Issue 182 – Money Worries are a Faith Issue

Money Worries are a Faith Issue,
Not a Financial One!

By Karen Russo

As the world economy rebuilds from the economic collapses of the last few years, many people are feeling afraid. Anxiety about money pervades our Western culture. As much as our media and cultural attention focus on glamour, riches and winning prizes, we also have a constant, nervous conversation about losing, making mistakes, getting cheated and suffering financial disasters. We worry that there are not enough time, resources, deals, education, opportunity, land, businesses, clients, people, energy or information.

More Money won’t make you feel secure… it really won’t!

It may feel like all you need right now to address your fears is more money, right? Maybe you have a number in mind for income or list size or portfolio value that you just know is ‘it’. That idea – there’s a number out there that means I’m safe, powerful and free—is a potent and pervasive idea.

But that idea is a lie; it’s a myth that money will make you safe or free. Now, I get it, money can buy things that make us comfortable. And if we’re in poverty, money can provide for basic needs. Yes, when you’re afraid about money and you get money, you can absolutely get some short term relief in your circumstances.

However, if you don’t address the fear, it will come back. The money doesn’t fix the fear. What I’ve discovered in years of research and mentoring with thousands of business owners from around the world is… well, more money can’t eliminate the source of your fear. The connection between money and spirituality shows something that might surprise you. Money worries are ultimately more of a faith issue than a financial one!

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Fears about money stifle your Spirit.

All fear is a form of separation. The basic anxiety about money comes from a thought and a sense of being separate from life itself. You think you’re a finite being defined by the size of your database, or your credit card balances, or the fluctuations in your income statement. And those things go up and down all the time. When they go down or go away or we don’t have them, we feel afraid.

If you feel you’re not a permanent part of the eternal, abundant, infinite source of the all-good, then, yeah, you get scared. People who are anxious, upset and distracted don’t make the best financial decisions—and they don’t feel inspired, grateful and generous with their money—or with sharing their gifts with the world.

Shift money worries with present moment gratitude. Connect with your Spiritual Source.

The problem is an issue of faith, and the solution is a spiritual connection to your wholeness. In creating The Money Keys, I studied the mindset and behaviours of what I call ‘conscious wealth creators.’ These individuals are both financially successful on the outside and connected to larger purpose in their lives. One tool they use to address financial concerns is to be intentional about cultivating their spiritual connection—they choose what they have faith in. They place their faith in the source behind the channels that money comes through.

What do people really want when they’re worried about money? Behind all the craving, goal-setting, worrying that overwhelms many business owners is a deep desire for peace of mind. And peace of mind is a spiritual state of being where you are connected to something—God, Source, the Universe, your values, your ‘Why’, the cause you’re working for—beyond the ups and downs of financial flows. When that connection is strong and present, you have spiritual security from which you’ll handle the challenges in your business.

The next time you feel concern about paying a vendor, investing in a marketing program or raising your rates use that emotion as a signal to stop, shift, and cultivate the experience of spiritual connection. Start with gratitude to create a sense of peace. Take a deep breath and look around your money life. Be grateful for the source behind the money that does flow to you.  Appreciation fills your mind, calms your breathing and allows your body to relax. Now choose to act, speak, invest, spend and save. You’re building your faith in your spiritual source… and opening up to more peace in your money life.

 

“Hi Kristen, On this rainy Sunday I have been re-listening to each of the Prosperity Pyramid activation exercises. What powerful and detailed work you have shared with us here! thank you so much Kristen.” – Toni M.

Quick Tip

We are vibrational beings living in a physical world – and yes, money is a big part of that world, HOWEVER, we are vibrational beings FIRST. What does that mean to you?

It means that your only focus is to get your vibration in harmony with your desires. The Universe doesn’t hear what you are saying, it can’t hear you repeating affirmations about money, the Universe responds to 1 thing and 1 thing only and that is what you are vibrating. It doesn’t matter if you are in a high vibration about money – it just matters that you are in a high vibration.

Make this your focus – if you are looking at what you don’t want, use that as a way to pivot into focusing on what you DO want. Keep pivoting – stay mindful and your vibration will steadily rise and when it does, your physical manifestations will reflect your high vibration!


74 Responses to “Issue 182 – Money Worries are a Faith Issue”

  1. carlos says:

    Your article is very interesting, get me a new insight regarding money, thanks

  2. So says:

    Such a brilliant insightful article. Just what I needed to read right now. Am getting panicky about my current financial situation and have been asking for money to come my way. Instead am going to focus on raising my vibration to a much higher frequency as consistently as possible. Thank you for helping me focus on what really matters.

