My Mind On Money

How money affects our hearts and minds.

Does Money Facilitate Exchange – Or Is It A Barrier?

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I have been a student of spirituality and metaphysics for many years.  Like many of my kind, I did not pay much attention to money until very recently.

Spiritual teachers seem to avoid the topic of money most of the time.  Until recently.

Along came “The Secret” and the big “Law of Attraction”, claiming that we can use our thoughts to attract all the money we might want and/or need – without compromising our holier-than-thou spiritual practices by the way.

Woo-hoo! Hallelujah!  All of a sudden the spiritual gurus get on the bandwagon and start proclaiming that “money is just energy”, that it’s time to put an end to “poverty consciousness”, and offering us books and tools and lectures that will teach us how to do it – all at a price, I might add.

I have to admit, I’ve read the books and attended the seminars (thousands of dollars worth).  If I hadn’t, I could not now be writing from experience.  I’ve watched The Secret (72 times), used the Vision Boards, made my own Mind Movies, and Affirmated until I could do it in my sleep (via dreams). And…it worked!

Yes, using the Law of Attraction I did manage to create a (somewhat brief) chapter in my life where I had all the time and money I wanted, to do what I wanted, when I wanted.  A dream come true, no less.

But there was a catch.  Of course.  If there hadn’t been I’d still be out there drumming the drum of LOA and charging a buttload of money doing it.

If you don’t know too much about metaphysics (and most people don’t, so don’t feel bad) then I need to bring you up to speed on the Illusion of Separation.  That’s right.  This physical world in which we seem to be separate from everything is in fact a fantastic illusion, created by the Mind.  If that’s a new idea to you, then you’ll need some time to get used to it.  I suggest watching videos on Youtube, reading a few good books (My Big TOE is a great one, scientifically based info), and studying metaphysics at my website .

The Law of Attraction is a law of this universe of Illusion of Separation.  It is NOT a multidimensional spiritual law.  After all, if you are not really separate from anything, then how are you going to “attract” it?

Kabbalah actually has a principle that’s a bit more accurate.  It’s called “equivalence of form”.  Back to metaphysics, everything in the Universe is a thoughtform.  Getting what you want in life is about creating an “equivalence of form” when it comes to what you want and what you think (and feel, but that’s another topic).

By now you might be wondering what all this could possibly have to do with money?  Well, that’s been the question in every spiritual seeker’s mind throughout the ages.  Most just give up on the whole idea, say money is not spiritual, and just try to get along without it best they can. Or, they say money is spiritual, and they then “attract” it by creating the thoughtform in their own minds.

Unfortunately, this never solves the problem.  The problem being, that money is an aspect of this 3D physical illusion of separation that acts as a barrier between the so-called “giver” and the so-called “receiver”.  I say “so-called” because giver and receiver are actually the same, they only appear to be separate, remember?

This is true no matter what means you come by the money – Law of Attraction or just good ole hard work.

As long as money exists as a barrier between what the giver has to give and what the receiver wants to receive, we will continue to experience the world as external and limited, with scarce resources that need to be owned, protected, defended and even destroyed to prevent others from getting anything for “free” (god forbid!).  If money truly was an “expression of gratitude” as the spiritual teachers try to convince us (with good intentions perhaps) then it would be in infinite supply and shared freely in any true and honest exchange.  If money was just “energy” as some would have us believe, then we could actually use it to power our homes, cars and devices.  Try plugging your laptop into a dollar right now and let me know how that works for you, ok?

The bottom line is (pun intended) that money does not facilitate exchange – of goods and services, information and education, or anything else for that matter.  It is a barrier, an obstacle, a lock and key used to perpetuate the illusion of separation, create the experience of scarcity, and it generates feeling of stress and fear in almost everyone it encounters.  Science has proven this.  And yet we keep trying to make money into something it is not.  It’s enough to drive anyone mad!

And indeed it does make people crazy.  Check out the page on Money on my website ( and read about the studies that show How Money Messes With Your Mind.  Watch the videos on what really motivates people to create and share.  And see why Corporations are one of the ultimate expressions of psychopathic madness.

Let’s not try to solve our money problems by trying to make it into something it is not.  Let’s face the truth, about money, about ourselves, and about what we are actually creating when we use money.  Just accept it.  Then maybe, eventually, when we’ve all grown up, we can finally move on to something better.


Written by Ilana

September 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

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  1. Ilana says some down to earth truth here about abundance thinking being fuelled by the belief in separation that we all live in until we don’t. and that money is a barrier.
    i would say that it often is a barrier and not all the time. It CAN simply be used as a means of exchange. Even Ilana uses it this way because at some stage the concept of exchange via money has been agreed to by the masses, including me. .It will be a long time before we exchange on a different basis. What we can do in the meantime is use money to make fair exchanges, knowing that some in the world of money do not use it fairly. Money unites us all; what one does with it, the rest of us either benefit from or suffer from. It’s a bit like the air we breathe: we can’t control it, we can’t make other people not pollute it but we can keep our own space clean and enjoyable. Carla van Raay

    Carla van Raay

    June 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

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