It’s good to have money. Money is closely connected to trust as my brilliant friend, the astrologer-physicist, Rosie Finn, says. That’s where it all started. Imagine someone in 16th century Florence. He’s on his way to Genoa and he wants to take some dough, four gold coins— but he knows better than to carry the cash— so he goes to Giovanni, who takes the gold coins and gives him a note to show his cousin, Pietro, in Genoa, who will accept the paper and give our man four gold coins.
In the past our paper money was actually connected to a pile of gold or silver stashed somewhere. No more. It’s just a little piece of paper with no real value whatsoever. It’s simply about trust. We trust that the worthless piece of paper has value. Key word: trust. If you want to have more money pay some attention to any trust issues lingering inside. That’s enough therapeutic discourse— here’s how to make it flow in your direction.
(Aside: one of my deep-moneyed clients in Switzerland periodically sends me piles of Swiss francs instead of using a credit card. I took some into my bank in Kahuku, trusting I could convert them to something useful. “What is this?” the teller asked. “This is Swiss francs,” I said. “This is really, really GOOD money!” “. . . then why does it have flowers on it?” she asked, suspiciously.)
Some years ago my cupboard was not exactly bare, but not overflowing, either, so I decided to do a workshop called DEEP MONEY. I did one in Hawaii, a couple on the mainland. Worked. Here are the two best tools that came from that workshop, with some improvements I have developed over the years since. The first is an inventory re your unexplored attitudes towards $$$$, the second is a meditation to invite $$$$ to flow in your direction. They’ve worked for me. I do the inventory every few years, keep copies of old ones. . . and this year, FINALLY, saw something important I’d always missed. I won’t tell you what it is. . . you’ve got to discover it for yourself.
Note: it is possible to have piles of riches and still worry about money. Having money isn’t about how much you have— it’s about having enough to feel safe and comfortable, to cover necessities, and necessary luxuries, to share with others, to enjoy. Here are two very useful tools to increase your feelings of affluence and abundance.
(another note: evolution is free!)
The Personal Money Inventory:
1. What is the right amount of money to have?
$____________income $__________savings $__________investment $__________ other
2. Are you embarrassed about wanting more money? yes______ no______
3. Is it shameful to want more money? yes______no_______
Is it shameful to not have money? yes______no_______
4. Where do you fit? (check all that apply)
sucessful___ barely making it___
always enough___ never quite enough_____
$$ is not important___ constant anxiety about money___
it’s important to be debt free____
5. family patterns: (check all that apply)
siege mentality___ subsistence mentality___ slave mentality___
boogie man /”they” mentality____
sky-pie mentality___ when-our-ship-comes-in mentality____
smash & grab____ magical mentality_____
money as power____ work ethic mentality_____
survival mentality_____ beyond our control_____
6. How much money are you willing to have? $____________income
$__________savings $__________investment $__________ other________
7. What did your family believe about people who were rich or successful?
8. What do you tell people about how much money you have?
9. Do most of your friends have: the same amount______ less money_____ more money_______ mixed_________ other________.
10. What is your major money anxiety?
11. How did you get money as a child?
12. What did you have to do for it? Were strings attached?
13. Who controlled the money in your family? Did he or she use that power to control others?
14. Did you work when you were a child? Did you have to work? Were you allowed to keep your earnings? How did you spend them?
15. Did your parents always seem to give more money to your siblings than they did to you? Or vice versa?
16. Did your parents spend money recklessly? Or did they hoard money?
17. Did your parents trust you with money? Or did they mistrust you?
18. Did your parents fight about money? What do you remember them saying?
19. Were your parents ever in serious financial trouble?
20. Did you ever have to lie about a parent’s whereabouts to creditors, bill collectors, or welfare workers as a child?
21. Did you steal money as a child? Were you caught? What happened?
22. What did your parents expect from you as an adult re money? Spoken or implied?
21. Write below a new belief about money you would like to have.
22. Think of something you want– what new belief about yourself might you need to have it?
23. Briefly (3 min.) list as many items as you can that you wanted, imagined, or fantasized about having that you received or achieved.
24. Is there a miracle you would like in your life right now? Are you open to receive it?
25. Imagine yourself 10 years from now– you have given yourself permission to be all that you can be. Make up a story about your qualities, your success and abundance during the next 10 years (2012-2022).
DEEP $$$$$ MEDITATION
I usually use this at the end of my morning meditation. If you don’t meditate regularly it will still work. Begin by sitting, feet on the floor, eyes closed. Stabilize your energy by breathing the same number of counts in and out for a minute or two, e.g. breathe in four counts, out four. . . then increase the count after a few breaths.
Next rub your palms together, then gently pulse them a little less than a foot apart until you feel tingling on the palms. Then separate your hands, still pulsing them and move them around as if you were making a BIG ball of energy with your hands. If you are trained in Reiki Healing, or any other form of healing that uses symbols, put the symbols in the ball.
Then call on your Reiki Master in Spirit (if trained in Reiki or other Spirit forms), your higher self, and any other non-physical energetic beings you’re in contact with. . . just calling on your higher self, however is fine. Ask that they heal, harmonize and balance all areas of your life in regard to affluence and abundance. Ask that affluence and abundance come to you like mana from heaven (love this part), and then list any sources you are likely to receive abundance from. . .first your usual sources of income: salary, fees, wherever you receive it— then add things like gifts, inheritance, prizes. . . and finally be sure you include “any other sources you have not imagined.”
Ask that this affluence and abundance comes to your own advantage and to the advantage of all those connected with you. (You want to spread the good stuff around. This is a VERY important part. $$$$ is like fertilizer, you need to spread it around, not pile it up somewhere.)
Last, put any symbols you may have used into the ball again, and give it a little push off, up into the air, the zero point field, the source of all of it and us and everything. You don’t need to do this everyday; but you can. Do plan on using this good meditation regularly for a month or two.