Creating An Abundant Life
Life is full of abundance and is available for all of us to attract and have of our own. So why is it most of us are stuck in a scarcity mindset which perpetuates the idea there is a limited supply for everyone to have and if someone has a piece of that supply, there is not enough for me? This scarcity mindset way of thinking attracts fear, stress, and anxiety, which are all feelings we strive to not experience.
What perpetuates this kind of thinking? I have found this way thinking can be traced to idea of the illusion of scarcity. The illusion of scarcity reinforces the idea abundance is scarce and can only be held by a select few. In reality, this illusion is a marketing technique used by businesses to make consumers think and believe a product is in limited supply that helps to sell more and at a quicker rate. It is used to quicken the demand for a product and creates the illusion the item is of higher value than it really is. This illusion can be used for clothing, cars, movies, money, and even food (think pumpkin spice latte). I bet this a marketing technique that is not new to businesses and I am sure it has been used many times throughout the centuries, but what are the implications of this marketing technique? It has created a scarcity mindset in our society which has been transmuted into our everyday lives and woven into our relationship with money.
So What is the Opposite of the Illusion of Scarcity?
This would be the belief of Prosperity Consciousness
Prosperity consciousness is a term and teaching used throughout New Thought and New Age communities and even by some financial professionals. Dictionary.com defines prosperity as “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects” and consciousness in the mental sense as “the mental activity of which a person is aware as contrasted with unconscious mental process”. This term is often associated with Law of Attraction, which is considered a universal law. (I can feel some of you squirming in your seats as you read that last sentence so I want to be clear – just because you think of something you want, does not mean that is the only thing you need to do to attain it. There is a lot more that goes into the Law Attraction, which I will address in another blog.)
Now back to prosperity consciousness – the key to prosperity consciousness is reprogramming your thoughts from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. An abundance mindset is defined as a belief that there are more than enough resources and successes for every single person in the world. That’s right, all 7.4 billion of us and growing. An abundance mindset pertains to your inner power and sense of self-worth. When you realize you have the power inside yourself to change your negative financial and self-worth beliefs into abundant and positive beliefs, you will start to change your life to one you actually want to experience.
An abundance mindset allows a person to embody the idea and philosophy that life is limitless and they have the power within inside themselves to create the life they want. Believing in your innate power of abundance, a person is able to remind himself or herself they are able to find the solution to a problem they are experiencing. This is not to say, a person needs to only think of being abundant, a person must know and believe that they are abundant and will find a way to improve their financial situation. This could be by actively finding a new or secondary job, becoming financially literate, or by paying more attention to opportunities where you are able to improve your income. Attracting abundance is limitless which means abundance is only limited by the belief you hold about attracting abundance into your life.
Abundance comes in many forms such as love, support, sharing, compassion, and money. When you learn how to recognize all forms of abundance in your life, you will start training your conscious mind to remember and be grateful for all the things you do have, which in turn brings more abundance into your life. When you are grateful for the abundance currently in your life, you are able to attract more abundance into your life. Your abundant mindset and thought energy begins to become stronger in attracting more abundance into all areas of your life, especially financially. All causation is mental which means you are or ever will be a result of how you use your mind.
Changing the quality of your thoughts is a mental exercise you must practice everyday especially when fear and anxiety start to creep in or overwhelm your thoughts. Reframing and reshaping your negative thoughts into positive self-worth thoughts can be difficult at times. I am here to share with you, it is doable, practical, and beneficial for you to do.
I myself had an unhealthy relationship with money for many years. Money would dictate almost every decision I made which caused me a lot of fear, stress, and anxiety. After many years of getting tired of experiencing these negative feelings over and over again, I finally made the decision to stop. Two important tools I used to improve my thought quality over the years, which I still use to this day, are uncovering my limiting beliefs around money and reading The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price.
Uncovering Your Limiting Beliefs
Understanding what your limiting beliefs are and how they impact your quality of thoughts on a daily basis is important to be aware of. Limiting beliefs can be conscious or unconscious thoughts that hinder you from getting what you want. When your thought quality is focused on what you don’t want, this is what you will actually attract. Thoughts are energy so what we feel and think is what we will get. You can find helpful information on how to uncover your limiting beliefs and learn how to change them here.
The Abundance Book By John Randolph Price
To help me change my thought quality from a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset, I used The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price. This books teaches you a spiritual and meditative technique. It is a 40-Day Prosperity Plan which consists of 40 days of complete commitment of meditation with affirmations. I highly recommend The Abundance Book to those who are on the spiritual path – it is one of the most powerful tools I have found to help remind myself of the innate abundance within me.
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