Guess what!? Gone are the days where we believed that money is the root of all evil. That was so silly! We fell for the oldest trick in the book in fact. Money isn’t the root of all evil; evil is the root of all evil. Evil people tricked us into believing that it was money so that we could give up our root chakra power and financial freedom to become their slaves. Women got hit the most with these money “belief systems” (BS) because we are more vulnerable due to our smaller size, lesser physical strength, and mainly because we get pregnant and it’s harder for us to run off and be financially independent when raising children. As a former starving healing artist, I used to have all these BS (belief systems/bull shit ideas) that money was evil. Now that I am making a living doing what I love, I realize that it’s not only not evil, it’s freeing and having money in the hands of good peeps can heal the world fast!
Are you done choosing between:
- being rich and being spiritual?
- dating someone spiritual who gets you but who has no cash, and dating someone who has money but who doesn’t understand your High Priestess spirituality?
- a life of love and happiness, and a life of success and wealth?
- living in luxury as an environmental vampire, or living like a peasant as a do-gooder?
- fitting into the mainstream or being this weird alternative rebel who can’t fit in anywhere but an alternative spiritual (aka poor) community?
Then this article is for you my soul searching sister! As a High-Healed Priestess, it’s my job to match juicy spiritual women with their soul purpose BLI$$ness. To do so, we have to integrate the inner spiritual hippie chick (fairy/mermaid/goddess/High Priestess, etc), with the adult grounded human, future mother, career maven, stellar woman, etc.
Let’s talk about how to balance you out to integrate the woo woo and the grounded you…
So you’re a bit of a hippie chick. I dig it… I am one too – or at least I was one throughout my twenties. I still am one at heart – in a big way – though you can’t totally tell it from the outside. See, I wear better clothes now, pay for high-end haircuts, and can actually fit into mainstream crowds. I even own a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. I’m currently hitting up some posh spots Italy in Greece without standing out too much (apart from the fact that my jewelry is way too big and rainbow colored, I have big crazy blond hair, and my dresses are bold and artsy. But they’d never guess that I meditate, talk to fairies, channel, believe in the Law of Attraction, and consider myself a Pleiadian as much as I do an American. Hippie with a capital H, and a mystic too.
What I’ve learned since I graduated from full-time hippie chick university and moved onto living high-end hip & chick as a BLI$$preneur.
I am living my dreams as a high-end spiritual matchmaker, writer, and woo woo woman and I want this for every High Priestess on the globe.
In this post, I’ll share the 3 biggest mistakes we hippie chicks make to sabotage our financial abundance, so you don’t make ’em anymore. And, I’ll give you some gems so that forever after you will have endless prosperity, my hip n’ spiritual sister!
Stop fearing money and diving into dumpsters
When I was a starving hippie chick, I used to dumpster dive for clothes and housewares and would brag about how eco-friendly I was because I hadn’t gone shopping for anything new in a few years. I once literally dove head over heals doing a handstand in a dumpster (it was clean!) dragging about $300 of clothing items out. While this was kinda fun in a way, I never liked and truly feared money. When it came to paying for things, I panicked or froze up. Truth be told, I was just too cheap or poor to afford anything nice for myself and I had low self-esteem issues I didn’t want to deal with or admit to. I had to find excuses to seem like I had my $h*t together (when I in hindsight, clearly didn’t). Really, I was $h%t scared of money, and had no idea how I was going to make it through my fear. My abundance consciousness needed a little massaging to say the least:)
Quit sabotaging streams of income
I was either unemployed, leaving a business I started, planning something new, switching out of something that wasn’t spiritual enough, or moving back in with my parents. Again! Rent is expensive in California, but that wasn’t even a real excuse like I made it out to be – I just wasn’t making more than 4-figures a year! I somehow found a way to avoid receiving money or having to work at all.
Me in my office with a view in Crete, Greece
My crash landing and bounce-back
Then I hit thirty, my life fell apart in almost every way – happy 30th birthday Amanda! I pretty much fell out of my skin and absolutely had to make a change in every aspect of my life. You try getting arrested, losing the man of your dreams, getting kicked out of your housing situation, and dying a shamanic death while on magic mushrooms all in the same month! No, don’t try it..Not recommended at all. After months of panic, humiliation, insomnia, and wanting to leave the planet, I eventually began to sew myself together energetically and financially; and I had to because I was running out of cash and mental stamina.
