Do you feel ‘abundant’ right now? By abundant we mean an overflowing feeling where all your needs are met, all things are possible, and there is no lack in your life.
For most of us, it takes money to feel abundant. So if you have an unlimited checking account, chances are, you’re feeling at least somewhat abundant.
But what if you see your bank account as very limited right now? Is it possible to increase the abundance in your life in a short period of time, perhaps even today?
According to Abraham-Hicks and many other personal growth and spirituality teachers, your abundance, financial and otherwise, comes more quickly when you allow the feeling of abundance to come before the actual physical manifestation of it.
In other words, when you are focused on how little money or resources you have, you are feeling the opposite of abundance and therefore holding the experience of abundance away from you.
But when you practice an attitude of abundance on a consistent basis, you will see more of it flow into your life. Here’s how:
5 Simple Habits to Live More Abundantly
These habits are based on giving. When you give without hesitation, you’re telling your subconscious mind that you’re coming from a position of plenty rather than of scarcity, and it’s your subconscious that does all the real creating in your life.
So how do you do this when you’re not even sure you can pay all the bills this month?
We’re not always talking about giving money. We’re talking about giving of yourself on a regular basis. The more you give, the more you get. Just try it. See what happens.
These are but five simple suggestions. Use your imagination to come up with more.
Connect with Someone Who Would Love to Hear from You
There’s at least one important person in your life who you haven’t spoken to recently. They would be elated to hear from you right now. Could it be your Mom or Dad? A brother or sister? An old friend from school? A former co-worker?
Many of us become withdrawn to ourselves when we are focused on our problems. This is counter productive to creating the life you desire.
So break out of any old patterns of non-connectedness. How did the old slogan from AT&T go? “Reach out and touch someone.”
People just glow when you reach out to them unexpectedly and they in turn will send you abundant thoughts of appreciation and good will. You’ll also feel better about yourself and feeling good is half the battle when it comes to attracting more abundance into your life.
Help the People You Come Across Everyday
Volunteering for a cause is awesome but if you feel too constrained with time or money to do so, you can engage in something that I think is even better: just help the people that you see and meet in your daily life.
The key is awareness. Opportunities to show kindness abound everyday when you open your eyes and ears to it.
Maybe a neighbor could use some help carrying in the groceries. Maybe a friend would appreciate you accompanying them on a doctor’s visit. Maybe a co-worker would appreciate you walking them to their car. You get the picture.
Also, consider sparing some change to those people on the street who ask for money. Yes, some of them are only scratching up enough money for their next fix and some actually do it for a living. But so what? As I learned from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, it is your intention that matters the most. Practice the mantra “There but for the grace of God go I.”
Simply spare a dollar when you can. You might actually be buying someone a bag of fries who hasn’t eaten all day. And while you can’t give money to absolutely everyone seeking some change, you can send them a silent blessing when you see them.
As long as you are helping somebody with something, you’re contributing to the greater good and increasing your own vibration to receive more into your own life.
Be the Candle, Not the Darkness
How often does someone intentionally inspire or encourage you? Not often enough? Then be the one who does the inspiring and encouraging.
On Facebook, be the one who shares the positive, uplifting stuff instead of the negative or cynical stuff. At work, let someone know that you’ve noticed what a great job they do, even if it’s your BOSS! LOL! Just look for every authentic opportunity to tell someone “you can do it” or “great job”.
Go around with the mindset of making people feel better about themselves and you will have an army of people sending positive vibrations your way.
Send an Impromptu Word of Appreciation
How would you feel if you got a text message out of the blue that said “Thanks for everything, I will never forget the ways you have helped me.” Wouldn’t it make your day!? I think it would make me cry tears of joy.
Well, you can make your own day by making someone else’s day. Send a sincere email, text, or ‘Thank You’ card to someone who has helped you along life’s journey. Without knowing, you may be lifting them up when they need it the most.
Expressing gratitude toward another human being for the positive intent they have shown you in the past keeps that good intention into your own life flowing.
Cook Dinner for Someone
Cooking a meal for someone is the ultimate way to show how much you value them in your life. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just spaghetti with sauce, salad, and bread will suffice. The act of preparing it yourself is what makes it so special.
Say you can’t boil spaghetti? Oh, c’mon. Follow the instructions on the box. The fact that you’re going out of your way to do something that you’re not particularly good at will make them appreciate it even more.
After cooking to the best of your ability, you never know, they may return the favor tenfold next time. But that’s not even the point. The point is, you’re allowing yourself to flow with the abundant current of giving and receiving, of living life to the fullest, of acknowledging to yourself that your life is not limited.
So if you feel a void, like you don’t have enough, try weaving these simple habits or other similar things into your day or week. Start small, do it consistently, and watch the things you both give and receive grow.
Cherishing and helping people gives off a life sustaining vibration which opens the floodgates of abundance.