20 Apr From Fool to Money Magician
This post contains my most recent musings about money as part of RAISING CLARITY’s work–specifically these “Healing Power of Moving Money” workshops we’ve been doing. What do they mean? To me, specifically? They amaze me.
Today’s post takes one step beyond this recent post. You might find something useful to you in its self-sharing and exploratory spirit. I hope you do!
The Healing Power of Moving Money workshops put people directly in their money Magician selves by its background assumption: everyone can observe their own behavior with regard to money, everyone has the detachment needed to do this, and do it easily.
This may surprise you, but I have found it to be true! And the entire workshop is structured around this assumption, helping people observe themselves in relationship with money using several different teaching/learning methods and calling on several different kinds of intelligence to anchor learning in different people and different aspects of the individual.
I didn’t even realize this is what the workshop was doing at first because I am so attuned to the oddness of being a money coach, fund raising consultant and money writer as a person with a a strong money Fool self! I was more worried about the workshop being structured around money “flow” using watery metaphors and affirming the importance of outflow, which is the Fool’s primary direction of money movement (if we think of each archetype in its relationship to flow).
This workshop, then, “looks” like me: I don’t realize what a money Magician I am until I look in the background of my life and life-experience with money: manifestation everywhere. Someone is taking care of me. And that Someone is my higher self, my money Magician
Detachment is profound ground for healing scarcity-minded or weak or silly or unhappy or unhealthy money behaviors. (Or all of the above.) Detachment may be the only Magician quality a person can manifest when we first start out healing our relationship with money—but it’s a great start, that self-honesty. It engenders self-trust.
Detachment allows us to do self-training, too—to construct a self-education and self-development plan with money and follow it through.
Everyone has some of each money archetype. There is always a quality we have therefore to build upon to strengthen the healthy types of Magician, Warrior and Creator/Artist. (We can easily notice this when we overemphasize our negative money-related qualities. What we focus on, we become.)
To stop being a Victim or a Fool, for example, we can start by focusing on (especially in action and decisionmaking) at least one of the qualities that make a Magician:
- Financially balanced
- Transforms reality
- Tells the truth
- Open to flow
Or perhaps manifestation is not your trouble, but holding onto something long enough to make it fruitful is.(Or you are great helping others have money but poor at bringing it to yourself.) You might need to strengthen the Warrior in yourself:
- Financially successful
*No one of these taken in isolation makes you a Magician! It is the combination that makes us Magicians. All descriptors courtesy of the Money Coaching Institute, and can be found there on their website, or in the book Money Magic by Deborah L. Price. Deborah’s descriptors form the best portrait of what a real Magician actually looks like that I have ever seen.