I am guessing that if you are reading this, then you have what you need. You have food, you have a computer to look at. You have a place to live. This is good. Of course you want to have what you need. Most of you have your needs met every day.
It gets tricky when you begin to look at what you want. Most of you don’t have what you want. Whether it is the job you want, or the relationship you want, or the things that you want.
This post is about money though, so if you don’t like or want money, then stop reading here.
It can be difficult to navigate the difference between your wants and your needs sometimes. We are bombarded with images that tell us to consume. Buy this, buy that, it will make you happy. You are so bombarded with this you get sick of it. You begin to think, “I don’t want all this stuff, I just want to be happy!”
Sometimes it gets to the point that you begin to bash consumerism. You think, “all these people are asking me to buy all of these things, its BS”. So you swing from being able to visualize yourself having nice things, to making statements that are the exact opposite. Statements that say vibrationally “I don’t want these things!”
On the one hand, you may feel that there are things you want, but then the little guy on your shoulder, your alter ego, says “It’s wrong to want these things. So many people have nothing, I should be grateful for what I have, I am being so selfish.”
You are correct that you need to be grateful for what you have. However, it is not WRONG to want things. Even nice things, or frivolous things, or money to blow on experiences. We came to earth to have experiences. To expand and to grow. There is nothing wrong with having wants. There is nothing wrong with getting the things that you want.
In the past, I have had problems with this myself. Things I was told about money that are just simply wrong. These are things that were ingrained in my subconscious. In realizing that they are there, and by consciously releasing them, now I am able to move on from them. See if you see any of yours in here, maybe with some conscious effort, you can release yours too.
It was ingrained in me from a young age “Money is the root of all evil”. Say What!?!?!? Yes, I was told that. That can be a tough one to get over. I was raised Roman Catholic and in my humble opinion, I think that most organized religions teach this so that you give all your money to them instead of having things yourself. Look at the Pope – ‘nuff said.
It is wrong to want things when so many people go without
– Are you kidding me. If I had a bazillion dollars you know how many people I would share it with! Most of you are very generous and loving. If you had more, you would share more. It is just simply inaccurate to say that you having less will help anyone else have more. Huh?
Every business owner is out to screw you
– Another huge untruth. Most business owners do really appreciate their customers. This is a really BIG one to release from your subconscious if you are thinking about starting your own business. How are you to run a business if in the back of your head you have a belief that you (a business owner), will be screwing people? Even if you manage to tell yourself, “I will be different”, you will have it in your vibration and you will attract clients just like yourself ~ ones that constantly challenge you on your prices or your business practices because they are afraid that you are like all the rest.
Paying taxes is bad, the government just wastes the money
– Well, yes and no, but there is no sense in thinking about this or stressing on it. I personally would LOVE to pay more taxes. I pay less right now because I make less money. See how that works? If I make more money I will be paying more taxes. I appreciate the roads I drive on, the parks I visit, having running water, electricity, garbage pick-up ~ the list goes on and on. Yes there are wasteful things in government, but me thinking of them or bitching about them won’t change it, so I’ll just focus on the parts I like and appreciate.
Rich people are assholes
– Again not true. Just look at Jon Bon Jovi and Oprah, or Warren Buffet. Yes, a lot of rich people are jerks, a lot of poor people are jerks. A lot of rich people are nice, a lot of poor people are nice.
People will hate me if I have money (or worse yet, I hate people that have money)
– Some will. Usually poor people, and they will likely stay poor if they keep that line of thinking. As will you.
I have a gift, it is wrong to charge money for it
– I’ve gotten this one before, I used to believe it too. C’est la Vie. Yes I have a gift, as do many other people on the planet. Anyone can, with time and energy, learn to do what I can do. I just happened to be born with it so it’s easier for me. I can teach others to do it, I charge for this because I like to have my needs met ~ and after releasing some of the things on this list, I’m ready to get some of my WANTS too! Some people like accountants have a gift with numbers, I could learn it from an accountant. I would expect to pay my accountant to teach me. At this point in my life it is MUCH easier to hire the accountant to do it for me so I can do what I love doing.
I could probably go on and make this a list of 100 things, but I’ll keep it here. Please look deep and see what your recurring thoughts are. Be aware of them, challenge them. If you are not getting what you want, chances are it is just your subconscious mind talking you out of them.