Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Clear Path to Prosperity

Nothing like a bunch of out-dated, off-the-wall, self-defeating, limiting beliefs about money to keep your credit card maxed and your pockets empty.
Nothing like disproving those beliefs to clear a path to prosperity!

Two kinds of beliefs often stand in the way.

Limiting emotional beliefs: These beliefs trigger painful feelings. For example some people feel shame when they fail and guilt when they succeed. What a bind! Anticipatory dread of these emotional consequences keeps us from even trying new approaches. Fear of feeling worse causes the wheel spinning that digs us deeper and deeper into a rut of despair.

Misperceived beliefs about adequacy, deserving and status act like blinders blocking out genuine opportunities. You cannot recognize a magical connection when your focus is on whether you deserve it or not. How can you be recognized if you are trying to pump up your status or hide your true nature?

Actions speak loudly of beliefs. A student of mine is working on a strong case of poverty consciousness. He noticed a great clue to follow up and explore. He rents a low cost apartment in an affluent suburb. When people at his new job asked where he lived, he said “I didn’t want to tell them. I didn’t want them to think I’m rich.”

Another student responded, “Wow. I would want just the opposite. I’d want people to think I’m a lot better off than I am.”

These opposing responses stem from the same misconception: “who I am is not ok.”

There is one thing I wish I could share with the whole world today. “You are enough. You are not too much, too little, too young, too old, too rich, too poor, to beautiful, too ugly – too anything to be happy, to be loved and to prosper. You are enough just as you are. You may want to use that enough-ness to create all sorts of adventures. Maybe you want to make a fortune. Maybe avoid some pitfalls. You may succeed some days and stumble on others. It has nothing to do with whether you are enough to be the perfect you.

To find out more about beliefs like these and how to break out from them take a free quiz on “50 Beliefs About Money”

Some of them may surprise you!

I hope these messages help you to find and disprove more limiting beliefs so you can see the miracles and opportunities all around. Please feel free to share them.


If you come to the Rowe Conference Center in May we’ll have a whole BREAKOUT Weekend together clearing the path to accept prosperity, creativity and miracles. http://www.rowecenter.org/ . Click Conference Center Schedule; scroll down to May 29. It’s a beautiful, caring environment for a breakout!

Know why you want everything you want? Don’t miss the YouTube clip from the Miracles Weekend