Money and Manifesting: How to Clear the Blocks to Your Abundance

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When I'm tuned in to the energy of abundance, I become abundantOne of the biggest blocks to our Super Attractor power is our money mindset. Money can be such a space of resistance for us. It can trigger a lot of family wounds and old stories.

Our money mindset is often a direct reflection of however our family handled money or believed in money. It can also reflect the collective consciousness and our society’s stories around money and abundance.

Therefore, we have to heal our money mindset in order to be abundant.

True abundance is an inside job

Being abundant begins with feeling abundant. Whatever we’re thinking about money leads to how we feel about money, and that feeling gives off an energy. That energy either supports our earning capacity or hurts it.

Energy is currency. If we want to use our energy to earn more and have financial freedom, then we need to clean up our thoughts and beliefs about money.

As we open up to shifting our beliefs and our money mindset, we clear the blocks to becoming abundant and attracting financial freedom.

The first step to clearing those blocks is to become conscious of them. We have to look at our ego before we can bring it to the light.

3 big blocks to abundance

There are a few big blocks when it comes to abundance. One of these beliefs may really resonate with you, but it’s likely that you see elements of all three in yourself.

Block #1: A lack mentality

The first big block to our abundance is a lack mentality. You may believe that you will never have enough, that you will never be enough, or that there is too much lack in the world.

People who languish in this lack mentality are convinced that they’ll never achieve abundance. They’re constantly struggling to feel secure.

If you carry a belief system of lack, that’s okay. Let’s just look at this lack mentality without judgment.

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Block #2: The belief that having money makes you better or less than others

The second major block is a belief system that having a certain amount of money makes you better than or less than others.

This can show up in a couple of ways. You may believe that when you have a lot of money you’re superior to others in some way, e.g., you’re smarter or you work harder.

You might also fear having money because you associate it with negative qualities. You may have a story that says, “I don’t want to be seen in that way.”

People who place importance on money see themselves as inferior if they don’t have a certain amount. And those who do have a lot of money can’t enjoy it because they fear losing it.

Block #3: The belief that there’s not enough to go around

People with this block believe that there’s a limit to their earning capacity, or that it’s based on the outside world.

This belief system sees the world in a zero-sum way: If one person has more, then another person has to have less. Only so many people can be abundant.

The belief that there’s not enough to go around really gets revved up by what’s happening in the world around you, because you tell yourself that your capacity to be abundant depends on something outside yourself.

5 ways to attract abundance

Now that you’re aware of these blocks to abundance, how do you clear them? I want to give you some tools to heal your money mindset and attract the abundance you desire!

1. Witness your blocks and choose again

Witness your own blocks to abundance. See in your own way, what is your lack mentality? How do you feel better than or less than when it comes to financial security? How does the story that there isn’t enough to go around show up for you?

Start to become very conscious. Throughout the day, pay attention to your thoughts and energy, as well as your behavior around money.

When you notice those fearful thoughts around money, use the moment to create a perceptual shift by practicing my Choose Again Method. Immediately forgive yourself for having that fearful thought and then consciously choose to see it differently.

Shifting your focus onto abundance

Energy Flows Where My Intention Goes | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back Card DeckHere’s an example. Maybe you catch yourself staring into a boutique window thinking, “I wish I could afford that great pair of boots.”

Forgive the thought immediately and then choose a new one. For example, “I’m grateful for the cup of coffee I’m drinking.”

That simple shift redirects your energy and amps up your gratitude and positivity. In an instant, you remember that you really do have a lot of abundance around you, and you know that more than anything, true abundance is a feeling.

When you take away the need to look for lack and instead look for abundance, abundance becomes what you see. Your true abundance starts with your belief system, so choose to see through the lens of love.

More than anything, abundance is a feeling.

Choose to reach for a thought that makes you feel even subtly better than the one you just had. Thought by thought, guide yourself out of that lack mentality. It sounds simple and it is. The simplicity of these practices is what helps us create long-lasting change.

