This blog is an excerpt from my new e-book “The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do The Same For You”. This chapter is taken from Part 7: Abundance Consciousness. The e-book can be previewed for free and purchased for $9.99 at Smashwords.com. Or $9.84 at Amazon.com.
As we learned from the sections on Stoic Philosophy and Metaphysical Affirmations, our thoughts, beliefs, opinions and perceptions have a profound and powerful effect on our emotional state and our physical health. The basic premise of abundance consciousness theory is that not only do our thoughts, beliefs, opinions and perceptions affect us, but they also affect the world at large. The people we meet and the things that happen to us are determined, to some degree by the vibe we put out and the consciousness that pervades our thinking. We refer to this phenomenon as the laws of attraction. This is not as radical or mystical an idea as you might think. We are seeing the laws of attraction in action every day! People of similar belief systems are meeting and engaging all the time. Fans of the same sports team, those with similar political or religious beliefs, they meet and get on. There is a compatibility there, an attraction based on shared interests and common thought processes and belief systems. These people are putting out signals in the form of their vibe, their appearance, their actions and their words, and they are getting a reciprocal response to match their output. You are already attracting and engaging with the people who are responding unconsciously to the vibe you are putting out. These phenomena are naturally and automatically occurring all the time, but what if there was a way to change the kinds of people who are attracted to you and the kinds of opportunities that are presented to you simply by changing your “vibe”? Just like how we improved our emotional landscape by shifting our perception to one of truth and positivity using Stoic techniques, we can change our political, circumstantial and interpersonal landscape by shifting our consciousness from one of lack to one of abundance.
The benefits of fostering an abundance consciousness are twofold. Firstly by simply embodying abundance as your default mind-set and vibe, your personal experience of living is a kinder, warmer and less stressful arena to inhabit. When you truly know that there is more than enough of everything to go around, that you will always be provided with enough love, money, time, energy, friends, opportunities and other resources, you just feel better about yourself and about your life! However the benefits do not stop there. Because of the power of the laws of attraction, when you embody and emit the abundance consciousness, the people and the world around you pick up on that and they actually move to reinforce that feeling of abundance by providing further abundance! As I mentioned in the introduction to Part 7, an excess of wealth does not create happiness, only happiness can create an excess of wealth. It’s a simple observable fact. Pessimistic, cynical, jaded people attract each other. They wallow together in their misery, reinforcing each other’s need for self-pity and cooperating to bat away any signs of positivism that would conflict with their dark world view. Similarly with healthy, happy, wealthy and positive people. They attract each other and they work together to reinforce and maintain their state of abundance and joy. Any people who come with a negative or dark vibe, or a consciousness of lack, are quickly moved away from. The same goes for supporters of a football team, they will get together to regale each other with tales of great victories and to praise the heroes of the team past and present. Constantly supporting and reinforcing a mutual belief in the value of their team over all others. They do not want to hear, and will take offense at the jeers of a passing fan of their arch rivals. And on and on it goes for followers of a religion, political party or other ideology. My point is that the power of attraction is in force all around us all the time. It’s natural and normal. Most people’s experience with the laws of attraction are passive and automatic, however it is possible to exploit the laws of attraction for your benefit. If you are attracting what you consider to be the “wrong” people and circumstances into your life, don’t worry, you have the power to change that. Let’s take a look at how you can do this.
1. Identify the Lack: What is it that you feel you are lacking? What is it that you want to change, to improve, to make abundant? Do you want more money? More intimacy? More friends? More career opportunities? Clearly identify exactly what it is that you want to make abundant in your life.
2. Imagine if You Had It: Take a moment to spend 5 minutes or so simply sitting or lying still with your eyes closed imagining just how it would feel if you already had the abundance you seek. Try and really embody the feeling, the vibe, the confidence, the sense of assuredness. How does it make you feel? Does it make you smile? Does your belly feel full and warm and excited? If its money you want, imagine having 10 or 20 times your current income. If it’s intimacy that you seek imagine that you have a great partner, or more than one! Take note of how it makes you feel to imagine that your desires have already come to pass, and that they are simply a reality of your life. Remember this feeling.
3. Focus on The Feeling: Throughout your day, at regular intervals, bring that feeling of abundance into your body and into your consciousness. The idea is to constantly reinforce the abundance vibe so that it becomes the dominant and prevailing vibe that you emit. Even if you don’t have everything you want, you can at least enjoy the feeling of having it. And as we know from our investigations into the laws of attraction, an abundance vibe naturally attracts further abundance. It’s just the way it is, like attracts like. Abundance finds and reinforces abundance.
Just like how the amygdala cannot tell the difference between a real threat and an imagined or perceived one, so too can we feel the benefits of having everything we want just by imagining. This is a handy exercise and one that’s easy to do. Be sure to regularly revisit the second and third steps in this process. The one’s where you take time to focus on and embody the abundance vibe, this will keep the vibe fresh and potent for when you revisit it during your day. I wish you luck with this technique! Let me know if you have success with these 3 steps or if you’ve had success in the past using a similar technique!
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