Do you really have to wait until January 1st to make a change in how you relate to money? Let’s turn over a new leaf in this Fall season. Let’s call it a new money leaf. Even though money is a tool, we’ve got to relate to this resource differently.
These belief systems and mindsets will keep us getting exactly what we do not want. Less money!
Currently you might have a lot of emotions tied to money. Where do you think those emotions originally began? What money wounds would you like to begin a healing process to wholeness? “Money wounds?” You might be thinking to yourself…
One of my money wounds was being raised on welfare; there was never enough money. So I made a vow that, when I became an adult, I’d never be broke. Another money wound I recognized in adulthood was having a fear of success. I believed that if I was successful, then I’d have to keep being perfect or great all of the time with no mistakes. Does this sound familiar?
This fear kept me from doing things that would bring more money. These belief systems and mindsets will keep us getting exactly what we DO NOT want. LESS MONEY!
What wounds do you have that have been brought about because of money? The experiences in childhood and throughout our adult lives surrounding money plays a part in how we relate to it. Like my wounds were, are they because of always not having enough? Was there enough money while growing up for your needs? Housing, eating, clothing and transportation are the basic needs which in our lives are all attained with money. When those things aren’t present, we intuitively know it is tied to not having enough money. How did your life experiences make you feel about money?
- When these feelings come up, where do you feel them in your body?
- Do you acknowledge them and feel them?
- Or do you ignore the feelings totally and not tie it to money at all?
- Do you believe you should have money?
During an art session on the subject of money, I realized my fear of success included creating art. However, I didn’t fear failure even though fear of success and failure might look the same. I had to be honest with myself about what was going on inside of me. The art gave expression where I didn’t have words. Making art evoked feelings, thoughts, and words that were once ignored. When sharing my art and giving words to it, I gained an awareness of my money wounds that I could no longer ignore.
Do you want to turn over a new money leaf? I invite you to use art to raise your consciousness around your money wounds and begin the healing process.
Finances Simple Founder
Los Angeles, California
This is the start of a blog series to help you in your healing process to wholeness around money. In the coming months we will bring an awareness that you might have never considered regarding money.
Use this Turning Over a New Money Leaf worksheet to start healing.
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