Think making more money will make you a bad person? Money is a tool. So let’s talk about how to release your subconscious money blocks so that you can receive all the abundance that is possible for you!
I used to be someone who was really afraid to talk about money.
I was afraid to ask for raises.
I was afraid to discuss money to the point that I’d pay for everything at dinner with friends so I didn’t have to discuss dividing up the bill.
Deep down, I had this secret fear that if I talked about money, people would hate me.
When I started doing money mindset work, I used hypnosis to find out the root cause of this fear. What I discovered in my memory was that when I was a little girl, I’d hear my mom and dad fighting about child support.
As children, our conscious mind and rationale are still being formed — and we are “meaning-making machines” of everything that happens around us. What I made those arguments mean was, “If you talk about money, people will hate you.”That’s not reflective of our reality, but that was the meaning I gave it at that time, and it affected me for years and years without me knowing why.
This is what a lot of people will call a subconscious “money block.”
What Are Money Blocks?
Money blocks are commonly known as negative limiting beliefs that stand in the way of your financial goals.
Here are some common examples of money blocks:
“Money is the root of all evil”
“More money, more problems”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees”
“You have to work really hard for money”
“Money doesn’t come easily”
“Money can’t buy me happiness”
“I don’t care about money, I just want to help people”
“Rich people are greedy”
“Money isn’t important”
“I can’t get paid for doing what I love”
Do you remember hearing any of these as a kid? Do you find yourself repeating any of them today?
How Do I Know If I Have Subconscious Money Blocks?
Is your financial reality exactly the way you would like it to be?
If not, chances are, there are a few subconscious money blocks (really beliefs, identities, and behaviors) to shift. Consciously, you might know you want something different, and you might even be working really, really hard at it.
Until you shift your relationship with money, and the energy you have around money, your subconscious won’t make you a liar, and you will continue to create the same outcomes you’re used to.
I remember when I first started building my business, one of my biggest money blocks or limitations was “I have to work really hard to make money.”
At that time, I would wake up really early to work on my business, even working on the bus to my 9-5 job. Then, I’d come home from work and stay up late working on building YES SUPPLY.
I started to think that if I wanted to be a millionaire, I’d have to work until 2AM, wake up at 5AM, and never take vacations. Obviously that wasn’t the case, and I can tell you right now that I never would’ve built a million-dollar business if I hadn’t made a shift and let go of that belief.
When you learn to work with the subconscious mind through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) or Hypnotherapy, you can break down the old beliefs and start to program new ones.
Now, I don’t love the word “block,” because I feel like it makes people focus on the idea that there’s something in their way. Our words define our reality, so when someone goes on and on about their “blocks,” that in itself becomes a block.
Rather than using the word “block,” think of it as a stepping stone! When you overcome it, you’ll be standing on top of that old “block” and from a higher perspective, you’ll be able to see you’re so much bigger than all of your problems!
You can create incredible shifts and learn powerful lessons by uncovering what’s happening beneath the surface, so let’s get started!
To understand where these money blocks come from and how they work, you need to know a little more about the subconscious mind.
Money Blocks and the Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind is like a computer, recording everything that ever happens to us.
Your subconscious mind will never make you a liar. Whatever you believe at a deep subconscious level will continue to prove itself to you again and again until you are able to become aware of it and decide to change it.
The reason subconscious money blocks can stay hidden and hold us back is because most of them were picked up during childhood.
Until about the age of 7 or 8, we haven’t developed our conscious mind. That means that everything we hear from the adults around us and the media literally programs us and how we experience the world.
I’ll give you an example:
Imagine you’re 5 years old and you’re standing at a crosswalk, holding your parent’s hand. A Lamborghini drives by and your parent goes on to make a bunch of comments about how much money that person must have, calling them “filthy rich” or something worse. Maybe they even let go of your hand because they’re so annoyed.
Your little 5-year-old subconscious mind doesn’t know what to make of this, other than the fact that a moment ago, your parent was happy and giving you love…and now they’re not…all because of money.
This is when your subconscious might write a new rule that turns into a money block: “If I have money, I’ll lose love.”
Now just imagine how many times you’ve picked up programming like that about money from your parents, friends, school, church, and even movies and TV shows. (That’s why they’re literally called “programs!”)
Why Release Your Money Blocks?
If I asked you, “Would you like to make more money?” You’d probably answer YES without a second thought…but your subconscious money blocks might be saying something different.
I truly believe in my heart of hearts that if you show up, do the work, get outside your comfort zone, and come from a place of service, it’s more than possible for you to have all the money you desire.
The problem is, most people are carrying around subconscious beliefs that are keeping them from that abundance because they just want to help people and not think about money, or they believe money will turn them into a bad person.
When you make more money, you can do more good in the world. You can donate more, help more people, employ more people, and be a positive role model for the people you love.
Are you ready to say YES to more money?
Start with embracing this new belief:
Money is just energy.
Think about it:
Unlimited amounts of money are being printed every single day. For most of us, money is just numbers on a screen. It’s just an idea…a powerful idea, yes…but you’re also a powerful creator, and you have plenty of ideas of your own!
If you know how to release money blocks and start programming powerful new beliefs, you can shift your financial reality much quicker than you think.
How to Identify Your Money Blocks
The first step to releasing your money blocks is to become aware of them.
The good news is, once you’ve moved something out of the subconscious mind and into the conscious mind, it can’t hide from you any longer. You have the power to do something about it and reprogram those beliefs!
I love to gain awareness by becoming aware of my thoughts, my actions, and the words I say. I am not my thoughts, I am the thinker of my thoughts.
