The last few posts we’ve explored how entities like governments and organized religion can program you to sabotage yourself. This is done with insidious programming to believe you are not worthy. But they aren’t alone. There are lots of other situations that can foster worthiness issues. Let’s look at some prevalent ones that begin in childhood…
If you find you were raised in any of these scenarios, there’s a high probability that you’re riddled with self-defeating mind viruses and/or negative beliefs about success and money.
One or both your parents were an alcoholic/addict. This often creates a smothering legacy of worthiness issues. (And probably a 75 percent likelihood you’re an alcoholic/addict as well.)
If you were adopted, or raised in foster care. This can feed off of our primal fear of abandonment. Even if you lost your parents through no intention of their own (They were killed in a traffic accident for example.), at a young age, this is extremely difficult to process emotionally – and sometimes leads to guilt, somehow believing you were responsible.
If you were abused mentally or physically (including incest), by a parent or other relative. When this happens at a young age, it can formulate your whole view of the world, and not in a good way.
If you grew up as a minority in an area. Being the only Jewish kid in a school, or the only black family in a neighborhood can be a very lonely proposition. This also holds true for kids who are different in other ways: If you were very tall, obese, or even really smart, that could single you out for separation. Difference scares people and often leads to ridicule, isolation or bullying. Kids take cues from their parents and can be very cruel to anyone different than them.
If you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. At least if you’re a minority, you have a family support structure around you. If you are LGBT, you may be told you’re flawed, broken or going to Hell even by your closest family members.
Not all of these situations are logical or seem to make sense. Emotions and mind viruses play off confusion. In fact, the more emotion is involved, the faster memes replicate and spread.
If you were raised in one of these situations or another similar, know that it is highly likely that you developed both low self-esteem and worthiness issues. Most of your core, foundational beliefs about all the important prosperity things – relationships, health, money, God, etc. – are set before you are even ten years old. As with all negative memes and limiting beliefs, the first and biggest step is realizing they are there. Once you do that, you can go about the process of replacing them with beliefs that serve you.