Dear LOA: Is The Current Monetary System Broken?

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by Melody Fletcher on March 20, 2012

It’s time for another awesome reader question!

Reuben writes: “One question I have revolves around money. I have no problem with the concept of money – it is a way to exchange value and a physical form that our energy takes between when we create value and need something of value we can’t (or don’t want to) make for ourselves. The problem starts for me when I look at the current monetary system that we use today. It is a very poorly constructed one, based on debt and scarcity, bringing disproportionate advantage to those who have control of the system or are very close to that control.

Based on this view, lining up with receiving a lot of money (which I need more of in my life, with the direction it is going) feels like I am putting energy into a system which I very much feel needs to be changed, which, it seems to me, calls for taking energy away from that system and building up another one.”

This is an excellent question and one that I think a lot of people struggle with. With the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer and the whole system seemingly rigged to keep things going that way, is it even possible for a normal person to prosper? And if so, how?

The Monetary System is not broken. It’s perfect.

I thought I’d get the controversial statement out of the way right off the bat. Now, I can just imagine a bunch of you yelling at your computer screen in outrage “Seriously Melody? What have you been smoking?” And the answer is: I’m not telling you. Playahs keep the good shit for themselves ;) . But back to the money thang. The Monetary System is not broken. Let me explain:

The Monetary System is a manifestation, just like everything else you see in your reality. Some manifestations are yours and yours alone, but more often than not, manifestations have been called forth by multiple individuals. These are co-creations. So, when you see a huge building, a large corporation, government, big sporting events, etc., these are never the work of just one person. The manifestation represents the desires and vibrations of many, many people. Let me state that a little more clearly: The manifestation has the ability to reflect the vibrations of many, many different people. Which aspect of the manifestation people line up with, or in other words, HOW they experience that manifestation, still depends very much on each individual’s vibration.

I’ll give you an example: Let’s take the Super Bowl. That’s a huge event and involves millions of people. Each one of those people will experience that event in their own way, depending on where their vibration is at. So, some people will have a fantastic time, some will have a terrible time, and everything in between. Still others will not experiences or even be aware of the game at all. It’s one event, but it covers a multitude of perspectives and each person that experiences it in any way will have their own unique view. This one event has the ability to mirror millions of different vibrations, many of which are VASTLY different.

The Monetary System is the same: It is a perfect representation of the vibrations of billions of people, with many different aspects which you can line up with. Or not. And exactly WHAT you line up with (or if you line up with it at all) is entirely up to you.  If you don’t like what you’re experiencing, it’s not the fault of the manifestation (which is perfect). It’s because your vibration isn’t lining you up with the aspect of that manifestation that you want. Period.

Does unfairness exist in the current system?

Seen from a limited point of view, most people would say yes. Fat cats make deals on the golf course that normal Joe Schmoe has no access to. Insiders get the best tips, while little old ladies get their pension funds stolen. The system is clearly rigged and we don’t have a chance. Or do we?

Let’s pull back a bit and see this whole situation from a bigger perspective. Money is just energy – a convenient form to exchange value. It doesn’t care if you deserve it, if you’ve earned it, if you’ve worked hard for it, if you’ve suffered for it, if your parents had any, if you went to an Ivy League University, if you’re pretty, or if you’re a good person. None of these factors determine whether or not money will flow to you. Otherwise, everyone who had rich parents would be rich. Everyone who is good looking, went to Harvard, served the poor, worked their fingers to the bone or donated a kidney would be rolling in it. And that’s not the case. But neither is the opposite. Being a good person doesn’t mean that you have to be poor, and it won’t guarantee that you’ll be wealthy. But we think it should. And therein lies the problem.

At some point, we were told this lie that if we were good little workers, if we worked hard enough and were ethical and moral enough, then money would flow to us. Goodness and work ethic should be rewarded. But as we look around, we see that it’s not. Sometimes, we even come to believe that perhaps it’s the opposite – that being unethical and walking over bodies will bring you the moolah. Only if that were actually true, white collar criminals would never die penniless in jail. We look at the current system, full of all kinds of people, good and bad, hard working and not, and we observe that money flows to them seemingly without rhyme or reason. We notice that people who do bad things can strike it rich. We notice that those who have a lot of money often aren’t the hardest workers. We have this belief that working hard and being good should lead to wealth and then we observe that it clearly doesn’t and we declare the system to be UNFAIR.

