A joyful relationship with money?

How would our life look if we were able to meet it with a sense of Joy in all aspects of our lives? How would it affect our health, work, relationships, and even our finances? Can we create a truly joyful relationship with money, in complete integrity with our soul? And what would it mean?

Why creating a joyful relationship with money matters now

I realize that speaking about money in the context of the awakening journey can feel challenging. Even if there is more and more awareness around it, money remains a difficult subject for most. And because it’s difficult, we tend to avoid it.  However, avoiding it will not create the positive change we all want in our lives and in the world….

I believe that at this stage of our personal and global transformation,  rather than avoiding anything we are called to bring our love and joy to everything. We are called to let our light permeate all aspects of our life and our relationships, including our relationship with money. 

That does not mean that life is to be perfect and lightful and joyful first. It means that we’re invited to love and to embrace whatever is there with joy and light (to the degree we’re able to, of course).

But even when not avoiding it, even when being willing to bring awareness into our relationship with money, most of us still have mixed experiences of it…

The inner contradictions

On one hand, we realize more and more that abundance is the very nature of Life, of Source, of God, and of ourselves as spiritual Beings. On the other hand, in our actual, lived, daily experience most of us don’t have much of a direct experience of abundance.

As an example, almost everyone in my personal and professional life is on a spiritual path. And if you mention abundance as such for us, we resonate with it, it speaks to our soul, we can feel it as something real.

But then again, when we encounter a valuable event, or thing, or travel that we would love to experience, one of our first reaction is “How much does it cost?…” and “I cannot afford it…”. There’s worry and a sense of inhibition

Often, the feeling of abundance is isolated in one part of our being and it does not affect our relationship with money near as much as it could.

Bridging the gap between knowing abundance and experiencing scarcity

I have been called (and sometimes pushed…) to do something about this.  To bridge and transform this gap in my own life and also to support others in that.  It has been part of my work and ongoing exploration for some 10+ years, including as a Busting Loose From the Money Game coach, and is now part of Awakening To Joyful Living coaching.

On that note I wanted to invite you to a brand new pilot project called Joyful Economy. We will build on…

The 3 important principles of a joyful relationship with money

  • To create Joyful Economy you don’t have to have a perfect economy. You can feel joyful and free with any kind of economy. But then again, it’s a dynamic process:
  • Bringing joy and awakening to your economy contributes to healing blocks and to expanding your actual financial ability and sense of freedom
  • The development of Joyful Economy is a co-creation process which includes elements of transformation, visioning, action and manifestation

I know that you can feel  or glimpse joy and abundance as a reality in your inner life. And I know that you long to fully express who you are and what is possible if your life. We all want to live joy and to live freedom. It’s our nature. So let’s explore together how.

Come and join us in this exciting pilot project. The first group members are already here to welcome you!

Overwhelm after an amazing seminar?

Have you ever come back from an event, a course, a seminar with so many ideas, so much inspiration and motivation… And then you encounter  overwhelm?…  Then watch this:

Watched the video? Great. Then let’s make this more specific:

Here are the three things for you to do when you encounter that post-event overwhelm:

1. Start with taking care of the one who experiences overwhelm

Before you begin even looking at the notes, the plans, the goals take care of the instrument of the work first. That’s you! Give yourself whatever you may need to find back to your balance (or find your new balance, as the case may be).

This is the time for good old self-care, self-love, grounding and joy. Re-commit to the practices that you possibly weren’t able to practice during the event. Take time to come back home to yourself. It may take hours, or even multiple days. Do whatever you need to do for yourself.

2. Move through your notes and plans as the captain of the ship that you are

When you’re back to balance and just before you begin actually working on all those notes and ideas and plans center yourself, tune in to your soul, your wholeness, yourSelf. Become very present. Then, from this space of peaceful inner leadership, start sorting your notes and ideas into the categories that make sense for you and incorporate them in your usual working/business plan.

3. Keep reconnecting to avoid overwhelm in your daily life

Bring this approach into your daily work. Honor your spiritual practices. Cultivate your connection with your true Self, love and joy. And work practically from that space.

So again, while our immediate impulse is often to just go and address all these notes and get a lot of done, the art of it is to do it in the energy that is the very foundation of who we are and what our work is.

Think of yourself as an ocean and the work as your waves. Overwhelm happens when you do it the other way round.

Need help for the process and the practices above? Here’s how I can support you.

Overwhelm

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Moving beyond the obvious choice

Is it better to choose love rather than fear, joy rather than sadness, light rather than dark? The answer seems obvious. Yet there comes a time when we are called to move beyond these choices….

Our joy and freedom is in our wholeness. Love and joy don’t choose. Are we willing to learn to embrace rather than evade?

I will be sharing more specific resources to support this journey. Stay in touch through the Awakening To Joy newsletter at HalinaGold.com/welcome (you will get it as well as the “Finding Joy Every Day” ebook).

Or, if you feel you’re ready to move to that next level of freedom and joy, I’m ready to support you here.

