Manifesting Money 101 | How to Escape The Poverty Mind-Set
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Like many people, I discovered the Law of Attraction in a truly desperate time of my life…
Not only was I struggling with depression and anxiety but I was also unemployed and living out of my parent’s house.
Now, I realize that this isn’t the worst situation in the world…
I had a roof over my head and my basic needs were being met…
But I was in my mid-20’s and really needed financial independence if I was ever going to grow and progress with my life…
Manifesting more money was one of my top priorities and if you are reading this, it’s probably one of yours too.
This article is a complete guide to manifesting wealth, based on my own personal experience.
We will be going through 10 things that contribute to a poverty mindset…
As well as 10 tips to ensure a wealth mindset!
If you can reprogram your mind towards abundance, you will find yourself attracting money much more easily than you have done in the past.
At the end of this article, I will share with you the best thing I ever did to fine-tune my thoughts toward manifesting more money!!
The Way You View Money Matters!
There are many different worldviews around money…
There are those who love money and those who see it as a cause for greed and overindulgence.
But you see, anyone who tells you that “money can’t buy happiness” has never really struggled before…
I mean come on!
Let’s get real here…
Whether you like it or not, we live in a time where cash rules.
In this paradigm, money determines our survival, our experiences and our place in society.
Unfortunately, the whole idea that money is “not important” has hit the spiritual community pretty hard.
This belief has caused many people (especially those who lean toward a more spiritual worldview) to limit their own potential for creation within this reality.
But guys, life is for living!
We have come here as conscious creators to build a life of abundance not a life of struggle!
Wanting financial freedom is nothing to be ashamed of.
Whether your desire is to jet set around the world or simply feed your family… money is simply a tool for trade.
The very first step for manifesting money is to take a look at your world view…
Do you love money?
Or do you have limiting beliefs that are preventing you from embracing true wealth?
Your Beliefs Determine Your Ability To Manifest Money.
Over the centuries, people have developed limiting beliefs around wealth.
These beliefs are passed down from ancestor to ancestor and eventually, it becomes our turn to watch and absorb our immediate family’s financial attitudes.
You may have seen their anxious faces as they opened the monthly bills or perhaps you experienced that pain first hand when you were denied certain experiences due to financial hardship.
Some of you may have grown up in a more financially stable environment yet still managed to adopt a set of limiting money beliefs.
Maybe your parents were careless with money.
Perhaps being accustomed to wealth made the quest for financial independence an even harder journey than that of those who grew up with very little.
Think back and try to pinpoint times in your life where money was held in a negative light.
These early experiences imprint themselves into your subconscious mind and gradually create something known as a poverty mindset.
And yes! This happens even to people who come from abundant lifestyles!
Take lotto winners for example…
Did you know that no matter who they are or where they come from, 9 out of 10 lotto winners go back to the exact same financial situation that they came from before their winnings?
Because the winners still viewed themselves as underprivileged.
The bottom line here is mindset, mindset, mindset!!
When it comes to manifesting financial abundance, this is what it all comes down to!
So now that we have covered why your beliefs are so important it’s time to discuss the 10 most common traits of poverty mindset!
If you identify with any of these traits don’t worry!
Soon we will go over 10 more tips that you can use to reprogram your mind toward complete wealth!
10 Traits of A Poverty Mindset.
1.) Having A Negative Emotional Response To Receiving Bills
How does it make you feel to open your bills each month?
Opening bills and realizing that your hard earned cash is about to slip right through your fingers isn’t the nicest feeling in the world, I get it!
But did you know that the reaction you have toward your bills could actually be contributing to a poverty mindset?
You see, the Law of Attraction centres around the concept that like attracts like…
What this means is that any emotions released while opening bills will continue to manifest…
In other words…
If seeing your statement makes you feel sad or worried, you will continue to have those feelings every time you open a bill…
And the only way those negative emotions can continue to manifest within your reality is if you continue to struggle financially.
Transmute this cycle by opening your bills with an attitude of gratitude.
Feel blessed for another month of electricity, internet or rent.
Gratitude attracts more reasons to have gratitude!
What I mean by this is…
When you feel thankful, the universe must bring forth an abundance of blessings in order to mirror that output of appreciation.
If you do find yourself unable to generate gratitude while opening bills, try pretending that your bills are actually checks…
See the amount due as if it is being paid to you and build gratitude that way.
2.) Feeling Grief When You Think About Needing Money.
If you feel any kind of sadness when thinking about needing money, you may be contributing to a poverty mindset.
Sometimes the feeling is so slight that you may not even notice it at first.
Next time you think about money, stop for a moment and focus on how your body feels.
