Many of us have been beaten down by life at one time or another. Stressed, short of time, tired, living on a treadmill and knowing that this isn’t the way to live, but not knowing how to free ourselves – to live more fully. To live an abundant life. There are some simple things we can do – they don’t take time or money – they take a change of attitude.
9 Steps To An Abundant Life:
1. Being totally financially honest – if you are not honest with yourself it implies that there is not enough for you to have everything you need without dishonesty. Please look at your financial situation with honesty. Self-assessment and “counting” what you now have is the way forward to an abundant life.
Create Space For Abundance To Flow Into
2. An abundant life is more than just financially positive. Abundance is also health, family and friends, time and whatever else you deem important to you. Creating a vacuum so that more good things can flow into it. Don’t fill your life up with things you don’t really want. Ask yourself if you want each item before you buy it. Don’t have abundant rubbish or clutter, live an abundant life by seeking out the things and experiences that work for you in your core being. Look within and find your authentic self and purchase or remove accordingly.
3. Tithing is often associated with religion, but it is also possible to tithe in a non-religious context. This seems a really important aspect of living abundantly – every time you freely give money away, you are implying that you are confident that more will come – this is a BIG positive affirmation with a lot of power behind it. The traditional amount is 10% of your income. I’ve recommended this to lots of people, and they’ve told me that when they do this – magically – they seem to have more. I started with 10% but now I’ve increased it, because I’ve seen that the more I give away the more I get back, and the happier and more abundantly I live.
Gratitude For An Abundant Life
4. Being grateful for what you already have – focusing on the good that is already in your life. It’s easy to think about what you don’t have, but spend some time each day thinking about what you do have. Start each day by thinking of 10 things that you are grateful for – and express this out loud. I do this every morning. Look at your own circumstances – no matter what they are – you will be able to find something that you can be grateful for.
5. Resentment, jealousy, envy and self-pity interfere with the free-flow of abundance. If you are jealous or envious of someone, it implies that – what they have is not available for you to have also. If you find it difficult to let go of these feelings please investigate personal development. Try the emotional release techniques and self awareness study guides available on this web site to help remove resentment, self-pity, envy, jealousy and greed.
6. Forgiving those that have wronged you is part of living an abundant life. Holding on to your anger, however justifiable it may seem, keeps you stuck in the past, rather than going forward into a better future. If it’s difficult to let go of your negative feelings, try writing a letter expressing all your anger, hurt or envy. Write until you can write no more, and then burn it. When you forgive you are releasing YOUR burden.
7. Being able to receive from other people. Being able to receive is healthy, but many people find it difficult. You may need to practice receiving. Think of the pleasure you get in giving. By not receiving generously you are denying other people the pleasure of giving. You are also saying “I am not worthy”
Make Your Own Good Luck
8. Realise that in general ‘good luck’ plays a very small part in people’s life. (If you put your faith in good luck, then you have to accept the possibility of bad luck, too.) People who put their faith in ‘good luck’ often spend their lives waiting for things to happen. People who don’t believe in luck go out and make things happen. You create your own good luck through the law of attraction and action.
Believe In An Abundant Life
9. Believing that there is enough money, food, love, etc. in the world to meet everyone’s needs to live abundantly. I left this one till last, because it can be very hard to believe when faced with war and starvation in the newspapers and on the TV, but a lot of this anger and need is caused because people who have do not believe they have enough, because they substitute money and food for all the other abundance of life. Do your bit to correct that imbalance and start living a life that recognises there are inequalities and shortages, but recognises that we can correct that so we all have what we need.