I have lived in an uncomfortable situation for a long time. Debts. I managed to avoid disaster but still, I had to deprive myself of a lot of things in order to pay off previous purchases I could have lived without. It was a complex process. Spending. Offsetting unclear feelings. Eventually I realised that I unconsciously overspent to be loyal to my family AND to stay away from the unclean stuff that money represented for me at the time. Loyalty because I did not allow myself to live in abundance when my grandparents and parents had known war, the lack of food, had worked in factories instead of going to school and so on. And there were all the classic clichés and popular wisdom: money is dirty, too much money can’t bring anything good, money can’t buy happiness … the list could go on and on. I finally succeeded in taking these ideas out of my head and I began to shape a life that I really liked.
And then one day it clicked.
“What if money was an energy that can help us being our true self ? “.
If you immerse yourself in this idea, you will feel like shopping differently, you’ll start purchasing the things that make sense and you will feel at peace with money. You will buy these clothes because they suit who you really are, not just because they are fashionable or you’ve seen them in Vogue. You will need money to buy a flat so that your parents can end their life peacefully not because you want to run away from your current life without knowing if this move is the good action to ease your discomfort. Everything will become more fluid. Easier. It is endlessly reproductible. Obviously it implies that you know who you are or at least that you do the work, that you know how to listen to your intuition and to the signs that the Universe sends you.
After that click, I began to manage my money better and felt that I was getting more even though my salary was the same. And guess what? This sensation of abundance called abundance: unexpected promotions and cash came into my life.
And you ? What does money represent for you ? Are you at peace with it ?