So after reading a very informative article about the do's and don'ts of modern day allowances I began thinking it was time for my 7 year old to learn how to manage money. It's never too early to see how far a dollar doesn't stretch.
Fortunately my husband thought differently. He reminded me to consider spiritual principle not earthly fears and philosophies.
I grew up hearing phrases like "money doesn't grow on trees", "you have to work hard for money" and the biggest one-"we can't afford that!" Twenty plus years of rigorous spiritual studies hasn't erased these old tapes playing in my head.
I see where my thought process was off in the beginning, 'teaching Mecca how far a dollar doesn't stretch.' As a divine outpicturing of God, why does she need to stretch a dollar?
Religious and spiritual texts teach about the abundant nature of God and the universe. Over and over I am called to remember that "Abundance is our Divine Birthright", that "The supply of the Universe is limitless" and "I can be, do or have anything I can imagine and beyond." There are countless expressions to lean on but unless I'm actively practicing them they are just words on a page.
With all this said, we decided not to give Mecca an allowance. Instead we talk to her about her ability to manifest whatever she wants from the quantum field. Our intention is for her to stay connected to her true source (God) and to call forth what she desires without the limitations of money.
There is definitely a challenge to this approach. She enjoys buying things with the money she receives as gifts and gets disappointed when she doesn't have enough to buy something. But we emphasize to her of all the things she has manifested without money like her first bike our neighbor gave her or the skateboard she found.
Most of her things come from me and my husband but I do feel we are on the right track. If someone had told me I was perfect and divine and talked to me about manifesting when I was a kid I might have a different relationship with money today. We all have the opportunity to bring a new paradigm of prosperity to the next generation in spite of the beliefs we were raised with. Day by day I practice expanding my consciousness to embrace spiritual truths and turn away from worldly dogmas that teach a life of fear, struggle and sacrifice. For now, no allowance for Mecca.