How Do Your Judgments About Money Affect You?
If money is an issue for you, this article can be at least one piece of the puzzle that helps you change your vibration about money.
This article assumes you have the basics of the book, Things Are Going Great In My Absence: How To Let Go And Let The Divine Do The Heavy Lifting, which has changed many people's vibration about money, and allowed them to begin living abundantly without working hard on their spiritual and personal development, and without processing.
You must commit if you want big transformations in your life.
This article probably won't do the whole job for you, but it's a start, and it might just make a difference.
There is such a strong belief in the collective consciousness that money is not spiritual, that I often see people who were materially secure before they got on the spiritual path suddenly go broke once they get on the spiritual path. Odd, isn't it? Think about this, and take an honest look at what baggage you might have picked up when you got "spiritual". The spiritual paradigm is steeped in money judgments, and when you pick them up, Law of Attraction causes you to attract less of the "bad substance, money."
Another big hurdle is "either/or" thinking. I can either be good and spiritual, or prosperous and not spiritual. I can either do what I love, or make money. I can either be a good person and be poor, or a greedy person and be rich. Either/or thinking is always limiting. There are never only two choices. This is an unlimited universe.
Beliefs are invisible, but they affect your reality anyway. Ask yourself: Do I believe that money is the root of all evil or some such religious judgment? Do I think money has any power at all other than what I give it? Do I believe I have to work really hard to earn money? Do I judge people who don't sweat for it, or inherit it, or receive it free?
Here's how you tell what you really believe.
Look at your life.
What you see is what you really believe.
Another quick tip: Think about "rich people, CEO's, Bill Gates, Donald Trump," and then say your first gut feelings about them out loud. Now you know, at least partly, why your money vibration is what it is.
Ask yourself, "When others have what I consider "too much money" how do I feel in my body about them? And what am I basing my judgment upon? Who says it's too much? God? (I promise you God doesn't judge, and in fact gave you free will to do, be, and have whatever you want.) ONLY humans judge. And judgment glues you to the negative aspect of that which you judge.
Do you ever use the word "greed", as in corporate greed, or that person is greedy because he has way more than he needs? Do you make people wrong who don't give money to you when you ask?
Those are judgments, and they only hurt YOU. Problem is, that low vibration of judgment actually brings your money attracting ability down rather than helping you. Making others wrong only feeds your small self, and gives it your power. Your Large Self doesn't judge.
God doesn't judge people for how they get or use their money. God won't judge you for having money. Only humans judge, and it hurts the judger. Prove this to yourself: feel in your body how it feels to judge someone - anyone. Do you feel lightened and expanded, more of your Large Self? Or is it just a petty "I'm superior" or "I'm not as privileged" small self payoff.
If you'll focus instead on living your life as you wish, and don't compare against others, you'll do much better. If you judge a person as greedy, that lower vibration affects your money vibration. What they do or be or have is none of yours or my business. When we mind our own business, we are putting our power where it counts: on what we want.
If you judge others for having money, or how they use it, or what they do with it, it gets harder for you to have money. If you judge rich people, your vibration about money drops. If you appreciate that they are letting money in, your vibration rises.
If you're happy for your friend who doesn't have to work anymore, your money vibration rises. If you're jealous of them, your money vibration drops. If you celebrate anyone and everyone who has money, if you appreciate what you could do with it, your money vibration rises and you attract more money. Keep this up long term and you can have more.
To simplify, if you push against the idea of money or make it bad or wrong, you will be compelled by that vibration to push it out of your life. Unexpected bills, accidents, expenses - there are thousands of ways to make money go away - and it will look like it's out of your control. It will look like you're a helpless victim of it.
If you feel money's bad, subconsciously you're going to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so you can judge yourself a "good" person, unlike those bad people who have all that easy money! Change your focus, change your money vibration. Think of people who are doing well, creating value, and who are happy, because it makes you feel better and raises your vibration. Choose how to think rather than being at the effect of every thought that comes into your head, or living by old beliefs others gave you. Choose.
Deep down, you must feel good about money to have money. You can say affirmations all day long, but if deep down, you feel money is bad, or that it corrupts, or it isn't spiritual, or that it has any power at all, it will be hard for you to get it and keep it. Your feeling vibration attracts a match to itself.
