What is your money blueprint?
by Laura Orsini —
Each of us has an underlying philosophy about money, probably the one we grew up with, the belief we have had instilled in us since birth. We either believe having money is a good thing (and we probably have a good amount of it) or, more likely, we believe having money is in some way wrong (and we do not have very much of it, or what we do get, we do not keep).
The clichés abound: Money does not grow on trees. We are not made of money. [Love of] money is the root of all evil. I am just trying to make ends meet. It is too rich for my blood.
How many of these clichés went into forming your belief system about money?
For some strange reason, people in the healing arts in particular have an odd disconnect about money. This seems to stem from the idea that getting paid well for service work is somehow wrong. But why is it wrong to get paid well to help someone improve their life or health?
In order to transition from a collective poverty consciousness to a prosperity consciousness, we have got to move past this idea that having money is a bad thing.
Having money is a good thing. Repeat that again, out loud, with enthusiasm. “Having money is a good thing!”
Having money means freedom. Having money gives you options. Having money opens doors. Having money enlarges your sphere of influence. In short, the more money you have, the more people you can help.
You can start replacing your old money blueprint with a prosperity conscious one by simply changing your thoughts. For one thing, get new clichés: Show me the money. Roll in the dough. Laugh all the way to the bank.
Your money blueprint took a lifetime to create. Disassembling it will take some time, too. Just remember, if you change your thoughts, you change your life. Decide now how you are going to think about money from here on out.
Laura Orsini is a Phoenix-based editor, writer and author of 1,001 Real-Life Questions for Women: A Self-Exploration Workbook. www.1001RealLifeQuestions.com, 602-518-5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 23, Number 1, February/March 2005.