So when I do something or say something that reflects that I have a limiting belief, internal conflict, or repressed negative emotions, I become aware that that is a symptom of something that’s happening in my subconscious mind. Then, I use my tools in the YES SUPPLY METHOD to release the subconscious resistance so I can let more money into my life.
Journaling is also one of my favorite ways to get a window into the subconscious mind and uncover some of the money blocks that you may not be aware of.
Here are a few prompts to get you started:
And if you want to dive deeper, here are even more journaling prompts to release your money blocks.
Write Your Money Story
Think about your earliest experiences with money, and what circumstances you were surrounded by when you were growing up.
Did you see your parents fight over money? How did that make you feel?
How did people in your world talk about money, or talk about people with money?
Did you see your parents work really late into the evening, saying things like “You have to work really hard for money?”
Write the story of your relationship with money, and see what stands out most to you. You’ll start to pick up on a lot of clues about what’s going on in your subconscious!
How to Release Your Money Blocks
When it comes to releasing your money blocks, there are SO many methods and tools out there, and I have to say…I’ve used most of them!
From Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to Hypnosis to EFT Tapping for Money Blocks, these tools can help you communicate with your subconscious and shift your beliefs so that you’re open to receiving everything that’s possible for you.
(And we teach all these modalities as part of the YES SUPPLY Method! Learn more about becoming a coach and practitioner.)
Here are a few tools and strategies to help you become aware of your money blocks and start to shift them right away.
Pay Attention To How You Talk About Money
Let’s take a look at what feelings and behaviors come up when you talk about money…
…Or would you rather not talk about money at all?
(I get it…as I told you, I used to avoid talking about money at all costs!)
Since so many of us were taught that it’s not okay to talk about money…or even that it’s rude to talk about money…it’s no wonder that you might not feel comfortable talking about it at all.
When you talk about money, what kinds of words do you use? And how do you talk about yourself in relation to money?
Start to pay attention to this and you’ll begin to uncover a lot of your subconscious money blocks.
For example, if you hear yourself constantly saying things like…
“I’m so broke”
“I’m bad with money”
“I suck at budgeting”
“I’ll never pay off this debt”
…Then you’re continuing to tell your subconscious that this is the truth.
Instead of saying “I can’t afford that…”
…Say “How can I afford that?”
This simple yet powerful shift in language opens up your subconscious for creativity and inspiration. Instead of giving more energy to the money block — “I can’t afford that” — you’re asking your subconscious to get creative and think of ways you could afford the things you desire.
Think about how casually you might even be repeating negative beliefs about money in conversations with your friends! It may have even been easier for you to “fit in” by complaining about your money problems since that’s what most people are doing.
So why not try something different?
You could even tell your friends that you’re working on transforming your relationship with money, and invite them to join you. What if instead of commiserating over your finances, you were repeating mantras and affirmations to each other?
And even if the people around you aren’t onboard with this, you have the choice to stop engaging in these kinds of conversations and repeating these money blocks to yourself and others.
To the subconscious mind, it makes no difference whether the words you’re saying to each other are what you consciously want or not…it’s still internalizing those beliefs.
So imagine what would happen if every day, you were choosing to tell your subconscious mind that your financial goals are becoming a reality?
What You Focus on Expands
Remember that your mind is a powerful tool that is always looking for ways to solve problems for you. This is why most people are focusing on what they DON’T want instead of what they DO want.
I see this all the time with my YES SUPPLY students. When we start talking about setting money goals, often they’ll be focused on getting out of debt. So they’ll set a goal like, “I want to get out of debt” or “I want to pay off my $10K debt.”
What they don’t realize is that this is sending a message to the subconscious mind about MORE DEBT. So the first thing I tell them is not to focus on the amount of debt, but to focus on the outcome they do want, like the amount they’d like to have in the bank account.
Imagine if instead of focusing on “$10K of debt” you put your focus on $40K, $50K or $100K in the bank account?
When you set your money goals, don’t focus on your current reality…that’s just what your subconscious mind has allowed you to create so far.
Focus on where you want to go.
Set the goal.
Keep your energetic vibration high. (Remember, money is just energy!)
Take inspired action every day.
Stay in gratitude.
How To Use EFT Tapping For Money Blocks
One of my all-time favorite tools for releasing money blocks is Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT Tapping. It’s something I return to every day.
You can learn more about EFT Tapping and how and why it works here.
This simple yet powerful technique is all about balancing your energy, tapping out negative emotions, and being able to feel the way you want to feel.
So how exactly do you use EFT Tapping for money blocks?
In this video, I share with you a simple ritual that you can do to work on clearing the belief “It’s hard to make money.”
Remember that releasing your money blocks is an ongoing journey and it takes practice! You’ve spent your entire life becoming the person you are now, so be patient with yourself as you go through this process of transforming your beliefs. Good people like you deserve to make money!
What if Money Blocks Aren’t Blocks At All?
When I think about money blocks, it just feels like that word “block” carries SO much weight! Doesn’t it feel heavy? Like a dead weight? By now, I know you’re MORE than ready to leave that behind you.
So let me leave you with this perspective:
What if you didn’t see money blocks as blocks at all?
What if they were really just stepping stones?
Life is a series of powerful lessons. What if what you think of as “money blocks” were actually opportunities to learn something new about yourself and about the world?
From that perspective, you can stand upon these stepping stones and see things from a higher perspective.
You get a better point of view.
Looking down, you realize that you are so much BIGGER than any problem.
And from this new perspective, you can really see all the opportunities that are available for you.
Shift the notion in your mind. Allow your money blocks to no longer be obstacles, but instead, stepping stones that lead you to a higher perspective. And remember, you are so much greater than anything that may be going on around you! Also, you can get in touch with YES SUPPLY.