I want to talk about “abundance” today. I have always struggled with that word. I think it (actually, I know it) stems from my childhood. I grew up coming from a place of scarcity rather than abundance, so I never learned the word and it became this unattainable reality to me.
The definition of abundance is as follows:
- a·bun·dance: 1.
a very large quantity of something.
- the state or condition of having a copious quantity of something; plentifulness.
"vines and figs grew in abundance"
- plentifulness of the good things of life; prosperity.
"the growth of industry promised wealth and abundance"
When I read the meaning of abundance, it leaves me not connecting to it in a spiritual sense. I have realized that I feel like some people in our world of spirituality do their followers a disservice by throwing it around so freely. I am confused by the point of, I am so abundant…I just had a 10k month! So, your abundance is only around money? And what were your bills to achieve that 10k month? Did you actually walk away with financial abundance or did you make $1? And are you spiritually abundant by claiming you are????
I also see a lot of “my life is so abundant right now”, but behind the scenes their life is a shit show. When you peel back the layers, they are actually living from a scarcity mindset. This creates a smoke and mirrors effect in a world where we are supposed to be transparent and real. I mean how can you truly raise your vibration and heal others when you are representing a false reality. (Sorry if I am triggering anyone, but if I am, you probably need to dive into why it is.)
I wish I could remember who said it so I could give them credit, but I heard a coach say recently “Living in abundance means giving to others because you know it will return to you.” THIS RESONATED WITH EVERY CELL OF MY BEING!
I don’t ever try to live in a place of scarcity although financially I have gotten sucked into that pattern the last few years. I have my moments of questioning “how the fuck am I going to make this work??” and I throw myself a mini pity party. Then I do the work to make the finances show up.
A few months ago, I started working with a coach (Haley Calderwood, I highly recommend her to anyone!) and she pushed me through so many limiting beliefs. I started doing birth charts for friends and she pushed me to offer them to the public. I was scared to put myself out there and they sold out in a day. She saw that I had an amazing product and that the story I was telling myself around not offering them was holding me back. Why do we hold ourselves back? Those damn limiting beliefs sneak in.
Then I got a call to be on the local Good Morning Utah broadcast to talk about them! Okay guides, I am listening. I am accepting the abundance.
When it comes to living in abundance in a non-financial way, but in an energetic way, I definitely always practice this. I truly believe what I give out to those around me will return. I believe there is enough out there to support all of us. I try to always make sure I am honoring my energetic contracts with people and give what I can in return to what they give me. I have been so blessed to have so many people continually show up for me and I know this is why.
I am so excited to continue my healing and growth in 2021. I am excited to learn more about my own journey of abundance and step into allowing it to flow more. The Tribe and community I am creating around me comes from that abundant mindset and know this in my heart.
My personal perspective of living in abundance is about supporting others and creating a community where we can all reach our goals and create a space of healing. When we are abundant, what we give out will come back to us. When we are happy and growing, everyone around us has the opportunity to be happy and grow. We are moving into a year that is all about community and creativity.
What does abundance mean to you in 2021?