I've been thinking a lot about money lately. I've also been spending a lot of it (!), and with zero hesitation and guilt.
My whole idea of money has totally changed; I no longer simply take on the view of dollars and cents, it's energy to me now, just like everything else. And the purchases I make are energetic transactions.
Everything we eat, choose, think about, decide on or spend our money on does one of two things: it either sustains us (and with sustenance we can experience inspiration, love, joy, beauty) or it exhausts us (when we're fatigued, we simultaneously experience fear, worry, guilt, resentment.) I view all of my purchases as an exchange of energy and this attitude has drastically transformed my relationship with my wallet.
My new money mantra goes something like this: The more you spend on what sustains and enriches you, the more money you'll make.
Now this isn't rocket science, but it's still worth discussing. A few years ago, my money was invested in booze, drugs, cover charge for nightclubs and cheap and nasty clothes that would fall apart after two washes. This type of energy exchange (money for drugs, etc) depleted me and left me in a constant cocktail of fatigue and loneliness. Fast forward to now, and while my purchases are sky rocketing, but my soul feels all the richer for it. My relationship with money has changed, thanks to an awareness that I'm not only investing in my own sustenance, but I'm also financially sending loving energy to other people's life work.
Let me explain.
Every time I purchase a book or online program or a ticket to an event, I enjoy the process of payment. Someone has poured their heart and soul into my purchase, so it's a loving exchange of energy: money for value. The more we consciously decide to live in a space of abundance and loving value, the easier if is to accept more of it into our own lives.
My purchases make me a better, wiser, more confident, more aware young woman. Becoming this woman allows me to create habits, systems and a business that will make me money- money which would never have existed had I continued spending my money on drugs. Make sense?
Wanna make more money and/or develop a loving relationship with your debt? Then spend some money on mentoring. Sign up for that e-course. Buy the book. Hire a business coach, life coach, wellness coach, or a spiritual empowerment coach (like me!). Outsource tasks that don't come naturally to you, and pay for that service with love and gratitude. I'm currently about to pay for a web developer, host and designer because A) If I do these tasks myself, it will exhaust me- exactly what we're not trying to achieve with this post, B) I want to reward the work of other young entrepreneurs- a sure way to manifest others feeling similarly about my services, and C) put simply, these exchanges surround me with professionalism and the energy of abundance, which will guarantee me more ideal customers.
So, where in your life will you decide to go pro and invest the cash? Let me give you a sneak peak at my list.
- I'm going to stop cutting my own hair. I've been doing it for two years now thanks to a lack of trust and a self imposed belief that I can't afford it. Well, balls to that! Not only can I afford to visit the salon, but I can and will pay for all the trimmings and add ons. Yep, go on, give me a treatment. Yeah, you can up-sell me that, why not? Sure, put a few more highlights in there. Make me fabulous. Makes me feel all yummy and glam just thinking about. After years of slogging it out in the salon doing the hairdressing, it's high time I got pampered.
- I'm going to stop booking the cheapest accommodation. I've loved every single one of my backpacking experiences, but I'm ready to say yes to in-hotel spa treatments and strutting around in a white fluffy robe. Yes I am.
- I'm going to choose Love + Quality, always. Purchasing hand made is important to me now. Hand made crystal jewellery, hand poured soy candles, up-cycled treasures- yes please. No more factory outlet shopping (for the most part), I want to support small business owners and crafty entrepreneurs who intentionally create their art with loving attention.