How to clear abundance blocks and live your ideal life
Most of us want abundance in all areas of life and consider success as happiness, health and wealth. My ideal life would consist of freedom to spend time with family and friends, ability to work from anywhere, the means to travel and explore, living debt free, and purchasing a cabin by the lake.
The problem is that for many of us, our actual experiences in one or more areas of life isn’t aligned with what we want to experience. And unfortunately, desire, knowledge and hard work aren’t always enough to get the results we so desperately want. If you’re a personal development junkie like me, you might wonder why even though you’ve practiced visualization and affirmations daily, you still haven’t created your ideal life. When it seems like you have everything in place for success, but you’re not achieving your goals, there is more than likely an abundance block, or subconscious belief, holding you back.
Now let’s talk about what these blocks are and where they’re coming from…
Abundance blocks are negative subconscious beliefs we hold about a certain concept, and they’re ingrained into our minds since childhood. For example, say Steve grew up with parents whose relationship was dysfunctional. They were constantly fighting about everything, and they eventually divorced. Now Steve has relationship troubles as an adult. He knows that happy relationships are possible, but no matter how hard he tries to be a good partner, his relationships always end badly after a couple months. Because he grew up hearing his parents constantly complaining about each other and making negative statements about love and relationships, those are the beliefs that are rooted in his own subconscious mind. These subconscious beliefs are “blocking” him from a lasting relationship and will do so until he clears them.
As another example, let’s say Sara grew up in a home where money was tight. Her parents held a lot of debt and were always struggling to pay the bills. Sara heard things throughout her childhood like “money doesn’t grow on trees,” “the rich get richer while the poor get poorer,” and all the worries her parents had about there never being enough. These ideas became abundance blocks for Sara. Now, in her adult life she finds herself falling into the same patterns as her parents, and she can’t seem to escape debt no matter how hard she works.
Identifying and clearing your abundance blocks:
Abundance blocks, or limiting beliefs, become self-fulfilling prophecies due to how you act or don’t act according to your beliefs. The catch to clearing your abundance blocks is that you have to be able to identify them first. The reason you might be trying everything that should be working, but not seeing positive results, is likely because you have an abundance block you haven’t yet identified. Here are three steps to identifying and clearing abundance blocks:
Identify you blocks. Choose an area of life you want to improve upon, such as relationships, career, money, weight loss, adventure, etc (only do one at a time to avoid losing focus). Write out your experiences in this area of life, positive and negative. Then look back on your childhood and write about what your parents/guardians experienced in this area. Notice if there is any connection between your childhood or other times throughout your past and what you are experiencing now. Also take note of any feelings you hold in this area like blame (the economy is bad, other people are screwing me over), unworthiness (I don’t deserve to be successful/happy. I’m not smart enough, not creative enough, etc.), scarcity (there’s not enough ____ to go around: money, nice men/women, jobs in this field) and doubt (I don’t believe I can ever truly have what I want). Write them all down.
Get clear on your desires in the area of life you chose. Write down what you want to experience in detail. Now compare your desires with your list of beliefs from step 1. Are they working in harmony, or can you see now that there are certain subconscious beliefs that have been holding you back?
Reprogram your mind and reframe those negative beliefs. Now that you have identified both what you desire and what’s holding you back, start working on replacing those negative beliefs with positive ones. Read through your list of blocks, and challenge each one by asking yourself if it’s true – is it a thought or is it a fact? Then come up with more empowering alternative ideas until you no longer believe the limiting idea. When you no longer believe your block, then it can no longer hold you back.
Take action, and remember that repetition is key. It takes time to change beliefs that you’ve been holding onto for years. Repeat your new, empowering beliefs daily and practice taking action that backs those beliefs up. With new beliefs comes new actions, and you need to keep reminding yourself of the positive intentions behind your new actions.
I recently started reading the book The Abundance Code: How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now by Julie Ann Cairns to work on better identifying and clearing my money blocks. (I am realizing I’ve been holding onto a lot of negative ideas about money!) If money is an area where you’re feeling blocked, I highly recommend the book and may write an update once I finish it.
Hope this has helped you on your quest to identifying and clearing your abundance blocks to create a life you love!
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