Oprah Winfrey once said, “There is no greater obstacle to success than fear of failure.” I would add fear of success to this too. This is especially true when it comes to trauma and money blocks. Trauma can cause us to feel like we’re not good enough or that we don’t deserve success. It can make us feel like imposters in our own lives and cause distorted beliefs of unworthiness.
When I work with women to resolve money blocks, whether conscious or unconscious it is very often associated with their deeply held beliefs about their worth which has most often been assigned by someone other than themselves either overtly or covertly. Sometimes we are able to find a specific event that created this limiting belief and often it is a series of small moments collected over a lifetime.
I myself, had learning disabilities as a child and was once told that I was stupid by my a teacher; my high-school guidance counselor told me I was “not college material.” Many of us discount these small moments and do not understand their impact on our internal beliefs until much later in life.
The good news is that it is possible to heal and release your money blocks. Be patient with yourself. Healing takes time, so be kind to yourself as you go through the process. Allow yourself to feel all of your emotions, good and bad. And don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. The most important thing is that you keep moving forward, one day at a time.