If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you. Louise Hay
Money is a tool. It is used to purchase the things we need to survive.
It can also be a service. We can spend money to help others be able to have the things they need to survive.
When we go beyond this basic need, however, our views of money begin to diverge.
Some see money as the root of happiness. Others see it as the root of evil.
What you believe about money as a core value will affect how you perceive its accumulation.
If you were taught that money is good, then you will pursue it.
If you were taught that money is bad, then you may avoid the pursuit of it.
Your personal experiences and observations influence these beliefs as well. If you see money being used to help people, then you’ll view it more as a tool or service.
If not, then you’ll look at money as one of the root causes of the problems we all encounter each day.
Now here’s the good news: you can change your limiting beliefs about money and success.
By using a very effective technique you may not know about, or may have even never heard about, you can begin to change your perspectives about what money and success mean to you.
What Are Some of the Limiting Beliefs About Money You May Have?
I’ve talked about how some people see money as being evil or bad.
Many of us grew up in spiritual or religious households as children.
Maybe you’ve heard Bible verses like 1 Timothy 6:10, which says, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
It is not just Christianity that focuses on money in such a light. “…And present in souls is stinginess. If you do good and fear Allah – then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, acquainted,” can be found in Surat an Nisa, 128.
In Hinduism, dharma (or duty) encourages all to work hard to earn money to support themselves and their family.
Attempting to earn more than what is necessary is reflective of greed, which has the potential to take one away from their spiritual life.
Or you can take a look at Buddhism, which teaches that wealth is temporary and does not provide a path to happiness.
These beliefs, rooted in our spirituality, set a foundation for how we think and feel about money, success, and wealth.
Then we reinforce this core belief with certain observations, which are either taught to us or we experience them in some way ourselves.
Do you have any of these disempowering beliefs about money in your life right now?
- If you focus on money, then you are shallow.
- Money does not buy happiness.
- You must work hard to become wealthy.
- It is selfishness that makes one want more money.
- It takes money to make money.
- People who are wealthy have no morals.
Each of these beliefs, if they are present, are holding you back from your true potential.
They do this because they generate conflict and fear within you.
To remove this conflict and fear, you must first remove the limiting beliefs which create it.
Start with downloading the pdf in which you will find a list of the limiting beliefs about money and success.
How to Get Rid of Limiting Beliefs About Money
Once you have identified core beliefs, experiences, and teachings that influence your perspective about money, you must do something about them to change.
Continuing with the same beliefs will always hold you back, no matter how hard you try to fight it.
You will eventually succumb to numbness, shame, and guilt for violating the core principles of who you are.
To get rid of these limiting beliefs, you must begin to transform your brain. This technique will help you do just that.
It is called the Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT.
This technique performs tapping points on specific energy centers of the body in a way that is similar to acupuncture.
Instead of needles, however, you place tapping pressure on each key energy point.
This disrupts the stress response the body attempts to generate when you are worried about something.
By disrupting the stress response, you are able to begin changing your approach to money (or anything else).
You look at things in a proactive way instead of a reactive way.
Daniel Kahneman, who serves as the Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University, has spent a lifetime studying how people make decisions and judgments.
He discovered that most people make decisions to avoid loss instead of trying to benefit from an equivalent gain.
This need to avoid loss then transitions into other parts of life.
The 2016 Presidential election in the United States is a clear example of this.
One of the top reasons why people voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is that they didn’t want the other candidate to get into office.
They weren’t voting for a candidate they wanted. They were voting against the candidate they didn’t want.
As this bias continues to grow, it can affect every element of life.
It is a cycle that will continue to push forward unless you are willing to stop it.
That is what EFT tapping is able to do. It stops the cycle of bias which makes you think you must stop loss instead of pursuing gains.
If you looked back on the events of your life, is there one instance where you could say, “If that incident did not occur, I would be in a very different financial situation right now?’
That is a traumatic event. The sense of loss runs deeply through the soul. You are filled with anger, sadness, and shame because of what happened.
Tapping stops the emotional response. It stops programmed beliefs. It allows you to focus on the situation at-hand with a logical mind.
It only takes one EFT tapping session to begin producing results.
Just try it to see if you experience a difference in your perspectives.
The Basics of EFT Tapping for Money and Success
For EFT tapping to be successful, you must find the correct meridian points on the body. These are the areas where your energies come together in a confluence.
During a typical treatment session, you will focus on several key areas, such as the top of your head, your eyebrows, under the eyes, and under the nose.
There are spots along your collarbone, chin, and under the arm as well.
You can use the tapping technique for many different reasons.
If your focus is on creating a perspective change about money and success, then here are the key tapping points you’ll want to focus on when trying this technique.
Side of the Eye: This tapping spot calms negative energies associated with change.
Under the Eye: This meridian eases the worries associated with financial concerns.
Under the Nose: This area increases your sense of fulfillment and desire to improve.
Under the Mouth: This meridian focuses on the stamina associated with your persistence.
Eyebrow: Tap this area when you feel urgency and haste to create change.
How you begin to tap will influence the outcomes you’re able to achieve with this technique.
Your goal should be to tap each area firmly, but not so hard that you would hurt yourself in some way.
Use your fingertips for tapping instead of your finger pads.
The one exception to this is if you have long fingernails.
Then use your finger pads to avoid an unintentional injury from the nail.
You can choose to use one hand or both hands for tapping.
