You have a definite desire for abundance and prosperity in your life, right? Most of you immediately think of money and the good things it can buy, making the greenbacks your primary definition of abundance and prosperity. While a wad of bills stuffing your wallet is a good thing, there is so much more to abundance and prosperity than money.
Abundance simply means there is more than enough. In this place there is no lack because lack means there isn’t enough. Prosperity is more often linked with wealth, success, and the gaining of material acquisitions. We deserve to have all the good things we desire, but so often they seem to allude us. But the amazing part of this is the abundance and prosperity we want and deserve is sitting right there in front of us waiting for us to allow it in. There is more than enough for everyone, including you!
Having been brought up with the consciousness of lack – never enough; can’t have all you want; be content with what you have; money is the root of all evil; must work hard for your dollars; you have limits; and other similar thought patterns – I only knew how to operate from lack. It’s evident with statements such as: God gives us what we need; life is hard; most people live paycheck to paycheck; everyone has debt – it’s the American way; money doesn’t grow on trees; we can’t seem to get ahead, we’re on a tight budget, and I could go on and on. Therefore, with those thoughts the exact scenario keeps reappearing in our lives substantiating those thoughts.
This happens because our thoughts create the reality of our life. So my friends, if you are in a place of lack, you must face this fact – you have created it for your life! It’s not your circumstances that have put you in the place you are, it’s you, by your thoughts and subsequent actions, who have told the universe what you believe and have then brought the circumstances to you to back up the thoughts! That might be a hard pill to swallow, but it is a truth. “But,” you say, “I want abundance and would never tell the universe to send lack.” Ah! But you did when you were writing out your checks for the month and said “Where did all my money go again? Dang! I can’t ever ahead.”
People are good at gaining head knowledge; they learn the lingo. I did the same thing. How? By listening to audios or reading books on prosperity, sitting in seminars and lectures on abundance and prosperity, saying positive affirmations all through the day about prosperity, visualizing my life as I wanted it to be with prosperity and abundance flowing, and even scripting my life so I could continually read what my desires are. Perhaps you’ve tried these things and are still living a life that is far from prosperous, still experiencing lack.
The first of March, 2005, I was in a complaining state, asking why I couldn’t get things moving more in my business and why I couldn’t get a generous flow of money into my life. It seemed to continually ebb and flow. Feeling upset, I decided to meditate. (Funny how we find the time to be instead of do when things aren’t going the way we want!) I was also in the process of selling my home in the belief I needed to downsize due to my financial status quo. I stated my complaints, mentioning how hard I was trying and didn’t understand why it wasn’t working the way I visualized. A few tears later, I got quiet. I felt warmth spread over me like an
embrace of tremendous love and a marvelous peace enveloped me. I seemed to be floating far away somewhere. Then a gentle voice softly said, “Why do you think you must downsize? You have unlimited abundance around you. Can you not see? Look around you. It is surrounding you even now. You are free to upsize; it’s up to you!”
An amazing thing happened. I actually knew my abundance for the first time in my life. My thoughts moved in a different direction and I remembered my present home which had served me well, my five children, my health, my friends, my clients, my abilities and even the challenges that had gotten me to the present moment; the abundance that encircled me was beyond measure. I realized at that aha moment that I already had everything I needed, that I was rich! I had finally gotten it! I had been blocking the flow of more since I didn’t recognize the abundance already in my life.
Whatever you focus on is what shows up in your life. By focusing on what I considered lack, what I perceived I didn’t have or wasn’t working, I continually created more lack experiences. But if I focused on the abundance I already had, more would show up. And it did! The big switch to abundance was through my heart. It was no longer just head knowledge; it became heart knowledge that spoke truth from within me. Yes, I did upsize my home and it still amazes me to this day how it all unfolded. I did nothing. Did you understand what I just said? I did nothing! What happened was I internalized the knowing of my abundance and the floodgates opened allowing more abundance to flow into my life. The same can be true for you.
What is your life pattern at this very moment? Still in lack and struggle? My friend, the stakes are way too high to remain in this ‘don’t have enough’ consciousness, because if you do you’ll continue to create similar situations as you have already experienced. Make the choice today to shift your internal consciousness to one of abundance and watch the prosperity flow to you effortlessly.
I’m going to close with this quote from someone who shows the way it works as a most glorious example of abundance and prosperity imaginable. Oprah Winfrey said, “I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for the small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”
So abundance and prosperity, although they certainly include money, also include everything and everyone in your life, and they go hand in hand with the most powerful tool of empowerment you can have – gratitude! Abundance thoughts become your way of life; it becomes what you truly believe. Look at your life. It is your choice as to what you see! Be grateful for all you have and are and watch it expand and stretch into so much more. Then simply open your hands to receive the bounty.
And so it is…
Carolyn Porter, D. Div. is an Author of multiple books and ebooks, Spiritual Counselor, Life Coach, and works with the Angelic realm. Her passion is to help you understand your power of choice and how to create your life into what you truly want and deserve. She is available for coaching and energy sessions. Please visit http://www.drcarolynporter.com for more information.