I learnt from Mum that there is always enough money.
No more. And no less.
Funnily enough thats always been the case… at the points I think I might finally have managed my finances for long enough to start saving, or an unexpected bit of cash comes in, then something happens, and that little bit of extra money I was hoping for goes on that.
And conversely, when I set my heart on something, I say ‘this is what I’m doing, even though it’ll take me over what I’ve got coming in’, then just enough extra cash comes in to cover whats needed.
I’m currently living in my overdraft, over by a month each month. I’m doing better than several people I know, and many people country-wide. Though there is no real reason I should be living a month behind my wages, spending what I’ve earnt in the month I earn it. This is how it is, though I was previously spending all of what I earnt after I’d been paid it, its only been the past year that my overdraft has begun feeling like money – coincidentally this happened alongside my having to live out of it on a regular basis, so I’m not sure which came first!
So I always have enough. And I’m grateful, very very grateful… it’d be nice to shift this thinking though, to something with more of a safety net, and to see if my finances follow my thoughts.
I’m curious about how many other people have noticed this kind of thing in their own lives? What are your patterns of thought around money (or something else) and how does that match what happens… and, if you’ve tried it, has shifting your thinking helped?
Time for some spellworking, for sure! Time to shift how I think, and invite some money in…
O Halo, that’s the kind of magic that is really hopeless to me.
Money is enough, to do normal things, eat well, live in a warm home. Grateful yes!
Savings are spend on bills and there is less and less for the fun things in life as a concert, books, nice clothes, going to a witchcamp… That takes away a lot of the fun.
I feel bad about it, because all the money we have is earned by P and I’m the artist who makes but no money. I feel so bad about that, hate myself for being to stupid,to much afraid to do that. I’m thinking about a webshop for so long. I even have a name for it; Molly Morpheus. But I find it hard to work out a way to make great photos, and the work is never good enough, the shop will be not be a succes says my inner critic. I want to be just happy and creative, sing along with Cindy Lauper, girls just wanna have fun all day long. And be brave. And work and sell. So mote it be!
Elisa, I understand. Its scary to put yourself out there. Its so easy to feel bad about money… and its so so hard to set your creations free into the world.
I don’t think we can ever feel like what we make is good enough until we learn to let it fly anyway. Once you see your creations out in the world, you can see them with some distance, and the bits that make them look not good enough to you now begin to reveal themselves as simply part of the nature of the creation.
I’ve seen pictures of some of your babies, they’re beautiful. Listen to what your friends say… they’ll help you see what the things you make look like from the outside!
You know how I got going with Etsy? One step at a time.
I’d recommend it.
If you haven’t already, get a seller’s account with them, or a similar website, and start designing your shop, make it like a home for your creations to snuggle up in. Then, slowly slowly, share a couple of your creations in the shop. Tuck them in so they’re nice and cozy. Don’t worry about selling them, don’t worry about making money. Don’t worry about whether or not the pictures are perfect. Just make your little ones happy in a new space online. Make the shop comfortable for you. Its not a shop, its a cottage, or a ship for adventuring, or a treehouse for playing in, or… 🙂
And tell us so we can support you! Theres no rush, life happens.
I’m less terrified every time I write a post, every time I post a picture, every time I share something with the world. Its still scary, really! But it gets easier, and there is no rush. When I’m not up to being brave, I don’t have to be, I can choose not to post, not to do anything I don’t want to do. When I am feeling brave I share things, and the feedback helps me be braver.
It will for you too, if you want to.
And you can always ask a friendly photographer to take the pictures for you…
*Hugs* It gets easier, its the first step thats the hardest ’cause we try to make it a huge leap all the way to the end result, rather than just a little baby step in the right direction. I often have to remind myself to be patient, let things unfold. Its getting easier. Good luck 🙂
Thank you so much for your answer, I am grateful for showing me baby steps in the fresh fallen snow. Love to you xxx