Limiting beliefs – something that so many of us have. And it’s something that our parents left with us.
Did you grow up hearing the following:
- “Money doesn’t grow on trees”
- “Turn out the lights, hydro costs money”
- “I wonder what that person did to get that big house, nothing good, I’ll bet”
- “If I had a brain, I’d be dangerous”
- “Only use a small amount of that maple syrup, it’s expensive”
- “You’ll never amount to anything”
Did you grow up hearing those types of comments? If so, your parents left you an inheritance that you won’t find in any last will and testament.
The legacy of limiting beliefs
And now are you saying the same things? And even though you are now an adult and successful and money isn’t an issue, do you still resist spending on yourself?
I remember when my mother came to Ontario to visit my aunt years ago. We all walked into my Aunt Roberta’s apartment and the first thing my mother said, was “well, I guess you don’t have to pay for your own hydro” because Roberta had left the lights on. She said the same thing years later when she came to visit us in our apartment in Toronto.
And sometimes, these limiting beliefs are not even about money. They can be around self-worth. Of not being deserving.
One of my cousins had parents who did a real number on him. They had their own issues and boy did they pass them on to him. A couple of years ago he was off work on long-term disability and his computer died. I offered him an old Windows 8 laptop that I didn’t use.
We couldn’t coordinate getting it to him and shipping would have cost way too much for what the computer was worth. So I told him I would order him a new one from Amazon.
“Oh, no, no, no, that’s way too much money, you don’t have to spend that on me, it’s too much”. “BS, I replied, you need it and you deserve it”. And he got his computer.
A year later and fast forward to Covid-19. He got his insurance settled and got a lump sum payment and called to ask if I needed help with my office rent. I told him that was very sweet but I was doing okay and my monthly rental cost more than that computer. And if he wanted to pay it forward, to make a donation to his local Humane Society.
I get it because I grew up with parents like that who passed down those types of limiting beliefs around money. And it took a lot of self-hypnosis to overcome them.
These beliefs are programmed in at an early age
Just as children can learn to believe that Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny are real, they can also learn to believe that they are stupid, undeserving and that they have to be afraid to spend money.
This is because up until about the age of eight or nine, children are basically in their subconscious and pretty much believe everything they are told. When they hit eight or nine, they start questioning things. And they get that unwritten inheritance early in life.
So, what limiting beliefs are holding you back from enjoying your life to the fullest? hypnosis can help you overcome them.
What was in the unwritten will that your parents left you?
You can re-write that will
These limiting beliefs are stored in the subconscious part of the mind. And that is where hypnosis is amazing. It can help re-write that will.
If you have limiting beliefs that you would like to kick to the curb, I invite you to book a free inquiry call today. It could be the 20 minutes that changes your life!