Every time you swipe your card, every time you lay down the bills, every time your coins clink in the machine or you click “Checkout,” you are making a statement.

We earn money based on the value we’ve provided in the world. When we’re operating in our highest, the value we provide in the world is a reflection of the truth of who we are. When we unequivocally know how worthy we are, the value we provide in the world is profound.

And we get paid for it.

The money you have in the bank, in your wallet, or in your pocket is a reflection of the value you’ve offered in the past. (Note: Do not confuse your net worth with your self worth. They are not the same. You are inherently worthy because you are. That’s it. Period.)

Money is a stand-in for what we value. It’s a made up system for humans to trade value for value.

Every time you spend money, you’re voting.
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You’re saying, “This thing I’m buying is of value. It’s important to me. It matters.” Let this be a conscious choice. Let the way you spread your cash, coin, moola, Benjamins, dinero…money be a statement.

Our allocation of funds creates change in our lives and in our world.

Let your spending be a prayer for what you love and for what you desire—for yourself, for your family, and for the planet. Pay attention to where you are wielding the power of the purse.

It matters. You matter.

Pray for what matters to you with your money.

Kate Northrup is a professional freedom seeker and creative entrepreneur and mentors entrepreneurs in creating their own financial freedom. She created financial freedom for herself at the age of twenty-eight through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially, you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. Find out more and take her free Money Love Quiz to find out what your relationship with money says about you at KateNorthrup.com and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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