Speaking as a survivor of the last recession (1987-1992 for me), I learned three things which I would like to share with my readers and clients, the first of which is It’s Only Money.
It isn’t true to say that I can’t understand why people, largely men, kill themselves during great depressions, recessions and credit crunches. I can, just. I think. It’s the shame. I think perhaps they have forgotten that they are so much more than their job or their wealth. Perhaps they cannot face their families, their staff, their clients with their “failures”, some of which was always way out of their hands. But it always strikes me as a terrible, terrible waste that anyone would consider taking their own life over money. It’s only money.
Yes, you might have lost a lot of it, even all of it possibly. Yes, you might have assisted others to lose theirs too, unwittingly in the main. And both of those are awful, perhaps even catastrophic for a while. But it’s only money and there’s so much more to us and to life than just money.
Money is an energy which flows or gets stuck. We make it, we spend it, we save it, we lose it, we make more. We have always had enough and there will always be enough – at least for most of us in the Western world. And, of course, there is actually enough, more than enough, for all of us in the world to have plenty.
We are so much more than our money, our job and our “kudos” which comes with success and we make a grave error when we define ourselves by what we have just as much as by what we do. We are brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, wives, husbands, friends, mothers, fathers, aunties, best friends, lovers, singers, footballers, gardeners, cake-makers, dancers, painters, pianists, artists, shoppers, film fans, add your own favourites here. Money pays the bills, the song from Cabaret says it makes the world go around. But it SO doesn’t. That’s love. Please don’t confuse the two.
The love of money is the root of all evil. But equally it’s ok to have none, some or a lot. You get to decide how much you attract into your life by your goals, thoughts, feelings and actions. So, you can choose to attract doom, gloom and loss and see your life through scarcity goggles or you can choose to manifest abundance.
I can help you manifest abundance, I’m really getting quite good at it thanks to EFT, The Secret, Jerry & Esther Hicks and my other favourite gurus. Watch this space, and I will endeavour to share with you how I do that over the coming weeks and months.