How do you feel about money? What powers have you given it? (It has none by itself. It's a neutral substance.) Neutral is the most effective way to be about money. No charge on it.
As we offer the blessings of Divine Openings, we occasionally (not often) notice that some people's excuse for not letting it in, is that they think there's a cost. Some people's judgment is that it "should" be free. That's like boycotting the grocery store and starving to death because the farmers, store owners, stockers, and cashiers are being rewarded for their work. I love expressing appreciation (in the form of money) to the grocery store for food (and to everyone for everything). The grocery store makes food so easy to get. I don't have to grow it, go get it out of the field, or pick it. I just drive right up and purchase it. How amazing!
Some don't judge their grocer for charging money, but might judge a spiritual teacher, hospital, or church for participating in the material world. We live in this world that you and I created on purpose, as a material world, for the unique experience it brings. I have no judgments about how much anyone should have, or what they should do with it. It's simply one of the tools and toys we use in this dimension. Even in physical terms, circulating money improves the economy.
Best advice: just don't judge yourself or others about anything. Live your life, appreciate everything and everyone for whatever you can think of. If you catch yourself judging, just smile, take a big deep breath and let it be. It's human to judge, but it hurts YOU. Just keep letting it go, and letting it go.
Once your money vibration rises to the point where you're not a victim of anything (the world, life, fate, money, etc.) money becomes a non-issue.
Any person who has judgments about money is repelling money. They are starving financially and spiritually. They believe money is bad. They believe certain people shouldn't charge money, but they never question their judgment and where it came from. If they work, they want to be paid (supported) - they don't want to work for free. They usually won't let much money in - just enough to survive on.
They are suffering from a type of starvation - a type of ascetic anorexia. They are denying themselves money because they think it's bad, sometimes because they've seen people who had money do bad things.
Rich people do most of the charitable giving in this world, create most of the jobs, pay most of the salaries, as well as carrying most of the risks of running and funding businesses. But money-anorexics don't see that - because they're in resistance to money, and to letting themselves be nourished by it. As anorexics have made food the enemy, money-anorexics have made money their enemy. They both usually try to get by on as little as possible, but not in a healthy way - in a fearful, lackful way.
Until someone comes up with another workable system, money is one of the means of getting things done, exchanging value, and expressing "appreciation" to those who offer value.
Here's a little tidbit from the Portal 4 Jumping The Matrix course: every time you pay out money, if you deeply feel appreciation for what you received for it (credit, electricity, a book, food, a fun experience, health care) your vibration will rise about money, and more will come to you. You'll get more reasons to "appreciate".
Buddha tried asceticism (denial of the material world). He felt guilty after living an opulent life in his youth, and then later seeing the suffering outside his abundant family castle. But the extreme asceticism didn't work, and he returned to a more balanced way.
You being poor doesn't make one other person richer. Me being poor wouldn't prosper the world one bit. It would actually make it impossible for me to reach this many people, and run this organization, with it's overhead, and many people to pay. I've helped many people overcome tough odds (including the economy) to become more prosperous, or to come to peace with their modest means and really appreciate and enjoy it. Then they have the wherewithal and the time to deepen their spiritual life, and then they in turn uplift others, and pay it forward, over and over.
People have to let it in. They have to say "yes". They have to find the power to at least get the book and get started changing their money vibration.
We teach people to fish, not give them fish. (I've even tried giving them fish, and it didn't work.) Giving people money or stuff doesn't raise their vibration. They have to do that. Vibration must change in order for someone to change their money situation in any lasting way.
That's why most lottery winners end up exactly where they were before within two years after winning. The money doesn't stick no matter what you do if it doesn't match your money vibration. Change your vibration first if you want more money, and the money will come, and it can stick.
People need empowering, not carrying. Carrying people teaches them how to be carried, not how to walk. Parents who try to spare their children from making their own mistakes or having to make their own living can disempower them, and they end up not being able to get by on their own. When you enable someone, you inhibit their evolution. When you prop them up, you're prolonging their helplessness. We don't do that.