Fear of Money We All Have – Money Fears and Traps I.Erika László · General News · 2019. April 21.
The following article is the first of the series of “Money Fears and Traps”.
Do You Have A Fear Of Money?
By: Erika Laszlo, Creator and Master Instructor of SuperConscious Self-Coaching™
The following article was first published by the Wellness Universe.
Such a question. How anyone would have a fear of money what everybody wants so desperately? Make no sense at all. Now, although it does not make sense, the reality is that many people have lots of fear about money, therefore, they also easily fall into money traps.
According to a 2017 survey two-thirds of the population in the US are more afraid of a “money catastrophe” than anything else. Divorce, illness and even death are not so important than money. Money fears and especially those money issues when we feel we cannot handle the problem makes a lot of stress for everybody.
I have been teaching Conscious Money Creation classes for more than a decade. It turns out in all class that people are very much afraid of money, and they even have shame about it. But how could you have more of something if you are afraid of it?
How do you know if you have fear of money?
Do you worry:
- that you do not have enough;
- that you will not have enough;
- how you will be able to pay for your bills;
- that you will lose what you have;
- if you have invested well?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you have money fears.
You are not alone. Worrying is a universal fear-based feeling and it is also universal to worry about money. You may not think so, but even some of the millionaires worry and have fears about money. It does not depend on how much money you have, it depends on something entirely different. Curious to know? Read more to find it out!
Why do we have fear and negative feelings about money?
Many of our thoughts and feelings such as fear and shame about money come from our family and childhood. Most of us have learned that there is a big difference between people, there are those who are rich and those who are poor. We also have learned that money is not enough and is limited.
- We cannot afford it.
- It is expensive, and it is a waste of money.
- You are not worth anything without money.
I am quite sure you can add to the money beliefs you have heard.
On a subconscious level, these beliefs affect our behaviour and relationship with money. If we have bad feelings and thoughts about money, then we do not feel at peace around it, and this blocks our ability to live in harmony with it.
What Does A Terrible Relationship Look Like?
Just imagine how would you feel in a relationship with someone if the person were dirty, smelly, unreliable, not being there for you when you need them, and when they are there, you always feel shame and threatened in your relationship and with your partner. Hmm, does not sound like a happy and harmonious relationship, does it? Nobody wants this kind of relationship. Everyone would rather escape from it!
Well, that is why many people are struggling with money and money-related issues.
They have a terrible relationship with it. As I mentioned, it is not only those who do not have money who have issues with it.
It does not depend on how much money we have, but it depends on the relationship we have with our money.
According to my experience, almost nobody appears to have a good relationship with money, even if they have a lot of money. It is difficult for most people to talk about it without negative feelings or emotions and, therefore, it is quite difficult to deal with. If we do not like something or are afraid of it, we tend to avoid connecting with it.
There is a lot of shame connected to money issues.
We have learned that we are only “good enough” if our bank account is full. No wonder people feel shame when they have money-related problems or are bankrupt. If something causes us pain, we do not want to hear about it. Clearly, this strategy does not help us resolve our problems.
The good news is that you do not need to live in a terrible relationship with money even if your parents told you that it would be much better if there were no money at all and that it only gives you a headache. You can change your beliefs, and you can create a loving relationship with money.
What Can You Do to Remove Fear and Negative Feelings About Money?
Start loving and accepting everything and everybody including yourself. Love is energy, and if you want to love money, you first need to love yourself.
Love has three basic attitudes:
- Allowing yourself and others to do what they think is the best for them.
- Accepting everything and everybody as they are, including yourself.
- Being compassionate with yourself, and others.
There is no acceptance if there is judgment. You need to be aware of your thoughts and to realize if you’re judging a person or a situation. If you do realize it, say this out loud: Let peace be with them. Practising acceptance and compassion is essential if you want to receive more money.
Start Loving Money:
If you accept the concept that everything is energy around us, you need to accept that money IS energy, too. Therefore, if you have negative feelings, especially fear, shame, and discomfort you repel money instead of attracting it. Start loving your money and become good friends with it.
Wishing you a happy relationship with your money!
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