In Monday's post, I gave you some simple, practical ways of raising your money vibration. Today, we'll bring it back to the spiritual.
If you want more money, what is it that is behind this want? What is it that you are really wanting?
I think when you look at it, you don't just want more money. You want more abundance.
Well, that seems rather like the same thing, doesn't it? But it's not. As I said in Tuesday's post, the sooner you can divide these two concepts in your head, the better.
But, then, what exactly is abundance? And, of course, how can you get more of it?
Money Is Not the Same Thing as Abundance
Most people think, “If I just had more money, I'd be set.”
But, it's not really true. There are plenty of millionaires out there who really aren't abundant. They are either in debt, or simply stressed about losing everything. They might have a lot of money quantitatively, but they don't really feel abundant.
You also often hear of people who win the lottery, and within a year or so, they are right back where they started. Nothing notable has really changed in their lives.
Other people might have very little money, but they get everything they want in life, and feel much more abundant.
Have you ever gotten a big windfall, and thought to yourself that you were going to put this to good use, and start to get ahead? But, one thing leads to another, and pretty soon you really have no idea where all the money went.
Or, you get a raise at work, but it feels like you really have no more money than before the raise.
All these examples demonstrate the difference between money and abundance.
When you get that windfall, or that raise at work, and your money vibration is really no higher than before, then it'll be wasted away on frivolous items, and things really won't change.
I remember once getting $5,000 after my grandmother had passed away. I thought it was a great opportunity to start to save up and get ahead. I used it to purchase two laptops, which we needed, and put much of the rest into investments.
However, my money vibration at the time just wasn't lined up with greater wealth, and I ended up wasting it on unwise investments, and eventually lost it all.
On the other hand, my money vibration was always such that I knew that everything would work out. There was a time, about 2 or 3 months after Christine and I had gotten married, where we had somehow run out of money in the middle of the month. It was getting to the point that we needed groceries pretty soon.
This was before I even knew about the law of attraction. But, I knew that somehow it would work out. I didn't even tell Christine about the shortage at the time, because I knew she would worry for nothing, and her anxiety would cause me to worry as well.
At that time, I was freelance programming. Sure enough, I got a project out of the blue just a few days later, and the amount I got was just what we needed to get through the month.
That certainly seemed like abundance to me. There was very little money, but we got the amount we needed, when we needed it, and everything worked out perfectly.
So, the amount of money is only one part of the equation. A far more important part is the level of abundance.
Abundance Is About Flow
So, what exactly is abundance, then? I have hopefully demonstrated that it is not the same as how much money you have in your bank account.
Abundance is about flow. The fact is that money is not just what you have right now. Even if you have $10,000 in the bank now, if you lost your job, or your source of income was cut off, that money would only last so long.
Abundance is the ability to allow money to flow into your life.
Of course, I'm speaking here of financial abundance. There are many other types of abundance, but really they are all related.
Financial abundance could also be about the things that money can buy. The only reason you really need money is to exchange for goods and services that you desire. So, abundance for some may take the form of certain things being provided for them at a discount, or even for free.
So, we could more precisely say that abundance is the ability to obtain the material goods and services that you desire in life, without struggle.
Want a new iPhone? Whether that comes by means of receiving enough money to buy it, or by receiving the iPhone itself for free, the point is that you were able to obtain that desired item.
Back in August, it was our 5 year anniversary. I wanted to take a trip and do something special, so I decided to manifest it. It turned out that someone paid all the expenses for us to take the trip we wanted to take. That, to me, was indeed a form of abundance, even though I didn't pay a dime.
Abundance has a very specific feeling to it. It is not just eking out a living, barely getting by with the necessities. It is fully enjoying life, having the ability to obtain the things that you desire.
Abundance Is Always Here
The thing is, abundance is not all or nothing. Nothing in life is really all or nothing. You always have abundance in some aspect of your life, even in limited amounts.
How do you find it? Mostly, by the feeling.
What is that feeling? To me, it is freedom, security, safety, stability, joy, happiness, etc.
As said above, abundance is flow. Scarcity is stagnancy. Abundance is ease. Scarcity is struggle.
Where do you have flow in your life? Where do you have ease? This is where abundance is being manifested right now.
- Do you receive a regular paycheck from work? That's abundance.
- Can you pay your bills without struggle? That's abundance.
- Do you have food in the pantry? That's abundance.
- Do you sometimes enjoy a dinner at a restaurant? That's abundance.
