Today I am super-excited to be hosting Day 10 of the Virtual Blog Tour (VNT) of author Morgana Rae whose book Financial Alchemy: Twelve Months of Magic and Manifestation launches on Amazon on Wednesday January 23, 2013.
Morgana Rae is an internationally acclaimed life coach, speaker and author of Financial Alchemy: Twelve Months of Magic and Manifestation. Widely regarded to be the world’s top Relationship with Money Coach, she has been featured on ABC-TV, PBS, NPR, FOX News Radio, United Press International and The Wall Street Journal online, and is frequently a featured expert on programs with Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, John Gray, John Assaraf and T Harv Eker. Named one of 2012′s Top Women in E-commerce by WE Magazine, Morgana has guided thousands of entrepreneurs, artists, healers and humanitarians to thrive in their purpose, attract more than they chase, and make things happen with ease, flow and synchronicity.
In her book, Financial Alchemy, Morgana walks you through her time-tested program to turn your personal Money Monster of scarcity into a Money Honey of abundance. The book is a self-guided system to help you uncover your limiting blocks to abundance, and transform your relationship with money using a SUCCESS FORMULA that keeps you on track and positively “magnetic”.
Yesterday, Morgana visited Eva Gregory at http://www.yourguidanceondemand.com/blog/, where they talked about whether having a millionaire mind-set is enough, overcoming inner blocks and financial alchemy basics.
Today, I’d like to share with you a recent interview I had with Morgana when I got to ask her some questions on the bare-bones-basics behind Financial Alchemy, setting fees and money-relationship “battles”. I hope you enjoy reading the interview …
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Callie: Morgana, what would you describe as the bare-bones-basics behind Financial Alchemy?
Morgana Rae: Well, first of all my definition of Alchemy is the transmutation of leaden human experience into spiritual gold. And in my work that translates into material gold too, big time. And that’s fun because numbers are so crystal clear, and you can measure the results so easily. But it’s really the INNER life change that makes the money part just a really nice side benefit. It’s the happiness and all the stuff that happens before the money shows up– that’s the real gold.
For Financial Alchemy® we’re turning, as I said, lead into gold; so the first part is going into the lead, going into the negativity. Thousands of years ago Alchemists called this step, “Negridio,” which is Latin for “the blackening”.
And so instead of just thinking positive thoughts and trying to jump to the end result–which would be great if it worked (but it doesn’t), you really have to go into the dark stuff first. It creates this tension, this polarity that actually catapults you to the other side. The more you can go into the dark side of your relationship with money, the more extreme your transformation and your benefits will be at the end of the process.
So if you’re in a lot of anxiety right now and in pain and challenge, congratulations! You have an advantage. You’re close to the problem, which makes our work easier.
We’re separating the lead from the gold, so we’re going for all of the negative aspects about money, the HIDDEN reasons that we repel or protect ourselves from money. For instance, every time you say, “I can’t afford it,” you’re making money the bad guy, you’re making money the monster who keeps you from what you want to have, or do, or be.
I go into this more deeply in my book, Financial Alchemy®: 12 Months of Magic and Manifestation, but I want to give you as much as I can, here.
The second half of my Financial Alchemy® process is the other side of the equation: when the monster is gone, you get to have a completely new relationship with money, which is all love and possibility.
Imagine money as a person you want to have in your life, not because it’s cash–nothing to do with that–but just somebody who’s so lovable, so worthy of your deepest admiration and trust… who just sweeps you off your feet with his affection for you (or her adoration for you) so that you really are filled with love and filled with that sense of your own value and worth.
At the end of the transformation you can take that deep breath of relaxation. Your whole world looks different, you are different and the universe responds to that difference. And that is the beginning of Financial Alchemy®.
Financial results can be rapid. Catherine Behan magnetized $3,000 overnight. Laura Koehne attracted $10,000 in new clients in 48 hours. Elliot Malach received a check for $87,000 6 hours after I coached him. And I have laid out the 6 steps of my process in my book, so anybody can do it.
Callie: The majority of my clients are creative entrepreneurs: a common theme is about setting fees (or a price) for their work that they feel way out of their comfort zone: it’s almost as if they are afraid of putting a real value on their fantastic work. Do you have any tips for them to get around this?
Morgana Rae: Oh yes! Yes, yes, yes! People pleasers of the world, unite! I understand we want to be liked, we are afraid of being hurt, we’re afraid that we aren’t good enough, we’re afraid that somebody is going to catch us not being good enough… it’s so painful. Hello, it’s the human condition!
So when you have your hot, loveable, wonderful new relationship with your personified Money, and we’re going to call this money your “Money Honey,” you ask your money what to charge. Because you don’t want to hurt your money’s feelings, by treating your money like a monster, and like you’re ashamed of your sweetheart, right? Ask money what you should charge, and then go all out–with all your co-dependent people pleasing–and make your Money Honey happy! Because you don’t want to hurt your money’s feelings. You don’t want to break your money’s heart, and that’s how I set my fees.
I know it’s weird but it really, really works. My client Athena’s fees grew from $125 an hour to $10,000 A MONTH—in just a few months—when she followed her Money Honey’s instructions. And she had MORE people who wanted to work with her. She had a WAITING LIST! What happens really soon is that your old fee, that was too low, feels so dishonest and so uncomfortable and so unloving to yourself and your Money Honey, that you just can’t do it anymore.
Oh well! Great problem to have isn’t it? You become unable to undercharge anymore, because it feels so out of integrity when you’re in this place of love.
Callie: I feel that part of people’s money-relationship “battles” is that earning/having money can sometimes become a source of conflict in their personal – and professional – relationships. Some of the time, this conflict can arise from jealousy … I would love to hear YOUR take on this “battle”, in terms of Financial Alchemy.
