Last year my reverend gave a series of talks on a book he read entitledÂ Twelve Powers in You.Â The book describes Â physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the 12 powers inherent in each of us. Fascinated by these talks, I’ve decided to expand on them through the money perspective that I often see things, being a financial planner.
Wisdom is making good judgments, either from experience or knowledge.
Spiritually, wisdomÂ isÂ being able to balance our head and our heart, faith and love, intellect and intuition.
Emotionally (soul),Â wisdom is often passed down from parents and their ancestors. We often judge people and things based on how our parents saw the world and taught us.
Physically,Â wisdom is represented by our 7 endocrine glands: pineal, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, pancreas, testes or ovaries, and adrenalin glands. These glands are energy centers fueled by hormones that reflect balance or imbalance byÂ our judgments.
What does wisdomÂ have to do with money?
Wisdom is being able to make balanced choices with your money. Save or spend. If we spend all our money, and don’t save, we run the risk of not being able to retire. We know we have to set aside some money in order to do things that we want to do in the future, but sometimes we don’t have the discipline to do so. We may have been raised with the habit of spending everything now. Likewise, we may have been raised with the habit of saving. Whichever side you fall on, it’s important to recognize it, and figure out the best way to move forward. If you were raised in a spending household, you may need to learn how to save by getting advice or reading books or websites. If you were raised in a household that saved everything and did/spent very little, you may need to learn how to enjoy your present life by spending on things you enjoy.Â Each of the glands represent a relationship we have around money:
Adrenalin reflects our ability to take action with money. Save or spend is a prime example.
Ovaries/Testes reflects our ability to develop or create, maybe earn income.
Thyroid represents our ability to spend, change, or metabolize money into an expression of life we enjoy.
Pancreas represents how we digest our spending habits. If we are happy, or unhappy with our consumption habits.
Thymus represents your ability to spend compassionately, which opens your heart and strengthens your immune system.
Pituitary reflects your ability for growth. Specifically your ability to raise your level of thinking around money. For example, feeling worthy of a large raise or increased income.
Pineal gland reflects our ability to be awake, or make conscious spending choices all around. I find it interesting that the hormone associated with the pineal gland, melatonine, is the only hormone you can buy over the counter without a prescription. Maybe we’re suppose to be asleep?… with our finances.