I feel like we either see people (for the most part) share about money in one of two ways:
From how little money they have, from a place of inverted pride. Pride in their lack, as a form of false humility (ex: "I don't need money, I live above the natural plane.") or as a form of self abasement (ex: it's Monday and I'm already broke again after the weekend LOL!" or, "they may turn my water off but at least I bought the shoes!")
Alternatively, how much money they have but how much they're overworking and hustling for it -- another form of lack.
We see people share how much money they have, so that we can feel our own sense of poverty more keenly and pay them to teach us how to make more money.
Then, they make even MORE money from OUR money, all the while sharing about how much money they make -- claiming it's been "manifested" when it's really just fueled by OUR sense of lack and our consumption of their products. This helps ease our discomfort and distracts us from the root issues contributing to poverty in our lives. While of course, keeping us poor because we spent it on them, and making THEM even more rich.
I've begun to follow more people on social media who I feel are open about their money in healthy ways. Ways that either genuinely help people create a lifestyle change that contributes to more money in their life, helps them get to the root of their money mindset struggles, helps them heal money trauma, or helps promote a healthy "less is more" mentality.
I want my core values of ease, presence, and peace to permeate my finances as well as the rest of my life. I don't want the presence or lack of money in my account to dictate my inner state. This isn't something I experience consistently yet. I have mostly questions when it comes to money. What I do know is that time and money do not have to be related in the traditional ways we have been taught. I think that seeing time and money as a fair exchange keeps people in bondage.
How do you convince a free man (or woman) he is not free?
Tell him he's sick, and that his money can buy him health.
Tell him he is poor, and that his time can be exchanged for money.
I believe that I am the best investment I could ever make. YOU are the best investment you could ever make. You are worth investing in. Your wholeness is worth investing in.
Too often we are sold on investing in our ill health and our woundings. We take out loans on the ways we are laking in life, as if brokenness were better collateral than wholeness. I want to mirror to you just how worthy of investing in you are. By investing in myself first. And also, by investing in you.