MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money, by Naomi Rose

WHEN MONEY IS AN OUTGROWTH OF YOUR INNER WEALTH, IT COMES TO YOU.

You don’t have to “Go Out and Get It.” You only need to connect with your true nature to have all you need.

MotherWealth weaves a magical story of how the death of an old sense of self can bring an endless ocean of treasures from within — including money. This inside-out approach offers a heart-warming perspective on why the patriarchal model of money isn’t working, and what will.

From the “MONEY & THE INNER LIFE” series in the Rose Press Collection. Most of us learn that money is something outside us, and that how much of it we have depends on such factors as luck, hard work, constant attention to getting it, and so on. But our inner life — our connection with, or separation from, our deep nature — is the real key to having what we need, and to trusting life to support us totally.

Print edition: $17.95 / Ebook (PDF): $12.95

ON THIS PAGE:

  • About the book

  • A note from the author

  • Chapter list

  • Excerpts from the book

  • Reviews

  • Purchasing access


From the book:At a time when I was in need of money yet found it hard to push my­self to make money, the process of reaching out to mend the rift with my long-dead mother conferred help in unexpected ways, grace in a place I had not been looking. My mind fumed and sputtered, “What will I do?” but my body told me that the space to have whatever I needed was in me. It was not a matter, this innate knowing said, of “going out and getting”: there was a whole other magnetic, inherent way of having what I needed.

"And so it was. Out of my fears and longings and missteps, I had hap­pened upon a natural phenomenon available to every woman and to every man who blesses that he is of woman born. Without any 'going and getting,' the money I needed just came." (—  From the book)

You don’t have to “Go Out” and get it. You just have to be Home to receive it.

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“In this deeply warm-hearted and beautifully written book, Naomi Rose takes us with her on a very personal and profound journey to discover a woman’s way into the realms of money. She helps us move through our shame around money, and learn an instinctual way to open to allowing our wealth to come to us by giving up going out to get it.” — Barbara Wilder, author, Money Is Love

SOME PEARLS ABOUT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK:

MotherWealth captures the way it feels to value the soul’s journey at least as much as money. The book poignantly addresses on an intimate level what Lynne Twist’s The Soul of Money has done on a societal level: bringing the heart of compassion into our evolving understanding of how money is connected to the soul. One of MotherWealth's valuable contributions is to open the conversation and offer a pathway to wholeness. Read it and join the conversation.” — Kay Sandberg, Former Director,  The Soul of Money Institute

“Naomi Rose is a princess weaving straw into gold, using her experiences and interpretations of deprivation and tragedy as the path to the abundance of The Mother within herself. There are very few books being written today that come close to this kind of genius.” — Judith Avalon, M.A., author, Entering into the Heart of the Mother

“Your book went straight to the core of me and touched me in inexplicable ways. I found myself spontaneously in tears at times. It was as if God Herself were speaking to me. The experience was unquestionably sacred; and because of that, some form of healing took place, though it is not some­thing I can grasp with my normal mind. I only know that your truth reflects my truth; and though I stand close to my faith, your story brings me yet closer.” — A reader

"An interesting exploration into one woman's complicated and highly personal journey to a healthy relationship to her money. Naomi Rose encourages us all to examine our assumptions about money and to be conscious about our behavior around it." — Susan McCarthy, "The Soul Authority on Money Management"; author, The Value of Money; host of the PBS Special, "Money and Emotions"

“Pure joy!” — A Reader


A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

"MotherWealth is about the uniting of our deep, in­ner lives with the way we live on the surface of our lives.

"Money has become a bigger mystery than what it is to be alive, and to my mind we have things backwards.

"Yet we have the ability to turn this breech-birth around by heeding a more Feminine path. Women have a dif­ferent way of knowing; but it is not just for women, it is for all of us. The healing of our relationship with our mothers — and with the Mother — will without fail give us all we need, money included.

"I could easily have written a theoretical work on the subject, or even a perky, bright 'how-to'” As a writer by profession, I have ghostwritten the latter genre many times. But I know that in the depths of our souls, we do not want anyone to give us more rules. We only want them to show us our own true story.

"Thus I show you mine, that you may therein see yours."

 Naomi Rose

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ONE SEASON, ONE YEAR [the book begins],

I was sitting in enforced retreat because I had broken my ankle. I had no choice but to bear my own company minute by minute, and to examine much that I'd been trying to run away from.

Severely restricted by my cast-bound ankle, my lack of funds, and my lack of family support for the first time after the ending of my twenty-three-year marriage, i saw my choices as suicidal despair or a leap of faith. And so I took a deep breath and began to pay attention to what was going on inside me.

“Here I am," I began silently, “alone and deserted, broken and without resources. No money, no work-clients lined up, no cushion of safety, no health insur­ance.” And as I recited this litany of true facts, I noticed that my chest froze in terror, my mouth went dry, and my head was clogged with swirling hot air.

“Here I am,” I repeated, “and while it’s true that I am alone and without funds, I do have the ability to notice the weight of my body on the bed.” And as soon as my attention shifted to my weight, I felt the tug of gravity; and my body eased a bit.

