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.

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. This is a great article. Many great blogs out there for sure. I’ve been practicing the law of attraction for a year and it helped a lot in my journey.

  2. Hey Gabby!

    It´s less like thoughts become things but more like feelings become things. Getting rid of all the blocks and deeply feel the abundance, that´s the key to success. Your prosperity game is awesome! A fantastic idea to put a mindset into shifting action, I never heard of that before. I´m really happy I found your page! 🙂

    Best wishes from Austria

  3. 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

    1. Esmeralda, when your debt weighs you down, it creates a financial block/resistance. For the prosperity game, you can definitely use the Universal check towards paying off debt, as this will help reinforce your feelings of abundance. Thus helping you release those blocks and move forward, helping you create a beautiful energetic shift. This post from Gabby may also serve you:

  4. 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

    2. Check out “addiction Faster EFT” on YouTube. Robert Smith’s theory I imagine has 100% success rate with any addiction including heroin, meth. Because the addiction is a CREATION from your past.

  5. 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,

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

      1. Thanks, I’ve read that one too, and loved it! I’ll dig a little more on finding another option as well 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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 🙂

    1. Sandra, I’m not aware of an app for the prosperity game, but I’ve seen that some people have created spreadsheets or other digital documents for themselves to stay committed to the game! You can always use an old check ledger as well. I hope this exercise serves you! xo

  17. Thank you Gabby. Once again your wise words have really hit home with me. Thank you for showing me the tools I need to live a life I have dreamed off ‍♂️‍♂️

  18. Gabby,

    I dont even know where to begin. I’m overwhelmed with all these emotions. I’ve been trying to understand some spiritual things that have been going on in myself that are so hard to explain much less understand. Writing this is so hard, I lack being able to explain and describe things I’ve witnessed and experienced growing up that I cant share with just anyone. Things I would consider ‘gifts’ but I have no idea what to do with, how to deal with or who to talk to about them bc when I have they have been dismissed or prejudged, making me confused and lost.

    But for once my eyes are finally being opened and as I’m still struggling on my journey it’s being revealed to me, little things here and there. Thanks to you! I’m so drawn to your messages, teachings, books. You are Amazing! And I’m so you get lots of love mail but truly, you have already made such an impact on my life. I’m currently on day 31 in 40 day guide.
    I can already see so many changes and already been being so blessed from your teachings. It’s like your a friend with me everyday through out the day.
    I LOVE YOU! I cannot Thank you enough for being a light in my life.

    It may be a long shot but I also have to ask, do you do any one on ones? Or mentoring programs? Lol please take me under your wing! I feel like your the only one who would truly get where I’m coming from and be able to help shed more light and give me guidance!
    Just another Gabby Fan ❤


    1. Hi Brittany. I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling to gain clarity on how you use your gifts and do the work you’ve been called to do.
      Unfortunately, I do not offer private sessions at this time. As you continue showing up for yourself, you may receive guidance through your spiritual practice that leads you to a spiritual counselor, an EMDR specialist, EFT practitioner, or even a support group with people you can lean on.

      In the meantime, I’m grateful that my work resonates with you and that the 40 day practice is serving you. Here are some additional practices that might serve you:

      1. Thank you for this! I also love Abraham-Hicks. I love that reading your take on their teachings help me to understand/see it in a different way. I have played the prosperity game off and on for a couple of years, but have always broken the rules that you outlined. Lol I’m going to try it out again and see if my results are amplified. Thanks again!
        I also watched your training with Marie F. yesterday and loved it. I was art journaling while listening. It was delightful ☺️
        Thanks! Emma

  19. Thank you Gabby. It is soo simple. And fear doesn´t get you anywhere. Instead it blocks you. I have practice your choose again method, and I start repeating “I choose love instead of this”, and it help me feel more at ease. Love the prayer.

  20. It’s so crazy how perfect the timing of this email was. As a biz owner I am in yet another low point financially. Logically I know the money will come again as it always has but my heart still has a hard time believing it even after a few years of this cycle. The prayer seemed very helpful so I will try that. Thank you!

