We are only a couple of weeks away from the New Year, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of this community, whether you have been following me for a while or you're landing on my website for the first time.
In this month's post, I’d like to focus on the topic of Abundance.
When you think of Abundance, what comes to mind?
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of abundance is: “an ample quantity; affluence; wealth”.
To me, abundance is not only wealth in the sense of material possessions, moreover, it has to do with having plenty of physical and emotional sustenance, and spiritual nourishment. It’s about having what we need in each moment while feeling grateful and content with what we have.
When we get caught up in limiting beliefs such as lack, it's hard to feel and experience that we have enough. Sometimes just a slight shift in perspective can help us realize we have plenty, and the more we realize how much we have, the more we feel abundant.
As part of my daily practice, I pause a few times a day to focus on gratitude, not just when life is flowing with ease, but also when it feels challenging. I close my eyes, take a few deep breaths and I give thanks to the Universe for all that I have and all that I am today. Before eating a meal, I say a prayer for having food on the table, and I send gratitude to every person that contributed in the process of getting that meal to me. The people that harvested the ingredients, the people that packed it, transported it, shelved it and prepared it. It’s my way of building a relationship with that meal and savoring it.
If I catch myself having a moment in which I am focusing on what is lacking, I ask Spirit to show me what do I need to see that I am not seeing, and to help me shift my perspective.
It’s not always easy to perceive abundance when we are so used to getting caught up on the things that are not going so well, however it’s a practice we can choose to cultivate.
Could you feel contentment and gratitude for what you have now, while still working toward your goals and dreams?
I invite you to reflect on this and see what comes up for you.
Think about how you’d like to start the New Year and notice what areas of your life you could take more responsibility for making improvements and creating fulfillment for yourself, with less expectations about what others have to do for you.
I encourage you to take a moment to evaluate your life, the lessons it brought to you in 2017, and the reasons you have to be grateful for, so that you can start the New Year on a positive note, welcoming infinite abundance.
May you receive all that you need (emotional, spiritual, physical and material abundance) and may you always have enough.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.