The current economic climate has created fear in many of us, causing us to worry about whether we have enough. I understand this feeling – it’s an easy feeling to adopt. So many people are worried they don’t have enough money for the essentials in life and we understand – and may, in fact, have that feeling ourselves.
You know that feeling – NOT ENOUGH!
Fear & Constriction
The problem with allowing this mindset to creep in and reacting from fear begins a process of constriction. Inside we begin to constrict. We start to feel smaller. We pull inward. We question every expense. We start to conserve. Much of the pleasure of life is also constricted. We feel heavier.
Now, think of the opposite of constriction.
Liberation & Release
Faith, trust, confidence feels lighter. We tend to enjoy life more. We may spend more money, but the energy released is a positive energy. Constriction is negative energy. Those in faith, trust and confidence aren’t worried about “not enough,” rather they experience a pleasant feeling of fullness and joy.
In my office when I receive cash or a check, I hold it between my palms and thank my angels, gods, goddesses, and holy beings for this bounty. I ask for the energy of this money to circle back around 100-fold to the client and to me. I ask for the money to only be used for good.
Why do I do this? Because money is energy. When we constrict, we are stopping the flow of energy. When we spend with an open heart, we are putting positive energy into that money.
Gratitude is Key!
It is very easy when paying bills to mumble, grumble and resent letting go of the money from your bank account. Think of the energy you are sending out there with those payments. What if you paid your bills with gratitude? That’s right – gratitude! Gratitude that you are living, that you supported someone else, that you have the means to pay your bills. With gratitude, you are putting out a whole different energy.
Just think of the ripple effect of constriction, blocking the flow of energy.
You decide you can’t afford to go out to dinner (and I get it), which means the owner of the restaurant doesn’t get paid. Then they cannot pay their employees who then can’t spend money to buy groceries or get a haircut or whatever. The ripples go on and on.
So, what can we do during these difficult times?
Yes, we do have to make wise spending decisions. And, wherever we do spend our money, we can do it with joy, lightness and gratitude.
The things that we cut back on should be extras…not on healthy food, health care (mental and physical) and upkeep of home, car, etc. And don’t forget to budget for some FUN!
Times like these come and go. We’ll be able to ‘ride the wave’ a little easier if we remember the energy of gratitude.
As always, I’m here for you should you need support on your healing journey. Please reach out.