  3. Gift Iyke says:

    Thanks a million, that gaves a huge relief. I will be much interested to recieve more of this from you next time. Thanx

  4. Anthony says:

    Very timely for me

    Thanks

  5. sean says:

    Thanks for that wonderful insight,it has cleared up so many negative beliefs within me.
    Finally I can focus on being the real joyous happy person I truly am.
    Love and light Sean

  6. Robert Holliman says:

    AWSOME ; Must Read ‘- ]
    EYE OPENING

  7. As a Realtor, my business fluctuates based on factors not always under my control. I have no problem making deals, but getting them closed is another matter. In an effort to “help,” the regulators have made making loans infinitely more complicated and fraught with peril for the lenders. While I have actually 6 deals going, for the past two weeks my business has had absolutely no money coming in, while the bills pile up. The stress is killing me.

    However, yesterday morning I woke around 3:00 AM with an inspiration to appeal the decision by the lender to seek a second appraisal, when they are already 43 days into the process. The e-mail was taken seriously, and hopefully we will be able to close tomorrow as scheduled. The stakes are so high, not only for me but for my client who unwisely borrowed the money to buy and fix up a horrid house that is now a jewel, and the buyers who already gave notice to their landlord and are facing being homeless. I am grateful for the inspiration, which could only have come from a Higher Power.

    Anyway, this post was just what I needed, and I thank you for it.

    • Kristen says:

      Hello Rosemary! It is ALWAYS so great to hear from you and YES – inspiration comes when we quiet our minds – I have known you for a long time now and what I can tell you is that inspiration always finds you. Remember that 🙂

  8. Marie Horwat says:

    I had decided this morning to remove the 14 million dollar cheque that I had made out to myself in 2007. It has been seven years since I read The Law of Atraction. Everybody laughed at me when I placed it on my dressing room wall. 3ft by 2ft. My intensions were to give security to my children and help other family members out or who ever needed help that I knew. I do not worry about money for my keep as I do not require much other than travel money. This would be to travel to visit my Son and his family. I walked away from the church building after 15yrs. Of ministry but I have not walked away from my faith in God. I understand that money is not an issue with God and that He does provide for me and that is by faith in Him to do this. As I am writing this I am thinking that I might be having a problem with feeling greedy for asking for such a great amount. What do you think?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Marie! I’m a big fan of growing in smaller steps (this allows our inner selves to get in alignment with where we are) – that may help your resistance.

  9. Marie Horwat says:

    Ok.

  10. shahanshah says:

    Excellent article

  11. Njuk says:

    Dear Kristen,

    My Warmest Greetings to you and continuing thanking you very, very much for your kind endless supportive. Am learning a lot from your articles which helped me to be more stronger/ improved with my Career. As Secretary you should be Jack of all trade.

    Thanks to you soooooooooooo very much from the bottom of my heart once more; am really grateful and keenly looking forward more articles

    Have nice weekend too.

  12. Virginia says:

    Worrying about money, or anything for that matter, never resolves the issue surrounding the concern. Our vibrational energy manifests inside and outside our bodies. How do you want to treat yourself?

  13. Catherine says:

    How do I click out of this fear of loosing

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Catherine!

      Remember, what you focus on consistently becomes your experience – so the consistent focus on losing creates the experience of losing. Here is something I just wrote to someone else that will help you…

      “to shift, you must take your focus off of all of the things that seem to prove that lack is true. This isn’t blindly ignoring it, it is choosing where to focus – would you rather focus on lack or abundance? I know that is really blunt, but that’s what it comes down to. It is your habit now to focus on lack yet you desire abundance and THAT is where you must focus if you desire for that to be your experience. Therefore, begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life) the key is that when you give yourself to the discovery and then CELEBRATION of the existence of abundance, that is when your energy will begin to shift. And when you get off track – mindfully bring yourself back to the discovery and celebration of abundance – and over time this will become your new habit and then your new experience!”

  14. Lisa says:

    OMG, I am so right in this place right now. This is exactly what I have been struggling with for all of my life, but specifically right now. The truth in this post is something I know and am striving to live. Thank you so, so much for confirming and validating this. The timing is perfect!

