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The Law Of Abundance –

Learning To Receive
Are you rich in love, prosperity and joy? Often when we hear about The Law of Abundance,
it refers to money. While it certainly does include financial prosperity, it is much more than
that. Abundance relates to the state of being consciously connected to our Source Energy.
By the universal laws that govern all of us, abundance is already given. By the grace of
Source, it is already ours! However, our experience of abundance is dependent on our
particular alignment with it.
Everything is energy, including us. We are always vibrating something. What we focus
attention on determines how we are vibrating. By focusing attention on the heart of who we
are, our whole being begins to vibrate more expansively.
Then, since like attracts like, we draw to ourselves any and all things that are in sync with
this expansive heart energy. We experience an increase in love, light, joy, wellbeing,
creativity, exuberance, prosperity, gratitude, and an ever-deepening, awe-filled awareness
of who we are.

What Is The Law Of Abundance?
The Law of Abundance is an abiding principle within universal laws. It is the simple fact that
there is an unlimited Source of everything we need or could ever want. This great
abundance is already ours, infinitely available to all of us all the time.

This and all universes are made of Divine Energy.
It is everywhere and in everything. Everything, including us, lives,
moves and has its being in this Divine Energy. We are this Divine

Energy. It is a live, infinite, sea of love, joy, creativity, and goodwill.
Divine Energy is the source of all abundance. It fills all space. The
Law of Abundance states that there is nowhere it is not, so there is
no lack anywhere, any time. It is equally available to all aspects of
itself, which includes you and me.

When we align ourselves with The Law of Abundance then we move in oneness with it. In
this oneness the only thing that limits you – beliefs in lack and limitation – fade away. What
is left is you! Free, alive, joyful, creative and loving.

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is
wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi

Recently I heard someone say, “You can’t get money. It’s the other way around. Money is
constantly striving to get you.” Yes! This is what I’ve experienced also. I can feel the
vibration of The Law of Abundance all around and in me. And at the same time, I am
becoming aware of places where I have withdrawn from it, actually resisting it just by
worrying about it! For most of us, this is done unconsciously or semi-consciously. To open to
The Law of Abundance, we must be willing to become aware of where we focus our
attention and what we believe to be true. More about this in a moment.
In our physical world, the sun is a good symbol of The Law of Abundance. It is a light that is
forever shining, in all directions at all times. It illuminates everything, bringing clarity. It’s
inexhaustible light gives life. There is nothing that any of us need to do to “earn” this light.
It simply shines on us.

So why isn’t everyone consciously experiencing The Law of Abundance and prosperity all the
time? Read on. The answer to this question and insights about how we can align ourselves
with (and therefore receive) The Law of Abundance is the focus of this webpage.

Abundance Has No Limits
As we live our lives we encounter situations that cause us to imagine or dream of something
that lies beyond our current experience. Often this comes about from experiencing the
opposite of what we want. When there is a contrast between what we want and what seems
to be available, out of that contrast a desire is born. This desire summons creative energy.

“The achievement of anything that you desire must be
considered success, whether it is a trophy or money or
relationships, or things. But if you will let your standard of
success be your achievement of joy — everything else will fall
easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding
vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe.”
Abraham-Hicks, from a workshop in “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the
Teachings of Abraham” on Saturday, July 1st, 2006

This automatically-generated desire is how we become channels for the infinite creative
energy to flow through us, and is a part of the process of how we align ourselves with the
Law of Abundance. This has gone on since the birth of our kind and is how inventions are
born, symphonies are created, evolutionary breakthroughs happen, and how our physical
bodies have evolved. This summoning process occurs on every level of life, including the
cellular level of our bodies.
There are no limits to this summoning process or what can be created with it. As a desire
summons forth creative energy and the desire is fed with more attention by envisioning the

desire fulfilled, we begin to experience how it feels to have the desire fulfilled. That
changes our vibrations to be in sync with the vibration of the state we want to achieve and
by the laws of the universe, that state manifests. This is The Law of Abundance in action.
The way that we seem to block ourselves from attracting abundance is by giving more
attention to the lack of what we want rather than the fulfillment of what we want. Then, by
the like-attracts-like principle, we recreate the lack of what we want.

