It isn’t discussed in “polite company.” Children are rarely raised with an intimate awareness of how it functions in society, so they may make poor decisions in life from a lack of education on the subject.
Do you think I’m speaking about sex? No! Money. People are more willing to discuss their sex lives than their bank accounts. Why is this?
You may have heard the expression, “Money is the root of all evil.” That’s incorrect; the actual saying is, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” We’re raised to think that wanting to have money is somehow bad, and the media confirms this. In film and stories, rich people are often portrayed as selfish and/or cruel — think of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. And those with meagre means are typically saintly and loving: Mother Theresa.
Is it any wonder we’re confused about abundance and may feel we don’t deserve it?
Now that we’re resuming in-person life experiences again (vs. all virtual), people are reimagining their lives in a major way. Many are resigning from jobs, relocating, or both. There is a lot of renewed anxiety about work and income. How do these choices and changes affect your abundance?
How We Create Money Karma
The Creator of All That Is explains karma somewhat differently than you may have heard. They do not see karma as punishment, but instead as an incomplete lesson that your soul wishes to understand and which may show up as challenges in your life. Because this is an incomplete lesson, you may be oblivious as to how it’s affecting you and your finances.
Karma itself is not good or bad. It just is. But it can derail you from being successful in your financial endeavours.
It’s also the main player in our lives, as it affects how and why we make the soul choices we make. If in this life we don’t come to understand the lessons our soul wished to learn, we will give ourselves another chance to learn it in another lifetime. Coming back gives us another opportunity to fulfil our soul learning, which is one of the reasons why most of us have hundreds of human lifetimes.
There is a multitude of ways we create money karma. You may have had a past life in which you stole money from your employer or a business partner. In your current lifetime, you get fired from a job because there is suspicion around your integrity. It feels unfair to you, but this is a karmic lesson showing up to be revisited. Or maybe the lesson shows up when a business partner steals your ideas and opens a new business.
Collective Unconscious Beliefs
As mentioned, society’s thoughts about money have a powerful effect on us as well. Ideas about money and prosperity may come from your parents, grandparents, teachers, or religious leaders. Maybe your best friend’s parents influenced your views about money.
You might remember your parents saying, “We can’t afford that new bicycle! Do you think money grows on trees?” Even if they didn’t say it, they may have felt it, transferring their thoughts and beliefs to you energetically as well as through facial expressions or body language. We carry around many thoughts and beliefs about money that are unconscious and nonverbal. And because money is a taboo topic in many families and cultures around the world, these thoughts and beliefs become ingrained as behaviours that are never examined or questioned.
Below are some common beliefs you may hold that keep you from your abundance:
- Money is bad.
- I don’t want to have money because rich people have problems.
- Money causes unhappiness.
- People marry you for your money, not because they love you.
- Rich kids party too much and get in trouble.
- Rich people get divorced a lot.
- You have to work really hard to make money.
- You have to be smart to make money and I’m not that smart.
- If you have a lot of money you must have acquired it illegally, or you’re a gangster or crook. (Ask yourself: Can you be very rich and honest? How does your answer feel?)
- You have to be born rich to have a lot of money.
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