YOUR MANIFEST PROSPERITY MESSAGE:
08. My success is my decision
Did you know that it’s actually possible to block abundance? People do that by refusing and rejecting it energetically. One way is to feel that you don’t deserve it. If you don’t feel you are good enough or worthy of whatever it is you desire, you will find ways to sabotage it, reject it or even not notice it at all when it shows up. Are you truly open to receive? Sometimes being open means you are willing to put yourself out there in ways that you are not used to or may scare you. When you decide you are ready to do what it takes and mentally open those flood gates, the abundance begins to show up.
In order to receive, we must be open to it. You’d be surprised how many people are energetically not open to receiving and wonder why they are unable to manifest the things they desire. This happens by having subconscious blocks. We can discover whether we are open or not simply by evaluating how we feel when someone gifts us something or how we feel when asking for a raise or selling to our clients.
I used to feel a lot of guilt when receiving things from people even if it was worth $5. I subconsciously believed that if I accepted gifts from people, I then owed them something in return and I did not like feeling obligated to return favors. I also felt that accepting things was needy and I had too much pride. My mentality was “I can do it myself.” Another block I had was that I had a fear of people thinking that by accepting gifts from people, it made me a gold digger, which I knew was not true. Looking back at my past relationships, I realized that I was usually the giver and there was an imbalance of reciprocity. As soon as I realized this, I made a conscious effort to start accepting gifts and gestures from people without feeling guilty. This brought me so much more abundance.
By learning to accept things with true appreciation and then being willing and open to receive more, more abundance shows up. A lot of my beliefs were driven by things that I had learned from other people, or comments I may have heard and adapted as beliefs. I discovered that I was blocking abundance because I had low self-worth and did not believe I was worthy of receiving things without guilt. I had a hard time believing that someone could care about me unconditionally and wanted to buy me things without the expectation of receiving something back. This limiting belief also showed up in my freelance work because I used to procrastinate sending invoices to my clients. I didn’t realize that it was partly because I felt guilt around receiving money even though I had provided a service. If an invoice was higher than usual, I imagined my client getting mad and not wanting to pay me. This was all in my imagination. I also was afraid to raise my price or ask for the rate I felt I deserved, so I would often discount my services. After discovering this, I began to send my invoices on the first of every month, and the invoices began to grow higher and higher, earning me more money. I was surprised to learn that my clients didn’t mind paying me more because they valued my work.
When you can identify these beliefs, you can create new ones and a whole world opens up. You begin to attract massive opportunities. If this is an area you feel needs work, work on building your self-worth and feeling that you are very deserving of receiving. Set the intention that you are now wide open to receive and accept what shows up. Visualize opening the doors to abundance and be ready for it to show up in different ways through gifts, opportunities, raises, bonuses, refunds, etc. The more open you are, the more you will receive.
If you wish to receive more or feel you are underpaid, practice by sending invoices on a regular basis, raise your prices, ask for a raise, a promotion or simply decide that you deserve it and are open to that opportunity. Do it with confidence. If you have fear around asking, your boss or clients can feel that energy and are more likely to decline. Be ready to receive!