Oops! Did I Say That About My Money?!

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Oops! Did I Say That About My Money?!

Oops! Did I Say That About My Money?!
How Unintended Slips Of Our Money Tongue Add Up In Our Bank Accounts

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Put your money where your mouth is.” It simply means, “Hey, if you’re going to talk smack about big action, then follow through and put money on it.”

These words are pretty powerful on a conscious level and yet, even more so on a subtle level. Whatever we tend to allow to slip through our mouths about money, without even knowing we’re saying it, is a direct reflection of what we believe to be true in the deeper vaults of our psyches about our value, our power, our energy flow and who we are.

Our words about money, conscious or unconscious, directly play into the balances of our bank accounts — literally creating the “money where the mouth is” reflection, whether we want it to or not!

The phrases that sneak in, or have been there all along, leak through (or empower) our money life, sometimes without us even knowing it. I’m sure you can name a few of your own money phrases after reading these popular favorites from our Depression Era relatives:

  • Don’t stare a gift horse in the mouth.
  • A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.
  • Beggars can’t be choosers.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
  • Pride goeth before a fall.
  • Money is a necessary evil.
  • Poor as church mice.
  • It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. (Did I get that one right?)
  • Money burning a hole in your pocket.

I’m sure you can add more to this list — write the ones that come to mind in the comment section below. As you do, notice where your money consciousness is taking you. These are mostly money phrases about not having much money, working hard for money and being cautious about being financially wealthy. For many of us, this is the cultural programming of our familial lineage.

When we subconsciously use money phrases like these and many others, we might as well be putting our chicken-scratch marks right into the ledger sheets of our checking accounts. Ack, there it is again, languaging that matches the (above) list. Notice that ledger sheets were used during the Depression along with “chicken-scratch” being a hallmark of poverty . . .  and I money-ism digress.

Back to how the power of our subconscious money languaging affect our bank accounts.

So, you know and I know that “so within, so without.” It’s the idea that whatever it is that we’re holding and truly experiencing in our deeper self, our deeper light space, we tend to attract and create it in our outer world. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know with the Law of Attraction and Abundance and Manifestation principles.

The space where we tend to get stuck is that sometimes we’re not completely honest about the raw truth of our interior world. Sometimes, we like to spiritually white-wash things to get to the good stuff faster. Or we avoid the uncomfortable truth as a way of protecting ourselves. Many times we default to the: “If I say and do the spiritual, the conscious right things, then it will work out.” Sometimes it does. It’s a good place to begin, but the truth is that abundance, money and Universal flow work much more ease-fully when our subconscious money language is in alignment with our conscious money actions. That might mean clearing a few money language hiccups from a few bygone eras and taking honest looks at what our subconscious money language is really telling us.

I’ve been aware of this money language dynamic since last summer and my awareness continues to grow — to the point that I see money languaging as both anchor, movement and key. When we release the anchor of a dis-genuine money phrase out of our psyche, we’re handed the movement and key to lift ourselves to better spiritual money space. I’d like to share several repeating money languaging circumstances in our culture. These are examples of how to catch your subconscious money-isms with your money-language butterfly net.

  • Are you someone who says and believes that “Sxxx rolls downhill?” If you are, then you are assuming that doo-doo exists in hierarchical authority situations that is deeply affected by gravity and that you are usually on the receiving end of the doo-doo and the gravity. Even more so, there is probably a strong chance that if you’re on the receiving end, you are likely not to have the resources or the support to deal with the doo-doo. Can you see how this money-ism from a deep psyche perspective says, “I am less than valuable and I’m less than powerful to do anything about my value and so I’m dealing with whatever gets dumped on me.”

Can you see how this money-ism of “passing the buck” affects the bank account by you potentially having to pay for bills that are not yours, putting you in situations “behind the eight ball?” (another money-ism connected to billiards of high money/high stress situations). The question is, “Do we really want to stack the deck this way?” (Another money-ism involving gambling and a deck of cards being weighted in certain favor, towards or away from us).

How to change it? The new money phrase sounds something like “My playing field is level and I transform the challenges in my life with Universal support, resources, creativity and love that is always present for me.” Sure, that might be a stretch at first, but can you feel the big shift between the first money phrase and the second?

  • Here’s another one. “You have to pay to play.” Can you feel the loaded energy? It says, “Hey, if you want to participate in this game (of life) honey, you’re going to be paying in one, way, shape, form or another.” There’s an insinuation of being owned or owed. There are deeper vibratory reflections of maybe having to suffer to participate. You “have to have money to make money.” Meaning, if you don’t have any money, you’re out. There is a harder edge of the dog-eat-dog, mano-e-mano, limited resources policy in this phrase.

So, with this money phrase, when it comes to your bank account, are you finding that every time you turn around, that you are paying someone or something to participate in the game of life? Let’s change paying to play to “I always have fortuitous, supported and synchronistic opportunities to participate in the wonderful things in life!” It’s a shift out of helpless victimization to empowered participation.

  • This one is so common, it is overlooked by everyone . . . “I can’t do it because I don’t have any money.” The “I don’t have money phrase” in some ways is very real, very honest. If you’re beginning every thought about what you can and cannot do in life based upon money, then you voicing about your money is usually covering for other dynamics happening in your life. In essence, you are easily handing over your value and your power before you’ve even begun. Checking in on what you really want to create and giving yourself the power and value to do so, creates forward motion with your money relationship.

So, what are we really talking about here with our money language? We’re talking about the subtle, humorous and loving watchdog awareness practice of paying attention to what your subconscious psyche is offering up through your body about what it thinks of your money relationship. Remember, we’re not talking generalities here. More often than not, the slip of your money tongue is accurate and powerful — working it’s magic without your prior consent and letting those money-isms fly out of your mouth . . .

 . . . and playing right into your bank balance. That really is all about putting your money where your mouth is.


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Dana Stovern is a Spiritual Coach and Money Medium who helps sensitives and intuitives solve money issues from the inside out.

She can be reached at dana@somaticmoney.com