Updated: May 16, 2021
Dear Africana Woman,
Are you aware that you actually do not want to be rich? So many of us have declared war against poverty out loud but our subconscious counters that with a limiting belief. Limiting beliefs are sneaky because we often do not know that we have them. According to research the brain can have 50 000 thoughts per day. 95% of those thoughts are repeated continuously in our minds. Our thoughts turn into beliefs and our beliefs become our mindset which then fuels our actions, which create our reality.
Many limiting beliefs formed when we were young and were not necessarily able to process what we saw and learned. Here is the thing, if you do not become aware of what your limiting beliefs are, then work to tell your brain what to believe instead, no matter how well meaning you are about a certain situation, your brain will work to self sabotage and make your limiting belief a reality.
The easiest example I can give of this is how, many of us have declared a desire to be rich. However, in our society, how many times have you been told stories of how some rich person attained their wealth through witch craft. This may or may not be true but the fact is society perceives 'rich' people as satanic worshipers. Therefore, your limiting belief could be 'To become rich you must practice witchcraft.' As the God fearing Christian that you are your brain does not want you to be a satanist, therefore, whenever you try to amass money your actions self sabotage. That is, you find yourself spending all of your money until all of it is finished. You could be buying frivolous items, or giving it away to friends and family who you know will never return it.
Babe, you can have a well paying job, really nice car and house, but every month end your account is at zero two days