“To have a balanced relationship with money, you need to respect its energy.”
This quote was recently in a book I was reading, and when I read it I almost cried out in joy. “YES…EXACTLY!!!” I thought to myself.
In a nutshell, this quote articulates one of the most important spiritual financial principles that I teach. When you show money that you respect it, it will show up in ways you could have never imagined to support you in an abundant fashion. On the opposite hand, if you don’t demonstrate respect for your money, then your financial life generally speaking can feel stressful and even sometimes overwhelming.
In fact, there are 3 key spiritual financial principles that I believe and that I share with others that demonstrate money’s place as a divine tool that will show up to support you in your life:
1) The energy of money is meant to flow…in and out – In today’s society there is a significant focus on accumulating money for retirement later on in life. And while I am in agreement that having money set aside is a good idea and that this allows for financial stability, there is a delicate distinction where accumulation begins to feel a bit like hoarding and where the energy of money feels stilted, stale and stuck. Every person gets to find the balance for themselves that feels good to support financial stability (both in the short term and in the long term) while giving generously and allowing the energy of their money to move in and out of their life. In my experience, life is too short to wait until retirement or later in life to enjoy it. Find the balance for yourself that allows you to use money today to enjoy what you’re up to while also setting some money aside for future opportunities and needs.
2) Manage your money purposefully and wisely and be rewarded – This may be my favorite spiritual financial principle because it’s a place where everyone can start right away – managing the money that they already have! It is my belief that stewarding and managing money wisely signals to the Universe that we’re ready for more abundance, and so paying attention to and learning about proactive money management systems and techniques is a critical part of the equation for financial freedom. As a mentor of mine once shared in a story that illustrates this point well: if you took a 5-year old out for an 1-scoop ice cream cone and he dropped it on the ground by accident, would you then turn around and buy him a 2-scoop ice cream cone when he asked for it? Of course not because he had trouble handling the 1-scoop cone as it was! The same is true with money – if you’re struggling to handle what you have right now, why would the Universe give you any more?
3) We can all attract more money into our lives – For me, this was the hardest principle to fully believe in for myself until I had the pleasure of experiencing it over and over (and over) again. Many people (including me several years ago) think that there is a limited amount of money to be divided up and used by everyone in this world. Would it surprise you to learn that by simply making a strong and intentional commitment and taking action in the direction of our dreams that we can attract more money into our lives in a way that doesn’t mean that others have any less money? This one may be hard to swallow and really understand at first, but all I can say is that the power of intention is an amazing resource that is available for all of us to tap in to…and we don’t use this resource nearly often enough, or we use it and then give up on our intentions when it feels like something we want (i.e. money) isn’t happening fast enough.
When I share these spiritual financial principles with people, there is very often 1 of 3 reactions: 1) “what the heck is she talking about, this makes no sense – she’s crazy”; 2) “this is new, but I’m open to it”; or 3) “this makes complete and total sense and I’m on board.” And no matter what your reaction is, all I ask is that you consider these new principles as possibilities that might support your own financial growth and expansion. Several years ago I thought that effectively managing your money was all about using spreadsheets to make sure your expenses were less than your income. Now I know from the results that my clients have and my own life that the actual science of money management is only the beginning of the formula for financial freedom.
At the end of the day, financial freedom and financial independence aren’t necessarily just about what your bank account looks like in the future, it’s also about freedom from the fear of money and trusting that if you respect money that Universal forces will respect you back and you will be provided for with the right opportunities to support you and the life of your dreams!
Money is truly a divine tool…if we allow it to be.
Where can you take your next step forward to improve your relationship with money and allow it to support you?