  21. After attending Super Attractors in Sydney I have experienced energy shifting. Not sure where or why just yet. Loved reading this on abumdance and will be giving it a good hot go! I have realised lately a significant change in my money story over the years and stepping back into taking some control back from this and rewriting that story. Your Blog timely. Gratitude to you Gabby ❣

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this guiding information. I can’t wait to play the Prosperity game! Wishing happiness, love and ABUNDANCE to you ALL!

  23. I am sooo in love with your books and this post! I came across you in a Jay Shetty interview and I bought your. It took me a few weeks to sit down and actually read it. When it happened at such a perfect time. I had to accept that the guy I liked did not feel the same and I just really started paying close attention to your book. It led me to something I can say I had never done, ask my spirit guides for guidance and boy let me tell you. I am in awe. Day by day I am learning to tune into what the universe tells me.Thank you!!!!

  24. Oh Gabby, I needed to hear this today. Fear and a sense of lack have been part of my DNA and guess what? I have 30 bucks to my name and lots of debt. Is it the chicken or the egg? Haha!
    Can I pay off mental debt with my universe check?
    Thank you for this!

  25. Thank you for this gift. I will put into practice. I’m so grateful for being able to find you and your teachings in my path . I feel blessed

  26. Thank you Gabby. I needed this today. I have been struggling with self worth, money and a seeking a new position. I have been doubting myself and feeling so down from it all. Just today I received another thanks but no thanks call for a position I was interviewing for. I even got flown out to meet the executive team. But for some reason I wasn’t offered the position. I’m leaning into my feelings and trying to see the good. But I’m crushed. I’m trying and your post today made me realize I need to believe I have it all right now. It’s so hard but I am going to thank the universe for this experience and move towards filling myself with the feeling of abundance. But first I need to cry this out and release this sadness.

    1. I’m grateful that you’ve experienced this energetic shift, Denise. So proud of you for becoming willing to see this situation differently. Here is an affirmation that you might find helpful: I am patient, knowing that whatever is of the highest good is coming to me. Here is another mantra and blog post that I know will support you: xo

  27. I appreciate your insights, and learn something new from every post. As I was basking in my gratitude, deciding which of these tips I’m going to implement first (Prayer, I think. I haven done much of it in my life, and I’m finding it really helps me open up to the Universe), I scroll to the bottom and see “222 Comments”.


    Repeating numbers are driftwood for me. So, thank you, Universe!

  28. Thank you for this post! It has helped me to see some of the limitations that have been holding me back, even those that I thought I had previously released. I especially like the prosperity game, sounds like fun!

  29. I am so excited to trust the universe Knowing I can do great things with the knowledge you offer so graciously! Much love and gratitude Cyndi

  30. Thank you, Gabby. This is just what I needed after feeling afraid, mad and frustrated while working on my taxes. I’m looking forward to this exercise. There is infinite abundance all around me. 🙂

  31. Gabby I just registered for the webinar with you and Marie!!! I also just cleaned out my messy wallet last night
    and as I paid and filed each bill in it I said thank you outloud for the ability and gift to be able to pay for home utilities, groceries, fuel for my suv, treats for our furry family members too and more!! No new shoes…..I’m buying those tomorrow with the starting of the properity game.

    Love abundance prayer in step#5 Gabby I added it to my morning mantra

    1. Wonderful, Cindy! I’m grateful that these practices are resonating with you! May you continue to feel guided and supported. xo

  32. Hi Gabby,

    How do you tackle a portion to pay a small debt you don’t want to carry anymore? Can you pay it with your universe check? How you put it out to the Universe?


    1. Hi Valeria. I’ve seen different responses to this question. From my perspective, if your debt is weighing you down and creating a financial block, then use your check from the universe to “pay” for it so that you feel free to move forward. How I might put this out there is: If you have student loans, then you are buying classes or credits– not just paying off a loan. I hope this helps! xo

  33. So timely as I reread chapter 3 : There’s more than Enough to Go Around ~ in Super Attractor last night.

  34. Think you Gabby for having you in my life you have over the years brought me to a belief in my self and my opportunities. I welcome abundance in my life and will start playing the prosperity game…
    I love my job, but there have been a lot if hurdles and I think they are increasing, but now I am so lucky to start a new job on April the , lucky lucky me. I give some of credit to you because of your great books which have made me changes my mindset I am so grateful ❤️
    Love Vibeke

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