In our physical world, the sun is a good symbol of The Law of Abundance. It is a light that is forever shining, in all directions at all times. It illuminates everything, bringing clarity. It’s inexhaustible light gives life. There is nothing that any of us need to do to “earn” this light. It simply shines on us.
So why isn’t everyone consciously experiencing The Law of Abundance and prosperity all the time? Read on. The answer to this question and insights about how we can align ourselves with (and therefore receive) The Law of Abundance is the focus of this webpage.
Abundance Has No Limits
As we live our lives we encounter situations that cause us to imagine or dream of something that lies beyond our current experience. Often this comes about from experiencing the opposite of what we want. When there is a contrast between what we want and what seems to be available, out of that contrast a desire is born. This desire summons creative energy.
There are no limits to this summoning process or what can be created with it. As a desire summons forth creative energy and the desire is fed with more attention by envisioning the desire fulfilled, we begin to experience how it feels to have the desire fulfilled. That changes our vibrations to be in sync with the vibration of the state we want to achieve and by the laws of the universe, that state manifests. This is The Law of Abundance in action.
The way that we seem to block ourselves from attracting abundance is by giving more attention to the lack of what we want rather than the fulfillment of what we want. Then, by the like-attracts-like principle, we recreate the lack of what we want.
The Universe Is Constantly Expanding
This process of contrast, desire, imagining the desire fulfilled, and then manifestation, is the power of creation that is within all life. This creative power is the thriving heartbeat of all creation. I have felt this heartbeat, deep within my being.
With this process, the universe is constantly expanding. Ever think about how different our world is from the days of cave men? Each thing that each generation dreams up summons that thing into our world for the next generation to make use of. The Law of Abundance insures that everything that we are dreaming up now is creating the world that the next generation will be born into, for better or worse. We can thank all of the human souls who have gone before us, for dreaming into reality many of the things that we enjoy today.
Therefore, there isn’t a finite amount of love, wellbeing, prosperity or fulfillment that we all must compete for. That kind of thinking can only come from one not being conscious of our connection with Source. Anything that anyone can dream of they can manifest. Anything is possible! With the Law of Abundance operating, the universe just keeps expanding to include whatever we dream up.
So How Come Everyone Isn’t Experiencing
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”
You’ll find it useful to take some quiet time and consciously invite the fear to come up. Experience it in your body. Don’t judge it or do anything with it. Just allow it to be there, as if it were a terrified child and you are flooded with compassion and love for them. Don’t try to fix or change the fear. Just give it room to be as it is. This may take some practice. As you work with this, you’ll discover that the energy will begin to unwind and release. It may also change and shift to another part of your body/being. That is okay; it means it is releasing layer by layer.
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.”
I have found it hugely useful to search out my limiting beliefs, bring them out to the light of day, then consciously release them. This will free you from the self-sabotage that many of us deal with, so that The Law of Abundance can operate freely in your life. It is a valuable exercise to take time to make a list of the things your parents or primary caregivers taught you (either verbally or by example and/or by creating serious consequences when you didn’t follow their rules) about who you have to be to be “okay.” Then, I invite you to question everything on the list. For each item ask, “is this really true?”
You may be surprised to discover some odd things on the list! Usually our parents were well-meaning but, nonetheless, they passed on their own fears and limitations to us, consciously or unconsciously. From these adopted beliefs you form self-judgments about how you look, what being “successful” should look like, how you should act, feel and think, etc.
Many of us were actually taught to be suspicious and critical of anyone who was wealthy. What kind of beliefs do you think that would create within you about money? You would unconsciously block abundance, because you wouldn’t want to be one of “them” – people you were taught to judge.
“Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations.”
Most of us were never taught how to receive. The ironic thing is that receiving is actually an innate “skill” that we all have, but it has been conditioned out of us. Sadly, we just haven’t had enough role models to show us how to open and receive.
However! It is never to late to learn – or, I should say, to unlearn the conditioning that veils our ability to give up striving, to open and experience the love, joy, and abundant aliveness that is our birthright, via The Law of Abundance. Below we will practice receiving together.
To learn how to receive, self-investigation is important first, to become more aware of your personal dynamic for receiving (or not receiving). This is an important first step in becoming aware of your particular relationship with The Law of Abundance. Some of us are open and free with receiving money but block love and connection. For others it may be just the opposite.
“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.”
Remember, we’re not just talking about acquiring objects here. The Law of Abundance is about our ability to open up and be aware of the flow of love, light, joy, and wellbeing that is always flowing and available to us. From there, objects we desire may appear, but that is a by-product. The abundance we’re speaking of here is the experience of being tapped into Source Energy, which determines the quality of our lives. Out of that, all good things flow to us, both physical objects and non-physical experiences that nourish and affirm our hearts.
