15 Jan How to Cultivate An Abundant Mindset (psst…it’s easier than you think!)
“You are limitless, just like the sky. So be the sky. Be the confidence that comes with knowing that you are infinitely abundant.” ~ Rhoda
I used to think I was no good with money.
I used to think there wasn’t enough (of anything) to go around.
I used to think charging people for my services was sleazy of me. Disgustingly unspiritual.
The result of this kind of thinking was pretty much what you’d expect:
I was the worst with money. I overdrafted my bank account every other week. (Okay, I admit it, every week.)
I never received enough of the things I wanted. Everything almost always fell short.
And: I did a lot of free sessions for people, and ended up making very little money as a businesswoman.
After going through this (over and over…and over…again), I decided — you know what?
It wasn’t for me.
I knew that if I wanted to attract money and abundance, I’d have to work at it. Like, really work at it.
So I did. I immersed myself in books on wealth consciousness. I stopped giving away sessions for free. I worked on obliterating all of my limiting beliefs and blockages surrounding money. I even attended abundance seminars.
I remember this one seminar like it was yesterday:
We were saying affirmations about how deserving we were of money, out loud, in this huge conference room full of people. As this was happening, I felt a clench in my throat.
I tried to start saying the affirmations again, but I couldn’t. My head started to spin. Nausea gripped my insides.
I made a mad dash for the restroom, my hands pressed over my mouth. When I got there, I locked myself in a stall and threw up in the toilet for a good five minutes.
When I was finished, I felt like crap. But just for a moment. And then I noticed…that I felt lighter. More awake. More in my power.
Because in that toilet bowl, I had thrown up all of the fear and the doubt and the hesitation and the worry and the frustration and the insecurity. I had released all of it.
It was obvious to me, in that moment, that my money blockages had been annihilated. They had fought a good fight, yes — but my body, mind, and spirit had fought harder. And won.
Now hold on. Let’s not get carried away! This doesn’t mean I was rid of money blockages forever.
Money blockages are funny like that. Sometimes they come, sometimes they go.
And they tend to come and go as they please.
The trick is to be consistent enough in staying on top of them to make them come less. And show up for shorter and shorter periods of time.
If you want more in your life — more money, more love, more adventure, more health, more freedom, more sex, more passion, more whatever — you have got to start by believing in your worth.
When you surrender to the fact that you are good enough, abundance will find you.
When you start believing you are deserving of the big visions you carry in your heart, abundance will find you.
When all of the things you have in your life right now light you up with so much gratitude that you feel dizzy with excitement, abundance will find you.
When you learn to navigate the tricky slope of negativity and consciously nudge yourself into focusing on the positive, abundance will find you.
When you start shifting your mind to focus on the things you want, and not let yourself get bogged down by always thinking of the things you don’t want, abundance will find you.
And it will be tough at first. Every great journey we embark upon is. But know this: The toughness is at its worst when you start the thing.
Once we can tackle our resistance to starting something, and actually do it, whatever it is becomes effortless.
We start to realize that at the level of our core nature, we are all radically abundant creatures. We are all worthy of love, of money, of joy, laughter, passion, and happiness.
You got this. Already. Right now. Trust me.
You got this.
To shine the light on your natural abundance right now, repeat this affirmation for 1-2 minutes:
I am overflowing with joy and abundance.
Oh, yeah — and be sure to really mean it when you say it.
If you have to jump up and down as you say it, then get jumping.
If you have to close your eyes and stand on your head, then don’t let anyone stop you.
You alone know what works best for you. So embody this affirmation like it’s nobody’s business. Soon the meaning of its words will shed traces of bliss and transformation through your heart and soul.
And congratulations, for just by reading these words, you have kicked off your journey toward abundance in a super effective way!