3 ways to have a lovefest with money
Strategies and solutions for attracting more abundance into your life. By Jennifer Longmore
Most of us have heard some version of the wisdom which states that in order to be fully ready to love others, we must first fall in love with ourselves.
Of course, this process doesn’t just happen with a snap of the fingers; it’s a journey of unravelling, analysing, discovery, and trusting.
The same theory applies if we want to thrive in financial flow and abundance. We need to honour and respect ourselves, as well as money, in order to co-create with the energy it provides.
In order to be wholly able to welcome wealth, we must believe, from the most sacred place in our souls, that we are deserving of: (1) knowing what we need, (2) believing it will arrive, and (3) aligning our actions and thoughts to this belief.
But, let’s be honest, willingly undertaking the path to financial healing can seem way too overwhelming to even begin. In that case, I suggest recalling the old ‘How do you eat an elephant?’ advice. The answer: one bite at a time!
With that in mind, here are three simple ways in which you can take small but significant steps towards expanding your capacity to receive wealth exponentially.
1. Recognise progress
Our culture has been conditioned to celebrate and value the big, measurable milestones of progress. We want to share when the scale shows we’ve lost X amount of weight, or when the engagement ring is on our finger, or when the job offer has been made.
But what about those crucially important in-between milestones? Progress is still progress! The stepping stones still get us across the river, don’t they?
When you begin to shift from poverty consciousness to abundance consciousness, remind yourself to be aware of even the small victories. If you are a business owner, perhaps you finally agreed to raise your rates or costs by 5%. It may seem small to begin with, but it’s one way in which you are telling the universe that your time and talents are valuable! Or, maybe you decided to say yes (it can be so hard to say yes!) to the friend that has offered to buy you dinner. Accepting gifts gratefully means you take the business of energy/money exchange seriously.
We all have blockages of one kind or another when it comes to money. But recognising them, and taking bite-sized strides to eliminate them, is the first step in creating sustainable momentum.
2. Be grateful for small fortunes
So many people think that abundance must mean that money is raining down on them left and right. The danger in this mentality is that it leads to forgetting that abundance comes in all forms. Abundance simply means that there is sufficient quantity or supply.
Nature understands and adapts to this concept easily. The desert can flourish and become lush with just a minuscule amount of rain compared to the rainforest. That one day of rain can sustain life for months at a time, because the desert has become adept at using its resources wisely.
Cultivating daily gratitude for small fortunes is one way to shift the paradigm of financial anxiety into one of financial possibility. Thank the universe for those small fortunes, no matter how tiny or large. If you find a dime on the street, or receive an unexpected refund check in the mail, thank the universe for this. Consider keeping a journey of the ways in which you begin to notice the small cracks through which financial goodness flows through.
When you look for things to appreciate, the universe will undoubtedly reward you with more as a reminder.
3. Understand the multifaceted energy of wealth
Money is a dynamic energy force. This means that it operates like all other universal energies – it arrives and circulates in a variety of ways.
Remember that the energy of money and wealth is also reciprocal. We must be willing to interact, converse, and engage with it in order for reciprocation to happen. So, don’t think you can just manifest an abundance of wealth if you aren’t willing to transfer that wealth into generous acts of giving or reinvestment. It’s kinda like the idea of doing the wave at a concert or sporting event – it is most powerful when you keep the wave going! Don’t be that person that sits on your hands and stops the fun. In other words, don’t be a Scrooge!
Recognising that money is multi-faceted also means remembering there are many ways to manifest, accept, and create wealth. Consider bartering, trading, or donating (time or money) as other means for the energy of money to travel to and from you. Money isn’t linear; we must think of it as multi-dimensional and get creative in the ways wealth is created and sustained in a healthy money mindset. By giving yourself a boost every now and again on your journey towards embodying a positive consciousness with money, you build your confidence in the meantime.
For tools, strategies, and guidance on how to shift your relationship with money, grab a copy of Jennifer Longmore’s book ‘Heal Your Money Story’ or find her at: jenniferlongmore.com