When it comes to the topic of ‘money’ or the ‘energy of money’…
…a lot of us have false premises and concepts about what it really is and how it flows.
Even though it is something so fundamental to us.
But if you’re reading this, you most likely have an inkling that when it comes to the energy of money…
…There’s a missing piece of the puzzle.
And the extent to which we can see through our own made up ideas and concepts of money…
…The easier it will most likely become to use it for the purpose it is meant and not as a solution to a feeling.
And after many struggles and mental drama when it comes to money, I’m going to share with you what I’ve discovered about the energy of money and how to make it flow from the inside out.
Because you see, most of it is an inside job.
It’s all about how you see it.
That’s what determines how you show up to create it.
So, let’s get started.
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That’s the thought that popped in my mind a while back when I was stuck in traffic and contemplating what money really is.
You see, there’s one thing that is constant about everyone that I meet including myself.
And that is…
…We all seem to have hangups about money.
And we give money more meaning and power than it deserves.
This in itself causes more drama than is needed in our lives.
Most would ask why I would want to have a conversation on the energy of money.
But I find that this topic universal for us all.
I’ve met people that earn and create eye-watering amounts of money but still have a deep fear of it.
A fear that they could lose it all if they don’t keep pushing as hard as they can to keep acquiring more of it so they can feel more secure.
I have also met people that believe money is the root of all bad things and that it is primarily the reason why life is so unfair and unbalanced.
They also struggle with a fear of money.
Over the past few years of doing this work and going deeper, I have found that by deconstructing things and taking it down to it’s most basic, allows us to see more about this.
1. Money at it’s most basic starts out as just bits of coloured paper.
2. These coloured bits of paper are a universal method that allows us all to get cool stuff that we want – no matter where we are in the world.
3. Having these bits of coloured paper means we no longer need to do what was done in the past which is to find ways to exchange cattle, sheep, shells and all other types of stuff for the cool stuff we want right now.
4. To get these coloured bits of paper, we have to trade our time and creativity in exchange for it.
5. The amount of coloured paper that we can get, depends not only on how much of a difference we make with our time and creativity but also on how easily people can get the same thing elsewhere.
6. So, in order to get as much coloured paper that you want, you have to find a way to provide things that make a difference to people that are difficult for them to get elsewhere.
Now, I’m going to pause here and say that:
For the most part, a majority of us get this simple concept about the money and the energy of money.
But for some of us – especially those that struggle to create income, it starts to get a bit murky from number 5.
A lot of us fail to see that it’s not just the time you put in but it’s also about how easy or difficult it is for the people you’re working with to get what you’re offering elsewhere.
That’s the definition of “value”
We’re stuck on the idea that it’s so unfair that we’re working so many hours but not getting paid what we think we deserve.
a. what are you actually offering? (most often, it’s not what you think it is)
b. Is it making a difference?
c. how easy is it for people you’re dealing with to get it elsewhere?
Once you’re able to see things in this way, it’s easier not to waste your time talking about what’s fair or unfair but instead to position yourself always in a place of making a difference by offering what is not so easy for people to get elsewhere.
And if you’re in a position where you can’t do that easily, you’ll also not punish yourself that where you are is not giving you lots of coloured paper when your current position is simply not set up to receive it.
Because it’s probably easier for people to get what you’re offering elsewhere.
It’s not good nor bad, it’s just what it is.
Asking myself these simple questions made me realise that there are coloured bits of paper all around.
They are unlimited.
And getting access to them does not have to be complicated if you can only give yourself permission to consider the opportunities in which they come without pre-conceived ideas.
Seeing things this way is also what helps me when I’m setting my prices in any of my businesses, bidding for jobs and contracts or offering anything for exchange.
7. You may be thinking, that if there are coloured bits of paper all around, why doesn’t everyone have it? Why does it seem that some have more than others? Why does it seem like we can’t all share it?
…. Well, it’s because of what people think the coloured paper means.
8. Some people don’t just see it as coloured paper that we can use to exchange for cool stuff that we want.
They see it as security and they’re scared to give it up or lose it.
Others see it as power and they don’t want to give it up.
Some others see it as freedom and they’re scared to lose it.
And many more think it’s bad and evil and they don’t want anything to do with it.
9. So for a lot of people out there, it’s not just coloured paper that we can use to exchange for cool stuff, they see it as something more.
10. But what they don’t understand is that the world we live in is like a video game where we create our own world. You know those video games right?
In this world that we create, coloured paper is what we use to exchange for things.
But some of us then start to add other things that are always inside of us like the feeling of security or power to this coloured paper.
And the more we keep adding all these extra things to the coloured paper, the more we have a strong and important need to think about it all the time.
Everything just seems so much bigger and scarier when we’re thinking about it all the time.
11. But here’s the cool thing that happens when we’re not thinking so much :
a. we begin to see that all the feelings that we want the coloured paper to bring to us are already a part of us.
When we’re not thinking about how to make coloured paper or other things outside of us feel a certain way, those feelings come up automatically in us.
Because it is how we’re made and how we work as human beings.
b. We also begin to have so many new ideas of how to be creative enough for the coloured paper to keep coming into our lives. Because again, that’s just how we’re made as human beings.
There will always be fresh ideas coming from inside of us.
Because that’s how we’re made.
We are naturally creative beings.
The reason it doesn’t seem that way is that we have so much stuff going on in our heads and we’re thinking all the time.
But if we give ourselves time to take a break from thinking so much, we’ll begin to see that it’s just a video game.
And as with all video games, there may be rules but the levels that we achieve in the game is based on the extent to which we can see how the game can be played if we give ourselves permission to do so.
I can’t fault anyone for wanting more money. That’s not what this is about.
But the extent to which we can see through our own made-up ideas and concepts of money and the energy of money, the easier it becomes to use it as the tool that it is, rather than as a solution to a feeling that we crave.
And once you’re able to do this, life becomes even more enjoyable with far fewer hang-ups about bits of coloured paper.
knowing how to align with your desire and making it a habit that you don’t have to think so hard about, is what makes creating from inside-out effortless.
What if your problem isn’t actually a lack of motivation…but simply a perspective issue? Sometimes all that’s required is to look from a different angle.
I’m Elizabeth Archibong. A Nigerian girl obsessed setting the rules on fire to create life and results from a place of ease and a path of least resistance. I teach people how to see themselves more simply and accurately. So that they can create and get more of the things that they want.
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