3 Tools to Attract More Money
Moving from Fear to Faith
“Both Poverty and Riches are the Offspring of Thought” — Napoleon Hill
Feelings of poverty often spread across generations. In fact, you are more likely to feel poor and actually be poor if your parents felt poor. There is often this feeling of it being a “fact of life” that just can’t be changed. Those feelings are created by our thoughts. It’s like Napoleon Hill stated, our thoughts breed riches or poverty.
How is this possible? Do our thoughts actually create our reality? I believe they do. I’ve heard stories from other people and I’ve also seen evidence in my own life. I can change a thought and end up changing my reality. I can craft a different life for myself if I change how I think about it. Growing up, we lived paycheck to paycheck. After my parents divorced we struggled even more. I remember times when my mom just didn’t have the money for things that we wanted and often that extended to things that we needed too. There came a point when I was about 15 years old I decided I wasn’t going to live like that when I grew up. I didn’t know how I was going to change it, but I knew that was not the life I wanted for myself. And guess what, I have lived a far different life than what I grew up with. I don’t recall a time as an adult when I felt too poor to do or buy whatever I wanted.
I also changed how I thought and found the courage to quit a 6-figure corporate job that was sucking the life out of me. It is DEFINITELY possible to change our thoughts and by extension our reality.
There is another component to this process though. Well, more than one. But the next biggest contributing factor is faith. Having faith that a thought can become a reality is key to it actually becoming reality.
So what is faith? I don’t know about you, but when I think of faith, I think of Christianity. In Christianity, the faith comes in when you BELIEVE that a baby was born of a virgin. You BELIEVE that baby was God Himself and that he was sinless. You BELIEVE that he died and rose from the grave again.
All these things require faith in the unseen, unheard of and totally unbelievable. These are the things that just don’t seem possible in the realm of 2 + 2 = 4. But many millions of people believe them to be 100% true and that is called FAITH.
So how do we build a faith that we can change our financial situation? How can we have thoughts of prosperity and riches rather than poverty and lack?
Here are three proven tools:
I believe the best way to change my mindset and increase my faith and that of my clients is by using affirmations.
I’ve found in my own “thought” journey that affirmations don’t always feel true when you start them, but if you continue and focus on believing in them and having faith that a change will occur, more often than not, the faith and belief comes.
If you want to change your money story and prosperity level, you’ve got to change how you think about money. You’ve got to stop treating money like it’s the red headed step child causing you and your family too much trouble. Instead, start thinking about it like it is the best thing since sliced bread. Praise it. Thank it. Lavish it with love. Treat it like you would a beloved child, pet or friend.
You can start with an affirmation. A couple of my favorite ones are:
· “Money is everywhere”,
· “Money is flowing to me right now”,
· “I love money and money loves me”.
Next add in a visualization ritual. See yourself paying off your credit card. See your bank account with a specific bank balance. See yourself holding a big ole’ stack of $100 bills.
I like to do this in bed before I get up in the morning, but at night before sleep works too. Just close your eyes take a few deep breaths and visualize away. This doesn’t have to take a long time, just for a minute or two get a visual of you and the money, or whatever your goal.
I love this technique because our minds like pictures. The mind responds to images and adds a deeper level to the affirmations you’re using and the desire you have.
3. Feel It
The next step requires some emotion, and this is the one the tricks me up even today. But FEEL how you would feel if you had that money in your hand or FEEL how you would feel if your credit card balance was $0. This step is adding emotion to affirmation and visual. This emotion is what allows our subconscious mind to start to believe these new thoughts.
Let’s test this out. What emotion do you believe you would feel if you received a credit card statement of $0 owed? My guess is that it would be joy. So now think of something that has given you great joy. Do you feel it? As I’m sitting here typing this, I am thinking of my kitten Adso. Every time I watch his antics I just start to laugh and feel a surge of joy and love for him. Inside my body that feels like a warmth and lightness in my chest. Now the trick is to transfer that to the vision; to feel that same joy i.e. warmth and lightness in my chest, when I am using my affirmations and envisioning my result.
I say this one still trips me up because I am a very literal person. Instead of seeing money in my hand, I see the $8.78 that is literally residing in my wallet right now. Instead of seeing a bank balance that I want, I see the number that is written in my check register (yes, I am old school and still use one of those!). My literal brain doesn’t respond well to be trying to generate “feeling” around something it logically knows isn’t true.
But it’s like changing my family pattern of feeling and thinking poor, I know it is possible for me. I’ve made the switch on something that was a generational belief, so I KNOW I can switch the level of my bank account too. I am already starting to feel the excitement and wonder as I go to the next level in my life and business!
Are you struggling with your money mindset? I’d love to hear your story and support you! Comment below and let me know!
Sherry Parks is a Wellness Coach who helps career women escape feeling trapped and out of control in their work life, so that they are happy on their own terms and have joy and excitement for their life. Grab her Free PDF, Top Tips for Successful Food Cleansing, here.
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