Week 3: Your Money Shadow Beliefs
Do you feel good about your relationship with money—be honest. How do you save, spend and make money? What would you change? This week, Debbie Ford focuses on your perception of your finances in order for you to take the steps you need to experience a breakthrough in your financial life.Nothing can deplete your energy, your passion and your sex drive more than money issues. Literally, it can affect the way you see yourself, others and the world. It can affect your health and vitality, your body, your relationships and your work and career. It can skew your perspective, and it is one of the number one causes of stress. What is your money story? Do you have too much, too little or never enough? Do you hoard it, waste it or ignore it? Do you have enough for your future, or are you hoping it will all turn out? How many arguments or lost relationships have you experienced as a result of your money issues? This week in The Shadow Effect Breakthrough Program, you will expose the shadows that are robbing you of joy, security and happiness, and you will begin the process of transforming money into clean energy to fuel a life you love.
Focus on Your Money Issues
Are you ready to examine your life with the intention of identifying some of your shadow behaviors? If so, find a quiet place to listen to the podcast. Keep a pen and paper nearby to take notes for self-reflection and growth, using the worksheet provided. Remember, as you begin to face the blocks that have been holding you back, that it's important to be kind to yourself and drop any self-judgment. You are doing deep work that will reward you in ways you have only imagined.
Tackle the shadow effect of your money and finances. Get present to what is hidden in your inner world. Allow yourself to go deep with an intention to handle any shadows that could be robbing you from having more financial stability, abundance and riches in your life.
Bring your money and finances as they exist right now into your awareness. How you feel about your money and finances? Take a look at your bank account, how you handle your money, the way you relate to your money. Do you take it seriously? Or do you just brush it aside? Allow yourself to see your shadow behaviors around money: Do you hoard it? Give too much away? Overspend? Write bad checks? Overcharge on your credit card? Now's the time to shed light on these shadows.
Listen to the money podcast.
Download and print out the worksheet.
Use the time this week to listen to the visualization podcast, review the worksheet and share your comments on your progress with the Oprah.com community or with the Shadow Effect Facebook group Debbie Ford has created to support you throughout the plan.
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Debbie Ford is the New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and The Secret of the Shadow. Her other national best-selling books include The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, The Right Questions, Spiritual Divorce and The Best Year of Your Life. She collaborated with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson for their book, The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self (HarperOne). She is the founder of the Ford Institute for Transformational Training. Visit her online at DebbieFord.com.