The #1 question people ask me is, “How can I have more abundance?”
First don’t confuse an abundant life with money. It’s not the same thing. As you read this article you’ll understand the distinction between money and abundance. For now just realize they are different things.
For more abundance just start doing these 4 things. The best part is that once you start taking these 4 steps, you’ll be acting from the ‘source’ of the thing you are seeking. WARNING: I never said these were easy steps but they are some of the most powerful ways that you can totally transform your life (and have deep peace in your heart). Plus once you start living this way the things you TRULY want will come forward.
Step 1. Always Live Authentically: Sounds simple, right? But let’s first talk about what authenticity really is. Authenticity is not just about just sharing your feelings or being ‘heart felt’ (while that’s still important) it’s also about coming from a place where you realize that you matter and that you can make a difference in the planet. Its about living from a place where you realize that your words, your voice, your gifts, your desires, your purpose, and heart are real and tangible and MATTER! This is because the first step to being able to truly share who you are – is to know WHAT YOU ARE!
I heard Will Smith once say that the Universe is not this place that is here to beat us around; that this universe is this a moldable, a malleable thing that we can control and that our thoughts, our actions and our feelings and physical imprints on this Universe can change our reality. To do that you must first know and HONOR what you are. You can’t be 100% authentic if you are subverting your power. Really know in your heart and spend time realizing the truth that you matter. Your dreams matter. Your ideas have value. You matter, you are God source.
Steps to Live More Authentically? Start declaring! So many times I hear people declaring that they’re not capable, they’re not able, and they’re no longer who they thought they were. Declare that you are; that you are the son, the daughter, the vessel of the most high. You are a droplet of Divine God source. I’ll say it again, you are God source. Remember that. Declare. Live with your heart fully open. Live your heart out. Live authentically!
Step 2. Live Life Full Freaking ON: So many people are asleep. We are afraid to really break out of the collective way of doing things. We put in 50% effort, maybe 60%. Then when it gets intense or hard we shut down feeling it and wonder why life is ‘unfair’.
Here’s something to consider: When you decide to do, feel, experience something..do it with every fiber of your being! It today’s world so many people have ‘glamorized’ what I’ll call ‘distraction living’. In other words, talking, texting, surfing the web, social media, television many times all happening instead of turning off all stimulation and FEELING!
Here why: First, many times Spirit is using difficulty of a FEELING to transform our lives. The adversity is refining you. The rough patches of energy you are feeling are polishing you into the gem that you are. While that sounds cliché the most precious things of value come from time, honor, commitment and love. When you allow yourself to fully feel your fears, honor your fears, commit to experiencing them and ultimately loving them…you’ll find peace. When you fully feel your sadness…you’ll always find a deeper power. You discover more love, courage and life than you ever thought possible!
Why is this? Well here’s one possibility: During my time interviewing Foster Gamble (creator of the movie ‘THRIVE’ with more than 29 million views) he shared that humans are open energy systems. Here’s my take on this: We are truly in our power when we exhaust our own capabilities and then are able to draw on energy outside of our own. When we live full out we don’t exhaust our energy, we get more energy, but when we close off our energy, emotions and even our pain – we close off our power. With any closed system we eventually exhaust and then burn out. Living at 60%, 70% or even 90% of your power means you are essentially closing off your system. Commit 100% feeling and see what comes forward…almost magically!
Step 3. You Must Be Courageous to Live Abundantly: The 3rd thing you must do is not as ‘unique’ or ‘catchy’ as most ‘new age’ advice because its ‘age old’ advice. To live abundantly you must be courageous. You must be able to go outside of the box, lines, dimension, energy, set point, field, ‘comfort zone’ or whatever adjective humanity chooses to describe its current confines. Be like a child. Be an explorer who is ever-excited, ever-reaching, ever -searching, not because of lack but because of the courageous heart. Get out of old patterns, systems and ideas that have controlled your reality.
Now I won’t lie, it takes courage to live in love and stand in your power. It takes courage to keep going if things don’t go your way immediately. Sometimes must stare at the abyss press on. However it absolutely essential for this journey! Here’s how you make it easy…use Step 4 (below):
Step 4. Connect to Your Energetic Heart Daily: The way to really embody the abundance that comes from these first 3 steps is to live with your heart. Get used to feeling into situations versus thinking about them. When you heart tells something and you know it most people will listen. When an athlete conquers some insurmountable goal she may say, “My heart would not let me quit”. When a mother beats incalculable odds for her child she might say, “My heart would not let me stop”. Yet in so much of our modern world we have been led by the logical mind. This is not the complete answer.
When thinking about a course of action, an opportunity or new relationship ask, “How does this make me feel”. Here’s a quick way to re-connect energetically and know what it ‘feels’ like when something is off. Take a moment and think of a FOOD that you LIKE VERY MUCH.
How does that food make you feel? What feelings and associations do you get when you think of eating it? What do you feel when you see it on a plate in front of you? What would you feel if it was hurdling toward your mouth in a big heap on a spoon? What is your body feeling thinking about this? Do you feel expanded or contracted? Do you feel yourself moving towards it or pulling away? Do you feel relaxed imagining that giant spoon coming toward you?
Great! Now take a moment and think of a FOOD that you DISLIKE VERY MUCH.
How does that food make you feel? What feelings and associations do you get when you think of eating it? What do you feel when you see it on a plate in front of you? What would you feel if it was hurdling toward your mouth in a big heap on a spoon?
Again ask: What is your body feeling thinking about this? Do you feel expanded or contracted? Do you feel yourself moving towards it or pulling away? Do you feel relaxed imagining that giant spoon coming toward you?
Feel the difference? People, places, things, ideologies, foods, choices all can have the same effect on you. Because what you are getting a sense of is your own energetic response. What we did was beyond your taste buds..it was your energy body also communicating messages. When you know its right let nothing stop you. If what I am saying to you now feels like truth then LIVE IT IMMEDIATELY.
Living in this way (as you probably can see) will amount to truly rich, full, and abundance life of deep connection!
Let’s ground this knowledge in your body: Take a deep breath in and put your hands on your heart. Just allow everything to quiet down and rest. And just repeat after me: stillness, stillness, stillness. We ask Source to come in right now and to give us the courage today so that we can make the decisions have the energetic healings, the transformations, the connections back to love that we desire.
We ask Source to come in and give us probings and feelings, maybe a little stronger today so that we can know that Source is there.
We ask that those helping us today – those angels and guides – come on maybe a little bit stronger and clearer today so we can discern what’s right for us now and that today be a day of transformation, of opening, and of possibility.
And I believe if you’ve uttered this, if you’ve felt a subtle shift in your heart that something big will open up today, something magical and special will come through today because you did this.
Much Love and Light,