What a fascinating series we’ve had on subconscious beliefs you may be infected with. If you haven’t caught them all, be sure to do so and make sure to catch the discussion in the comments. There are some powerful insights about limiting beliefs about parenting, religion and money. Let’s explore all this a little deeper…
When you wake up in the middle of a dream about yourself, how did you see yourself in that dream?
Let’s suppose you want to lose weight, because you’re 40 pounds overweight. If you saw yourself as the way you are now, not the way you want to be, that is a problem. Because it means that the way you see yourself is the heavier version.
This same thing holds true to where you see yourself in the socioeconomic spectrum. Because how you see yourself in that spectrum, usually determines where you stay in it.
Suppose like me you were raised in an environment of limited means. You might have had a suit and tie (or ladies a fine evening dress) that you “had” to wear for weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, etc. You never really went to events where there were people with a lot of money. If you met someone that was rich, you probably felt uncomfortable.
In my case, I grew up hating to have to wear a tie. Unsure how to act at dinners and business luncheons. (Which ice tea glass was mine, whose bread plate was that, and what was I supposed to do with all those forks?) Nervous about appearing to be out of my element.
Which of course, I was…
Funny how things can change when you change your consciousness. I never have to dress up or wear a tie these days. I get to. Shopping for clothes used to be a chore. When you have money and can buy cool stuff, it’s actually fun. When you have a closet full of dope suits and gorgeous silk ties, it’s a lot of fun to dress up for a function.
So how about you?
Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine how you see yourself in the socioeconomic food chain:
Do you own some fine evening clothes? Do you enjoy dressing up for an evening out? Are you comfortable in the social graces, and relaxed when attending a black tie event?
Do you attend performances by the symphony, Opera or the ballet – or would you rather stick a fork in your eye? How do you feel in a Country Club?
Are you comfortable around people with money and education, or do they intimidate you? Food for thought…
Please share yours below.