Money Mindset March – Day 4
Holy moly! I totally missed yesterday’s post. Sorry about that. Family stuff comes up, and a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do!
So, the last time we journaled about different situations that made us feel negative about money. If our parents fought about money or talked about it from a “lack” perspective, if people have made us feel inferior because we didn’t have enough, if people stole from us…. All of these different things can negatively affect our thoughts and feelings about money.
Last year, I read Denise Duffield-Thomas’s book, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch. In her book, she also advises making a list of the situations that have soured your relationship with and/or thoughts toward money, and forgiving them.
I worked with this concept and was amazed at the difference it made in my attitude toward money and my relationship with it!
This form of working with issues is called “Ho’oponopono” – which is a traditional Hawaiian therapeutic cleansing practice.
Take the list of instances and people who negatively impacted your feelings about money. Read each item on your list. After you have read the item, say, “I forgive you. I am sorry. I love you. Thank you.”
This might be something that you have to repeat with some of the items on your list, as they might sting a little more than the others and need more time to be healed. Go through the list, reciting this phrase, until not a single one of the points you listed creates an emotional charge any longer.
The difference you should feel after doing this exercise is pretty darn amazing. Feel free to comment about any breakthroughs you have when you work with this assignment!
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