If you use both hands, it may be helpful to alternate the tapping so that your hands are complementary to each other instead of tapping simultaneously.
Be sure to remove your glasses before tapping. If you wear a watch or jewelry, you will want to remove these as well.
Try practicing on one spot now. Take your fingertip, choose one of the areas listed above, then begin to tap. Continue tapping for about 30 seconds.
Many people who try EFT tapping for the first time begin to count the number of times they tap themselves in a single location, much like they would for reps while working out.
You might begin to think of a to-do list that needs to get finished today. You might remember a promise you made to someone that needs to be fulfilled.
These are all defensive mechanisms. It is the body and brain’s last resort to stop the changes you’re wanting to experience in your life.
You can defeat this issue as well.
Tuning into Your Problem with Money and Success
Now that you know how to perform tapping and the locations to tap, you are ready to know how to tune into the problem you have with money.
Using a standard tapping technique affirmation phrase, you would say something like this as you begin to tap.
“Even though I have this fear of wealth and success, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
You can also throw in a variation if self-doubt or self-criticism are present in your life right now.
“Even though I have this fear of wealth and success, I deeply and completely love myself.”
What makes EFT tapping such a great technique to learn is that it can be used to address a wide range of issues you may be facing in your life right now.
There is no limit to the types of issues, concerns, or fears that can be addressed and confronted with this technique.
All you need to do is replace “wealth and success” with the fear, pain, or concerns you are experiencing right now.
People have successfully used EFT tapping to treat headaches, cravings, resentment, and even nightmares.
As you get into a routine of tapping, you may find that saying the same affirmation repetitively, day after day, gets old and stale.
If you need a change, these phrase variations can also support your efforts to clear limiting beliefs about money.
“I accept myself even though I have this limiting belief about money and success.”
“I love and accept myself even though I have this fear about earning more money.”
“Even though I have this fear about money and wealth, I deeply and profoundly accept myself.”
It is important to use the exact limiting belief you identify in your life with these affirmation statements.
This will draw out the negative energies associated with them, which allows you to tap them away.
You can say these affirmations in your mind if you wish, but this technique is more effective if you say them verbally.
Then return to the different tapping points to clear out the negative energies of other limiting beliefs you may have.
What Should I Do After I Get Rid of the Negative Energy?
Once you feel like the negative associations with certain thoughts about money are no longer influencing your thinking and decision-making skills, it is time to instill positive energy into your system.
Write down the negative beliefs you isolated when thinking about money, wealth and success.
Read these beliefs verbally. Then rate them on a scale of 10. Does the belief still seem true?
Be honest with yourself. If you score a 6-10 on the scale, then return to the tapping technique.
It is important to remember that you have spent a lifetime dealing with these limiting beliefs. Time is necessary to restore balance to your spirit.
Continue repeating and grading the limiting thoughts until you can honestly rate it at 4 or less.
Once this rating is achieved, write down the positive belief you’d like to instill into yourself.
Now return to the tapping process. Instead of using the affirmations, use a phrase like this.
“Success is always available to me because I am not a failure.”
Scientific Research into the Benefits of EFT Tapping
Whenever a claim is made that seems too good to be true, it is a good idea to look into the science of what is being talked about.
A quick search of EFT tapping research will lead to over 100 different results about the potential benefits of this process.
Finding published results in journals or clinical research studies is more of a challenge.
Here are the current findings about EFT tapping that have been published and peer reviewed.
A survey of 448 EFT practitioners, published in The Permanente Journal, found that 63% of people could remediate complex PTSD symptoms in 10 or fewer EFT tapping sessions.
An analysis of 14 studies, involving over 650 participants, found through meta-analysis that on a scale of 0.2 to 0.8, indicating the range of effect that a treatment could provide, EFT tapping measured at 1.23.
A review of more than 60 research articles by Patrice Rancour, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC discovered that EFT tapping offers an efficacy rate of 98% when the procedure is used to treat some form of psychological distress or physical condition. It is even as effective when treating athletic or academic performance issues. This research was published in The Journal of Holistic Nursing.
In 2008, Dr. Peta Stapleton and Terri Sheldon used EFT tapping to study weight loss versus a waitlist regarding food cravings. 96 adults, diagnosed as being obese, attended a 4-week program run by an EFT practitioner. The impact of the program was superior to CBT in the reduction of food cravings and anxiety. 89 of the 96 adults were able to continue experiencing results over 1 year.
It is clear that EFT tapping creates successful outcomes. Now it is up to you to experience your own outcome with this technique.
What Was Your Experience with EFT Tapping?
Tapping is a process that is painless and simple. It can be learned by anyone. It can be applied whenever you experience the negative effects of a limiting belief.
You can be anywhere. You can be around other people.
As long as you are using it with a specific intent to deal with a limiting belief, there are no limits to what is possible when you feel a change in spiritual and emotional energy is necessary.
Through EFT tapping, you have the power to find relief from stress all on your own.
Some may find changes happening during their first tapping session.
It usually takes 2-3 tapping sessions to really see progress with lifelong limiting beliefs, especially when money is involved.
Positive beliefs about money can take you beyond the basic essentials of life.
Clearing your limiting beliefs about money will help you see it as the tool it has always meant to be.
You can achieve the success you want to see in life.
Your money belief system doesn’t need to be in the way anymore.
Use this technique today to begin the process of changing your limiting beliefs about money.
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