So I got my first long-term job ever in my life (note, long-term for me means longer than 4 months!). I worked at a high-end (aka snobby and better paying) spa as an esthetician in a chi chi area of Marin, CA for nearly two years. Finally, I committed to something with promise that would pay the bills, weren’t my parents relieved!
Yet I was working for ‘the man’ full-time in a dark spa room doing work that robbed my soul on the weekdays, and doing what I loved on the all-too-brief weekends, while dreading Mondays. Wash, rinse, repeat. I was miserable at work; I felt like I was energetically raping myself, and for what? So I could have health insurance that I rarely used (I use TCM, nutrition, and holistic healing instead)? Or was it so that I could shop at Lululemon and Wholefoods?
The thing was, while working at that spa and making decent money, I realized that I really did like money and the finer thing in life. I didn’t like how I did it – I didn’t like selling my soul to da man or catering to knit-picky snotty women who wanted me to trim their bush because they didn’t get the memo that you have to trim it to half an inch before a bikini wax. Oh God, I can’t believe what I did for money! What a waste of my time; pube trimming was not soul purpose at all (thank God!). I am a High-Healed Priestess for Heaven’s sake.
So after a year or two, I knew I fearlessly had to escape spa-hell to launch my own dream. I knew I’d do whatever it took. “But I’m a hippie girl!” I self-consciously thought to myself. How could I do business if I am just a hippie-chick? Every other business I’d owned had failed financially. Like Ananda Skin Spa, my own organic spa, and Spot Fitness, my nutrition, fitness, and wellness consulting company I ran for expats in Shanghai. All great ideas and visions, never spot on the money. Why? Because I sabotaged them!
Here’s the thing: we hippie chicks are truly a magical and brilliant breed. We’re full of creativity, spark, sensual essence, and often a pinch of extra beauty and magic. Hippie chicks can be really HOT selling items if you think about it! He he he. We also have great ideas once we ground and come to earth.
Lemme break it down for you. Here are three mistakes I made when why I was poor as a hippie chick, and why 99% of the hippie chick community is poor too. I will explain how to start changing that in three simple steps so you can go from starving hippie chick to a stylin’ hip-n’-chick high-end hippie too! Wahoo, I hope that sounds good to you?!
We “don’t like money because money isn’t spiritual.”
Translate: we are fucking afraid of our own Divine Feminine power. We are so petrified by the idea of grounding into our lower-chakras and functioning in the “real world” that we get all dispy-tipsy hippie flaky without taking a reality check for Heaven’s sake. I did this all throughout my twenties. I always said that I would “just manifest everything,” so it would work out, and to be honest I kinda did. But it sucks to live like that forever. How much of an impact can you have on the world if you’re freaking out about how you’re going to make rent or pay for gas? How are you going to manifest a roof over your head for your future kids to be a good mama? How are you going to manifest huge changes in the world through your voice when you can’t even afford a functioning laptop? Money isn’t not spiritual ladies, it’s food for the physical world. And a healthy physical world is going to provide you with a smoother-sailing spiritual world and energetic body. All seven healthy chakras start at the root with a grounded first chakra.
Step one here is to have HUGE compassion for your wounds in the lower chakras. I was in denial about mine, and it wasn’t until a horrific experience of getting dumped, arrested, losing my housing situation, and having my finances fall apart all in one week that I woke up to the fact that I didn’t have it all together. It was just a few weeks before my 30th birthday and I realized that I needed money to grow up, and that I had a lot of current and past life trauma sitting in there. Sexual shame, fear of being powerful, and lifetimes of getting persecuted for being a healer and High Priestess. Ouch, it sucked! My reality check sent me into a spiral of desperation and I took my first full-time job for two years straight. I’m so glad I did it though, because it helped me ground and have a paycheck and pay for stuff, and then transition into being an empowered and successful BLI$$ness owner.
I now love money and money loves me. Affirm that, it feels really yummy. You can be both a hippie chick and rich – I am just that, a rich hippie chick. Ahh, doesn’t that feel good to own?
