Money, the lack of money, and “rich people” who have money, are topics many of us have strong feelings about. There are four main areas in which our negative beliefs about money affect our lives in harmful ways.
Scarcity – There isn’t enough for me.
Money management — I don’t know what to with money.
Rich people — They’re greedy, egotistical, uncaring, etc.
Self worth — I’m not good enough.
Television minister Robert Schuller states, “It takes but one positive thought — when given a chance to survive and thrive — to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” As you look at the list below, observe yourself and your own beliefs. Which of the negative statements resonate with you. Are they beliefs you hold? They may have served you in the past. They may not serve you now. Are you willing to change them?
Also look at the section called “prospering beliefs” that follow each section. These are not meant to be an exhaustive list of possibilities, but to offer another way of thinking about money, wealth, self worth and managing money. As you read the words, use your intuition. Find that peaceful feeling place in yourself that resonates with the belief(s) you want to accept. Ask yourself, “Which of these thoughts feels better?”
I’ll never get ahead.
I’ll always be in debt.
I’ll never have enough money.
I don’t know how I’ll be able to make more money.
If I have money, there won’t be enough for others.
Your own __________
Prospering beliefs: It’s okay to have money. There’s more than enough to go around. I live in an abundant universe. I may have had difficulty with money in the past. This does not mean I need to continue to create this issue in the future. I am open and receptive to new avenues of abundance. I know that money and prosperity can come from a variety of sources. I trust that as I become clear that I deserve money, it will begin to flow more abundantly in my life. I am becoming aware of my thoughts on this topic and consciously choosing to focus on what I want, rather than what I fear. God is working through me to help me develop a healthy attitude toward money. I choose to create prosperity in my life.
Money management issues:
I’m just not good with money
I don’t balance my checkbook
I have no idea how much money I have (or don’t have.)
If I have money, I spend it.
Learning about investment strategies bores (or overwhelms) me.
Your own __________
Prospering beliefs: I choose to create a financial spending plan that works for me. I can easily ask for help and find the support that is most valuable to me. I affirm that I am capable of creating order in my financial affairs. My income continues to rise and I know how to manage this increase wisely. I enjoy spending money and saving money in a responsible manner. I am open to friends and mentors who can appropriately guide me to financial balance. I am not my debts. I choose to be both optimistic and practical about changing my financial life. I am beginning to learn about managing money. I find that the financial information is helpful and motivating, especially if I take it a small step at a time. Every little bit of information helps me in my resolve to become financially secure. I am open to this guidance and act on its wisdom.
People who are wealthy:
Rich people aren’t concerned about the poor and needy.
It’s more spiritual to be poor.
Rich people don’t care about others.
People who are wealthy are greedy (corrupt, dishonest…)
Rich people buy more stuff that pollutes the environment.
Your own __________
Prospering beliefs: It’s okay to have money. It’s okay to be wealthy and have more than enough money. Like most things in life, money can be used for good or bad purposes. I choose to focus my thoughts on all the good I can do with money. I release all anger, resentment and blame. I know that there is enough abundance for everyone. The more I have the more I can share with others. I enjoy using my money to educate and inform people about issues and causes I feel strongly about. Many wealthy people take great pleasure in being able to use their prosperity for good by using their funds for humanitarian work. I I look forward to the time that I can do that as well. The Universe is filled with hope, joy and enough for all.
Money and success concerns:
I don’t have what it takes to be successful.
You have to have money to make money.
I don’t have enough (or the right) education.
I don’t come from money.
Success happens to other people, not me.
Your own __________
Prospering beliefs: When I change my beliefs, I can change my life. I know that I create my own reality about money. I ask the Universe for help and understanding as I begin to change my money ideas to a more positive model. The past is over. I can be as successful as I make up my mind to be. My point of power is right NOW. I am able and willing to create success in my life, despite any difficult past life experiences. Everything about my life is beginning to work better and better. I see evidence of success in everything I do. I believe that golden opportunities abound!
The Universe always says yes. Pay attention to your thoughts, beliefs and emotions. Figure out what the Universe is saying “yes” to! Do you want it to affirm, that, “Yes. I don’t have enough money and never will?” Or do you want the Universe to say “Yes” to the following: “I am worthy of abundance. I am somebody. I am worthy of a comfortable home, food on the table, and clothes for my family. I am open to all sources of abundance. I appreciate the wealth that comes to me through doing work I love. I have more than enough to meet my needs. I have financial security now and in the future.” Amen.
Copyright 2011 by Lynn A. RobinsonTagged with: Abundance | Law of Attraction