Empaths and Money
Empaths often grapple with their relationship to money, treating money like an extension of self. Empaths often deny themselves money or the joys that money can bring. Struggling with feelings or guilt, shame and worthlessness, which stops the flow of money. Many empaths bounce back and forth between overspending and underspending. Trying to find the balance. Money becomes a reflection of the turmoil the empath feels internally. Feeling everything so deeply, the empath can try to compensate by spending too much. Or since the empath already feels so deeply, they deny themselves spending money. Sacrificing even more of themselves.
Empaths are naturally giving and in fear of seeming selfish they often deny themselves the pleasures of money.
Empaths say yes when they want to say no. Because we feel what others feel and in not wanting to feel their pain, we comprise ourselves.
Other's feelings are not the empaths to own. The empath can identify the feeling, provide comfort, light and healing for the feeling, but not own it. Empaths are great at owning other's feelings to ease the internal tension within. By owning we do a dis-serve to others. People's feelings are messengers and tools to navigate the world. When we own them, we take that from them. This is also true for money. By denying it, by not giving it to yourself, you do yourself a dis-serve. The world needs empaths. Empaths who delight in taking care of themselves and who have healthy boundaries with others and the world, including your relationship to your money.
You deserve money. It provides you with self care, mentors, teachers, and healing. When you provide money for yourself you are making the conscious decision to put you first.
This doesn't mean to overspend. To spend what you don't have. This means budget yourself into your finances. Make sure you have money to pay for the things and services that replenish and heal you.