One mindset shift that has completely changed my life for the better is an abundance mindset.
An abundance mindset is based on the concept that there’s always more than enough to go around for everyone. Enough money, enough opportunities, enough shelter, enough food, etc.
This may seem hard to accept at first, since our society conditions us to have a scarcity mindset.
Thoughts like: there’s never enough to go around, there’s not enough opportunities, not enough money, not enough good men, not enough good friends, etc. Sound familiar? This is the general narrative of scarcity that we are programmed to believe in society.
This is, in fact, a lie. Nature in its purest form is abundant. Something is actually wrong when abundance doesn’t occur naturally. On a personal level, this can be due to limiting beliefs and programming we received from our parents as well as society.
Think about it. What if everyone was aware that we live in an abundant universe? What would the world look like then? I believe that this is the direction we are heading in. More and more of us are waking up to the truth: that our mindset informs our energy and our actions.
That what we energetically align with, we attract. How empowering is it to know that we can consciously become aware of and influence our reality?
Abundance doesn’t just show up in your physical reality without first being accepted in your inner reality: your attitude towards money, your attitude towards abundance, your relationship with abundance, and unseen energetic support.
Here are small ways you might be blocking abundance without realizing it.
1. Not accepting compliments and gifts
Do you notice that you brush off compliments or play them down when you receive them? Do you find it hard to accept gifts or even outright reject them? You’re blocking abundance!
I’ve done this myself and so I call myself out now. When I receive a compliment on my writing, I make sure to say ‘Thank you!’ instead of ‘Oh that? That’s really easy for me. I’m not that good anyway.’ Make sure you accept gifts that the universe sends you to open the doors to more abundance. Be willing to receive.
2. Not celebrating small wins as much as the big wins
Do you take your morning tea for granted? Or what about a fun conversation with your colleague? The fact that you have running water, a nice place to sleep, food in the fridge? Did you know appreciating small wins or moments like these shows the universe that you’re grateful for the abundance in all forms, big or small? Once you start celebrating the small wins, the universe sends you more.
Celebrate $1 as much as you would $100 so that the universe can bring you $100! You make yourself into a vibrational match this way.
3. Not focusing on hints for the next opportunity in a setback
Abundance is not only financial, it spans other aspects that make a joyful and fulfilling life, like fruitful career opportunities, fulfilling relationships, creative pursuits, and physical and emotional health.
For example, say you have a job interview that doesn’t work out, and you don’t get the job, even after passing three out of the four interviews needed.
With an abundance mindset, you would look at this as an amazing opportunity that you had to interview with a reputable company. You would focus on what went right, what you enjoyed about each person you met with, and where you could have improved. You would take note of what aspects you liked in the role and the company and what you didn’t.
Then you would say thanks to the universe and you would see this as coming so close to the right opportunity, knowing that the perfect job is right around the corner. You were just refining and preparing yourself for the next opportunity.
This is how the process works for realizing your manifestation. The person in that story was me, and I did land the perfect opportunity for me right after that ‘failed’ job interview process. My current job held all of the positive qualities I gleaned from the previous interview experience.
Start seeing your relationships and passions as opportunities and forms of abundance. When something doesn’t pan out as expected, notice the blessing in that and see it as a sign that your abundance is on its way: right around the corner.
Some of the tools that have helped me cultivate an abundance mindset are self-help spiritual books, reflective journaling to see what my limiting beliefs about money are, working with coaches to help me with my blind spots, and essential oils to release subconscious scarcity mindset beliefs.
These small tweaks in behaviors and thoughts will shift your mindset from one of scarcity to one of abundance, and that will ripple to all areas of your life. Everyone deserves abundance in all of these areas that make life worth living.