Conscious Money is a simple three-part strategy:. Every chapter of Conscious Money features exercises, checklists, practical steps, and inspiration to help you create a personalized financial plan that aligns your values and your financial goals. This profound and eminently practical book is pure genius when it comes to money and consciousness. It is not only a superb guide to the release of our money sickness but gives us transformative skills that lead us towards clarity and abundance while enlightening our mind and spirit. We can have a new economic era now — where sustainable values and the genius of human consciousness outperform fear and greed.
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By Patricia Aburdene. Read it, get inspired, and prosper. This is a rare and winning blend of inspiration, information, and wisdom. Bravo Patricia Aburdene. In Conscious Money , she shows us why we should reject conventional economic wisdom greed is good and grow prosperity by recognizing values like trust and integrity as our greatest financial assets. Read it, change the way you see, and engage with the world of business, and personally prosper by honoring your values.
This profound and eminently practical book is pure genius when it comes to money and consciousness. It is not only a superb guide to the release of our money sickness but gives us transformative skills that lead us towards clarity and abundance while enlightening our mind and spirit. Conscious Money imagines it, presents the evidence for it, and creates a blueprint for achieving it.
Nothing could be a more significant contribution to our personal and global healing. Reading her book is a deeply satisfying and enriching experience. This book was born when I realized there was a lot more I wanted to say about consciousness and finance.
In time the words and ideas began to flow. The new creation announced itself in a conversation with my agent Bill Gladstone of Waterside Productions. That felt right to me. Thank you, Bill, for always getting" my work and for your unfailing support. I have always wanted to speak in a more personal way about the spiritual journey we all share.
The more I wrote, the clearer it became that this book was for people who wanted their money life to better reflect the values espoused in their personal and spiritual lives. In Beyond Words, Bill and I found a publisher that heartily endorsed that approach. I believe that great partnerships evolve when people possess complementary, rather than similar, skill sets.
The expertise of Beyond Words in the self-help genre artfully balances my own very different strengths. With the help of Kenneth Kales, we learned how to merge the categories of trend-tracking, business, and advice into a new approach to personal finance. Thank you, Cynthia Black, for your vision of what this book could be and your willingness to see it through.
At Beyond Words, Dan Frost, among his many other contributions, often voiced the energetic perspective of a younger generation with whom I feel great kinship. So did Emily Han. Never have I worked with a more committed, brilliant, and tireless editor. Carolyn, I could never have done this without you. Early in the project my former assistant Trude Irons morphed into a plucky researcher, charming many a reluctant source into spilling the beans some of them coffee beans. Even after moving on in her own editorial career, Trude cheerfully tracked down the stray clipping and note.
It has been a complete pleasure to renew my association with my Megatrends researcher Joy Molony formerly Van Elderen after we both showed up in Boulder, Colorado.
Thank you, Joy, from the bottom of my heart. Anna Noak helped transition the manuscript toward production. Thank you all for shepherding Conscious Money from manuscript to book. Thank you, Cynthia Black and Richard Cohn, for creating a community.
I am indebted to many people who generously shared their lives, work, and stories for this book. Numerous others helped my team and I assemble the information that gives this endeavor its factual backbone. There have been many Conscious Capitalist gatherings, but the first public event, to which I refer in chapter 4, provided such an in-depth focus on the basic concepts that I wanted to introduce our movement to a general audience. I am especially grateful to the speakers at that event whose words of wisdom I have enthusiastically shared with my readers.
As we went to press, I received the heartbreaking news that my friend Sharon Shuteran, whose story of volunteer adventure is described on pages —, passed away unexpectedly. To keep the focus on her commitment and to honor her spirit, I have kept the story in the present tense. The concluding sentence states, Sharon and her entire team will be back next year. I am certain that she will be there in spirit.
Thanks for your love and understanding. Thank you, Kathleen Loughery, Guidance Energy, and Green Ray for being in my life, getting me through all the bumps along the way, and for your certainty that this book would see the light of day and reach the people who sought its message. Business, once confined to the financial pages, is now big news on Main Street. Many more are paralyzed about making financial decisions. There is a reason why money tops the worry lists of so many people.
The antiquated financial structures of yesteryear are crashing all around us. Conscious Money is a growing movement of people who draw on values, creativity, and the power of human consciousness to clarify and guide their financial choices.
When values also guide our financial decisions, our choices are grounded in the deepest part of ourselves. Being creative allows you to see things in a new way and to generate new possibilities. But creativity requires higher consciousness—and then the willingness to act on your insights. Higher consciousness links us to a state of awareness or presence. Together, creativity and conscious presence are powerful tools for growing Conscious Money. Conscious people are awake, aware, and living in what spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle calls the Now, the present moment.