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2. Respect your money

If you’re feeling blocked financially, do you notice that you’re disrespecting your money in some way? Do you often find that things related to money and business just don’t seem to work out for you? Your financial block stems from an energy block.

Woman with red handbagRemember, energy is everything, even in your wallet. Energy is currency, so for the sake of your finances and the economy, clean up your wallet, clean up your files, and start to clear the energetic connection to your abundance.

If your wallet is beaten up or overstuffed (or if you just don’t like it), then clean it up or get a new one. Not only will your new, clean wallet energetically support you, but it will also make a statement to the Universe that you’re ready to receive.

3. Want more for others

Choose to see the people who have what you want as a reflection of what's to come | attract abundanceWanting more for others puts us into an energy of abundance, because it feels good to want others to feel good. The practice of wishing for others to receive expands your own ability to receive, and this feeling of abundance will help you attract what you want.

When you genuinely want others to be abundant, the Universe will respond in kind.

Wanting more for others requires that we release the block of comparison. When we compare ourselves to others we lean into the lack mentality and the feeling that there’s not enough love in the Universe to support us all.

If someone has what you want, it doesn’t imply that it’s not available to you. In fact, it’s the opposite. Your envy is a reflection of your deep desire. Even if your ego has convinced you that there’s not enough to go around, your higher self knows the truth.

Transform your jealousy into an opportunity to clarify to the Universe what you really want. I believe that the more you see others who have what you want, the closer you are to getting it. Choose to see the people who have what you want as a reflection of what’s to come.

4. Practice the Prosperity Game

Abraham-Hicks have a great exercise that helps us release our resistance around money so that we can co-create from an energy of abundance rather than an energy of lack. It’s called the Prosperity Game.

How the Prosperity Game works

The Prosperity Game is a mental practice of receiving checks from the Universe. Every day you double the amount you receive. This puts you in a powerful container of playing around with this feeling of abundance.

Each day, as you accept this new check from the Universe, you have to spend every cent of it. You can spend it on food, clothing, a car. You can spend it on whatever you have enough for.

Abundance belongs to me | Spirit Junkie App by Gabby BernsteinIt sounds really easy, but if money has been a struggle for you in any way, you’re going to be surprised by how challenging it can be to stretch your imagination.

This a really important part of the game. The game is designed so that you can practice stretching your limiting beliefs about money so that you can truly feel what it feels like to have an unlimited amount of money.

You can start at whatever amount you want you want, but I recommend starting big so that you have something to spend. Let’s say you start by receiving a Universal check for $1,000 on day 1. You need to then mentally spend that entire $1,000 by the end of the day.

List each thing you buy with an approximate cost. (Don’t get too hung up on specific prices.) The next day, you receive a virtual check for $2,000. Again, you have to spend all of it. The next day, you get a check for $4,000, and then one for $8,000, and so on.

Prosperity Game: Rule #1

You can’t give away your money to someone unless it’s for something special like a birthday. This is because we want to practice knowing that unlimited abundance is available to everyone in the world.

If you’re handing a check to someone, you’re missing that they could also be in a stance of manifestation! It’s important to believe that everyone is entitled to create whatever they want, and their creations don’t have to come from a place of lack.

One exception: If you want to create a charity, then make a list of all the things that you need to purchase in order to have that charity be successful. In this case, you’re using the money to invest in what you’re creating.

Prosperity Game: Rule #2

Don’t put your virtual checks into an imagined savings account, unless you’re saving up for something specific like a house. (And even then, don’t start saving for that big item until your daily virtual checks reach a big amount.)

The reason for this is that saving implies that someday there might not be enough. Remember, the Prosperity Game is a mental exercise in unlimited abundance!

Feel your energy shift

When you play the Prosperity Game, you want to get into the practice of spending every day so you start to feel your energy shift. That mental opportunity to spend freely day after day puts you into a vibrational stance of abundance.

Your energetic feelings of abundance will blow your mind because all of a sudden, when you start to feel abundant, abundance will find you.

When you release financial fears, you’ll come to accept that you are not your lack mentality.

5. Say a prayer for abundance

Gabby Bernstein's prayer for abundanceThere’s another layer to this healing, which is an abundance prayer. Prayer is the medium for miracles, so make this prayer part of your practice for healing your money mindset.

Your prayer for abundance:

Thank you, Universe, for helping me reinterpret my relationship to money. I know my lacking thoughts are based on fear, and I’m ready to release them now. I welcome new and creative abundance, and I will pay attention to the guidance I receive. I am free from my financial fear. I am abundant.

I can’t wait to hear the abundant miracles that begin to occur for you as you change your energy around your money.

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  1. hi Gabby …thank you so much for your work. In the last 20 years I have been doing consulting work. And when I met my last partner I started to do lot of social/economical work. I really love it, I really enjoy it doing it together. But economically not so much Even if I studied business I never look over finances very much because I always had money from my work. How ever 2 times during this relationship my company had millionaire debts. The first one I pay it but now the relationship is over and I have a millionaire debt again, I see patterns in my family, etc. My big dream is to learn to manage my money so I can became financially independent but paying the big debt first. I am starting an on line business, to coach entrepreneur in my country Chile. I realice I ask for grants to the government so I don`t charge people ….and now I want to start charging and it is so hard (charge companies is easier). … can I do this check exercise with out wanting to pay all the business debt first? (debt it is the size of one apartment) ….any other advice to work all of this? thank you so much

  2. I’ve lost thousands to gambling, and today I’m here at absolute rock bottom, having had to borrow from a friend just to see me through the month after blowing most of my pay again. Besides needing to stop that, I think it will be very hard NOT to focus on lack and fear under these circumstances. Wish me well as I shall certainly try.

    1. I’m sorry you’re struggling with gambling, Sam. If you have not read Gabby’s book Spirit Junkie, I definitely recommend checking it out. This book has been an inspiration for so many people’s addiction recovery.

      Have you ever considered going to an online Gamblers Anonymous meeting? I suggest visiting to find a meeting time that works for you. It is a very supportive community and the path to recovery is laid out for you in the Twelve Steps.

      Also, check out the website It’s a great place for online addiction support. Finally, here are some additional resources:

      You are in our prayers and I know that you can find peace and happiness. All you need is the slightest willingness to open the door to recovery.

      Sending you deep love. xoxo

  3. Dear Gabby,
    I have been practicing prosperity game after reading this post for more than a month. I just have two words for you- THANK YOU, for writing this post. My entire relationship with finance has changed from the core. Not only this, there are lot of other areas in my life which got transformed as a result of this and I am truly grateful to you for bringing me to this path. Now, everything makes complete sense that why I had difficult time related to money and how it was draining my energy for no good. I have a quick question- how long should I keep continuing prosperity practice? Is there anything more I can do?

    PS- you have saved my life for which I will stay grateful until my last breadth.

    Lots of love from other side of the continent,

  4. Hi Gabby, you have fell into my path since following a 21 day shift to living life abundantly.

    I have self analysed that a block for me is money/finances, so discovering this post on a google search is wonderful.

    I will comment in a week to feedback.

    1. Wonderful, Connect4, that you came across this post exactly when you needed it. I hope these practices serve you! xo

  5. I want to know more about abundant life. I just started learning it. Will follow your ways now. I will update you whether it does work or not Thank you!


    1. Awesome, Su! Keep implementing the steps, being gentle and patient with the process! I look forward to hearing about your energetic shifts and miracle moments! xoxo

  6. Having a blast – no shortage of things to spend money on, especially the higher numbers. THANK YOU – remodeling the kitchen in my brain, the bedroom etc. Oh and that ability to fly first class. Awesome – abundance is coming!