We realize that we don’t know the rules. But those rich nerds do, and since they know something we clearly don’t know, they must be keeping that information a secret from the rest of us. They’re clearly rigging the system against us. We keep looking at those with gobs of cash and declaring “According to the rules that I have come to understand, but for which I have no evidence, you should not have any money! I work hard and I’m a good person and I don’t have a lot of money but you do! I deserve this money more than you do, so therefore, if I don’t have any, it must be because the system is rigged.”

Do some rich people try to set up systems to exclude others? Certainly. But does that matter? Nope, not even a little bit.

It’s time to learn some new rules

If you create your own reality, and you do, then no one, not even the ultra rich, has the power to create in your world. They can create in their own world and you can line up with what they’ve created, but you don’t have to. It’s up to you.

So, if they can’t create in your reality, then they have no power to rig any system in such a way that it could actually interfere with your ability to attract money. The system doesn’t matter. It’s simply a manifestation that you can line up with. And you can choose to line up with whatever aspect works best for you – the one that keeps you down or the one that lifts you up.

The rules that most of us have adopted about money and wealth are totally bogus. Why do the rich get richer? Because they hold different beliefs about money – they have come to follow different rules. And they teach their children these rules, allowing more and more money to flow easily. The poor get poorer, because they do the same thing in reverse. But these rules, the ones that the rich people follow, have nothing to do with which country club to play golf at and which Mutual Fund to invest in. These are energetic rules and anyone can learn them.

Money doesn’t care if you’ve been good or bad. Money is not Santa. It’s not a reward for suffering, a job well done, sacrifice or hard work. It’s not a reward for anything. Just look at who has money and who doesn’t and providing you don’t just focus on a narrow set of rich bastards, you’ll see that money doesn’t discriminate against or favor anyone. Them’s not the rules, people.

Money flows to you if you allow it. And if you don’t, it doesn’t. And allowing the energy of money is exactly the same as allowing the energy of love, of cars, of health or anything else into your life. What makes the difference is how we feel about money – what we believe about it. Those beliefs determine the degree to which we let that money flow.

Common beliefs that pinch off the flow of money

  • I don’t have enough money
  • The system is rigged/unfair.
  • I have to work really hard to get ahead (I’m just not willing to suffer that much).
  • Good guys finish last – the most ethical of people make the least amount of money.
  • If you’re spiritual, you can’t also make a lot of money.
  • Money is inherently unethical. It corrupts people and I don’t want to be corrupted.
  • I don’t deserve to have more money than others.
  • I’m not smart enough/talented enough/educated enough to make a lot of money.
  • I can’t make money in this economy.
  • If I make a lot of money, my life will become complicated (I don’t know how to manage a lot of money).
  • I’m not good enough to make a lot of money (I will get a better paying job when I’ve lost 10 pounds)
  • Rich people are better than me. I won’t fit in with them.
  • Wealthy is just a matter of fate or luck. I have no control over how much money I make.
  • I don’t know how to make a lot of money. No one in my family ever taught me how.
  • Money will solve all of my problems. I will be happier/thinner/more attractive/more lovable/etc. with more money.

These are just some of the beliefs that people hold around money and they are ALL FALSE. But, by holding on to them, we are effectively blocking the flow of money from coming into our lives.

Focus on what you want

The bottom line when aligning with the energy of ANYTHING that you want is to focus on what you want, on what feels good.

So, if you’re looking at the current monetary system and you’re thinking that it’s broken, I’ll bet that doesn’t feel good. Stop that. Focus instead on all the examples out there (and they do exist) of normal people who were never part of that system, and who have made GOBS of money. And no, they are not the exception that proves the rule (another false belief).

If you think that you don’t have enough money, that thought feels bad, too. Instead of focusing on the bills you can’t pay, focus on the bills that you do have enough money for. Notice how good your life is, all the wonderful possessions you do have, and all the great experiences you can participate in, instead of pining away for the stuff you can’t afford right now.

