(If you’re ready to stop worrying about money, this article is for you!)
Are you interested in learning how release your financial worries and value your true gifts so deeply that you allow yourself to earn abundantly from them?
Today, I’d like to talk about how to stop worrying about money from both a spiritual and practical perspective, and offer the first couple of steps to attracting more abundance into your life.
Most people are operating on old, outdated paradigms around money.
This paradigm is one of fear, lack and scarcity instead of abundance, trust and flow.
The unhelpful ways people talk about money reflect this fearful relationship that results in worry.
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- Money is the root of all evil.
- It’s greedy to want more money.
- Money isn’t important.
- Earning money requires doing work you hate.
When considering these unhelpful statements, it’s really no surprise that many people struggle to stop worrying money.
If you said those things to a friend, they’d probably run far away! Money is no different. Let’s take a moment to debunk these statements.
Money is NOT the root of all evil.
Money is a neutral resource that can be used for good or for bad. Money makes people more of who they are. Do some people get addicted to it? Yes, but addiction is not love, and addiction is also not evil.
Addiction comes from pain.
Money can be used for a lot of good. It can pay for food, clothing and shelter. It can be used to support charities, save the environment, feed the hungry and provide clean water. It can be used to pay for travel and other life-enriching experiences. It can buy us Earthly pleasures like beautiful clothes, delicious and healthy food, and it can even buy support with household chores.
Money, when used by good-hearted people, is a force for tremendous good.
It is NOT greedy to want more money.
The sentiment behind this statement assumes that if you have more money, then you’re taking money from someone else. That someone else has less because you have more.
This idea comes from a lack mentality — a mentality that says there is only a certain amount available, and as portions of it are used up, there is no more.
This isn’t true.
Money is infinitely available. We live in an abundant universe where there is more than enough for everyone. You literally can’t run out because you can always find more. You can stop worrying about money.
From a practical perspective, they’re always printing more money. Money only represents energy. Literally, it’s known as currency, which refers to the idea that money continually circulates. And it does.
At any given time, around $80 trillion dollars circulates in the global economy. This number continually grows and expands as more money is created.
All you need is a fraction of that, and as you open up to receive, you are not taking from anybody else because there is more than enough for everyone.
And even though money isn’t everything — nothing is — why would it be wrong to desire more money so you can experience the most of this amazing life?
Money IS important. It DOES matter.
People who tell themselves money isn’t important mostly say that because they’re afraid wanting more is wrong or evil.
The first step to open up to more abundance is to admit that it matters. That you care.
That you’d like to welcome more abundance into your life, not from a place of hating money, or continually blaming it for your problems, but from a place of loving it and taking responsibility for your relationship with it.
If you don’t VALUE money’s presence in your life, why would it make an effort to flow to you?
Our lives are full of what we value, whether consciously or not. If you value health, relationships, and personal/spiritual development, I’m sure you make time for those things so you experience them in abundance in your life.
It’s like a friend — if you tell or show a friend that s/he isn’t important to you, then that friend likely won’t stick around for long.
Fear-based thoughts around money are often what block us from allowing ourselves to admit that yes — money matters, or even to say that you love money. This will help you stop worrying about money.
Making money doing what you love can feel easy.
Earning more doesn’t require you to work really hard at a job you hate. This is more outdated thinking. We live in a different world today.
First of all, you can work your ass off and not make any money, so the idea that hard work equals money is just not true. Work is not the only factor when it comes to abundance.
Meanwhile some people live off investments and don’t work at all. Many others work hard for a few years to create a life where money flows in more easily, either from a business or real estate or some other investment.
Your soul’s path might be different from all of these options, but one thing is for sure: You can earn the exact amount of money that’s aligned for you while giving your true gifts to the world.
The real work to stop worrying about money is the inner work of learning to believe in yourself and change your relationship with money.
The first step to stop worrying about money and welcoming more of it into your life…
Is to be grateful for what’s already there.
If you’re constantly saying things like, “There’s never enough money,” “I can’t afford XX,” or “I’m so broke,” you’re continually re-creating that reality by reinforcing it with your thoughts or beliefs.
Your reality is created by your mindset, habits and beliefs.
There’s a difference between acknowledging what’s happening in the present moment so you can begin to shift it rather than re-affirming a state of existence that you no longer desire to be in.
Think about if you’re trying to lose weight, and you kept saying, “I’m so fat. I hate my body.”
