What’s Your Money Story

What's Your Money Story

Your money story has a huge impact on your experience of abundance. Everyone has a money story, but most of us don’ t really know what it is. Often these money stories are fueled by unspoken agreements and beliefs we adopted as children. We are so wide open and sensitive when we’re young that we adopt the unspoken beliefs and patterns of our caregivers even if they aren’t all that great for us.

In addition, there’s another layer to the money story that our families and life experiences tend to magnify. We’ve got money stories that go back further than our current lifetime. We have created blocks and restrictions in past lives as well that impact our experience of abundance and can block our manifesting.

Money stories are quite varied and specific to each of us.

Some of us react to money stress by contracting. This person may scrimp, save and live small… (there’s nothing wrong with saving by the way – it’s a good thing!), but when we do this out of a fearful state, it becomes difficult to enjoy our abundance… even if we have tons of money in the bank, we never feel there is enough and there’s no pleasure in the experience.

Others go to the opposite end of the spectrum and ignore money, hide from it, don’t open their bills and charge up their credit cards… and guess what? This is driven by fear too. Either way it’s uncomfortable.

So many money patterns boil down to fear, overwhelm, and shame.

Money can really trigger us, and often creative folks who have felt they weren’t good with money, didn’t get good grounded training when it came to money management or simply accepted messages about the “starving artist” have stress that’s compounded by feelings of “I’m just not good at this.” And our money stuff likes to hide too. We don’t talk about money much unless we’re talking about how hard it is… and this is the reason we often don’t even know what our money stories are.

Of course, sometimes our money stories can promote ease as well. You probably know someone who seems to be “lucky” and doesn’t really worry too much about money. More than likely they’ve developed fortunate patterns that keep them in flow.

The good news is: we can all do this. We can release those old stories, beliefs and energies and hit the reset button on abundance.

The first thing we need to do is get in touch with those money stories and find out what they are. Sometimes they are tricky to pinpoint, but every time get more conscious of our habits we change our money experience.

Energetic clearing is beneficial to this process because sometimes we really do have old, old stuff bogging us down and making it very difficult to manifest. If we’ve been living with those energies for lifetimes it can be difficult to find our flow and it’s easy to feel like victims of circumstance… but the truth is: we are powerful creators and money is a tool for creating new experiences.

Getting empowered in this department does a lot more than straighten out your bank account – it’s a soul level transformation.

Money gives us the opportunity to have more choices and the more choices we have, we do indeed have more responsibility… but we also have something else: more personal power. It doesn’t come from the money… it comes through the process of manifesting.

We are whole beings which means that all the areas of our lives are not separate. Your money story is indicative of a vital life force energy drain (or flow) that’s happening in many ways… and it’s not always linear. Often there are changes that need to be made with relationships or health because what needs to be addressed is an energetic pattern that’s out of alignment.

The 2nd thing we need to understand is that we all have money strengths… we have soul gifts that we can use and we often have skills and qualities that we’ve been overlooking. Our brilliance can get dimmed down and overlooked when we’ve got those energetic blocks and restrictions.

The spring cleaning around your money story starts by looking at the soul-level story and the story from your current life… so you can excavate and become conscious of the stuff that’s helping and the stuff that’s not.

Then you get to be the dazzling creative soul you truly are and rewrite that story. This requires insight combined with new actions. You’re never stuck – you can always create something new and finding out what needs to be tweaked, what habits need to be released and what new actions will bring you into a greater experience of empowered abundance… that’s where it all comes together.

So what’s your money story? One great question to help you discover the answer is: “What is the energy that comes up for me when I think about money or take money actions?” Start checking in with this question and paying attention to what goes on for you around money, because money loves attention and you’ve already begun shifting with this seemingly small action. Here’s to blessings and abundance!

Click below if you’re interested in unpacking your own money story and doing an energetic spring cleaning to reset your abundance.

