I recently sat down to speak with Angela Blaha as a part of her online summit: Shifting the Paradigm: Creating the New Earth. We started by talking about how beliefs can block people from breaking out of a routine or pattern that may be harming their business or relationships, and then related this to the relationship people have with money.
After discussing what core belief engineering is and how I got into Core Belief Engineering 14 years ago we dug into people’s money beliefs and how the beliefs of our parents and/or grandparents can affect our beliefs about money as adults.
The legacy of your beliefs around something follows you into adulthood and sometimes the affect on us is not a good one. Women in particular struggle with worthiness and accepting money. I work with many female entrepreneurs to make sure they are charging what they are worth – a conversation that some women might find difficult if they were raised to not discuss money.
Many times people don’t see their beliefs around money as blocks. They may just feel exhausted from the work they do or feel discomfort at the thought of charging more or fear they will lose clients or care too much about what other people think.
On another level, some women struggle with success. They fear too much success because they feel they would be judged because they wouldn’t have the same amount of time to attend family events, etc. They worry they will be looked upon as if they are evil and cold.
In contrast, some people may have expectations that they should always be paid for their work and strive to be successful – especially men who may have grown up learning that men work and get paid, regardless of what that work is.
How can we break through our money beliefs?
Your conscious mind represents what you presently know, but there might be this part of you (your subconscious self) that is hesitant to accept money for various reasons i.e., you are supposed to be content just helping people, etc. You need to feel your consciousness. How do we do this?
Recognize your relationship with money and where you feel discomfort with it. Where is money affecting you? Are you comfortable spending money? What is it about money that makes you feel anxious?
When you start to feel this anxiety ask yourself, what are feeling? What is it about money that is making you feel afraid?
Asking yourself these questions will help you be more aware about what your beliefs are around money. What is it that you need to work on in terms of your relationships with money – is it that your parents grew up in the depression and scarcity is all you know? Or is it that your parents had money, but were always saving for a rainy day and never spent it on luxury items, so you hesitate to do the same. What is going on inside you and around you?
Awareness is a huge part of learning to move forward. Once you are aware of your fear then you can take action to break through your blocking beliefs. Helping people break through their negative beliefs is what I do on a daily basis.
I would like to thank Angela for the enlightened discussion around money beliefs. If we are to shift they way we view the world, we must start with what we believe and work towards changing what makes us feel uncomfortable into something good.