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Our money attitudes and habits are often as irrational, self-sabotaging, and established almost as early as food attitudes and habits. Working on money issues is often a catalyst for general maturation.
As with eating or sex, money is a complex process of energetic transactions. Often our patterns with one type of energetic transaction will parallel our patterns with others. For example, someone who throws caution to the wind with money may also be imprudent with their diet and/or sex.
This card relates to poverty consciousness which is not necessarily exclusive to money, but may also relate to other areas where you feel impoverished. You may feel deprived of the relationships you need, physical intimacy, time, creative opportunities, etc. The deprivation feelings are not necessarily illusory, for most of us there are real deprivations in significant areas of life. There is a very blurry boundary, however, between authentic suffering and self-pity/ victim consciousness. See Resource Fluctuations Happen — Working with Scarcity and Abundance for some ideas on how to thrive while feeling challenged for resources.
Google “creative frugality” to learn about innovative approaches to thrift.
See: Green Energy Vortex — Money as a Far From Equilibrium Dissipative Structure and the secret of turning the Green Energy Blues into a Mountain of Gold Doubloons
Resource Fluctuations Happen — Working with Scarcity and Abundance also:
Foxes and Reptiles — Psychopathy and the Financial Meltdown of 2008-9