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Three Common Blind Spots to Abundance

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A detail of a larger work in progress by Jennifer Currie

Creativity is linked to Abundance.  In fact, a huge part of your soul purpose is to create and manifest.  You are here to experience yourself as a gifted divine soul.  Knowing your soul gifts and putting them to use is the key to your abundance along with attracting and manifesting anything you want.

Since I was in my teens I’ve wanted to be more empowered in my creativity and to me that means empowered abundance, empowered self-expression, and also having empowered boundaries so I could feel good in my skin and free to make the choices that truly work best for my life.

Many of us have this desire, but it’s not something we’re necessarily encouraged or taught to do when we are children.  It’s actually much more common for most folks to be living out of alignment with their divine soul gifts, dialing down their sparkle, fitting in… and living lives so full of obligation that they feel like they have few or no choices.

The truth is, if we were living in alignment with our soul gifts, we’d be manifesting brilliantly and bringing lots of empowered and joyful experiences into our lives.

For years I read everything I could get my hands on about aligning with abundance and manifesting with ease… but there were 3 major blindspots that kept me from fully experiencing my creative power.  I’ve noticed that these 3 blindspots are pretty common and often block our ability to experience the kind of abundance we truly want.

BLINDSPOT # 1:  Not Knowing Your Soul Gifts:  In order to be empowered creatively we have to know and own our soul gifts because what we have in abundance is the key to our abundance.  It’s really hard to shine brightly and bring your special genius into the world, if you don’t know what it is.  However, it’s actually very common for us to overlook and take for granted the very talents and gifts that are our primary magic.

Also, if we don’t know or understand our gifts and personal truth within, we tend to look for it outside of ourselves.  We make other people responsible for determining our value and we do a lot of things out of obligation.  It may not be  something we do consciously but it sneaks in all over the place.  It’s a disempowered way to live and an abundance roadblock.

BLINDSPOT #2  Vague or Misaligned Intentions:  In order to create anything, we have to have a clear intention.  It’s kind of like putting the address of your destination into your GPS.  The problem here shows up in 2 ways:  Either we don’t put an address in and drive around wondering why the GPS doesn’t tell us where to go OR we put in an address to a place that isn’t where we truly want to go.

Sometimes we fail to understand how powerful we are, and we wait for the Universe to deliver an answer or show us where we need to go.  The truth is, the Universe is responsive and we have to take the first step and decide what we want.

And if we want abundance… we need to choose things that line up with our soul gifts.  Sometimes we have soul gift envy ~ where we see so clearly how someone else is talented and we admire it.  We may think…”I want to do THAT.”  We can even give it a try, but if it’s not aligned with our gifts it just won’t deliver the same fulfillment and flow.

BLINDSPOT #3:  No Action:  Empowered creativity requires action.  We are human beings living in the 3rd Dimension.  That means we have bodies, we require food, shelter and clothing.  We are subject to time and the vibration rate of this plane of existence is a lot slower than say… our mental plane.

It’s quite easy to create on the mental plane.  It’s pretty much instantaneous.   All you have to do is imagine something and poof! there it is right in your mind’s eye.  This is actually great in terms of manifesting because we can run a lot of possibilities in our minds.  We can create quick sketches and rough drafts of our manifestations… and that is important to the process.  This helps us out a lot when we’re setting intentions.

But these things will remain just that:  possibilities….. until we take some kind of action to bring them into a tangible, 3rd dimensional state.  Taking action always requires effort, but it doesn’t have to be miserable or difficult effort.  When we’re lining up our actions with our soul gifts our efforts can be extremely fulfilling, enjoyable and they lead to prosperity.

Whatever you’re trying to create and manifest whether it’s more money in your bank account, more time, a relationship, or more artistic expression… your soul gifts are the key to your abundance.  Check in with yourself and ask:  do I know what my gifts are?  Am I setting soul-aligned intentions? What actions do I need to take?

Here’s to your beautiful, empowered creativity!