Abundance is important. Why? Because it is one of the key ingredients of a happy life.
First and foremost let’s be clear – Abundance is not just about money…
In fact, too much focus on money can slow down the flow of abundance …
When it is said ‘Money is the root of all evil’, it really means the worship of money above everything else, in other words, service to self rather than service to others. When you focus on providing quality service in everything you do, the abundance will flow.
So, in this article, I’ll be explaining:
What is Abundance, What isn’t Abundance and How Do We Manifest Abundance in our Lives?
Two Key things you must know about Abundance…
First, as Eckhart Tolle said in his book ‘The New Earth’:
“You cannot manifest what you want; you can only manifest what you already have”
This seems to be a paradox, but it means that to manifest abundance you have to feel abundant. Everything is already in the Quantum field waiting to manifest, you just have to connect with it at the matching vibrational frequency.
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Second, until you express gratitude for everything that you have NOW, you will never achieve the level of abundance that is your birthright…
You have within you the ability to manifest Abundance but your mindset has to be in alignment with what you desire (abundance consciousness), so let’s start by looking at Five Barriers to Abundance:
5 Barriers to Manifesting Abundance
1: Belief in scarcity or lack is the opposite of abundance. It is fear of ‘not enough’; not enough money, not enough time, and (about ourselves) not good enough, not rich enough, not thin enough, etc. Lack of self-worth is the primary block to your abundance and building self-worth is the foundation for creating abundance and prosperity.
2: Extravagance and Excess – throwing money or resources around. Extravagance is often an emotional outlet for an emotional need (lack). Extravagance is not the same as generosity. Excess in one area indicates lack in another.
3: Waste – the outcome of excess. It shows a lack of appreciation for your resources (gifts). When you consume to excess, you waste resources. When you appreciate your resources you use them consciously and receive an abundance of value from them.
4: Consumerism. Feeling the need to get more and more material possessions is a sign of lack and a need to compensate for a feeling of being “not good enough”. It usually relates to a lack of self-worth and a lack of self-love.
5: Dependence on the money in your bank account, the size of your house, or the model and age of your car to feel good about yourself and satisfy the need to have others admire you. You can have no money and no possessions and feel abundant. You can have millions in the bank and every luxury imaginable and still feel they (and you) are “not enough”.
5 Truths About Abundance
1: An inner state of mind or perception – gratitude, appreciation and the belief that you have, and will always have enough, because you live in a loving and abundant universe. I have a saying – “Until you recognize that true abundance comes from within, you will always be without.”
2: Abundance is feeling ‘enough’ in every aspect of your life – money, time, energy, skills, food, and natural resources! It particularly applies to your self-image and self-worth. What you have on the outside is a reflection of how you see yourself on the inside.
3: Abundance comes from giving and sharing, not getting or taking. Giving with love is the greatest demonstration of your abundance and opens the door to receiving abundance in return. Getting and taking means you believe your increase in abundance can only come when someone else’s abundance decreases – in other words, that there is not enough for everyone.
4: Frugality. “Frugality enables generosity.” From the Tao Te Ching. Frugality is living without waste. It not only enables generosity to others, but your resources expand and go much further. It is an outward demonstration of appreciating what you have and using it wisely.
5: A choice YOU make in the present moment. You have abundance NOW if you choose to feel abundant.
How to Manifest Abundance Right Now:
1: Show Gratitude For All Things (Remember there is no good or bad there just ‘is’) – everything you experience is a blessing, whether it is a gift, a course-correction or a lesson.
2: Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have – anytime you think of ‘not enough’ or ‘need’ remember like attracts like… You’ll realize how much abundance you already have.
3: Focus on solutions, not problems and be alert for ‘Inspired’ actions to take – allow the universe to guide you to your desired outcome.
4: Abundance flows when you live consciously and in alignment with your soul purpose and life purpose and with Universal Laws. Take the time to discover your purpose and follow your chosen path, look after your physical body and be mindful of your impact on Mother Earth.
5: Stay in the present moment. Live in the NOW. Accept the Scenic Route to the Outcome: The Universe guides us to manifest our desires and intentions in a way that teaches us what we need to learn along the way so it is seldom linear. While you’re on your journey, show gratitude every step of the way.
You have abundance Now! Once you recognize it and appreciate it you’ll open the flood gates to more abundance and you’ll be amazed and delighted at the miracles that unfold.
If you’re struggling to develop abundance consciousness, I can help. Schedule a free Success Strategy Session so together we can uncover your barriers to abundance and develop a plan to overcome them and open you to receiving the abundance that is your birthright.