Hi, and welcome! to this Heart-Shaped Life interview series : )
In a heart-shaped life, you follow your heart to create a life of joy, balance and presence, doing what you love every day. We’re all in different stages on our journey of creating a life we really love. And I believe we all have valuable experiences and wisdom to share.
So in these interviews I’m chatting with some amazing souls that are leading life from their hearts. And I hope these conversations inspire you to also take big bold steps towards your own heart-shaped life.
This interview is with Angela Maree of Heal Thy Money Co.
Angela is a multi-passionate, multi-talented lightworker based in Melbourne Australia. She works locally with women to help them move, cherish, love and transform their health through her pilates practice and nutritional coaching. She also works nationally and internationally with lightworkers, pilates and yoga instructors, studios, health and wellness businesses, coaches, therapists, healers and spiritual entrepreneurs of any kind to help them heal their relationship with money, be more in control of their money and build a life and business that is wildly abundant. I’m excited to hear more about her journey to fulfilment and success!
Hi Angela, please tell us about what you do and what you love :)
I’m the founder of Heal.Thy Money Co, which is an accounting business with a spiritual twist! I combine my skills, intuition, compassion and soul purpose to help heart-centred entrepreneurs simplify and take control of their money. I believe this will enable them to shine brighter and be of their highest service, which creates a ripple effect of love and light.
When did you start running your very first business, and what was it?
I started my first business 5 years ago when I left the corporate world as an accountant to teach pilates. At the same time I created a website that had videos and blog articles about pilates and movement.
How did things evolve from there?
My business has evolved as I have evolved in my personal life. I went on my own journey of self-love which included a health transformation. I became incredibly interested in nutrition and saw the positive effects it had on my life, so I ended up studying nutrition and also coaching and started doing health and nutrition coaching. My journey of self-love continued as I went through a relationship breakdown. This was a catalyst for some deep healing work, that strengthened my self-love muscle, opened up my intuition and spiritual connection. Interestingly, the healing work I did helped tremendously with my own money mindset and energetic blocks I had around earning money in my business, which has led me to integrate money mindset coaching into my business. I believe my business will continue to evolve as I do, and this is the most wonderful thing about having your own business. You can truly make it a reflection of you and share your uniqueness with the world.
Was it clear for you from a young age what you wanted to do for a living, what would bring you joy and give your life purpose, or has it evolved over time?
No, it was not clear what I wanted to do from a young age. What was evident even as a little girl was that I thrive on variety and learning new things. This has led me to be multi-passionate, with lots of interests. I’m always studying something new! Hence I’ve had many ideas and have tried different paths. My purpose has definitely evolved over time, and will continue to evolve. I believe my purpose is to share my story and journey of self-love and healing. This journey is an ever-unfolding one, so the way this purpose is expressed through my business will also be ever-unfolding.
Would you say you are introverted or extraverted? and would you describe yourself as highly sensitive or an empath (highly sensitive to others’ feelings)?
I’m introverted with a bit of extravert. I grew up in a big family so have always drawn energy from being around others. However, as my journey of self-love has evolved I have become more and more appreciative of my alone time, and have now found a beautiful way to draw energy from that.
Yes, I’m highly sensitive and empathic. I’ve always known this to a degree, with my friends often commenting that this is a beautiful strength they admire in me. It was through the deep healing work I did at the relationship breakdown / breakthrough moment that I developed a deep understanding of this, how it has played out in my life and relationships with my parents, family, friends and partners, and also to see it as an incredible gift that I love about myself.
How does your unique personality (like your introversion or being an empath) influence your life and how you run your business?
Empathy is at the core of my values on which my business is based. My vision is to bring more love and light into the world. The accounting world generally sits at the other end of the spectrum. I seem to be an anomaly in the industry! I tend to see myself as running a spiritual business that happens to include accounting. Heal.Thy Money is centred around helping empaths with something as incredibly practical as numbers and I bring my intuition, empathy and compassion to that. It is what makes me and my business unique. I’m completely owning that part of me!
Do you use your intuition in your business, when and how did you start using it and what were your experiences and your results?
Yes, I use my intuition in my business. With my clients I use it to tune into their experience of money, to bring calm, clear guidance from the heart (not the head), that works to simplify and reduce any anxieties and stress.
I also use it with how I work in my business. To help move through fear, energetic blocks and resistance, I tune in to hear the whispers of my soul, I pay attention to synchronicities, messages I get in my dreams, and then I take the next step on the journey. I’m a recovering perfectionist, so this is something I have to keep practicing, not knowing the whole path ahead can be challenging, but learning to trust and surrender to the universe is important. Without that, you can freeze and not take that first/next step.
Have you experimented with using energy work or work on your own mindset to help you grow your business and to attract clients?
I love this question. Yes, through the deep healing work I did I was using mostly energy work – meditations that access your sub-conscious where I would feel into the emotions in my body, release them and replace them with love and light from source.
I continue to use this to work through any blocks and resistance that show up, including fears around money, which link directly into client attraction and business. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of having money and what that might mean for your relationships, what people might think of you, and depending on how you view money, what that would make you, fear of not being good enough – these are all fears that show up when you are trying to start and grow a business.
