Making money as a spiritual practice. A new paradigm.

May 15, 2017 | Yoga

Are you fully participating in how you spend your money? How you save it? How you earn it? 

Are you showing up wholeheartedly to break the cycle of money habits and patterns that have bred within, perhaps through your environment, circumstances, or your lineage?

Know that this piece of writing is as much for myself and it is being written for you. It is a reframe. It is a new look, a new paradigm around money mastery.

Those of us who identify as being involved in the stereotypical spiritual practices, such as healing, therapeutics, massage, meditation, yoga, breath work, and so on, we find it immensely challenging to value our worth – our work – and to allow ourselves to appreciate and invite in financial abundance. There is much resistance around spirituality and money, as though money “is a dirty word”. And yet, I ask you this:

Is money not better spent in the hands of the mindful, more conscious, more visionary?

Let me be succinctly clear. This is not at all about becoming “rich”. At least not in the context of how much money you have in your bank account or what kind of car you drive. However, in these times which we live in, financial freedom is a common phrase being spread around. Do consider that what financial freedom means for one person is entirely different to another.

What resistance do you have around money?

Identifying with being a spiritual person does not mean we shun our worth. Lately it has become more and more clear to me that making conscious decisions around where and how I invest and use my finances makes me a true vessel for change. If we could all see ourselves as custodians of money surely we can appreciate that in the right hands we can do some darn good on this planet. 

As the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer, is it not mine and your best interests to cultivate financial abundance so that we can be facilitators of great positive change?

By shunning money, by not talking about it, we’re denying it. We are dirtying it. And by doing this we leave it in the hands of the greedy, the blind, the unconscious.

You’ve heard it before no doubt, that every time you buy something, every dollar you spend, you’re casting a vote. If you’re buying food from local farmers you’re saying YES to local. If you’re buying McDonalds, you’re saying YES to fast food, poor health, animal cruelty, chemical laden soil, and more. 

So, what do you say yes to every single day?

Can you shift your perception from this moment on, and see money as something that you’re not spending, gaining, or losing. Instead, see it as something you’re circulating. You’re a vehicle for it’s path. Where are you allowing it to flow? And what impact is this having locally and globally?

Every dollar that comes your way is on loan. When you die you will not take it with you, nor your possessions. 

What are your money stories that play out in your daily life? How are they supporting your spiritual practice?

Do you delay paying bills until the very last day (I’m guilty of this)? Do you dance around money conversations about how much you’ll be paid for a service? Are you afraid to invoice people for your work? Are you comfortable saying no to underpaid work? Do you believe you should do your work for free? Do you hold a vision that can only be brought to life with a large sum of money? How are you being resourceful in your daily life? Do you always want to split the bill? Are you ever checking your bank account to see where money goes in and out? Or are you in avoidance?

We rise – or fall – together. Our seemingly small decisions shape our world around us. 

It is perfectly ok to want to earn more money so you can afford the things that are going to enable you to live a more healthy and more creative life. The world we live in today is full of new opportunity, room for innovation like never before, and a new kind of freedom and abundance. We just need to get out of our own way.

Do you have a great vision for your family? Your community? The planet?

If you had infinite amount of finances, how would you spend it?

Who do you believe should control the monetary system? Those who already manipulate it? Maybe it would be better off in the hands of the insightful and enterprising folk. The creatives, the meditators, the motivators, the far-sighted, the perceptive, the healers, the givers, the volunteers.

And maybe that is you.

The more money you invite into your life the more incredible impact you can have on the world. You can play an even greater role in shaping our future. 

Denying this could not serve anyone.

Until we live in a money-free society, do not turn your back on your immense impact.

Realising this is rising up. This a conscious practice. This is spiritual integrity. This is also service.

Where do you stand?

Leave me a comment below and let me know.

I’d love to hear from you,

Dive deeper

Moving Inward: the Koshas

Moving Inward: the Koshas

Are you craving more depth out of your experience of yoga? If the answer is yes, this post is especially for you. In...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!