We all have beliefs about what it means to be wealthy.

Sometimes those are positive, like being wealthy allows you to enjoy time with your family, or having money means you can be generous. Other times your beliefs are not very helpful.

For example, a lot of people believe that wealthy people are mean or stingy. In fact, it’s just as easy for someone without much money to be tight with what they have. Other people may feel that rich people are selfish, or undeserving, or that they think they’re better than everyone.

While these beliefs may or may not be based in reality, one thing that’s certain is that holding such negative beliefs is an unconscious way to sabotage allowing abundance into your own life.

If you believe that rich people are unpleasant, nasty, mean human beings, why would you want to be one? While your rational brain may say you want more abundance and ease in your life, your unconscious mind will be working to ‘save’ you from a horrible fate.

It’s really difficult, because often you aren’t even aware of what your beliefs are or where they come from. Frequently, you develop beliefs in childhood, most often because of things people around you said or did. For instance, if your parents make comments about how ‘the boss’ screws over his workers, or how ‘her ladyship is a bitch’, you take on much more than just the idea that one person isn’t nice.

You may also have beliefs about how good and angelic it is to have no money. Beliefs like ‘poor people stick together’ and ‘we’re poor but decent’, are just as likely to keep you trapped in a poverty mindset as beliefs about the inherent wickedness of the rich.

So, how do you uncover these beliefs, and what do you do once you know what they are?

One way is to try this prompt exercise, and then to tap to release the beliefs you uncover. You can watch the video with the prompts, or find the written prompts below the video. The actual tapping starts at 3:55.

Below are the prompts in written form. Just write the first thing that comes into your mind, and leave the analysing until later. And if you want to dive deeper, for each belief you uncover, allow your mind to drift to when you first thought or heard that:

Having lots of money means…

Rich people are…

If I had a lot of money I would…

Rich women are…

To deserve to earn a high salary I would have to…

Rich men are…

Working just for money is…

Poor people are…

Rich people don’t…

Poor women are…

Poor people don’t…

Poor men are..

Once you’ve identified your beliefs, you can also think what you would rather believe. It doesn’t have to be completely different, sometimes a sideways step is more helpful than confronting a belief head on. Or, rather than thinking in general, think about yourself specifically. If you were rich, how would you behave?

You can tap on these in your own words. For example:

Even though I believe…. I choose to let this belief go now.

Even though I believe… I recognise this belief is blocking me from abundance.

Even though I was brought up to believe… I can change my beliefs.

This belief that…

I recognise it is sabotaging me

This belief that…

I am open to letting it go

I can change my beliefs

I can choose to believe that…

I can be… and be rich

I can be… and have lots of money

I can be… and allow abundance into my life

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