Those of us trying to be more deliberate creators have been spending a lot of time in recent months talking about how our emotional state is the first thing we want to focus upon when we want to improve a condition in our lives. The emotion comes first. The emotion needs to vibrationally match what we want to attract before we can have it. And, the more we can focus solely on creating the positive emotional state, rather than the thing that we desire (which sometimes creates a mixed vibration), the more quickly what we want will actually manifest for us. Our vortex (our vibrational reality where all of our desires have already been created) will take care of producing it for us.
What has struck me for many of us, however, is that despite successful manifesting in many areas of our lives, how seemingly difficult it can be to create a feeling of abundance, especially when it comes to our finances, when we find ourselves in a state of lack. And I think we may all be able to help ourselves out a bit by expanding the way we think of abundance, that is, the way true abundance makes us feel.
Even though most of us who are wise to the Law of Attraction know that the current economic climate has nothing to do with our own ability to manifest financial abundance, it can be tricky to feel secure, not to mention wealthy, when there are so many indicators around us of poor economic conditions. It’s sometimes hard to ignore the store and restaurant closings, the unemployment reports, the stock market and our home values, when the media loves to bring it all to our attention so that we’ll tune in to their reports. It occurs to me that we need to think about abundance more broadly if we are to create the emotion, that is, the good feeling state of having true abundance.
I know that it can feel about as easy to conjure the feeling state of financial abundance, as it is to get the million dollars we want within the next ten minutes. It can feel impossible when we have bills to pay and insufficient funds to pay them. But we actually can get into the feeling state of abundance within the next ten minutes if we broaden our view of financial abundance and think about what feelings actually underlie it. What does real “abundance” feel like? As Abraham has pointed out, it’s not a very good “emotional” word. In a dialogue at a recent seminar, a questioner tried to come up with words to describe a feeling of abundance. (Many thanks to a member of The Abe List for all of the transcribing.)
It was such a good exchange, and pointed out so many good feelings that are accessible to us, that it’s worth repeating in part:
Abraham: What does abundance feel like? It’s hard to make that transition because abundance feels like going and buying something, it feels like going somewhere. It feels like being able to do what I want to do. Most of you, when you are talking about abundance are in a rather rebellious state. It’s like you are going to wrestle it to the ground and kill it . . .
So even the word abundance is not very life giving to you because it conjures more lack within you. There is abundance of all kinds. There is abundance of oxygen. There is an abundance of beauty. There is an abundance of sunshine today on a day when it was supposed to rain. There is an abundance of clarity in this room. There is an abundance of love in this room. There is a lot of abundance, but you are not talking about abundance relative to those things. You want to point abundance toward the escape from the bondage of not having enough abundance. So you have to play with it until you feel it sort of break loose within you. So keep going. You will feel it shift, and it’s worth sticking with it until you do. Because when we said to you, you can create this manifestation of the feeling of abundance in ten minutes, we are not kidding, and this is how you do it, and it’s so worth doing it because once you find it, now you’ve GOT the vibration of it, and EVERYTHING ELSE FILLS IN AROUND IT.
So it’s really worth going for it. To most people it seems like a waste of time – you should be looking at the want ads. You should be doing something more productive than feeling around with fluffy feelings, but if you are able to conjure the feeling of abundance using whatever words that make it easier for you to do it, once it clicks into place, the emotion will become your first manifestation and then other thoughts will come, rendezvous will come, money will come . . .
I associate abundance with a feeling of power. With a feeling of strength. With a feeling of being in charge. With a feeling of being capable. I feel capable. I feel sure. I feel strong. I feel abundant. I feel strong. I feel eager. I feel confident. I feel sure, even cocky. I feel in love with life. I feel zest and vigor, I feel robust . . . . This is the work. So, now, when you use the word abundance, it’s not an empty hollow word. It’s a word that has caused you to practice some emotions . . . So, now, think of people that you associate with abundance and see which of those words apply to them. They are the movers and the shakers; they are the ones who make things happen, they are the ones who get to do whatever they want to do. They are not limited by money ever. Their limitations are different than money, so they can play things out on a bigger stage. They have the opportunity to play with more people . . . . So they can surround themselves with powerful people who are big thinkers, who know what to do, who have experience, and so the more of that that comes around me, then the more abundant I will be and, hasn’t it shifted dramatically in just this little bit of conversation? So, now you are not doing it because you have an ulterior motive of wanting to conjure the emotion so that more will follow. The emotion that you are conjuring is starting to feel pretty good. Now this manifestation of these ideas is starting to feel pretty good, isn’t it? . . .
I have to say that I love this expanded view of how having true abundance really makes us feel. Abundance does feel to me like power, and confidence, and strength, and competence and freedom. And, I do think it’s possible to think about other subjects that give us a feeling of strength, of being capable, of being in charge, being strong, eager, and confident. It’s a way of coming in by way of the back door to create those feelings when it’s difficult to feel them when we think about our financial situation. The Universe is prepared to match the vibrations of eagerness, strength, capability, strength and confidence, with financial abundance, even if we begin by creating those emotions in association with other areas of our lives. And, those emotions do feel pretty good, good enough that it’s worth conjuring them on their own for the feeling of relief and well being they bring us. And, from there it’s just a short trip to true financial abundance. It’s simply the way the laws work. And I know that when I feel that way on purpose my desires are on their way to me. It’s well worth it and feels so much better than hanging around in a state of worry and lack.
Let me know of ways you find to conjure the feelings of capability, strength, eagerness, confidence and freedom, and anything else you associate with being abundant. I’ll post more ideas for generating those feelings in an upcoming blog. I think it will benefit lots of us.