Relationship 6: Is your concept of money a prison or freedom for you? | 062

Join Candice Dick and Liz Cunningham as they explore what being wealthy means, how the concept of wealth sits in our body, and how we can live in trust and flow and decide to turn a concept from our prison to our freedom.

03:37 Being wealthy – the concept, perceptions, comparisons

06:56 Making the decision to buy our home – Liz Cunningham

11:02 Paying attention to the value you place on concepts

“All of these are concepts. Whether we’re discussing our relationship to money, whether we are unpacking whatever it is, it’s how we feel around it.”

“I’ve been making a journey over time about, what are my feelings and thinking around abundance, around money, around wealth, and how do we get comfortable with it?”

13:39 Being intentional about how you build your life

Recognize choices and get creative with the options that we can have in our life. 

Building an intentional life is a lot about being aware of those choices and aware of our value and values.

15:45 What does wealth mean to you? How does it sit in your body?

“Wealth to me has a very strong connection to well-being. In terms of a body sensation, the sensation is balance – a balance of what comes in and what goes out.”

“For so long, it was something I was saying I wanted but trying to avoid.”

20:25 Financial agility – dealing with the change

“There is the very practical month-to-month functional framework that has existed which says there are things that have to be paid for monthly.”

“The concept of how money works, of how earning works, of how paying happens is beginning to shift, which means we have to be adept and agile about how we respond to that.”

24:02 Living in trust and flow

“How easy is it to live in trust and flow? 

My experience with people with a lot less money, certainly in the poorer communities, is they actually live in a space of trust because there isn’t money for tomorrow or there isn’t guaranteed food. Whereas, those of us with a buffer, in an emotional space, actually live in almost a false sense of security. We can push the harsh realities of life further away. 

It comes down to a concept of “do you believe the world or the universe is a friendly or unfriendly place?”

“The fear of not having enough money is one of the fundamental triggers that puts us into survival mode.”

28:04 Is your concept of money a prison or freedom for you?

“Whether we’re talking about money or the energy of it or whether we’re talking about people, husbands, wives, mothers, daughters, work, employment, we get to decide if that’s our prison or if that’s our freedom.”

Exercise 1: Discover your prison concepts

  1. Sit down and consider where your prison concepts are. 
  2. Allow free write – a word or concept – and check what you feel in a state of fear under it and where it sits in your body. 
  3. Step into a different space physically. Stand up and move somewhere else.
  4. And then, sit down and consider what it would look like to write from a place of wealth and wellbeing, to write from a place of allowing open exploration. 
  5. Then, consider getting really honest with where you’re at.

Exercise 2: My Heads Says…? My Heart Says…?

  1. Raise the question of “What would my relationship with money look like if I were free?”
  2. Go, “My head says…” Allow your head to have its say with regard to what that relationship would look like. 
  3. Then drop into your body, breathe. Notice your surroundings and allow your heart to speak – “My heart says…”
  4. Look at what the conflict is between what your head says and what your heart says that your relationship with money looks like, the power that it has over you, and the choice that you have with regard to it.



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