Mindful money week

This is the introduction to the Mindful Money series at Dreaming Aloud. Take some time to check out the other posts on…

Abundance, Scarcity and Why The Fuck Aren’t I Earning More
Naming Your Price
Our Matriarchal Inheritance
The Blessing of Money
Guilt
Finding your inner entrepreneur
Beyond Money

WELCOME TO THE MINDFUL MONEY SERIES.


Do you have peace with money? Or does it make you feel uncomfortable when even the thought of it comes up?

Money holds a lot of emotional energy for most of us.

Everywhere I see people struggling with it:

  • Those who scorn money and won’t admit that they need it, and then get angry at the world because they are struggling.
  • Those who live in enforced deprivation.
  • High flying gurus who are cashing in on $1000 an hour coaching fees, flogging over priced products to the desperate,  promising miracles they cannot provide. The spiritual movement seems as guilty of this as pure capitalists.
  • The majority of the world who sell their souls for the highest wage they can get, in work that sucks them dry, that they don’t believe in.
  • Women who when asked to name their price for their work prefer to give it away for free than value themselves.
  • The mega rich who squander their wealth.
  • Those who use it to manipulate and abuse.
We’re in a very unhealthy state about money – as individuals and collectively. 

We scrimp and save, we waste and splurge mindlessly. We borrow what we cannot afford. We undervalue ourselves, then steal to make up the difference. Or we drive too hard a bargain which impoverishes others.

Richness, and poverty are incredibly subjective terms. Many people who are financially wealthy feel they don’t have enough.

We are mindless about money. Often it “makes us feel” guilty, angry, greedy, needy. We become obsessed by it. Or try to have nothing to do with it.

What’s that all about? Why all the emotion?

Money is just paper, just numbers… or is it? It seems to hold humanity in its thrall.

Money can become our shadow.

Our civilisation is being brought to its knees by our mindlessness to do with money – the banking crises and credit crunch, bankruptcy in nations and individuals.

So this week we’re going to spend exploring money – how we make it, how we charge it, how to feel good about it, how to value ourselves, how to move beyond money…

In order to become mindful, we need to be honest. The only way to see a shadow is to shine your light on it and look.

This can feel uncomfortable.

But get this: THEY ARE ONLY FEELINGS. ONLY THOUGHTS.

Yes, really!

So take a deep breath. And let’s get to work.

I’m really excited about this!! I vision it as a way that we can support each other in becoming healthy in our earning – and spending. So that we can make our peace with money. So that we can transition to a new sense of value, of economics, of worth in our own lives – which can seed itself into our culture.

This may well become an e course in the future – so consider it a work in progress, which you get to see emerging, for free – and get to contribute to the creation of!

I ask this of you in return – in the spirit of giving and receiving which we are exploring. If what you are reading touches you – please give something in return, whatever feels really good to you – no expectations, no obligation. And absolutely NO guilt!

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This is the introduction to the Mindful Money series at Dreaming Aloud. Take some time to check out the other posts on…

Naming Your Price

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