money affirmation

Create a Money Affirmation that Works, Part One!

Welcome to this article that will show you how to create an affirmation about money that will ring true and guide you to having the relationship with money you’d love.

Having just read that sentence, take a deep breath! I ask you to do this because if you’re like many people, reading about money can make you tense up a bit. We have so many thoughts and feelings about money that occasionally occlude our vision like a dense fog blocking our view of the road. And what road is this, you might ask? It’s our path toward being financially successful.

We’re not going to discuss all of those inner money voices. I cover that pretty thoroughly in my Energy of Money book. Instead, we’ll take a three-step approach to crafting our money affirmation: 

  • In Part One,  we’ll look at the nature of money.
  • We’ll see a unique view of being financially successful.
  • Finally, in Part Two, we’ll see how to make a money affirmation that will work to bring you what you truly desire.  

About Money: Its True Nature

It’s widely known that the English word money first appeared in the 14th century. It was derived from the Latin word moneta, a name given to the Roman goddess Juno, at or near whose temple the Romans first began minting coins around 300 BCE.

Before money, the barter exchange system was used, where two or more people agreed to exchange goods of the same value. Then, gold, silver, and precious gems were used as a medium of exchange for goods.  Money isn’t necessarily attached anymore to gold, silver, or precious gems. It is now simply a form of energy. 

Joseph Campbell, author of Hero with a Thousand Faces and mentor to George Lucas while he created Star Wars, has two famous quotes about money:

  • “Money is congealed energy, and releasing it releases life’s possibilities.”
  • “Money experienced as life energy is indeed a meditation, and letting it flow out instead of hoarding it is a mode of participation in the life of others.”

The nature of money is this: it is a form of energy. That’s all. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s one of the six forms of energy we all use when we want to take an idea and put it into action. The other forms are time, physical vitality, creativity, enjoyment, and relationship. 

Regarding enjoyment, it is similar, albeit in a moderate way, to Joseph Campbell’s idea of “following your bliss.” If you enjoy what you’re doing, you will be more successful than if you don’t.

Back to money. Mostly, it has been reduced to a blip on a computer screen. For example, let’s say I have a PayPal account. I look on my iPhone and find the PayPal icon. I press it, and PayPal tells me I have “X” dollars waiting for me. That’s great! However, they aren’t actual dollars; they’re units of energy. PayPal says: “Would you like to transfer this to your bank?” When I say “Yes,” they don’t ship gold or silver. And they don’t ship pieces of paper that look like dollar bills. They send a tally on a computer saying, “Put this much ‘energy’ in Dr. Nemeth’s bank account.” That’s all that’s done! 

The energy of money permeates our lives. It’s attached to our desires for ourselves, our family, and our community. It’s tethered to our self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Numerous health and mental health researchers say worrying about money is the number one issue keeping us up at night. And it’s also the subject we usually most don’t want to discuss.

Questions for you: What would it be like if you saw that money is neither good nor bad, spiritual nor non-spiritual, right nor wrong? What would shift if you saw money as energy without all the “stuff” we looked at above?

The Nature of Financial Success

Consider a definition of success different from our typical notion of what makes for success. We usually consider that success is tied to how much we produce, how hard we work, and how many “things” we possess. These examples depend upon external examples. They say nothing about the quality of life we experience as we amass these trappings of success.

I’ve worked with thousands of people who are “successful” but exhausted, worried, and beaten down by the effort it takes to maintain the look of leading a successful life. It took me a while to finally find the qualities to create a fulfilled, meaningful, and harmonious life. In other words, a path of success which, when followed, produces a life that is not filled with bone-weary regret at opportunities lost while pursuing more.

Please understand: I am not saying one shouldn’t go for what they want, dream about, or imagine. On the contrary, the following definition of success will bring you what you truly, authentically want out of life.

So, here goes:

Success is doing what you said you would do consistently, with clarity, focus, ease, and grace, where:

Clarity means you’re clear about what you want and how it is aligned with your values.

Focus means learning to focus your brain on what you want without the myriad of distractions we experience.

Ease is about consciously using your energy without wasting it. Ease involves taking small, sweet steps toward any goal or dream without biting off so much that you exhaust yourself and then don’t enjoy what you’re doing.

Grace is a crucial part of success. It involves learning to see the blessings that occur around you. It’s about focusing first on what’s working rather than what’s not working. In this way, you can work with a relaxed heart, ready to deal with the inevitable obstacles that will come your way!

From this vantage point, we can see that being financially successful is doing what you said you’d do consistently, with money, with clarity, focus, ease, and grace. Put the words “with money” after each of the four words described above, and you’ll have a new definition of “being financially successful” that can empower you for the rest of your life!

I promise you that millions of traditionally “financially successful” people insist that “more is better” and that it is a significant sign that the more you have, the more successful you are. They may have a lot of the energy of money, but they’re worried about: 

  • The money itself, through being robbed or given bad financial advice, 
  • Friendships changing when other people discover how much money they have,
  • Whether or not they’ll ever have the time to enjoy themselves because they work so hard, and finally
  • Getting enough sleep since business decisions keep them up at night.

On the other hand, some people may make less of the energy of money, but they:

  • Have Clarity about what they want to spend their money on, like taking the family on regular and planned vacations,
  • Focus their money where it will do the most good, like having a savings plan for essential items such as college tuition, weddings, new cars, or other significant expenses,
  • Experience Ease because they are willing to take small, sweet steps toward reaching worthy financial goals, such as plans to contribute to communities, causes, and programs close to their heart, and
  • The Grace born of unfailing gratitude for the blessings and fortunate outcomes they regularly experience.

 A question for you to ask yourself: Am I willing to adopt the definition of being financially successful outlined above?  (If not, what in the world are you waiting for?)

Next, crafting affirmations about money that work!

To prepare for next week’s article, ask yourself this question again:

Am I willing to adopt this new definition of Being Financially Successful:  doing what you said you’d do consistently, with money, with clarity, focus, ease, and grace. If you are, we’ll first examine what Being Willing is all about. You’ll discover what sort of a world opens up to you when you are “willing.” You’ll see that we are more than the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations we experience daily…much more!

Finally, we’ll craft the actual money affirmation, and I’ll show you how to use it in the most beneficial way.

See you then!

No Comments

Post A Comment

Share via
Copy link