In a recent Money Happens online repatterning session that I hosted, several compensation patterns emerged that reminded me of the usefulness the Nun Karma Repatterning. The patterns involve the inner conflict we confront when our finances grow beyond the average held by members of our group.
The groups we belong to have a consciousness (or group mind) that sets the rules for belonging to the group. These rules are often unspoken but nevertheless they bind the groups members together. Groups may include family, work, your interest groups, school ties etc. The rules can often put us in in conflict with our goals.
One of the compensations involves the financial boundaries of our group such as family. If we suddenly come into a lot of money, or obtain a promotion and significant raise, it may also come with a feeling of discomfort if our new income exceeds that of our group. The unspoken rule may be that it is wrong to have more money than other members of the group or if we do, we must share it. A few unconscious patterns may emerge that will leave us feeling confused as a result. For example:
– we sabotage a promotion and get fired
– give our new financial abundance away to family or friends before we have taken care of our own bills, financial goals or desires
– make bad financial decisions that also cause us to lose our new financial health – for example buying a new car or house that puts us in severe debt.
The compensation involved here is that it is wrong to have more money than our group and if we do, will no longer be a valued member unless we equalize our money and give it away. Ultimately we want to be loved and feel like we belong to our group and that need is so strong it wipes out our committment to our own financial goals and desires.
Of course to belong to a religious group in a past life such as nuns or monks meant to relinquish all of our worldly possessions and monetary status. This was a way of serving God in a contemplative life. If we are carrying this pattern as well, it may be very difficult indeed to handle the guilt we feel when our finances exceed the boundaries of our group. We’ve now left the convent for the mansion! Without financial struggle our relationship with God may feel strained and money will begin to feel tarnished or dirty.
If this is happening for you in some way, I suggest using the Nun Karma repatterning for specific financial situations. There is a whole section of patterns dealing with the consequences of the vows of poverty. Combine this with the financial boundaries of your group and you may uncover some of the deeper patterns of any current financial non coherence.
Have you experienced a situation involving an invisible boundary for how much money you can have? How did you deal with it?