In my first Inspire Me Today post, I talked about love. When I was deciding what to write this time, I thought: What follows love as a top concern? The answer is money. Interestingly, the two are entwined.
The key to financial abundance, just like everything else in life, is love. We must love ourselves in order to 1) feel worthy, 2) receive abundance, 3) maintain wealth, and 4) grow our financial resources. If there are parts of ourselves we don’t love, our subconscious mind will find all sorts of ways to create the financial difficulties we think we deserve.
Thankfully, there are myriad ways we can address the financial challenges we’ve created. First, we must release anything that is holding us back, and then we must fill that space with what can move us forward. We also must clarify our desire.
Releasing Financially Draining Thoughts and Emotions
All of us have “dings” in our mind’s perception of our financial actions and abilities. Many of us carry doubts, worries, and criticisms every day of our lives. But, these inherently are creating more of the same challenges we faced before. If you want to move forward, it is crucial you release any guilt or blame you are harboring because of past financial decisions or your current financial status.
Just like they say couples shouldn’t go to bed angry with each other, if you feel bad about something you did, said, or thought financially, work it out of your system by the time you go to bed. Run until your body aches or meditate until 4 a.m., but do whatever it takes to release the financial thoughts and emotions that are bringing you down so you can start the next day with a fresh, loving, centered presence.
Creating Uplifting Financial Thoughts and Emotions
Once you have done your best to release negative thoughts related to your finances, choose to replace those thoughts with positive ones that will help you create a better financial reality.
Positive statements that can help you shift to a more forgiving, loving, supportive mindset:
- I am worthy of financial abundance now.
- I release guilt from my financial circumstances. In fact, I am proud of responding the best way I know how to financial challenges.
- I put financial problems into perspective.
- I recognize that my life is good and valuable as is, in all its forms. (In other words: I recognize that the status of my life does NOT equal the status of my finances.)
- The ways I acquire, maintain, and spend money are uplifting to my soul.
- I can be financially wealthy and have a wonderful life in every other area I choose.
Beyond these initial steps, ask yourself if you truly want financial abundance. Many people have mixed feelings about actually having a lot of money. When you make up your mind to have financial abundance, you will have it. If you still are caught in miscellaneous mind dramas in relation to money, you will not. Do you want it, or do you not?
Developing a mindframe that will lend itself to a healthy financial reality can be simple or it can be a challenge. It depends on how ready we are to make the changes it will take to live a wealthier way. The path to financial abundance always starts in our hearts and in our minds.
When we clear our hearts and fill them with love, and when we clear our minds and fill them with positive financial pictures, we will create the abundance that enables us to experience more financial peace and to serve the world in even more fulfilling ways.