Abundance is so much more than money. You can feel abundant in all areas of life including intimacy, relationships, love, compassion, family etc. So if we can feel abundant in those other areas why do many people struggle with money? Why do some people attract money easily while others attract debt easily? Why is it that money comes without effort to some, and feels like a huge burden and struggle for others?
One of the most common reasons financial abundance may not be present is that there is a root block around receiving. As an intuitive healer, when I work with an individual I tune into the 5 bodies. I evaluate the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energy bodies. My intention is to create awareness around the root block. When you can heal the root block the doors to receiving financial abundance swing wide open. The same way a weed re-grows if you pull it out without the root, if you are trying to heal an energetic block in the mental body by changing your thoughts and using positive affirmations, it will not be effective because you haven’t addressed the root cause in the energy body.
Here are some examples of blocks in each of the 5 bodies.
Physical body: Past trauma is often stored in the physical body as tension, tightness and physical holding. While it often manifests as dis-ease it can remain hidden for years without your awareness. For most of my fertility clients the blocks were rooted in their 2nd chakra (pelvis, sacrum, lower belly). History of sexual or physical abuse, miscarriage, abortion and other childhood trauma can get stuck in the body. Even with talk therapy and other healing modalities, many times the physical body gets left behind in the healing process.
Emotional body: A common root block in the emotional body is fear of success and/or fear of failure. Some people fear both success and failure which keeps them in limbo or non-action. Another big one is the fear of judgment or shame in outshining another. I remember feeling guilty for earning more money than my Mother. I felt uneasy and ashamed when I would share my successes because I felt like I was bragging and making others feel bad for what they didn’t have. Now I embrace the words of Marianne Williamson “Your playing small does not serve the world. As we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Mental body: The roots in the mental body are often beliefs or thoughts we have about money that we received in childhood. A common belief is that you are unworthy or don’t deserve it. Another common root is thoughts of worry around not having enough or anxiety about having too much. For the longest time I didn’t even consider I had a choice to say no when people asked to borrow money. Even though I couldn’t afford to lend them money I would do it anyway because I really wanted to help others. It was only recently I discovered that giving others money could actually be doing more harm than good.
For about 2 years I felt abundant. I felt like I was in alignment with prosperity fully. While I was vibrating at a high level of abundance, it wasn’t showing up in my bank. I tuned into my heart for some insight and guidance. I asked “is there anything I need to know or do around money to allow the abundance into my heart and into my life in the form of money?” The words that came felt like a spear in my heart. “When the money comes you must be obedient and follow your heart in spending and lending. You cannot give it to anyone, even if they desperately need it, unless you are guided to.”
My first response was “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”. Why would I let someone else live without especially if I had the money and the means to help them? After much reflection I realized that when I follow my heart and listen to the voice of Spirit within, the guidance is for everyone’s highest good. I started to see examples of when I helped someone financially and it was actually doing harm. It was enabling them to stay stuck and relying on others to bail them out. They were missing out on the lessons they needed to learn in order to be fully open to receive abundance in their life. What a powerful insight and gift. Now if someone asks to borrow money I tune into my heart and ask for guidance. I receive a yes or a no. I am completely obedient and trust that whatever I am guided to do is for everyone’s highest good.
Energetic body: The 2nd chakra is an energy center associated with intimacy, creativity/fertility and personal power. The common blocks in this area manifest as fertility/creativity issues, financial challenges, sexual and reproductive issues, lower back and pelvic pain as well as guilt, shame and fear. Yes we hold a lot in the pelvic area. When this chakra is flowing and vibrant many of these issues can dissolve quickly especially when the root in the energy body is cleared.
Spiritual body: We come into this life with Spiritual contracts that are designed to provide the experiences we need in this physical world for our soul’s healing and evolution. Some spiritual contracts can remain intact long after we learned our lessons from them. For example I had a client who believed she didn’t belong here on this earth. She believed she was supposed to die at birth. Thoughts of suicide were common for her and a deep sense of unworthiness filled her spiritual body. I was able to hold space and walk her to the edge of life and empower her to choose to say YES to life. We cleared the root and she began to see life through the eyes of love. Suddenly her world looked brighter and more vibrant. I have had many clients with similar blocks and in my experience, when you clear these deeply rooted Spiritual blocks we can authentically open our heart and mind to receiving love, abundance, joy, prosperity and so much more.
Here are some ways you can increase awareness around any root blocks you have as well as some tools that can help you heal them. This will work in the area of financial abundance as well as every area of your life. Creating awareness is the first key. Once you know there is a root block the next step is to follow your intuition so you can find your unique recipe to heal.
- Curiousity Mindset: In Heart Led Living we repeat the following statement often “I don’t know but I am curious.” A curious mind dissolves judgment and creates space for a new perspective or insight to come into your awareness. When I asked if there was anything else I needed to know about my financial block I was authentically curious and aligned with being open to an answer. The answer I received about the need to be obedient around lending money was not what I thought the answer would be but it resonated deep in my heart.
- Practice Mindfulness: When you are fully present to this moment you are using your conscious mind and healing is possible. When you are busy worrying about money, anxious about your future or regretting decisions you made in your past you are distracted by your ego thought system and healing is not possible. We don’t heal the past in the past. We heal the past in the present moment. Yoga and meditation are great tools to train your mind to be fully present and align with the intention of healing. Mindfulness is required to heal any and all roots.
- Energetic or Intuitive Healing: If you need support in creating awareness and healing root blocks you may feel inspired to see a healer who can help you. It is important to recognize that healers create a sacred space for healing, and the client needs to fully commit and participate in the healing for it to work at the deepest possible level. Follow your heart and use your intuition when choosing a healing practitioner. Your recipe for healing is very unique to you and what may work for one doesn’t work for all. If you are meant to work with someone you will feel deep down in your heart. It will resonate deep in your being as a knowing.
The good news is that anyone can heal their relationship with money. Abundance is really about being in vibrational alignment with the Universe or Source Energy. Everything you need to heal is programmed into your heart. Follow your heart and trust your intuition. When you align with your heart’s path you align with all of the healing experiences you need in this lifetime. We are here to heal and we are also here to experience the richness of love, happiness, joy, abundance and prosperity. It is not just for some of us, it is for everyone. Abundance is your birth rite. Open your heart and expand your mind and you will discover authentic abundance in every area of your life including financially.