Money is a tool.
Like I talk about often – it’s not good, or bad. It’s neutral. But it’s a tool that can support you as you follow your dreams and create amazing things in this world. It’s also a tool that can support you as you keep your family fed, safe and secure.
One way this tool isn’t often talked about is how it’s a powerful tool to show you exactly where you’re being called to heal. Have you heard of the psychological term “projection”? It is the idea that the qualities that we deny in ourselves, we see highlighted in others around us. A mirror showing us where in ourselves we have healing to do.
I like to see money in this light as well. The current state of our finances tell us a LOT about what we’re avoiding internally. The healing that is calling out to us, the pieces and parts of us that are asking for attention.
When you start to look at your relationship with money on an energetic level and begin to consciously move towards this healing path, chances are a lot of what you dig into has nothing to do with money. Why? Because money truly is just a tool. It’s an amazing, tangible, practical entry point that lets us dive into the healing that is being asked of you. Because in the end, it’s really not about the money.
And of course, the healing journey that we take will include releasing money regrets, shameful secrets or even letting go of guilt around what you’ve done in the past with money. But it’s also about so much more. It’s about reaching out to all of the pieces of ourselves we’ve been denying and inviting them out of the shadows. Integrating and processing what we’ve learned and weaving that into our lives so that we can live authentically in our power and truth.
I’m grateful for money in giving us that opening. This in-the-moment, tangible, physical representation of what’s going on inside.
A client this morning told me that as we’ve been working together, it’s as if she’s been birthing a new her, a new person. This process has been calling her through a journey to let go of her old ways and step into a new way of BEing. Creating new habits as we go through the healing process and helping her learn and access the tools she needs to be successful on the other side.
Like a “financial doula” is what she told me. Support, guidance and teaching during the birthing process. For the re-birth of the woman, who is shedding her skin as she’s being called for growth on this journey. Stepping out on the other side almost like a brand new person, with new habits, new tools and a hell of a lot more confidence to step out into her life as she moves towards her goals.
I invite you to really dig deep into this topic. Get out your journal or simply meditate on these questions:
What is your current financial situation here to teach you in this moment? What lessons do they hold? What pieces of yourself are they holding up for you to examine?
When we can step back out of the attachment most of us have with money and look at it in this detached way, there’s a lot that this tool can teach us about ourselves. A lot that we can learn about ourselves in the process. And who knows, maybe you’ll unknowingly be led towards your own re-birth? 😉