November 27, 2014
“Abundance is not something we acquire, it’s something we tune in to.” — Wayne Dyer.
We live in an abundant universe! There is literally an infinite amount of energy. In all actuality there is no such thing as scarcity or lack because there is literally no place that exists that isn’t jam packed full of energy. We are pure energy, the air between two people is full of energy, every thought and feeling we have is energy.
Even the thought that you have that you don’t have enough is still more energy. When you stop to think about it, we are all very wealthy people. Actually, it is impossible to not be wealthy when at our core, and at the core of everyone we meet, and every object we own or see, and every breath of air that we take is still this same infinite energy supply that literally exists everywhere.
So why is it that so many people are resonating in scarcity consciousness? Not only do they believe that they aren’t enough… good enough, pretty enough, successful enough, but they also believe that they don’t have enough. They don’t believe they have enough money, they don’t believe they have enough love in their lives, or enough (insert any object of addiction here).
In order to switch our perspective from scarcity consciousness to wealth consciousness and start resonating with the abundance that we already are we must first explore what it really means to be wealthy, and also how something as small as a shift in perspective can completely change our entire lives.
“Gratitude is the open door to abundance.” — Yogi Bhajan.
Everyone has a different idea of what it means to be wealthy. One person may consider just having a roof over their head wealth, another person might consider having a friend or a partner to spend their time with wealth, and another person might consider having their own plane and a million dollars in the bank the definition of wealth.
Technically none of them is the “right” answer, because while one person may have millions of dollars they may be very lonely, and another person may only have a tiny home but they are surrounded by family and friends and they never feel lonely.
There is no “definition” of wealth, so technically someone somewhere else may be completely and utterly grateful to have something we’ve taken for granted and vice versa. We step into scarcity consciousness when we fail to realize the wealth that we already have and that we already are. We judge ourselves and our lives against a fraudulent “social norm” or belief system that we have acquired by watching tv, or comparing ourselves with other people, etc…
Then, when our lives don’t measure up to what we believe is “wealth” we believe there is something wrong and that we are lacking somewhere.
Our minds attach to this belief of lack, and we start thinking things like, “If I could just have a little bit more money, THEN I would feel complete,” or “If I could just lose/gain a little bit of weight, THEN I would feel perfect,” or “If I just was in a happy relationship, THEN my life would be good.”
Instead of being grateful for the wealth that is completely surrounding us, we focus on the one thing or things that we feel we lack, and this becomes where we focus all of our attention. By shifting our perspective to gratitude we begin to realize that abundance and wealth is everywhere and it comes in many forms.
As Shelly Sullivan said, “Abundance comes in many forms, do not limit your abundance by trying to control how it will flow, just know it will come.” By literally recognizing the wealth of a beautiful sunset, or the fact that you found a good parking space, or that you found a $5 bill in a pocket of an old pair of pants you are then able to shift from scarcity consciousness to wealth consciousness. Re-defining what it means to be “wealthy” and being grateful for everything proves to be very fruitful and beneficial for our lives.
“If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.” — Mark Twain.
Where in your life do you have something of abundance to give? Maybe you have lots of money… perfect! Use that money to make the world a better place in some way. Money isn’t “bad”, it only becomes “bad” when we decide to hoard it or become attached to it as our sense of self.
It doesn’t matter if the gesture is big or small, just as long as you are keeping the flow of abundance coming in and going out through you. Or maybe you have a kind heart, or a mouth that can give compliments, or arms that can lift something or eyes that can recognize beauty or hands that can make music…
There are plethora of ways and things you can do to manifest abundance to and through you. Keep the energy flow constantly moving and expanding, receive from others gratefully and give like you know you will never be without. There is no reason you ever have to feel like there is not enough to go around. The universe exists purely to manifest more and more creation through our being, and if we use our physical bodies as a medium in which to be love, give love and spread love we will find that not only are we abundance, but we also only recognize abundance because abundance is all there is. It’s all there waiting… waiting for us to just… “tune in.”