Author and expert, Sarah McCrum has a unique story. She writes, “my work with money started in 2010 when I found myself spontaneously writing a message from Money in my notebook. The first thing it said was, “I would like to tell you to love me.” It continued by saying: “I am an energy. I am very powerful and beautiful. I am an incredible web of connections…I am not the devil. I never have been…I connect human beings with each other.” … This writing became the first chapter of my book, Love Money, Money Loves You.”
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Q. “How do you start to introduce this idea of money as a limitless flow of energy that appeals to their level of consciousness and logical mind?”
A: Well, there’s one thing that I’ve found has helped a lot of people, so it might help you because it is definitely logical.
It’s kind of something that we all really should know and should have figured out for ourselves, but it’s surprising how many people haven’t. Let’s picture that I’ve got a hundred dollars sitting right here okay, and I’m gonna pay Ashley that hundred dollars, and she’s going to give me a hundred dollars worth of whatever it is that she has to give me, her service. Okay, so I’ve received a hundred dollars of service, and she’s received a hundred dollars of cash. Now, Ashley can take that hundred dollars, and she can go and give it to Noreen. She can get a hundred dollars worth of noreen’s services or products. Now, that hundred dollars is now worth two hundred dollars. It’s done two hundred dollars worth of business. Noreen passes it on to Kailyn, and Kailyn provides service to Noreen. So, me, Ashley, and Noreen have all got a hundred dollars out of that hundred dollars. So, that’s three hundred dollars there. We pass it on to Kailyn, and then she’s going to do the same thing. So, that hundred dollars becomes four-hundred, and then it becomes five-hundred.
Every time that money moves, that single one-hundred does another one-hundred worth of business. So, we think that money is scarce because we think, “If I spend one-hundred dollars, then, I have one-hundred dollars less, and you have a hundred dollars more. That’s it, and we don’t think that that one-hundred dollars is going to go moving around the world providing hundreds of a hundred dollars all over the place. This is what an economy is, and that I can receive another hundred, or a thousand, dollars, maybe, and the whole thing repeats. So, if you imagine if we all had a hundred dollars, and we all put it under our bed. We said, “Okay, I’m never ever going to touch that hundred dollars. -This is really simple stuff, but it helps to kind of break open scarcity thinking.- “I’m never ever going to touch it, and no one ever touches their hundred dollars. I can’t even go and buy a loaf of bread, then I am back to begging or bartering, literally. So, you realize that introducing money introduces abundance, actually.
Now we have a scarcity model for our money. Because it’s based on someone being sent out to measure the resources of the world, and then, said this is how many resources there are in the world. That had a huge influence on our thinking. But, I’m paid to talk, for example, and to teach, and that’s not based on how much gold or silver or minerals there are in the world or anything else. I could teach a group of people who have no money, and I can teach a group of people who have lots of money, and people with lots of money will pay me a lot more for exactly the same experience. So, money is not what we think it is, and I find examples like that.
I had a client who said, “Oh Sarah, you know there are these things I want to buy, but I just think they’re really frivolous.”
I said, “When you buy that frivolous thing that you want, you really want to enjoy that.
First of all, it gives you a bit of enjoyment. That’s fine, but that money that you spend, enables the person who’s selling them to you, to maybe to buy food for their kids, or to pay
their rent, or to do something really important. When that food is bought for their kids, even if they buy it in a supermarket- and we can think oh, supermarkets corporate– but still most of that money goes to pay salaries for people who then buy food for their kids and books and whatever it is that they buy.
You realize that money needs to keep moving.
That doesn’t mean you never save, and that doesn’t mean you don’t have investments when you save money. I can tell you something, the bank keeps it moving for you or wherever you save it. If you invest, the investment keeps it moving. Putting it under the bed is generally not the thing to do. That’s the one place where it doesn’t really do anything. In most of the market disasters, the money that was kept under the bed completely lost its value, anyway.
So, my understanding is we need to keep creating value for each other receiving reward for that value because that is how we give each other freedom and money is therefore connected with personal freedom.
In chapter five in the book, when referencing the coat you would like to have and the mistake we make of looking at how much money we have, could you speak a bit more to that? -hiitide member
It was funny because when I wrote the book, I had just about a month earlier bought this red coat that I’d just fallen in love with. Sadly, I moved back here to Australia very soon after that, and I never got a chance to wear it. I just saw it and I’d always wanted to have a red coat. Finally, I got it, so that must be how it popped into the book. If you see something, and you just love it, then your heart opens. It’s not like, “Oh, I really need that,” but it’s, “I would love that.” So, it has a value to you which might be even more than the price. It’s just something that you would love. The point that that money is making there, is that that open-hearted love attracts money in. So your situation might be, “I can’t afford it at the moment.” In that moment of, “I’d love that coat,” you open to the amount of money coming in that would pay for the coat. It really is as simple as that.
The power of love which opens our heart, is to make us open to receive money, and it makes us open to receive the value of whatever it is that we value.
So, the value of the coat is four-hundred-and-fifty. You just can’t afford it now, and you know that. Don’t go into that, “I love that, but i can’t afford it.” Just stay in the, “I’d love that that.” It’s almost like it opens a pathway. It sounds strange. It’s kind of a strange language, except somehow we all understand it because it’s actually how it is. What this means, it opens a pathway for maybe additional money to come in, or somebody gives you a coat. There are many different ways that it happens because that’s simply how it works.
The issue normally we have is we say, “I’d love it, but I can’t afford it,” and that opens the pathway to, “I can’t afford it,” so never quite enough money comes in, or more bills come in to make sure that you keep not being able to afford it.
It’s just as simple then as the belief in the possibility, or the trust. Actually, you don’t even need to believe it. What is not helpful is to not believe it.
Sometimes people will go around saying, “Oh yeah, I really love it, but I just don’t believe things like that are possible.” That doesn’t work. To say, “I would love to have that coat,” and just completely forget about it; you don’t need to be actively believing, funnily enough.
There are plenty of stories of people who’ve hidden something away. They’ve written it down, put it in a bottom drawer, and then they realized five years later that they got the thing, and often those are big things like houses. So believing is not essential, but not believing puts a real blockage on it. Trust is great in the early stages. Forgetting is often easier than trust. Your trust builds through experience, really. So, in the early days you just say, “Let it go,” and then it happens. It’s like, “Oh, that was cool.” Then, the next time you trust a little bit more, and so, we grow our trust.
The key to the receiving part is the three words relax, enjoy, and love. When it comes from your heart, it’s spontaneous. “Oh, I’d love that,” and your face lights up. That’s where the power lies.