01/28/2015 11:31 am ET Updated Mar 30, 2015

Want to Improve Your Financial Prosperity? Try Throwing Down the F Word

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If you're like many people, there are times you've found yourself stuck financially. No matter how much you worked and took all the right steps, you just were unable to break through your "financial glass ceiling."

Many people are becoming more aware that wealth is predominately a mindset thing. There have been many books and articles written on wealth consciousness and improving your relationship with money. But an area that often gets neglected is how the F word is crucial to improving your financial prosperity. No! No! No! Not that F word. I mean forgiveness!

I've written before about the importance of creating space in your life in order to make room to receive the good you want to come in. Forgiveness is the ultimate way to clear space in your life. Holding onto resentment and anger will block good from coming into your life.

When you feel that you're doing the work to attract and create financial abundance in your life and you're coming up against resistance and not seeing the changes that you want. Consider all the areas where you're holding resentment and grudges towards others and yourself.

Financial struggle is linked to resentments and grievances. You need to forgive anyone who you feel has contributed to your pain and struggles. Remember, you can only feel one emotion at any one time and when you're consumed with anger and resentment, there's no room for abundance.

I want to share with you two simple but powerful forgiveness exercises that you can do. These exercises will help you remove the negative hold that comes with holding grievances. Once you are able to clear them from your system, you create a vacuum to allow God/Universe to fill it with more good, including increased financial prosperity.

Ho'oponopono Technique is a gentle Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The process is as follows:

o Go through each person, situation, thing that felt has hurt you (don't forget to include yourself).
o Let any residual emotions associated with each to come up.
o Then say: "I forgive you. I'm sorry. Thank you. And I love you.

When saying the mantras, you may feel that you are lying to yourself. That's okay, just continue to repeat it, and become willing to forgive!

Another technique that I share with my clients is Forgiveness Release Technique, and it's very similar to Ho'oponopono Technique. This is directed to people in your life that you felt caused you pain. The aim is to release the pain and blocks that the grievance has on you. The process for this technique includes:

o Go through each person.
o Picture the person and visualize sitting with them (if this is too painful, just write the name of the person).
o Then say the forgiveness mantra below.

I forgive and release (enter name here) __________________________. I know you did the best you knew how to do at the time. I release and let go of all blocks this grievance has on me. I now welcome in love, peace and freedom in its place. (Now take a deep long breath.)

Forgiveness is not about the other person, but rather about cleansing and releasing the hold the pain has in your life. For you to experience prosperity in your life you need to cultivate the right conditions internally, before you can experience it externally.

If you're blocked and haven't been able to manifest the amount of financial prosperity that you want, consider what you're holding onto. Isn't it time you let go and start practicing forgiveness? It could be the missing link to the manifestation of your financial prosperity.