I am open and receptive to Abundance, Prosperity and Money from unexpected and expected sources!!!
What blocks us from receiving prosperity?
#1: Childhood Messages: We are often told a list of negative messages from our parents or other people in our childhood whether they be verbal or silent messages. For example, we may have had parents who said things such as:
Money doesn’t grow on trees!
Rich people are stuck up!
Money is the root of all evil!
#2: Non-verbal Messages:
The obstacles that prevent us from receiving prosperity may simply be the beliefs we were taught or the conditions in which we lived.
Did we grow up in poverty or hungry or believing that it was normal to live pay cheque to pay cheque? Did we internalize messages from our parents that money caused problems with relationships because they continually fought over it? Did we grow up believing that money is intrinsically a reward and punishment system where we are rewarded when we do what others want such as our chores and punished when we fail to live up to other’s expectations? Did we grow up with one parent who was good with money and another that was poor at saving it and there was perpetual conflict with spending and saving? Did we grow up being given hand-me-downs or shopping at thrift stores or counting pennies and therefore believe that we deserve second best or we always have to worry about saving or spending money?
There are countless messages that we receive throughout our lives that affect the way in which we perceive money. These are deep-rooted beliefs about money. It is not simply enough to say affirmations regarding abundance and prosperity.
#3: The belief that money is evil:
What we need to remember is that money is simply energy and we exchange it for a service or something in which we desire. William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet states, “Nothing is neither good nor bad; but thinking makes it so.” Which is exactly true regarding money. Money, in and of itself is simply matter that has been reformed from trees (so, in fact, money does grow on trees!) and created by humans to symbolize power and energy. With money, we have the power to purchase things for ourselves and it is energy that we exchange for things such as food or shelter.
Bringing About Change & Prosperity in Our Lives:
What can we do to bring to the surface these negative beliefs regarding money?
We can look in the mirror and ask ourselves this question: “What scares me most about money is”…and notice what answers come up. Next, we need to ask ourselves from whom or where did we learn these limiting beliefs. We then need to have a conversation with whomever taught us these things – the good news is that the person does not have to be present or alive – you simply need an empty chair and imagine this person in it. Sit down across from this person and begin a conversation as follows:
Why did you teach me this belief? (Wait for his/her answer.)
What happened in your life that you began to believe that (money is the root of all evil)?
As you progress in the conversation you can continue to ask this person questions as they come up – you can even switch chairs and speak from their perspective and then switch back to your own chair to ask more questions.
At the end of the conversation two things should happen: One is that you have a better understanding of this person and their own limiting beliefs about money and the second is that you tell them that you are willing to forgive them for teaching or passing on these limiting beliefs. Thank them for trying to help you deal with money and then tell them that their beliefs no longer serve you and you are releasing these beliefs.
We must first bring to the surface these limiting beliefs. Then, we must be willing to release them and believe that they no longer serve us. And most importantly, begin to replace these old beliefs with new, positive ones about money. Below are just a few examples of the ones you can formulate for yourself:
I am willing to receive abundance in my life.
There is abundance of money, love, prosperity in life for me.
Life supports and cares for me.
I am rich in all areas of my life and money flows to me from many sources, expected and unexpected.
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