I know a lot of people don’t believe all the mumbo-jumbo about the law of attraction and that is fine. In our house, we don’t really talk about it at all. However, there is an unspoken knowledge that if you are coming from a place of lack you will receive more of what you are thinking of. I have been guilty of it, and I agree that sometimes it is very hard to pull yourself out of the ditch of negative thinking. Ultimately, the only way to attract more money into your life is to change your thoughts.
The Power Of Positive Thinking
Being in debt can be very overwhelming no matter what your monthly income is. Until I got past the point of overwhelm and negative thinking, I was not able to make any progress on my financial situation. But how do I do that, Gen? I have mountains and mountains of debt and can barely afford to make the minimum payments each month. How am I supposed to think positively about that?
Trust me. I know where you are coming from and I have been there. I will be really honest with you and tell you that it isn’t easy. Not at all. However, once your thinking changes you will see a shift in your attitude and the ease of which you can get out of your situation.
Here are a few things that I did and continue to do that I feel helped me get into a new way of thinking about debt and my finances in general.
Read Books on Manifesting
The first thing I did before beginning this journey was re-read some books on the art of manifesting. I have been reading books and listening to podcasts on the subject of the law of attraction for over ten years. For me, it is something that I need to do regularly as I tend to easily slip back into old thinking habits when one thing doesn’t go my way or I get busy. Just reading a little bit each day gives me a little kick to remind me of the mindset that I need to stay in.
A lot of people dabbling in the laws of attraction start with a popular book called The Secret. While I do feel that this book is inspiring it doesn’t really explain how to be a creator. It is a great place to start however if you are new to the law of attraction. A few of my favorites include The Power of the Subconscious Mind, The Course in Manifesting, Leveraging The Universe, and The Power of Intention. These are books that I have read over in over and continue to learn from. Even better is that a few of these are very cheap if you have a Kindle or even free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.
Once I was able to put myself in the correct mindset and ask for what I wanted (financial freedom) the universe started showing me the tools I needed to achieve that.
Accept Where You Are
The next thing I did was to accept my current state. This isn’t about accepting that you are struggling financially and will be for the rest of your life. This is about accepting that this is where you are right now. You can’t get to where you are going if you don’t know where you are at.
I started out by loading all of our accounts into Personal Capital to get an overview of our net worth. Available as an app as well as on its own website you can sync all of your personal accounts with their system. Personal Capital can pull everything from your checking and savings accounts to any online credit card account you have registered.
Once I was able to see everything laid out in front of me it all started to come together. While this can be overwhelming, accepting where you are now is necessary so that you can move forward. Looking at the amount of debt we had all in one place made me a little nauseous the first time I saw it. But it also made me take a long hard look at where I was and devise a plan to pull myself out.
While it is easy to get down about your situation, you have to try to look at the positive side of things. I am in debt, but now I know why and how I am going to fix it. Hypnosis and guided meditation are two other ways that I use to keep myself in a positive mindset. Guided meditation can be done in as few as 10 minutes a day. I will even sometimes listen to a sleep hypnosis session while going to bed.
Even though I have always read books on manifesting, I really saw an increase in my attitude towards money once I started listening to Steven Hall’s Millionaire Mindset Hypnosis sessions. It was around the same time that I started seeing an increase in the money flowing into my life. As a result, my debt started to dwindle almost effortlessly. I knew all along that my negative mindset had been what was holding me back. Before I started meditation and hypnosis I wasn’t quite sure how to break through it.
No matter where you are in your journey just keep in mind that this is just where you are right now. Set the intention of what you desire and know in your subconscious mind that you will receive what you want or something better! I would love to hear your stories in the comments on how you have managed to attract more money in any amount into your life.
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