• Erin Fedeson

A Matter of Mantra: "Money Flows to Me in all Kinds of Crazy, Cool Ways"

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This is the fourth blog post from a series of my journalist persona known as "A Matter of Mantra."


This post will talk about how the mantra listed in the title came into my life and how it helps me. My hope is that if this mantra resonates with you that you may use it to help live your life to the fullest.


WHERE DID MY MANTRA COME FROM


'Money cannot buy happiness.' However, money is the currency in how we live our lives. Food. Gas. Cars. Houses. Education. Travel. Dollar signs bombard a person which ever way they look.


One of my mentalities prior to starting my work with Charlotte Kaye as my life coach is that money is a slave driver. I wrote a poem about money being a clever thief and how I felt it stole away time with my dad. (I may share the poem on Waggish Writer at some point because it is a love letter to my dad as I missed him). It had been a point of contention with my relationship with my mom due to her concern whether or not I could support myself in the long term at my current jobs. I feared I was spending too much money. I feared not having enough money.


I brought up the concerns of money in one of my sessions with Charlotte. Kaye told me that money is neither evil or good. It is a neutral party in the game of life. The true villain was how I saw money. While my past influenced my perception, I had the decision of how I saw money in the present and how it can affect my future.


Kaye coached me to see money as a river flowing in and out of my life. There are times that the river will be overflowing with money and sometimes when the riverbed is bone dry. Most of the time, the river is in between, steady and sure. She gave me a budget sheet to help me track the flow of my money in and out of my life. She also gave me a mantra to help me change my perspective: "Money flows to me in all kinds of crazy, cool ways."


Hence, "Money Flows to Me in all Kinds of Crazy, Cool Ways" inserted itself into my life.


HOW MY MANTRA HELPS ME


A thief. A villain. That is how I saw money. No more. It has taken me some time to reflect and many, many lines of writing the mantra did I begin to understand. Before money, people survived on what their two hands could make. They eventually developed a bartering system to get things that they could not do on their own. Currency entered the equation to speed and ease transactions.


I can look at my dad's life and how he invests his time at work for time for fun. He sacrificed so much for me and the family. He cared about our education to hire a teacher when we home-schooled for two years and enabled us to travel when he was off of work. He still works really hard to ensure the family has time together without the constant worry of the basic necessities. Taking care of those basics allowed us, his kids, to make something of themselves.


To my main concern about money, there are ways that money flows to me that I never new existed. My tips from my coffee shop work are completely optional to those who drop coins or bills in the tip jar or leave credit card tips. Times my boyfriend and I go out to eat when he offers to pay is a blessing. Change on the street is money (one that I've put a paused too because my boyfriend is concern with the COVID-19. Exceptions are nickels, dimes, and quarters as they are rare finds. I just wash my hands really well before I start touching everything.) When I utilize what I have for food in the house in unique ways are moments I conserve money.


I can see the river of currency flowing in and out of my life. Times the river is overflowing is prep time for the times the river is dry. I can be grateful when the river flows in and out steady because it means I have enough to live on. I have what I need. There is no need for me to stress or worry.


No one works the same way, so I am not preaching this mantra to be a fool-proof method. It is a tool and option that is out there for those who struggle with their confidence and self-esteem. I am better, but I can always improve.


As a writer, I take time each time I journal to write "Money Flows to Me in all Kinds of Crazy, Cool Ways" five times. Write it. Talk it. Draw it. Tackle this mantra any way that gets the message across for yourself.


If the mantra has helped in any way or the story resonates and you feel comfortable in sharing, make a comment below or feel free to Contact Me if you want it private. We are looking for ways to manifest more money to live comfortable lives. Let's count our blessings of how money manifests itself in our lives together.

 

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