Your beliefs are the underlying guidance system for your life. Whatever you believe to be true is what you will continue to gravitate toward – even without your conscious awareness!
For example, if you believe that you cannot earn more than a certain amount of money, you will subconsciously choose situations that reinforce such a belief. You will get a job that only pays that amount. Or you will block money from coming to you in other ways. If, by chance, you do manage to attract more money from another source, you will subconsciously create circumstances that require the use of the extra money so you are set back to your original money threshold again.
The biggest challenge in dealing with limiting financial beliefs is that they usually reside below your conscious level of awareness. You may have a vague feeling that something isn’t right, but you don’t know exactly what.
Instead, you keep bumping up against obstacles in your day to day experiences. You’ll set goals to make more money or achieve a greater level of success, and then do everything in your power to sabotage your efforts. You’ll yearn for an easier way of life, but keep insisting that hard work is the only way to get where you want to be (despite seeing with your own eyes that hard work will only get you so far!).
Identifying limiting beliefs about money is easy once you know how.
The first step is to make a list of statements that you suspect are true. For example:
– Making money is hard work.
– I have a lot of financial blockages.
– I can’t seem to get ahead no matter what I do.
– My life is filled with struggle.
– Other people have it easy; I have it hard.
– I’ll probably never be successful or lucky.
– I want to do better, but I don’t know how.
Once you have a list of statements written down, read each one out loud and then consider how you feel about what you just said. Do the words resonate with you? Do you feel a sense of defeat or agreement with them? You’ll probably discover that they ring true for you emotionally, even if logically you know that they are not exactly accurate.
Now for contrast, write a list of statements that you want to be true. For example:
– I make money easily.
– I always have plenty of money.
– I make a lot of money doing work I love.
– I pay my bills easily each month.
– I am successful.
– I am wealthy.
– I am the luckiest person I know.
Now read each of these statements out loud and notice how you feel after you say it. Do you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel angry or frustrated? Do you feel like you are lying?
If any “negative” emotions come up, it’s a clear sign that you do NOT believe what you just said.
Why is this important to know?
Because if you want to begin attracting more money into your life, you will have to clear those negative beliefs! Ideally you want to be at the place where reading those positive statements rings true for you, just like the negative statements a few minutes ago did.
Ready to Attract More Money?
There are two key aspects to attracting money and abundance into your life. Most people know about the first one, which involves visualizing, meditating, using affirmations, and other popular manifesting techniques. The other aspect involves being OPEN to RECEIVE the abundance you are attracting. Do you know how to be open to receive?