Money Problems? How To Stop Being Neurotic About Money

Money problems? Find out what to do to put an end to them.

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Are you frustrated by money problems?

You suspect the rich are getting richer while everyone else is getting poorer.

It’s a scary idea. It leaves you with a sense of learned helplessness.

Fortunately, money is not the source of well-being and happiness. That’s a lie.

Your mind is the source of well-being and happiness.

Since your mind creates a reality map based on your experiences, it spins the fabric of future experiences from the thread of your thoughts and feelings.

What Causes Money Problems?

Money problems arise if you crave or despise money.

Money problems arise because you forget money is only a medium for exchange.

Money problems arise because of your attachments or aversions to it.

When you measure your value by how much money you have in your bank account, you are in a culturally-induced hypnotic trance.

It’s a trance because you believe that money is in charge of your life.

That’s a disempowering idea.

If money is in charge of your life that means you’re not in charge.

Are you Under a Hypnotic Spell?

You’re under the hypnotic spell around money if you think money is a source of control, safety, or approval.

Control:

  • Do you see having money as being in control?
  • Do you see not having money as being out of control?

Safety:

  • Do you see having money as making you safe?
  • Do you see not having money as making you vulnerable?

Approval:

  • Do you see having money as attracting approval?
  • Do you see not having money as making you unimportant?

Here’s the thing: we all need a sense of control, safety, and approval.

That’s how the mind works.

But money is not the source of these things.

Control, safety, and approval arise from your mind.

Think about it. When you’re self-confident, you feel in control. When you feel positive, you have a sense of safety. And when you like yourself, others like you, too.

Money can enhance these states, but it’s not the source of your empowerment.

The source of your personal power is your own self-concept and view of the world.

Your contentment arises out of your consciousness.

Your affirmative thoughts and feelings create a sense of control, safety, and approval.

Don’t Give Away Your Power

Assuming that money is the source of your well-being disowns your power.

You’re saying that money is the root cause of experience. Without it, you can’t be happy.

If this were true, all rich people would be happy.

If this were true, all poor people would be miserable.

Yet this simple logic falls apart at the seams.

You find rich people who are happy and rich people who are miserable.

You find poor people who are happy and poor people who are miserable.

Linking up money and power in the world is only a conditioned response.

It’s one that you’ve learned since infancy.

It’s a false association, making money into a god.

Why Money Problems Are an Illusion

You can have money problems because you don’t have enough money. And you can also have them because you have too much money.

Ultimately, you only have a problem because you think you have one.

Once you understand that money is not in control of your life, you break the hypnotic spell.

You now see that money is just a currency of exchange.

It is not good or bad in itself.

It does not cause problems.

It does not corrupt or ennoble you.

You can use it or abuse it.

Increasing the amount of money you have only make you more of what you are.

If you are greedy, money will make you more avaricious. And if you are kind-hearted, money will only make you more generous.

Once you see money for what it is than you have a real chance of making as much of it as you need to get what you desire.

It’s not a power in itself; it’s only a false god fashioned out of your imagination.

Your power lies in your consciousness and you can train it to attract abundance.

Instead of focusing on solving money problems, focus on building a prosperity consciousness.

Instead of trying to get more money from somewhere, focus on attracting it to you.

Build a Prosperity Consciousness

Once you understand that consciousness is back of all things, then you can approach money in a calm way.

Money is only a tool. You can use it to build the kind of life you want.

Here are 5 steps to develop your consciousness to bring more money into your life.

Step #1: Develop an attitude of gratitude.

Whenever money flows into your life, you should celebrate it.

You do this by feeling grateful.

Celebrate your paycheck instead of resenting that it’s not as much as you’d like.

An attitude of gratitude will change your relationship to money.

Money becomes a friend, not an enemy.

Step #2: Reboot your imagination.

Think about what you can do with the money you would like to have in your life.

Stop thinking about how much money you need or where it’s going to come from.

Start thinking of getting all your needs met.

By thinking of the end results, you are stirring up your creative mind.

It will help you attract what you need.

You can take this one step further and go on an imaginative spending spree.

If you received $100 right now, what would you buy?

What about $1,000, $10,000, $100,000? Keep on expanding the amount as your imagination gets better at this game.

Another way to stimulate your imagination is to imagine you’re breathing wealth in and out. You will feel a distinct mood shift.

Step #3: Resolve conflicting beliefs.

When you love something, you pull it toward you and when you hate something you push it away.

If, for example, you want to be a writer, then feeling a love-hate relationship with it will make you vacillate. If you want to soar as a writer, then you must passionately love the art and craft of writing.

When you have a neurotic relationship with money, you fluctuate between both emotions.

These inner conflicts about money create resistance to having it.

Step #4: Drop neurotic thinking about money.

Neurotic thinking about money can show up in all sorts of ways:

  • Feeling you never have enough.
  • Feeling buyer’s remorse.
  • Getting into debt to impress others.

Neurotic thinking becomes a self-perpetuating cycle.

Just because almost everyone around you is neurotic, doesn’t mean you have to be, too.

Break free from compulsive behavior that does not serve you.

You do this by breaking your illusions about money.

Step #5: Be a good steward of your money.

If you are a good steward of your home, you wash your dishes and change your bed sheets.

If you are a good steward of your body, you eat healthy foods and exercise regularly.

If you are a good steward of your child, you take care of their core needs.

In the same way, you can be a good steward of money, if you keep track of your earning and spending, and if you don’t horde or splurge.

When you’re a good steward of anything, then you set things in order and reduce chaos and confusion.

How to Eliminate Money Blocks

Conflicting and neurotic ideas about money stop it from flowing into your life. You can’t attract more of it if you have cognitive dissonance about its value for you.

Money blocks can prevent you from receiving money because you are reluctant to do things that make you feel uncomfortable.

Here is how you dissolve any mental block:

  • Notice what you’re resisting.
  • Acknowledge it fully.
  • Feel the feeling, and then let it go.

You can  put an end money problems by changing your consciousness around money. But if you’re currently struggling with money issues, this is not an immediate fix. Instead, consider this a long-range philosophy. It’s one that you grow into over time. A new understanding about how money is not in control of your life is a gradual process. It takes a little time and patience to break the hypnotic spell to see that money is just a currency of exchange.

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