Discover how to manifest abundance and overcome the top 5 limiting beliefs about money with these spiritual principles for greater prosperity
There once was a man who lived just outside of Pittsburgh.
He operated a small dairy farm. Day in and day out he worked, earning a meager living for himself and his family.
One day, several men who had been surveying some adjacent land walked across the pasture. The farmer noticed them as they were crossing a stream of water that ran through the field.
Suddenly, some of the men stooped down, and the farmer watched as they began studying the slime and the scum that had collected against the crude footbridge laid there.
One man scooped some water in his hand and drank it. Another collected some water in a canteen he carried attached to a buckle on his belt.
The farmer was puzzled and wondered why anyone would be interested in that water. Even the cattle didn’t like it.
Some weeks later, one of the men who had been studying the water in the stream called the farmer and offered him a fabulous price for his farm.
The farmer thought,
“This man must be crazy. Why is he offering so much money for such a mediocre farm like mine? He’ll never get his investment back!”
Still, the farmer was joyful at the prospect of receiving so much money. He agreed to sell the farm and bought another one in Canada where his brother lived.
Soon, the new owners of the farm began setting up strange-looking towers on the land they’d bought.
Word spread like wildfire that they had found oil underneath the old dairy farmer’s land.
Within just a few years, that farm of less than 100 acres produced millions of dollars in oil for its new owners.
The farmer, who continued to work his farm in Canada, worked hard but remained poor because he knew only how to scratch the surface and till the soil.
Nature had supplied abundance for the man, but because he only saw the farm as acres of stones and dirt, he wasn’t ever able to access that abundance.
When We Block Abundance
Like the farmer in this story, many of us are not aware of the abundance that exists all around us.
In fact, many of us tend to block abundance from flowing into and through our lives – first with the thoughts we think and then through our actions.
The thoughts and actions that tend to be our default when it comes to our financial situation are often rooted in limiting beliefs.
These beliefs can be deeply ingrained and can seem to prevent us from manifesting abundance and financial success in our lives, no matter how hard we might try.
In this article, we’ll explore five common limiting beliefs about money and provide five abundance mindset shifts to help you let go of these beliefs and manifest abundance.
5 Most Common Limiting Beliefs About Money
1. Money is the root of all evil.
When people believe that money is inherently evil, they may unconsciously sabotage their own financial success. Sometimes, people pick up this limiting belief from parents and relatives or even religious influences. This can show up in their lives as overspending, under-earning, or other self-sabotaging behaviors.
If you think you might have this limiting belief, remind yourself that money is a neutral resource. It is neither good nor evil; like any tool, it can be used for both good and bad purposes. Focus on all the good you can do and experience with an abundance of resources.
2. I’m not good enough to make a lot of money.
Many people’s limiting beliefs about money are rooted in negative thoughts about themselves. These people may believe that they aren’t good enough, smart enough, or talented enough to generate a lot of money.
This limiting belief can hold people back from taking risks and pursuing their dreams. It can also lead to self-sabotage and a lack of confidence in their ability to earn a high income.
Instead, remember that you are a spiritual being having a human experience, and you were intentionally created to experience success, abundance, and freedom. When you address your negative self-talk, you can create a more accurate and positive view of yourself, your talents, and your abilities.
3. Money is scarce and hard to come by.
This belief is rooted in a scarcity mindset and can create a sense of fear and anxiety around money.
When people believe that money is scarce and hard to come by, they may struggle to attract it into their lives. It can seem like everyone else has more money than they do, or that only a select few have access to adequate resources. This can lead to a lack of financial abundance and a feeling of being stuck in a cycle of scarcity.
If this sounds like your experience, choose to remember that we live in an abundant universe and we are constantly surrounded by opportunities to experience success.
Think of it this way: If one person takes a breath, there isn’t then less air available for the next person.
Abundance works in the same way!
4. I don’t deserve to be rich.
Some people believe that they do not deserve to be rich or successful. This can be due to feelings of guilt, shame, or low self-worth.
