It's been a while since I've done a post about money beliefs. A few months ago I was very much into emotional tapping through the Money Beyond Belief course and manage to sort out some of my twisted thinking about money.
Since then I've been tackling my feelings about money in the scheme of learning about the Law of Attraction. Long story short, the Law of Attraction says you are what you think about most of the time. You attract into your life what you think about. If you think negative thoughts, even subconsciously, you sent out negative vibes which end up reflected back at you in the form of the very negative events you were worried about in the first place.
It is very difficult to stop thinking and speaking negatively about money because we're all so deeply entrenched in doing it. After all, we never seem to have enough money and everything is so expensive yadda, yadda, yadda. You see how negative those commonly spouted statements are? Those two little phrases are enough to stop you from ever doing anything that might change your situation. The words 'never' and 'everything' make you brain give up hope and you end up convincing yourself there's no point in trying anything.
Around the same time that I realised the positive thoughts in my brain were essentially being cancelled out by the stupid things that came out of my mouth, I came across the teachings of Esther and Jerry Hicks. Slightly scarily, Esther claims to vocally translate blocks of thought for a group of non-physical beings who call themselves Abraham. Now hang in with me here and don't disappear after reading that because that's as weird as it gets on this blog I promise!
'Abraham' claim that we create our own reality through our thoughts, that our emotions are constantly guiding us toward where we want to go and that life is supposed to be fun, which sounds very sensible to me.
Anyway, after trawling through some of Abraham's thoughts on money, I came upon a rather good game they teach called The Prosperity game. Every day you get a set amount of theoretical money to spend on anything you wish for yourself. I started off on Day 1 with £1000 and every day after it increased by £1000 ie by Day 8 I had £8,000 and so forth. You have to spend it all or you lose it the next day and if necessary you can borrow a few days in advance if it's something you really want.
I'm playing the game as part of one of their 30 day courses and I tell you it's not the easiest thing in the world to do. Your emotions get in the way and try and stop you from doing it. It's literally stunning to hear some of the things your brain tries to come up with to make you feel guilty for spending the theoretical money. I've been writing them down and pushing past them to spend it though.
I've search the net for items I want and print them off to go in a file. I've even go so far as putting them into a shopping basket and taking the transaction through as far as possible before having to confirm the order so I can print off that page and have a physical record in front of me with all the numbers. I'm sure the Egyptian Cotton Store would have been delighted to receive an order from me for £1057 for 500 count bedlinen. Likewise As So To Bed for the £8,000 carved sleigh bed, although if I'm honest I would have preferred wood from a sustainable source (oh shut up Sarah's excuse-making brain. Not to mention husband who claims it won't fit up the stairs. IT'S A GAME!)
Anyway, if you want to get a deeper insight into your negative feelings about money (not to mention those around you), try playing The Prosperity game for 30 days. You'll be astonished at the results.