I’m not a fan of long-winded processes.
Like digging deep into your past to uncover some locked away memory that’s been the sole thing holding you back from becoming an author, moving to Buenos Aires and meeting your Costa Rican soul mate.
I think it’s healthy to know where a limiting belief came from, but when we talk about money blocks, most people think you need to dig deep into your past and re-live the events all over again. And only once you’ve done that, then you can start to work through your beliefs.
And all I can say is, what an unnecessary shitty way to go about it!
When you’re baking a chocolate cake and you realize you have no eggs, you don’t beat yourself up about it and think, “If only Timmy Thompson didn’t steal my eggs in baking class when I was 10, I’d be able to have as many eggs as I wanted now!!”, do you?
You just go to the supermarket and buy some more eggs!
That’s how I look at money blocks.
As an opportunity for taking positive solution-based action.
What happens when you start manifesting money and then an unexpected bill or expense arises, and just like that the money you manifested has gone before it even reached your fingertips?
This is a fantastic question, and if you’re in this situation it’s a great indication that you’re doing things right. How? Because our blocks only come up when we’re hitting an upper limit or financial comfort zone, which means we are right on the brink on change.
Here’s how to ensure you break through that threshold.
10 Ways to Clear Your Money Blocks
When manifesting money, (and anything in your life really), you need to make room for it. Simple. And you do this by decluttering everything physically and mentally. Start by doing the obvious, have a huge clearing of your wardrobe, your cupboards, your car, wallet, bedroom, kitchen, lounge, the files on your computer. Get rid of anything that no longer serves you at this new level you’re wanting to move into. Cleanse your house and gardens. Cull everything. This clears your mind of things that have been laying in the back of your mind. Now when you’re wanting to declutter your mentally, this gets a little bit trickier. It’s time to look at leaving old memberships to sites or hobbies, groups your that no longer interest you, services you no longer use, old friendships that don’t seem to work any more and clients that aren’t a match to you.
Forgive, forgive, forgive
Forgiveness is so underestimated. And it would be. Most people don’t want to forgive others, especially if that person has wronged them in some way. When you learn to move past that, and realize that all forgiveness really is, is a way to set yourself free from what or who was holding you back. You win. How you clear your money blocks by using forgiveness is by doing this: write a huge list of every limiting money belief you’ve ever had, think from birth to present day and any extras in-between. Try to do this uninterrupted. Then when you feel you’ve gotten everything out, big, small, insignificant, humiliating and so on. Read through each line out loud, feeling the feelings and then say “I forgive, I love you, I’m sorry”. By the end of the list you’ll feel a hell of a lot lighter – I guarantee it!
I’ll admit, I find Emotional Freedom Technique a bit lame, BUT, it works! I don’t use it often, but when I do it always helps me push through a block that I’m struggling with – every single time. I don’t like doing it on my own because I feel like a mega dork, so I follow this tapping tutorial – which probably makes me even more of dork, right? There are some of you who will love it, and if you do – use it every single time your blocks come up. It’s a quick and easy way to break through.
Another underestimated tool. Giving thanks for everything in your life that you have currently, have received in the past and will receive in the future. It’s the best (and easiest) way to ensure you success. I listen to an audio by Tony Robbins called The Hour of Power and in it he talks about the triad, which put simply is regarding the thoughts you think, the words you speak and the way you move determine your current state. And there’s a powerful exercise in the audio that you listen to while you’re on a walk that gets you to change your state into a beaming positive beacon of gooeyness with a huge emphasis on giving gratitude and visualizing what you want for yourself.
SEE A KINESIOLOGIST OR INTUITIVE HEALER
This is something I have not done yet – however I tried bowen therapy once, does that count? – but it is something I am really eager to try. I haven’t needed it yet in terms of clearing blocks for myself, but I have a feeling I will need to as I start to uplevel further and further in my life and business. I’ve heard incredible things about going to a kinesiologist. Joanna Turner, Denise Duffield-Thomas and Leonie Dawson swear by it to clearing your blocks, so definitely give it a try!
Track your money
It’s 1000% true that what you think about, you bring about or what you focus on, grows. So instead of letting yourself be on auto-pilot or worse, not paying positive attention to your money at all, make it your goal to check your bank account every day and make a note of the income only. Start a basic excel spreadsheet and track your money. Don’t worry about expenses just yet. Focus on your the money coming in and document it in the spreadsheet. This is about clearing your blocks, not giving you a heart attack! 😉
Write your goals down
There’s a power in setting your goals each day. It’s like a physical affirmation. Whatever your goal is, be it reach $5k this month, book one new client this week or sell 5 products today. Write your goal down. It doesn’t matter where or when, just make sure you do it every single day. Why? Because it gets you to focus, it reaffirms to you what you want and it energetically sets you for the day to achieve what you’ve set out to do.
Join a Mastermind
Sometimes us ladies in business can find it hard to talk about our businesses and our money shit with people outside of industry, like friends and family. That’s why it’s really great to join a mastermind or find a group of like-minded woman who you can bounce off when you do hit a money block. The Rich, Fearless & Free community would be a great place to start! Join here.
Remembering when you were a child, and when it was mat time at school your mind would wander off into a daydream that was far more interesting than what the teacher was teaching? No? Only me then. Well visualizing is like the adults version of daydreaming, and the cool thing is that if we do it well, we manifest our ‘daydream’ into reality! Use visualization of what you want to move past your limiting beliefs. When they creep up on you, choose in intercept the limiting thought with a more powerful thought about what you’d like to have instead.
Like I mentioned on Periscope, meditation is one of my favourite things to do. I do them in the morning as they help me set up for my day while grounding me at the same time. My favourite abundance and money guided meditations are by Gina Devee and Gabrielle Bernstein (which you can find on iTunes and download as a free podcast). I prefer guided because as you know, I like to use my imagination, I can’t concentrate if I try to do it in silence! Find a guided meditation that works for you when your money fears are bubbling up to the surface.
Sometimes you might not clear the block fully on the first round. That’s okay. You will get it. As Robet Collier said, “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out”.
Now it’s your turn to share: What are some quirky ways you use to clear you money blocks?