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Living in Abundance

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“Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess.” ~ Bob Proctor

What is abundance? Abundance can mean different things to different people. Having more than enough of money, material things, happiness, success, friends, free time. It can be all these things, but a simpler way to look at abundance is…feeling satisfaction NOW.

Why is that so important? Like attracts like. If we are attempting to manifest abundance without first feeling abundant—if we are coming from a state of scarcity or lack—it is synonymous to trying to attract hummingbirds to your bird house with vinegar instead of nectar.

Enjoying abundance comes from first being in a state of gratitude. Enjoy what you have…right now. What is going well in your life? What are you grateful for? It could be gratitude for the relationship you have with your kids; your ability to love and receive love; the feeling you get when you open your eyes to a sunny day. It could be gratitude for your comfortable bed, the perfectly al dente pasta at lunch, the outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks. Whenever it’s difficult to get into a place of gratitude—we all have rough days—be even more basic: be thankful for clean water, electricity, the roof over your head…things we take for granted that are not universal givens.

Once we are in a state of gratitude, we realize our life is ALREADY abundant. Know it as a fact. Tell yourself daily that you enjoy a life of abundance that will always be abundant. How does that make you feel? Joyful? Peaceful? Excited? Honor that feeling.

If stepping into a state of gratitude is a challenge, or you don’t often do so, don’t worry. Gratitude is a habit we can learn by practicing it every day. Pick a time each day that you will be able to carry out your practice. Think of what is most reasonable and realistic for you. Perhaps you can awaken a few minutes earlier to sit quietly and think of all that you are grateful for in that moment. Or maybe you can use the commute to work as an opportunity to appreciate your abundance. Maybe a few minutes dedicated to writing down your gratitudes before bedtime works better for you. You could set reminders on your phone to prompt you throughout the day to think of one gratitude. Choose the method that’s right for you and make it a daily practice.

If you create abundance in your inner life, you will experience abundance in your outer life. Developing a constant awareness for the things that are good will lead to positive thinking, which has the power to attract more positivity. There is an unending supply of abundance for everyone. The first step toward an abundant life is knowing you already have one.

Building Clarity: Relationships, Communication and Energy Fields

Energy includes three aspects of the body’s systems: Pathways – meridians; Centers – chakras and Biofield – aura.

Understanding how the interaction of energy around you can affect a relationship will help you to maintain your physical boundaries, which we discussed recently.  By sensing your energy field and your physical boundaries, you can greatly improve your relationships with everyone around you. 

You will begin to notice how your level of comfort with another changes depending upon how close or far away someone stands from you; your level of intimacy with that person will decide what distance feels correct. The more sensitive you become to knowing when you are in another’s energy field the more harmonious your relationships will be.

The purpose of this exercise is to begin to know when another person is in your physical boundaries (energy field) and how to assess your own level of comfort. While you doing this exercise, ask yourself these three questions:

  • How can I tell when someone is in my energy field?
  • What can I do to become clear on my physical boundaries?
  • Will my moods affect my physical boundaries?

1)    Have a person you are very intimate with stand opposite you about 10 feet away. 

  • Ask them to slowly walk towards you.  Stop them when you begin to feel uncomfortable. 
  • Ask them to take a step or two back, until you feel comfortable.  Notice how close they come to you before you can feel them in you field; notice when or if you become uncomfortable. Notice what exactly you do feel or sense! 
  • Do this again with the same person when you are annoyed with them and see the difference!

2)    Now repeat this exercise with someone you are acquaintances with.  Notice what the differences are, and the similarities.

3)    Now do it with a friend, someone you feel safe with and notice what the differences and similarities. 

The more people you do this with the quicker you will become aware of where you begin and end. As well as, how physically close you can be to another person and be effective and comfortable. This exercise teaches you to use space to create an environment that promotes well being for you.