Alphabet of Abundance
Day 8 – Abundance and Law of Pure Potentiality.
“All that is invested in myself will pay for itself seven times over”
The task today was to write the above affirmation on your last five receipts. This could be anything from a personal purchase to a necessary bill. The idea is that each time you spend money on yourself to think of it as an investment. For example, when we do a food shop we are buying food that will nourish and feed the family and ourselves. It may only be a basic food shop, but it is food for our consumption, and it is also fuel for our bodies.
Our bills need to be paid and in return we receive the benefit of heating, hot water, gas and electricity, etc. The phone bill, when paid, keeps us connected to those we love. I am grateful for apps like Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp because, right now, they are the glue in many of my relationships. I can speak to my nieces daily and hear about their gardening adventures or listen to them reading a passage from Lady and The Tramp. I can see them laughing and singing whilst we face time. I can feel the love dancing in their eyes and emanating from the screen and into my heart.
This, and all of the above is an investment in my mental and emotional health. This, for me, is what 21 Days of Abundance is all about.
I feel like the meditation is an opportunity for us to gain a better understanding of who we are, past, present and future. For many of us it has been a huge undertaking; firstly, finding the time to do it all and secondly allowing ourselves the space to completely let go. Each task coaxes us to go deeper and to face our fears, and to acknowledge all those excuses that we have built up over the years, that have prevented us from reaching our true potential.
Facing yourself is hard enough. Facing yourself, and being honest about your limitations is an impossible task. Facing yourself and being honest about your limitations, and then changing old thought patterns is extremely crippling. The meditation asks deep questions which means we must navigate through uncomfortable and sometimes painful feelings. Who said looking inwards was easy? Especially if all you are going to feel is miserable…
But that is exactly the point of the journey. We have years of negative behaviour, insecurity and trauma to undo. Years of telling ourselves that we are not good enough and that we do not deserve love, happiness, success or wealth. It is not going to be a party in our minds. It is naturally going to be very painful. Each time we meet a negative emotion, instead of hiding away from it or pushing it further down, 21 Days encourages us to meet it head on. When we feel discomfort we can be sure that we are on the right path, for discomfort is necessary for us to change and grow.
Deepak Chopra believes that healing happens in the mind. When we think positive thoughts of abundance, we naturally position our mind to be open to all possibilities. When we believe in the Law of Potentiality, where any reality is possible, good and bad, we are choosing what happens to us just by what we focus our attention on. This is known as conscious living. So, by changing the way we think, feel and speak about ourselves, we can start to heal and raise awareness towards self- care and abundance in our lives.
Unless we challenge our feelings of lack we have no idea what the universe can yield to us.
If there exists a world in which there is scarcity, and having it all feels like an impossibility, then there must also exist a world in which there is abundance and we can have it all. When you think about it, it is just about perception, clarity of thought and focus.
Each morning I make time to carry out my meditation. It helps me to focus on the sort of day I want to create and floods my whole body with feelings of positivity, abundance and possibility. I also remind myself that if I hit a block it is ok, and that I am the only one who can think my way around it. I have the power to create what I feel. Most mornings I cannot wait to get started and see what magic awaits me. The magic could be in the sound of the birds, the light of the full moon, the sound of silence at 3 am. It can be the scent of my jasmine in full bloom and the playfulness with which I greet my parents in the morning.
The bigger picture is that I want to enjoy a life where money means positivity. Where I make it to spend it on myself and to share it with others. I want to be free with my time and love, and I want to love freely. I want to enjoy and be at one with nature.
For all of this to be possible, we must acknowledge and be honest about the limitations and restrictions we put on ourselves. Only then can true healing begin, and the Law of Potentiality can open us up to abundance.
Give it a try. I invite you to think of the sort of day you want, and allow the magic to flow in abundance.
Have a wonderful Tuesday