How would you describe your relationship with money?July 29th, 2014 by Chris Krohn | Comment
by Chris Krohn
Love it? Want more of it? Fear about not having it? Fear about losing what you have? Envy toward those who have more than you do?
There is, perhaps, nothing that we have more internal baggage about than money. It is almost impossible to grow up in our society and not have an internal conflict about the abundance that we want so much, yet our limiting beliefs prevent us from obtaining it! Countless sources all around us have told us that “it doesn’t grow on trees”, that it is “the root of all evil”, or that “you can’t buy happiness”. We grew up surrounded by characters on TV and in movies, like Ebenezer Scrooge, who were rich, yet corrupt. We formed beliefs that a person can’t have riches and integrity. After all, what message does “filthy rich” send? We were told of the “haves” and “have-nots”, that a certain person is “born with a silver spoon in his mouth”, that some people are destined for wealth while others are destined to struggle to make ends meet. The examples go on and on.
Think about your own beliefs about money. Think about how you perceive people who are wealthy. Think about your own perception of your job and your income. Is it that you must toil just to provide the basics? “Another day, another dollar”?
The beliefs we hold determine our reality. These can be beliefs we are aware of, or ones buried deeply in our subconscious minds. If we believe that wealth is the destiny or birthright of some people, but not us, or that one can only acquire wealth by being ruthless or dishonest, is it a surprise that wealth eludes us? We want financial prosperity and independence, but our beliefs about money hold us in conflict. After all, we see ourselves as good, honest people and want to remain that way. Without realizing it, we block the flow of wealth and continue with the struggle for it.
The good news is that these limiting beliefs can be changed!
By uncovering the beliefs that hold us in financial struggle, we can clear them and replace them with the knowing that abundance is truly infinite, that wealth, integrity, ethics and honesty can and do co-exist.
By transforming our beliefs, we transform our lives!