20 Apr From Fool to Money Magician
From Fool to Money Magician
I started out life as a Fool with money. But I am well on my way to being a Money Magician, and have not sacrificed anything. (I can still readily be a Fool on certain days! And that is ok because it doesn’t run my life anymore.)
As a person who’s healed into Magicianship, I created my Healing Power of Moving Money workshops to help put people into their Money Magician selves by building the workshop on the assumption that everyone can observe their own behavior with regard to money. (The workshop helps people observe themselves with money in creative ways.)
In my experience, detachment is key to change and healing.
And everyone is capable of the detachment needed to observe our own behaviors, thoughts, actions, and relationships with money. This post helps you move into your own Money Magician self. The Magician is the highest, strongest, most helpful, and creative of the eight money archetypes I am trained to use as a certified money coach. To explore how I can help you, click that link or simply book an exploratory meeting with me. It’s free, and free of obligation to either of us, but will prove very useful to you, I guarantee.
Why Detachment is Important
Detachment is profound ground for healing scarcity-minded or weak or silly or unhappy or unhealthy money behaviors. (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.
Detachment fosters self-trust and allows us to construct a self-education and self-development plan with money, and follow it through.
How to Change Our Dominant Money Archetype
What you focus on, you get more of.
My approach: it’s not at all useful to attempt to do away with or weaken or even worry about our already weak or unhealthy money archetypes. Where to focus is on strengthening our helpful, healthy ones.
We all already have some of the positive qualities of each of the three healthy money archetypes (Magician, Warrior, Creator/Artist). Below, I outline the approach you would begin taking using the Money Magician archetype.
Becoming a Money Magician
To become a Money Magician, we begin by knowing the qualities that make a Magician:
- Financially balanced
- Transforms reality
- Tells the truth
- Open to flow
2. Focus and Intention
We remember our intention: become a Money Magician. This is open and possible for everyone. Moneycoaching works by assuming everyone has pernicious patterns around money, and everyone can heal them. That’s what coaching is for.
Our intention in this example is to become a Money Magician. Using the simple rule that whatever our minds focus on is what dominates our minds, we intend to focus on magicianship, and Money Magician qualities.
3. Choosing qualities we already embody
Along with the belief that everyone already has positive money qualities, I hold the belief that we all already have Money Magician qualities. From the list above, and using detachment and discernment toward yourself, review the list above and find one or two (or more) of the qualities listed that you already have.
Notice and appreciate these qualities. Not just once. Every day. Just think about them, appreciatively. We are so used to self-critique that this may be hard: notice and appreciate these qualities in yourself. It is ok to ritualize this, to do it at a certain time or times of day. This helps make sure you do it. And then you can do it at other times too. Soon these qualities will begin to permeate your life, and especially (since you want to become a Money Magician), your money life, that is, your relationship with, thoughts and actions around, money.
4. Adopting new qualities
Just like we all have some positive money qualities, no one has all the qualities of any archetype! So there’s no worry about or need to cultivate every single quality on the Magician list above.
But it is entirely within your realm to determine qualities on the list you would like to have, and begin consciously adopting them. (That’s why knowing them in the first place is so important.)
And you are on your way to becoming a Money Magician! To read full descriptions of each type, click here or buy Money Magic, new or used. (If you buy it used, make sure to get one in good enough shape that it does not have any writing inside, as you will want to use it as a workbook. The description of a used book typically includes this information when you search for a used copy of a book.)
*Money Magician descriptors courtesy of the Money Coaching Institute.