If you feel a very slight pain in your chest or stomach you are indeed associating wealth with negative emotions.
This tells the universe “money makes me feel bad”.
This inner dis-ease comes from an underlying sense of lack…
Try instead to transmute the feelings of grief and loss into feelings of faith and excitement.
One way to start doing this is to change the words “I want” with “I have”.
3.) Settling For “Just Enough”
Some people think that by asking for more, you are not being grateful for what you have.
This is not true.
Yes, gratitude does heighten your vibration and therefore your alignment with the universe but gratitude and contentment are two very different things.
If you are content to have just enough money to get by then you will receive just enough to get by.
As humans, it is our birthright to experience the abundance of creation in this lifetime!
There is always more you can achieve!
Even when you reach your financial goals, manifest more even if it’s just to give back to charity.
Once you strengthen your manifestation muscle, you need to keep it working it in order to stay strong.
4.) Not Taking Inspired Action To Improve Your Financial Situation
Manifestation is all about aligning your energies in order to match the vibration of your desires.
The energies we align come from thought, emotion, and finally… action!
Now, when I say action, I don’t mean working yourself into the ground in order to achieve financial freedom.
You should be inspired to get things moving!
Have you ever had a great idea pop into your mind seemingly out of nowhere?
Do you ever feel excited about getting something done just because you know that the result is going to be amazing?
This is inspired action.
Often these kinds of ideas are sent from the universe itself in order to put you on track toward your goals.
When you take real-world steps toward reaching your desires, you emit physical energies that align with the frequency of that particular result.
Putting in some effort shows that you are ready and working for it.
Winners never give up working towards their dreams even when the odds are against them.
5.) Seeing Chaos As A Negative Sign
When working with the Law of Attraction, there are always going to be periods of time that seem rather chaotic.
Many people make the mistake of allowing this to bring them down.
They become bitter and lose faith thinking that perhaps their blessings are not going to manifest after all…
The truth is quite the opposite.
When you manifest a change of any kind there is going to be some re-arranging to do.
The universe will often re-direct your life in order to make room for your manifestations.
If you are manifesting money and then suddenly lose your job…
The mistake here would be to let this situation make you feel bad and manifest your way back into a life of lack.
After all, how’s the universe supposed to give you a new reality when you are still clinging on to the old one?
Welcome any kind of chaos or disruption as a sign that your desires are on their way.
The universe needs to make room in your life for what’s coming next.
Re-alignment is necessary to put you on the path with your creations.
6.) Dismissing Signs From The Universe As “Coincidence”
There is a reason why the universe sends us signs and synchronicity…
Recognizing these signs helps to build faith, excitement and above all momentum!
In other words…
By acknowledging signs, you raise your vibration as well as your connection with source!
So how do you know the difference between a genuine message from the universe and a coincidence?
You will feel it instantly!
That “Oh my goodness, it’s a sign” type of feeling…
Some people (especially those who are a little more sceptical) might experience a secondary thought after recognizing the sign…
That secondary thought is the ego and it usually says something like…
“Don’t be silly, that’s not a sign! It’s just a coincidence!”
But trust your heart and don’t be fooled…
When it comes to manifesting money, here are some signs to watch out for:
- Number synchronicity Especially 11:11, 111, 555 and 888.
- Finding coins or small amounts of money.
- Hearing people talking about money.
- Song’s or movies about receiving money appearing more frequently in your reality.
- Witnessing any other indicator that is uniquely special to you (butterflies, feathers etc)
7.) Making Excuses
People who suffer from a poverty mindset almost always make excuses for their misfortune!
Now, this is not a judgement…
In fact, those who are making the excuses usually don’t even realize what they are doing.
They have been brainwashed into a poverty mindset through the adoption of limiting beliefs.
Again these beliefs often stem from childhood and are passed down from generation to generation.
Examples of commonly used excuses (or limiting beliefs) are as follows:
• “I am not educated enough to be rich.”
• “I come from a poor family therefore, I will always be poor.”
• “I don’t have the support I need to make something of myself.”
• “It takes money to make money.”
• “You can only get rich by working hard for the rest of your life.”
These excuses are dangerous lies which when fed to the subconscious mind, manifest as “truth”.
There are many different ways to reprogram the subconscious towards more empowering beliefs but my favourite way to do this is by using hypnosis.
For money beliefs, in particular, the best hypnosis program I have found is Total Money Magnetism by Steve G Jones.
8.) Not Making Time For Self-Care
Mental burnout and stress is a common occurrence for those who suffer from a poverty mindset…
I mean let’s face it, lack is stressful!
But in order to move away from that negative mindset, it’s important to make time to wind down.
