Sandy C Newbigging is the author of Calm Cure: The Unexpected Way to Improve Your Health, Life and World. He shares how you can manifest financial freedom without working harder.

Money: the root of all kinds of evil or a route to enlightenment and personal freedom?

With the right attitude and relationship with money, I believe it’s the latter. If we define money in terms of physical currencies such as bank notes, coins and cash deposited in bank accounts, there’s currently around $80 trillion kicking about. Whereas if we include other forms of nonphysical money – including digital currency and funds invested in financial products – then the total runs into the quadrillions (that’s 15 zeros!).

This means that money is both a physical and a nonphysical entity. I raise this because the nature of money impacts how we relate to it. We all have an objective (physical/outer) and a subjective (nonphysical/inner) experience of money. We have the objective reality of how much money we physically possess and a subjective inner experience of how it feels to have that amount of money.

Consider why you want money. Common answers include: to buy things, like property, cars, food, holidays etc. and so I can feel safe, secure, happy and free. These responses clearly show that there are objective financial desires like property and holidays, and subjective fiscal aspirations like security and freedom. Growing up it is common to accumulate a massive amount of conditioning that messes with our inner experience of money.

We have come to rely upon money to define our sense of self and to feel safe, secure, valuable and free. This strategy will never work because if we seek these subjective experiences from outside means, then they will forever be dependent on fluctuating financial conditions. It therefore pays dividends to invest in improving our subjective inner relationship with money – if we want our financial experience to improve.

A Healthier Relationship with Wealth

Millions of people have made money way too important and a rebalancing of power is needed to return to a more sane and serene coexistence with it. Those frustrated by the amount of money they have and who consistently find it hard to make more, tend to have a conflicted inner relationship with money. The same goes for people with money who are worried about losing it. Our inner world is the platform on which we build our outer world. With the right inner foundation, you can move from frustration or fear to feeling financially free (without working harder).

Your intention is the subtler reasoning behind why you want what you think you want. Intent is so important because it has a subjective emotional element, which has a big impact upon what we create in the external world. Meaning, even if you are engaging the right strategies to make or maintain money, if your undercover intentions are not aligned with what you want, you’ll end up getting your intent rather than your intended outcome. Applying the power of intention to your financial life involves ensuring that your monetary aspirations are therefore aligned with your intent for why you want it. When fully aligned, subjectively you can be a master manifestor in your objective world.

The Search for Financial Security

One of the most widely held reasons for wanting money is to have ‘financial security’. Can you relate to wanting to feel secure? Being safe and secure is a primary concern for most people. However, attempting to acquire an inner sense of security from externally obtained money is a risky and ineffective strategy. If you need money in order to be secure then you will resist not having as much as you think you need and be attached to the magical amount that you believe will deliver the security you’re searching for.

At the heart of this kind of mentality is fear and feeling incapable, unsafe, powerless, or having no control etc. Instead, the aim is to be able to remain secure without any fixed financial requirements propping up your sense of security. To do this, you want to catch yourself whenever you are seeking security from outside means to instead affirm ‘I can feel secure without financial security’. I also recommend using Calm Cure (Hay House, 2017) to get peace with any inner issues standing between you and a rock solid inner sense of security.

The Secret to Financial Freedom

During my journey towards being financially free, it didn’t matter how much money I had because I never enjoyed it or felt free. I spent my days swinging from frustration to fear. Frustrated because I didn’t have enough yet and then when I achieved my financial goals, I immediately swung into feeling scared about losing what I’d worked so hard to get. Can you relate to this kind of fear-based relationship with money?

Calm Cure’s strategy for financial freedom doesn’t only focus on having ‘loads-a-money’, but having a willingness to experience the full spectrum of financial possibilities, from rich to poor and everything in between. I appreciate that this might be a big thing to explore. But remember, you move towards and remain connected to what you resist. Meaning, if you are in conflict with your current financial status, then you will most likely remain where you are.

If you’re at the lower income end, then you want to do the inner work required to be at peace with how much money you currently have, if you want to move up the spectrum. For the record, if you consider yourself to be rather rich, then fear not, this strategy won’t cause you to lose money either. It just means that if your financial situation does happen to change, then you won’t suffer. You see, if a person does have a more traditional idea of financial freedom, but is scared of losing their money, then they aren’t really free.

Affirm: ‘I can feel free without financial freedom’. When you are at peace with the full spectrum of financial possibilities, the inner conflict keeping you in lack or fear collapses. Naturally, you more easily move into greater levels of physical wealth and enjoy true emotional freedom.

Calm Cure by Sandy C. Newbigging is published by Hay House. RRP. £9.99. Order from Amazon here.