Overcoming the Fear of Poverty
The 7 Ghosts of Fear and My Ghost named Poverty | The Fear of Poverty
If you have ever read the book "Think and Grow Rich"
by Napoleon Hill, you will be familiar with the 6 ghosts of fear.
1. The fear of POVERTY
2. The fear of CRITICISM
3. The fear of ILL HEALTH
4. The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE
5. The fear of OLD AGE
6. The fear of DEATH
This Lens is about my Ghost. My Fear of Poverty.
Think and Grow Rich
So Why am I Writing about this Topic?
I am at a point in my life where I feel like I don't need the ghost any more. I am realizing that the reason these fears are called ghosts is because they are simply a state of mind.
The ghost was first created by my own thoughts. Who knows when I first created the ghost it could have been when I was a child but at some point, I chose to accept it as real, and I let it control how I lived my life.
Today I was talking to a friend who is going through a really tough time financially because her husband lost his job. We both are huge believers in the law of attraction and we were discussing how interesting it is that this happened, and what will the universe bring.
I told her that over the years I had many tragedies including being homeless. I told her there is one thing I know for sure. Every time I looked back on a tragedy I always was grateful for the experience because it brought me to the moment in my life where I am now.
With the economy many people are afraid of what will happen and are letting the fear of poverty cripple them from living their life.
Here is what I know....
You are NOT your money. You are NOT your credit report. What is important is your family and that you live your life with passion.
Fear Of Poverty
Do you have a fear of poverty?
Did you know that you Create your own Poverty with your Thoughts?
It's true thoughts are things. The Universe gives us what we think about and what you are focusing on. When we are thinking "How will I pay the bills?" The universe is going to give you more bills, because that is what you are focusing on. Instead focus on something that feels good. Focus on what you want, not what you don't want.
What is Fear? Really...
"...that fear is one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."~ Bertrand Russell
"Fear and guilt are the only enemies of man." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." ~ Franklin Roosevelt
You are NOT your money. You are NOT your credit report.
What is important is your family and that you live your life with passion.
April of 2008
This is when I first started to realize that it took me 44 years of programming to get to were I was. I was starting to figure things out and it felt great. Here is what I wrote to my Mastermind Group.....
My ghost....Fear of Poverty
I am now realizing that the place I am at financially was created by no other than me. My past thoughts and vibrations and fears brought me to where I am. I am now realizing that finances have nothing to do with hard work or luck. It is really my beliefs.
So why is it that I have a fear of poverty?
I started asking myself this question actually about 4 months ago when I realized that I had been programmed to believe that it was "normal" to always struggle and also that "people who were rich often were not very nice This was nothing told to me, but the vibrations I picked up as a child of a minister. When I figured this out I picked up the phone and called my Dad and asked him a simple question.
The question was "Dad, how would you feel if I had more money than you or were even rich? He told me he would be very proud of me.
Man oh Man.... It was my own programming!!! Duh. Somehow I got the idea that I wouldn't be a good person if I was rich and I would be a disappointment to my Dad.
So now four month later I see growth but am realizing that I still have a far, far way to go. I know now that my own thought create my reality.
I am seeing now that even though I know it is possible that I can have financial wealth I am letting this fear home me back. I don't live like someone who believes in financial riches.
I find myself speaking the language of the poor.
"We can't afford it", "It's too expensive".
I know that my thoughts and words spoken create my now. So I must begin to change my words and be aware of my thoughts. It is easier said than done.
I also know that I must not beat myself up if changes don't happen overnight. I know that it took me 44 years to get to where I am.
I am now committed to reprogramming my thoughts with what I choose. I choose my reality. I am now changing my thinking through self talk, visualization, keeping a gratitude journal and speaking as if I have already received.
I know I need the support of Mentoring For Free. It is really cool knowing that Michael, Linda and others believe in me.
This fear of poverty is a huge mountain. Bit it is simply an obstacle in my path. But I am bigger than it is and I have the tools to chip away at it and I will remove it.
Your friend for life!
Wendy Henderson Krick