, don't feel it's too late to ask for nature's help. Start where you are, and build.

Focus on what you can control — strengthening your own financial foundation. There's a simple way to do that, working with nature in a "Gut Garden." Machaelle has already set us up for working with nature to make small, gradual changes in our individual homes and lives to address environmental crisis. (Be A Change Maker with Nature)

Here, we're adjusting those same instructions slightly to give you a simple way to shore up your finances. No bottles, no accoutrements, nothing to buy.


It's This Simple

The easiest thing for you to do is:

1.  Sit down and focus your attention on nature. Say, "Hello nature. I need help in setting up and making whatever changes I need to make, in order to move myself through these times of economic uncertainty."

If your focus is your family, say, "Hello nature. I need help in setting up, making whatever changes I need to make, in order to move myself and my family through these times of economic uncertainty."

2.  That's it. After saying this to nature, you may wish to say thank you. Then, in your daily life, pay attention to the ideas and thoughts that come your way. Nature will respond and communicate, offer suggestions and ideas in a myriad of ways. You just need to pay attention.

3.  Act on those options and ideas nature sends your way.


Why Work with Nature?

For any solution to a problem to have strength, power and stability, it must have balance. So for every decision we make in life, every change we implement, we have to include nature to provide the solution's balance. This includes financial issues. Nature knows balance. And it knows financial balance. If we don't include nature, we will make decisions based on our own limited understanding. These decisions are what Machaelle calls "human think." They are human-dominant solutions.

To work with nature for financial strengthening, it is important to take small steps, be patient and have guts. When you bring in nature and ask (for example), "What changes do I make to my finances?" nature's first answer is not the final answer. It isn't telling you these are the financial moves you are to make for the rest of your life. Instead, nature is saying these are the changes you should make in order to provide an initial balance. The changes they suggest may not be what you were expecting. This is where guts come in. We have to have the guts to put aside our intellect and accept that maybe nature knows something we don't know. The first step is just that — step #1.

Nature works with balanced timing and will gradually bring you and your finances to balance one small step at a time. To adjust your finances for different variables like changes in your personal income and expenses and any new family events or larger national economic events going on and how you have changed your financial habits, you must continue these incremental steps with nature. Once the first step seats into place and when the time is right, ask the question again, "What financial changes do I make now?" Nature provides the information you need to raise the balance of your finances to the next level. When this second step is in place and the time is right, ask the question again and act on the new information. The magic in this is noticing the differences in your financial foundation each time you and nature bring your finances up to the next level of balance.

GBB Options

If you want to go more in-depth:
There are options you can add to your financial Gut Garden to address specific challenges or goals (like "getting through this outbreak with financial ease") and to address any related personal health and balance concerns.


If you'd like to expand your partnership with nature into other parts of your life:
Machaelle suggests you approach this simply and consider your life a Gut Garden. The Perelandra Garden Workbook tells you how to set up your Gut Garden, and how to begin working with nature. It is the easiest partnership setup she offers. Although the Workbook steps for Gut Gardening are set up for plants, you only need to take the Gut Gardening approach and principles and apply them to any aspect of your life. It's not the more complex structure used for "soil-less gardening." When gently weaving nature into the various aspects of daily life in an ongoing basis, Gut Gardening is easier.