The Universe Is Constantly Expanding
This process of contrast, desire, imagining the desire fulfilled, and then manifestation, is the
power of creation that is within all life. This creative power is the thriving heartbeat of all
creation. I have felt this heartbeat, deep within my being.
With this process, the universe is constantly expanding. Ever think about how different our
world is from the days of cave men? Each thing that each generation dreams up summons
that thing into our world for the next generation to make use of. The Law of Abundance
insures that everything that we are dreaming up now is creating the world that the next
generation will be born into, for better or worse. We can thank all of the human souls who
have gone before us, for dreaming into reality many of the things that we enjoy today.
Therefore, there isn’t a finite amount of love, wellbeing, prosperity or fulfillment that we all
must compete for. That kind of thinking can only come from one not being conscious of
our connection with Source. Anything that anyone can dream of they can manifest. Anything
is possible! With the Law of Abundance operating, the universe just keeps expanding to
include whatever we dream up.

So How Come Everyone Isn’t Experiencing
Unlimited Abundance All The Time?
What determines our experience of abundance and prosperity or the seeming lack of it is:

Where we focus our attention, either on the fulfillment of abundance or on the lack of
it (on positive thinking or negative thinking)

What we accept and believe we deserve

Experience or inexperience in opening and receiving

Together, these three things determine how much abundance we allow into our lives.

What Do You Deserve?
This is a deeply revealing question to ask yourself. The surface answer may be, “Well, I
deserve to be happy, prosperous and to have all good things.” Some version of that will
probably be the conscious answer for most of us.

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters
compared to what lives within us.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

However, on the deeper levels, there are often subconscious or semi-conscious conflicting
beliefs from the past embedded in the cells and in the psyche, which pull us out of
alignment with The Law of Abundance. A way to open your awareness to these beliefs is to
look at your life and notice what happens when you contemplate a higher level of success in
your life, whether it is in the arena of career, financial success, love relationships, etc. Does
fear arise? Bingo. If so, there is a belief there about a limit to your abundance. This link can
help you let go of it.
You’ll find it useful to take some quiet time and consciously invite the fear to come up.
Experience it in your body. Don’t judge it or do anything with it. Just allow it to be there, as
if it were a terrified child and you are flooded with compassion and love for them. Don’t try
to fix or change the fear. Just give it room to be as it is. This may take some practice. As

you work with this, you’ll discover that the energy will begin to unwind and release. It may
also change and shift to another part of your body/being. That is okay; it means it is
releasing layer by layer.

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own
minds.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

You can also do an energy healing session for yourself.
I have found it hugely useful to search out my limiting beliefs, bring them out to the light of
day, then consciously release them. This will free you from the self-sabotage that many of
us deal with, so that The Law of Abundance can operate freely in your life. It is a valuable
exercise to take time to make a list of the things your parents or primary caregivers taught
you (either verbally or by example and/or by creating serious consequences when you didn’t
follow their rules) about who you have to be to be “okay.” Then, I invite you to question
everything on the list. For each item ask, “is this really true?”
You may be surprised to discover some odd things on the list! Usually our parents were
well-meaning but, nonetheless, they passed on their own fears and limitations to us,
consciously or unconsciously. From these adopted beliefs you form self-judgments about
how you look, what being “successful” should look like, how you should act, feel and think,
etc.
Many of us were actually taught to be suspicious and critical of anyone who was wealthy.
What kind of beliefs do you think that would create within you about money? You would
unconsciously block abundance, because you wouldn’t want to be one of “them” – people
you were taught to judge.

“Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act

according to our expectations.”
Federico Fellini, Italian film maker and director

Many of us also were conditioned to believe that self-care was “selfish” and that we should
always give to others before ourselves. This was a big one for me. I came to see that
the only way I can give to others is when I’m tapped into my own Source of wellbeing first.
Sometimes that requires that I take care of my own needs first, saying no to requests from
others when I know I need to recharge first, or when I know that doing what they want of
me would create a debilitating contraction for myself. I’ve found that the best way I can
serve others is to follow what lights me up with light and love. That’s when I know I’m
tapped into The Law of Abundance and whatever I do from that place will be of the highest
benefit for all involved.

