“Money is congealed energy, and releasing it releases life possibilities.” Joseph Campbell
Yes, money is energy—a form of energy that you receive in exchange for contributions you make in the world. Most people, though, are unconscious of how money energy moves through their lives. As a society, we have tons of pictures, or stories built up around money. These stories are lodged deep within our psyche and form the cornerstone of our current belief system around money. You might say that money is “dirty” or “the root of all evil.” You might not even realize that these phrases color your view of this neutral force of energy.
Money is a means of exchange. That is all. By stripping away the feelings and emotions surrounding money and embracing its energy as a tool, you can use this powerful source of potentiality to fuel your life of purpose. The first step in harnessing this tool’s power is to become conscious of how you speak about money. In doing the Money Web exercise, you may have become aware of how your thoughts about money affect your day to day life.
If you panic when money is “tight” then that’s what you are projecting out into the universe – panic and tightness! And guess what? That’s what you will receive in return – more squeeze on your existing money supply. Instead, understand that money flows. It’s an in and out motion, just like the ocean.
You wouldn’t sit on the beach frightened and worried about whether there will be another wave. You know, with complete certainty, that the ocean will continue its flow, and the next wave is just a few moments away. It’s the same with money. Be conscious of the flow of money in your life. Be conscious of how you think and feel about outflows. When you start down the road of panic and worry, consciously choose another thought. Instead of fear and panic, think, outflow/inflow, outflow/inflow.
And be realistic. As a former accountant, I’m not going to tell you that it’s all wishful thinking. You can’t just wish upon a star, or wait for your fairy godmother to show up. You must participate. You must choose. If the outflow is greater than the inflow, then do something about it! Be aware of how you spend your money, budget accordingly. And as you do so, keep your thoughts away from panic and fear. Still think outflow/inflow, outflow/inflow as you make the necessary changes to your budget.
You are what you think and feel. Thoughts and feelings are very powerful. Especially around the topic of money! Be a conscious creator.
Learn to more about the energy of money in the book, Tame Your Inner Critic. You will learn to ground, blow roses, and tap out the energies that are keeping you from living a life full of joy and purpose.