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Each of us has our own individual relationship to money. It starts at a young age—we pick up a financial blueprint that affects us in many unique ways. Some people have grown to believe in lack and, therefore, never feel they have enough. Others may have grown up to believe in abundance, and, as a result, money flows to them freely. But regardless of our financial background, for many folks, fear shows up in some way when it comes to money.

Our thoughts about money make us feel a certain way. That feeling gives off an energy that either supports our earning capacity or negatively affects it.

Energy is currency. In order to use our energy to earn more and have financial freedom, we need to clean up our thoughts and beliefs.

Our fearful beliefs around money block abundance in many ways. If you want to clear those blocks, you first have to become conscious of them. Many folks dwell in a lack mentality, believing that there will never be enough. Then there are those people who place external power on money and see themselves as not good enough if they don’t have a lot. Another way fear blocks our earning capacity is through the belief that there’s not enough to go around. This belief system weakens your energy and, therefore, lessons your earning capacity.

Get honest with yourself and identify whether one or more of these fears have blocked you. Your honesty is the first step to clearing these patterns. Throughout the day, witness your thoughts, energy, and behavior around money. Take note of how your energy either supports your earning or weakens it.

Then, in the moment, you can create a perceptual shift. Immediately forgive yourself for having that thought and choose to see it differently. Choose a new thought, like “I am grateful for what I do have, and I choose not to focus on my lack.” This simple shift can redirect your energy.

Another great tip for shifting your energy around money comes from entrepreneurial expert, founder of Rich Happy and Hot B-School, and Positively Positive contributor Marie Forleo.

Marie says, “Realize you are on this earth for a reason, and the world needs that special gift that only you have. By devaluing yourself or failing to get your talent out into the world, you’re stealing from those who need you most.”

Commit to clean up your beliefs and behavior around money, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a truly rich life, inside and out.


Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader, Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Gabrielle is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the book May Cause Miracles—A 40-day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness. Her earlier titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life—A Hip Guide to Happiness—and Spirit Junkie—A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles (published by Random House). Gabrielle is also the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to inspire, empower, and connect.

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