Usha Anandi. 18 | JANUARY | 2021
When I first started Womben Wellness, I was financially incompetent.
Logging into my online banking would send a surge of anxiety through my body.
Numbers made me uncomfortable, and talking about money made me squirm in my seat.
My desire to be financially independent was suffocated by compacted shame and self-doubt.
And I know this isn’t just my story. Working with thousands of womben, I’ve noticed something – the way we connect to money is the same way we connect to our womb.
Historically, women have been oppressed in both areas, keeping us from having the sense of security, sovereignty, and large-scale influence we need to make change.
Through working with my womb, I began the journey of healing my relationship to my money, sovereignty, and power.
And it’s time I share the REAL + TANGIBLE tools to help you do the same.
I’m putting together 3-months worth of lectures and ceremonies inside our Inner Circle Membership to explore the relationship with money as a Collective.
In the first month, we’ll be delving into our “money stories” – what familial baggage around the topic we may be holding and how to release them. In the second month we will get very REAL and explore the harmful patterns we may be seeing in the way we handle income or expenses, And lastly in the final month, we will be re-writing our money goals and creating a plan to achieve them with the support of your sisters inside the Inner Circle.
I’m excited to work with this content in Inner Circle later this year.
Now let’s get into it.
In Catholic church growing up, I heard the phrase “money is the root of all evil” as the church’s collection basket made its rounds, stuffed with wads of 10s and 20s.
In my mind, money and spirituality didn’t mix.
After all, weren’t we drilling into the Earth, cutting down millions trees, and pumping chemicals into the soil in the name of money?
Somehow, I always figured out how to squeeze by financially. And at one time, I was satisfied living paycheck to paycheck.
Becoming a Mother changed me (and I’m only 7 months pregnant with my first). It made everything more real, more tangible. All of a sudden, I needed money, and I needed it now.
Luckily, our Co-Director Camille, is a serious financial maven, and invited me to confront my money story a few years ago.
One day on a call she asked me “how much money do you want to make a month?”.
Immediately, I found myself babbling, heat rising in my body, feeling like I was going to shit my pants.
Even to someone who I loved dearly, heck – my own BUSINESS partner, I felt shame standing in my financial desires.
That’s when I realized I needed to rework and reprogram my story around money.
Because whether we’d like to admit it or not – your money story affects us and the way we live our lives.
I’ve done A LOT of personal work in this area, and I’ve boiled down all I’ve learned to three tips to help you heal your relationship with money.