The way to change the nature of your thoughts is the way to change the nature of your experience.
Miraculous thinking does not represent a state of denial………..it is a state of positive denial. Marianne Williamson
I have an inner recording of statements of “truth”, attitudes, limiting beliefs, and assumptions about money that are more attached to me than any physical representation of money in my possession. I could, in fact, lose all of my money and worldly possessions but still “own” all of these beliefs.
Today, I have taken the challenge of writing down all of my current thoughts about money and putting them into three categories.
- Things my parents taught me.
- Things that the world has taught me.
- Things that I believe about myself in relation to money.
My mother never really believed that we had money. She lived in fear of not having money. My father did not have money growing up but was very successful in his career. He and my mother donated money to a variety of charities and individuals over their lifetime and most recently, a large portion of their estate has been donated to a major charity.
What did I learn from my parents? Be frugal, live in fear of not having enough money, give generously where you see a need. Pretty contradictory statements! No wonder I have such mixed emotions about my finances.
What have I learned from the world about money? Those that have money have significantly better lives than anyone else. Some people have to work for it and others just inherit it. People are greedy and they will always take you for all you are worth if you let them.
What have I learned about money from my own experience? I have always had what I needed. Usually have what I want. I don’t have the opportunity to realize my dreams because of a lack of money.
Now comes the hard work………what is true, what is an assumption, limiting belief or interpretation?
The bottom line, I can change anyone of these statements by changing my thoughts. I can’t change other people, but I can change how I think about them.
Here is the new version:
Have everything I need now and everything I need for the future.
My purpose will be supported and funded so that the dreams I have, the ideas that have been given to me by God for my life, will be realized for the benefit of everyone!
There is no lack of money in the world, it is the allocation of the energy of money that is in need of correction. This reallocation is at my discretion with every financial decision I make.
I am releasing feelings of victimization by the financial world.
I am receiving Divine Guidance in my daily financial affairs.
I am no longer live in fear of money.
I give and receive money in the same way that I experience love.