  15. April says:

    I just seem to be having trouble getting out of my financial rut. I’ve lived there for so long. Just when I think I’m making progress, I fall right back in again. It has been this way most of my life. I get a very discouraging feeling.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi April – here is something I wrote to someone with a similar situation that you will find helpful…

      “to shift, you must take your focus off of all of the things that seem to prove that lack is true. This isn’t blindly ignoring it, it is choosing where to focus – would you rather focus on lack or abundance? I know that is really blunt, but that’s what it comes down to. It is your habit now to focus on lack yet you desire abundance and THAT is where you must focus if you desire for that to be your experience. Therefore, begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life) the key is that when you give yourself to the discovery and then CELEBRATION of the existence of abundance, that is when your energy will begin to shift. And when you get off track – mindfully bring yourself back to the discovery and celebration of abundance – and over time this will become your new habit and then your new experience!”

  16. mary says:

    Interesting..I will work on refocusing..I do walk in gratitude everyday.

  17. Menchie I. Cortes says:

    Very true! I’m almost 62 now and thank God I have awakened to this truth. I am now shifting my focus to consciusly connect and align with my Source every day of my life and things get better and better. It is my daily intention to live the rest of my life to the fullest by being happy and grateful for who I am – a vibrational being connected and part of the Source of all things. And my life now is full of peace, contentment, appreciation, love and abundance. Thank you so much for the insights you keep sharing in your programs. They helped me change my perception of life and live happily now. God speed!

    Menchie
    Guam

  18. gretta says:

    Don’t understand the vibe thing

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Gretta – if you have a specific question, I am happy to help.

      But vibration basically comes down to what energy you are sending out. You know when someone enters a room and you can feel they are in a bad mood? That’s a negative vibration. And on the opposite end, when you meet someone and you instantly feel at ease and happy? That’s a positive vibration. So that applies to you too – what vibration you are sending out determines the experience you have in life.

  19. Jan says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Thank You for this level of information. I have become a new insurance agent, and I am becoming discouraged. I am watching others who are closing business and making big money, while I struggle. Your article has enabled me to see why I am not making money, like the others.

    Now, I know, that I must raise my vibration to match the level of income that I want from this business. My next question is, how do I achieve this. Will meditation help me raise my vibration? When meditating, should I focus on the money, or what? I really want to know.

  20. Jan says:

    Hi Kristen,
    While waiting for your response, the answer came to me.

    Thanks

  21. Lady says:

    How does one keep a high enough vibration to affect those who are close proximity to me? For example the responsibilities of my 23 yr old son and his newborn baby are weighing heavily on my shoulders and negative affecting my health and my household by causing conflict due to lack of space and resources. my ex-husband is existing from a place of lack and has not been able to find a job or keep a place of his own so he could be in a position to help guide our son into adult hood and become independent from us both. I hv enough to care for me and my minor child but others are a drain on my abundance. So I end up not having enough because I’m helping others and it’s my child and grandchild I can’t turn my back on them, I feel scared frustrated pissed and trapped because of poor decisions made my by ex and my now grown son. How can I vibrationally turn things around?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Lady! Here is something I just answered to someone else that will help you…

      “to shift, you must take your focus off of all of the things that seem to prove that lack is true. This isn’t blindly ignoring it, it is choosing where to focus – would you rather focus on lack or abundance? I know that is really blunt, but that’s what it comes down to. It is your habit now to focus on lack yet you desire abundance and THAT is where you must focus if you desire for that to be your experience. Therefore, begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life) the key is that when you give yourself to the discovery and then CELEBRATION of the existence of abundance, that is when your energy will begin to shift. And when you get off track – mindfully bring yourself back to the discovery and celebration of abundance – and over time this will become your new habit and then your new experience!”

  22. Robert B says:

    Thank you for this email…it hits at the right place.
    I am in need of making money pretty fast…and I am not sure what to do …
    What is the frequency of money?
    How do you tune at the same frequency to manifest some more in your life?

    If you had 3 tips to offer me to up my vibration higher…what would you recommend I do…

    I loved your newsletter….
    thanks
    Robert

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Robert!

