You know how money is a means of exchange? Somebody gives you a donut, you give them a few bucks? Well, it’s a tool for energetic exchange as well.  I’ve known that for a while and have done a deep-energy-clearing on my own money space at least three times before.  So I know how the energy of money works — the flow, the ins and outs. I get it. But, for some reason, it never occurred to me that prioritizing one financial goal over others would be a giant energetic shout-out to the universe that that’s the goal I want the most.

“Why is that such a big deal?” you might be wondering. Well, my default, go-to, always number one priority when it came to money in the past was to save up for emergencies. My emergency fund was the account I’d contribute to first. It was the account I’d contribute to the most (in frequency and quantity).  By doing this, I realized today, I was feeding my fear that “something is going to go wrong and I’m going to be left out to dry, totally unprepared.”

So you know what happened?  Something did go wrong.  Something always went wrong.  My fears were reinforced because I fed them so diligently with my money. I was so focused on easing my fear that I never gave the Universe a chance to prove me wrong, and I never realized that I was literally investing in emergencies.

Oops.

By flooding my emergency fund full of any spare change I had, I was energetically ignoring the things I actually wanted (like a vacation or home renovations).  I don’t want to do that anymore.  I want to shift my investments and reallocate all that energy into things I want — rather than things I’m afraid will happen.  I want to invest in myself and my life more than my fears.  I want to invest in goodness, adventure, and healing.  So today, I  reallocated 80% of my emergency fund to save up for a home, my spare change went in a vacation savings jar on my dresser, and I came up with a new mantra to tell myself whenever that emergency fear starts to creep up again:

Today, I choose to invest in me.  

Want to join me?  Set the intention that, in the next few days, you’re going to do something with your money that is supportive to you.  Once you do, celebrate!  Tweet it out, and let me know how your life starts to shift.

Blog written by teacher Christina M. Dunlap.  In addition to her work with Boulder Psychic Institute, Christina paints soul portraits and sells her energy artwork through Etsy: viaCMD.  Stay in-the-know with stories and perspective-shifting insights from Christina by subscribing to her weekly newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/cRFROz.

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