Money blocks are definitely going to stop you from living an abundant life. Put simply; money blocks are negative beliefs about money and abundance that have been buried deep in your sub-conscious often since childhood. Those blocks can spoil things for you if you let them, or you can take a good look at them, see them for what they are, and let them go.
Before you can vaporize them, you must discover exactly what they are. To do this, set aside some quiet time along and do this simple visualization exercise.
Close your eyes and think about money. Observe what happens to you physically and emotionally as you do this. Are you comfortable and relaxed? Do you feel tense and anxious? Do you get an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of your stomach, a lump in your throat? Do your thoughts go straight to your negative thoughts of unpaid bills, maxed out credit cards or your empty bank account?
After allowing yourself to experience these feelings and thoughts, consciously relax and let your mind come back to neutral as you take three deep breaths.
Now, ask yourself what messages you got about money. This might be things like “money doesn’t’ grow on trees.” which you may have heard several times as a child. Or the messages could be more recent, from your spouse, friend, relative or negative news about money in the media.
Some common messages we hear about money are:
- I’m no good with money
- There’s never enough
- I’ll never to able to get ahead
- I’ll never be able to retire
- I’ll never be a success
- Rich people are greedy
- You have to work really hard to have money
Once you’ve discovered the messages you received, think of whose voice you heard saying them? Who was it who first gave you these ideas? A parent, grandparent, pastor, teacher, or spouse? Whoever it was, know that they were trying to teach you and keep you safe. Their intention was never to place blocks in your path. Most likely, the messages they were passing along to you, were passed along to them.
Now that you’ve been exposed to your money blocks as the out-dated labels that they are and you released them, you can replace them with positive, energetic affirmations that open you up and allow money to flow to you. It may be helpful to write down what you experienced during your visualization and then write affirmations to replace each negative message. Keep this handy and repeat them daily to implant them into your mind. Now you are on your way to a brighter financial future!