If you think that money will solve all of your problems, you are putting your life on hold in a myriad of ways. You’re blocking tons of your manifestations and blaming lack of money for it. You’re not allowing yourself to lose weight, fall in love, feel good about your life or yourself because your financial situation, which you keep focusing on relentlessly because it’s the cause of all your problems, isn’t what you want it to be. Instead, separate those beliefs. Begin to feel good about your body and allow it to align with your vision. Flirt with girls. Focus on what’s going well in your life. Stop noticing what you don’t have and start noticing what you do have. Let that energy flow.

Just as there is no system that will block you from falling in love, or keep the sun from coming up every day, or make sure that you spill soup on your tie just before your big interview, there is no system that can actually keep you from making as much money as you want. Oh sure, people can try to influence you. But you don’t have to let them. It’s all up to you.

What beliefs do you hold around money that aren’t serving you?






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{ 41 comments }

Philip Harris March 20, 2012 at 17:31

It’s all about gratitude.Be thankful for whatever $$$ you may have and that will open the door for more.Like Mel said, it has nothing to do with fair on unfair, it’s all about what you know or don’t know. That the rich love money is why they have money. That others feel disdain for money is why they don’t have it.

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:06

Hey Phil!

Exactly! In the end, it’s all about the energy. If only we could all be grateful for our bills! :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Philip F. Harris March 21, 2012 at 01:35

Bills are just another means to share our wealth!

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 23:36

That’s so true! I was just telling some friends earlier today that I’m hoping to pay a huge tax bill at the end of this year. Because if my tax bill is huge, that means that I’ll have made GOBS of money. Yay!

Hugs!
Melody

Sameer March 20, 2012 at 17:46

Hey Awesome Melody,

One more great Article. This is one of the most wanted articles of all time.

People should go through your e-book & few basic articles talking about of LOA Or follow the links which you have given in this article. Everything will be assorted :)

Thank you so much once again.

Huge Hugs & Love,
Sameer

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:07

Thanks Sameer! I feel like you’re becoming my site’s unofficial cheerleader, he, he.

Thanks so much for your wonderful support.

Huge hugs!

Melody
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Saurabh March 20, 2012 at 18:04

i think that i will do this or do that to earn more, but than bamm…problems show up. they stop me from doing that thing and i think that when this problem will be solved, i will start again and then that problem fades away and then a new problem shows up!!
in this way the cycle continues and i remain broke.
frustrating .isn’t it?

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:08

Hey Saurabh,

If that is happening to you then you’re taking action too soon. You need to spend more time lining up the energy first, and feeling your way through it. Then you’ll get rid of the obstacles before they manifest. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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kelli cooper March 20, 2012 at 19:06

Hi Melody
Great post. The part about your vibration determining what aspect of the system you are aligning with was very insightful. I think attracting money is probably the number one thing people use LOA for and at the same time, the thing we most struggle with. I know that is the case for me, but over the last few months, I have made some significant shifts and it is starting to show up in my experience. I think the challenge is it is more difficult to release our desires for money because it affects our life so much and it is hard to feel good when overdue credit cards and overdrawn bank accounts are screaming for our attention. But, like attracting anything else with LOA, we need to shift that focus as best we can. Couple that with the heaps of horrible beliefs that have been drilled into our heads from when we were very young and we are up against some formidable forces. I am getting better at the money manifesting and I just try to remember that the principles work the same no matter what you are trying to attract.
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Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:10

Hey Kelli,

Thanks so much. It’s not harder for the Universe to bring us money. We just have a lot more resistance around it, that’s all. Keep up the great work and don’t forget us when you’re super rich! :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Cynthia March 20, 2012 at 19:38

Great article that identifies a lot of crap out there that we are taught over and over again.

A limiting issue that I have about money is a fixed belief that I have to “do” something to “earn” the money. I am able to manifest fairly well…except for money.

Question: More money is actually coming into my life now, but it’s not “my” money …it’s the money of my lover who is quite generous. Is this actually a manifestation of more money in my life? How can I get more money to come to me personally? Don’t I have to “do” something?

Thanks!

