We've heard it a million times and maybe even said it ourselves. Money is just energy. Yet, as a group, those of us who are on the spiritual path tend to have as many money issues as anyone else.
Most of us were indoctrinated with beliefs such as, "money is the root of all evil and rich people are selfish." But the verse actually says, "the love of money is the root of all evil. Not money itself." This is compounded by the starving artist mentality and the idea that we need to work hard and suffer for anything worth having. This often leaves us as wounded healers, trying to give from an empty cup.
As the daughter of a minister and a creative guru myself, I was steeped in poverty consciousness. I now feel (as I heard Marianne Williamson say once) that we have a responsibility as light-workers and change-makers to be abundant. This helps us to have the agency to make change. You can't focus on empowering anyone else if you're hungry. Here's how: