In this post I want to address one of the biggest blocks to being a Super Attractor: our money mindset. Money can be such a space of resistance for us. When the topic of money comes up, 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
If the feeling of abundance seems out of reach, let’s first acknowledge that many of us have a lot of financial fear and insecurity — not only because of our upbringing, but also because of the stories of the world.
Energy is currency
Whatever we’re thinking about money leads to how we feel about money, and that feeling is what gives off an energy. That energy is either supporting our earning capacity or it’s hurting 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.
Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” 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.
The 3 biggest blocks to abundance
There are three big blocks when it comes to abundance. Let’s look closely at them so we can begin to clear them. 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.
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.
And sometimes there’s actually fear around having money because you associate having money 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 whatever amount of money they see as the dividing line. And those who do have a lot of money can’t enjoy it because they fear losing it.
This leads us to the final block.
Block #3: The belief that there’s not enough to go around
There is a belief system that our earning capacity has a ceiling, or that our capacity to earn is based on the outside world. If you have this belief system, then you might think there’s a limit to the number of people who get to experience abundance.
This belief system sees the world in a zero-sum way: If one person has more, then another person has to have less.
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.
How to attract abundance
Now that you’re aware of the three big 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. In that instant you can choose again. Immediately forgive yourself for having that fearful thought and then consciously choose to see it differently.
Shifting your focus onto abundance
Maybe you catch yourself staring into a boutique window thinking, “I wish I could afford that great pair of boots.” Right away you have to choose a new thought (for example, “I’m grateful for what I do have, and I choose not to focus on my lack”).
That simple shift redirects your energy and amps up your gratitude and positivity. In an instant, you can start to feel like that coffee you’re holding is actually very abundant. 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.
In your moment-to-moment experience, 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
This is a tip from my book Miracles Now: Respect your money and your money will respect you.
A dear friend of mine is an entrepreneur, and she used to complain a lot about feeling financially blocked. It was a big story of hers.
One day she was complaining about her bills while we were out together. She pulled out her wallet to pay for something, and I saw that she was carrying around this tattered wristlet jammed with credit cards, coins, crumpled receipts, an old lip gloss and God knows what else.
I blurted out, “If you want to clean up your finances, you have to clean up your wallet.” The next day she texted me a picture of her beautiful new red wallet. She made a point to find one she loved, and she organized it so she could find her money easily.
Within two weeks her business was back in action and the deals she’d been waiting on started to come through!
I believe it was the wallet. Once she had her personal money in order, she cleared her subconscious blocks and felt freedom and ease in any situation related to finances or business. This seemingly subtle shift had such a radical impact on her energy.
Clean up your wallet!
If you’re feeling blocked financially, do you notice that you’re disrespecting your money in your own 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.
Remember, 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.
That simple shift is such a huge step toward respecting your money. If your wallet is beaten up or overstuffed (or if you just don’t like it), then 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. 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.
The Law of Attraction works based on our vibrational stance. What we believe and what we feel creates our energetic vibration, and we attract people, things and situations that match our energetic vibration.
Abraham-Hicks created a practice called the Prosperity Game, which is a fabulous technique for shifting your vibrational stance around your finances so you can attract abundance.
How the Prosperity Game works
The Prosperity Game is a mental practice of receiving checks from the Universe. Every day you double the amount of the check 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, it’s your job to spend every cent of it. You could spend that check on food, on clothing, on a car. You can spend it on whatever you have enough for.
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 that you’re going to buy with an approximate cost. You don’t have to get too hung up on specific prices. The next day, you’re going to 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 you get a check 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. The reason is that 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.
An exception to this rule: 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 any kind of imagined savings, 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!
When you become a Super Attractor, you will begin to accept that there will never be a day when abundance doesn’t flow freely to you.
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 starts to put you into a vibrational stance where you’re feeling abundant.
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 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. This practice helps you rev up that creative capacity to receive financial abundance.
4. Say a prayer for abundance
There’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.
Welcome abundance in every area of your life
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