It’s Only Money – Credit Crunch (1)

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.

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3 Responses to “It’s Only Money – Credit Crunch (1)”

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  1. Vicente de la Fuente says:

    I really desire financial abundance in my life. To have a financial freedom. I am reading Mr. Robert Scheinfeld’s “Busting Loose From The Business Game” book. It takes the topic of discussion into a very different place, especially as it relates to money, business and career. I think this could help too!

  2. Judith says:

    Hi Vanessa
    Sorry that things sound a bit tough for you right now. I can assure you I do know only too well what it is like to struggle, I came out of the last recession at the end of the Eighties with over £300,000 in debt, having had my home repossessed. I struggled for over a decade to put that situation right and eventually I found The Money Gym which taught me how to put my finances in the great place they are today, although I would not describe myself as “rich”. I have no job to lose as I have been self-employed all my life but I do have plenty of understanding of what poorer people go through, having been there for a very long time myself. I have discovered that there is a way to learn how to solve your money problems and I can recommend lots of books and resources to you if you are interested? Start with two books: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Debt Proof Living by Mary Hunt, get them from the library if you cannot afford to buy them. Where do you live? I can help you with debt problems too. My best advice to avoid the losing your job trap is to work for yourself – what do you do? What are you passions, interests and skills?

  3. Vanessa says:

    You may say it’s only money but when you have none and your struggling to pay your bills and you’ve got debts you will soon see whether you say that.

    You must be rich because you don’t seem to have any understanding of what it is like to suffer. I only hope you never have to face losing your job as I have and having to pay off debts.

    I wish you rich people had an understanding of those who are poorer than yourselves and what we go through. It seems the only way your going to understand is if you go throught it yourself.

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