"Here I am. Here I am. Here I am . . . ."

Over 20 years later, my fortunes and inner state and even marital state have largely changed. But there are still times of constriction and forgetfulness, and at such times my awareness of the limitless wealth of Being recedes, leaving me with the old convictions from earlier, harder times. It's at such times that the worry, "Is there enough money?" rears its insidious head, and "What if I won't have enough?" and "What if I can't be enough?" follow, coupled like the rusty car of a train on old, well-grooved tracks.

And it's at such times that "Here I am" is a saving grace a door into the abundance of the moment; an invocation of the MotherWealth available from within, just waiting to be encountered and received, that we might recognize, embrace, and embody Her gifts. 

"Blessings to you for the gift of your story to the world. You brought us right into your process of 'Here I am,' describing it in a way that shows how personal and transforming it can be." — Barbara Hanneloré, Author, The Moon and You: A Woman's Guide to a More Enjoyable Monthly Cycle


A sequel, LIVING IN MOTHERWEALTH, is on its way. Read MOTHERWEALTH now, and prepare the ground.

 
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 A REMINDER OF THE TRUE SOURCE:

 “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; They toil not, neither do they nor spin:

And yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory / Was not arrayed like one of these . . . .”

— Matthew 6:28

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CHAPTERS IN THE BOOK:

Prologue

Chapter 1: The Myth of Going Out to Make a Living

Chapter 2: Following the Threads

Chapter 3: Athena and the Weaver

Chapter 4: A Hunger for Wool

Chapter 5: Tuning

Epilogue

Suggested Readings and Resources

A Checklist of Things to Remember in Order to Enter MotherWealth

  

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EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1:

"THE MYTH OF GOING OUT TO MAKE A LIVING"

So little of me was left from my old life. I was so foreign to myself that the world outside seemed more foreign than ever. And money — the need for it, accu­mulating of it, managing of it, spending, investing, and general grooming of it — took on the proportions of a foreign language in an alphabet that bore no relation to any I’d ever known.

Convinced that I had to learn a whole new, foreign way to survive in order to make money, I would rally myself with Self-Improvement Programs, beginning with a visit to the library. Bustling with productivity, I’d carry home thick books on Money Management, Women and Money, Money and the Di­vorced Woman, Investments for the Savvy Woman, and so on.

But my initial steam quickly vaporized. All bright and perky, aggressive and no-nonsense, these books required a bilingual translator that I didn’t have. And they all seemed to agree that this vibrant, aggressive, individualistic fascination with money and its keeping was a great thing.

I did not want to become a member of their exclusive club, complete with secret language, passwords, and those who were In and those who were Out. I just wanted to know how to survive. . .

[From later in the chapter]:

As I sat on my bed with my ankle in a cast, there was no place to go. There was nothing to do.

I burst out laughing. These exact words were an entryway into a certain form of meditation: “No place to go, nothing to do, just watch the breath.” My frustra­tion at not being able to Go Out to get What I Needed was, seen from a different perspective, an invitation to enter into a retreat.

Retreat was the opposite of Going Out. It meant, to Come In.

Oh, so boring to just sit and breathe. The thoughts I was unable to avoid were so unhappy, frightening, boogeymanish: “What if you never recover? What if you can’t heal yourself, you without health insurance? Were you born with a bucket over your brain? Can you live in the world at all? Who can survive without health insurance, and money in the bank, and a line-up of clients? What, what, what’ll you do, do, do…?”

A freeze-up of breath. No breath. Eyes tight in their sockets. All true. What the voice says, all true.

“No, breathe,” said a more impartial voice. “It’s just fear. Breathe.” A wave of breath begins. Not forced. It has its own life.

Does it? Really? If I don’t force breath, will it breathe for me?

The belly swells in and out like tides rolling off the ocean’s deep.

 

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“Your book went straight to the core of me and touched me in inexplicable ways. I found myself spontaneously in tears at times. It was as if God Herself were speaking to me.” A Reader


BOOK DETAILS:

MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money, by Naomi Rose. Illustrated by Naomi Rose.

Trade paperback, $17.95 / Ebook (PDF), $12.95


ABOUT NAOMI ROSE

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Author Naomi Rose is the creator of "Writing from the Deeper Self," and a book developer residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was raised in a family of writers, and though for years she sought to put this behind her, in time it flowered and became the foundation of her own expression and her service in the world.

This is her website, and the services and products she offers are meant for your nourishment and the encouragement of your flowering.


MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money, by Naomi Rose. Illustrated by Naomi Rose.

Trade paperback, $17.95 / Ebook (PDF), $12.95

 
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EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2:

“FOLLOWING THE THREADS”

“As a child, with my mother watching, smiling, from the shore], I swam in the green lake, surrounded by greener trees, watching the reflected world appear and disappear with a single stroke of my small, swimming hand. At such times I belonged to everything, and bliss was too ornate a word for the deep happiness I knew, just being there, looking, swimming, breathing.