If you are feeling stressed out and somebody tells you…
“Just think positive!”
You are going to be annoyed…
How can you just go from stress and burn out to a ray of positivity…
It’s almost impossible.
But there is something you can do.
Make time for self-care.
Self-care helps you to slowly move away from negative thoughts and stress.
It allows you a break to simply go inward and just relax.
Here are some things you can do to promote self-care:
- Take a warm bath.
- Read a book or watch television.
- Have a nap.
- Treat yourself to something nice.
- Nourish your body with good, healthy food.
9) Not Being Consistent.
You can always recognize someone with a poverty mindset by the lack of consistency they show toward there desires.
These are the simple who switch from dream to dream, idea to idea and never quite settling on what they want.
They might speak about the Law of Attraction in short bursts but they never really commit to reprogramming their mindset.
You see, when it comes to the Law of Attraction, consistency is key!
Now, don’t get me wrong…
I am not saying that you should keep a strict manifestation routine day in and day out in order to manifest money…
But what I am saying is that you must have a clear goal at all times.
If you are someone who wavers back and forth then you are likely going to come up against a mishmash of experiences.
The idea is not to obsess over your desires but to be clear and concise with what it is you want and what you are doing to get there.
remember, deep-seated beliefs do not change overnight. It takes commitment and consistency to rewire your brain towards a success mindset.
10.) Feeling Guilty After Making A Purchase
Guilt is a huge barrier to attracting abundance and one that we all experience at some point or another.
Perhaps an impulse buy leaves you feeling that the money could have been spent better elsewhere.
Alternatively, guilt may come alongside your successful manifestations.
You may feel undeserving of your cash when you see other people working very hard for theirs.
Try to transmute any feelings of guilt into feelings of freedom.
Use affirmations to remind yourself that money is always coming in great abundance and also that you are deserving of all that you receive.
10 Tips For Manifesting Money And Developing A Money Mind-Set
If you have recognized any of the above examples of a poverty mindset within your own life, you may be feeling slightly worried.
But don’t be! You are not alone!
We all carry some kind of money blocks with us at one point or another and it’s not as doom and gloom as it seems.
Simply knowing where you struggle can be enough to start working on strategies that will re-wire your brain for abundance.
The best way to combat a poverty mindset is to start developing a money mindset.
How do you develop a money mindset?
Keep reading to find out!
1.) Set Your Intent And Have A Clear Goal
The first thing you want to do is to sit down with a notebook and set some goals.
Do not underestimate the power of goal setting and remember, the universe loves specifics!
The layout of your manifestation goals should include:
- The amount of money you are grateful to be receiving.
- The date you expect to receive the money by.
- The action or service you plan to make in return for the money.
- How you plan to spend the money.
Here is an example:
- I am grateful to be receiving one thousand dollars by (date).
- In return for this gift, I am putting in my best effort at my place of work.
- I am using this thousand dollars to pay for my new car.
The date that you choose for manifesting money should be a challenge but still realistic enough for you to believe that it’s possible.
Once your money manifests, you will begin to develop more and more faith in the Law of Attraction.
As your faith grows you will begin to see your manifestations happening much easier and therefore you can start setting more challenging dates for your desires.
Once you have your goal set out in your planner, read it back to yourself at least once a day.
2.) Use Money Affirmations
Incorporate your money goals into your daily affirmation routine.
Affirmations are statements you recite in order to emit a magnetic charge that pulls in your desires. For example:
“Every day I attract one thousand dollars.”
“My new car is paid off in full.”
Use your affirmations whenever suits your particular schedule.
You can recite affirmations whilst on a daily walk, before sleep or even while sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office.
Another great way to inject some positivity into your life even if you don’t have a lot of time for an affirmation routine is to listen to subliminal affirmations instead.
This way you can go about your day as normal while still getting your daily dose of good vibrations.
Using affirmations is a great way to reprogram the subconscious mind toward a money mindset.
3.) Visualization Techniques
Visualization is the art of living out your desires through your imagination.
It can be an exciting yet relaxing process that will put you in perfect alignment with the money you are manifesting.
There are a range of different visualization techniques including meditation, acting as if, and guided hypnosis.
If you are more of a hands-on, creative person you could even try making a vision board or a manifestation box.
The main thing is to find a visualization technique that resonates with you.
By daydreaming about the money you are manifesting you will more easily shift into a money mindset.
4.) Make Moves Toward Manifesting Money
Always make sure that you are fulfilling your end of the bargain.
Manifesting money is not as easy as sitting on the sofa and waiting for a stack of cash to be left at the doorstep.
