For whatever reason it is, human beings have a strange, often counter-productive relationship with money. Of course, the lack of it can be debilitating to one trying to survive, support a family, thrive and donate to the less fortunate. Thus, it would seem to make sense that the seeking of money through providing value to others and then enjoying its rewards would be very natural. Yet, people will find extremely imaginative ways to sabotage its reception and remain in a financial struggle.
My dear friend, Dixie “Dynamite” Gillaspie, a noted business coach/consultant/speaker in St Louis and continuing student of personal development, has been thinking about this of late and was kind enough to share her thoughts with us:
In exploring my own attitudes and belief systems about money, I started writing what I thought the people I admire think of money (the people I wish to emulate – not imitate, and whose philosophies and systems I wish to adapt – not adopt) and my journal entry ended with this:
I have come to this understanding of money – it is nothing but a form of energy. We work, we share, we add value in what we do, who we are and what we are willing to put out there. That is energy – it takes energy to do work. More than that, it takes energy to prepare ourselves to be able to perform that work, and the more easily we are to be able to perform that work and the more people who will then benefit from that work, the more energy we will put into the preparation for that work.
It takes energy to create value. And then. we get energy for that value – some of the energy will take the form of money, some will take other forms, but it is all energy. And we will turn that energy into more value – either by spending that money or by sharing that value. Breathe in, breathe out. That is how I am recreating my soulscape today.
I like it. Since everything is energy, only in different forms, is there any reason to devalue the monetary energy you create through value energy? And, is there any reason not to circulate those forms of energy, being sure that we both give it and receive it (“breathe in, breath out/breathe out, breathe in”) on a continual basis?
What do you think? Feel free to let us know.