This limiting belief can hold people back from pursuing their goals, keep them stuck in patterns that keep them unseen and unheard, and cause them to undervalue their own contributions and work in the world.
The truth is, the results you see in your life are a direct representation of how you feel about yourself.
To create a life you love, you have to practice believing that you are someone who is WORTHY of your dreams. Only then will you see that you are also capable of creating the life you desire.
5. Money can’t buy happiness.
While it is true that money in itself cannot buy happiness, this limiting belief can prevent people from achieving financial freedom and pursuing their goals. They may adopt a “why bother” attitude when it comes to money, using the idea that it won’t make them happy as a reason not to take risks, bet on themselves, or pursue their dreams.
Those who resonate with this limiting belief may not prioritize their financial well-being or pursue opportunities that could lead to greater financial success and abundance.
When people believe that money cannot buy happiness, they often fail to recognize what money could do in their lives. An abundance of resources has the ability to ease stress, empower you to do good things in the world, and support the ones you love… all things that contribute to happiness.
5 Abundance Principles to Supercharge Your Manifestation Mindset
Here are 5 spiritual abundance principles that will help you break free from your limiting beliefs about money and begin attracting greater prosperity into your life.
These principles will support you in shifting to a higher frequency of thought and, as a result of this, you’ll find that your external results will shift very, very quickly!
1. People who think abundant thoughts live abundant lives.
People who lead abundant lives realize that their results are an expression of their thinking.
In other words, the thoughts you habitually think create your circumstances, situations and conditions.
For example, if you constantly begin thinking about success, you will start to see elements of success in your life.
Express gratitude for the abundance you currently have, and you’ll begin to experience more of it in your life.
It’s through your thoughts and responses that you cultivate and display greatness, one moment and one situation at a time.
2. There is enough abundance for everyone.
People with an abundant mindset see the world in terms of win-win. They are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people.
We live in a truly abundant world and infinite intelligence has countless ways to bless you. It may not always feel this way when you’re experiencing scarcity, lack or a setback, but it’s true.
If your bank account balance is low, you might have a feeling of lack, but if you suddenly receive a large bonus at work, you may start thinking of yourself as abundant…
But it’s important to remember that the source of your abundance remains the same.
Your source of abundance is life itself. Sometimes, a change in circumstances will cut one channel off – but if you look carefully, you’ll find another one appears in its place.
3. Abundance and giving go hand-in-hand.
After coaching and mentoring tens of thousands of people over the last 40 years, I’ve found that many focus on what they can GET from any given situation.
This is what I call a “get” frequency… which is actually a frequency of scarcity and lack.
We live in an abundant, giving universe. When you practice being generous – and using generous thinking and language – the frequency of your thoughts becomes one of increase.
4. Your desire for abundance can help you to create a life you love living.
Money enables you to be comfortable so you can really give your creativity and gifts to the world.
Some of the abundance you experience may be in the form of a new career opportunity or a wonderful new relationship. You may experience greater health, energy and vitality. Or, your abundance may even come in the form of an unexpected, inspiring idea!
If you desire abundance, but question if it’s wrong to love money, then think of yourself as freedom-minded instead. You have no idea the good that can happen through you if you overcome your limiting beliefs and give yourself permission to have more abundance in your life.
5. Activate the full power of The Law of Attraction.
You see, what you think about on a regular, repeated basis – whether positive or negative, expansive or contractive – is the framework through which the energy of life moves through you.
The images you focus on (the events in your life, the experiences you have, your condition, and your circumstances) eventually become accepted by your subconscious mind as the truth.
If you aren’t happy with the results in your life right now, you have the power to change them. You can begin to do so by being much more intentional with the pictures you envision and the thoughts you think.
This is why many people find vision boards so helpful. By finding and focusing your attention on images that represent your dreams, you can be more intentional about the thoughts you’re thinking.
Life is a blank canvas of possibility – you are in control of what the finished picture could look like.
By applying these five abundance-amplifying principles each day, you’ll begin experiencing more prosperity in your life in ways you may not even expect!
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