The holiday season can be a distraction from life or make one hyper-aware of one’s current life. Instead of losing ourselves to distractions, we can create something new by becoming more aware of how much abundance is waiting and ready for us to claim.
When we actively look for something, we find it. As we seek the abundance all around us each day, we find the evidence of it.
Start your day with a practice that opens you to joy. It may be a personal or guided meditation, listening to your favorite spiritual teacher, praying, or just deep breathing to stop thought. Starting the day off strong with things that stop thought and raise your vibration, sets the tone for the rest of the day.
We pay more attention to the foods we eat, whether it is to bemoan our bad diets or make the effort of eating well, than we do to those things that feed our minds. We are sensory beings and everything we see, hear and experience becomes part of us. We cannot control all of it, but we do get to choose what we include and what time of day or night we do this.
For a week, set aside the habit of checking mail first thing in the morning, or reading the news and learning what new chaos arose while you slept. Notice the impact that not listening to the news, or starting off with work, has on your day.
As you move through the day, actively seek the abundance around you. As we do this regularly, it becomes a habit. The world then looks like a different and more vibrant place.
List 3 forms of abundance that you notice around you.
- How does it feel to notice each form of abundance?
- Inhale and exhale deeply, and allow the idea of one of the forms of abundance to fill you? Be relaxed as you feel this abundance within you. This feeling is a gift you get to give yourself.
- Is there a word or picture that you associate with this feeling? If so, write the word or draw the picture in your journal.
Make this a weekly practice if it feels right for you.
As you notice the abundance around you, allow yourself to tap into it. Just as being aware of problems brings to our awareness more of the same, becoming aware of abundance move us into an abundance mindset. Once you are aware of something, you cannot not know it anymore. As you notice how abundant your world is, you begin to draw that abundance to you.
This week as you move through each day, ask the Universe/Source/God/Goddess to show you the many forms of abundance all around you.