What is abundance? My definition is simple: it is examining and clarifying my essential core values, discovering what is important and valuable for me, letting go of anything that does not represent the essence of who I am, honouring the preciousness of the gift I have been given in being my unique self. I experience abundance through how I express my essential values. I know that sounds enigmatic, but really it is about how I think and the choices I make. It is the same for each of us.
Here is an interesting exercise. A popular law of attraction exercise is to write an abundance list. Does this list express your essential values or is it about attracting material goods and ‘stuff’. (I’m not saying there is anything wrong with material goods. They are essential to our survival!) But try this: to get to a deeper sense of what abundance means to you, define what it isn’t.
Make a list of what is not abundance. Just allow yourself to write down whatever comes to you, without wondering if it makes sense. For instance:
Abundance is not:
- scarcity thinking
- defining one’s self through possessions
- holding on to things and ideas after they are no longer needed or useful
- being wasteful
- being neglectful
- taking things for granted
- available to everyone
In your list you might uncover some limiting core beliefs. I’ll talk more about this in my next post.
What are your essential values? What choices do you make?