You use money every?day.
Money is real life. ?Grounded. Physical. Solid.
I mean, like real life it’s in a constant state of flux and can transform in any instant. ?But still you don’t get much real-er than cash. ?It has?universally-recognized value.
Just like if you’re walking through the park and you see a bench and you know that the bench is real, if you’ve got money in your pocket you know it’s real.
Which is?not always the case with?dreams, creativity and spirituality, which?tend to be more ethereal.
But having our dreams, creativity and spirituality be more real and grounded IS the dream.
Having a?spiritual practice that’s so solid it can hold you when things get hard.
Cultivating your creative gifts to the point where they can support you.
Turning?the dream into reality.
This is the point.
And money is one of the portals.
Money as a portal.
You have money in your life before the dream and you’ll have money in your life after the dream.
It may come from different sources. ?It may be flowed in different directions. ?But it’s still the same money.
So working with money now helps open it up and turn it into a portal that your dreams can come through.
Specifically – working with money as a part of your creative spiritual?practice.
You probably already know how you can combine your creative practice and your spiritual practice and how cool this can be.??(If you’re not sure what this means, I teach a simple creative spiritual practice for making dreams real in my free class Give Your Dream Wings)
Well imagine now bringing the magic of money into the mix.
Money takes all this stuff we dream about and makes it REAL.
So money tends to be scary because it’s so powerful.
If you had all the money you needed to make your dream real – then where would you hide?
Hiding inside of “I don’t have enough money” can feel like safety. ?Like it’s a giant relief that you won’t have to stretch and grow and be vulnerable and take risks to make your dream happen.
Because it’s so powerful we tend to make up all sorts of stories about it.
- Figuring out how to have the money you need to do what you really want is just too hard (as though living with less is somehow easy?).
- Wanting money means you sold out (as though there is something wrong with wanting to provide for yourself and your family).
- Spiritual people don’t care about money (as though meditation will feed, clothe and shelter you).
- Real artists don’t care about money (as though art supplies don’t cost money)
- Happiness is more important that money (as though?you have to choose!)
These stories are bullshit but we do tend to live our lives by them.
Bringing the soul of money into your creative spiritual practice helps you see the bullshit more clearly, and then clear it away.
It doesn’t mean you become “money hungry” or anything like that, it means you see money as the powerful tool for creating your life that it is, and treat it accordingly.
It means seeing yourself as powerful enough to use this tool with creativity and soul and meaning.
Because yes, a lot of our money systems in this world are broken.
That doesn’t mean you can’t rise above them and use money in ways that nurture all the things that matter to you.
And I promise that doing this is closer than you think.
As a creative person – you can learn how to bring your creativity into how you manage your inner relationship with money.
And that will change everything.