Getting to the next level? The paradox…

First, a disclaimer: I am not an ambitious, driven personality as such.  🙂 So when I speak about the next level and getting there it’s not about that. Rather, it’s about the journey to the next level of freedom, of joy, of your life’s work, of a relationship perhaps – whatever matters to you. And there’s a paradox  there… Listen in…

Below are some key points from the video:

Next level coachingGetting to the next level is not like climbing the steps of a ladder. Rather, it’s a spiral- like unfoldment.

So how do we get to the next level?

There is a paradox there, because the person that we will become at the next level sees things from a more expansive perspective than the person asking the question, so how can the one asking know how to get there? Based on experience! And the experience is… Well, there we have another paradox:

The movement towards the next level is happening as we stay where we are. In other words, as we are fully present in this moment,  receiving the full gift of the here and now

Eckhart Tolle speaks of our tendency to trade the present movement for some future moment. Yet there is no better, more fulfilling experience than that of being present here and now.

And even if the next level can, by its nature, feel more expansive, joyful, fulfilling… It can only happen through our presence there – which starts with our presence here!

The good news (well, it’s all good news really…), but the really good news 🙂 is that there was a time where we knew exactly how to do this. We were born as the masters of growth!

Next level coachingChildren are masters of reaching the next level, being fully present while growing and building like no one else can.

They and we know, instinctively, that the art of growing lies in the being fully here and now. And then things unfold, not because we need them to but because we are savoring the perfect magic of here and now.

Of course, what we have to be present to here and now and what we grow and build these days is so much more than sand slots… This is not for the faint of heart, as they say. 🙂 If you feel you need or want support for your journey, here are some options 

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Fulfillment of needs and awakening

Many of us are in transition – something is ending, something new is coming but is only at its very beginning or perhaps not even that. And there is a theme there, about fulfillment of needs – not having our needs fulfilled. Behind the theme there is a much bigger calling to have our needs fulfilled in ways we didn’t even know where possible. The invitation is to take the next step, whatever that is for you.

Below are a few key points from the video. Watch the video to get the benefit of the energy, the deeper insights and real life examples. Also, please note that what is shared here is not about perfection, or what’s right or wrong, it’s about exploring what is going on in our lives at this time (wherever we are on our awakening journey) and what the real potential is there.

The fulfillment of our needs is absolutely necessary. But how? The paradigm of our current culture is that needs (for love, for money, or anything else) have to be fulfilled by someone or something external.

Living with and believing that paradigm makes us completely dependent on the limited resources of other people, work, nature etc. It makes us feel limited and unfulfilled, more or less.

Through a great deal of our life that’s just how it is and we have no other choice than to seek fulfillment through other people, external work etc.

But at some point we realize that behind the pain, the frustrations or just dissatisfaction due to unfulfilled needs there is a bigger calling and a bigger potential: To experience an actual fulfillment through our wholeness.

It doesn’t mean that we stop relating to other people, or stop work or stop receiving resources from nature. But it does mean that all our relationships with everyone and everything outside ourselves can begin to change.

We discover that there is necessity for knowing our wholeness and oneness and meeting the world from there.

Instead of seeking love from a space of lack we can share our presence and experience more love together. Instead of seeking money from a space of lack we can serve from our abundance and experience more abundance together. Instead of seeking natural resources from a space of lack we can experience a rich and lasting relationship with the Earth.

Our orientation towards the world can change from getting our needs fulfilled to following the flow of life, being more present and then sharing from a place of more wholeness and less lack.

Again, we are all in a process, we’re learning. Sometimes we have no choice but seeking fulfillment of needs outside and that is fine. But sometimes we do have a choice and are reminded of the potential of seeking within first. And when we do we get a chance to find the joy, beauty, the love, the expansion, the abundance in ways that we didn’t even imagine where possible.

And then, whatever we find outside is on top of the inner fulfillment and it’s just so sweet and beautiful. But we’re not longer dependent and that means that we can now see and enJOY so many more dimensions in ourselves and in others.

What could be your next step in that direction?

If this feels right,  here’s how I can support you in expanding and enJOYing your wholeness.

Fulfillment of needs from within

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Playfulness – it’s more than you think

Playfulness and joy come together and that’s so sweet and beautiful. But what if there is more to your playfulness? What if there is more to you?

Below is a resume of the video – and also 3 ways to explore your playfulness today!

Playfulness is where we experience joy most immediately.  Playfulness as in not taking things too seriously, as playing with life. It’s so delightful, so freeing. But there is more to it!

Playfulness also means being an instrument for divine play

We can surrender to being that instrument for our soul, for the divine, for life… and it requires and invites us to moving towards a state of self-love, freedom and flow. I could write a whole book about just that but for now let’s look at another aspect of playfulness because…

Playfulness also means: Playing Your Fullness!

It means playing everything that you are. It means allowing your fullness to come to expression. It means un-controlling the tamed animals that we have become.

This is really important. On the  journey towards Awakening To Joyful Living  there comes a times where you cannot move forward unless you play everything that you are fully.

