What does money mean to you?
There are so many points of view about money out there. If you asked 100 different people “What does money mean to you?” you would get a huge variety of answers. “Money is power”, “money is freedom”, “Money is a problem”, “Money comes from hard work”, and countless others.
Do any of those points of view have to do with what money really is? What if money were just the gas that allows your life to go with ease?
When we make a decision about something we cut off all of the information and awareness that doesn’t match what we’ve decided.
How this applies to money is if you have the point of view that “money comes from hard work” do you get to receive money into your life that comes with ease? Not unless you change your point of view. Without changing your point of view, any money you could make that didn’t include hard work, you wouldn’t allow yourself to choose or even be aware of.
Every fixed point of view you take about money limits the money you can have in your life.
Change your point of view and invite money into your life
Huge amounts of money are available to those who are willing to change their point of view and see different possibilities. All of the innovation in this world that has created massive amounts of money has come from an individual, being willing to see the world from a different point of view than everyone else around them.
So how do you start to change your point of view about money and allow yourself to receive more of it?
When you have any points of view come up about money, start questioning them. When you hear yourself say, “I can’t afford it”, try asking a question like “Is that really true? What would it take for me to be able to afford this?” And, “What else is possible that I haven’t considered?”
When you ask a question from the space of curiosity, you open doors to possibilities beyond the conclusions and points of view you have previously held in place.
We hear all kinds of points of view about money from the people around us from the time that we are little. We look around going “How do we function here?” We see and hear the points of view that our parents have, our grandparents, and the other people in our lives, and decide that they must know what they are talking about and we take them on as our own.
We actually duplicate how they function with money. Have you ever been in a situation and found your mom or your dad’s words come flying out of your mouth before you’ve been realized you’ve done it? That’s one of the places you’ve chosen to duplicate somebody else’s point of view. It can be the same way with money.
Who am I being here?
One of the questions that you can ask yourself is, “Who am I being here?” and be present with the energy that comes up. You might discover you’re being your mother, your father, or any number of people in that situation.
From there you can ask another question, “What would it be like if I were being me here?” This is a question you can ask multiple times in any situation where you’re feeling funky, and you will begin to get the awareness of what is possible for you to choose in the situation that you hadn’t been able to see before.
So how do you know if you’re being you, when it comes to money?
Here’s a simple checklist:
- You like and enjoy yourself, no matter how much money you do or don’t have.
- You have the ability to be playful and laugh in any situation, no matter how serious everyone else is being.
- Nobody’s actions or words can bring you down.
Those times where you’re having a great time, and enjoying yourself, those are the times when you’re being you. There’s nothing you have to prove, and there’s nobody or nothing in particular that you feel you have to be.
What if you could be that with money too?
If you were being you with money, what would you choose?
You might find you have a very different reality with money than anyone’s ever told you about.
How much fun would that be?
You just might find you’re everything you’ve ever dreamed possible.