There was nowhere to go, nothing to do. No mountains, no conquering. Why should I want to conquer what held me up and made me buoyant? Should I slice the water with a sword? Should I challenge the trees to bend to my will? No, my beautiful young mother sat on the bank, talking to a friend and smiling at me. I had been made to lie down in green pastures; I had been led to the still waters. I swam inside my own, patient joy.

With the presence of my mother there, in nature where she and I belonged down to the smallest cell of a leaf, the largest sweep of a hill, I could receive the world. It was all there; there was nothing to do but receive it. To make my mark on it was to separate myself from it.

And that I would never do; for all my delight was in expanding to meet the thousand-and-one emissaries of Motherlove: the breeze fragrant with cow dung, the mud squishing between my toes, the fields ripe with wild flowers, lilacs and daisies, dandelions sassy yellow and gone to seed for wishing on. Everything and more was there.

My father might go Out, into the Big World, and I might miss him; but my mother and I were In the embrace of God. What was going Out for, except to take it In, and revel at the wonder of simply being of it?

Book Reviews

 

“In this deeply warm-hearted and beautifully written book, Naomi Rose takes us with her on a very personal and profound journey to discover a woman’s way into the realms of money.

"On her search for answers she finds herself recalling learning to knit at her grandmother's knee, suckling her baby, and playing the piano. Through her very personal and profound journey, she helps us move past our shame around money, and learn an instinctual way to open to allowing our wealth to come to us by giving up going out to get it.”

 Barbara Wilder, author, Money Is Love


"Blessings to you for the gift of your story to the world. You brought us right into your process of 'Here I am,' describing it in a way that shows how personal and transforming it can be."

 Barbara Hanneloré, Author, The Moon and You: A Woman's Guide to a More Enjoyable Monthly Cycle


"At first I speed-read through the book, looking for the ‘how-to’s’ and money-management ideas. ‘Hey, what is this?’ I thought, a bit annoyed. But I took the book home. I stayed up with it all night. I wept, and came out cleansed, and as pure of heart as when I was a girl.”

A Reader


"If you’ve ever felt you couldn’t comprehend mon­ey, how it works, how to get it, its meaning in our lives, this book is for you. As a writer, I was im­pressed with how the author weaves together the universal and the personal.

"The story reveals and il­luminates women’s most vulnerable feelings as they face finances, bringing insight and clarity to where there is much confusion and misunderstanding. It’s also about the relationship between mothers and daughters. And by taking us with her on her own quest to understand money, Naomi Rose ultimately leads us to the meaning of life itself.”

A Reader


MotherWealth captures the way it feels to value the soul’s journey at least as much as money. How we are with money speaks volumes about how we relate to our own inner riches, as the book illustrates through deeply personal, feminine stories and reflections.

"This book poignantly addresses on an intimate level what Lynne Twist’s The Soul of Money has done on a societal level: bringing the heart of compassion into our evolving understanding of how money is connected to the soul. This feminine approach to money and its place in our lives has the potential to connect and heal us. One of MotherWealth's valuable contributions is to open the conversation and offer a pathway to wholeness. Read it and join the conversation.”

 Kay Sandberg, Former Director,  The Soul of Money Institute


"An interesting exploration into one woman's complicated and highly personal journey to a healthy relationship to her money. Naomi Rose encourages us all to examine our assumptions about money and to be conscious about our behavior around it."

— Susan McCarthy, "The Soul Authority on Money Management"; author, The Value of Money; host of the PBS Special, "Money and Emotions"


“Your book went straight to the core of me and touched me in inexplicable ways. I found myself spontaneously in tears at times. It was as if God Herself were speaking to me.

"The experience was unquestionably sacred; and because of that, some form of healing took place, though it is not some­thing I can grasp with my normal mind. I only know that your truth reflects my truth; and though I stand close to my faith, your story brings me yet closer.”  

A Reader


“You know how it is when you’re hungry, and you’re given the perfect morsels, at the right time, in the sweetest way?

"First you don’t believe it; then you really taste it; then you gobble a bit; then you slow down and savor it. And when it’s all gone, you don’t want anything else. You just want to let the flavors steep in your memory, and feed your soul forever. That’s MotherWealth.

A Reader

“After reading MotherWealth I knew I had read a finely crafted literary work which had carefully plumbed the depth of poverty mind and what it is like to be born a woman in this time.

"The story is one which carries the seeker back to her center in a world of scarcity and confusion. Naomi embraces her losses, disillusionments and heartbreaks, undoing her conditioned programming to a false self and finding compassion for her real self. Abandoning the myth of "Going Out to make money," she courageously enters the path of awakening.

"Naomi Rose is a princess weaving straw into gold, using her experiences and interpretations of deprivation and tragedy as the path to the abundance of The Mother within herself. There are very few books being written today that come close to this kind of genius.” 

Judith Avalon, M.A., author, Entering into the Heart of the Mother


“This book isn’t just for women. As a man, I also find this book true—and beautiful. It isn’t just wom­en who have been wounded by having to Go Out. The machismo way of working doesn’t work for any of us.”

A Reader


“This book is like Holy Scripture.”

A Reader

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