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:16

Hey Cynthia,

Aha! You’ve gone and identified a big blockage of yours right there: Why do you differentiate between “your” money and money that comes to you from someone else? It was easier for the Universe to bring you money through another person than through a business or job, that’s all (easier, because of your beliefs) and now you want to judge that as not as good, as well? Tsk, tsk, girlfriend. ;)

*Gets on soapbox*
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS! Money, no matter how it comes to you, is money. Free stuff, no matter how it comes to you, is free stuff. When value comes into your life, that’s a manifestation. Acknowledge it and be grateful and stop trying to tell the Universe how to do its job, k?
*Gets off soapbox*

Ahem. Sometimes, you have to do something. And sometimes you don’t. The universe will bring you what you want in the way that you’ll most easily allow it, and sometimes that way will involve your action. When that is the case, the universe will inspire you to act. That’s not the same as you forcing yourself to do stuff in order to bring some money into your life. Inspired action feels great and fun and full of energy. Action that you take in order to make something happen feels hard and frustrating and draining.

I hope that was helpful. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Trinity April 3, 2012 at 07:52

I thoroughly enjoyed this post. I read it after I sent a message to you about the 640 million and those 3 ppl that won…..

But a question from this comment you have above would be….. what if my Inspired actions (and I have had alot of them here as of late) would cost me money I just don’t have? I feel very frustrated that I cant even try to focus on developing any of it because the ideas are just really costly to get started. So then I just chalk it up to nice never never land and go back to my mundane existance.

Suggestions?
*tonya*

Melody Fletcher April 3, 2012 at 22:02

Hey Tonya,

If you get an idea that feels great but that you don’t have the money for, then you’re not ready to take action. Just let the idea simmer and keep feeling good. The WAY to realize that idea will come along. Often, we get a killer insight but don’t yet know HOW we can make it happen. Well, it’s not our job to MAKE it happen. It’s our job to LET it happen.
Inspired action feels very different. It feels good and easy. It’s when the Universe opens a door and says “Here’s how!” and you go “Oh yay! I can totally do that!”. The problem is that the path is usually revealed step by step so you have to trust a little bit that as you go, more steps will be revealed.

Generally speaking, when you find yourself getting frustrated, it’s because you were trying to take action too soon. Don’t go back to your mundane existence. Keep focusing on what you want. Just be a touch more patient. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Alice June 22, 2012 at 09:54

Hi Cynthia, (I’m replying to old posts/comments as I hope people have subscribed or come back later/ new people-I’m not crazy or unaware of the date. :-) )

I can understand how you feel. It’s not that you don’t appreciate your generous lover. If you didn’t appreciate him you wouldn’t have called him generous. :-) It’s just that you want to be more independent and make your own. It feels better like that. Also deep down there might be a fear that he would leave.

I know this because I’ve been in that situation and people didn’t get where I was coming from.

Jason Fonceca March 20, 2012 at 20:57

I believe I’m a timeless, living, thriving economy and everyone even vaguely related to me succeeds on a large scale.

I intend to show the world a new blend of spiritual + physical wealth.

Rock on and ryze up.

Who’s on board?

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:17

Right on, Jason! I’m with you! I kind of feel the same way actually. :)

Race you to the top! He, he.

Hugs!
Melody
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Jason Fonceca March 22, 2012 at 08:58

Well said, miss :)

I’d like to take a moment to quote one of my favorites in a long line of successful J’s…

“Do *you* already!
Enough of the complaining ‘boohoos’ already!
Eat food already,
ain’t nothing given – you gotta claim your shoes already.
Yeah, so in summation
I don’t know who you racing
I’m already at the finish line with the flag waving
C’mon!” Jay-Z, Already Home | Blueprint III.

Melody Fletcher March 22, 2012 at 18:32

Well said. :)

Neseret March 20, 2012 at 21:55

Hi Melody,

I really enjoyed reading this post. I loved your outline of “the common beliefs that pinch of money.”

Recently I’ve become aware of some of my negative beliefs about money. Growing up I often saw my mother stressed out about money. As a single mother of six children she was always trying to make ends meet. From that experience I took on the belief that there is never enough money.

When I look back I also realize that I never really saw my mom save money either. She was always living pacheck to paycheck. She was not really discplined about how she used her money. I’m sure she has her own reasons and beliefs to why her relationship with money was so much at odds.

For many years I struggled with managing my money and having more of it. However things have started to change because I am recognizing my negative beliefs about money and chaning those beliefs. I want to build a healthy and loving relationship with money.

