Increa$e Your Value
1/19/16 — Money can be a major source of stress.
It can keep us up at night. It can tear relationships apart. It can impact health.
But money itself isn’t “good” or “bad.” It’s a tool for living our lives, and it can also be a tool for growing more conscious. That’s how I want to talk about it today.
The way we interact with money is the way we interact with everything.
My yoga teacher says all the time: “the way we do anything is the way we do everything.”
If we’re quick to be reactive, stressed, and frantic with money, we are probably quick to be that way in relationships, with work, food, you name it.
This is useful to know because once we see how we show up, we suddenly have a choice. And we can change.
Change can happen fluidly (and in several areas at once) when we remember this one simple but remarkably important point: what we get reflects what we give.
To get more value we have to give more value and to do that, we first have to know that we’re valuable.
A lot of us have moments of this, but we don’t live this way. So to weave it more into my own way of being, I’m doing a new exercise in my journal at night.
I breathe deeply and feel for physically relaxing as I write: “I release my judgments.” Then I write three reasons why I am valuable.
Generally one of my entries has to do with being a child of God and therefore inherently valuable. Then I tend to put a few things that make me proud.
It’s important to be willing to release judgments—about ourselves and others—because those are what block us from recognizing our value (a common example of this is judging others with money, either for how they spend it, how they acquire it, or whether they deserve it; a critical eye is the opposite of an abundant spirit!).
So open your heart, see your value, and do this for 21 days. That’s the number I typically often see when it comes to shifting habits and perspectives.
I hope you will give this a try with me. I’m willing to bet it will add an air of prosperity to our finances, and more.