Abundance is our birthright. Often times we forget. We get stuck in the depression of the past or the anxiety of the future and we forget the beautiful present that is the present. When we do this, we lose our abundance. I’m not talking just career, money, success and things. I’m talking about the abundance of life. An abundance of friendship, love, beauty, creativity, FUN. An abundance of all things that make our inner light SHINE.
Fear is everywhere today. We’re immersed in it. We fear losing our jobs, our loved ones, our relationships, our stability. It’s hard to get away from, but it simply doesn’t serve us to live bogged down in fear, negativity, guilt or lack. Whenever I acknowledge I am having anxiety or fear over something in my life I realize that I am not coming from a place of abundance.
For example, recently a Yogi in the Jersey Shore yoga community announced they were coming out with a line of yoga inspired tees. Immediately my stomach knotted up and I felt fear and anxiety. What about LBG’s amazing line of INspired Tees. Our Spiral Collection is YOGA. What if he’s better than us? What if people like him more? The yoga community is one of our largest demographics! What if, what if, What if?!!! Those questions, that anxiety, it was all coming from a place of lack not a place of abundance. When we come from a place of abundance, we know and we’re assured that there is enough in the universe for everyone. Now instead of feeling anxiety, I am excited to see his new line and I am happy that someone else is chasing their own bliss.
Learning to live in abundance can seem daunting at first, but it really becomes quite easy if you break it down into a few simple steps and practice them daily
Take Inventory. Make a list of the abundance you already have in your life and then get real about it. Do you really need 6 pairs of Lululemon Groove pants ($98 a pop) and 8 capris? If you do, that’s ok, but think about how much more you have than others. Notice if the things you have/own/shop for are there for need or for gree
Identify Pitfalls. What are your negativity triggers? Is there a pattern to your fears and anxieties? If you can identify them you can steer away from fear a towards abundance.
Set Intentions. Goals are important. Big, fat, juicy, bodacious, amazing goals. Think about them on a daily or even hourly basis. Then take active steps towards achieving them.
Create Affirmations. The power of affirmations are amazing. If you haven’t heard of Louis Hay before, go learn about her now. I was first introduced to her affirmations when I was in IIN. Affirmations are empowering and will indeed change your life. Lately I’ve been writing them on my hands and posting them pretty much daily on the LBG Fanpage.
Be Grateful. Gratitude brings goodness to your life, period. There is always something to be grateful for, even in your darkest days, there’s always at least one thing. When you start noticing the things you’re grateful for, those things multiply, dare I say exponentially!
Learning to trust that the Universe has and will provide everything you want and need is scary. It takes practice to learn to think that way. Once you do, everything opens up. You will be amazed at the synchronicity of life. It will shock and awe you. Thankfully we don’t have to figure out why. Everyone in the world deserves to be abundant in all ways. You deserve abundance. I deserve abundance!