Is Your Money Having Fun?
In Happy Calories Don’t Count, my friend Carmela Ramaglia shares about how stress and dieting caused her to put on so much weight that she eventually gave up thinking she could ever have the body she wanted.
She consoled herself with pizza and ice cream, her two favorite foods that had been off the menu for quite some time.
No surprise to conscious creators, she lost weight. On pizza and ice cream.
Encouraged by her weight loss success, thinking that maybe she could get the body she wanted after all, she went back to “healthy” eating.
And promptly gained weight back.
After enough cycles of this routine she realized, “Happy calories don’t count.”
It’s why a date (who is attempting to drop weight by eating oatmeal for breakfast and salads with sensible dressing for lunch) marvels at my food choices.
“How can you eat like this and look like that?!”
It’s a joy thing, I tell him.
“Our bodies thrive with joy,” I explain.
He looks skeptical.
“Well, you’re looking at the living proof.” Mic drop.
Okay, I didn’t say that last part.
But that’s how it works.
I have high joy for significant amounts of chocolate desserts. And pancakes. And waffles. And fries.
My new greatest find, Denali Extreme Maximum Fudge Moose Tracks makes my heart beat a little faster just thinking of it.
And it works the same with money.
Our bank accounts thrive with joy.
The same way our relationships thrive with joy. And our work thrives with joy. And our health thrives with joy.
Everything thrives with joy.
That’s what I reminded myself yesterday, at the Salt Lake Gem Faire, while contemplating amazing specimens of crystals from Luis at Krystal Light Imports.
Yes, I already have a lot of crystals. Beautiful, fabulous, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-them crystals. (Several of which I bought from Luis!)
And yes, I have taxes to pay. And a fence to install. And yes, it would be smart to build up the savings after last year’s move.
But my money doesn’t thrive properly if it’s not having fun.
I know that if I want more money, then I have to be willing to have more fun with it.
And this is my money’s idea of a good time.
We like crystals, and beach front property auctions, and good seats at the Eric Church concert.
We like hard copy books that I don’t even keep since my library is full.
We’ll still do all the responsible things, but I know those things get covered best when my money is having a proper good time.
If I want more money, I have to have more fun with it.
Because joy expands all the good stuff.
It can’t just be all bills and savings and smart investments. There has to be some serious fun in there to help things get even better.
(Janice Whiting of LiftedSpiritz told GVU members recently that “saving stops the flow.”)
Plus, we know that money out doesn’t have to mean money gone.
Which is opposite of what most non-LOA savvy people think.
Just like with calories, and relationships, and work projects – they often think things work best when they work hard and maybe even suffer just a little bit.
Those who understand the role energy plays in our reality know it’s the exact opposite.
Joy is an essential part of financial success.
So however my money can have fun, that’s good for my bank account. As long as I feel good about it, too.
The trick can be how to have a good time with money when it feels limited. Because if you believe there isn’t enough, it’s hard to let loose and have a good time.
But the amount of fun you have with money has nothing to do with how much of it you have. It’s a mindset thing.
(Trust me, there are people who would think my budget doesn’t allow for the kind of fun they like to have with money, so it’s all relative.)
You can have fun with your money no matter how much or little you think you have.
All it requires is a willingness to shift your mindset.
Not in an irresponsible way. Because it doesn’t truly feel fun to do something that you’re nervous about, or that you believe will have dire consequences.
True joy doesn’t include that.
What it comes down to, as those who understand the law of attraction easily get: having fun with money in your future means having fun with your money now.
We don’t wait for it to show up before we start feeling the feelings now.
And it doesn’t have to require big spending to do that. In fact, it could be happening strictly in your imagination. (That’s a proper vibe activation right there, even when it’s “only” happening in our mind.)
But I think there are lots of ways we could let our money have more fun right here and now. Things like:
- popping a quarter in someone’s about-to-expire meter
- indulging in a scratch-off ticket at the corner store
- supporting someone’s big dream
- getting off the digital grid and being handled in cash only, like the rebel thug your money is.
Maybe your money likes to walk on the wild side and go for a swim in the laundry.
Maybe it likes to be saved in a gold piggy bank.
Maybe it likes you to think of it as a joy partner, instead of a heavy life responsibility.
My point is that if your money manifesting practice doesn’t already include making sure your money gets its proper share of fun, maybe give that some attention.
And if you need more help on how to pull that off, GVU members get complimentary sessions with Ming the Money Alchemist. Lots of folks reporting significant improvements with their money after getting Ming’s money magic on their side. (Joining GVU is just $1 for a three week trial. I literally couldn’t make it easier.)
You know what else my money likes to do for fun? Play with domain names. Can’t wait to see what we do with pimpmyvibe.com. 🙂