Updated: Aug 13
Do you think it’s not cool to talk about money? Do you know that could be a result of a money block or limiting belief? If you feel uncomfortable this is your opportunity to let go of that belief and change the way you think about money. No excuses here, we are going to talk about how to get rid of your money block and have money in your life. Who’s in?
What are money blocks and how do you clear them?
Money blocks are the limiting beliefs we have about money. These blocks usually developed as a result of childhood experiences and were often picked up from the way our parents talked about money. Were you told you couldn’t afford things growing up?
Sometimes money blocks come in the form of self-doubt and self
worth. Do you feel worthy or deserving of money? Do you feel
smart enough, good enough, or successful enough to make a lot of
If you have money blocks, it’s likely they will be sabotaging your life in some way – stopping you get that promotion; stopping you change career or start a business; preventing you from earning enough money or keeping you awake at night worrying about money.
What’s more important to you time or money?
I recently asked this question in my Facebook groups and most people, myself included, said “time”. The reasons included - freedom, time to spend with family, do as I please, not work so hard. Your response is likely to depend on where you are at in your life.
At this time in my life, I really value my freedom and the time that gives me to do what I want. But, of course, it doesn’t mean that I don’t want/need money. So, what I really want is more money to allow myself to have more time.
If you are a teacher who is both badly paid and spending your evenings and weekends doing unpaid work – you have neither time nor money, which sucks.
Does money buy you happiness? Definitely not, happiness is an inside job and the reason why winning the Lottery doesn’t usually make the winner happy. Happiness has got nothing to do with the amount of money you have or don’t have.
Money in itself is neither good nor bad. But there is no doubt that life is a whole lot easier when you don’t have the stress of not enough money. When you have money in the bank, you can create the life you want, the way you want it.
Money gives you choices like:
where you live
what you eat
the kind of support you can pay for
the self-care activities you can afford – yoga classes, massages,
the sort of holidays you get to take
how you give back
IS there a problem with wanting to have more money? Well, that sort of depends on your beliefs.
Our beliefs about money are powerful, and usually originate from our childhood experiences.
There are many negative money beliefs, some common ones are:
Money is the root of all evil.
The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
Rich people are not nice people.
It’s not spiritual to have money.
I don’t deserve money.
I am not good with money.
I have to work really hard to make money.
Do you recognise any of these?
It’s very likely that you do as they are very common.
You might not even be aware you have these beliefs, but they are sitting there in your unconscious mind, quietly sabotaging your life in some way.
Have you heard the saying “ energy flows where your attention goes?”
This suggests that if you are
constantly thinking negative thoughts about money, you’ll attract negative energy.
Your thoughts and feelings about money are either drawing it towards you or repelling it because you attract what you believe.
Would you like to clear your money blocks or change your relationship with money?
The way to get rid of your limiting beliefs or money blocks is to change your money mindset. . You are the only one responsible for what you think about, you are responsible for the results.
It’s time to TAKE ACTION
Here are 5 ways to change your mindset and attract more money into your life.
1. Retrain your mind to believe positive things about money
Write 2 lists. Take a large blank piece of paper and fold it half lengthways.
On the left side of the page write all your negative beliefs about money – think back to your childhood and write down anything you can remember about money.
On the right side, next to that belief write the total opposite to that belief using positive language. So, for example, if you wrote ‘I don’t deserve to have money’. On the right you would write ‘I deserve to have as much money as I want’.
Read the list aloud to yourself everyday – to retrain your mind. When you catch yourself thinking any of the thoughts on the left, flip it to the positive version.
2. Change your language about money
If you say to yourself “Ï can’t afford that,” Ï don’t have enough money,” “I am broke” that is what you’ll attract to you. Instead of saying “I can’t afford that” train yourself to say “it’s not a priority for me”
3. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as ‘tapping’ involves tapping on meridian or acupressure points on specific points of the face or body to balance energy. It is