People often have an odd relationship with money. Not surprisingly because it is the cause of many an evil. But in that case it has not been handled well.
Money to a person may mean freedom and power. Freedom to do as one feels the need to.
If one has a strained relationship with money it implies that one casts doubt on one’s own capabilities to organize, or to constrain greed.
Money may give wider scope to one’s development, creativity, free from financial worries and limitations. It requires self-confidence, though, and a sense of responsibility. To demonstrate dominance over the attraction of money means to be able to save it instead of converting it immediately in possessions. It has become ingrained in modern life and facilitated by the tax system, to spend more than one earns, to live on credit. This means a loss of freedom because one’s debt blocks the way.
A credit balance in the bank means liberty to move as one feels. The person who saves is free. Money does not burn a hole in his pocket, he is prepared to scale down his expenses to save a little, invest properly.
He should not become stingy, though. If his love for a fat bank balance gains so much the upper hand that he/she becomes a miser unable to help another person in need, the scale is tipped. The result is an accumulation of possessions that clutter existence instead of enriching it.
Money flows to a person who shows being detached in his spending and saving it – a good steward.