The Money-Go-Round

merryGoRound.jpgMoney goes around and around and around and around and around. It does. Therefore there is an infinite amount of money in the world.

So if we want some/lots of it, we have to be able to let it circulate in our direction.

I went to a prosperity workshop once where we did the following exercise: we were asked to take a sum of money out of our wallets that we were comfortable with losing, then all stand up and walk around the room, and give the money away. Then sit down when we were ready to. There were about 100 of us.

I took out 20 bucks, stood up, walked around and gave the money to someone called Victoria, wandered around a bit more then sat down empty-handed.

Needless to say, some people had wandered around the room collecting lots of money (probably with a big smile on their face), and many, like me, had simply given their money away. It was great for getting insights into how we can be open to attracting money, or we can put the vibe out somehow that we are not up for receiving it.

At another prosperity workshop (it was the 80s), we were asked to close our eyes and imagine a wealthy person. I imagined an unpleasant portly man wearing a pin-striped suit with a waist-coat and fob-watch, carrying an umbrella! If that was how I “saw” a wealthy person, was it surprising that I wasn’t allowing myself to become one? I started choosing a new vision of what wealth could look like.

Guilt-free money

Many people have the idea, deep down, that it is somehow bad to have lots of money. They think there is a limited amount of money in the world, so if one person has more it means someone else will have less.

They will point to a famous rich person in their country, and say it is not fair this person has so much when other people have so little. They think the rich person is taking money away from other people. Then, because they are ethical people, they don’t allow themselves to have very much money because that wouldn’t be fair, either.

The thing is, there ISN’T a limited amount of money. It circulates. That famous rich person puts the money into schemes of various sorts, or spends it—in both cases the money is moving on to other people. They are doing it in a way that they can get it back when they need it. The money they spend on luxury goods goes towards someone’s groceries eventually. The only time having money stops other people from having it is when the cash itself is hoarded under the bed or somewhere—this takes the money out of circulation.

When we put money in a financial institution we are passing it on for other people to use, with a promise we can get it back when we want. When we buy things, the money goes to someone. When we “have” money we are not taking it away from other people. In fact, the best way to teach other people they can open themselves to the flow of money is by example. It is our DUTY to have as much money as we need!

If we were to stand with a friend and pass a dollar coin back and forth, we could make $100 each fairly quickly. We would also have spent that money, but we can see from this that there is no limit to the amount of money available to us or anyone else.

We can allow money to flow through us—there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.

Limited money

In my twenties and thirties I had a good income and money to spare, but I felt uneasy about it. Then I went through several years of really struggling for money. I used to tell myself it was happening for a reason—I wished I could get in touch with the reason and learn what I needed to know and move on! I felt eventually it was something to do with discovering what I really valued, and getting to know myself better. Anyway, the reason must have passed, because money came along and Frank and I are comfortable and we pretty well do what we please.

I’d suggest that periods of limited money can be useful and are not the end of the world—but unless it really suits a person’s life purpose to handle little or no money, it’s not meant to always be like that.


One day we may be able to do away with money altogether, and simply manifest what we need out of thin air. Books like ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ and the ‘Masters of the Far East’ series are full of stories of people making the things they need appear before them. According to ‘The Starseed Transmissions’, we are like electrical appliances that have not been turned on yet—we have no idea yet of what our true creative abilities are.

However we do it, it’s our birthright to attract the things we need to express ourselves and fullfill our life purpose.

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What do you think? I’d love to hear about any insights you may have had in the past about why you stopped money coming to you.

photo by jonrawlinson

10 thoughts on “The Money-Go-Round

  1. Shilpan |

    This is a fantastic article. The prevailing myth is that for someone to make money, someone has to lose it. I think that money is a way to exchange another commodity which is invisible, our time. If rich person makes more money, he in turn trades some times – time and energy, sometimes – family life and sometimes – risks everything he has.
    I’ve stumbled the post.


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  2. Hunter Nuttall

    I don’t think I’ve ever stopped money, because I’ve never seen money as a bad thing. If someone makes money, it’s because they’ve provided value to another person. And the money will then be circulated through the economy and be passed on to other people who provide value. I do think our attitude can affect this…if someone thinks money is bad, I don’t see how they’re ever going to have much of it.

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  3. Helen

    Hi Robin:

    I loved your article and can relate to thinking I did not attract money. Recently, I participated in an Abundance Retreat and received so many gifts. I loved the comment, “Money is just a thank you for services.” Helen

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  4. Tom Volkar - Delightful Work

    Robin I may have attended the same workshop. Although there was no instruction to only give the amount you felt comfortable using. The point of course was to stir up feelings around money so we could examine them. Money sure does pack a powerful emotional punch.

    I find it interesting that so many folks believe that they cannot do what they love and make lots of money. If they believed they could then they would cease working their soulless jobs immediately.

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  5. Chris

    I wrote a post about money this week but I haven’t posted it yet. I am going to post it next week. You have given more ideas. Thanks.

    While we don’t have a lot of money and sometimes we really need some, we seem to attract them when we really need it. Attitude does a lot to do with it. At the same time, my wife and I tend to take risks with our finances and it’s funny how it comes back to us.

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  6. Marelisa

    Robin: I completely agree that how much or how little money we have is a direct result of our belief system. If you expect money to come to you, and if you have positive beliefs about money, it suddenly appears from the most unexpected of places. On the other hand, if you feel uneasy about money it will always find a way to move away from you (just when you’re setting up your next egg your car dies and you have to use that money to buy a new one, and so on).

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  7. Natural

    Okay I have stopped money coming to me by turning down web design jobs. At the time, I didn’t feel like doing them and sometimes I can just “feel” when a client is going to cause more aggrevation than they are paying me. I probably turned down a few thousand dollars and now I’m thinking, why did I do that.

    What’s interesting about money and attracting the money we deserve is that people think you just sit around and wait for a check to fall out the sky. When we want something, we have to go out there and put ourselves in a position to receive it. Work in harmony with your desires, it will come to you.

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