We focus on fun and forget about what the marketplace needs
If someone is going to pay you loads of money, don’t you think it’s kinda important to think about what they want before they buy, and what they think they need?
Hippie girls often omit one simple step in their business: marketing! Argh, why does that seem so hard for
us? I guess because 99.9% of the marketing out there is crap and not even close to heart-based. We flower children want to change the world and make a difference, so we try to help everyone by spreading our love and light. But without marketing, we are like little children who have no cash and no mic to spread our voices. Listen, clean marketing will spread your message to a marketplace. Marketplace is the place where there is a money exchange. Hippie girls tend to hang out in places where there is NO market. In fact, this is how we best sabotage ourselves financially. We do ‘business’ (or something that resembles business) without anything close to a business plan or strategy or marketing launch. Translation: self-sabotage, letting your inner child run wild, and not focusing on what your audience – the people that pay you by the way – need.
A few years ago I was in Bali and my friend Anna who owns a popular cafe and also a jewelry company told me that she had to learn to make jewelry and products that sell, not just do things from her passion. How sad! I thought. But she explained how when she made all this fun colorful jewelry it would sit there and not sell, and when she made too many of the unpopular dishes, they’d rot. What’s the point of expressing all your creativity if no one’s going to buy?
We own businesses without really treating them like businesses.
We hippie chicks are famous for being spiritual know-it-alls and for breaking rules. We do it so much that we’re like “I’m gonna own a business and not even follow any rules on having a business because that’s no fun!”
Fact, if you charge money for something and it’s your main source of income, that’s called a business. I’m not saying that I want you to do business boring, no, not at all. In fact, that’s why I am a BLI$$ness woman, helping High-Healed Priestesses turn their bliss into 6-figure BLI$$nesses that heal the world in the most blissful way possible.
We do dumb $hit they never recommend in business and act as if it’s spiritual, like procrastinating on getting our message out there because we go play with fairies alll day. Or we discourage a client from working with us because they say they “can’t afford it” yet they invest their money in new clothes, festivals, vacations, etc and they really need our help as healers!
After some intensive healing, some major life changes, and a few miracles, I launched a successful BLI$$ness about a year and a half ago as a Twin Flame Matchmaker
. It’s been an incredible road that I am grateful for and I know it’s because I surrendered my fears to God/dess and have been going balls-out on my mission.
I guess I am a high-end hippie girl now, as well as a grounded High-Healed Priestess. I am free to follow my bliss, both energetically and financially.
I’m currently writing this from Crete, Greece where I am soaking up life to it’s fullest and sending you loads of love; check it out!
I know we high-end hippie chicks are a growing breed… The High-Healed Priestesses are on a rise and we’re bringing our Twin Flames with us!
Gone are the times when we had to choose between being spiritual, and living in luxury. Gone are the times when we had to choose between being free, and having a husband/marital partner.
To your love, your riches, and to your dreams come true, whatever they look like!
Dr. Amanda Noelle
Almost two years ago, I suffered from a neck injury that forced me to suddenly quit my safe job and end my 5-year journey as a licensed esthetician. I was so comfy washing faces, prescribing skin cream, and doing advanced peels for a comfortable income in a dark hidden room. I was good at this work, yet it wasn’t my true passion, nor did it challenge me. I had a liberal arts degree from an Ivy League caliber school, a life coaching certification, and a PhD in transpersonal counseling, yet I had no idea how I’d use these and make money as an alternative healer. So I was stuck working at a posh spa in Marin, California even though I hated it, because the money was good, I got health insurance, and I was “safe” in my little hell.
Then, one day at work, a sharp pain shot through my left shoulder for no apparent reason; by the end of the day, I could hardly move. I had to call in sick for the next month, as I couldn’t stand for more than a minute at a time without the pain becoming severe. At that point I’d just become a part-time employee (so I could build my own business), so I didn’t qualify for disability or unemployment. So I was out of commission, and I wasn’t going to be earning anymore commission any time soon! Basically, I was up sh*t creek.
I think my deep dissatisfaction with my work is what made my body fall apart; my job was literally a pain in the neck.
