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Money and Spirituality

Historically, financial prosperity was seen as antithetical to spiritual development. Spiritual seekers of various faiths would discard their material belongings and renounce their wants and needs in order to establish a divine connection with god. The physical and spiritual realms were separated by an ideological divide placing the soul and the material world at irreconcilable odds. Often, a vow of poverty was taken to solidify this belief.

Current metaphysical thought, however has begun to challenge this assumption. Instead of being polarities, material and spiritual life are perceived as interdependent, interconnected and ultimately inseparable. When harmoniously aligned and balanced, spiritual growth manifests in the physical world as abundance, generosity and financial well-being.

Acknowledging the fact that we undeniably live in a society reliant on the flow of capital, how do you perceive the relationship between money and spirituality? If you adopt the attitude that money is inherently bad, then you are forced to see the world as separate from its ethereal source. You may feel compelled, even unconsciously to fearfully push money out of your life. If you adopt the belief that the spiritual and the physical realms occur in synchronicity, then you are more open to financial abundance because money no longer contradicts your spiritual ideals.

Essentially, money itself is a benign entity. It is neither positive nor negative. However, the thoughts that we superimpose on money can have a positive or negative energy to them. It is this thought energy that will either attract money to us or repel it away.

By transforming negative beliefs about money into positive ones you can manifest greater abundance in your life. If you would like to further analyze your spiritual relationship with wealth, then why not open your receptivity to financial abundance by engaging in the following powerful creative exercise.

1. Write down all the negative qualities you can think of associated with money, such as greed, arrogance, anxiety…

2. Its time to destroy the old in order to create the new! Tear up, crumple or burn your list. Tell yourself “I easily let go of old beliefs that no longer benefit me”.

3. On another piece of paper, write down positive qualities associated with money (freedom, generosity, flow of give and take, independence, etc.)

4. At the top of your page, write the sentence “Money is a joyful presence in my life and I am open to receiving its many benefits.”

5. Put your list in a place where you will see it often and reflect on its transformative message with a feeling of peace and happiness.

May the universe bless you with prosperity on your spiritual path through this material world!

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