Now, I’m no expert, but I’d like to share with you what I’m learning about abundance and invite you to join in on this liberating journey.
I first learned of abundance as a mindfulness + wellness practice a few short years ago and to be honest, the concept flew over my head. It was enticing to think that I could live abundantly, but in the midst of all my muck, I just wasn’t ready to go there quite yet. Fast forward to present day, and I’ve had quite a few more run-ins with this concept, I’ve begun to “do the work”, and I have spent hours searching my inner self to unlock these concepts. Here’s what I’ve found:
Abundance is here, now (and it always has been). It truly is all about perspective and no one but you has the key to unlocking it in your life. We have the ability to tap into abundance and to live abundantly all day, err day. However, due to socialization, negative self-talk, pessimism, and victimization, it becomes very difficult to tap in. You see, the aforementioned are blockages and deterrents from truly accessing abundance. If you stay there, you’ll never truly live abundantly and you’ll believe the lie that your life is less than, others can (but not you), and a host of other lies that pale the truth of your vibrant, beautiful, limitless life.
The truth is, that in the very spot you read this, in the very spot I’m writing this, with no actual change to our outward situation, our job, relationships, and so on, we can begin to live abundantly. And it starts by identifying limiting beliefs, assessing your life to find the root of these beliefs, and then addressing them. It’s that simple, but of course it’s easier said than done.
Though I’m sharing what I’ve learned over the years, and even this month as we’ve centered abundance here at WOCC, it’s a challenge. Whew. I’m prone to revert to old thinking and to be overly critical of myself and that’s not abundance, y’all. Abundance is contentment + forward thinking. If I’m overly critical of myself, well, I’m not very content with myself and thus begins the downward spiral. However, if I can recognize areas to improve and realize that all is as it should be + remember that every moment is an opportunity, then I’m moving towards abundance.
Just like that, the journey to abundance begins. Unlearning, reframing, reshaping, and adjusting on the inside flows to your surroundings, relationships, job, etc. If your mind is still chained to old thoughts, beliefs, and practices of lack, there is no room for abundance. So, I urge you to take the time, do the work, and figure out how you can make some adjustments to begin living abundantly now. Then, watch how your experience in life changes.
You (and only you) have the keys to abundance in this very moment. Selah.