Poking around in my treasury of random oddities and wonder (as reported here) I discovered January 25 is paper currency day in the U.S., honoring the establishment in 1862 of Legal Tender Notes aka United States Notes.
That IS an odd fact to be noting in one’s journal, and you might well ask what it was doing there. I can’t be sure (and that’s part of the fun of deciphering old brain trails), but I think I was musing about money in connection with the movement initiated in the 90s by mailartist Julie Jefferies aka ex posto facto. Fluxus Bucks were exchanged through the global network of mailartists, and those who received Fluxus Bucks were asked to modify them in some way before passing them on. So in truth, each “buck” had added value every time it was moved back out in the stream.
Now there’s a concept that delighted me back then and something I still think about.
I like to think I do my small part to add value to our “official” currency. I work with it very intentionally. I energetically clear all paper money that comes to me, and I bless it all before sending it out. In the scheme of things it’s a pretty tiny thing, but still, it delights me to know that I’m sending out happy joyful money into the Universe.
But even so, I have to say I’m pretty sure money would be a lot happier and much more fun to handle if each bill were a colorful bit of traveling art. Why ever not?! Take a peek at this site with photos of some colorful currency. Half way down the page is one of my faves – the Dutch sunflower (with a bee!) guilder. It’s not in circulation any more having been replaced by Euros, which makes me a bit sad.
A world without bee currency is missing something, and to address that important need I’ve created the first run of Honey Money. No need for any specific denominations, this Bank of Prosperity note is valued at “more than enough.”
Because I believe in sharing the wealth, if you’d like your own Honey Money let me know and I’ll send you one.
And if you’ve got your own ideas about currency designs, names, or necessary money mojo please do leave a comment. I’d love to hear. Who knows, maybe the next issuance from my Bank of Prosperity printing press will pay tribute to your financial wizardry.
In abundance we trust! Once again, Deborah, you express unlimited creativity and grace, and lots of fun! I would love to receive a honey money–and I think you have a spectacular idea,! You once again express, as we always enjoy and look forward to, your stunning combination of elegance and fun!!
Oh Irene thank you – you always make me so loved! And I’ll get some honey money out to you pronto.
I am blown away by this. Such a simple thing indeed. I am going to immediately start cleansing and blessing money that comes my way. What a gorgeous idea.
And your site is pretty too! 😀
Yes, I’d love some honey money.
In abundance we trust!
Yay Arwen – the way I look at it the more money blessing the better! And thanks for the compliment – I appreciate it.
I’ll pop you an email to get your snail address and then send off some honey money. In abundance we trust!
What a fabulous thought! It surely would make getting paid so much brighter. Can you imagine colorful, artful denominations- just wild! I love it. And I would be thrilled to receive some honey money also, thank you so much!
Yes, how fun to have heaps of joyful colored arty currency! Makes me smile thinking about it.
Keep an eye out for an email from me so I can get your address to send you that honey money.
Oh fun! I definitely want one! I agree with you that the sunflower was very beautiful currency. I like the idea of putting something sweet on the bils and may do this going forward. What a great post!
Live prosperously, everyone!
Your “live prosperously” comment got me to thinking about wouldn’t it be cool if we offered that little benison every time we exchanged money with someone.
I’m delighted to send you some honey money. Watch for an email from me so I can get your address.
I love your idea of clearing the money! I had never thought of that but it is an awesome way to see the world as bigger than just us and do our part to increase the vibration of the world…money is such a challenge for so many…I can only imagine the wide range of emotions and energies “stuck” in each bill as it goes about it’s life.
Also gives a whole new meaning to money laundering…YOU GO GIRL!
Yes Michele I agree – money is such a focus of challenging thoughts and beliefs and the act of handling money can simply bring them all up unchecked. And then we make way to pass those vibrations out into the world more widely. Our little paper missives. How much nicer to send them off sparkly fresh imbued with love. And LOL – I joyfully embrace the title of money launderer!
Yes, very nice indeed to send them off this way 🙂
Deborah, LOVE it! When you asked for more currency name & design ideas, my brain got loud with things like Henny Penny! Turkey Lurky! And the joy of reading children’s books aloud. I’ll email you my address as I, too, would like a bit of Honey Money. Thank you for the money laundering, also. 🙂
LOL – YES to Henny Penny and friends, and all the joys of reading children’s books aloud!
And I’ll get a bit of honey money out in the mail to you.
Deborah I absolutely love how you energetically clear all paper money that comes to you and bless it before you send it out. Thank you for sharing this, it’s something that has stuck with me now and I will do so myself. What an awesome way of creating happy joyful abundance in our world.
I checked out the website of colourful currencies. There sure are some interesting ones. Someone had fun designing those. I would love some honey money also please and thank you. 🙂
I’m delighted the clearing and blessing practice appeals to you and you’ll be doing it Suzanne. It’s simple and yet feels so powerful to me. And I think the more of us putting love mojo into the money stream the better it is. Yes!
And I’m happy to slip some honey money your way.
We lived in Australia in the 70’s and they were changing their coins. I kept some of the old ones with the animals. It’s interesting that people of another country respect a foreign currency more than the locals. Thanks for the post.
I suppose part of that increased appreciation Sheila is the novelty. We tend not to really see what we handle routinely so something that captures our attention becomes more significant.