Welcoming Abundance- Are you willing?
Abundance. It’s something I’ve been pondering on a lot lately. What is it? How do we achieve it? Is it even something to achieve? What does it look like? Why do some people seem to live in it while others live in a state of lack?
I am convinced that the only thing that blocks us from living a life of abundance is our own limiting beliefs. These beliefs come in many shapes and sizes: I’m not worthy of abundance. I’m not good with money. Money is hard to come by. There is never enough. I can’t hold onto money. My needs are not met. I can’t be spiritual and wealthy at the same time. Money is evil. Rich people are bad or dishonest.
I’ve witnessed these limiting beliefs and so many more popping up in sessions with clients. I want to just pluck them out and dissolve them away. But I can’t do it for them. It’s up to each of us to identify and release these things willingly and mindfully. I was so very surprised a few years ago when I asked for a hypnotherapy session from a trusted colleague. He guided me within my own subconscious beliefs about money. Much to my surprise, I regressed to a time when I was around 8 years old. My family was struggling financially at the time and some loving “Christmas Elves” had shown up, delivering boxes and boxes of food and gifts to our family. I heard my dad tell my mom, “Well, there are some benefits to being poor.” And that was it. I looked around and saw all the wonderful gifts, the laughter, the happiness in my home in that moment, and my child mind grabbed onto the idea “Being poor is great. People give you lots of wonderful things when you’re poor.” And the pattern was set. My subconscious mind started working toward staying poor, doing it’s best to help me align with the new belief I had chosen for myself.
I chose to release that belief in session that day, and helped my inner child to understand and accept that “Money is great. I can do lots of good things for myself and others when I have money.” And money started to come.
But there were other beliefs that I needed to change. A year went by and I paused one day to again look at my limiting beliefs. I realized I told myself again and again, “We can’t afford that,” still feeling like there just wasn’t enough. I continued living in a state of lack, not even realizing the abundance that I had been manifesting by changing my previous belief. Our income had nearly doubled that year, and I’d failed to even notice. My reality felt the same, the lack felt just as strong as it did with the lower income.
And that was a HUGE moment for me, which I call an “Ah Ha” moment. I realized my perspective was shaping my truth. And my perspective needed to change.
I started expressing gratitude for every dollar that came in. I started writing smiley faces on my checks and on the envelopes of my bills, feeling gratitude for the blessings those things had brought me rather than resenting the bills. I started watching for the gifts that flowed into my life freely. I chose to give freely and happily and trust that the more I gave, the more would come. I prayed to open my eyes to all the beautiful abundance that was available to me, monetary wealth as well as the flow of all others things. And my reality is shifting. My perspective is healing. My vibration is rising into the vibration of flow, abundance, freedom. And it’s really, really great.
I’ve created a very simple, yet powerful meditation. I would welcome you to commit to listening to it for 10 days. Open your eyes to the shifts and flow of abundance that you begin to create in that time. After 10 days, assess where you’re at and if you’d like to continue. Journal the thoughts, ideas, and impressions that come. If there are blocks that come up and don’t seem to dissolve away with the meditation, please reach out. I love working with clients from around the world, helping to identify and heal limiting beliefs to allow for greater health, wealth, peace and healing.
Abundance is more than the flow of money. It is the beautiful flow of all things and recognizing that lack is an illusion. And although this meditation is largely focused on allowing and welcoming wealth, you will also open to seeing abundance in many other forms. I greatly look forward to hearing your stories of healing, shifting, and flow. Please take a minute or two to drop me a note as you progress through your journey.