We learn what we live. Perhaps it was family, an individual or even a community that raised us. But regardless of the source, we are taught ways to think, ways to act and ways to view the world. We are also taught ways to avoid pain. Pain and suffering are extremely strong motivators, often stronger than pleasure. When we experience some level of trauma, we consciously and unconsciously learn ways to prevent that trauma from happening again. This could manifest in many forms, including avoidance, disconnection or numbing. That's how we learn to cope, and often times end up passing those same coping strategies along to whoever we raise; perpetuating the cycle. These unconscious scripts can obviously relate to all aspects of life, but it becomes particularly evident with how we handle money. The lessons we learn due to our own, or someone else's trauma, can literally be the difference between whether we simply survive with money or thrive with money. And it's incredibly important to start paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and tendencies when it comes to how we spend, how we save and how we invest -- how we view money in general. Otherwise we may continue living out lessons that end up hurting us more than protect us.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."