Money is nothing but paper made with cotton and linen that has green ink printed on it. There are millions of these paper bills made every day by the Bureau of Engraving and we do not have a shortage of them. Say what??? That’s right, we have plenty of money circulating around the world, in addition to what is being printed every day.
The definition of money is “a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes” or in translation, it’s something that is given to you, for something you had given of value, to the person who gave you the money. And that amount of money, represents the value they placed, on what you gave them. You are exchanging value. You did this for me, so I give you this piece of paper made of cotton and linen with green ink on it, so you can go do something for yourself.
I describe it in this way to keep it simple. You don’t have to go to Africa to mine for diamonds and scuba dive the ocean to find sunken treasures. Money is all around you. When we change the way we look at money, we suddenly realize that there really isn’t a shortage of it at all, it’s merely our perception that there is. When you come to the realization that there is a lot of money in this world, suddenly you see that you should be able to obtain it. People tend to focus on the lack of money. I am sure you have heard this before. We see a lack of money, therefore we are always “seeking” it instead of finding it. Instead of looking at the lack of money, let’s look at the availability and positive side of money.
Money is not the root of all evil. Money is very necessary. Priests, monks and others that volunteer their time to help someone else, is being provided for by someone’s money. It may come from charity donations, but someone, somewhere is forking over money to cover those donations, so these people can have food, housing and the basic needs for their lives met. That in essence is their money. Obviously this is a very good thing, because these people could not sustain or continue to exist, without the basic necessities of life that are acquired by money. It is impossible not to have money, because we are in constant exchange with each other for goods and services. Even in less developed countries such as certain parts of Africa, villagers exchange goods and services for their basic daily needs. I give you this goat milk, you give me berries and nuts. When you see it as a valued exchange instead of something bad and evil, then you will acquire if faster and at a much larger volume into your own life.
Pay attention to how you talk about it, how you react to it and how you see, especially when someone else has it and you don’t. Because this sets the tone of your attitude towards money and whether or not you will be able to manifest more of it to cover all of your needs and wants. Do not let the conditions and attitude that most of us grew up with and were exposed to, affect your view of money. This is why it can be hard to break habits concerning money that does not serve us well in acquiring it.
One time I was having a conversation with an acquaintance of mine. I was describing the brand new mansions that were being built close to our neighborhood and along the reservoir. My husband and I like to ride our bikes through that neighborhood and admire the beautiful yards and houses that are being built there. When I was describing this to her with enthusiasm, about how nice they look and how it will help to drive up the value of our condo, she replied “I know… doesn’t it make you sick?” in a very negative tone. She felt nothing but sheer disgust that these people had worked hard and had money and were able to build themselves such a home. I actually thought it was cool that there were so many people doing that well financially and could afford to build beautiful homes like that. The sad part is, this friend didn’t know anything about these new home owners. She didn’t know if they had worked really hard to acquire that kind of money, or had inherited it, she didn’t know if they were giving regularly to charities or anything about them. But her mere attitude that their homes made her sick pretty much tells me she does not want to attract any money into her life and sees money as evil.
There was another time where a different friend of mine popped off and said something derogatory about an expensive watch that another man was wearing. His friend, who served as a mentor to him, was with him at the time when he made the comment and the mentor told him to not make negative comments about other people’s things that he could not afford to buy himself. Think about that for a moment, and hopefully you will see the lesson learned from this.
If this describes you and sounds familiar and you struggle with money issues, then you had better flip that thing around and change your attitude, or your vibe and message is sending I DO NOT WANT ANY MONEY! When people see others who are doing well and feel anger, jealousy or disgust of any kind, don’t expect for any abundance or money to show up in your life, because you are pretty much saying you do not want it. Therefore you will not receive it!
Money helps everyone. When you exchange money with a local business for their services, you are keeping them in business. When you give money to a charity of your choice, you are providing for those who cannot provide for themselves. When you use money to send your kid to a good school, then your kid receives a good education and with that education he can offer a lot to the society that he lives in. Money buys your home, your car, your food, your medical care, it feeds your children your animals and sends you on vacation to see the world. Money buys security. It buys freedom. Freedom to choose what you want to do and when.
Can you be happy without a lot of money? Of course you can. Everyone needs and wants are different. Some people have simple pleasures and simple needs and others want more. And everyone’s perception of being wealthy and having a lot of money will be different. It depends on their current monetary status and how much financial security they started with. So let’s be clear this isn’t about you wanting or needing to drive a Ferrari or live in a mansion, it’s more about your attitude towards those that do or the currency that bought them those things. Be happy for others success, and make money a feel good place for you. If you are bummed out that you couldn’t pay off all of your credit card bills, then try to feel good for the bills you could pay. Surround yourself with visions of prosperity and people that have done well in regards to money. Drive through nice neighborhoods, admire the nice things that have been purchased with money. Or better yet, allow yourself to think and feel good about all of the fun things you would do, if you had a lot of money. Dare to feel good about it, so you can obtain more. Speak and think with abundance in your tone, until it becomes a reality for you.
I had my share of struggling with money for years, I remember times when I could not even buy a postage stamp. I lived paycheck to paycheck and was flat broke and it became a way of life for me. Over time, I managed to flip that around and it took a long time to get there, but I have never really gone backwards since then, because I changed my perspective about money. It’s not something to fear and once you no longer fear it, or the lack of it, you will learn to responsibly save and manage your money along with obtaining the things you want, and feeling good about those purchases.
Successful people surround themselves with other successful people. They read about them, talk about them, watch them and spend time with them as much as they can. If you wanted to learn about horses and have one of your own one day, what would you do? You would hang around horse people, spend your time at the barn until the opportunity to get your own becomes a reality. Money is no different. If you are broke and struggling, do not waste your time and energy sitting around with other like-minded broke people, talking about how broke you are. Spend more time around people who are grateful, look at the things you have now, admire those that have more, or if they have something you would like to have for yourself. See money as abundant, everywhere at your fingertips and accessible to you whenever you need it and it will come, just like Kevin Costner’s Field Of Dreams, it will come.