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Healing Our Money Stories

Most of the beliefs and ideas we have been taught to cherish in regards to money don’t keep us receiving more money, they actually repel it away from us.
— David Neagle, Prosperity Coach

From gold, to paper notes, to plastic cards, to electric impulses that flow through fiber optics and radio waves — we have come full circle to the awareness that money is energy. Even the experts admit that the value of money comes from a projection of the collective imagination and belief. It comes from the energy we give it.

But what kind of energy? What is the nature of it? Examine your core beliefs about the nature of the Universe, and you will see a micro reflection of your beliefs about wealth, money, and, ultimately, whether and how you are supported as a worthy, living organism.

Are we here to simply serve the State, or to be good, obedient citizens and consumers? Are we living in a veil of tears, corrupt of flesh and soul ever since Eden, eternally damned unless we sign on as the Chosen Ones (and even then…). Are we really given absolute dominion over the Earth to use up as we wish, while waiting around for the big redemption? Or maybe nothing is sacred, and there is no Source beyond yourself and the eternal machinery.

Can you see how these myths, so intrinsic to our current culture, affect your life’s story about having money? Just like many of us are healing the painful wounds of the dominant culture’s messages about religion, gender, and the biosphere, we can heal the harmful old patterns and beliefs about our personal relationship with abundance and money.

Imagine instead that, as our ancestors once understood, the Earth is Divine Immanence. She is our great, living Mother, who is not only aware of us, but who loves us. She wants us to thrive, grow, celebrate and honor Her through the cycles of Her creation. Does this not, then, return us to the possibility that money is an energetic bridge connecting the human realms and the grace of the Divine One(s)?

Remove the premise that we are damned, inherently evil sinners, or that a stern, angry parent Deity is out to get us, and what have you got? If, instead, we suspect we might be the dear children of a Loving Universe, being offered a supportive energetic flow, doesn’t that change the picture? By discovering there is a Source that generously offers us what is good and life-giving, and that we can share it and exchange it with one another, our relationships with acquisition, giving, gratitude and gathering can shift radically.

If we know that wealth has a divine Source, step by step, each of us can change our relationship to money. And one by one, that changes how money actually flows for us. I believe that we can even, ultimately, change the global meaning and value of money.

Next week, I’ll have some suggestions about how to begin, specifically as we make our lives the creative expression of our hearts’ desires.

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  • July 17, 2009, 11:14 am Michelle

    Looking forward to the next one. 🙂

  • July 17, 2009, 11:19 am joanna brightbrook

    I am loving this series on money! I went back and read your 2007 essays on the history, and yep, that cleared up some murkiness around my personal money-mythology.

    I AM completely embracing the concept of the divine Source of money. The multiverse is naturally abundant, and I claim my birthright of prosperity and plenty!

    This morning I performed my ritual making of a cup of loose leaf Ceylon tea. As I stirred in a spoonful of local blackberry honey and poured in a dollop of milk–I realized WOW! I do literally live in the land of milk and honey! I am living the prosperity that my ancestors envisioned.

    Thank you to the cows and the bees! And to the flowers and herbs of the pasture.

    My parents were children of children of the Depression, so I had a bit of a buffer from that, but we lived at the low end of the spectrum in a very wealthy part of the country (Boston MA and the CT shore). Looking back at ALL that I had, all of the privledges, the great food, the pretty decent education, the opportunity to have a job and make my own money, it is SO AMAZING to me that my sisters and I still thought of ourselves as poor — because we didn't have a used Saab to drive! CRAZY!

    There were times when we ate from government food boxes or dwelled in the hospitality of our friends' guest cottages (because of my parents issues with job stability) but always, always Someone was looking out for us.

    That is the lesson about money and abundance I choose to keep from my childhood: when things are dire, and also when they are not, The Source of All will ensure that what I need shows up.

    thank you Beth for your illuminating writing!

  • July 17, 2009, 11:39 am Michelle

    Beth. Another blog I follow is actually posting on a similar topic re money – I thought you might enjoy reading his thoughts…

    http://druidjournal.net/2009/07/16/selling-salvation-iii-property-and-prostitution/

  • July 23, 2009, 9:42 pm Mariana Soffer

    Very interesting post, here are some thought related to it.
    -Depression is reaching epidemic proportions and imposes tremendous costs on society. It is a condition that occurs at the interface of the individual and environment. S

    -No-one knows what money is, which seems odd. We know about strange things like quarks and quasars. But not about money. Everybody claimed wisdom, starting with Economists and ending with academics. Money is 'nothing but numbers', a 'measure', a 'means', a 'liberator', 'money is, what money does'. In fact, money can be anything we believe it to be.

    -We buy what we don't need, because it is supposed to make us feel good.What is mentioned here is the culture of consumerism. Consumerism has become basically a religion, with stores and shops serving as churches, and it is supposed to make us happy but it does not.

    -By being able of appropriating all objects desired, money is thus the object of eminent possession. The universality of its property is the omnipotence of its being. It is therefore regarded as omnipotent.
    -Depression is reaching epidemic proportions and imposes tremendous costs on society. It is a condition that occurs at the interface of the individual and environment. S

    -No-one knows what money is, which seems odd. We know about strange things like quarks and quasars. But not about money. Everybody claimed wisdom, starting with Economists and ending with academics. Money is 'nothing but numbers', a 'measure', a 'means', a 'liberator', 'money is, what money does'. In fact, money can be anything we believe it to be.

    -We buy what we don't need, because it is supposed to make us feel good.What is mentioned here is the culture of consumerism. Consumerism has become basically a religion, with stores and shops serving as churches, and it is supposed to make us happy but it does not.

    -By being able of appropriating all objects desired, money is thus the object of eminent possession. The universality of its property is the omnipotence of its being. It is therefore regarded as omnipotent.

    http://singyourownlullaby.blogspot.com/2009/06/depression-and-culture.html
    take care