Sooner or later it’s time to allow yourself to be the wholeness that you are. To stand in the middle of it not just on the edge for it.

The magic of it is that there is so much more joy and freedom and creativity in us that we know. So opening to playfulness is not only opening to perhaps forgotten states and ways of being but also new ones that you didn’t even know you had in you.

It’s something to be explored…

3 ways to experience your playfulness today

You can explore and experience playfulness in countless ways, so just to give you something specific to play with here are 3 suggestions for today:

  1. Bring playfulness to one specific physical activity today. Make it playful (to walk, or cook, or stretch, or clean, or…)
  2. Think of one specific activity or task where you’re never playful. Commit to bringing an element of playfulness to it today. Find out how.
  3. Create a way for yourself to rest today that is both self-loving and playful.

Here’s more support for freeing the Playful You

Playfulness coaching
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Finding joy in life: the inconvenient truth

There are many ways of finding joy in life.  Strangely, the most powerful ones are actually those we tend to avoid. And there is a reason for that…

Finding joy in life requires that the inner energy of joy flows higher and richer. But that is only possible if we create more space for it to flow! Here are 2 fundamental ways to make it create that space:

  • Create more time for joy in your daily rhythm
  • Create more space for joy in your energy flow

Why finding joy in life can  be hard

Creating more space for the joy energy to flow means addressing whatever takes that space now but is not flowing. It takes resolving energy blocks in other ways.

More often than not these energy blocks, or joy blocks, relate to our core wounds, our issues, our themes.

The challenge – which I have seen in my work with clients and also in my own life – is that we are reluctant to go there!

Many if not most of you reading this have already spent quite some time and energy addressing these issues. If you’re like most people, you prefer to believe that you have done the work already and there’s no need to go back there. Who wants to experience that pain again…  But here’s the inconvenient truth:

When we refuse to go deeper we prevent ourselves from reaching higher levels of joy, in all areas of life

The thing is that there is always a deeper level of understanding and a deeper level of healing. Not going that next step deeper will simply prevent you from freeing the energy, the potential, the free space for your joy to flow. And that again will prevent you from experiencing that next level of freedom, of love, of joy, of creativity, of true fulfillment.

Every time you dare to dive deeper, you open up to more gifts, including powerful and wonderful gifts you didn’t even know were waiting for you!

Ready to dive deeper and find your next level of joy? Consider this:

As life always happens for you, it provides you with two ways to go deeper

  • Something or someone triggers pain in you, through criticism for example.  But you can turn criticism to freedom and joy.
  • You experience a reflection in the world that shows where you may be stuck or judging yourself. You can choose to work with that in conscious and freeing ways that most people aren’t aware of, actually.

Don’t let the immediate comfort of not addressing those issues stop you from experiencing the far more fulfilling joy, love and freedom that is your birthright!

And, as always, remember: you are not alone in this! I am here to support you.

Finding joy in life: 2 ways

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Turn criticism to freedom and joy

Is it possible to meet an unpleasant experience of “weirdness” and even turn criticism to freedom and joy?


When we open to an aspect of ourselves that we have been out of touch with for many years it can be experienced as very uncomfortable. It may take some work before we can SEE the gift in the experience.

We have so many ideas about what is the truth about us or not, and especially when it comes to what we experience as discomfort and even more so criticism, our natural reaction is to defend ourselves.

It doesn’t help us much though, not in the long run. Defensiveness constricts our heart and our energy, and with that prevents us from SEEing what is there to see, and uncovering the hidden potential and joy that is there too.

Whereas saying yes to criticism, as challenging and even counter-intuitive as it may seem, and doing it in an open sort of way yet without self-judgement does the opposite: It expands our energy, enables flow, and opens for a deeper experience of the beauty of our wholeness!

Turn criticism to freedom – an invitation to a bold practice

When meeting criticism, try to say yes to whatever is being said about you as a part of you, an aspect of you. An aspect that you are willing to SEE and explore, a part of your wholeness, and from there a part of our Oneness. There you have the potential to go from criticism to freedom and joy. And…

I know that while it is a tremendously powerful and freeing path,  it’s not exactly easy…. If you need help with a specific situation in that respect, or if there’s anything else i can help you with, I’m here for you!  Here’s how I can support you in the process and on your path from inner and outer criticism to freedom and joy

Turn criticism to joy

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Let it grow – let it die

In life, in nature, abundance isn’t tidy. It’s not like in a garden – it’s magnificently messy. And that’s how growth and transformation happen!

The apparently imperfect grows and contributes with its presence until it’s time for it to die. And then it contributes with its nourishment for something else to grow.

Our human mind believes in control, but it’s really a way to limit the power of life and death, the power of abundant growth.

Awakening and freedom do not come from removing what we believe is weeds – they come from allowing for a natural unfoldment.

And of course, the human journey is special in its own ways, and acceleration of growth is needed and available.

The SEE Approach is a powerful transformational tool in this respect. It’s available with all the coaching programs here.