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How often have you heard these sayings about money?
- I’m just a slave to money.
- I work hard to serve the Almighty Dollar, but I never seem to make enough money.
These may sound like irrefutable truths. Yet, having these very thoughts about money is hurting you from welcoming more money into your life.
When you put yourself in the servant’s position, you relinquish all power you have. It’s playing into the victim mentality. It’s believing you are powerless to do anything about your financial situation, so why even try?
But what happens when you shift this relationship to one in which you are the master and money is your faithful servant, ready to do your bidding?
Money Is Just an Idea
First, let’s learn about what money really is. Before money, people traded with each other. If I was a blacksmith, I might have traded my metalwork for some bread with the local baker. But if the blacksmiths had nothing the baker wanted, then trade freezes.
So, money was invented to keep that trade flowing. Money is just a representation of stored value. The more value you are able to provide to the world, the more money comes into your life. Likewise, money is just an indicator of success.
Money has several purposes.
- Enables you to live comfortably.
- Extend the good you are able to do in the world.
- Amplifies the time in which you can do it in.
The more money you have, the more comfortable you are able to live. Anyone who’s ever not have enough money knows how much it sucks to wander how she is going to pay for a dental procedure for a lingering toothache.
Once you’ve reached a certain median of income (about $75,000), money no longer brings you happiness. Instead, many people start looking at the changes they can bring to the world.
Money Is an Amplifier
Money is an amplifier of the good you can do in the world. For example, your deep desire is to help other people reach a higher-level within themselves. But they might be living in a country where access to safe and clean drinking water is next to impossible.
Then money helps you help them reach their goals. After all, when their basic necessities are taken care of, they can start working on self-actualization through education in order to build better lives for themselves and ultimately for their country.
Money enables you to help build their clean water infrastructure more quickly than if you went over there and did it yourself. Money enables that good to come more quickly into the world.
Key to Freedom: Awareness
Like any other thoughts that enter our minds, awareness is the key. Once you are aware you are having these destructive thoughts about money then you will be more likely to change those beliefs.
After all, thoughts lead to emotions. Emotions create a belief system. A belief system causes us to take action. Finally, actions create results. If you want to know what someone is thinking, then take a look at their results.
Changing your relationship with money involves an increase in awareness about your money beliefs.
Changing the Dynamics of Money and You
You’ve likely experienced a negative thought train. It goes something like this:
If I lose my job, then I can’t pay my bills. If I can’t pay my bills, then I’ll be out of a place to live. If I don’t have money, then I can’t pay for my new car and the medical bills. I can’t pay for my son’s education.
It goes on and on and on. Pretty soon, your stress levels go through the roof. Having an increased awareness means stopping this negativity train before it goes way out of control.
Once you stop this train, you can make it go in a new direction. This often involves thinking new thoughts about money, new thoughts such as…
- How can I cut my spending to create more money?
- How can I invest my money to make more money?
- How can I make more money to invest in the causes and movements I care about?
Money is energy. It represents our thoughts and feelings as well as our stored value. The first step to changing the master-slave dynamic is to see and believe it in your heart. Then the whole relationship dynamic changes. You will start attracting more money into your life.
Benson Wong is the Money Freedom Guy and helps people align their energy so that they can have more prosperity of wealth, health, and relationships into their lives. Find out how with your free eBook, Align With the Energy of Money.
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