"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." - Dr. Wayne Dyer
One of the most commonly held beliefs on the planet is that there isn't enough. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough love, etc. You name it and people feel they don't have enough of it. These, however, are just beliefs and beliefs that change all the time and have over the course of history. The only thing consistent about beliefs is that they consistently change.
Beliefs are just thoughts we practice over and over again, but this doesn't mean they are necessarily accurate or correct.
Today scarcity, the belief there isn't enough, is the mainstream thought and it makes us feel paralyzed, lifeless, and worried about what’s to come. It's also the root cause of anxiety, financial issues, lack of energy, disease, and unhappiness, but this belief is changing just like the old belief that the world was flat or that the sun revolved around us. We now know that those were simply old beliefs and we slowly left those behind (some quicker than others).
But now as we approach a new year, beliefs, thoughts, and people are changing faster than ever. In times of great chaos, comes great change, and all change is an opportunity to create the world and life we truly desire. We are living through one of the most awesome times in history. We are understanding more about who we are and our inherent abundant nature.
We are very literally the expanding universe itself in human physical form.
As we expand beyond scarcity and tap into our abundance something really cool happens, we realize that it's always been there. What we couldn't see just a year, a month, or even a day ago is now available to be seen and each day we expand into more and more. This is nothing short of a miraculous life-changing shift and we are here to say it is not only possible but we are living proof!
Raise Your Awareness
Look around you. You’re on a device that connects you to everything and everyone while probably sitting in a climate-controlled room that’s most likely not too far from a clean glass of water and a refrigerator with something to eat... are these not all forms of abundance? One hundred years ago this would be seen as witchcraft or alien technology, but in today's world, it's just another Tuesday.
So how do some of us seem to have so much and others so little?
Why do so many feel so limited in their experience of life?
Could the answer simply be a level of awareness, how we see life, our perspective...?
“The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.” - Abraham Hicks
We would like to point out that simply existing in this universe that is expanding is an unimaginable amount of abundance that our brains can’t even process. There’s so much, it’s hard to even put in words, but the truth is there is only more and more available to us, just not in the ways we typically think.
Years back abundance was not our experience at all. We were bound up in careers that did not satisfy us, we had no money and felt trapped as we approached the last years of our 20’s. But then we started to realize that it was simply our perspective. It took us a while to realize it, but once we did, everything changed and changed fast!
We saw how we had been accepting the belief of scarcity as our personal truth and we were surrounding ourselves with it daily. We weren't aware that we were simply feeding this false belief and practicing the same thoughts over and over. We were under a spell until we took a step back, got honest, and really looked at why we were feeling unhappy, scared, had no funds, and were worrying about the future all the time. We started becoming more aware and really went within with tools like meditation, journaling, and deep conversations with each other.
Raising our awareness led us to our awakening from what we previously couldn’t see.
Raising our awareness led us to our realizing how much we really do already have both materialistically and non-materialistically and maybe more importantly how little we really needed to be truly happy within.
Raising our awareness untethered us from old beliefs and ways of thinking that were simply holding us back from going after what we really desired.
This all resulted in greater gratitude and appreciation for our life, feeling deeply loved from within, and feeling worthy of receiving even more.
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears." - Tony Robbins
This might sound like too big of a jump for some right now, we know. You’re sitting there asking, “Ok so I’m going to try to be more aware of when I’m telling myself the false story that I’m not enough or there isn’t enough and finally going to become grateful... but when do I actually become abundant and see it for real in my life?”
The answer is right now. Go to that place inside you, in your heart center, and really take an honest look at what you are feeling. This is a daily practice and focus that allows us to tap into our emotions and listen to what they are trying to tell us. This helps us to see through beliefs to all the abundance around us now and that leads us to take real-life actions that bring even more to us.
Real-life actions that tune us into abundance
The quickest way we have found to tune into our abundance and receive even more is to do something small from our heart that demonstrates our own abundance back to us. Remember, going within first is the whole game here because you will start to recognize the abundance that already exists in your life. This will make you feel happier, lighter, and more excited about life and you will naturally want to display this outwardly in the world both in small and large ways but start small to get the ball rolling.
Perhaps you reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t heard from in a while and just say hello. At that moment you are demonstrating your abundance of time, even though it’s a small amount it shows you have time to give as well as love to that person. You can’t give what you don’t already have right? Most people feel they don’t have enough love or time and in one moment you prove to yourself you have both.
Perhaps you give a few coins that are sitting in your cup holder to the homeless man on the corner instead of passing by. At that moment you are demonstrating that although you may not be rich you can act as if you are rich by giving some money away. This will literally change your relationship with money over time.
Perhaps you share inspirational messages on social media instead of angry or frustrated posts. At that moment you are demonstrating that there’s more peace and calm in your vibration than there is fear or worry. You are gifting people the greatest gift of all which is inspiration and hope. These kinds of messages feed our well-being on a very deep level and have a huge positive impact on the people that come across them.
You might say these are too small, who cares, they won’t change anything... and as long as you see it that way, you will be correct.
But what if you saw it as baby steps on a life-long path of abundance instead?
You are abundant by nature
When we take small actions to demonstrate our natural abundance we “make it real”. When we really do it from the heart, we grow stronger in our practice and we experience even more abundance. When we genuinely give we receive back twice... once for the feeling we get from us giving and again for the feeling of knowing the other person is now feeling more abundant for having received.
But we can’t just go through the motions or fake it, or we’ll get fake results. It must be authentic and genuine to us, that’s the real understanding to take away here. Get to know yourself and what really moves you from your heart center. You are abundant by nature and it's already here waiting for you to tune in.
“Giving is the secret of abundance.” Sivananda
Many cultures have customs surrounding the idea of giving as a reminder that we're all designed to give and to demonstrate that in real life with each other. Our abundance is about our ability to give as well as the ability to receive. Receiving completes the circle. Bringing it full circle enhances our understanding of what it really means to be abundant and we then can see that the more we give the more we can receive. The circle of abundance and life continues on and on expanding outward once we are aware of this and put it into play.
Our "Abundant by Nature" shirt will serve as a friendly reminder of your natural abundance that is always there waiting for you to tune into.
This is just one of many ways to tune into and live your abundance, and we encourage you to follow your heart toward the path that feels best to you. Your heart always knows what's best.
We wish you a very abundant year and beyond!
Thanks for stopping by,
Wendy + Dan