There is a beautiful “Catch 22” with The Law of Abundance that I feel it necessary to mention. As we let go of resistance and open up to the flow of love and abundance, while at first we may feel relief and even bliss, that process will reveal deeper levels of resistance, which we may experience negatively as the resistance comes up for release. Then when we open more and release the resistance, we feel relief, then the next layer opens up for release. On and on… You didn’t want to sit around and be bored did you? :-)
A beautiful thing about this is that as we continue this process and keep opening into our connection with Abundant Source, then there are fewer brakes on the Law of Abundance. Then there is a greater collective channel for love, goodwill, and prosperity in this world. This has a hugely positive impact on all of us!
Okay, now let’s talk about how we can synchronize ourselves with The Law of Abundance and positive thinking.
Whatever we feed with our attention grows. Identify an area of your life where you already trust and know abundance, where you are already aware of The Law of Abundance in operation. It can be the abundance of love you feel for your children or your mate. It might be the abundance of positive feelings you feel when you’re dancing, singing, gardening or doing something you love. It could be a steady flow of income that you already enjoy.
The point of this exercise is to focus on how simple and easy it feels to receive in those areas where you’re not conflicted. Do this as often as you can, during your meditation time, or at open points during the day, and especially when engaged in the activities that evoke joy and positive feelings. The more that you consciously tune into that flow of abundance that you’re already aware of in your life, the more the energy of receiving abundance will become familiar to you. This will cause that vibration to expand within you, overflowing into other arenas of your life.
Unfortunately, most of us have been unaware of The Law of Abundance and were conditioned to believe that to get what we want we have to work hard for it. I have discovered that this idea is simply not true. That might sound radical at first, but I encourage you to check this out for yourself. Notice how grasping shuts off the abundance you want to experience. When we are trying so hard to get, we absolutely can’t receive. It’s like a hose – if there is water shooting out of it all the time (grasping), there is no space for any water to flow in (receiving).
“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
On the other hand, how do you feel when you’re doing something you really love doing? Have you noticed how when you’re in love with someone or something, that lots of other wonderful things come your way? It is because you are open, in the flow, and not resisting your own Abundant Source of wellbeing. You are in alignment with The Law of Abundance.
I’ve heard it said that “everything that you seek is seeking you.” The abundance that we all want is already here, available to us. It is actually the essence of who we are. And it can be directly, consciously experienced as a stream of energy that naturally flows through us when we let go of trying to get anything at all.
Training our attention toward the positive aspects of our daily lives will also contribute to letting go of the grasping and open you to The Law of Abundance. The more we focus on positive experiences and thoughts we automatically let go of trying to control and manipulate our lives to get something. As we let go, even just a little bit, we immediately feel relief. This relief is so delicious that we automatically let go more, to experience more of the positive energy. We are all naturally drawn to it.
“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.”
As I mentioned before, the Law of Abundance is always offering its bounty to us. Furthermore, our ability to receive this bounty is actually an innate faculty that we all already have. Unfortunately, most of us have been unaware of this faculty and conditioned to believe that our love, joy and abundance only come to us from outside ourselves. Those things will come to us from our outer environment, but only after we’ve discovered and opened up to the channel of abundance within us. When we consciously give attention to this flow, then and only then will we vibrate in harmony with abundance and therefore manifest it in our physical lives.
Our society conditions us to grasp for what we want and often we don’t know how to stop, open and receive what is already abundantly given to us. Consequently, we actually need to practice something that is already as natural to us as breathing. At first it may be difficult to practice doing nothing and just receive. But if you keep at it, you’ll awaken your own natural state and see The Law of Abundance in action. You’ll feel how it feels to do nothing at all and yet receive more than you could ever imagine. It is as effortless as soil receiving rain, or a flower receiving sun.
So, how do we do that? Like any new habit we want to acquire, we give regular attention to it. By focusing attention on Source, God, or whatever you wish to call the Source of All, we find prosperity, peace, love and beauty inside of us, which then automatically gets reflected in our physical lives.
The Wellbeing Boat
Find a quiet place that you enjoy, where you can relax and be undisturbed for awhile. Turn the ringer off your phone. Sit comfortably or lie down if you can do so without falling asleep.
Get comfortable and close your eyes. Put your attention on your breathing. Don’t try to change how you’re breathing, just notice that you are. It will naturally change, just by putting attention on it. Your mind and body will also begin relaxing. You may feel tensions begin to release in your body. You may feel a sinking sensation, like gravity is pulling your body down as it relaxes. Just continue watching your breath. Breathing in. Breathing out. In… out.
