We live in a culture which worships money and wealth but does not create the space for us to explore what it means to us, what we are willing to do to secure money and how it enhances or limits our emotional well-being.
As a social worker, I spent much of my early career working with individuals and families on the economic margins and observed the wounding, anxiety and depression that people experienced when they did not have adequate financial resources. I also had opportunities to work with more privileged clients who reported a lack of meaning, doubted their worth, and worried about losing their money and being abandoned. It was clear to me that I needed to create a space in my practice for people to explore these issues in a safe and supportive environment.
Here are a few questions to help you explore your relationship with money:
1) What was your earliest or most important message (verbal or non-verbal) from your family about money?
2) How does that message influence your money attitudes and behavior today?
3) What attitudes or behaviors have allowed you to achieve some degree of success in opening yourself up to prosperity? How are you able to calm “The Bag Lady” when she rolls up next to you?
4) What is one fear that you would have to release to invite more prosperity into your life?
5) What is one action that you are willing to take within the next week to invite prosperity into your life?
6) What are two things that members of the Prosperity Circle can offer you to support you in taking the next step into prosperity?
Healing Circles, Inc. 2003 (firstname.lastname@example.org)