Money. It is a big thing this time of year, and really, when is it not?
What is your relationship with money?
It is just flow, just like water, it carries everything and is nothing in itself. Everything we do is framed within this carrier in our society, at least in some small way. Money can't buy me love, but I am not going on that date with the person I love without money. I am not going to live somewhere without it, nor will I access any services I care about or value without money.
Since everything we do hinges on money, we don't generally have an awesome relationship with it.
We say we never have enough of it, or that it is not what we want it to be. We don't always treat it with respect and give it the attention it really deserves, like a friend.
To be able to look honestly at what is working in our lives about money and what is not, we must be meditating. Why?
If money is just a carrier and facilitator of all other energies in our physical, human, social world, it will not deliver a clear message all on its own. If we find ourselves in a financial situation that is not to our satisfaction, we must be able to go to a higher level of consciousness and receive the information about what we need to shift.
This is a daily and ongoing process that cannot be ignored. Ignoring your friends is not a good practice, and this relationship with money is no different. Money is a flow and we want that flow to be clear, and open wide.
Go inside in meditation --- use Sanctuary Meditation to talk with your Higher Self, if you've taken that class (I put it on the schedule for December 19th, 7-10pm). Visualize the light flowing through you from above, Breathe, in through the nose and out through the mouth, deeply.
Let yourself feel your whole body becoming light and emptying out so everything is in flow. Give yourself 10 minutes here. Call in your spirit guides and angels, and your higher self. Ask: "what is the lesson behind why I'm having trouble with money flowing in my life?" and listen for the inner knowing to come, however it may come to you. If you're not getting anything consciously, yes, this can take practice; and yes, this practice is built over time and you are never truly mastered in this practice. I have been asking many questions of my guidance for many years with many different results, and it's all about how clear, clean, and quiet I can get my mind in any given moment. Light and guidance cannot reach a busy mind --- which is directly back to the point of why this article is title "Money and Meditation", not just "Money". Get clean and clear inside, and then ask yourself:
1) "what is blocking my financial flow?"
2) "what can I do to shift this short-term?"
3) "what can I do to shift this long-term?"
4) "is there anything else I need to know or do about this situation?"
Start with these or make up your own. Either way, just do it. Meditation is about doing it, not thinking about doing it.
Send me an email about how it went for you!