What if . . . you received each dollar that came your way with appreciation for all the unknown people through whose hands it had passed, as well as for its potential uses in your life?
What if . . . you looked at each penny spent as a clear expression of your values and priorities?
What if . . . you felt the balance between what you are giving and what you are getting, each time you made a purchase or received a check?
What if . . . you deeply appreciated the wide range of exchange options a monetary system can offer?
What if . . . you intended that all the money you spend or give brings good to all its future recipients?
Take a moment to imagine doing one or more of these practices. How does it feel?
What kind of impact do you think integrating such practices in your life might make on you and others?
Most of us were not raised to act on, or even consider, such possibilities. Typically money has been both deified and vilified in our society, yet money is simply a tool, a vehicle for exchange, whose potential is what we make of it. Often there is tension around the topic, and/or reluctance to look at it clearly.
How might you bring more clarity, playfulness and positive creativity to the subject in your own life?
As we come into a new season of giving and receiving, and each new moment of living, I think it’s well worth considering how we might best clean up our thoughts and ideas about money in order to bring our best to all our future exchanges. Your imagination can be a powerful tool for jump-starting this process. For example, you could play with imagining a divine hose that clears off any muck from your concepts of money, making way for fresh possibilities, and then act upon them.
It takes commitment to change old patterns. If there’s an idea in this article that appeals to you, or one of your own that comes to mind, you might begin there. Gratitude journals have been touted by Oprah and others for their effectiveness. How about keeping a “Re-Creating Money Journal” to reflect on your experiences with this?
Or consider the simplest thing you might begin doing right now toward improving your relationship with money and start there, adding your next step when ready.
If you prefer an in-depth re-creation of your relationship with money, you might consider implementing the program offered by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin in their classic book, Your Money or Your Life.
The world is what we make of it. Let’s bring our best to the topic of money and create our financial relationships anew. You might be amazed by all the other relationships this clears up too!
Roslyn Elena McGrath publishes Health & Happiness U.P. Magazine, and shares energy, insights and inspiration to shine your light at Empowering Lightworks. She’ll be facilitating a “Maximum Manifesting Workshop” on Oct. 15, 2017 For more info., visit http://www.EmpoweringLightworks.com.
Adapted with permission from the Winter 2011 – 2012 issue of Health & Happiness U.P. Magazine, copyright 2011. All rights reserved.
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