Money is Energy: Spend it Wisely – Part 1
From a young age, we begin to piece together our financial ‘story’. You see, most of us grow up with the beliefs we’ve been given – based on the personal experiences and belief systems of others.
These beliefs aren’t our own, yet we allow them to shape the way we think about and experience certain areas of our lives – one of the main ones being money.
Whether it’s our upbringing, the media or even the opinions of strangers, there are a great deal of external influences responsible for creating our ‘financial blueprint’. This is the ‘story’ we tell ourselves about money; defining the relationship we have with our finances throughout our lives.
Some people have grown up to believe that money – or a lack of it – is something to be feared. They grow up forever in the shadow of their money worries. On the other hand, there are some people that grow up confident in the belief that money comes freely and with ease. From the outside looking in, it would appear that these people attract money wherever they go.
Do you recognise yourself in either of these examples? Your relationship with money is no doubt a complex one; and as hard as it is to admit, your financial ‘story’ could be one of the main reasons you’re not enjoying the abundance you yearn for.
If your relationship with money is entirely based on the experiences and beliefs of others, perhaps it’s time you did a little thinking of your own? Do these beliefs suit you and your financial aspirations? Or are they keeping you stuck in a rut of money worries?
Let’s consider a common misconception about money – money only comes to those that work hard. If this is true, then why isn’t the cleaner from your office building earning a hefty sum? Every day you see them working tirelessly and yet you can presume that they aren’t very well off. When you begin to look a little closer at everything you’ve come to believe about money, you’ll notice that things aren’t always what they seem.
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Where Are You Spending Yours?
If you’re unhappy with your finances, it’s time you changed your financial ‘story’. Remember – everything in our lives is made up of energy – our thoughts, our words, our emotions. So, it goes without saying that our money, too, is made up of energy. This energy, like everything else, is impacted by the thoughts, words and emotions we fuel it with.
So – are you filled with despair every time you look at your bank balance? Then you need to take an honest look at your ‘financial blueprint’. You need to uncover once and for all the negative thought patterns and limiting belief systems blocking your potential to enjoy money.
Below are some of the more common limiting beliefs people have about money. Take a look – what misbeliefs have you been holding onto?
- Money has to be earned the hard way. It doesn’t grow on trees!
- I’m not from a wealthy family…money doesn’t come easily to people like me.
- I can’t afford to buy…that house/car/holiday/dress.
- Money can’t buy you happiness!
- I’m just not very good with money.
- Money is a limited resource – we can’t all be millionaires!
- Money is the root of all evil.
Now, looking at these common limiting beliefs about money, it’s time to expose some of your own.
When you think about money, what emotions begin to surface? What excuses do you use to explain away your poor relationship with money?
Complete the following sentence; your answer should tell you everything you need to know:
‘I’d love to have more money, BUT… (fill in the blank)’
Once you’ve uncovered the limiting beliefs ruining your relationship with money, try and come up with more positive, supportive beliefs to overwrite the old, limiting ones. Affirmations are a great tool for this.
For example – ‘Money, like the universe, is infinite. There is enough for everyone.’
Want to transform your relationship with money for the better? Watch out for part 2 of this prosperity post.