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Scarcity...Or Opportunity?

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Money is a sore topic for a lot of people, and it is particularly challenging for many Pagans.  For me, money is an entity with whom I'm frequently locked in a complicated and often adversarial dance.  I like having money.  I don't feel the need to be filthy rich (though that would be nice,) but just to have enough and then a little more would be ideal. I frequently worry about whether there is enough, and this causes me to focus on money more than I feel I should be.

At the end of 2013, I lost my long-time, full time job.  Since then, I have been freelancing, depending on unemployment, and working a part time corporate job. My success has been...mixed.  Let's just say that, even with two incomes (one and a half, really,) things are tight.  The issue of scarcity and the subject of money are in my face, viscerally, every day.  Add in the fact that I'm kind of spoiled and have been struggling with giving up "wants" (I have done well with it, but I still have a…