  7. Hi Gabby this message came at just the right time for me – as usual! I am in a spiral of fear at the moment over money. Just to explain briefly, I have been trying to sell my house for two years (because it will eventually be repossessed) and I found a buyer a few months ago but a surveyor totally trashed my 130 year old Victorian house, which he said was riddled with damp and needed all windows and floors replacing. I was so shocked and dismayed by this and the buyers pulled out. I then, after a period of depression, found another buyer – my ideal buyer – a man from London with no chain. He loves my house but just yesterday a survey came back again which gave all this bad information, even though visually there is no evidence of any of the critiques otherwise I would have had them fixed. There is a widespread practice in my country at the moment, of deliberately undervaluing property and he is also knocking the price down by £20k, which is a blow as I’m just about breaking even with a new mortgage for another house. We are due to complete the sale on 6 March but now I’m afraid he will pull out. I have turned this time towards my spiritual helpers and it’s true, I had lost my abundance mentality, which I used to have, and I need to surrender. I am being very brave this time and I reach out to your guidance in respect of money and will send this anxiety and worry across to the universe. I will try to stay on track if he pulls out although it will be very hard for me to find a new house in my price range. But I will start practising your guidance now and show the universe that whatever happens, I must trust that it has my back. I will let you know what happens. Thank you.

      1. Hi Gabby! I’m a senior in high school and preparing to go further my education in college! I’m not sure where I’m going to go but I know will have to take out some sort of loans. My family is afraid of this and I’m trying to approach it in a positive way but I’m not entirely sure….any helpful advice? Thank you so much for your help. Your words have changed my life even at such a young age 🙂

        1. Great question, John. Have you read my book, Super Attractor? It is going to help you A LOT around abundance, worthiness and financial security.

          Here are a few additional resources that can help you in the meantime 🙂

          Lots of love to you on your journey. You are busting through the blocks right now — posting your comment sends a powerful message to the Universe that you are ready for a shift.


    1. Hi Gabby.
      I finally decided tonight to try this manifestation that I’ve been hearing so much about. Financially I am struggling. I have been unable to secure a job for quite some time, even with obtaining my MBA 4 months ago. I need guidance on how to turn the phone interviews into gainful job offers. My fear is that I will lose my home come next month. My love life is a mess as the guy I had been seeing took a job in another state and now says he needs time to settle and “get back to himself”. So right now I am just sad, stressed and all of the above. Can you advise how I can start to turn my fate around?

      1. Thank you for your honest share, Sage. I want to honor you for doing all you can to shift from lack to abundance. It takes courage and strength to change habits. Here are some additional practices that you might find helpful:
        Sending you lots of positive vibes! xoxo

  8. I love this, thank you so much for the guidance and actionable steps. Do you have any books you’d recommend to support rewriting our money story? This is an area I’m really focusing on and would love your input!

  9. I love what you are saying and it so resonates with what I coach: first address the money mindset, then learn & implement the money mechanics. Thanks for your positive energy.

  10. Thank you Gabby! My wife has got us listening to your books daily in the car. I have attracted a million plus federal job and more!

    1. Fantastic, Brandon! You are a Super Attractor! I’m so grateful that the books are resonating with you. Much love to you and your wife! xo

  11. So happy for all you have shared in this post. It comes to me as I am attempting to get back on a sound financial footing…..back to financial abundance.

  12. I’m literally enjoying your methods. I was at Barnes and Nobles today and pick your book “The super attractor” and just couldn’t keep it down wanted to buy right away. But Took some clicks to read back at home and started searching for best deal to buy online. Also listened to sample of your audio book. Loved your voice too. Where shall I get this book from to avail the gift offered on one of the page ? Please suggest. Thanks your positive influence.

    1. Hi Brahmi, after you purchase the book, please take screen shot of your digital receipt or a photo of your paper receipt, and send it to support@gabby for access to the free gift. xoxo

  13. Thank you for this! Lessons I have heard and teach myself but I needed a reminder. With baby #2 on the way I stress about all the details and how it will all work – marriage, money, mama of 2, my business! I’m going to start with the abundance game tomorrow and take myself to the spa. $1000 is a good spa day! Blessings xo

    1. Wonderful, Laura! So grateful that these practices are supporting you during this time. Much love to you, sister! xo

  14. Thank you Gabby. I pulled the exact same card (‘When I’m in tune to the energy of abundance I become abundant’) from my Super Attractor deck only an hour before I clicked on your email where this came up again.

    This is no coincidence, I am creating 🙂

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