So I sat on the fence as to whether to post this as some may view it as being a little “woo woo” but it is something I feel quite strongly about in that by creating more money in our businesses we can better serve the world in driving business for good.
It’s commonly felt that money and spirituality are worlds apart: If you’re spiritual, you shouldn’t want money. People who want money are greedy and materialistic.
To my mind, this couldn’t be further from the truth in fact I couldn’t disagree more with the whole idea – there I said it!
Money does not inherently breed greed and materialism. In my view, money and spirituality actually go together hand in hand, and can bring abundance into your life in so many ways.
If we feel bad about money then we’ll have a hard time creating financial abundance in our lives
- We’ll experience guilt when we do make money, thereby discouraging us from doing so.
- We’ll never be able to be at peace around the subject of money.
None of these outcomes is any way to live! And it’s definitely not spiritual.
So here I’ll give you four examples of why wealth and spirituality are highly- compatible. By understanding that money and spirituality complement one another, you’ll open the gates to attract more money into your life, and be able to enjoy your abundance in a deep, fulfilling way.
1. Your soul is infinitely abundant.
As a spiritual being, you’re automatically and completely abundant. In other words, your spirit is wealthy! And because you are your spirit, you’re inherently wealthy, too.
The spirit is the aspect of us that’s connected to love, peace, happiness and bliss. Do you think this very essential part of us identifies with being poor?
No! It’s the ego — the small sense of self — that allows us to feel limited (financially, as well as intellectually, professionally and otherwise).
A spiritual life is synonymous with an abundant life. When we allow ourselves to identify as inherently abundant from within, we create abundance in the form of money and wealth in the outside world.
2. Spirituality is about expansion, and so is money.
Your soul wants to expand and grow; it does this by having many life experiences. In this way, money is a tool that allows you to live full life!
Does this mean that money makes everything perfect? No. Does it mean that money is your source of happiness? No, it does not. It simply means is that money is a tool, one that will help you have the life experiences you want to have.
Money is not the answer to everything, but it’s not useless either. And thinking of money as “the root of all evil,” as the saying goes, will not help you in your path. Think of it this way: financial resources give you the opportunity to have many life experiences. The growth that occurs as a
result of those experiences is completely aligned to a spiritual life.
3. Money is energetically neutral; it’s the energy behind it that counts.
Money itself isn’t good or bad. It’s paper! It’s not consciously making decisions on its own. Therefore, it’s neutral. It’s the energy with which we approach our finances that determines whether money feels “good” or “bad.”
Money that’s made at the expense of others probably feels bad because it’s used in an egocentric, selfish way — which feels energetically negative.
By contrast, money that’s made in a way that serves people feels good because it’s used in a loving way — which feels energetic and good.
If your personal actions with money are responsible and kind, then that’s exactly what the money becomes. It’s an extension of your energy, so the way you choose to use money is ultimately what determines the vibration it carries.
4. It’s possible to imagine a world where the majority of money is in conscious hands.
What if the majority of money in this world was used in life-preserving ways? Can imagine what that would be like?! Recognizing that this way of thinking about the world is available to us is empowering in itself, and can really help reframe each of our relationships with money.
While there are many examples of people who use money in nonspiritual ways, there are also countless examples of people and companies that use their wealth to help the world.
When you have money, you have the resources to reach out and help many, many people. On a fundamental level, this is what spirituality is all about.
We need to remember that money itself is not good or bad; if you use money in a way that enhances your own life and lives of others, then it will simply be a powerful spiritual tool.