Your Word is Your Wand: day 12
This is part of the Unleash Your Inner Money Babe series. You can checkout yesterday’s post here.
Limiting beliefs are those which constrain us in some way. By believing in them they inhibit us. Limiting beliefs are often about ourselves, our self-identity, other people, and the world in general. You can have a limiting belief about anything: money, time, family, relationships, work, food, etc.
Limiting beliefs are sneaky and often times we don’t even know we have a limiting belief. For example, you might say “you can’t make money from art”. You just think that that’s the way life is. When in fact, lots of people make bucket loads of money from selling their art. You just have a limiting belief around it.
Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny. – Mahatma Gandhi
The thoughts we have and the words we say are intimately connected. One influences the other. Everything in your body is connected in some way or another. So the words you speak, the thoughts you have, and your belief system influences your entire universe. Today we are going to shed some light on a couple of your limiting beliefs by taking a look at the words that you speak.
Consider some of these sentences and see if you have ever repeated them, either outloud or in your head:
- “I can’t be my real self or I’ll be judged.”
- “I can’t afford that.”
- “I’m too old/young/fat/skinny/poor/rich to…”
- “I can’t make money doing X, because Y.”
- “Well that’s easy for you to say, but that doesn’t apply to me because…”
- “I can’t pursue my dreams because…”
- “She is just lucky.”
- “I can’t fall in love or I’ll get my heartbroken.”
All of these sentences are limiting beliefs. They are not true. None of them. They are just confines set up by our ego trying to keep us in our comfort zones. Pick one of those sentences above and I can show you a hundred examples of how untrue they really are. Yet we all have uttered, or thought, at least one of these sentences in the past. Today we are going to stop that. No more negative self talk. No more limiting beliefs.
Everytime you speak a limiting phrase it further cements the limiting belief in your mind. And because that is what you know to be true the Universe goes “your wish is my command” and you manifest more examples of that limiting belief being true. Everytime you tell yourself you are fat, ugly, stupid, untalented, wrong, annoying, unwanted, unloved you are manifesting more of those same feelings. You are an amazing human being. And you have so much to offer the world. The only thing holding you back are your limiting beliefs.
For example, let’s take one of my old limiting beliefs.
One of my old limiting beliefs was that I couldn’t make money online. I believed that it just wasn’t possible for me to make money in an online space. Even when I looked around and saw tons of people making good money online I just thought, “well of course she can do it. She is prettier than me.” Or, “of course he can do it. He’s more outgoing than I am.” It wasn’t until I really looked at the words I was using around making money online that I could change my limiting beliefs.
Everytime I caught myself about to say something like “that’s expensive” or, “my blog is just a stupid hobby”, I stopped. Maybe I had thought it but I wasn’t going to say it. Instead, I would say “that’s so affordable” or “here’s my business card. I would love it if you checked out my site”. I’m not making millions of dollars online just yet (I make about $1 a day if you want to know). But I know it’s only time before I’m making $100, or even $1,000 a day. I know this because the way I talk, and think about making money online has changed dramatically. And you know what? I don’t have these limiting thoughts as much any more. It’s easy to think and speak in the positive because my beliefs have changed. And because I have changed my inner beliefs the outer world is starting to change to reflect how I feel inside.
Furthermore, because my beliefs, thoughts, and words around my goals have changed the Universe has opened up so many more opportunities to make money in the online world even beyond what my initial ideas were. I have been contacted about doing some virtual assistant work for two different companies. My Google Ads income has increased out of the blue. And I have been selling more and more of my $1,000 Manifestation Guides than ever.
Tapping is very helpful if you are having a hard time getting over your limiting beliefs. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body’s energy points. You can stimulate these energy points by tapping on them with your fingertips. Tapping literally helps you tap into your body’s own energy and healing power.
There are many, many free tapping videos on YouTube but Brad Yates is my favourite. Here is one of his videos for you to try. Just follow along with Brad and repeat after him.
Your money babe action today is to start speaking only what you want to manifest. Take some time and think about the following questions:
What are some of the limiting phrases you have been saying lately that are related to money? Where did they come from? Who did you learn them from? Can you see how they’ve been manifesting into your reality? Can you find examples of you literally living out what you are saying?
Write some of the main ones down. Now, can you replace these limiting phrases with their opposite counterpart? Instead of saying “I can’t afford that”, now say “I choose to spend my money on other things today”. Instead of “I can’t because…” try saying “that’s just not a priority for me right now”.
Everytime you catch yourself saying something that fuels your limiting beliefs, stop. Stop in the middle of your sentence, thought, or action and change it to the positive. It might sound fake in the beginning. And you might have some awkward sentences come out of your mouth. But no one will really notice. And after a while it will become second nature to say a positive statement over a negative one.
It becomes easier and easier the more you practice. The more you practice the more you start to actually believe what you are saying. And once you believe what you are saying things manifest so quickly and with such ease it will make your head spin.
Which phrases are you committed to saying from now on to create the reality that you want? Let me know in the comments!