      The frequency of money is whatever energy you give it. So ask yourself, are you giving money a negative or positive frequency? In other words when you think about or speak about money, do you feel lack (negative) or joy (positive)? If you answered lack (which many do) then you need to attach a different frequency to money. Here is what I wrote to another member – I think you will find it helpful…

      “to shift, you must take your focus off of all of the things that seem to prove that lack is true. This isn’t blindly ignoring it, it is choosing where to focus – would you rather focus on lack or abundance? I know that is really blunt, but that’s what it comes down to. It is your habit now to focus on lack yet you desire abundance and THAT is where you must focus if you desire for that to be your experience. Therefore, begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life) the key is that when you give yourself to the discovery and then CELEBRATION of the existence of abundance, that is when your energy will begin to shift. And when you get off track – mindfully bring yourself back to the discovery and celebration of abundance – and over time this will become your new habit and then your new experience!”

  23. charles says:

    Thank you for the great work you are doing

  24. Mae says:

    This is so true the vibrational place we are in is what we attract to ourselves.

  25. Leigh Ann Reedy says:

    Placing faith in the channels money comes from is probably true for me.
    I have been sickly for 2 decades. Financial help has come from my father, whom I loved & had faith in. He is not alive now, but left a bit of money for me to live a year or so longer.
    I somehow lost faith in America’s debt system of “soon the money will be worthless”.
    His hard earned & hard saved money is precious to me, but trying to align with high vibrations
    about getting well enough to “waste” my energy on accumulating this country’s monetary valuesof being in super debt along with the “failing” economy…seems very counter productive.
    Similar to having faith in soap bubbles.
    Where am I going wrong? Shall I simply blindly forget the chance of our economy going in a spiral downward toward more & more debt?
    Thank you!

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Leigh Ann – to shift, you must take your focus off of all of the things that seem to prove that lack is true. This isn’t blindly ignoring it, it is choosing where to focus – would you rather focus on lack or abundance? I know that is really blunt, but that’s what it comes down to. It is your habit now to focus on lack yet you desire abundance and THAT is where you must focus if you desire for that to be your experience. Therefore, begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life) the key is that when you give yourself to the discovery and then CELEBRATION of the existence of abundance, that is when your energy will begin to shift. And when you get off track – mindfully bring yourself back to the discovery and celebration of abundance – and over time this will become your new habit and then your new experience!

  26. Vickie says:

    I understand vibration and the power of faith and affirmations that don’t work because they are not a true belief, but I have to know and feel God/source hears my thoughts and prayers from within me. Christ consciousness is God within. So why wouldn’t one be heard, seen, and known by the Infinite Source?

  27. Carrie Jaimeson says:

    I found the article helpful to me. And I do agree with you.

  28. Raaj Samtaney says:

    So true. After reading your artical I felt like God was talking to me(and this was his message to me)Never the less I thank you and look foward to receving on this area.God bless you always. Raaj

  29. Raaj Samtaney says:

    Hi it’s me again(I just sent you an earlier message)I forget to mention that Yes I do have financial concerns,and I am trying to put myself on to the road to financial freedom now for quite some time but with no SUCCESS.could you please elaborate a little more on how I could get my vibrations in harmony with my desire?????Thank you so much.(forgot to mention that I amfrom India)

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Raaj!

      Positive vibrations mean you are in alignment with your desires. Your only job is to raise your vibration. In any moment pick something you can focus on that feels better – and give that your focus – as Abraham Hicks says, when you give something your focus for 17 seconds, then another like thought will join it and that is how momentum is created.

  30. FRANK says:

    THANK YOU
    STAY BLESSED.

  31. Cathy Stalter says:

    Kristen,

    Your article is very insightful with the direction to keep your vibration high. I start out that way staying positive and connected to the source of light and love. Then I enter life, go to work, and encounter people which seems to attack my vibration causing it fluctuate or deflate to a lower level. I take a deep breathe and try to get centered but my mind continues to buzz with the activity around me causing the lower vibration. You mentioned to keep pivoting your focus but are there blocks out there to stop life’s invasion into my vibration?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Cathy – as soon as you can get your attention off the blocks and shift them back to a thought that feels better than the one you are currently experiencing, you begin to shift your vibration upwards again.

  32. Narottam Singh says:

    Hello Kristen, thanks this is really a quite informative information about money but how to tackle the feeling of lack of money, which is quite disturbing with me.

    Thanks and regards,

    Narottam

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Narottam – as long as you give your attention to the lack of money, that is what you are giving your focus to, therefore that is what you will experience. Start looking everywhere for abundance and give your attention to that instead – it can be abundance in someone else’s life – where the abundance is doesn’t matter – you giving your attention and focus to the discovery and celebration of abundance is the key!

