So many of us have a story about money. I know I do.
I was raised by a waitress and salesman. My parents always provided the necessities and found ways to bring us to a camping trip, boating outing and a couple of trips to Florida. I cherish the memories of abundance with my family as they were created from hardwork and love. Of course, my mom was amazing at teaching math. We shopped in the clearance aisle by choice and she'd always have me mentally calculate the discounts, the tax, the total. She taught me to calculate a tip that displayed care for the waitstaff or service provider, knowing that so many struggle on the hourly wage they make- knowing what it felt like to try to provide for a family with that rate.
There were also struggles. My stories from childhood were about being lucky to grasp some money, score a good deal or enjoy simple pleasures. They were also about limitation- who gets to have the money and who doesn't- how easily it could go away. I often felt more concern for the happiness of others when I was a child and set off to work many, many hours as a babysitter, a waitress or a tutor to squirrel money for what I might want or need to lessen any burden on my parents or to gift others I loved. I had a fear of losing people, like I had a fear of losing resources. Prior to the past few years, talk of finances could make me physically sweat, my throat to clench, my head to feel dizzy. I've been trying hard to change my relationship with money.
It's time to take stock of our financial stories... our thoughts about money shame, lack, grief, scarcity. It's time to stop looking at money as evil or a way to gain self worth and flip it so we see our increased self worth translating into a sense of abundance and flow. That greater flow will allow us to do greater good in the world. I'm both excited and anxious about the upcoming segment of miracle work ahead.
What stories do you have? What are your thoughts around money?
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