Are you repelling money? What an interesting question to ask. Most of us would instantly respond with an “of course not! Who would do that?”
However, there are many subtle ways we repel money that we aren’t aware of. Let’s look at a few ways people unconsciously repel money:
- Because the money comes from a different place than they expect it to.
- Because it seems “to good to be true” they don’t pursue it as an option.
- Because they aren’t looking for money where it is, they are looking where they were told to look.
- Expecting money to be in the same place it was previously.
- Not seeing what’s right in front of them.
- Making assumptions about where money is and is not.
Our Fresh Tracks podcast guest, philanthropist Lisa Greer, shares how difficult it was to donate a large amount to nonprofits that hadn’t asked for it. Why? Because they didn’t ask her for it. AND they had never heard of her.
If you listen to the interview, you’ll hear examples of leery charities calling to see who she is and why she is giving.
Why doing the “right thing” will not always get you the results you seek
What Lisa experienced is a perfect example of what many of us do when it comes to making or receiving money. We do “the work” we are told we are supposed to do. In this instance, the charities have a list of known donors they court. There is a specific protocol they have been following for decades. They do luncheons, parties, they have an official “ask”. They work the same list of philanthropists over and over again. It’s a proven process and fundraisers are held accountable to following it.
When a donation comes from outside of this specific, known system it isn’t recognized. Because no one is looking for it or expecting it to come from this space they literally don’t see it. They repel it.
The question for you – could you be doing this in your life or business, whether or not you are a nonprofit?
Let’s take a metaphysical look at money and how it circulates
Money is also called “currency”. It flows like water. It has a current. It is an energy. Our job is to have many “channels” for the current to flow. Like the ocean has many rivers that flow to fill it. Some dry up in time and new riverbeds form. Most of us have jobs or our businesses as one channel. If we run a nonprofit, we have our list of traditional donors. The metaphysical lesson Lisa shares is don’t pigeonhole your resources. Expect, actively look for, and anticipate money coming from places other than where you expect it to come from. Look for both money and resources, understanding the goals you want met and looking for alternative ways to achieve them.
Just like a river, channels dry up and new channels form. It is the way of nature. Be on the lookout for new channels of money to flow to you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for money. Be confident that you will receive it and look for it in different/unexpected places. Be passionate about what you will spend it on and why you are spending it there. Money is an energy, an “amplifying energy”.
If you are passionate, loving, excited and expecting money to show up it will. You are using it for good, with love. That is what you get. These energies are amplified. Alternatively, if you are worried about money, you know that it’s hard to come by and only comes from where you expect it – that is what will be amplified!
What do you expect in your relationship with money? In what ways are you repelling it?
Kelly Robbins, MA is the author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and produces the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast. Grab a copy of 10 Steps to Creating Your Fresh Tracks now for free here: https://kellyrobbins.net/theedge/