  33. Johnson Olwafemi Abiodun says:

    Thanks, your articles has always been a great blessing. But I just want to ask if the result to the exercise are time related I.e if there time limit when we can have a vivid result or solution out of which we can confirm that we are not playing by the rules.
    The findings are in tandem with the Holy Bible instructions. Thanks

  34. Rhonda says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for putting me back on track! The other night I dreamed I was laying down and looking out of a huge window staring at a beautiful snow cap mountain. As I lay there I put my head down to the side as though I was leaning on a shoulder. I loved the feeling I felt. What I thought I was feeling was safe. Upon waking I tried interpreting my dream and thought to myself if I had enough money that would be the feeling I would want to always feel. In my researched of snow cap mountains and I found it could mean new beginnings, spiritual, serene and tranquility. However, you have put it in perspective for me it is not the feeling of being safe that I want but the feeling of having peace of mind and now when I become afraid of my money situation I will pivot and appreciate that which is already provided for me whether it be in my surroundings or in my dreams and know more to appreciate is on its way!

  35. Tania says:

    Hi Kristen, since you specifically asked for comments, I decided to write here. My life is dominated by money worries. It’s a cloud over my head. Everyday I worry about how to make more money, how I should be in a better place in my life, and how I am not where I want to be with money. Just thinking about money makes me stressed and the whole energy around it seems stiff. I have read and done numerous courses and programmes and gave done everything in this article, but the underlying situation is unchanged. It feels like someone has locked away all the money in the world and will only let me have drips of it. There is no sense of security, and from experience, where I most needed money, it hasn’t just appeared and no one has helped me and I have had to suffer in constant anxiety. I am not poor by any means, but I feel like the money that I want is actively running away from me. It feels frustrating, like I literally need to unlock a secret to get to the promised land. I worry about spending any amount of money. This is painful to the extent that it is overshadowing my life. How can I overcome this?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Tania!

      The challenge you are having is that all of your energy and attention is on lack – so that is what you experience more of. I have suggested to others that they look for proof of abundance anywhere and everywhere in the world (even if it is in someone else’s life) and that really makes a difference. Look for proof of abundance and ease and flow and then celebrate, claim it, say “yup that’s for me!” because the truth is that celebration energy, the seeing of the abundance and getting excited – that is the energetic vibration that allows it to flow to you. 🙂

  36. deb says:

    Hi Kristen,
    i am trying to keep up my vibration from lack of (meeting the basic needs at this present time) i love what you said earlier on .” begin looking for proof that abundance exists – ANYWHERE (and of any kind, it doesn’t just have to be financial and it can be in someone else’s life)…..this gave me the shift i needed, ……
    It seems to be the life path 7’s tend to experience in practical ways and then become the teacher later on….i do counselling work however i am not exempt from life’s experiences, opportunities to grow and will continue to grow through my life path/s – evolution of the soul.
    Thank you Kristen,
    for being you!
    Many blessings
    Deb.

    • Kristen says:

      Yes Deb! Proof of abundance is everywhere when you look for it! 🙂 Thank you for being here and being part of the Law of Attraction Key Community!

  37. Karen Russo says:

    Thanks everyone for the juicy comments and questions around releasing money worries!

    Tania– I so appreciate your open heart and vulnerability — and I agree w Kristen that when we’re willing to be sincere and factual about what is upsetting, we begin to have ‘mastery’ over our experience!

    There is no God-in-the-sky withholding money or any good for any of us; there’s a loving, gracious, intelligent, generous Source within each of us that is ours to express.

    So, one of the best places to start is to be committed to regularly cultivating our experience and connection with that source through prayer, meditation and journaling. Blessings all, Karen

  38. Roopa says:

    My desire is to attain infinite prosperity for eternity in all facets of life including financial abundance…

    Looking for proof of abundance has been a very enriching experience .. thank you for the audio

  39. Dana Raispis says:

    I really liked this article. I do believe in the power of manifesting though I am still in a struggle to master it! I bring small things easily enough but it as Joel Osteen says, “Ask big” where I continue to struggle. I love to listen to inspirational messages while I work on my computer and I read inispirational messages as I can. The wall in front of my desk is covered with inspirational quotes as well. However, I am discerning in who and what I read and listen to and I really liked this article because it addressed faith! After all, the Secret or any manifesting tool is really only Mark 11:24, “Ask, believe and receive!” (paraphrased) So thank you for the great article and for addressing the real manifesting tool…FAITH!
    God Bless!

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