Jack Canfieldsays – ‘Everything you want, is on the other side of fear’ and I couldn’t agree more. We all talk about wanting a better life, one that is full of love, joy and abundance, but are you ready to do the inner and outer work to create that? I hope the answer is yes, because I believe we can all have health, wealth and happiness, we just have to be prepared to make it happen. Wishful thinking is not enough; it has to be supported by clarity and action taking.
We also have to be brave and courageous and accept that sometimes we may stumble and fall along the way, but this is part of the journey and the adventure of life. Just know that every time you fall, you willget back up, you willbrush yourself down and you willcontinue on your path.
Most fears can be traced back to the need to survive and nothing triggers this survival instinct more than money. For some it’s about the fear of not having enough money to live our lives authentically, for others it’s the fear of actually having money. Both can tie us up in knots.
All of this worry and anxiety, blocks our flow of inspiration, creativity and our ability to trust our intuition and our choices. It takes us away from the present moment and we find ourselves missing things – the opportunities right in front of us, solutions for our challenges and also the beauty of the present moment. Life passes us by as we focus on surviving instead of thriving.
We look at everyone else and comparison kicks in. We believe we’re failing and we’re not enough, because they appear to have more, are doing more or are simply better than us. This fear keeps us in a place of exhaustion because we’re always trying to be more than who we are. We’ve decided that we’re not enough and the only way to make this feeling go away is more money. Money will make us feel better about ourselves, it proves we’re okay and enough and it will allow us to release all this fear we have over the future.
When we commit to change and we face our fears head on, we begin to make new decisions, we choose to take action and our life starts to change. Everything suddenly becomes exciting and life is full of possibilities again. We no longer have to settle for a life that makes no sense to us, or is not in alignment with our highest truth.
The first step to a better life is to recognise that your resistance to addressing things, taking action, facing your emotions etc is often fear.We’re worried about what could happen, if we will cope, what will come up for us emotionally, how other people will react…and the list goes on and on. Fear is wide and varied and affects each of us differently, but one thing remains the same, our fears keep us stuck and prevents us from having the life we really want.
So let’s look at the most common things I hear around fear and money:
Holding onto these beliefs and fears is exhausting, and chasing after money never works, because the energy around it is just so needy.
When we think about money from a place of fear, we’re blocking money from coming to us, because money is attracted to the energetic vibration of love, joy, passion, excitement, wonder and fear is the exact opposite of these.
Let’s look at some of the fear’s you’re holding onto and if it helps try this simple meditation:
As you go through the rest of the program, be sure to revisit this list, you can add more if necessary and remove the fears you feel you’ve dealt with. It’s always good to keep tracking your progress, because it’s important to celebrate the wins and also be clear on the things that keep asking for your attention.
Now that you have more clarity, answer the following questions:
When you choose to stay in a place of fear, you’re choosing to become a prisoner of your own mind and you’re choosing to stay stuck.
Look back at what you said you wanted at the beginning of this program – do you really want those things? If so, it’s time to face your fears, take action and claim the life that’s waiting?