The ability to experience the Now by choice, and the capacity to resolve issues and challenges in a creative way, form the core of a new economic age. Up till now, people have viewed economic history in terms of three commercial eras: agriculture, industry, and information. The Age of Information began sometime in the mid-to-late s, when more people and more companies created new wealth and new jobs through information rather than through industry.
But today we have entered what I call the New Economy of Consciousness. In this exciting new era, we create value not by sifting, mining, or manipulating information but by creatively expressing the genius of human consciousness. As this new age progresses, most of us will earn our income through conscious creativity.
In fact, experts agree that creativity will be a very important talent to nurture for this new era, no matter what your career, profession, or job might be. Consciousness and values go hand in hand today. In this new economic era, the emerging megatrend of Conscious Money connects the outer world of money with the inner realm of human values and higher consciousness.
Even as we witness the old economic order falling under the weight of its profound unconsciousness and lack of values, a new economic operating system is already coming forth to replace it. For many people, money and values are incompatible. They believe that decisions about money—the practical, earthy, and external symbol of economic exchange—ought to be decided apart from their inner selves, the seat of transcendence and the spirit.
And certainly the commonplace world of money and finance is almost exclusively devoted to the mind-set of making as much money, as fast as possible, by any means necessary. In such a mind-set, it matters not how unconsciously a person earns money, because he or she can be or appear to be highly conscious by giving some of it away to a worthy cause. These types of contributions can be beneficial, but when we follow such a path, we set up a personal dynamic that divides us in half and saps our power.
Conscious Money flips this flawed assumption on its head. The truth is, your values can be a great financial asset.
They can and should serve as guidelines in making choices about money matters, while you also respect sound financial principles. This is something that I have discovered as a social forecaster and spiritual seeker. Later I became a number-one bestselling author. For the past decade, as a trend tracker I have studied how the Conscious Money megatrend plays out in business through Conscious Capitalism, a humanistic, values-driven approach to free enterprise that honors employees, customers, suppliers, the community, and the environment, not just investors.
Conscious Capitalism illustrates that human values and higher consciousness, when embodied in business, can generate success. Conscious Money can work at the individual level too. Today, I feel confident and at peace about money. This is so even though my net worth is a good deal less than it once was. I feel good about money because my money is conscious, which is to say, I make financial choices that reflect my values and awareness. As a result, I trust myself more and worry about money a lot less.
This was not the case fifteen years ago. Although I viewed myself as a spiritual person, my money life was worrisome and unfulfilling. I spent money and gave to myself, yet I sometimes felt empty. My holiday gifts to others were excessive, stress inducing, and too often without joy.
I also committed many financial errors while investing. My worst mistakes came when I sought to make money by investing in companies I did not believe in or followed the advice of others without checking to see how a decision felt within. I gave money and time to people and causes, but I often felt more obligation than inspiration. I longed to earn my income by being more creative, yet somehow felt stuck.
Worst of all, I second-guessed my financial choices and propelled myself into a spiral of self-judgment. Finally, I decided I wanted to heal my relationship with money. More of my deeper self, I sensed, had to be part of my financial life. So I vowed to consult my inner self whenever I faced a financial choice. Not sure of what to expect, I posed this budding awareness as a question: What would I see or understand now if the right financial decision were also the right inner choice?
Gradually, I developed a felt sense that guided me to make choices that both felt good and made financial sense. These decisions satisfied both my heart and my head.
As my awareness grew, my financial life transformed. Overspending became ridiculous.
Conscious Money : Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity
Patricia Aburdene, author of the bestselling Megatrends , brings together the spiritual and practical in a guide to achieving prosperity through the values-based megatrend of Conscious Capitalism. Why not make money and make a difference, too? A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values. I n the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck.
Conscious Money – About the Book
This profound and eminently practical book is pure genius when it comes to money and consciousness. It is not only a superb guide to the release of our money sickness but gives us transformative skills that lead us towards clarity and abundance while enlightening our mind and spirit. We can have a new economic era now — where sustainable values and the genius of human consciousness outperform fear and greed. Conscious Money imagines it, presents the evidence for it and creates a blueprint for achieving it. Nothing could be a more significant contribution to our personal and global healing. Reading her book is a deeply satisfying and enriching experience.
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By Patricia Aburdene. Read it, get inspired, and prosper. This is a rare and winning blend of inspiration, information, and wisdom. Bravo Patricia Aburdene. In Conscious Money , she shows us why we should reject conventional economic wisdom greed is good and grow prosperity by recognizing values like trust and integrity as our greatest financial assets. Read it, change the way you see, and engage with the world of business, and personally prosper by honoring your values. This profound and eminently practical book is pure genius when it comes to money and consciousness.