Love it or hate it, it’s hard to avoid the subject of money. And yet that’s just what too many women do. Find out why you need to get comfortable with the idea of money – and allow yourself to achieve your desires.
Over the next eight weeks, Katie Phillips from Daring & Mighty is going to be taking about money a lot. More specifically, how you can learn to embrace the idea of money, discover how it may be holding you back from being your true self, and how you can love yourself wealthy.
Why women avoid talking about money
To start this series, I want to introduce the topic of money and explain why it is so important from a personal development point of view that we get comfortable with the idea of it.
All too often, women avoid discussing money – we just don’t like it. We find it a vulgar subject and have been conditioned to keep money matters private. However, those who are truly wealthy do not take this approach at all.
Money is the epitome of self-love
It is very nearly impossible to accumulate wealth without discussing it, learning about it and making it a priority in your life. And that’s why I have chosen to make money the focus of this eight-part blog series, as money is, in many ways, the epitome of self-love.
Self-love means unconditionally loving all aspects of ourselves with understanding and compassion. It also means giving ourselves permission to create a life that we truly desire. And like it or not, this usually requires the vehicle of money!
Money brings more than material things
Obviously it is fantastic when we feel that we have more money so that we can treat ourselves and live a larger lifestyle, but money brings with it much more than material things. The energetic and vibrational increase that occurs for a woman in terms of confidence and self-esteem, self-worth and personal development when she achieves financial success is astounding.
On a more modest scale, simply having enough money to meet our basic financial commitments frees us from worries and gives us more emotional space to focus on the needs of others – and even to consider our own desires beyond simple survival.
Money can’t buy happiness but it can go a long way to helping you have the freedom to realise it.
Money helps us find freedom
As an energy, money itself is not evil (despite the antiquated adage of it being at ‘the root of all evil’). In fact, money is a neutral force which people can use or equally misuse.
We can be of greater service to others and those that we love when we have the means to make a difference. Money helps us to find freedom as well as to exercise our generosity and compassion in ways that make a bigger difference.
Money is very often (but admittedly not always) the enabler of our desires and will have a greater influence on the terms of our lives than any other factor we can think of. So it is most certainly worth thinking about and talking about money the subject.
In my next blog, I will focus on your ‘money stories’ – your belief systems and attitudes towards wealth that may not be serving you, and look at ways that you can transform them into ones that do.
Katie Phillips is the founder of Daring & Mighty, an organisation committed to sharing the importance of having a healthy, loving and conscious relationship with yourself.