As part of my Money Money Money vlog series, I explore some of the common beliefs around money, and some of the things that we may feel can hold us back from manifesting what we want in our lives, and living in abundance.
Here are some common beliefs that can hold others back from making money:
‘I’m from a poor background, I’ll always be poor.’
‘Money is evil.’
‘Women from my family never earn anything.’
‘If I make money, I’ll lose all my friends.’
‘I have to be in poverty, in order to belong.’
‘Money isn’t real.’
‘Love isn’t real.’
Where do beliefs come from?
As we go through our lives, from being a foetus in the womb onwards, our brains are constantly changing, making new connections, forming new neurological pathways, based on our external environment. Some scientists have described the ‘neuroplasticity’ of the brain – i.e. the brain’s ability to adapt, as a reaction to the environmental factors at the time. Quoted from a recent article about the neuroplasticity of the brain, doctor Celeste Campbell writes:
“It refers to the physiological changes in the brain that happen as the result of our interactions with our environment. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, the connections among the cells in our brains reorganize in response to our changing needs. This dynamic process allows us to learn from and adapt to different experiences”
Celeste Campbell (n.d.).
With this in mind, we can consider not only childhood as a significant time where our beliefs are formed based on our environmental experiences, but also through adulthood (at arguably a slightly slower, but still significant rate).
These environmental factors could be considered as follows:
-Family beliefs and values
-Beliefs and values of peers
-Beliefs and values of colleagues
-Societal influences (i.e. school, TV, film, literature, media etc).
-Experiences through childhood and beyond
From a holistic level, there are other levels of our existence that may also be useful examples to consider how beliefs are formed:
-Genetic level (i.e. the beliefs you inherit from your ancestors – in science this idea has been referred to as ‘epigenetics.’ – i.e. the ‘switching on’ and ‘switching off’ of certain genetic codes that we inherit from our ancestors, based on their experiences, as well as our own.
-Soul level – the idea that beyond your human existence and experience as you are now, your soul (where your heart is – your heart and soul are different things, but it’s also where your soul is) is eternal, and comes into every lifetime to have different experiences and to learn and grow.
From a holistic level, as well as experiences throughout our life at all ages, we may have come into this lifetime with beliefs on a soul level and/or a genetic level, that may be blocking us from making money – I’ll come to this on another blog post.
The amazing thing about the neuroplasticity of our brains is that we have option to heal our beliefs around money, and remove the blocks to what we feel is holding us back.
Part of the premise of the Money Money Money series is to start conversations around how certain common beliefs are formed around money, and to think of alternative ways of looking at things that we may have previously thought was a problem or block to making money, and later realise that these beliefs no longer serve us.
In this series, I’ll cover a broad range of topics, from family values, gender, race, sexuality, societal influences, to specific job sectors and more. These short videos are designed to act as conversation starters, and I hope you find them interesting 😊
If you’d like to make an enquiry about having a 1:1 ThetaHealing session with me, to heal some beliefs around money on a soul level, a genetic level and from experiences you may have had through all ages in this life time, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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