I’ve been in debt for what seems like most of my adult life. It ebbs and flows a bit but I can’t remember ever not having some kind of debt since I was in university.
And the last eight or nine years have been the worst. The debt has felt crushing at times, and at best just barely held at bay.
In today’s Deep Abundance Integration session, Steve talked about how asking the Universe for money almost always results in not getting it. And I can sure attest to that. I’ve been asking the Universe for money in earnest for nearly a decade and while I’ve managed to keep my head above water (just barely a few times) I’ve never been able to make enough extra money to get out of debt and get rid of the stress that has gone along with it.
He explained that money was created as a way to keep track of debt. So instead of keeping ledgers of who owes whom for what, money was created as a method of tracking it instead. When a value was assigned to something, the equivalent amount of money would change hands in exchange for that item.
So while having money gives you the ability to trade it for something you want or need, it also creates a kind of “reverse debt” for the rest of the world. When you have money, the world “owes” you the equivalent value in exchange.
In other words, the money you have is also creating an equivalent amount of debt in the Universe. So asking for more money means you’re essentially asking for more debt, and if my life has been any indication, that debt is just as likely to land on you as it is the rest of the Universe.
Steve’s point was that you shouldn’t be focused on money, you should be focused on the things you want from life. And if you ask the Universe for things that create experiences or build character, you’re far more likely to receive them.
It’s an interesting lens through which to look at wealth. I’ve had a “goal” of generating $10,000 per month for years and I’ve tried more things than I can remember to try and achieve that.
But I don’t really want $10,000 every month. I want the things and experiences that will pay for.
- I’d like to live in a nice high-rise apartment with a great view of the river or ocean and lots of windows that let me enjoy the view
- I’d like to drive a nice car that provides me with an enjoyable driving experience
- I’d like to be able to spend money on friends and family who have helped me over the years, whether financially or just by being there when I needed someone to lean on
- I’d like to be able to donate money to charities that help make the world a better place
- I want to travel, visiting places I know and love as well as places I’ve never been
The money itself is just a number in a ledger or in some computer’s memory banks. Quite literally, really. Almost everything is paid electronically these days, both income and expenses, so it’s rare that the money I have is even manifested physically.
It’s all just ones and zeroes in some computer. And when you look at it from that perspective, it’s very much in the subjective view of the Universe. It could just as easily be a part of some computer simulation that I’m living out as actually existing.
Money itself isn’t lost or made. It’s simply transferred from one perception to another.