Now I’m not saying that you need to work hard in order to manifest money (that would defeat the purpose) but you do need to be following the signs that lead you to inspired action.
If you have been manifesting money and you suddenly receive a random job offer you wouldn’t just say…
“Sorry I don’t have time to take the job I am too busy sitting on the couch visualizing money.”
No, you would say “Thank you universe.” and take the job right?
Take action in order to emit the vibrations that will attract your desires…
And then recognize the opportunities that are being sent to put you on path toward manifested success.
5.) Have Drive And Determination
How committed are you to your manifestation?
Are you willing to take the path when it’s offered?
You see, when you are driven and determined, you commit to the manifestation routine!
You work on your limiting beliefs, your affirmations and visualizations…
And of course, you consistently take action too.
This is a practical and realistic step that needs to be taken because all choices in life come with their own trials and tribulations.
It’s about staying power.
Manifesting money may mean losing your job or old friends who are holding you back from meeting your true potential.
Remember, 100% of people who quit, fail.
Being committed means staying on the path no matter how bad the chaos of re-alignment ruffles your feathers.
6.) Make A List Of Successfully Manifested Money
List any unexpected money that comes into your life whether it’s a dollar that you find in the street or a random bonus in your paycheck.
Taking note of the money you are manifesting will not only help you to keep track of what you have received, but it will also strengthen your faith in the Law of Attraction.
Remember, the more we strengthen our manifestation muscles, the easier and faster money will come to us in the future.
7.) Have Respect For Your Money.
Care for your money by making sure it has a comfortable home.
You should always treat your money as if it is sacred.
If your wallet is a mess, you will consequently experience frustration every time you open it.
This creates a mental link within your subconscious between money and feelings of stress.
If your wallet is kept tidy and well looked after, opening it up will become a pleasant experience.
In a nutshell, create reasons to feel positive whenever you see or think about your money.
When you’re at home, always have a special place for your wallet that isn’t just the back pocket of your jeans.
You may like to clean out a special drawer or keep it somewhere private among your most prized positions.
If you like to keep your wallet in a purse or bag, tuck a special or lucky item in with it.
Always keep money in your wallet that you don’t touch. It doesn’t matter if it is 3 dollars or 300 dollars the point is that when you open up your wallet to pay for milk at the store, you automatically think to yourself “Oh I have cash”.
This subconscious reaction is a natural affirmation that will bring you feelings of security, abundance, and joy – the kinds of feelings that you want to associate with money.
This kind of association is what creates a money mindset.
8.) Show Appreciation For Your Money Making Space
Whether you drive trucks or work in an office, the space where you make your money should always be treated as sacred.
Jazz up your work environment by decorating it with the things that inspire you.
You may like to hang up your vision boards or bring luck into your workspace with Feng Shui or crystals.
Anything that associates luck and prosperity with your subconscious mind can be used to create a money mindset
Remember to keep your workspace free from clutter. As they say, a messy environment creates a messy mind.
9.) Surround Yourself With Money Inspiration
Energy is contagious and therefore, you become who you surround yourself with.
Invite people into your life who share your enthusiasm for greatness and connect with those who inspire you to achieve.
As well as aligning ourselves with high vibrational people, sometimes we need to set some boundaries with loved ones who are living with a poverty mindset.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t have a relationship with them but they should not be the ones that you go to for advice, or to share your dreams with.
People living with a poverty mindset will never be able to offer money conscious guidance.
Take walks through abundant neighbourhoods…
Look at the beautiful houses and cars with a feeling of belonging.
Physically put that lifestyle into your waking life and set the intention that this is where you want to be.
10.) Think Big And Aim High
It’s important to start small without losing sight of your larger goals.
Think of your manifestation practice like building a house.
The house itself is the main goal.
What do you need to do to get there?
Start by manifesting the foundations and build up from there.
These “smaller” manifestations should all help you along the path to reaching your highest potential.
Once you begin to see results from your smaller manifestations, you will find yourself having more faith in the entire concept.
When this level of faith has been reached, manifesting money on a larger scale becomes easier and faster than you ever dreamed possible.
As the saying goes,” You have to see it to believe it.”
“The spiritual substance from which comes all visible wealth is never depleted. It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands on it.” – Charles Fillmore
Before You Go…
Did you know it’s possible to rewire your brain for a millionaire mindset?
I couldn’t believe it at first until I watched this video.
It’s a free presentation by Dr. Steve Jones, who is a clinical hypnotherapist and multimillionaire.
He shares his story and exact method of how he manifested over $60,000 while dead broke!
It’s all to do with the science of restructuring your mind.
If you’re struggling to manifest money I highly recommend you take a look at his presentation.