The most important thing to know about money is that feeling good about it – no matter how much (or little) you currently have – can change everything for you.
When we can't immediately change our circumstances, it's important for our lives to at least change our energy about those circumstances.
For years, I struggled with little money, worrying about it constantly, and watching it leave my bank account faster than it came in thanks to copious medical bills. I had always been a believer in focusing on the positive, but I never got how wanting more money could actually block that very thing. But, I get it now. If you are sending out any fear-based vibrations about money, including feelings of lack, it's hard to allow money (which is just a form of energy!) or the opportunities that bring it to flow into your life. Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief, has done some amazing work that demonstrates that our thoughts about things in our life creates our reality.
If your thoughts and emotions about money are all negative, that will help to create a matching reality that is negative.
Also, it just feels so darn yucky to worry about money all of the time, right?
If any of these apply to you, I can guarantee you are carrying some energy around money - most likely, fears - that would be beneficial to clear.
Let's talk about where this comes from.
Many of us learn beliefs early on about money that keep us stuck in a certain mindset about it. And our thoughts are all energy! Releasing harmful beliefs that cause negative energy around money are a huge part of clearing money blocks. Here are a few beliefs that are very beneficial to clear:
Any belief you have can create a subconscious block to keep you from realizing that reality.
Emotions from your past where you saw or felt your parents worry about money can also create energetic blocks. Emotions can also come in the form of guilt for having too much when others don’t have enough. Or anger that money doesn’t come to you as easily as it does to other. Or frustration that you have to spend on things you wished you didn’t.
If you have emotions stuck in your body about money, it becomes part of your energetic vibration.
When I began working on my money fears, I started to see a subtle shift. And, then a not-so-subtle one. I worked really hard to make sure whatever energy I was sending out about money and finances was positive.
I listened to what was going on in my mind. If we gently listen to what we tell ourselves all day with our self talk, it's not hard to find out why we are worrying. Do an experiment of listening to yourself for two hours - what goes on inside your head? Do you constantly talk about how you don't have a enough? If so, that fear only perpetuation the worry.
Change the message!
Tell yourself something like, ”It’s going to feel so good when I have plenty of money” or "I'm open to more abundance."
Financial stress and fears come from imbalance in the root chakra - a spinning energy center at the base of the spine. This chakra represents finance, security, and survival energy. When energy gets stuck there, it can trigger worries about our basic needs - like money.
You can clear and balance this chakra by tapping on the lower back or top of the thighs while taking deep breaths. You can also go outside and put your feet on the grass or dirt to "ground" your energy, helping create a feeling of safety and security.