My first introduction to Prosperity Consciousness was through a friend of mine who introduced this idea to me that to become rich, I would have to give up the idea that money was evil or rich people were evil. If I wanted to become something, I couldn’t go around defining it as evil, or I’d never want to be that. I had to give up that belief.
To change a belief you have to first realize that you are not your beliefs. You have beliefs, most of them from your parents or our culture at large. If you want to be wealthy or otherwise change your life, you have to start choosing your own beliefs, the ones that work for you.
You may have beliefs that say money is hard, depressing, and possibly evil. We’ve all been there, but now is the time to decide what you actually want to believe about money. What is really true for you?
Steps to transform your money consciousness:
- Become aware of your money programming. “What beliefs do I have about money?”
- Challenge them. “Are these beliefs helping me?” “Are they mine or do they come from my parents, my church, etc?”
- Grieve any experiences that led you to adopt negative beliefs. This step is very important if you have a strong emotional attachment to the belief. If you believe life is a struggle because you’ve really had to struggle, let yourself cry and grieve those experiences. Grieving is the only way to release that kind of heaviness. It’s a gift you give yourself, to be compassionate and honor that pain, and give yourself the time you need to move through it.
- When you are ready, explore new beliefs that resonate with you and feel light and playful and free. Don’t try too hard to “change” old beliefs – just start moving forward with new ones that feel better to you.
These are the beliefs that work for me. Explore and find the ones that work for you!
|I just don’t think that way.||I think however I decide to think. I want to do this, and I choose to think in ways that help me.|
|I just don’t like to think about money.||I have to think about money whether I like it or not, so I might as well think in a way that is useful.|
|Money is hard and unpleasant.||Money is a game. It’s challenging and fun and I can figure out how it works and make it work for me.|
|That’s great, but I don’t see how it will work for my situation.||These principles can be applied creatively anywhere. I’m going to start thinking in this new way and the ideas will come.|
|Prosperity happens by chance. Some people are just good with money.||I am the author of my own prosperity. My money game is up to me and I can become good at it.|
|It’s wrong or unspiritual to want to earn money without working hard for every penny.||My prosperity does not detract from anyone else’s. The Universe is an abundant place and I am grateful to receive.|
|Money is an object, like gold.||Money is like water. It flows through your life and you direct the flow of it with your intentions.|
|It’s wrong to want to be rich.||It’s natural to want to be rich.|
|People who are rich are selfish, mean, shallow, immoral, corrupt, etc.||I am my own person and I decide how I want to be with money. What others do with money is up to them: I am good, therefore I will use my money for good.|