It may be easy to run headfirst into burnout when you live in a hustling culture where you’re taught the solution to all of your financial issues is just to work more. The issue is that how hard you work may really be part of what’s limiting your financial account.
In business, there will always be periods when you’re working harder than others. All-nighters happen, and there are certainly times to hurry. But there has to be a balance in order for you to keep your health, to continue developing, and to enjoy your life.
For company owners and entrepreneurs across the globe, mentality has been a wonderful area of emphasis, and it’s been amazing to see the industry stand up to the plate to remove damaging beliefs that are holding individuals back. But what if there’s something else—something deeper—that has to be addressed in order for you to be completely released in your earning potential?
That’s where unresolved trauma work comes into play. Here are the four ways unresolved trauma may be hurting your financial account right now.
- Trauma is frequently misinterpreted
First, you must grasp what trauma is and how it impacts your mind, body, and energy. Trauma is any incident that leaves a negative impression that you weren’t able to completely process at the time, and as a consequence, has left the unprocessed emotions, ideas, and belief systems in your mind or body that may be leading you to second doubt yourself and the environment around you.
It may be mental, emotional, or bodily. Trauma may come in many forms, anything from a remark made to you, a violation of your trust, a physical confrontation, a sudden accident, or simply a tense time. One of the most pervasive misunderstandings about trauma is that it must be seen as a significant occurrence.
Trauma does not have to occur as a result of a chaotic, life-altering incident. It may be more simpler than that, occurring at an unnoticeable instant, which is what makes it so pernicious. Now that you understand what trauma is, you can get a better understanding of the effects it has on your mind, body, and energy.
When trauma is injected into your system, it disrupts your energy flow, shocks your nervous system, and may permanently record a time in your memory when you were not safe. To reroute the sabotage that may occur as a consequence of the original trauma and subsequent repercussions, it is necessary to address the trauma holistically. If any of these components (mind, body, or energy) are missing, it’s just a matter of time until you repeat the sabotage cycle and drive money away from you.
- Unresolved trauma diminishes your sense of self-worth.
Money is inextricably linked to our connection with ourselves and our self-worth. Because trauma may undermine some elements of your confidence and lead you to doubt your value, it presents an impediment to receiving money. Having doubts about your value may not necessarily manifest or sound like “I don’t feel worthy.” At times, it seems or sounds like follows:
“That is not appropriate for people like me.”
“Things do not work out in my favor.”
“Of course! That is exactly what happened to me! ”
“I haven’t earned that yet/I’m going to have to work for this.”
“I am not deserving of that.”
“Persons like me do not comprehend that.”
Whenever there is an underlying sense of inadequacy, it may impair the flow of money you get.
- Unresolved trauma results in the formation of unconscious blinders.
Unresolved trauma creates unconscious barriers and habits that act as blind spots in your mental, emotional, and creative vision, preventing you from achieving your goals. When unresolved trauma remains in the subconscious, it generates a predictable sequence of circumstances that keeps you activated just below the level of conscious consciousness.
Because your subconscious mind retains information about everything, every aspect of life becomes a potential trigger. Anything that matches the ideas, pictures, bodily sensations, and feelings you had during the traumatic event, from strolling down the street and going to the grocery store to working on your objectives and conversing, may serve as a subconscious trigger. Thus, throughout the day, you are unknowingly making micro-moves that keep you safe but simultaneously impeding your path to financial success.
Allowing unresolved trauma to fester results in choices being made from the past (the trauma or fear), rather than from a position of choice and opportunity. By resolving this, you may see more clearly. This occurred with one company owner who was attempting to break through her income limit of six figures. When she dug into her upbringing, she found an unresolved trauma from being screamed at for asking for more.
She created a belief system centered on the notion that asking for more was self-indulgent, which permeated her company. She attempted to increase her income but was unsuccessful because her underlying belief system from the unresolved trauma was that “making more and asking for more was selfish.” Once she addressed the trauma and the associated belief system, her glass ceiling collapsed.
- Unresolved trauma results in emotions of insecurity.
Unresolved trauma wreaks havoc on your body’s “root chakra,” which serves as your identifier for safety and belonging in this world. This energetic center is inextricably linked to money. This often occurs when unresolved childhood trauma shakes the foundations of your physical and emotional safety.
When this occurs, it may undermine your sense of security and make it more difficult to receive money. When you’re used to feeling dangerous, that sensation provides comfort, and your subconscious will strive to maintain the status quo. That is why you will resist the temptation to earn additional money.
The second way this specific red flag manifests itself is when you get money and promptly squander it or when it disappears shortly after you receive it. When this situation occurs, there is an underlying problem of feeling unworthy.
There are many ways that trauma may put you in a difficult financial position, but you now know the warning signs to watch for so that you can treat the underlying trauma. The consequences of trauma are not something you must endure or live with for the rest of your life. That is not the way things must be. If you can identify the areas of trauma that are causing problems, you may get the necessary assistance for recovery. Repair the trauma, and you will be able to heal the cycles that the trauma triggered.