Posted On: 2006-01-06
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Hi, this is Joan and this is episode 25, The Prosperity Show. Thanks for stopping by. Our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information to help you improve our relationship with money and yourself. Today we're going to talk about the feeling of being trapped and how you're acting that out through your money, and what to do about it. Before we start, let me just apologize for the sound quality today. I still don't have my regular computer back, so I'm making do with what I have, and it doesn't sound quite right to me. So I like to have it a little better than this, and it just won't be today. If you need to reach me my email address is Joan@theprosperityshow.com. Or you can call our voice mail line at 206-888-HELP. That's 206-888-4357. And today I was talking to one of my clients and one of my coaching clients, and this has come up a couple times this week with clients, this sense of being trapped. And in my book, "Build your Money Muscles," I talk about the five basic feelings that people act out through their money, which are abandonment, shame, anger, deprivation and the sense of being trapped. It seems to be pervasive. Almost everyone I talk to at some point, well most the people come to me are looking for coaching, so they know they're trying to improve something. But this sense of being trapped is so pervasive. From a metaphysical point of view, I can see where trapped comes from. Because as humans we're trapped in our bodies. We're really these cosmic beings who are trapped in limited physical form, so trapped would be one of those emotional threads that would run throughout our lives. But many people feel really trapped financially. They feel trapped in their income level. They feel trapped in their jobs. It's not unusual for people to feel trapped in relationships. To feel trapped in their family situations. And the way it often acts out through finances is taking on extra financial burdens to help others and after a while you feel trapped. Working overtime to meet financial obligations. You're so trapped by your financial obligations that it seems like no matter what you do, you're going to be trapped and stuck in the debt, under-earning, and financial situations that just are not comfortable. And related feelings to being trapped are constrained, cornered, burdened, limited, blocked, and unfulfilled. That sense that I don't know that I'm ever going to reach more. And prosperity free-flowing finances certainly don't have to do with being trapped. When there's a free flow of money and you feel comfortable with your life, then you...