Now gently scan to see if you feel any grasping anywhere within your body or mind. There may be an area of your life you’ve been working on and thoughts of it may come up. Or you may find a tension or tightness in your body which indicates you’ve been reaching or grasping for something. As you notice any stress or grasping, just gently let it go. If there is something that needs attending to in your life, you can do that later. This time is for you to relax, to take a vacation from planning and thinking. If you notice a place of stress, don’t make yourself (or anyone else) wrong for it being there. Just notice it, then let it go.
Now imagine that you’re resting in a very comfortable boat that is gently flowing down a river of light, love, joy, rejuvenation and aliveness. The boat can be any kind of boat that you want it to be. It is being guided by your own True Heart, which is already aligned with The Law of Abundance. It is pointed into everything that resonates with your purest Heart. On this boat is everything that you will ever need. As soon as you need anything it appears: loving companions for your journey when you want them, the best food to nourish your body, music to soothe and enliven you, and everything that brings you joy and wellbeing.
Your only job on this cruise is to relax and enjoy yourself and to notice The Law of Abundance in action. Everything is taken care of. You have no concerns or cares because everything is provided for you. You don’t even have to ask for anything. As soon as you notice you want something, it appears, no matter how small or big.
As you notice an impulse to do something, to take care of something, just rest back and remember that it’s already taken care of. This is the vacation you’ve always dreamed of where everything is handled for you. You don’t need to formulate plans for how to experience or manifest anything here. You simply relax and know that this boat will take you where you want to go and it will happen in the best possible way for you.
Just relax. Your work is done. Tune into the nurturing and healing that is available to you here. As the boat floats along, the river current takes you deeper into love, wellbeing and relaxation. You are permeated with light, clarity and healing. All good things are here for you. Just relax and let the current of love take you. You are fully and completely taken care of.
If you notice stress anywhere within your being, don’t suppress it. Just notice it and remember that all your concerns are taken care of now. Relax into the love that is here for you. All knots untangle. All heals. You are home. You’re nurtured, appreciated and loved. Your work is done. You can relax. You don’t need to take care of anyone else or even yourself. That is all being done for you now.
There is a whole staff of beings to take care of your every need. Whenever you need anything, one of them appears to assist you.
Just float along, surrendering to deep, delicious relaxation.
When you’re ready, open your eyes and look around you. How was it? Did you find it hard to let go of things and have “others” take care of your every need? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Could you feel, even a little bit, a sense of relief in knowing and trusting that you were on course and that everything was taken care of? Could you feel the energy of The Law of Abundance? That is what we’re after here. The more you can feel that in your being, in your body, the more you will vibrate that. And the more you vibrate that, the more that becomes your reality – open to your own connection with Source and trusting it completely. From there, you are open to all the goodness of the universe and it is always here for you!
This or any principle is useless to you unless you explore it for yourself and understand your relationship with it. Only then can you truly align yourself with it and consciously experience the power of it. From that point on, there are no limits to your abundance.
At the core of The Law of Abundance is this:
“You’ve already been given everything.”
You may choose to word this differently, but find the statement that brings the most light into your consciousness when you say it, then repeat this to yourself. “I have already been given everything. It is already here and available to me.” Every time you’ve had a contrast in your life between what you’ve experienced and what you’d like to experience, your creative energy has summoned the fulfillment of your desire to you vibrationally. In other words, it is already here for you! To manifest it and see it, align yourself with it.
If you notice that your mind springs up to contradict the statement, don’t fight it, but don’t follow it either. Just return to your statement for The Law of Abundance, “I have already been given everything.” Eventually you’ll feel a relief that may be fleeting at first. Revel in that relief. Indulge in it and it will grow. Allow that feeling to wash through your body. The more you savor and indulge in the relief, you will literally feel your vibrations change from lack to abundance. You’ll go from relief to joy, excitement and gratitude.
As you go about your day, whenever you remember, repeat your phrase to yourself.
As you continue to consciously acclimate to The Law of Abundance by repeating your statement, you’ll notice changes in your perspective of life. At first it is like suddenly finding out that you were gifted at birth with a very large, beautiful, and magical home. You’ve only just now learned of this inheritance, although it has always been yours. Because the home is so much bigger than what you’ve been used to living in, at first it might be just too enormous to believe it is actually yours to live in.
