The Money Hangover: The Dangers of Excess Cash That No One Talks About.
I remember the day my best friend and I were video-chatting and her energy spiked up so loudly that it jolted me from the other side of the world.
I was being my usual distracted self when I jerked my head into the camera. I saw her face hiding behind a blurry white sheet of paper that turned out to be a check for $15,000. She plunged herself fully into manifesting five figures as quickly as possible.
Maybe it was overworking herself into exhaustion for a scanty $200 for every website she designed with sales funnels and course creation, or that she wasn’t saturated in resistance because she’s never tried and failed at making five figures through the sheer power of will. Whatever it was, she slayed.
For the first time in her life, she didn’t overextend herself to call in the cash. A back-order check arrived, and it blew up anything she thought she knew about money manifestations.
For the first time, I felt this separation between me and them. All I kept seeing were seasoned coaches talking about how they made their first four, five, or six figures in less than a month. And now my best friend was one of them. There was this acceleration that I couldn’t get behind or connect with.
It was almost like they snapped their fingers, went somewhere else, and then came back as quickly as they disappeared. I didn’t see or understand what happened, so I had no idea how to replicate it in my own life.
The closest I’ve ever come at that point was witnessing someone close to me exhilarated from the effects I was blind to. One of the other things I didn’t see was the money hangover. It’s the insidious secret that no one talks about. They only brag about the flashy “I made a shit ton of cash” vibe without sharing the nitty-gritty details.
It then becomes this one-dimensional celebration that everyone wants in their own lives without having a strong understanding of what it all actually means.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not bashing or discouraging accelerated cash flow. It has a way of cracking open possibilities and activating you in unexpected ways. But I’m also big on sustainability, and it’s been so important for me that I’ve been rationing my maximum cash intake to prevent the money hangover, something I’ve fortunately never had to experience.
When you set the intention to manifest outrageously large sums of cash that your mind can’t even fathom, doubts don’t even arise because the very notion is ludicrous. It’s in the absence of resistance that the cash floods into your life, and much like an invigorating waterfall that surges, it’s consuming.
And that crash is rough! No wonder why so many entrepreneurs spike between high and low income months.
What’s even more wonderful than high high’s are consistent cash flows. It can be digestible or audacious amounts of money, and when you prepare yourself for the amount of money you call in, you avoid the money hangover.
The money hangover’s an energetic collision that takes place when you don’t properly hold space for the amount of money you make, so your energy suffocates to make room for the money at your own expense. It took my best friend three weeks to receive five figures, and three months to recover from the energetic money hangover.
For the first time, I realized that the reason why I didn’t get it is because I wasn’t drunk or high. I never saw the room spinning because nothing was actually speeding up. And that’s the way I want it to be. I want to be cognizant and expand my financial baseline each time I call in more money. I don’t want to slow down, so I don’t speed up or rush the process.
Instead of making a quick buck, most of my energy goes into preparing for the money I want to call in. It’s worked well for my clients and me. I integrate myself in the energy of already having the money. I imagine spending it in specific ways, and I check in with my body about how it makes me feel.
If it makes me queasy, I know I have some worthiness issues around it and I work through it. Other times I discover that I don’t want to spend the money in ways I thought I wanted to, so I reevaluate what my true desires are. There are times I’m excited but nervous. But when I’m most aligned, I feel at peace. Spending money feels natural and it has an almost sedative quality. That’s what I seek.
When I give money a purpose, it just flows into my life. It’s not forced and it takes work, but it feels vibrantly natural. So the next time you find yourself tempted to jump on the bandwagon of accelerated cash flow, give a little thanks to my bestie who roughed it for us so we don’t have to. Let’s learn from her experiences and focus more on sustainability.
Get clear on what you want, why you want it, and prepare for it.
Jaymie Yang is a shapeshifter of reality and a badass energy bitch who feels everything, aka an empath. She has a provoking quality that activates your deepest fears, so you can transmute them. Being a nonconformist herself, her passion is to support other wildly untraditional women and navigate them in designing the life of their dreams. She’s a Mindset Coach and a Harmonizing Energy Healer. She hosts workshops and facilitates women who are exploding with brilliant ideas to streamline them in soulfully strategic ways.