Yet deep down, I knew it was a sign that it was time to quit my “safe job,” so I listened to my body and quit. My boss pretended to feel sorry for me, but I could tell that he was mainly bummed that I was no longer a financial asset to him. It saddened me that I was a disposable commodity, but it confirmed my decision to take off.
I was trapped in my safe spa job and felt hopeless
I was both excited to be done with esthetician work forever. Yet I was forced to move forward in my career next steps, and it freaked me out… How do I make money as a coach!? How will I live off my own salary? Ouchh, my neck really hurt. I tried not to panic, and tuned into my best vice when I get stuck: prayer.
I meditated and prayed daily. Lying on my back on my couch, there was not much else to do but pray, clarify my business goals, and to start my online marketing launch.
Belly up from that big cozy white couch, I launched my first successful coaching business, Aphrodite’s Apprentice, helping spiritual women attract their Twin Flame. It was a dream I’d had for several years, but finally, I went for it. For I had no other choice!
Me in my office with a view in Crete, Greece
Getting a neck injury was the best thing I could have done for myself; it forced me to jump through the fire that I’d been afraid of and avoiding for years. Through the birth pains, and I created a thriving boutique coaching business; I saw clients from over 30 countries in the world via Skype or phone, and enjoyed it more than ever!
The neck pain subsided immediately after I realized that I was never going to have to go back to the spa again – a job that I’d been feeling stuck at for several years. Knowing that I was forever going to be self-employed, set my own hours, and never have to listen to another boss telling me what to do uplifted me and inspired my healing. When I sent an email to my ex-boss again thanking him and sharing with him my new business success – to no surprise – I never heard back from him.
I don’t recommend blindingly jumping. Always make a solid plan to transition from your day job. I actually had one for, but was scared to implement it. So I had gone back to my spa job part-time and procrastinated on launching my biz for about 6 more months. I had made enough money in my spa job to ease into my BLI$$ness over a two year period living really cheaply. The injury was the last push.
Thanks to my neck, my own courage, and to many divine blessing, it took way less than 6-months to succeed in my BLI$$ness. Within the first month, I’d already made $3,000 to my great surprise.
I am grateful I had that cushion of ca$h so I could attract clients in divine timing, rather than in rushed desperation. Desperation scares clients away; I highly recommend all BLI$$ness women start off having a cash-cushion or steady day-job as their BLI$$ness builds.
Now I run my BLI$$ness from all over the world
While I don’t recommend manifesting a neck injury to cut those golden handcuffs, I do suggest stepping through the fire and launching that soul-inspired business/BLI$$ness sooner than later! For me, I think it took a desperate situation to get me to push past my fear. I hope it doesn’t take this much for you.
What I can say is that I have absolutely no regrets on leaving that fear-based J-O-B, don’t miss the work in the slightest (I thought I might), and I have made more money in way less time being self-employed. I also love and adore my “soulmate clients” as I call my clients, and I love the freedom, creativity, and flexibility I have as a BLI$$preneur.
I now get to live between Europe, Asia, and the US coaching, writing, teaching, and running my BLI$$ness, and it’s truly a dream come true. I so wish you the same BLI$$ings and BLE$$ings to come true and know that each and every one of you have what it takes and that your angels are guiding you.
I believe that BLI$$preneurs are the sexiest species of women on earth
It is time women, time for the Divine Feminine to rise in all aspects of ourselves, espeically in areas where we have shut Her out. And yep, we have shut out the Divine Feminine from so many areas, including:
- In our bodies (hence the high rate of hormonal imbalances, high breast and female cancers, etc)
- In our schools and universities
- In childbirth (hence high rates of C-sections and overuse of drugs in birth)
- In medicine in general (overuse of antibiotics, doctors prescribing treatments as if we have too many organs and not enough natural chemicals inside our bodies)
- In business (!!!)
- In our farming practices
- In our finances and banking systems
- In marriage and relationships
Oh Goddess (Lakshmi, Aphrodite, Ashtar, Innana, Kuan Yin, and all of your many other faces and names!),we are ready to bring you into our world, all the way down to the lower chakras. Business takes place in the lower chakras, and I say it’s time to bring bliss down from the Heavens and do BLI$$ness Divine Feminine style.