- Do you have an internet connection? That's abundance.
NO matter how much you are struggling in life, I guarantee you that you can find abundance, somewhere.
Abundance is the essential nature of the Universe. As such, it must be demonstrated in your life, even if in small amounts.
As said above, abundance is not only financial. Nature is a wonderful manifestation of abundance. Look around at all the stars at night, the water on earth, the animals and plant life, etc.
Even in the simple act of breathing, there is abundance. There is always enough oxygen for you to survive.
The essential nature of the Universe as abundance can be seen by simply going within. If you sit quietly and simply go within yourself, letting go of all resistant thoughts, you will touch the essence of abundance. I call this the zero state, which I will be discussing in greater detail next week.
That's why I always recommend meditating at least once per day, because the more you get in touch with this inherent abundance within, the more it will manifest in your life.
How to Make Abundance Grow in Your Life
How much of the flow of abundance are you allowing into your life?
If you are constantly focused on the scarcity in your life, then you're blocking that flow of abundance. It still slips through in small ways here and there, but it is overwhelmed by your focus on lack.
But, if you are mostly focused on that abundance, even in the smallest of manifestations, then you will allow more of that flow through.
How do you make anything grow in your reality? Remember the 3 elements of magic: focus, will, and emotion.
In other words, you set your will on creating greater abundance, you focus on the abundance that is already present, and you react to that abundance emotionally, by feeling good.
Magical living is very deliberate. Remember that the inner state comes first, and then outer reality will follow.
If you tell me you just don't have very much abundance right now, I will tell you that this is because you've been focused on scarcity. You've likely been focused on trying to prevent scarcity, which by the law of attraction, cannot work as intended. It will only create more scarcity.
Instead, you must generate an inner state of abundance right now, independent of outside circumstances. You must simply decide to be abundant, now.
That's really hard to do if all of life seems opposed to the abundance that you seek.
Luckily, that is never the case. That's why I explained above that everyone in the world, no matter what their situation, has abundance in some way, no matter how small.
It's simply, then, a matter of where you decide to place your focus.
Okay, maybe you don't know how you'll pay the phone bill, but at least you paid electric. Maybe you don't have a lot of disposable income to treat yourself, but at least you have 3 meals a day. Maybe you can't afford that vacation you've been wanting, at least right away, but at least your family is taken care of. Maybe your business is struggling, but at least you still have a steady paycheck.
It's all a matter of what you choose to focus on. Sure, you could choose to focus on your problems, and what you can't do. But, if you understand the law of attraction, then you'll understand that this will only make those problems bigger.
On the other hand, if you choose to focus on what's going right in your life, then the things going right will start to increase.
Maybe you can't generate a feeling of abundance out of thin air, but you can generate that feeling if you focus on the abundance that is already present for you. So, you know, do that. 🙂
This is where the idea of budgeting I discussed on Tuesday can really help. You'd be surprised what you really can afford, once you take a look at where all your money is going. You won't believe me until you try it and see for yourself, but it is very likely that you have a bit more room than you think to achieve your goals.
Abundance Is Easier than Scarcity
You might be surprised by this, but abundance actually takes less effort than does scarcity and lack.
As I said, the essence of the Universe is abundance. Abundance is all around you. It takes an insane amount of energy to block much of that out, and live a life of scarcity.
You get used to it though, and don't notice the stress it requires to keep up that level of resistance. And, many people are too scared to let go. After all, it's what they know best. It's familiar.
But, as you start letting go, abundance will begin to flood in. That's just a necessity, because it takes energy to keep it out. Let go of that energy, and it'll naturally start flowing into your life.
This is the reverse of how most people think about it. They think it takes hard work and plenty of effort to be abundant. But, it really couldn't be easier. It's just a matter of letting go.
So, then, look at where you are the most stressed, especially around money. What would it be like if you could let go of that? Don't worry about doing it all at once. But, what if you could let go of that stress and anxiety, even just a little bit?
Practice letting go even just a little, and giving it over to the Universe that much more. Instead of that stress, imagine feeling light and positive about it. What would that be like? Again, just a small shift will do wonders.
As you let go more and more, more of that Universal essence of abundance will flow into your life, and you'll start to see things shift. And, that shifting will give you more confidence, to let go even more, which will create even more abundance. Once you get started, abundance will just keep creating more and more of itself.
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How About You?
Now it's your turn. What does abundance mean to you? Where are you experiencing abundance in your own life? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!