Doorway 2: Money, Possessions & Values

Our next Doorway on the map of the Goddess Revolution leads to the Second House of personal resources, what you value, and how you spend what you have, whether it is your time, money or attention. Doorway 2 corresponds with Taurus, ruled by the planet Venus, named for the Goddess of Love. This house shows what matters to you, and how much you prioritize those aspects.

Some spend a lot of energy collecting and caring for physical things. Others are more focused on ideas and ideals. This house shows what you value most and what your values (both conscious and unconscious) are. Your sense of value, or self-worth, is also housed here.

This is very different ground than that which we covered in Doorway 1 – The Self. Here, you discover a deeper level of who you are and what makes you tick.

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on money, possessions, and values to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. Joseph Campbell

Don’t despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret. Ben Okri

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Goethe

Questions

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • What anchors you when you’re in crisis: people, places or things?
  • If there were a fire in your home, what would be the first thing you take with you?
  • What are the 3 things that matter most to you?

Resources

Personal Values Assessment. Discover what you value most. Together with your beliefs, they are what drives your decision-making.

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