The Divine Feminine has been hiding from being big and beautiful in Her path on Earth in sooo many ways, and it’s time to change this! We women have been hiding from the Divine Feminine within ourselves for so long, in every aspects of ourselves and our lives, especially in relationship to the masculine, in business and with money. Oops! Yet finally, we are waking up. Finally!!! It’s OK to play big, receive our abundance and wear fancy gowns and crowns again and prance around the temple as High Priestesses (or modern day High-Healed Priestesses in heels as I call us!) with our soul sistas.
It’s time to stop playing small ladies, because that’s no fun. Let us live boldy and ruthlessly and BIG with our Divine Feminine energies channeling throughout all aspects of our lives: love, business, spirituality, childbirth, our farming practices, friendship, fashion, the way we dance, do our hair, touch our children, etc., etc…
It’s also time to stop self-abusing our bodies/minds/spirits, and to stop letting ourselves get abused by anything or anyone. Eat more kale. Wear more of your favorite colors. Take more time to walk the beach. Move somewhere you’ve always wished to live and quit that job that’s literally killing you on the inside. That’s all a game, an illusion: everything is US, everything is Oneness. You are a powerful goddess holding Her light, the Light of oneness through the Feminine so woot woot, embody it baby!
I used to wear all black in order to appear thinner which was really funny because I was thin, a size 2. I wanted to be that perfect model-thin girl and I tried to keep up with the rich preppy kids at my college and I was so miserable. After ten years of trying to be like a man, I belly flopped and became super feminine and spiritual and I guess you could call me a hippie healer. Now I’ve come back to center and I am helping the Divine Feminine rise through the structures of the Masculine in business, and I’ve seen how easy and beautiful it is to let business meet your bliss and make BLI$$ness.
It’s time to let go of the old funky stinky patriarchal paradigms and systems and to create our own that feel so delicious and alive in our Feminine bodies.
Finally: It’s Time for the Divine Feminine to Rise in Business!
Let’s be honest…We all need money to survive and thrive as living breathing goddesses. And we women are indeed reflections of the Great Goddess herself. So let’s stop treating ourselves as peasants, slave girls, rejects, settling for less, believing that we’re “not good enough” or even “not God enough,” for we are God/godess created in her/his/Oneness’ reflection. Business is simply an exchange of goods or services for money, and money is a form of Divine Love brought through an agreed value-exchange. BLI$$ness, as I call it, is the Divine Feminine way of doing business.
The Divine Feminine is rising on Gaia, and She has been rising slowly but surely for the past 5,000 years since the Her fall in Egypt way back when! We are all awakening, remembering, and reclaiming the Divine Feminine and restoring the sacred connection with her Masculine counterpart, the Divine Masculine. Like the ocean rising worldwide, her Feminine wisdom is returning and restoring the memory of the Ancient Sacred ways of the Goddess. I totally get the vivid image of Aphrodite riding the clam as I write this! Here’s a fun artwork my friend/client/graphic artist Cora Flora created for me:
We women have been controlled by limiting thoughts, The Illuminati (the shadow of our collective consciousness), and we have given up our power through the financial systems, through patriarchal marriages, and by being afraid of money and business. We convince ourselves that business isn’t spiritual and that money is the root of all evil in many lifetimes.
We take vows of poverty and swear that we are more holy because we sever the Divine Feminine from our financial lives. What a hoax! What a mistake! Money is a form of Divine Feminine spiritual love. Love coming through a physical masculine form. It’s kinda sexy just talking about this! The tantra of money fascinates me.
Financial systems are meant to reflect the highest potential and sharing and Love of humankind. And guess what? We aren’t meant to run from this potential. We are meant to connect with the great exchange of money and love. As we do this we will:
- Eradicate all forms of slavery and enslavement, sex trafficking etc
- Free ourselves into abundance and financial wealth
- Step into limitless prosperity
- Quit our day jobs that don’t serve our highest potential
- Allow us to be honored with coins of Gold as Goddesses
- Make love to our money, and live in Holy MatriMoney
- Donate massively to charities
- Rebuild the Goddess Temples, which are friggin expensive and beautiful!
That’s all I have to say for now. What a fun article to write. My BLI$$ness is done for the day. Lovin’ you!
So looking forward to the launch of DrAmandaNoelle.com next week. Can’t wait to share it with you luscious ladies!