Knowing I wanted this article to take a hard look at our concept of money, I started out with the picture for this article first before I wrote it. What is it exactly about money that makes many of us uncomfortable? A good place to start is to look back at our early views of money.
When you were growing up, how did your family view money? Did your parents talk about money? What were their conversations about money? In my household. money wasn’t really ever mentioned. I remember always living in a nice, middle-class home. We weren’t rich, but we always had enough food on the table, heat in the winter time, and clothes to wear.
My mother made most of my clothes. I know she liked to sew. Looking back, I don’t know if she made my clothes because she couldn’t afford to buy them from a store, or if she just liked to create.
My parents never talked about money. My dad and my mom grew up in the depression. They were always frugal and held on tight to their money like they were afraid to let go. Like I said, they didn’t say much about money; it was what they didn’t say.
Fast forward to today. My dad passed away about 8 years ago and since then, my mom has lived by herself. Mom inherited money from my grandparents many years ago, which has been in a special bank account since then. Mom is afraid to touch it because she lives on a fixed income and says if she starts spending it, how will she live in her later years? Mom is 80.
Mom doesn’t buy new clothes because she can’t afford it. She lives in constant fear of lack. She is struggling right now to keep on the internet. She got the internet for a $14.00 a month special, and it is now $29.99 per month. She thinks she may cancel because of the money. My mom has somewhere between $50,000 -$100,000 in money stashed away for a rainy day. She is not enjoying any benefits of her inheritance.
How this affects me
I realize looking back on my childhood that my money concepts started as a child and continued into adulthood. I married a minister in a denomination which holds the belief that the minister shouldn’t have any money. I’ve lived with a mentality of lack all of my life. After going through many coaching programs, I have a mental realization that God doesn’t desire lack for my life, but abundance in all areas. So why is it that I still have this money block?
In my head, I KNOW I have value and worth in the content I share. I have been a nurse for 22 years and have extensive knowledge of natural health. Why is it I haven’t been able to monetize this passion and let abundance flow through me?
As I am teaching these free classes, more and more people tell me, “Joyce, you really could charge for your information.” Am I still coming from this mental mindset of money, passed down through the generations?
I KNOW I am. Does this need to change? YES! God CANNOT flow financial blessings from me to others when there is a block about this subject. I have allowed false beliefs of money to hinder the flow of money. Money is called currency. That’s because it’s supposed to FLOW…
Getting ready to flow
I have one class coming up on Healthy Chocolate. It will be free. I’ve already announced it is free. Guess what? The next class I have, I will be charging for it. It will be worth what I charge for it. My knowledge is worthy of a paying audience. Working through the mental money blocks has not been easy for me. I am realizing people will never take my knowledge and worth seriously if I am not taking it seriously. Guess what? Money cometh!
Joyce Harrell, RN, OCN is a Christian holistic nurse who provides natural solutions to common health problems. Joyce utilizes the art of nursing by implementing essential oils, enzyme therapy, vision boards, wellness coaching, and nutritional therapy to help you create an environment for your body to best heal.
Joyce is a wife, mother, nana, author, holistic healer, and above all committed to her relationship with God. You can find Joyce at www.NurseCoachOnline.com or email her at email@example.com.