All too often, it is viewed solely from the context of material wealth.
But in reality, abundance is something far greater. Far more expansive.
Abundance is a state of mind. Expansive energy from which we operate.
Abundance is a feeling. An experience of ease and flow in all aspects of our lives.
It is rooted in a feeling of completion. A sense of wholeness that fosters grace, harmony, and generosity.
Abundance encourages and empowers us to think and reach beyond. It is a mindset that offers endless choices in every moment.
Everything we most deeply desire already exists within us. Freedom, life, love, joy, fulfillment, connection to all.
At our deepest levels, we know this to be true. An abundant heart is whole.
The more we understand this, the more we can approach everything from a place of abundance.
When we lean into abundance, we embody a sense and presence of worth, value, ease, and confidence. We have something to give the world and take pleasure in doing so.
An abundance mindset is the antithesis of a scarcity mindset, which perceives the world through a lens of contraction and fear – there is never enough to go around. In scarcity, we can be materially wealthy yet feel lack and longing.
An abundance mindset sees the world through a lens of expansion and love – there is more than enough for everyone and even more, waiting to be created.
An abundance mindset is rooted in deep inner worth, security, and trust.
An abundance mindset is a gateway to creation and possibility.
Seven Ways to Cultivate an Abundance Mindset
To live in abundance, you must take full responsibility for all aspects of your life. There are always things you cannot control, but you can control how they affect you.
Taking full responsibility for yourself is the foundation of shifting from a victim to a leadership mindset. It is about responding rather than reacting. It is about stepping into your power and proactively creating your reality.
2. The Power of Your Thoughts
Thoughts are immensely powerful. They frame your perception, shape your reality, and create your destiny. Self-awareness helps you recognize when your thoughts are based in scarcity or abundance.
By observing thoughts circulating within, you can consciously decide to reframe those based in scarcity and shift them towards abundance.
3. The Power of Your Words
Like thoughts, language is equally powerful. The words you use shape your reality. They create filters through which you see the world. What words do you use? What do you say? Are you telling stories of scarcity and fear, or abundance and love?
Objectively notice how you communicate your experiences and beliefs. Notice if you find yourself saying you can’t have, be, or do something – but that very something is exactly what you desire.
If this happens, consciously stop yourself in the moment and acknowledge how you communicated from a place of scarcity. How can you turn the statement 180 degrees and reframe it from a place of abundance?
4. Practice Gratitute
Gratitude is about focusing on what’s good in your life and being thankful for all you are blessed with. It’s about consciously reflecting on how fortunate you are when something positive happens in your life, no matter how big or small.
When you live in gratitude you are open to opportunities, not obstacles. When you live in gratitude, you are drawn to creativity, not complaint.
Once you regularly notice things in your life to be grateful for, you will begin looking for more things to be grateful for. This is the gratitude habit. It’s a virtuous cycle.
5. Embrace a Beginner’s Mind
Abundance is fueled by learning and growth. It requires acknowledging you don’t know everything – even topics and talents you have mastered.
A beginner’s mindset is about embracing an attitude of openness and enthusiasm, with a willingness to set aside any preconceptions or beliefs.
6. The Opportunity in Every Challenge
When you encounter a setback or challenge, step back and look at your life from a larger, more holistic perspective. Instead of focusing only on what is going wrong, shift your focus to what is going right, and brainstorm ways to support that even further.
Anytime you face an obstacle, flip it around and consider the opportunity in disguise. Problems will begin to dissolve. With practice, a mindset of optimism and curiosity will become your default way of being.
7. The Power of Affirmations
By leveraging the power of words and thoughts, affirmations can help you shift from a place of scarcity to a state of abundance. Positive affirmations motivate you towards inspired action, focus you on ambitions, foster inner power, and cultivate inner peace.
What are your biggest ambitions and deepest desires? Write these statements in the present tense, beginning with “I am…” Write them as if you have already achieved them. As if you have embodied those goals and ways of being in the present moment.
Read these statements daily. See yourself living that reality. Feel and embody the energy of these statements.
With light and abundance,