Hello, again. It’s great to see you back here on our Secure Planning Strategies website blog. This week, we are going to discussing the second of several influences we have been introduced to that have shaped our beginning beliefs as it related to the relationship with money. As previously stated, we create our relationship with money based on the messages we receive and this usually starts from a very young age and from different sources.
Getting right into this week’s article, the second major source of influence that affects our relationship with money is our faith, spirituality, or religion (whatever name you feel the most comfortable and at peace with). In many religions, having money is considered to be a bad thing. For example, 1Timothy (8:10) states the following: But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. Many religions have the same underlined teachings that money is bad and a person is not spiritual or holy if financial abundance is desired or achieved. Do you see how this could create a negative and conflicting perception around money and the energy surrounding it? Now, this blog is not taking the position that you should abandon your faith or religion as this blog is here to provide another viewpoint or perception.
As previously stated in the last blog post, money doesn’t like or dislike. It has no moral compass and is only made out of paper and metal coins. Money is not good or bad as it only counts as to what you are going to actually do with the money energy in your life. The statement that money is bad is basically yielding to a judgment of giving an object more credit than it has the capacity of possessing. There does not have to be an internal war between religious spirituality and material wealth. Think about it! When we accept our calling and have passion for the work that we perform, money tends to follow. Our higher source wants us to be happy and it is the intention from our higher source that we be rewarded for following our passion, or our mission, to help others. If you are abundant with your financial prosperity, this will allow you to give to various charities, causes, and movement that focus on the greater good of your fellow man.
To a certain extent, money does make the world go around and it is up to us to apply our abundance for the better. You can still be in true to your soul by being alignment with the combination of both your spirituality and money as it relates to you being in a position to help others. Spirituality doesn’t have to include struggles and living a life of lack. Remember that life is what you accept and you have the choice to accept that you can help your family and fellow man for the better.
Wrapping up this week’s blog post, you can be spiritual, or religious, and still have wealth. As you see your abundance start to flow in, it might be a great idea to speak with a wealth management expert that can help you manage your abundance. It is never too late to move your relationship in a better direction and you can get started today. All you have to do is give us a call to book a consultation at: (248) 827-2580 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, we will be concluding our “Relationship with Money” series so please come back and join us here on the Secure Planning Strategies website blog. As always, don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive our latest financial updates at: https://www.facebook.com/SecurePlanningStrategies.