Two Love Lessons from Money

You will not find a more complicated, tangled intersection of topics than love and money.

Yet, money is the perfect teacher for allowing in love.

Money’s roots are in the world of the Divine. Priestesses used to be in charge of creating coins; they understood the sacredness of the gold and silver. They understood the source of money is the Divine. You may have physical action that brings you dollars, but the source of those dollars is the Divine.

That makes the core energy of money the Divine. What is the core energy of the Divine? Love.

Money, at its energetic foundation, is Love.

The beautiful quality of money, which amplifies its ability to be a great teacher, is that it is tangible. You can touch it. Feel it. Count it. This tangibility creates an incredible opportunity for learning because your actions are completely measureable.

Money has much to teach us about how we interact with love.

Lesson #1: Conditional vs. Unconditional

How often have you strived for your love of others and/or self to be unconditional?

What does unconditional love even mean? Let’s start with a classic example. Like countless other couples, I used the Corinthians verse in my marriage ceremony:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

But what does this look like? How does love like this show up in our lives? How do we truly live this?

Now we get to bring in money as a teacher.

What if you experienced Divine Love expressed as money unconditionally? What if you replaced the word “love” with “money”:

Money is patient, money is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Money does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

How many hot buttons does this push for you?

Most of us do not experience money unconditionally. We place many conditions on our ability to interact with money: I’ll only love money if it shows up under the “right” conditions. If I’ve been good enough. If it was for a good reason. If I haven’t hurt someone else in the process of getting it. If I don’t get judged for having it. If I manage it well. If I don’t screw it up. If I use it in the right way for the right things for the right people.

What are the conditions you place on money? How do those conditions shed light for you on how you place conditions on other forms of love?

Allow money to be the example for you about where you fall on the spectrum of conditional / unconditional when it comes to allowing love.

Lesson #2 Receiving

How much love can you hold? Love exists in the dynamic of giving and receiving. Many of us are skilled in the giving… not so much in the receiving.

How much love can you receive before you start feeling uncomfortable?

Let’s bring money in again as a teacher.

Without judgment, ask yourself: How open am I to receiving love in the form of money?

Part of your answer may be due to the conditions that we, as a culture, have placed on money. We’ve buried our core, internal understanding of money and focused instead on the external achievement of money. We’ve created all kinds of meaning about that achievement. We’ve made it about status. About power. The giving of money as a substitute for being present. As a measuring stick for how much we love someone. As a substitute for sharing ourselves and our love with others.

Who wants to be open to receive more of that dynamic?

So to be able to fully answer the question about receiving, try a quick exercise first. Imagine that you have a gigantic pile of money sitting in front of you. Allow a wave of divine light to wash over, around and through that pile of money. Allow that money to be completely cleansed of anything other than the original energetic foundation of money.

Now, how much of that clean pile of money are you willing to receive? What’s the number that trips you up? 10,000? 100,000? 1,000,000?

The amount itself doesn’t matter; there is no “right” amount of money.

Notice instead how your body feels as you begin to reach the edges of your comfort zone. What part of your Being needs to stretch in order to allow in more money? To allow in more love?

Living the Love Lessons from Money

In my experience, those of us who are walking a spiritual path tend to battle with money.

And believe me, I get it.

At the same time, money is simply one of the expressions of the Divine. When we start parsing out the kinds of love that are “good” and the kinds of love that are “bad,” we accidently shut down our ability to receive even the “good” kind.

We place limits on our hearts and on our experiences. Those limits begin to shut down and cover up our own divine expression.

Whether or not you have a desire to have more money in your day-to-day life, allow money to share its deep wisdom with you.

Explore the edges of your comfort zone. Become aware of the conditions you place on love and on receiving love.

Receive these love lessons from money and you will allow more love in.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

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