We've been looking at this all wrong.
I had several brilliant conversations with a friend in Toronto about the concept of abundance that is starting me on an interesting journey. One that I will gladly document and fill you in on. Here's a sneak peek.
Poverty mindset start in thinking that we aren't already abundant. THINK ABOUT IT.
IN THIS MOMENT:
Do you have everything that you need on a basic level? Are you hungry? Thirsty? Can your basic needs be met quickly?
My guess is YES. Because you're likely reading this in a First World country. Using Wi-Fi. And have clean water available at the turn of a faucet.
WE. ARE. ABUNDANT.
I have food in my belly. I have access to clean water. I have the ability to work from anywhere in the world. I have family and friends who adore me and support me every step of the way. I have an amazing little creature who loves to cuddle with me. I belong to one of the oldest and most advanced spiritual traditions on the planet. I haven't had a boss in years. I manifest gifts literally everywhere I go. And I wake up in JOY.
I could choose to focus on a variety of discouraging factors, including being back in Boston temporarily. But that's not helpful to anybody. Focusing on the negative is a total joy-suck. Just because I don't necessarily like something doesn't mean I have to be miserable, too.
You might have bills. You might not like your living situation. But that doesn't negate all the GOOD in your life and the abundance that surrounds you on a daily basis.
Once you shift and acknowledge the abundance that is glaringly obvious (and generally taken for granted) you can adopt the abundance mindset.
Shift into GRATITUDE. Make changes from that place of gratitude and abundance instead of fear-based decisions from a state of lack or poverty consciousness.
This isn't about being happy with unsatisfactory circumstances or being in denial. That's not helpful, either.
True abundance is about accepting and appreciating the gifts that surround you everyday so you can invite in MORE gifts to accept and appreciate. EVERYDAY.
How's that for things going full circle? #yaypresents
PRO-TIP: I'm subtly tricking my mind to be in an abundant state at all times. I've created a beautiful reminder and saved it as my cellphone lock screen wallpaper. If you're anything like me, you pick up your phone a million times a day, too. Might as well look at something useful, eh? You can snag it here if you want to brainwash yourself, too.