There is an incredible conversation buzzing about the threat of the fiscal cliff right in front us. It reminds me of the days when my biggest fear was the Fear of Poverty. I reacted to this fear by pretending I was indifferent to money, that it did not matter to me. Of course it mattered, otherwise I’d not have been so lazy about it. And that’s what it was, mental laziness in reaction to the fear of living in poverty and barely making it.
Our politicians have fallen into the very trap that individuals fall into when the fear of lack overcomes them; they have become indecisive and they blame others for the money problems. I became an expert at doing that.
Some people spend beyond their means in reaction to their Fear of Poverty. Go figure? And of course there is the evil emotion of envy toward those who have more than they need, and then using this negative emotion to look at the negative side of every opportunity that comes. I would always rack up two or three reasons to prove that opportunities were really problems in disguise, and my favorite fallback excuse not to act was that the timing was off. It’s not the right time to take any risks that may improve my financial condition.
So, what can we do as individuals to rise above the fear of the fiscal cliff? You do what any intelligent person does who feels threatened by his own personal financial hurdle. You’ve got to get to the switchboard that is located in the subconscious part of the mind. You’ve got to flip the switch from fear to enthusiasm. I’ve done it, and you can do it.
I’ve learned that the subconscious level of our mind will work twenty-four hours a day on any message we give it with a feeling of certainty. I had to put first things first, and deny the lie that I believed was true about me and money. I believed that we were incompatible. I must have believed it, my life reflected it.
There is no better way to convince the subconscious that you deserve to have ample money in your life than to first deny the lie that says you don’t, and then declare like an affirming king that you do.
I call it a Marvelous Denial when I take the time to recognize the foolishness of my fear of being broke. The conditioning of my subconscious is a two step process.
Step 1: Deny the validity of negative beliefs that are harming you.
Step 2: Declare the truth about your potential to attract money and create the life you dream of experiencing.
When Fear of Poverty hits critical mass in the minds of millions, the entire country is heading for the fiscal cliff. It takes direction and constancy to turn things around and make things right. It’s indirection and inconstancy that causes the problem in the first place.
We attract prosperity or we attract poverty according to our inner condition. We must do the work before the work – the inner work to change inner conditions from fear of insufficiency to enthusiasm for abundance, before we can effectively do the outer work that lifts us from scarcity to plenitude.