Intrigued, you go and visit it every day and you begin to explore the rooms, getting to know and feel this exciting new home. You start imagining what you can do in this new home and your creative juices start flowing. Gradually you start spending weekends there. After awhile you’re ready to move in but there are so many rooms to the house, that much of it is still new territory for you. The more you explore, the more there is to explore. The house keeps expanding the more that you walk around and explore it. Eventually, you get used to the idea that there will always be exciting new realms to this home, and your life becomes an exciting new adventure.
Getting consciously used to The Law of Abundance and the fact that you’ve already been given everything is very similar. As you repeat your version of the “I’ve already been given everything” statement, you will take on the vibration of the reality of it. The more that we contemplate and work with this concept that we’ve already been given everything, we worry less and see things from a different perspective. Our ability to imagine greater abundance increases, and therefore our receptivity to abundance increases also. This strengthens our trust and faith that everything has already been given to us, which makes us vibrate even more in alignment with The Law of Abundance.
Signs That You Are Aligning
Outpourings of love and connection with people,
Joy and gratitude well up and overflow.
Exciting abundance avenues open up.
Sudden insights, realizations and all manner
One of the quickest ways to open the heart to The Law of Abundance is to think about what you are grateful for. Nothing I know does it as fast as gratitude. Sometimes when I get into a funk I get out a piece of paper and list things, people and experiences that I’m thankful for.
Generally, what first appears on the paper are basic things: breathing clean air, the mountains, green trees. Then come some fun things: carrot cake, dancing, wonderful friends, my new shoes. Then, if I stay at it, deeper realizations of gratitude happen, such as gratitude for all the experiences I’ve had that have taught me something and opened me up to a deeper realization of Truth.
This exercise can absolutely change your energy around from contracted to open and receiving. Try it!
We’ve all heard the words “It’s better to give than receive.” What I’ve experienced is that actually, giving and receiving are the very same thing. They are two aspects of the Law of Abundance that at times are indistinguishable. I’ll explain this in a moment, but first, there is an important point I want to make.
Often because of our societal conditioning, we believe that in order to be a “good” person, we must give. Accepting that as a truth, we then force ourselves to “give” in situations where we really don’t want to. This is never a good idea.
I was a caregiver for a number of years for various clients. Within that field of work there was a lot of giving that came spontaneously, and there was a lot of “giving” that just did not come from my heart. I began to observe that whenever I “gave” from a “no” place rather than a “yes” place, I began to resent the person I was “giving” to, and it never produced a good result for anyone.
That experience was the beginning of an important realization for me which eventually gave birth to my “compass” for life and opened me up to The Law of Abundance. When faced with a choice of doing or saying something, when I am conscious and awake I check in with my Emotional Feedback Guide. I look inside to see what I’m feeling as I imagine doing something. Do I feel contracted, negative and resistant? If so, it would not be a good idea for me to do or say the thing I was contemplating. Or do I feel happy, open, excited and alive? That’s clearly a “yes.”
This compass has never failed me. I’ve learned to put aside ideas about what a “good” person would do and listen to what my Emotional Feedback Guide tells me. It is infallible. When I follow it, I stay connected with Source Energy and things always turn out the best for all concerned. I’ve come to trust this totally as a way to find my alignment with The Law of Abundance, and know that in this way I'm doing the best I can for others as well.
So, let’s get back to the statement that giving and receiving are the same thing. When my Emotional Feedback Guide gives me a “yes” to give in some way, I’ve noticed that I feel exactly the same way that I feel when I am receiving abundance. Exactly the same. This is a demonstration of The Law of Abundance and the fact that we all truly are one being. If you are receiving, I am receiving. And when I get to be directly involved in the experience of your receiving, how cool is that!
At that point it is all the same Source Energy pouring into both of us. However, if I try to “give” to you from a contracted “no” place, neither of us will be having a good time, I assure you.
A key part in this, for me at least, is to allow these overflowing currents of giving to express themselves as they naturally occur, and not suppress them. For instance, if I’m feeling love for a friend and it gushes through me, when I tell them how much I love them, we both get to receive that amazing flow of love and light.
Because of our social conditioning sometimes it takes courage to say those words or spontaneously give when it comes from the heart. What I’ve found is that when I let it come through, it brings with it it’s own courage. And wonderful things have always come out of that.
When we are connected with our own Source Energy, we can’t help but give. It flows into you and out in all directions. From that state, you will give truly and automatically from the heart and the quality of your giving will touch everyone you meet, even if you never even say a word or “do” anything.
“The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to you – and you get to choose the details of how it flows.”
We all know it’s easy to affirm abundance when your physical life is reflecting that – the dollars are flowing, and/or loving connections with people abound. But what about when bills are piling up and you’ve been struggling to get them paid and/or you’re feeling alone and separate? Here are some suggestions.
