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Creating abundance is probably the hottest topic across the Internet. Whether you
are looking to start a business from your home computer or trying to payoff your
mortgage in time to retire with comfort, everyone seems interested in how to get
more money. There are personal growth and spiritual growth lessons involved in creating
wealth that have been oversimplified. Most people have issues around money that
cause them to block themselves from actually creating a life of wealth and abundance.
A major piece of changing one’s self-
First off, let’s look at why we even need affirmations. Many of us were taught that money is the root of all evil. The real quote should read, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Yes, greed is the real topic, not the amount of money in one’s bank account. For whatever reason the lesson about greed has been taught all wrong and people think that money in and of itself is evil. Money is simply a means for barter, a trade system. I’ll trade you a chicken for a new dress. We agree to swap paper money or coins that create the equivalent of the trade so as not to have to haul chickens and dresses around with us. Money is just a means of creating trades. It is also a way to save up for later. I’ll give you a chicken today, but I want apples when you harvest them from your trees this fall. Money can be accumulated towards a larger deal. I’ve worked all year making shoes for the entire village so that they’ll all come help me build my new house this summer. Saying that money is the root of all evil is like saying that trading goods and services is evil. Trading is trading; it is cooperation in a numeric format. Nothing more nothing less.
Another concept that many of us have to unlearn is the idea that it is really difficult
to earn a living or it is really hard to amass any kind of wealth. Throughout my
childhood, my father repeatedly warned us kids, “Things are a lot harder when you
get out into the real world.” Truth be known, nothing in my life has been as difficult
as my childhood was. For the first fifteen years after I left my dad’s home, I had
to work really hard at making every penny because that is what I thought was the
grown up way of doing it. I have a friend who was raised with the exact opposite
philosophy. He was encouraged as a child that he was completely capable of making
money with or without any fancy college degrees and such. The result is that he
has always had money and it flows in and out of his hands pretty freely. He even
built a business from the ground up on his first try because it never dawned on him
that he was supposed to fail and struggle. The ironic thing is, I was raised in
Our belief systems around money definitely matter. What we think about ourselves and money is more powerful than many people realize. Most kids raised in wealthy families are not only taught how to make money, but also there is an underlying belief that they will naturally carry on the family tradition. Most kids raised in poverty are taught nothing whatsoever about how to amass wealth and are conditioned to believe that they will never be rich anyway. Those are the extremes. Most of us are somewhere in the middle and so is our perceived earning potential.
Take some time and seriously dig through your thoughts about money. What were you
taught? What was role modeled to you? Facing your self-
Affirmations are amazing and powerful, but all by themselves, they are not going
to do you a bit of good. Very few self-
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