It’s time for another awesome reader question!
Reuben writes: “One question I have revolves around money. I have no problem with the concept of money – it is a way to exchange value and a physical form that our energy takes between when we create value and need something of value we can’t (or don’t want to) make for ourselves. The problem starts for me when I look at the current monetary system that we use today. It is a very poorly constructed one, based on debt and scarcity, bringing disproportionate advantage to those who have control of the system or are very close to that control.
Based on this view, lining up with receiving a lot of money (which I need more of in my life, with the direction it is going) feels like I am putting energy into a system which I very much feel needs to be changed, which, it seems to me, calls for taking energy away from that system and building up another one.”
This is an excellent question and one that I think a lot of people struggle with. With the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer and the whole system seemingly rigged to keep things going that way, is it even possible for a normal person to prosper? And if so, how?
The Monetary System is not broken. It’s perfect.
I thought I’d get the controversial statement out of the way right off the bat. Now, I can just imagine a bunch of you yelling at your computer screen in outrage “Seriously Melody? What have you been smoking?” And the answer is: I’m not telling you. Playahs keep the good shit for themselves 😉 . But back to the money thang. The Monetary System is not broken. Let me explain:
The Monetary System is a manifestation, just like everything else you see in your reality. Some manifestations are yours and yours alone, but more often than not, manifestations have been called forth by multiple individuals. These are co-creations. So, when you see a huge building, a large corporation, government, big sporting events, etc., these are never the work of just one person. The manifestation represents the desires and vibrations of many, many people. Let me state that a little more clearly: The manifestation has the ability to reflect the vibrations of many, many different people. Which aspect of the manifestation people line up with, or in other words, HOW they experience that manifestation, still depends very much on each individual’s vibration.
I’ll give you an example: Let’s take the Super Bowl. That’s a huge event and involves millions of people. Each one of those people will experience that event in their own way, depending on where their vibration is at. So, some people will have a fantastic time, some will have a terrible time, and everything in between. Still others will not experiences or even be aware of the game at all. It’s one event, but it covers a multitude of perspectives and each person that experiences it in any way will have their own unique view. This one event has the ability to mirror millions of different vibrations, many of which are VASTLY different.
The Monetary System is the same: It is a perfect representation of the vibrations of billions of people, with many different aspects which you can line up with. Or not. And exactly WHAT you line up with (or if you line up with it at all) is entirely up to you. If you don’t like what you’re experiencing, it’s not the fault of the manifestation (which is perfect). It’s because your vibration isn’t lining you up with the aspect of that manifestation that you want. Period.
Does unfairness exist in the current system?
Seen from a limited point of view, most people would say yes. Fat cats make deals on the golf course that normal Joe Schmoe has no access to. Insiders get the best tips, while little old ladies get their pension funds stolen. The system is clearly rigged and we don’t have a chance. Or do we?
Let’s pull back a bit and see this whole situation from a bigger perspective. Money is just energy – a convenient form to exchange value. It doesn’t care if you deserve it, if you’ve earned it, if you’ve worked hard for it, if you’ve suffered for it, if your parents had any, if you went to an Ivy League University, if you’re pretty, or if you’re a good person. None of these factors determine whether or not money will flow to you. Otherwise, everyone who had rich parents would be rich. Everyone who is good looking, went to Harvard, served the poor, worked their fingers to the bone or donated a kidney would be rolling in it. And that’s not the case. But neither is the opposite. Being a good person doesn’t mean that you have to be poor, and it won’t guarantee that you’ll be wealthy. But we think it should. And therein lies the problem.
At some point, we were told this lie that if we were good little workers, if we worked hard enough and were ethical and moral enough, then money would flow to us. Goodness and work ethic should be rewarded. But as we look around, we see that it’s not. Sometimes, we even come to believe that perhaps it’s the opposite – that being unethical and walking over bodies will bring you the moolah. Only if that were actually true, white collar criminals would never die penniless in jail. We look at the current system, full of all kinds of people, good and bad, hard working and not, and we observe that money flows to them seemingly without rhyme or reason. We notice that people who do bad things can strike it rich. We notice that those who have a lot of money often aren’t the hardest workers. We have this belief that working hard and being good should lead to wealth and then we observe that it clearly doesn’t and we declare the system to be UNFAIR.
We realize that we don’t know the rules. But those rich nerds do, and since they know something we clearly don’t know, they must be keeping that information a secret from the rest of us. They’re clearly rigging the system against us. We keep looking at those with gobs of cash and declaring “According to the rules that I have come to understand, but for which I have no evidence, you should not have any money! I work hard and I’m a good person and I don’t have a lot of money but you do! I deserve this money more than you do, so therefore, if I don’t have any, it must be because the system is rigged.”
