Part 1 of a 3 part series
Recently the “Karmic Flow of Money” was presented in an online health class I am taking. I would like to share some of the key points and my thoughts that go with those, through the lens of a Whole Person health practitioner.
I think we all know that our relationship with money can cause physical and emotional stress symptoms if that relationship is dysfunctional in any way, like we might see being in a relationship that doesn’t work well.
Key Strategy #1: We expend energy for income.
Whether you have a job as an employee, or you are a creative artist, or you are self-employed; we exchange our life energy, psychic energy, or time for income. This is not “trading time for dollars” (or other currencies), this is an exchange of energy for energy. When we trade our best energies for a monetary amount that feels “off” or is patently uneven we are aware of the disparity, but may not be aware of what that disparity represent. It’s important to do some internal assessment here to uncover some facts, beliefs, or patterns we might not know about.
- When the exchange of energies is disparate, or unequal, we are intentionally (or, maybe unintentional through being unaware) creating a disparity in which we are most often the “loser” in the exchange inequality.
- If the exchange isn’t equal, then the attempt for energies to balance (think back to basic chemistry and the covalent bonds where the negatively charged electrons are always seeking balance) will be ongoing with or without our awareness. This balance can be thought of as a form of “money karma” in modern language.
- Talking about money, even to ourselves, is not a bad thing. When we don’t feel confident about our worth, or have an underlying feeling of undeservingness we don’t know about, we feel that our value is “less than” its worth, and we make our pricing for our “less than,” to confirm our thoughts or beliefs.
- And yet: financial empowerment is what forms the basis for our security in being able to live, study, make our lives better, feed our families, and house ourselves. When our needs are met, we have a form of financial independence, without which we probably could not help others, be our best, or fulfil our place in the world.
- Money does not make you better than anyone else, nor does the absence of it make you less than anyone else. It simply gives you choices, and gives you the opportunity to be heard in the world.
- Money, as a concept, has a much broader meaning than what we might give it. Often, because we just worry if we have it or don’t have it.
Let’s make a start by looking at what money means to us. And, by doing this exercise, we’ll have something to refer back to when the next blog post (part 2 of 3) comes out. So, grab some paper or your journal and let’s get started:
On a blank piece of paper with plenty of room, write this down:
“When I live my life from a position of financial strength, I will….”
Now. You have presented yourself with a huge question. Your mind might immediately resist, or you might jump at the possibilities. That’s why you have room on your page to free-associate, ponder, connect some dots, look at patterns, or write your biggest imaginings or your worst fears.
In fact, every time you do this little exercise, you’ll come up with many more ideas and thoughts.
Here’s where you look for patterns over and over again. You may realize some things. Maybe the work you do doesn’t align with what you believe. Maybe you make too little money for what you realize is your life’s purpose and mission.
I’ll share some take-aways from my own experience, and I would love to read yours in the comments, too!
- I would never have to worry about paying my living expenses again.
- I would only work in my true life’s purpose: counseling and teaching. That means I wouldn’t have to have a job for “security.”
- I would live in a home that looks over the ocean in northwestern Washington State.
- I would spend my days writing and counseling.
- I would finally have the luxury of time to read my books, enjoy coffee and friends, and cogitate life in friendly coffee places – maybe one of which I own.
Looking forward to seeing you again in parts 2 and 3 this week.
When we continue with part two, we’ll dig down into what we do now and assess whether it aligns with our passions.
© Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified, RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.
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