If you want to think of abundance rather than scarcity on a regular basis, you must become mindful of the kind of actions you engage in as well as the thoughts that roam aimlessly and wildly in your mind. Once you are aware, you will find it easier to change them. You must also learn to recognize the abundance you have in your life right now, whilst expecting with certainty more abundance in your future.
- Watch your thoughts
This can never be emphasized enough. Every time you find yourself having scarcity thoughts, such as “I can’t afford it”, stop immediately and turn your thoughts around. Think of something like “How can I afford it?” instead.
This will encourage your subconscious mind to explore possibilities for creating enough money to be able to afford it soon.
If you truly are in a tough situation right now, then at least say it as it is… “I can’t afford it right now”. The “right now” satement lets your mind assume it’s a temporary situation and that you will be able to afford it in the near future. Always keep in mind that your subconscious mind does not know the difference between right or wrong, true or false, yes or no. Thus, when you think “I can’t afford it” your subconscious is actually taking it at face value.
Now, if you are of the opinion that there is only so much wealth to go around, and that if somebody already has a lot of money there is less of it available for everyone else, then you must change that thought at once. Realize that there is enough for everyone, and that the scarcity thinking is affecting you negatively.
The law of attraction is one of unlimited supply. You are attracting according to your beliefs. Make sure you adopt this new belief at once: If more people start manifesting wealth, the universe will simply create more wealth.
- Feel and be plentiful
Start giving without expecting to receive anything in return. If you don’t have money “right now” then give whatever you can: volunteer at your children’s school, or clean up your closets and donate the clothes you don’t use anymore to a worthy non-profit organization. Eventually, when you are able, it may be a good idea to set up a regular donation to a charity of your choice.
- Be generous with your time
Go out of your way to help people in need. Some ideas are to visit a person who lives alone, to offer a ride to an elderly neighbor that has a doctor’s appointment and no transportation, to spend some time with a family member to teach them a skill you have, or to offer to pick some groceries for a friend recovering from surgery.
Some people call this ‘tithing’, but I don’t like the term because it has associations with paying something as an obligation. Back in the day, people had to tithe a part of their income to the church or landowner whether they chose to or not! This is where the word tithing comes from. I prefer to use the phrase “Pay it Forward” which refers to the receiver of a good deed doing something for a third person instead of ‘paying‘ it back to the original benefactor. Others refer to this as creating ‘good‘ Karma, as you never know how it will come back at you in times of need.
I’m not implying that you should to do good deeds expecting something in return. What I’m saying is ‘what goes around, comes around‘ and I have seen this manifested plenty of times. If you have not read “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy, I highly recommend you do. There are plenty of real life examples of this in his book. Excellent read!
A note of caution: If you are the kind of person who finds it difficult to say ‘no‘ when someone asks you to do something for them, then you will eventually feel resentful as you do things for others. It is important that you give of yourself the right way. Give from the heart but also don’t let others abuse your kindness. Paying it forward is not about forgetting about yourself or your needs, but to find a balance between giving and receiving. Thus, when you do give, do it happily, freely and willingly.
Soon enough, you will start noticing that people will go out of their way to help you when you need it too. Money will start flowing to you and when you need something, the right person will always show up at the right time and place to give you the assistance you need. It might seem like magic at first, but that’s what happens when you think of abundance regularly.
- Avoid having concrete expectations
What I mean by this is not to think in terms like “I have given $XXX to charity. When will my money show up in my bank account?” It doesn’t work like that. You need to give openly and without expectation of any return whatsoever. In other words, give candidly and let the Universe decide the rest. The following quote sums it all up quite neatly…
“There was a man. They thought him mad. The more he gave, the more he had.”
Some people feel a sense of outrage when they read of wealthy people spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new car, or $5,000 a night on a hotel room. They feel that it is wrong to be so extravagant, especially when so many people in the world go without and are starving. If this is you, then you might feel resentful that some people can afford these things.
Again, this due to the assumption that there is a finite amount of money in the world, and that it is not possible to pay for such extravagant things AND give generously to charity at the same time. Truth is, some of the world’s richest people are also the most generous; many of them give huge sums to charity each year. They pay it forward and also enjoy their wealth. They live in balance with the cycle of abundance or the principle of giving and receiving.
If the idea of becoming rich attracts you but still makes you feel uncomfortable, consider this: the more you get, the more you can give. This is how you think of abundance and attract it to you.
Imagine, for example, that you earn $15,000 a year and give 10% of your income to charity. This means that you would donate $1,500 each year. Very generous of your part! Now imagine that you are earning $150,000 per year and still give 10% to charity. Now, your yearly donation is a whopping $15,000 – which sum do you think would make the most difference?
Think of abundance all the time, when you wake up, while you shower and eat, as you drive and go about your day, and as you retire at night. Make a commitment to think of abundance and visualize yourself giving just 10% to a charity of your choice and making a huge difference in people’s lives, or animals or conservation, or whatever your passion might be. Think of abundance and make this habit your lifestyle, and you will soon achieve exactly that!
How do you feel? How about feeling like this in your present reality and doing this regularly? Do you have another suggestion to think of abundance regularly? Please share in the space below. Thank you!!