Since having this shift and desire to improve my relationship with money I’m finding everyday I’m feeling more and more grateful for everything I have. I have a lot to be thankful for in my life. Right now I make enough money to meet all of my needs and some. I just focus on that fact and use the money I do have wisely and invest it in things that will make more money. I know money gives me more options. It opens more doors and allows me to make a positive difference in the world.

Thank you for sharing this article as it validates I’m on the right track on many levels. Wishing you many blessings and peace,

Peace, Love & Gratitude,

Neseret

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:20

Hey Neseret,

Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your story here! People often don’t realize that they can overcome their conditioning or false beliefs and turn their financial situation around. No, a million dollars will not suddenly appear on the coach. But over time, instead of going further into dept, you can get out of debt, earn more money, save and down the line, end up in a completely different financial situation. It’s all about choosing a different path.

You are definitely on your way!!!

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Mary Carol March 23, 2012 at 22:38

Click! Thank you Neseret, for putting the pieces together that a lot of my beliefs about money came from my Mother. She was definitely a “never enough” person, whether it was money or me washing the dishes. I have sorted out a lot of the junk ideas, but haven’t paid enough attention to her specific money beliefs. Thanks again! Mary Carol
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Neseret March 25, 2012 at 19:06

Hi Mary,

You’re welcome anytime! I think these beliefs are often difficult to spot because they are from long time ago and have become part of our subconcious mind. It took me a long time to recognize and be aware of them. The good news is once you’re aware you can change them. Wishing you many blessings and peace,

Neseret
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Reuben Bailey March 21, 2012 at 00:39

Hmm. Not quite the answer I thought it might be, but one that is consistent and I think will allow me to clear up the cloudy place I have been with this.

In brief, my beliefs stem from the current paradigm of money as debt, with all money being loaned into existence with interest due. As it is repaid, the original debt and money are destroyed (they cancel each other out), and the interest is not, instead going to those who loaned the money into existence, generally a bank.

From a narrow view, this comes across as totally unfair, and my hangup has been how to change the system. It is clear now that the view of needing to change the system first is putting the cart before the horse.

The current system requires people with certain levels of negative vibration towards money in order to operate as it does. As more people raise their vibrations around money, the system (everyone’s co-creation) will HAVE to change to reflect the new vibrations as well as for a system to operate.

Does this make sense? I think I am closer to the mark. It feels like it, anyways…

*hugs* All the best,
Reuben

Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:23

Reuben!

“The current system requires people with certain levels of negative vibration towards money in order to operate as it does. As more people raise their vibrations around money, the system (everyone’s co-creation) will HAVE to change to reflect the new vibrations as well as for a system to operate.” EXACTLY!!!!

But, until that happens (and it is happening. the current system is breaking down, which has to happen so that it can be rebuilt in a different form), you can still live outside that system and line up with whatever experience you choose. In fact, the more people line up with what they want now (instead of waiting for the masses to change the system, making it easier for them to line up with the energy of what they want), the faster this change will occur. :)

It sounds to me like you got the point just fine!:)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Glynis March 21, 2012 at 00:54

There’s a book that was written many years ago that shows how your logic can work, Melody. It isn’t bad reading either. The book is called, Rich Man, Poor Man, and is written by Howard Fast. It shows how going for what you want CAN work.

The monetary system these days doesn’t work. It’s a shell of what it used to be. From what I see on TV, on the Internet, and what I have read, it’s going downhill rather fast now.
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Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:25

Hey Glynis,

I’m definitely not the originator of this info. It’s been around forever. I just say it in my own words. :)

The monetary system is breaking down, which is a good thing. Just like the educational system and governments. They have to disintegrate in order to be reborn anew. They are simply changing. You can see that as chaos or you can see it as a good thing. I take the long term view – that all these systems are changing into something better.

Huge hugs!
Melody
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patricia March 21, 2012 at 01:00

That it is all up to me is the hardest part…

I am off the flow chart – stuck on so many levels, but I am feeling better this week, because I asked the Naturopath to let me try B vitamin complex, which I think my body was asking for – clearly. On it for 4 days and feeling like a veil has been lifted off my brain.

I still am not loving yoga but am doing it the best I am able…2 more weeks ( I used to just love it – hmmm) Cash per se is not running in but my partner’s office is getting steady work and they may be able to bring back one of the employees soon – good sign.

