What is a healthy relationship with money?
A healthy relationship with money: Spending within the extent of the possession and availability of money in comfort and ease. Having a sustained feeling of well-being related to money. Aware of the flow of money. Having neither too much nor too little; enough and more than enough to feel safe enough for one’s comfort.
Some aspects of relationship with money which are not healthy, which cause one to feel un-ease or dis-ease regarding money:
True insufficiency. A true insufficiency causes stress and makes thought, emotion and action surrounding money and its flow a primary focal point of daily life, including worry. The causes of true insufficiency are many and include illness, dis-ability (ie illness or injury, functional dis-abilities), training and educational periods, dysfunction of faculties (confusion, medication and drug effects, emotional issues such as dependency, fear of failure); fear or unwillingness to apply oneself to action that will address financial flow; errors in judgment – especially during a learning curve; and intentions or life-purpose decisions to experience insufficiency.
Consistent belief in False insufficiency: Believing there is not enough, when one has enough and even more than enough. The consequences include fear or loss, fear of not-enough, fear of loss of face or power due to financial insufficiency. Add here a certain type of greed arising from fear of not-enough; hoarding; inappropriate increase of fear with small setbacks and unexpected or large expenses, ie when sufficient money is available or money is forthcoming in the future. Stinginess, miserliness, meanness, tight-fistedness – those money-related behaviors that may affect and may injure others are effects of belief in false insufficiency.
Self-Image or projected image related to financial status. Extravagant or excessive spending outside the extent of existing and potential flow of money: “Big man” as big spender. The self-image/projected image may present a persona of being flush and fluid with money that causes discomfort and dis-ease, including a desperation having consequences in self-demeaning behavior which undermines the persona. Shame and self-hatred may be consequences.
Using money as power over others, as compared to using money as power to accomplish that which supports and helps people. This is an ego-driven state and can generate disrespect and even hatred, even though it can produce material progress. It is unhealthy for all who may suffer loss of autonomy, loss of self-respect, anger, feeling trapped and abused.
The return of financial investment is a consideration of purpose/intent and self-regard. If the return is financial gain, that is appropriate, especially when the gain is used in service. Excessive gain is waste and a breeding ground for dis-ease, dis-comfort, and potential mis-use and mis-direction of gain. Financial gain through usury is a low vibration. It is a test for those who would be used to step out in a different direction. Hard, yes; necessary for growth and redirection of life circumstances, yes. Healthy for usurer and used, absolutely not.
Financial gain invested in the wellbeing of others, the Earth and the Natural World, the development of non-toxic food and energies, absolutely. What good is dying in your room with wealth, when all the world could be in greater ease, comfort, health and enjoyment because of your efforts and success in gaining gain wealth and abundance?