Money EQ: The Amazing Japanese Art of Healing Money Wounds

When it comes to the art of healing money wounds, Ken Honda is your man.

Ken Honda is known as Japan’s zen millionaire and is considered Japan’s most influential money master.

Extensively mentored by some of Japan’s most influential billionaires, including the globally respected Wahei Takeda, Ken has taken on the challenge of helping humanity find financial freedom.

Your perception of money can heavily influence your life.

Changing Your Relationship With Money

Money blocks, otherwise known as money wounds, are those disempowering perceptions and beliefs you have of money that hinder its flow into your life.

This is not only bad news for your bank account but your mental health as well.

This is where the classic scarcity mindset comes from—it’s the home of gambling, stinginess, splurging, and financial anxiety.

The good news?

It is never too late to turn things around!

Healing Your Money Wounds: The 3-Step Formula

Healing your money blocks can take time and effort. 

However, it will be all worth it.

The following 3-step formula should get your efforts off to a phenomenal start:

1.  Make Your Money Smile

Ken Honda is the brainchild of the “Happy Money Movement.”

Ken says, “To attract money to you and develop a deeply happy relationship with money, you have to make it smile.”

The concept is simple: you can have Happy or Sad Money.

The quantity is irrelevant—it all comes down to your perception.

Let’s say you have $50 in your wallet or purse.

That money is smiling if you earned said money fair and square and in a way that has served others.

If you stole it or earned it the wrong way, it’s crying.

If you said thank you when you received it, it’s smiling.

This is linked to the concept of “Arigato Money” (arigato is thank you in Japanese).

If you practice the idea of Arigato Money, you say thank you as money comes in and goes out. 

Give this tip a try.

While simple, the process can work wonders for your physical and mental health.

It also offers a more pleasurable and lighter way to interact with money.

2. Cleanse Your Perception of Money

Money is a neutral presence.

Contrary to popular belief, money is neither demonic nor angelic.

As children, you were born with a blank slate.

You learned about the world around you as you grew.

Your money beliefs were given to you.

  • Having money is bad.
  • Money is evil.
  • Any money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Save, don’t spend
  • Rich people are bad people.

Do any of the above statements resonate with you?

If such is the case, do not be disheartened.

You are not alone.

If it’s any consolation, most people have a twisted belief regarding money.

How to Heal Money Wounds

To remedy this, Ken suggests you do the following:

  • Sit in a quiet spot, close your eyes, and take deep breaths. When you are already in a calm disposition, imagine money sitting in a chair across from you. You can imagine money as a shape, color, or person.
  • Listen to what it has to say closely. Is it angry? Is it alluring or seductive? What is your feeling about its presence? 
  • Once you have identified your beliefs about money without any judgment, gather them and create an imaginary ball of energy in your hands. Meanwhile, imagine holding the imaginary accumulation of wrong money beliefs in your hands and then turning to your left.
  • In a chair to your left, imagine whoever gave you those wrong beliefs about money sitting with open arms. Hand the ball of beliefs back to them. Proclaim, “This is your pain. It doesn’t belong to me. Therefore, I’m returning it to you now.” Release it fully.
  • Return to your perception of money and look at the chair before you. See money for what it is—neutral and cleansed.

3. Maro Up

The word maro came from the Japanese word magokoro.

Roughly translated, it means sincerity or a state of selflessness.

When you maro up, you move from egoic self-centeredness to a more collective consciousness where you feel one with others.

The more you give, the more space you create to receive.

Moreover, as you raise your state of consciousness to “maro” your desire to be appreciative and generous also increases.

Obviously, if you are in a tight spot regarding money, it can feel off to focus on giving.

Nevertheless, if you want to maro up and make space to receive more, it’s one of the best practices you can look into.

Try it out and see for yourself what happens.

Over to You

Additionally, make peace with money and start healing your money wounds.

Once you have healed all your money wounds, you will bring more money into your life before you know it.

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