Wellness and Wealth: Are They Divergent Paths?

Plant pot with coins

Today as I sit down to outline themes for retreats and workshops, I reflected on the interconnectedness of wellness and wealth. While financial prosperity is essential, I realise that true wealth encompasses more than money alone. It’s the balance of physical health, mental clarity, and meaningful relationships that enrich our lives. As I invest in my intention for personal growth and true empowerment, I’m nurturing a wealth that extends far beyond my bank account. It’s a reminder that our true treasures are found in a life of happiness, exhilarating adventure, and good health.  

However, money and luxury, seen by many as mere material pursuits, have evolved into integral aspects of my soul’s purpose. I believe that wealth, when acquired and utilised with conscious intent, can be a tool for positive change and personal growth. It enables me to enjoy the finer things in life while also empowering me to make a difference in the world. It’s about finding a harmonious balance between indulgence and impact, a journey where abundance fuels not only my personal desires but also my soul’s calling to contribute, uplift, and inspire.

The key appears to be in the concept of abundance. To embrace this ideal there needs to be the belief that there is more than enough of everything in the universe, including wealth, opportunities, love, and resources, for everyone to thrive and live a fulfilling life. It is a mindset or perspective that contrasts with scarcity thinking, which is rooted in the fear of insufficiency.

To embrace the concept of abundance may require a powerful mindset shift, to encourage a letting go of limiting beliefs around scarcity. Instead focussing on the potential for growth and prosperity in all areas of life. 

So, to answer the question in the title. In essence there is nothing wrong with a desire for the luxurious things in life that money can buy so long as the pursuit of it is done with a sense of balance that aligns with your true values and overall sense of purpose and wellbeing. At the same time keeping in mind that a feeling of joy and happiness usually stems from a combination of experiences, relationships, personal growth as well enjoying the rewards of one’s hard work and achievement. 

Money is not necessarily the root of all evil but simply a tool or resource. It is one’s attitude to wealth and abundance that dictate your intentions for its use. 

Paying attention to your thoughts around wealth is a good place to start. Perhaps a meditation on your desires around money. You may be surprised at what comes up.