I am watching the TED talk by Brene’ Brown about vulnerability and shame and I can see how it can lead to feelings of unworthiness and not being loveable….since I was verbally told that and that I would have “nothing” for 57 years of my life…I can see how many layers I need to peel away. I WANT to do it faster and enjoy more of life now….on my rain wind walk this morning I said every move of my right leg – be open to receive…and I took on a depressed 17 year old who works at Walmart and cries on her blog and can not stop crying – for free….I can stop the suffering even with emails…this I can do….so this I received.
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Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 01:30

Hey Patricia,

While you have no responsibility to help others (for free or otherwise), I’ve found that a great way to shift out of the energy of your own stuff is to focus on giving to others. That puts you in a much higher vibration which benefits you.

I remember one day, I had a stomach ache, but had a coaching call. I almost cancelled it, because I didn’t want to coach if I wasn’t 100%. In the end, I decided to do it and within minutes of the start of the call, I felt just fine. I lifted myself into the higher energy that I get into when I coach and that fixed the pain, as well. Even after the call, the pain didn’t come back. The same thing happens when I write. I don’t write to get rid of anything, I write because I love it. But when I do it, because I love it, it raises my vibration.
This is why I’m always telling you to go and do something that makes you feel good. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Paige | simple mindfulness March 21, 2012 at 08:14

Kind of like Saurabh, just when my finances start to improve and I’m feeling good about it all, “something” happens in the form of a big bill to set things back (medical bills, travelling to my brother’s wedding, vehicle issues). It’s quite frustrating.

I feel like my old “not good enough” programming is finally starting to wear thin although a residue remains. I grew up with my mother constantly resenting my father for not making enough money although my father was perfectly happy with things as they were. In my relationships I subconsciously ensured that wouldn’t be me so I’ve always been the breadwinner and managed the finances.

Another frustration has been that my career has been in finance (CPA, CFO). I manage other people’s money very well but suck at my own. What’s up with that??? I feel like my conscious mind thinks one thing (abundance) and my subconscious (that really runs the show) thinks something completely different that I can’t quite hear. This is the last area of my life where I’m looking for my breakthrough that has so far eluded me.

I would love your advice on this one, oh wise Melody.
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Melody Fletcher March 21, 2012 at 23:42

Hey Paige,

You can have a very different relationship with money that’s not your own and money that’s in your bank account. That’s because your issue is not with money itself, but what it represents to you. And money that you’re managing for someone else doesn’t represent the same thing to you.

I managed million dollar budgets in several of my past jobs and always rather liked the whole financial aspect. I love numbers. But when it came to setting up the banking side of my own business, suddenly I manifested tons of obstacles. I had major resistance, even though I was used to and had actually always liked those details. Go figure. :)

You know, I don’t think that your money issues are because you don’t feel good enough. I feel strongly that it’s about control. Your mother didn’t feel that she had any control and you made sure that you did by becoming the breadwinner. Only, you’re still afraid of losing control – that all the money could just dry up and there’s nothing that you can do. So there’s all this insecurity and lack of safety around the source of your money. Am I close? :)

Huge hugs!
Melody

Paige | simple mindfulness March 22, 2012 at 00:26

Zing! I never thought about it that way but I felt your message go straight to my heart as I read your response. I think I’ll be setting up a call with you to delve further into this. You ROCK!!!
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Melody Fletcher March 22, 2012 at 18:33

Awesomeness Paige! I look forward to talking to you!!
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Mary Carol March 23, 2012 at 01:51

Hi Melody and commentors!

Interesting… I like the idea of lining up with the part of the financial system that works for you. I decided years ago that simplifying was the way I wanted to go: the easiest way to have more money is to spend less. For me, it is also the least stressful. The day debit cards came into existence (sometime in the 1990′s), I gleefully cut up my credit cards and never looked back. Renting gives me flexibility to move easily whenever I want, and I always land with excellent landlords (thank you LOA!). Living in a less expensive part of town means I don’t worry about break-ins; ditto with driving an old truck. I love line-dried laundry. Local-grown vegetables taste best. Buying used is better for the environment – how lovely that these are all cheaper too! I could go on and on…

My latest decision is that I don’t want to have a vehicle any more, and is a perfect example of the LOA at work. I’d been circling around the idea. Then my truck broke down (I thought it was really dead this time) on a dark mountain road in the middle of the night, and I was happy! Really shiny puppy dancing around happy! I realized that I was ready to let go. Two days later, the truck is repaired (the Universe knew I ‘got’ the message), and I can make the transition to a vehicle-free life in tranquility.

