The End of Fear and Conflict Around Money
Two weeks ago I explored the fear and confusion that most of us hold around money, whether we’re wealthy or poor, and suggested that it’s very important for us to resolve the conflict that lies beneath this fear.
Last week I showed how the fear arises from religious and spiritual teachings across the world that make money feel dangerous, evil or negative, which in turn means our natural desire for abundance becomes distorted and creates an underlying conflict.
The way I personally resolved this conflict is by realising that my desire for abundance comes from the same place as my desire for joy, inner peace or beauty. That can’t be a bad place if it longs for such beautiful experiences. In fact, it makes abundance one of the great expressions of human potential, sitting alongside love and freedom. It allows us to create a world in which we can thrive rather than constantly struggling with shame or guilt around how much money we have or don’t have.
Once I could see it clearly the conflict began to unravel, the fear dissolved and I found myself on a search for a new understanding of doing good and making money that allows them both to come into harmony with each other.
What changed me the most was when I found myself in a written conversation with Money. I’d been asked the question, “What does money want to say to you?” What came in response was way more than I’d bargained for (and if you find the idea of Money talking to me strange, don’t worry. It was strange for me too, until I saw what it said and felt the impact of it).
Here are the very first words that Money shared with me, written originally by hand in a small notebook (and if you’ve read this before I recommend you read it again, phrase by phrase, and let the meaning sink in deeper than it ever has before).
“I would like to tell you to love me.
Smile at me. Collect me. Enjoy me. Feel my power. Spend me. Invest me. Give me. Pay with me. Take me.
I am an energy. I am very powerful and beautiful. I am an incredible web of connections.
I am light. I am not dirty.
You are too afraid of me, as you are of many things.
You can open up and embrace me fully into your life. It is not too late. You can start now.
Just open yourself and say yes. Be brave. Love me.
Love yourself so you can accept my power, my glory, my light, my beauty.
I am not the devil. I never have been. I am a glorious being of light.
I connect human beings with each other. I am so flexible you can use me to channel your creativity.
Just go ahead. I am waiting for you. You must open your heart. You are too rigid, too afraid and there is nothing to be afraid of.
You will win – not only me but life also. I am always here to help you. Just accept me and I will come to you very quickly.
There is a lot of me waiting for you. You have chosen to have more.
Don’t wait. Just take me. I will love you.”
That was written 9 years ago and it turned into the first chapter of my book, Love Money, Money Loves You. Once I wrote that, and another 60+ beautiful additional messages from Money, I could never see it the same way again.
It became clear to me that we’ve vastly misunderstood what Money really is and how to connect with it, use it and experience its true power. That’s the reason why so much harm is done in the name of Money and why it appears to cause so much unhappiness, conflict and evil around the world.
When we have a deeper and truer understanding of this magnificent energy, we treat ourselves, each other and Money itself in radically different ways. It becomes natural to want to do good with it and for it, and it becomes unthinkable to deliberately do something harmful for the sake of money.
Put very simply, it opens us to live more generously. That is the spirit and essence of the energy of Money, expressed through human beings.