Do some rich people try to set up systems to exclude others? Certainly. But does that matter? Nope, not even a little bit.
It’s time to learn some new rules
If you create your own reality, and you do, then no one, not even the ultra rich, has the power to create in your world. They can create in their own world and you can line up with what they’ve created, but you don’t have to. It’s up to you.
So, if they can’t create in your reality, then they have no power to rig any system in such a way that it could actually interfere with your ability to attract money. The system doesn’t matter. It’s simply a manifestation that you can line up with. And you can choose to line up with whatever aspect works best for you – the one that keeps you down or the one that lifts you up.
The rules that most of us have adopted about money and wealth are totally bogus. Why do the rich get richer? Because they hold different beliefs about money – they have come to follow different rules. And they teach their children these rules, allowing more and more money to flow easily. The poor get poorer, because they do the same thing in reverse. But these rules, the ones that the rich people follow, have nothing to do with which country club to play golf at and which Mutual Fund to invest in. These are energetic rules and anyone can learn them.
Money doesn’t care if you’ve been good or bad. Money is not Santa. It’s not a reward for suffering, a job well done, sacrifice or hard work. It’s not a reward for anything. Just look at who has money and who doesn’t and providing you don’t just focus on a narrow set of rich bastards, you’ll see that money doesn’t discriminate against or favor anyone. Them’s not the rules, people.
Money flows to you if you allow it. And if you don’t, it doesn’t. And allowing the energy of money is exactly the same as allowing the energy of love, of cars, of health or anything else into your life. What makes the difference is how we feel about money – what we believe about it. Those beliefs determine the degree to which we let that money flow.
Common beliefs that pinch off the flow of money
- I don’t have enough money
- The system is rigged/unfair.
- I have to work really hard to get ahead (I’m just not willing to suffer that much).
- Good guys finish last – the most ethical of people make the least amount of money.
- If you’re spiritual, you can’t also make a lot of money.
- Money is inherently unethical. It corrupts people and I don’t want to be corrupted.
- I don’t deserve to have more money than others.
- I’m not smart enough/talented enough/educated enough to make a lot of money.
- I can’t make money in this economy.
- If I make a lot of money, my life will become complicated (I don’t know how to manage a lot of money).
- I’m not good enough to make a lot of money (I will get a better paying job when I’ve lost 10 pounds)
- Rich people are better than me. I won’t fit in with them.
- Wealthy is just a matter of fate or luck. I have no control over how much money I make.
- I don’t know how to make a lot of money. No one in my family ever taught me how.
- Money will solve all of my problems. I will be happier/thinner/more attractive/more lovable/etc. with more money.
These are just some of the beliefs that people hold around money and they are ALL FALSE. But, by holding on to them, we are effectively blocking the flow of money from coming into our lives.
Focus on what you want
The bottom line when aligning with the energy of ANYTHING that you want is to focus on what you want, on what feels good.
So, if you’re looking at the current monetary system and you’re thinking that it’s broken, I’ll bet that doesn’t feel good. Stop that. Focus instead on all the examples out there (and they do exist) of normal people who were never part of that system, and who have made GOBS of money. And no, they are not the exception that proves the rule (another false belief).
If you think that you don’t have enough money, that thought feels bad, too. Instead of focusing on the bills you can’t pay, focus on the bills that you do have enough money for. Notice how good your life is, all the wonderful possessions you do have, and all the great experiences you can participate in, instead of pining away for the stuff you can’t afford right now.
If you think that money will solve all of your problems, you are putting your life on hold in a myriad of ways. You’re blocking tons of your manifestations and blaming lack of money for it. You’re not allowing yourself to lose weight, fall in love, feel good about your life or yourself because your financial situation, which you keep focusing on relentlessly because it’s the cause of all your problems, isn’t what you want it to be. Instead, separate those beliefs. Begin to feel good about your body and allow it to align with your vision. Flirt with girls. Focus on what’s going well in your life. Stop noticing what you don’t have and start noticing what you do have. Let that energy flow.
Just as there is no system that will block you from falling in love, or keep the sun from coming up every day, or make sure that you spill soup on your tie just before your big interview, there is no system that can actually keep you from making as much money as you want. Oh sure, people can try to influence you. But you don’t have to let them. It’s all up to you.
What beliefs do you hold around money that aren’t serving you?