“Abundance is not something we acquire. It’s something we tune into.”
Growing up, my family struggled A LOT when it came to money. It seemed like there was never enough to go around and we were always on the cusp of financial ruin.
At one point in time, we were evicted from our tiny apartment and had to move into my grandma’s small condo. At another, we went for more than 6 months without heat, hot water, and electricity.
My mom was always forced to make tough decisions – like whether or not to buy groceries or put gas in her car and get to work.
It wasn’t easy. And as a child, I felt like life was unfair and we were just destined to be poor forever. However, as I got older I learned we’re much more in control of our lives than we think we are – unfortunately, most of us live unconsciously and we aren’t aware of our power.
You see, we live in an energetic universe. All of us and everything around us is made up of energy. And like energy attracts like energy. Money is no exception.
So when we’re aligned with money on an energetic level, we have no issue bringing it into our physical experience. However, when our energy is misaligned with money, we experience financial lack and/or hardship.
Are you blocking money from coming into your life? Here are 5 signs you are, and what to do about it:
1.) You always say “I can’t afford that” or “I don’t have the money“.
As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t you’re right.”
And Ford was right.
Your mind is fertile, and what you believe becomes your truth. So when you believe money is scarce, and you make affirmative statements such as “I can’t afford that” or “I don’t have the money”, you act in accordance with those statements and they become your reality.
But, what if you changed the statements to a question? What if instead of shutting your mind off, you instead turn it on by asking yourself, “How can I afford (insert thing)”?
This simple but powerful shift will open your mind up and allow it to do what it does best — problem-solve. What’s more — by regularly asking yourself this question, and then finding viable solutions, you’ll shift your energetic vibration around money and open the door for it to come into your physical experience.
2.) You’re jealous or judgemental of people who have money
“He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.”
“She’s a trust fund baby.”
“He barely works, and everything comes so easy to him. It’s so unfair.”
Most of us are conditioned to view those with money as spoiled, entitled, undeserving and/or lazy. But what we don’t realize is when we’re feeling jealous and judgemental, we’re vibrating at a low frequency and inviting low energies into our experience which actually blocks money from flowing freely into our lives!
Rather than feeling judgemental or jealous of someone else’s wealth, instead say “thank you” because those people are living proof that having material abundance is possible. And the only difference between them and you is the vibration you’re sending out so let go of the negative thoughts and emotions, and replace them with positive thoughts and emotions.
3.) You frequently complain about not having enough money
Do you always complain about not having enough money? And then even when you get money, expected or unexpected, rather than being grateful you complain about how it’s still not enough?
This is called “lack mindset” and it happens when your mind and emotions have been conditioned to always see lack rather than abundance.
In order to shift your mindset from lack to abundance so you can welcome money into your experience, you need to identify what triggers you to complain and then consciously work to change your complaints to thanks. This shift may feel uncomfortable and forced at first, but with practice, it will become second nature and before you know it, you’ll always be coming from a state of gratitude rather than lack thereby allowing money to freely flow into your life!
4.) You subconsciously believe money is bad
“Money is the root of all evil.”
“Money destroys the world.”
Chances are, you’ve heard one or both of these statements at some point in your life. You may have even been raised to believe them, and therefore hold them as true.
When we believe money is evil, or bad, we fear it. And out of our fear, we unconsciously repel money from coming into our lives because our vibration is out of alignment with the vibration of money.
Here’s the deal: Money in and of itself is just paper. It’s not evil, and it certainly doesn’t destroy worlds. We are the catalysts behind how money is spent, and whether it’s used responsibly or not.
So if you’d like to bring more money into your physical experience, you have to start by changing your relationship with it. Use nighttime abundance meditations as a way to reprogram your mind and unlearn the limiting beliefs you’ve adopted regarding money.
5.) You don’t believe you can create your own abundance
There are two kinds of people in the world – those who create consciously and those who don’t. Which describes you?
If you believe you can create the life you want to live, and actively do then you’re a conscious creator.
If you believe you have no control over your life, and things just happen randomly then you’re an unconscious creator.
Your beliefs are powerful because they create your reality, and this is especially evident when it comes to material wealth. If you believe you can’t create your own stream of income, or that financial abundance isn’t possible for you, then you’ll live in a state of self-induced lack.
In order to overcome this, start by changing the relationship you have with yourself. When you wake up in the morning, stand in front of the mirror and say to yourself, “I love you (first name), I really really love you. And I believe in you (first name). Anything you want to be, do, or have is possible for you (first name).” Doing this will feel forced and uncomfortable at first, but eventually, it will become second nature and change the way you think and feel about yourself thereby opening you up to a whole new world of abundance!
Tap into your abundant nature today by identifying which of these 5 things is holding YOU back, and take action to change it right now!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.