Morgana Rae: Well, oh, good one, good one! I’m going to start with myself and my own petty feelings when I would see a friend of mine charge a lot of money, a LOT of money, way beyond what I was charging…
MY first reaction was judgment. How dare she? How does she think she’s worth that? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah… and then I paused and thought, “What if I’m meant to see this for a reason? What reaction would serve my personal growth?”
I noticed that people were actually paying her astronomical fee! We’re talking $10,000 for two-days, or $100,000 for a year. It seemed ridiculous to me. And people were paying her!
So I made a decision. I’m not saying that those are the right prices for me or not. But what I am saying is it was more USEFUL for me to not feel jealous and condemning of my friend. Instead I chose to think, “Wow! Thank you for showing me what’s possible. Thank you for showing me how small I’ve been holding my world. Thank you for teaching me that there are people out there who can–and will–invest in themselves at that level.”
What a gift to get to see that, because it completely blew up my false beliefs that clients are too poor and they can’t afford stuff. I see people all the time invest $20,000, $50,000, $100,000 in coaching!
I’m not saying that’s the right price point for you. But instead of being jealous, I am grateful for my Money Honey just showing me that this is possible. This IS an option, and there are people out there who want to invest in themselves on that big a level.
So that’s one side of the jealously equation.
The other side is that other people have their Money Monsters that are keeping them poor, and keeping them frightened, and are feeding their judgment and jealousy about anybody else who might be more successful than them. And I know that it’s perfectly possible to feel inferior and superior than other people at the same time: slamming people making more money than you, but also secretly wishing that you had their success.
So, here’s what I want you to know. When you get really successful and you make a lot of money, there will be somebody out there who is jealous of you. I guarantee it. You will be criticized. Big deal. There will also be people out there who will want to take advantage of you who will, from their own fear and their own bad relationship with money be looking at you as a bank instead of as a human being. It’s unfortunate, and it happens.
The good news is if you have a really good relationship with money, and you are partnered with your Money Honey, you have strong boundaries. You will attract people who love and value you for yourself. You will be less attached to your detractors.
You are going to have this relationship with money for the rest of your life, so you must make it a good one. You must prioritize this relationship–with a “Money Honey” who speaks to you for your highest good, and loves you and champions your value. You must make this relationship more important than that stranger who wishes you harm and doesn’t value or respect you.
Don’t cheat on your Money Honey for some stranger who has his or her own issues!
I used to think, when I first began this work, that it was really only for people who were struggling to make money. But over the years I’ve attracted some extremely wealthy people, seven, eight, nine figure entrepreneurs, even a billionaire. These issues that I talk about–of people being jealous, of people wanting to take advantage, and of people looking at you as the bank instead of as a human being–are real issues. That’s another way a Money Monster can show up. But you don’t have to have that Money Monster.
So if you’re building your wealth now; now is the best, best time to clean up your relationship with money. Get rid of the monster and learn how to create a new relationship with your Money Honey. Then, when you start making money, it’s in alignment with your highest values. Your relationship with money supports loving human relationships, and you can build a foundation of wealth and value that you get to keep.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Morgana that you’ll check out her book Financial Alchemy: Twelve Months of Magic and Manifestation.
Money, Love & Magic Telesummit!
11 Money, Love & Magic Mentors Share Their Wisdom on this
FR*EE 3-Day Online Event
TODAY, January 17th, 2013
12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern/8pm UK
Book your place FREE at http://morganarae.com/book-launch/pages/telesummit.php
Catch the last day of the telesummit where Morgana and her guests explore how to unlock your magical powers of manifestation to attract money effortlessly by putting LOVE first – and don’t worry, you will receive access to the recordings of the last two days, too!
Here’s Morgana’s wonderful guest line-up:
Morgana Rae – Coach, speaker, author of Financial Alchemy: Twelve Months of Magic and Manifestation
Lynn Serafinn – Coach; marketer; author of The 7 Graces of Marketing
Bob Doyle – Author; CEO of Boundless Living, Inc.; Teacher in The Secret
Chris Howard – Author; philanthropist; founder/CEO Academy of Wealth & Achievement; CEO of Million Dollar Mastermind
Noah St. John - Author; trainer; creator Inner Game of Success; media personality
Mali Apple & Joe Dunn – Relationship coaches; authors; founders of Soulmate Experience
Cynthia Kersey – Author; speaker; founder non-profit UNSTOPPABLE Foundation
Jeffrey Van Dyk –Conscious business movement leader; found Expansion Lab
Debra Poneman – Law of Attraction leader; Founder Yes to Success Seminars
Debbie Bermont – Author; business growth strategist; transformation agent
This special 3-Day telesummit is Morgana’s FR*EE gift to you to celebrate the launch of her book, Financial Alchemy which comes out on Wednesday January 23, 2013.
FREE GIFTS TOO!
When you buy Morgana’s book on Wednesday January 23, 2013, Morgana would like to give you the MP3 downloads of the Money, Love & Magic telesummit.
PLUS … you will also receive a complete library of beautiful personal development gifts from authors, speakers, coaches and other enlightened professionals from around the globe including one from me:
Open Sesame: Pep Up Your Prosperity Pocket
To claim your FREE pass to the Money, Love & Magic Telesummit! visit: http://morganarae.com/book-launch/pages/pre-launch.php
Thanks so much for reading – please feel free to share your comments and thoughts below, as I love reading your feedback!
AND … please be sure to follow Morgana tomorrow when the next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour is my dear friend Paula Tarrant, who will be interviewing Morgana on spiritual women prospering financially, creating a new relationship with money and living a charmed life. To visit tomorrow’s “stop” on the tour, go to http://inspiredwomenwork.com/living-a-charmed-life-financial-alchemy-and-you