How We Create Abundance in Our Lives (or the lack of it)
According to most definitions, abundance is: a great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing; affluence; and wealth. And who can argue with that. Abundance (literally, the dance of plenty) is pretty much anything you can imagine--butterflies dancing in the air; the Universe; peace; the laughter of children; money; prosperity; crackerjacks (the kind with the little gifts inside); the horn of plenty (as dutifully depicted in the pic); lovers; joy; unforgettable sunsets; and on and on. But if you really want to understand the nature of abundance (and how to create it), you have to look at it in a different light.
Abundance and poverty states of mind are created by the same process. Essentially, they're two sides of the same coin. And each of us has had experience with both and the feelings that accompany them. Some of us are abundant when it comes to creating relationships, and some of us aren't. Some of us are great at creating financial prosperity, and again, some of us aren't. And some of us are great at creating happiness and joy, and some of us aren't. Here's the good news: If you can understand how to create poverty, then you can understand how to create abundance and vice versa.
Personally, I like to think of abundance as a feeling. And the abundance I mentioned above (all the good stuff) is a product of that feeling. And the more you're able to produce this feeling, the more that good stuff shows up in your life. When you think about something you have in your life (that you really like), you'll very likely be experiencing this feeling. And being in this feeling is like a magnet to attract the good stuff that we'd like to have. I would describe this feeling as a feeling of "having" or as a feeling of great gratitude. It's a really good feeling. Now, if you think about something you really want that you don't have, you're likely to experience a very different kind of feeling. A not-so-wonderful feeling of "not having" that is often accompanied by low energy (slumping shoulders perhaps) and a concentrated focus on the not having. You might even feel sorry for yourself. I have had my share of experience in this area. And I know the "not having" feeling quite well. We all do.
Both of these feelings are an expression or product of energy. That's literally what it is, and what everything is for that matter. Our body's energy field produces these feelings in the cells of our body based on cellular memory. And that cellular memory is based on our beliefs about having and not having. To be precise, we've programmed ourselves to experience feelings of abundance and poverty, depending on what shows up in our lives or what doesn't. Our feelings of abundance and/or poverty are habitual. And as we all know, habits can be changed. So if the feeling of "having" is truly a magnet for abundance, and I certainly believe it is, then the key to creating more abundance in our lives comes down to reprogramming ourselves to have that feeling of "having" as often as possible, especially when we think about the things we want.
Self-Hypnosis as a Solution
Self-hypnosis is a very effective tool to help us create that abundant feeling. Here's how a simple, self-hypnosis session might work to create that feeling of having. The goal should be to have this feeling regardless of what you have or don't have in your life. After you've relaxed by breathing deeply several times, think about some wonderful things you already have in your life (relationships, money, a good job, wonderful friends, etc.), and let that good feeling come up for you. Maybe it'll show up in the area of your heart. Wherever it shows up, allow it to spread throughout your entire body. With every breath you take, let the feeling grow bigger and bigger. Once the feeling is pervasive throughout your entire body, think of the things you don't have while maintaining the good feelings of having. After a minute or two of this, think about one specific thing you'd like to create for yourself. Visualize yourself already having whatever it is you want to create or change. "Feel" that it's already in your life. And allow yourself to feel really good about it. Throw in a feeling of gratitude also. This session shouldn't take more than about five minutes or so. Do this for at least a couple months. Now, I know that sounds like a lot of time, but remember, it likely took many years (maybe even decades) to program your feelings of having and not having. A poverty consciousness state of mind isn't going to change overnight. It's going to take a little time to reprogram yourself into having an abundant state of mind. Find that feeling and cultivate it. Just five minutes a day.
If you'd like to learn more, check out The Secret of the Abundance Mentality Mindset from Hypnosis Downloads.
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