Many of us have a very negative relationship with money. We’ve heard our whole lives that it’s “the root of all evil.” Is it really?
We feel guilty for wanting it and for having it. This is a battle I’ve fought in my own life. We need to let it go.
It’s true money is the basis for many evil actions in the world. Its pursuit manifests greed, selfishness, even war and exploitation. Those are actions of human minds and human hearts.
Money itself is simply a means of exchange. Since all exchanges are really exchanges of energy. Money is a means of exchanging measured amounts of energy.
The same hearts and minds that use it to commit the evil acts mentioned above can use it exchange enormous good. You can use it ethically both to help others and appropriate an abundant lifestyle during your time here on Earth.
You’re not less spiritual or ethical for wanting that or achieving it.
Perhaps there is a better way to exchange energy than money and perhaps one day human civilization will find it and adopt it.
For now, money is the means of having the experiences and the things that make life enjoyable.
We’re all familiar with other aphorisms. The best things in life are free and money can’t buy love or happiness. True enough. I’m not suggesting an adoration for money or elevating it above what it deserves. Rather, I’m suggesting that spending your life at war with it only serves to deny you a life you can have and certainly deserve.
LOVE this quote by Jake Ducey! It sums us of power money gives us to do good.
Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!
Money, as we’ve discussed many times on this blog, is not meant to rule us. It’s meant to be a tool for us. It’s a form of energy and exchange in our world. This 17-minute meditative mantra is meant to help you attract more money and abundance into your life.
It’s recorded in first and second-person and each repeats nearly 100 times. For best results use headphones and listen to the recording regularly for about three weeks.
It’s been well-noted that our primary educational does a rather poor job of teaching people about money. This leads many people to reach adulthood and be very vulnerable to getting neck deep into credit card problems and failing to begin saving.
We are a spend, spend, spend culture. We’re taught that stuff can satisfy us. We’re often far down the road to debt before we realize it’s not true. Some never learn and continue to try to fill empty spaces in their hearts with more stuff.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not anti-stuff or anti-abundance. I think the desired state of human civilization is a permanent state of mental, spiritual, and material abundance that finds balance with the earth. That should be the goal our civilization is working toward.
As usual, I believe the wisdom that’s needed to begin this shift in your life starts with thoughts and words. There’s plenty of professional money advice out there to help you actualize a shift in your relationship to money.
I’m going to share some #RayQuotes and affirmations that I hope will begin to shift your mindset and make you think more deeply about your relationship to money and stuff.
Beware of the tyranny of stuff. Have stuff, but don’t let stuff have you.
Money is my tool. I am NOT money’s tool. Money serves me. I don’t serve money.
Refuse to live as a debt slave. Debt free is just plain free.
I am smart with my money. I commit to my #budget and I stick to it. I set clear financial priorities and I stick to them. My financial health gets better every day.
Today I am making peace with money. I know it’s a renewable resource. I know there is enough for me.
My financial situation has a lot to do with choices I’ve made. Choice by choice I am gaining control of my finances.
Money is just paper. Economies – global and personal – are built on mindsets not paper.
I release my fear and anxiety about money. I know I can always get more.
I refuse to be caught up in the consumer culture. I buy what I want and what I need. I’m unconcerned with keeping up with anyone else.
I save first, spend next, borrow little.
Maybe not right away, but your dreams can definitely pay the bills as well as a job. Throw yourself into them passion and persistence and you turn them into a money-making business. Put your soul into your goal and your outcomes can become incomes.
Having multiple streams of income is the surest way to secure your financial future. Company’s diversify for this reason and so should you.
My personal economy is robust and resilient!
My talents and skills are UN demand. I am recession-proof!
I am abundance always and everywhere.
Money serves me. I don’t serve money.
I am financially independent!
I am heir to an abundant universe. Today I claim my inheritance.
Now is the moment to be smarter with your money. Now is the moment to invite abundance into your life. Now is the moment live the life you deserve.
In case no one else tells you today, you ARE amazing! Have a great day, my friends.