There’s nothing wrong with money – except your attitude to it.
This topic might be challenging for the type of person that regularly reads my blog; that type being largely liberal, socially-minded, wanting to change the world, and probably more than a little miffed at the behaviour of the archetypal corrupt corporation, of which we seem to have (too) many.
Many of us have, or have had, a view of money as something dirty, something to minimise in our lives; and indeed many of us have struggled financially.
Here’s the challenge – you’re poor because of that attitude. And you justify your poverty in terms that make poverty a virtue and wealth a vice.
Whoa! Shock! Horror!
Okay, maybe that’s not all true. But it got you right “there” just the same didn’t it? “There” being that place that you’re going to defend your poverty from. Hmmm? And maybe tell me about the meek inheriting the earth, and so on – yeah?
So, how big is your vision? And wouldn’t money help? I’m sure it would.
Money is a tool. It can be used for good and bad. It’s one of the world’s fuels. Like food, it’s essential. If you treat money or food badly, it’ll do harm. If you eat too much, or if you eat too many doughnuts, you’ll be ill. If your money creates evil, or almost worse: does nothing at all – your moral bank balance will be in the red. If you use it for good, great.
Don’t get yourself caught up in drawing imaginary lines about what’s okay and what’s not – if you need a little retail therapy, you won’t be going to hell anymore than if you eat a cake of chocolate in one sitting occasionally. Be reasonable with yourself. We already talked about the negative messages you give yourself about so many things – let go the set of them that you have about money. (I just know it’s a whole set.)
You think Mother Teresa did what she did without money? She raised millions to do what she did, and still lived modestly herself.
Wow – that’s harsh!
Well, aren’t you being pretty harsh on yourself?
Don’t take this to heart too much – the post above is deliberately provocative. It’s not there for you to slap yourself with, like all those other negative judgments you have of yourself.
I’ve no doubt you wish to serve others. To do that you will need money. And to get money, remember the Law of Attraction – if you think poorly of money, you won’t make any. If you look upon money as a vital tool with which you can weave your own special magic in the world, then you will begin to attract more of it to you.
Love money, and it will love you.