Do you think your feelings about money stem from your current financial situation? Wrong! You might assume that your negative emotions are a natural reaction to frustration about not having as much money as you’d like. Not true! In fact, it’s the opposite. Your current feelings reflect how you were programmed to feel about money, usually in childhood. This determines your financial state more than any other factor.
This concept is a total reversal of the cause and effect that appears to be your reality. You may think that a million external factors created all aspects of your money situation. Many seem to land on you as random problems, mix ups, expenses and events beyond your control. But what if they aren’t random? What if you somehow created every part of your money picture—even seemingly external factors—to recreate conditions that match how you’re programmed to feel about money?
First, I believe you create external factors that impact your money picture according to a master money plan of sorts, that’s unconsciously set by your programming. Second, your emotions about money came first, programmed from your earliest associations with it. Everything related to your current financial picture came from those emotions. It may seem ridiculous to believe that your view of money began long ago. After all, if you’re not happy with your finances now, logic says that creates your negative emotions. But logic aside, to increase wealth you must find the true origin of those emotions so you can clear them. Underlying emotions from the past create a sort of template for your dissatisfaction today.
The biggest source of programmed feelings about money is what I call your earliest money paradigm—the ingrained patterns and experiences from long ago that created a model for what money means to you today. This paradigm creates a template that you will recreate unless you clear it. My goal is to guide you to have amazing aha moments by doing exercises to reveal this paradigm and how it continues to trigger negative emotions that feed an inability to brighten your financial picture. You need to not only see and feel old experiences around money but also face the intensity and power it has over you now.
Many self-help educators emphasize the importance of recognizing your limiting beliefs, fears and paradigms around money. Yet knowing you have blocks can leave you more frustrated if you also know your programming is unconscious. It creates questions and concerns that don’t have obvious answers.
• How can I clear blocks I’m not conscious of?
• How can I identify limiting beliefs or programming if I don’t know where they are?
I want to help you identify yours so you can clear what hinders your pursuit of more money! My process makes the unconscious very conscious. Once you see your earliest paradigm with clarity, it’s harder to delude yourself about why you don’t have more money and you’ll feel more empowered to improve your financial situation for good. Reaching the aha moments that make it happen requires recognizing and acknowledging negative childhood memories that can be painful at first but lead to long-term financial rewards.
Using Tapping clears a lot of the programming that created your paradigm around money and adds a strong component to the work you do to increase wealth. Your biggest aha moment will be the first time you recognize the origin of the entire pattern of how you operate around your money and why. That opens the door to the most significant aspect of the transformation you can achieve.
Excerpt from the book Tapping into Wealth by Margaret Lynch.