Sex and money. Have you ever thought about what it takes to have a sexy, romantic relationship that’s reflected in your finances? This is a fascinating conversation to have! Let’s dive right into this powerful, edgy topic.
When it comes to money matters, Tarot may not be a financial tool that comes to mind for most people. Even though it falls more on the esoteric side of things there is much we can learn in our relationship with money from this system. Tarot is a system of using archetypes as a helpful means to gain perspective on our financial circumstances, financial blocks and financial potential and help us relate to our money story from a higher perspective.
When people first discover Priestess of Finance, there is typically a sense of curiosity or intrigue. They ask:
What is a Priestess? And what does she have to do with finances?! Today, I’m going to share with you how to understand the archetype of the Priestess, and better yet, how to bring her wisdom and power into your financial life, so you can reap many gifts and supportive tools on your hero’s journey with money.
If you aren’t (yet!), you’re not the only one. Sex and money can be the toughest topics for couples to dive deep into without historical trigger points coming up. These rich topics can bring up shame, obligation, guilt, fear, anger, sadness or resentments just to name a few of the tumultuous feelings.
I recently started a new work out called Orangetheory. It's a unique style of interval training: you wear a heart rate monitor and a display screen reflects your heart rate in real time while you go through a strategic workout, assigning it a color. The goal is to get into the orange zone -- hence, 'Orangetheory' -- to sustain intensities at 85% or higher of maximum heart rate.
These are the cycles of entrepreneurship: contraction, expansion, ebb & flow. They are much like life and a LOT like money! These cycles are happening ALL the time but we have become disconnected from them. We no longer need to conserve food for the winter, we just jump in the car and head to the store when we want anything…anytime. This happens with spending money too. We have lost the connection to conserving for the future because we are an instant gratification culture.
Perhaps the most common problem that draws people to financial coaching is the challenge of finding the right livelihood. Although it is one of the Buddha’s prescribed requirements for a happy life, the endeavor to find right livelihood is a process that baffles many in our culture.
How can a sincere, willing (perhaps frazzled or doubtful) seeker create, and open to, an income-generating situation that provides security, freedom and satisfaction?
If you’ve tried to work with budgets in the past, but have not felt inspired or successful with the process, cultivating certain qualities can give you the boost you need to create (and stick to) financial plans like a champ. The more willingness you have to fully embody these qualities in your budgeting process, the more heroic you will feel in accomplishing your financial goals and intentions.