A few weeks ago I called a local spiritual center and proposed a workshop on money mindset and learning how to receive. The receptionist hesitated. Cleared her throat. Then informed me that, as far as programming goes, they prefer to stick to “spiritual” topics.
Huh? It was a WTF/Scooby Doo moment for me. You know, the one where Scooby shakes his head vigorously, as if trying to shake some comprehension into his dumbfounded brain? While secretly thinking, “WTF?”
And my bubble was pierced again.
My bubble shields me from the collective “wisdom” that money is the root of all evil. (Most misquoted Bible verse of all times, though I’m the first to admit I’m no Bible misquote expert, Just acutely tuned into the ways we stop ourselves from receiving more money even while our souls urge us to expand in ALL ways.)
And I’d forgotten that there’s a deep current of mistrust of money that runs through our collective unconscious…a current that says you can’t have money and still be spiritual. That the two are somehow mutually exclusive.
Can we just peel back some layers on that misconception today and open ourselves up to another possibility?
Let’s explore how having more money can actually propel us farther along on our life’s journey, if, in fact, it’s your desire to have more and make a bigger impact.
1. Money is neutral.
It doesn’t have it’s own energy, only the energy we assign to it.
It’s the root of evil in evil hands. It’s the root of greed in greedy hands. And it’s the root of good in Oprah’s hands. And probably in your hands, too.
2. Desire is the Divine guiding you to your purpose.
The Divine speaks to us through our desires (which are different from our habitual cravings for things like cookies after dinner).
The deep desires that filter through the mindless chatter and that bubble up in times of stillness and reflection guide us to the places where only we can make a difference. They guide us to the people (or animals or plot of earth) who need exactly what we have to give.
If you desire money above and beyond what you need to meet your daily needs, consider that the Divine is calling you forth into a bigger role. (As opposed to listening to that chatter in your head which wants to save you by insisting that you’re greedy, which reminds me…)
3. More money doesn’t change who you are, it enhances it.
It won’t turn you into a voracious, planet-ravaging consumer. Unless you are that already. Which I doubt or you wouldn’t have made it to point #3.
Money allows you fuller self-expression by allowing you to get past surviving and get on with the joy and freedom of actually thriving in this abundant world.
4. Speaking of Oprah, money is really useful as a measuring tool.
It tells us how much of an impact we’re making on the world. More money, bigger impact. Imagine if all the wealth of the world were in the hands of spirit-guided people with big hearts and generous natures? WOW!
P.S. We’re not serving the Divine by playing small.
5. Money touches every aspect of our lives, every corner, every nook, every cranny.
You can’t get away with not having it, so we may as well get right with embracing it and welcoming it and being willing to use it without feeling guilty or ashamed or like we’re leaving someone behind.
Spiritual life has evolved to include modern conveniences and our desires have evolved with it.
Why won’t we let our relationship to money evolve as well?
We don’t go a day without using it, thinking about it, making decisions based on whether we have it or don’t have it. It affects not just our career and business decisions, but also our relationships, our health, our environment, and, yes, our ability to connect with our souls and with the bigger Source, the Divine, Infinite Spirit.
Money IS power. Woo Hoo!! It’s time to allow it to flow into and through the lives of people like you who have gifts to share and work to do, work based on a higher guidance, the movement of Divine Spirit through you.
We are the eyes and the ears and the voices of the Divine and the Divine is ready for the collective unconscious to evolve. It’s up to us to allow and welcome and embrace that, so the Divine can get on with its work through us.
And, it just so happens, it’s going to take resources. It’s going to require money.
6. Money flows when we flow, when we connect with source and say yes to following its guidance.
See if the Divine isn’t urging you to grow and expand. Do you need resources to expand?
Yes. Yes you do.
If you’re not sure what to do next or how to crack yourself open, why not start looking for your own money blind spots, the places where you stop yourself from welcoming and embracing more? The places where you talk yourself into staying small or staying broke?
Most of us need help to find those blind spots and blocks.
Consider scheduling a complimentary Money Mindset Breakthrough Session to discover what blocks you. Click here to pick a time to break through!!