4 Things Money Wants You to Know So You Can Be Abundant:
The topic of money is a hotbed of controversial beliefs and conversation. It’s also a very important topic because in this current reality, the amount of money we do or do not have, matters. I got to experience this up close and uncomfortably confidentially and when it came to being an expert in NOT having money, that used to be me!
Looking back at this difficult time of my life, I learned so much about myself and my relationship with abundance and money, that my life now feels so much more enriched. It certainly wasn’t always this way and like so many people, I felt like a fly caught in the financial web of sticky beliefs around money – helpless, not enough, disempowered and struggling to survive and thrive.
This is some of what I learned the hard way and that has enabled me to break free from the status quo, to experience grace, deep gratitude and how to enjoy an abundant relationship with myself and life:
- I know what it’s like to be broke and broken.
- I know what it’s like to lay sleepless worrying about how to pay for food and rent.
- I know what it’s like to have a well-paid job and yet feel empty inside.
- I know what it’s like to be so deep in debt that all I work to earn, goes to repayments.
- I know what it’s like to want more money, yet feel it’s inaccessible in sufficient quantities.
- I know what it’s like to pay for numerous classes on ‘how to manifest more money,’ and still come up empty-handed despite all the expert advice.
- I know how it feels to be working my butt off, yet be stuck up against a wall financially and not see any way out.
- I know what it’s like to feel totally trapped and at the mercy of my finances.
- I know how it feels to be ashamed to not have the money to socialize at all, and I know the pain of seeing people drop out of my life like flies, to be left alone and penniless.
- I know how it feels to think that perhaps the only solution is suicide because dead people don’t have to pay bills or need money.
This used to be my financial lifestyle and belief system. It was a horrible and impoverished way to live.
And yet, in some strange and magical way, it proved also to be my road to freedom. When I finally came to a grinding halt, I knew it was time to stop and review my relationship with money and have a candid conversation with money itself. I did this in a contemplative way and invited money in for an honest talk and was open to receive the answers intuitively. This allowed money to have a shape and form of its choosing, beyond my perception of it.
This set us both free!
At first, I felt a little bit crazy talking to money like this, because it was such unfamiliar behaviour and mindset. However, I also felt a deep sense of relief and ease – a stark contrast to the bottomless struggle I had been experiencing around money and budget up until then. So, I let go and consciously trusted the process.
Here are 4 Things that Money Wanted Me to Know:
Money is Enslaved:
One of the first things that money shared with me, was that it had become enslaved to the human mindset and was being used incorrectly. It is used as a form of power over others rather than the tool of exchange and value that it wants to be.
The dominant beliefs that are held about money and what it can or cannot be used for, holds it prisoner. Although it can afford and offer us so much more, most of us are not able to receive this and this is reinforced by the judgment of those that do.
Money is A Tool of Empowerment:
Money wants to be seen as a tool of empowerment. As a consumer, did you know that your power lies in where you spend your money? Consumer marketing is rigged in such a way that will keep you buying stuff you don’t need. This is how corporations get away with unethical behaviour and how consumers keep on buying products that are harmful in the long run. Buy consciously and use your buying power wisely. This is one way of being a steward of money and the relationship becomes one of mutual empowerment and servitude.
Money Likes A Budget:
One way that money feels more visible is through the use of a budget. A budget gives form and shape to money. No matter how much money is available, part of conscious buying is keeping an eye on where money is going and what it is used for. So much money is wasted and is spent on unnecessary things. Remember point 2 about buying wisely – well having a budget supports this.
Money wants to encourage the use of a budget as a tool for materializing abundance rather than it’s more current perception of curbing spending. Using a budget can help to really see where and how money is spent and to change these patterns and create expansion.
Money is A Neutral Wealth Contributor:
There is an intrinsic value to money that is mostly overlooked and misunderstood. Money, when unshackled from the prejudice placed on it through misguided beliefs, can contribute to wealth in ways that will benefit all parties. It is waiting to be of service. Many successful business entrepreneurs understand this principle intuitively and know how to get the best out of their buck.
The points above are just a few of the messages that I got from conversing with Money. It can sound crazy and then again, what is true often seems crazier than fiction.
I invite you to sit down and initiate a necessary conversation with your money and have a budget in place. See what shows up for you. When used as an extension of one’s relationship with Self, money becomes a tool of personal empowerment and a powerful way to nurture compassion and support for everyone, rather than a means to manipulate from greed, lack, and separation.
In my book, ‘Fearlessly Alone – Stop the Lonely Crisis and Find Your Happy,’ I share action points on how to improve your relationship with money. Great relationships are built on good communication… and money is no different. I invite you to download your free ‘How to have a chat with money’ PDF excerpt now.
Here’s to having amazing, expansive, and necessary conversations with money, on your own terms.