Chances are, you’ve heard the expression “use it or lose it” before.

Usually, it is used in regards to exercise and muscles. When you use your muscles, you maintain them and build them up. When you don’t use them, however, they shrink.

This is a reference most of us understand pretty well.

However, did you know that “use it or lose it” also applies to abundance, finances and prosperity?

A simple abundance-enhancing trick…

This is a lesser known trick to the Law of Attraction I stumbled upon several years ago. I started to notice that the more I used the resources I had, the more resources were attracted to me.

For instance, the more money I put into my business, the more money my business made.

The more money I spent on other people in the form of gifts and/or assistance, the more gifts and assistance I received.

It was pretty interesting for me, because for my entire life I had scrimped and saved and never really managed to accumulate much in the way of prosperity.

Spending more actually brought me substantial results. Obsessive (though well-intended) saving never really paid off significantly.

Why does abundance operate on “use it or lose it?”

The way I look at his phenomenon is as such: if you aren’t using the resources the universe has bestowed upon you, why would the universe send you more?

If I receive extra money and squirrel it all away, I’m also sending a message that I consider myself to be at the same level of abundance as before. 

I have extra money, but I am still behaving in the “lack mentality” I had prior to receiving the cash. Despite the evidence of my abundance, I am not acting any more abundant.

Furthermore, if I have the mentality that I must save all of my extra pennies just to survive, my reality will continue to reflect that back to me. The money sits in my bank account untouched, and I cling to it out of fear-rather than a state of knowing my prosperity.

So although a windfall of cash came in, no more will roll in behind it to match the fear I am projecting.

Over time, I’ve really came into resonance with the “use it or lose it” mentality regarding abundance. Where I used to be afraid to spend my “hard earned” money, now I circulate it back into the world freely. I know the more I put out, the more I get back and the easier it comes to me. I see this phenomenon time and again.

So if you share my prior belief that spending was to be avoided at all costs, please do listen to this message. When it comes to your abundance, you have to use it or lose it. The resources you have at your disposal are there for you to use.

After all, if you aren’t using the abundance you already have, why would you ever need more?

XO, Andrea (Law of Attraction Educator)

But what about people who already “spend too much?”

Now, of course, some people have an alternative relationship with money where they spend more than they have (not less). That isn’t what I am talking about here today.

Borrowing or spending past what you have sends a very different message than money hoarding. Most importantly, “I don’t have enough to cover what I want right now.”

I’m not talking about running yourself into debt, or spending every last penny in your account. I’m not telling you to empty your retirement account or your child’s college fund. I’m talking about using those extra financial blessings that come your way. They are always there as a wonderful opportunity for you to practice knowing your abundance.


About The Author

Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and the creator of ‘Raise Your Vibration Today.’ She teaches people about the Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking . Check out her member website to learn how to create your reality with your thoughts. 

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