Have you ever heard that “money is evil?” Money myths are learned during childhood and locked deep within our unconscious mind. These self-limiting myths effect how we, as adults, view abundance and wealth. Let’s take a look at how this particular money myth may be affecting your finances.
Growing up we heard many words, thoughts and even “feelings” about money. These money beliefs unconsciously became our adult beliefs. Some beliefs go on to serve us well and some limit our quest for financial freedom. What are your unconscious beliefs about abundance and wealth?
The money myth that money is evil can be a far-reaching concept. Financially it can have a negative impact on all aspects of abundance and wealth. How can you joyfully make money if your values and beliefs are unconsciously reminding you that money isn’t joyful, it is evil?
Mental conditioning is powerful! Negative thoughts and beliefs about money can be extremely self-limiting. You will only allow yourself the power to succeed if you truly believe the payoff is worth it. If the payoff is money and your belief system is telling you that money is evil, do you think you may self-sabotage success?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, much of the old baggage we carry regarding money, wealth and abundance has been handed down from generation to generation. Your current values and beliefs about money could very well be traced back generations. What do you think, does great great grandma's belief that money is evil have a positive effect on your finances today?
Take a minute and write out your thoughts about money.
1. What are the evil aspects of money? Examples: Greed, selfishness, pride, etc.
2. What are the positive and powerful aspects of money? Example: Feed the hungry, build schools, have a comfortable home, etc.
3. Is it the money that is really evil or the behavior of those who do not know how to use money wisely?
4. Ask yourself where would you rather focus your energy, on the “evil” or the positive?
A point to remember, money is only paper and paper is just a thing on which we place a value. Money itself is neither good nor bad. In fact, money is supposed to make life easier by providing food, shelter and clothing. It’s the emotions you’re associating with money that makes it either evil or noble. What are your emotional beliefs about money?
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