The first step was to figure out what I actually wanted, which is a peace-filled, high vibration life. Everything flows from there.

Hugs to all! I’ve really enjoyed reading your comments! And thank you Melody for another thought-inspiring post.

Mary Carol
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Melody Fletcher March 23, 2012 at 17:51

Hey Mary Carol,

I have a relatively simple life, as well. People get so freaked out when I say that, as if it means they have to give up all of their toys. For me, it’s about prioritizing. I have the things I want, no matter what they cost. I have a fantastic life and it’s getting better every day. I love living in the city center. It would be insane and a huge hassle to have a car her. No thanks. Taxis are super cheap and so is public transport (I usually take a taxi or walk. When I take a cab, I pretend it’s a private car. I feel luxurious the whole way there). I have all the toys I want, just not the ones I don’t really want or need. I don’t buy anything just because others say I should. I listen only to my own gut. And it’s amazing how many things out there just aren’t necessary. In fact, many “toys” only complicate our lives. Again, no thanks.

And by doing this, I’m able to live off much less money than I used to when I was running after the plastic life and yet, my standard of living is much, MUCH higher. It’s not even really comparable.

Great news about the truck! Life is so good when you give yourself permission to live the way you really want to. :)

Huge Hugs!
Melody
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Mary Carol March 23, 2012 at 22:44

Another bonus of not having a car is talking to taxi drivers. We always have interesting conversations.

A fun LOA-taxi story happened to me this morning. I was in a cab and the driver mentioned he was taking his family to the beach tomorrow. I want to go to the beach tomorrow to see my sister, and was planning to take the bus and then a cab to her hotel. I asked him if I could give him the money instead, and he could drive me with his family. He said Yes! So now I get to ride straight to the hotel in a family car with good company! And they get gas and toll money for the whole trip. Woohoo! Love the way LOA sets up these win-win’s!

Hugs,

Mary Carol
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Melody Fletcher March 24, 2012 at 00:06

Yay Mary Carol! That’s awesome! And you’re right. Taxi drivers always have the best gossip, as well. :)

Peter March 27, 2012 at 18:36

Hi Melody,

I find your view on money very refreshing, because I hear a lot of people venting about how evil it is, how *they* have all the money, and we have nothing, etc.

I think that money in itself is a neutral thing, the important point is how you see it. I’ve decided to define money as something very positive. :)
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Melody Fletcher March 28, 2012 at 20:18

Hey Peter,

Exactly! Money is just energy, and like electricity, it can be seen in a negative or positive way. It can electrocute people or it can light up a city. Our associations of money to negative things, our fears around the lack of money, these keep us from flowing that energy as much as we’d like.

I’m with you. I hope I pay a crap load of taxes this year, for example. Because that means that my business is doing really well. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Debs April 23, 2013 at 19:17

Hello Melody..

Although our money is running low I will not allow myself get into desperation as I feel that takes you right off any manifestation..

But what my question is .. Is this..

Okay, what if you do not work other than look after grandchildren to help son or daughter.. They don’t pay because they are scraping the barrow and we are fine helping.

We have used up our money from house sale, and money in stocks and shares have fallen 95 percent.

We eventually want to return to home country and buy property but with financial climate it is going to be very difficult for stocks to turn as we invest in juniors..

How can we manifest money to us to enable us to have a home that is ours.. We do not want to rent due to having no security and short tenancies as things are changing all the time.

My husband has had a lot of I’ll health and not worked for many years.. Or even if we stayed in the country we are in now.. Foreigner is not welcomed to work as such and is difficult for this.. Not putting obstacles here, it’s just as it is..

We try not to get down and I try to keep oppcupied doing things like hobbies to keep energy flowing rather than making stagnant energy …

If there is no way of getting a good income and other than brining in a lottery win for us, what can we do? Many people want that win lol..

Kyle Weston December 6, 2013 at 19:57

With this logic, the slave trade system was perfect as well.
Neutralization maybe…

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