Money is, in its essence, a medium of transformation. We invest money in order to transform our human experience. This is true even when we do something as simple as buying our morning cup of coffee. We had no coffee. We invest a few dollars, and now we have coffee. In a very small (but, for some of us, very important!) way, our morning experience has been transformed.
Similarly, we receive money for creating a transformation in someone else’s life. Whether that transformation is bagging groceries or removing a brain tumor … we transform someone else’s experience in a way they value, and receive money in return.
A great way to inhibit the flow of money in our lives is to resist its transformational power.
Many of us are reluctant to act as joyful agents of transformation. We don’t trust ourselves to have much impact on other people’s lives. We don’t want the responsibility, or we simply don’t want to engage in too significant a way. The idea that our services, our actions, our abilities could create actual CHANGES in someone else’s experience might be daunting. We wonder about whether we have the right, the expertise, or enough to offer to make a valuable impact on another person’s life.
Then again, many of us are also reluctant to allow others to transform OUR experience. We may want to do everything ourselves, refusing to hire others to support us in our work, teach us new skills, or expand our perspective. We may cling to our money, afraid that the flow of financial abundance will stop one day, and so refuse to allow money to transform our lives. We strive for stability instead of expansion, and wonder why our money stagnates.
At the end of the day, money is transformational energy that flows from one person to another. Financial abundance cannot take place unless we trust ourselves to transform someone else’s experience in some way – whether that’s through our own business or a job.
The more transformative our position, the more financial abundance we tend to experience. A CEO significantly impacts thousands of lives with his or her decisions. An administrative assistant impacts those lives far more indirectly. They create very different levels of transformation, and are compensated very differently.
Equally important is that we allow others to transform OUR experience in return. Can we trust those we serve, whether that’s an employer or our own clients, to transform our experience, to support us in not only paying our mortgage and our bills, but to create the life we want?
If money is not abundant or flowing in your life, have a look at the level of transformation in your experience – both the transformations you offer and the transformation you allow and trust yourself to experience.
Money is transformational energy – are you open to transformation?
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