The life you are living today is a product of the thoughts and beliefs you’ve focused on in the past. On this physical plane there is a buffer of time between the summoning of creative energy and the manifestation of it. So the way to break the cycle of lack is to keep pouring attention into the other end of the spectrum: free flowing abundance. The more that you do this the more you will feel The Law of Abundance and then, when you experience it, you’ll begin to trust it.
If you were steering a large barge and decided you wanted to change directions, you’d begin turning the wheel. However, because of the momentum of the barge’s movement and the sheer size of it, the boat wouldn’t immediately shift direction. You’d need to keep turning and turning that wheel. Eventually, the barge will turn. Likewise, if you keep feeding attention to the direction you want to go, your life will change.
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
What has worked for me in times of lack is to view this life as a game. Once you understand the rules of the game, you can play – consciously and joyfully. The Law of Abundance and the Law of Attraction are key rules for this game. Once you’ve investigated them and understand them, you can consciously work with them and stop working against yourself.
The act of deciding summons great power that can create miracles in your life. To decide something creates a powerful alignment with that which you’ve chosen by deciding. It evokes determination, direction and focus of purpose. It mobilizes energy.
“If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”
What we feed with regular attention, grows and flourishes. What we withdraw attention from dies. If you give an indoor plant regular attention by watering it and making sure it gets sunlight and nutrients, it thrives. If you ignore that plant, however, it dies. This dynamic holds true for anything we give attention to, and for anything we withdraw attention from. What do you want to flourish and thrive in your life? On the other hand, what do you want to stop feeding your life energy to?
If you contemplate something that you want that brings up a lot of fear, that means there is a gap between your dreams and your beliefs. The amount of fear corresponds with how wide the gap is. So instead of trying to leap from where you are to where you want to be, build a bridge. Start out with a thought that you do believe to be true that is pointed in the direction of where you want to be. See the previous link (build a bridge) for an example of how you can create a bridge that is realistic and do-able for you, no matter what point you start from.
This process feeds energy to the solution and withdraws it from the fear, creating what you want and releasing any “brakes” you’ve put on yourself and The Law of Abundance.
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
I’ve found that during times when I’ve experienced events in my life that were a result of previous negative thinking, beliefs or fears, it is very helpful to do some activity that is in alignment with the direction of abundance I want to go in. It is important to pick something that my Emotional Feedback Guide gives me positive feedback on doing, so that I know I’m lined up with The Law of Abundance.
Here’s an example. Creating this website that you are now reading has been a dream of mine for a long time. Thoughts of it always light me up with joy and light. As much as I’d like to work on it daily, circumstances of my life seem to get in the way of that. During those times, I like to still stay as connected to this project as I can. So I look for something I can do that doesn’t feel overwhelming and that gives me a feeling of joy and excitement when I think about it. On a particular day that might be taking a half hour to pick out some pictures I’d like to use or writing up an outline for a new page.
Any action that you take that is in the direction of your goal will align you with The Law of Abundance and the energy of the fulfillment of that goal, as long as you pick an action that you are joyful about doing.
Here is a fun way to affirm the Law of Abundance: On the day of the new moon of each month, take a blank check from your checkbook.
“The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”
In one account of this exercise, I learned that this is a 2000-year-old ancient Chinese tradition to guarantee prosperity in the new year. This version says to do it before the first new moon of the New Year. Date it with the current date, make it out to yourself, but leave the amount box and line blank. On the memo line write “paid in full,” and sign the check “Law of Abundance.” Then keep the check in your purse or wallet at all times.
Try this in whatever way lights you up the most. I do it the first way and I love how it feels whenever I look at my check!
In practicing what I’ve shared on this webpage, my experience is that it isn’t a question of how much abundance can you receive, it is actually how much can you stand!
There have been times when I’ve opened up to Divine Energy and there was an agonizing bliss associated with it. It felt so good and my whole being was so enlivened with joy and love that it felt like my circuits were being blown and it was uncomfortable in a wonderfully ecstatic kind of way. In those times it is very clear to me that the abundance from Source is indeed unlimited. It is only that we are not used to its awesomeness. There is a sense that I’ll be completely annihilated in the light and love – what a way to go!
Although I want that with all my heart, from the perspective of the physical self, this is terrifying. So therein lies the dichotomy of the excruciating bliss of experiencing The Law of Abundance as our own Source, the Divine Truth of who we are. The more that we open to it and let it have it’s way with us, the more love, light, joy and abundance of all good things we can “stand.” :-)
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