As I’ve released these fears I notice that my business progresses forward effortlessly, clients show up, connections happen. You end up linking into the flow of the universe. This process was so transformative for me that I turned it into my Heal Thy Money Mindset Method so that I could share it with others.
Also, before I connect with clients, or teach a webinar or a class, I spend a few moments in meditation connecting with my heart and filling my body up with love and light. This helps me to then connect with others from my heart, rather than my head, and it is this simple change in energy I think that makes all the difference. Other people can sense that love and light and it makes them feel warm and connected to you.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t actually change a thing. There have been many twists and turns, back-tracks and side-steps, but they have all been necessary steps to get me to where and who I am today. I have all this insight and wisdom from the experiences of my journey and it is these experiences and the process of learning and healing from them, that enables me to bring compassion to what I do and how I serve others.
If there was one thing, it would be to learn to trust and surrender, let go of trying to control the outcome of everything, because that doesn’t work, it only leads to stress, worry and anxiety.
What has been your most significant insight for your heart-shaped business in the past year?
Linking my business to my core value. The realisation that helping others to simplify and take control of their money can help bring more love and light into the world was a transformational moment. From that point my business went from simply being an accounting business, to one that I deeply loved and was passionate and driven to make it work.
What are your top tips for people embarking right now on creating their heart-shaped life (making a living doing what they love)
My advice would be to just take a first step. Start with that thing that lights you up now. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure if its your life purpose or not. You don’t have to be super clear on your purpose or how your business will look. It can and WILL evolve over time. If you don’t take that first step you can get stuck in ‘analysis paralysis’ and end up going nowhere, staying stuck in that job you don’t really like.
Do you have any daily or weekly routines, habits or rituals that really help you in your life and business?
Yes, rituals, habits and routines I believe are essential and the key to succeeding in both life and business. I have designed my lifestyle and business to ensure I have the time to include these in my day.
My morning ritual involves getting up at 5.30am and share trading on the US market before it closes (I’m in Australia). I then spend 30-60 minutes meditating, which includes feeling love in my body and setting an intention for the day. I then head off for some exercise, either crossfit or a yoga class depending on how I’m feeling. When I get home Imake a healthy breakfast and bulletproof coffee. By this time it is around 9.30am and I’m ready to get started with some work.
If I’m feeling flat, or noticing that I’m stressed, blocked or in resistance I will take some time at the start of the day to work through that with some healing energy work and meditation to help clear it. I’m generally much more productive and can work more in creative flow if I’ve cleared these blocks.
Because I have some time most days working from home, I take the time to cook up healthy meals and freeze them in portion sizes. Making sure I have some healthy food on hand at all times makes it much easier to stick to my healthy eating habits.
Because I’m up so early, I make sure I’m in bed by 10pm. I spend a few moments in meditation and connecting to what I feel grateful for and feeling love in my body. I then ask for some guidance from my oracle cards on what I need to know right now for my highest good. Then I settle in for sleep with a sense of peace, calm and love in my body.
What books have made a major difference for you in your life or business?
There are so many books, but one that really stands out is ‘The Journey of Souls’ by Michael Newton. This opened up my mind and gave me a much higher perspective of why we are here, our soul’s journey and purpose, which is to learn and grow. It really helped to develop and strengthen my spiritual connection.
Who inspire you? Who do you follow?
Gabrielle Bernstein, Marie Forleo, Ben Harvey from Authentic Education in Australia on creating a spiritual business. Melanie Tonia Evans was a saviour in my healing journey. There are so many people on social media now sharing beautiful messages of love and light. I love that my social media is full of love, light and inspiration when I open them.
What is next for you and your business?
I’ve created a unique 12 Step Heal Thy Money Mindset Method that is now an online course! It pulls together the transformation process I used to heal my money story. We start by looking at your current state, then it moves into a healing phase where you receive the spiritual tools to release fears and blocks, and then we rewire your money beliefs to set you up for success at connecting to the flow and abundance of the Universe.
What have you created that can help us on our journey of creating our heart-shaped life?
You know how women, especially spiritual and conscious women, have an innate, deep feeling of lack, scarcity, low self-worth and martyrdom that has been handed down from their mothers, grandmothers, ancestral lineage and female collective as a whole, acting as a major block to money, flow and abundance in their life and business?
Well, I help them transform these sub-conscious beliefs and smash through their glass ceiling to enable them to play a bigger game and be of their highest service to the world, using my unique 12 Step Heal Thy Money Mindset Method.
You can register for Angela’s FREE Masterclass ’12 Steps to Heal Thy Money Mindset’ here: https://healthymoney.co/masterclass-heal-thy-money-mindset/
Angela is the founder of Heal.Thy Money and a Chartered Accountant (20 years!), Lightworker, Empowerment Coach, Pilates Instructor, Health and Nutrition Coach and lover of all things mind, body and soul.
She combines her skills, compassion, intuition and soul purpose to help you simplify your numbers, be more in control of your money and build a life and business that is wildly abundant. It is time for you to step into your worth to give and receive freely and abundantly.
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