Money: Everyone has an opinion, definition, and even a certain feeling as it relates to this one word. Some may feel good when they hear that word, whereas others, most in fact, may feel bad. The reason we feel good is that we have a good relationship with money. The reason we feel bad is that we have a negative relationship with money. How did we learn about money? Our parents, society, friends, media, and of course, our own personal experience with the “green stuff.”

People tell me all the time, “It is easy for you to feel abundant because you have money.” Yes, this is true. But, I didn’t always have a good relationship with money, nor did I always have money. If you have ever heard my own personal story, I was in heavy debt several times. I reached a place where I was $90,000 in debt at one point, and to get out of it I had to change my thought processes and start shifting from lack to abundance. I also had to set myself up to win and get clear on how I spend money, etc.

The topic of abundance is even different from money, although the concept of abundance includes money. Money is one avenue through which lack or abundance shows up in our lives. Remember with the Law of Sufficiency and Abundance, the Universe is always reflecting the truth that there is only abundance. So even though you are focused on money, you could be vibrating in a place of lack, and because the universe only knows abundance, it will give you an abundance of lack regarding money.

I was not taught as a child to have a good relationship with money. Money was not talked about, except for the fights I would hear my mom and dad have over the fact that they never had enough. This of course is where my lack thinking began and continued until I found the Universal Laws over fifteen years ago.

One thing I have learned is that money is just “a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively,” as defined by Webster’s Dictionary.

If you are attempting to focus on creating more money, but your vibrational relationship with money is negative, when you think about money it will bring up the vibration of lack. And because of the Law of Attracton, the Universe will continue to give you more of the same. We need to clean up our relationship about money. In order to do that, first ask yourself these questions:

When I think about money in general, how do I feel?
When I think about my ability to attract money, how do I feel?
When I think about my ability to have and keep money, how do I feel?
If money were a living energy (which it is), what vibration am I giving out that I will receive back in my life? (fear, doubt, worry, excitement, joy, etc.)
Then after each of those questions ask yourself, “What would I have to believe about money in general to feel that way?” “What would I have to believe about my ability to attract money to feel that way?” “What would I have to believe about my ability to have and keep money to feel that way?” And finally, “What would I have to believe about money to give off the dominant vibration that I do about money?”

It is important to get clear on your relationship with money and what you value in your life. Everything is energy and money is no different. Money is an effect of the cause. Money is neither good nor bad. It can provide the avenue for higher vibrational feelings in our life, and also lower vibrational feelings.

I got clear years ago that it wasn’t necessarily money that I wanted to attract into my life, but what money would bring me. Some people want money for power. Some want money for security. For me, I wanted money for the feeling of freedom. I would spend time imagining what the feeling of freedom would feel like. I am amazed that spending so much time connecting with that feeling really did bring out a lot of avenues through which I experience freedom in my life.

So here is the formula, which relates to the Law of Polarity. Every subject is really two subjects. And everything has to be approached from the way that we work. We are metaphysical beings, so the energetic work needs to be done. And we are also physical beings, so the action steps need to be done. As it relates to money, we need to connect with the feeling that we want this thing called money to bring into our lives, AND we also have to know the basics about money.

Basic math: 1 + 1 = 2.
The more you add to the amount of money you have, the more you have.
If you spend more money than you have, you are in debt.
Invest money and only spend the interest; keep the principal.
It is like with everything I teach – if you want to attract your ideal body, you need to feel lean, but also pay attention to what you put into your mouth. Both the metaphysical (thoughts, feelings, emotions, connection, etc.) and the physical (actions such as spending or eating) need to be in alignment with each other. That is when success shows up in our lives.

Do this exercise. Take out money and put it in front of you. Notice what you think about it. Do you have thoughts that whatever the amount is, it is not enough? That is a clue that you are coming from lack and limitation. Do you look at it and feel grateful for what that money allows you to do in your life? That comes from abundance. Only you can determine your feelings about money. Only you know the thought processes you have about money.

Money is just money. We are the ones who give our meaning to it. If you change the meaning, you change the relationship.

Author's Bio: 

About Christy
I am like a lot of people, actually: I’m in my early 40s. I’m married. I am the mother of two boys, ages two and three. I have a busy life, a household to run, and a full time job (several of them, actually ). I have lived through a divorce, my sister’s suicide, and the open heart surgery of my newborn son. I am also a New York Times bestselling author of three books, the founder of an internationally acclaimed coaching academy, and the creator of a library of personal development programs that reach over 100,000 people each month.

I am passionately in love with my husband, Frederic, who is also my business partner. I take time out every day to laugh with, talk with, and roll around on the floor with my kids. I work out regularly, get a massage every Saturday, take fantastic vacations, and have plenty of “me” time to dream, to go out with friends, or to kick back and just do nothing. Oh yeah, and I’m also making more money than I ever dreamed possible!

Just in case you’re wondering; this was not always my reality!

In fact, just fifteen years ago, I was unhappy with virtually every aspect of my life. I was thirty pounds overweight and nearly $60,000 in debt. I worked at a job I hated, and had a knack for attracting the “wrong” kind of men. I tried everything I could think of to change the circumstances of my life, believing that affecting outer change was the key to being inwardly happy. Nothing worked, and as a result, my life felt like a constant, uphill struggle.

So, how did I get from where I was then to where I am today? The answer is simple: I learned about the Universal Laws that govern deliberate creation, I applied them in my life, and I immediately began manifesting all the things I had ever wanted – spontaneously and effortlessly.

Today, my mission and passion is teaching others how to engage these universal principles – the Laws of Attraction, Abundance, and Allowing, to name a few – to attract their ideal partners, create their ideal bodies, become more empowered parents to their children, and magnetize success and abundance in every part of their lives. Through my books, seminars, coaching programs and weekly newsletters, I will show you how to manifest whatever it is you desire – not by teaching you theories, but by sharing the true-to-life turnaround moments that marked my transformation and the transformations of all those I have worked with.

I invite you to come with me on this journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment. I guarantee you will become amazed by yourself, inspired by all that you can be, do and create, and fall madly in love with yourself and your life!