That kind of self-talk makes it hard to achieve your goals! You’ll create sadness, and end up eating more cupcakes and drowning your tears in Netflix.
Instead, you can choose to love yourself as you are right now, acknowledge your current circumstance, and take action from that place.
Acknowledge that your past actions, habits, and beliefs have created a certain experience, and also set the heartfelt intention to shift this, not because you’re not good enough as you are, but because you are amazing and deserve the best.
This is how to stop worrying about money.
When it comes to affording things, most often this is simply a value judgment, or a default assumption that’s not necessarily true.
For example, some parents who can’t “afford” private school, choose to send their kids anyway because they value the education it provides.
Or some people can’t “afford,” organic food, but they buy it anyway because they feel it’s important to eat pesticide free.
In these cases, people stop worrying about money and make choices based on their values. They choose to invest money in things that will allow them to receive more than the cost.
Money is a tool to help you create more of whatever it is you want in life.
Sometimes finding the money to invest in things that will improve your life is as easy as no longer telling yourself, “I can’t afford it.”
What if it was just a matter of re-allocating your outflow, putting a little bit of money away each week or month, or maybe even simply allowing yourself to have what you really want?
Earlier this year, I wanted to go to Bali, but felt like I couldn’t afford the trip. We had just moved back to Arizona and my husband was about to start a business, so international travel didn’t seem like the highest priority.
But the universe started sending me messages and I feel deep in my heart that I was meant to go.
I realized that I’d been repeating that phrase, “I can’t afford a trip to Bali right now,” without even knowing how much a trip actually was.
I researched airfare and found hotels I’d like to stay in, and created a budget only to realize that actually, I could go. It wasn’t nearly as expensive as I thought.
As I opened up to the idea that I did have the money to visit Bali, I began opening up to ways of earning additional money, too, and ended up having a flash sale while away that pretty much paid for my whole trip.
Even if you’re not an entrepreneur, I guarantee you have a more opportunities to earn money than you currently see.
The first step to stop worrying about money is always to change your mindset, and open up to the possibility that maybe you can.
Shift away from saying you can’t afford things, which is incredibly disempowering, and start looking at money as a resource that you consciously choose to circulate based on your desires, values and needs.
Instead of saying, “I don’t have the money for that,” or, “I can’t afford it,” if you really want to experience something, ask: “How can I create the money for that?”
Even if you are living on a very small sum and find it hard to get by, the absolute first step is to stop cursing money and take a look at your deeper relationship with it.
This relationship began somewhere, probably with your parents, and truthfully, you’re only repeating learned patterns.
The good news is, you can change your patterns. You can change your relationship with it, stop worrying about money, and in doing so, welcome more of it into your life.
And if you have more money in your life, but simply always feel scared that it’s going to run out, or never feel like you have enough, then creating a first habit of appreciating the money that’s already in your life will begin to change things for the better.
Because in truth, this journey of opening up to greater abundance and wealth isn’t just about receiving MORE, but feeling supported and like you have enough.
Having enough is a feeling. There are plenty of millionaires who overspend and don’t have any money, and also very wealthy people who live completely freaked out they’re going to run out any time.
A lot of driven free spirits and creatives end up not following their dreams because deep down they fear they can’t make money off their gifts.
This is a problem, and it’s a problem with a solution. I can help you stop worrying about money and open up to receiving more.
The first step is always to appreciate the money you already have. You may find that in doing that, you suddenly find yourself with more.
Also, how cool that the word, “appreciate,” when it comes to money, also means to increase, as in an asset that appreciates in value.
I hope this resonated! Share your thoughts on the blog.
All the love,
Would you like to stop worrying about money for good and learn how receive more?
- No longer stressing out, feeling like there isn’t enough money for the things you need or want
- Valuing yourself and your gifts so much that you feel confident enough to earn money with them, and create a career that inspires you, rather than one you feel trapped in
- No longer feeling like you’re just not the kind of person who will ever have money
- Ditching the guilt that you’re greedy for wanting more!
- Having a loving, nurturing relationship with money, where you always felt supported by it
You can do this, and I can show you how!
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I’ve been working on money mindset and manifestation hardcore for about two years. The first year or so of my business, I worked my ass off and made next to no money. Then a series of simple mindset shifts and breakthroughs skyrocketed my income by 5x.
As a result of these principles, my clients have:
- Found better paying jobs that felt challenging in a good way
- Raised their rates while owning their gifts
- Felt enough peace with money to take new risks that old fears would have made impossible
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