“If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.”- Robert Collier
Poverty consciousness grows on you over time. You wear its cloak without truly realizing how melancholic it has been making you feel. Ever so often, you try to shrug off your struggle, with the justification that it is your fate or destiny to be poor. Without ever stopping to take a deep reflection, you can continue to merely get by, scrambling to make ends meet.
The vast majority of people are saddled with poverty consciousness by default. Mostly, we do not grow up in wealthy family backgrounds or have environments that help us develop mindsets of prosperity. Additionally, we are brought up on beliefs that are handed down over the generations about having to struggle hard for the money. Fed on a diet of limited thinking, we are programmed with poverty consciousness.
We may not be aware about some of these beliefs we hold because they exist in our subconscious. However, we can look at our external situations in order to know what our inner beliefs are. The extent of how bad our financial situation is reflects how deep the programming is. We find ourselves repeating the same money patterns over and over again.
And we wonder why we continue to rack up debts, overspend, gamble, and/or attract partners who are financially irresponsible. Of less severity – but still chronic enough, we find that we keep failing to clinch deals, failing to attract paying clients or failing to break our barriers to financial success. In short, we are financially stuck.
Herein lies one important reason why if this is true for you, shifting from poverty to prosperity consciousness can change your fortunes. A shift expands your energy into new possibilities. You are able to break free of the limiting patterns that have kept you stuck. Your thoughts translate into action. Thus, you no longer react as if you are on autopilot. You no longer engage in compulsive or repetitive behavior that causes you to sink deeper and deeper into depression.
Here are 4 steps to activating the shift:
(1) Acknowledge the part that you have played. You are able to see how your choices have led you to the current situation that you are in. You also realize that failure to make the acknowledgement will continue to cause you to be stuck.
(2) Be willing to face up to your situation. At this point, you may realize that what is at stake in the image that you have been projecting in front of others. Your self-esteem is at a low. However, you are willing to do it what it takes to help you get over the hump. This step involves doses and doses of courage. It is not easy. You may experience plenty of shame initially. However, once you connect with the pain of being stuck, the choice becomes clear for you.
(3) Release your negative emotions. It is hard to move into positive action if you are saddled with negative emotions. Shame can hold you back from doing what is necessary. Worry can blind you from making a clear decision. And any feelings of misery can drown you into inaction. Thus, find safe ways to release your emotions. I highly recommend that you look into journaling, energy healing and/or inner child work.
(4) Get support during the transition period. It is hard to make the transition alone. This is not the time to be the lone hero or heroine. There is no embarrassment to asking for assistance if needed. Get appropriate support. Be clear in what you need. Support does not come in the form of a friend who is willing to listen to your excuses. Obviously, get help from those who are able to help you move positively forward. Professional life coaches are great at this!
Of course, it seems counter to good sense that you may now have to spend in order to get support from a trained professional. However, think of it as an investment. Ultimately, you are investing in your well-being. And you are worthy of it
Once you start experiencing the effects of transformation, I don’t see why you will ever want to revert to old patterns again. Hence, any change is likely to be permanent. A number of my clients reported to experiencing a sense of freedom after clearing old limiting patterns almost immediately.
Shift with Greater Ease
Change of habits can be discomforting. I know. I refused to change for a long time. No one likes change. However, it is in change that brings different results than what we are currently getting.
You will inevitably face resistance. It just seems so risky to make a change. After all, there is a certain numbness to the pain of the old. You may mistake the numbness for comfort. But don’t be deluded that the gnawing pain will ever go away if you don’t do anything different. Perhaps your subconscious may find it more appealing to think in terms of making a shift rather than change. Hence, you shift in gradual steps.
To undo old programing involves work. There are no quick fixes. The process is not likely to be an overnight thing. You need to develop new thinking patterns and new habits, for a real shift to take place. Increasingly, you will realize that you won’t have regrets making the decision to do so!
Love and abundance always,
Abundance Life Coach, Energy Healing Practitioner, Intuitive Consultant
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