What Are Your Money Blocks?

What do you think when you see someone driving a $250,000 car? Do you feel good for them and their wealth? Or do you wonder what they did to get so lucky? Or who they hurt along the way? Or that they must be doing something unethical or immoral to get all that money?

Your underlying attitudes about money — your blocks —  stand in the way between you and the prosperity you seek. You can say affirmations night and day until you’re exhausted, but if you believe that money is evil or that people who are rich are dishonest, you won’t be able to create the wealth you seek.

Here are a few examples of money blocks. Do any of these sound like you?

• Money can’t buy happiness.

• Money causes problems.

• There’s never enough money.

• Money is hard to get.

• Money is difficult to handle/I’m not good with money.

• If I had a lot of money, I wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway.

• I always have just enough to pay my bills; I don’t really need more than that.

• People won’t like me if I have a lot of money.

• I won’t know who I can trust if I get a lot of money.

• I’m not worthy of having a lot of money.

• I have to work really hard to deserve the money I get.

• Money is the root of all evil (note that the quotation is actually the LOVE of money is the root of all evil).

• Wealthy people aren’t nice; wealthy people are bad/dishonest/unkind/not loving.

• I can’t be true to my creativity and earn money with my art/my writing.

• Artists who make a lot of money are sell-outs.

• Spiritual people who earn a lot of money can’t be trusted.

• Money is always scarce; I never have enough money.

Identifying your money blocks is the first step in removing them and letting prosperity in. Just identifying them isn’t enough to create the wealth you desire, but it’s a critical first step.  Many people believe they can’t be creative and have money, be happy and have money, or be a good person and have money.

Take some time and consider your own attitudes about money. What did your parents and teachers say about money when you were a child? Did you grow up in a household with plenty or was your family always worried about how they would provide? Did you feel worthy of having nice things or guilty when you bought something new?

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This is the first in a series about increasing your financial prosperity.  Future segments will discuss how to get rid of your money blocks, tips about practical financial management, tips on increasing your flow of money, and more.

Once again, it’s important to recognize that just removing your blocks is likely not enough to create wealth, but it’s an important step so your future actions will be more effective.

What are your blocks about money?


What Are Your Money Blocks? — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Meg,
    Great article as usual. A couple of other observations about our subconscious attitudes towards money: When you look at the list above, ask yourself, not only WHICH of these attitudes you might carry, but WHO taught them to you. Who will you have to betray in order to let go of these limiting ideas. For example, my mother believed that in order to succeed, one had to compromise one’s values. Consequently, she was a self-righteous failure. For ME to succeed, not only did I have to rewrite this belief, but I had to be willing to live a life that, through example, proved my mother wrong. Not only would she be proven wrong, but she would lose all of her excuses for being poor and unsuccessful. Proving your parent’s life to be a sham is quite a weight to pick up in order to succeed yourself.

    Another point I heard at a workshop was that in many cultures, it is considered unsafe to take money from strangers, impolite to take money from family and unwise to take money from friends. That only leaves enemies as legitimate sources of income. Many people, therefore, subconsciously create an adversarial relationship with their employers so that they can justify taking money from them. Over time, this hurts their opportunities for advancement. As an employer, I’ve seen this time and time again. It is kind of a Dilbert attitude. If your employer is an idiot or a jerk, then he doesn’t deserve your best work, and/or you deserve more money.
    A third observation about money is that generosity has a strong spiritual effect which can lead to a material effect. As I say in “True Wealth for Troubled Times,” if a parent gives one kid four cookies and instead of passing them around to his siblings, he eats them all himself, that parent will choose a different kid to give the cookies to next time. God can sometimes respond in a similar way.

  2. All very good points, Justice! Thanks so much for sharing. Ferreting out the underlying issues about why we’re blocking our own abundance is so very important if we want to make progress. We can have hidden issues in all areas, not just financial.

    For those interested in your books, here’s a link to check them out: Justice Saint Rain’s books.