Learning How To Receive
Most of us were never taught how to receive. The ironic thing is that receiving is actually an
innate “skill” that we all have, but it has been conditioned out of us. Sadly, we just haven’t
had enough role models to show us how to open and receive.
However! It is never to late to learn – or, I should say, to unlearn the conditioning that veils
our ability to give up striving, to open and experience the love, joy, and abundant aliveness
that is our birthright, via The Law of Abundance. Below we will practice receiving together.
To learn how to receive, self-investigation is important first, to become more aware of your
personal dynamic for receiving (or not receiving). This is an important first step in becoming
aware of your particular relationship with The Law of Abundance. Some of us are open and
free with receiving money but block love and connection. For others it may be just the
opposite.

Or you may have dreams to be a concert pianist but can’t quite seem to get there. Other
things seem to get in the way. So where do you feel stuck? Is it in the area of relationships,
money, self-empowerment, or finding and doing the career that excites and enlivens you?
Remember, we’re not just talking about acquiring objects here. The Law of Abundance is
about our ability to open up and be aware of the flow of love, light, joy, and wellbeing that is
always flowing and available to us. From there, objects we desire may appear, but that is a
by-product. The abundance we’re speaking of here is the experience of being tapped into
Source Energy, which determines the quality of our lives. Out of that, all good things flow to
us, both physical objects and non-physical experiences that nourish and affirm our hearts.

The Catch 22
There is a beautiful “Catch 22” with The Law of Abundance that I feel it necessary to
mention. As we let go of resistance and open up to the flow of love and abundance, while at
first we may feel relief and even bliss, that process will reveal deeper levels of resistance,
which we may experience negatively as the resistance comes up for release. Then when we
open more and release the resistance, we feel relief, then the next layer opens up for
release. On and on… You didn’t want to sit around and be bored did you? :-)
A beautiful thing about this is that as we continue this process and keep opening into
our connection with Abundant Source, then there are fewer brakes on the Law of
Abundance. Then there is a greater collective channel for love, goodwill, and prosperity in
this world. This has a hugely positive impact on all of us!
Okay, now let’s talk about how we can synchronize ourselves with The Law of Abundance
and positive thinking.

Ways To Align With The Law Of Abundance

1. In What Ways Are You Already Feeling Abundant?
Whatever we feed with our attention grows. Identify an area of your life where you already
trust and know abundance, where you are already aware of The Law of Abundance in
operation. It can be the abundance of love you feel for your children or your mate. It might
be the abundance of positive feelings you feel when you’re dancing, singing, gardening or
doing something you love. It could be a steady flow of income that you already enjoy.
The point of this exercise is to focus on how simple and easy it feels to receive in those
areas where you’re not conflicted. Do this as often as you can, during your meditation time,
or at open points during the day, and especially when engaged in the activities that evoke
joy and positive feelings. The more that you consciously tune into that flow of abundance
that you’re already aware of in your life, the more the energy of receiving abundance will
become familiar to you. This will cause that vibration to expand within you, overflowing into
other arenas of your life.

2. Release Grasping
Unfortunately, most of us have been unaware of The Law of Abundance and were
conditioned to believe that to get what we want we have to work hard for it. I have
discovered that this idea is simply not true. That might sound radical at first, but I
encourage you to check this out for yourself. Notice how grasping shuts off the abundance
you want to experience. When we are trying so hard to get, we absolutely can’t receive. It’s
like a hose – if there is water shooting out of it all the time (grasping), there is no space for
any water to flow in (receiving).

“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may
alight upon you.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Notice how you feel when you are pushing and striving to get something, like money or
attention. Do you feel how contracted you feel as you even envision it?
On the other hand, how do you feel when you’re doing something you really love doing?
Have you noticed how when you’re in love with someone or something, that lots of other
wonderful things come your way? It is because you are open, in the flow, and not resisting
your own Abundant Source of wellbeing. You are in alignment with The Law of Abundance.
Below we will do an exercise that will help you to release grasping.
I’ve heard it said that “everything that you seek is seeking you.” The abundance that we all
want is already here, available to us. It is actually the essence of who we are. And it can be
directly, consciously experienced as a stream of energy that naturally flows through us when
we let go of trying to get anything at all.
Training our attention toward the positive aspects of our daily lives will also contribute to
letting go of the grasping and open you to The Law of Abundance. The more we focus on
positive experiences and thoughts we automatically let go of trying to control and
manipulate our lives to get something. As we let go, even just a little bit, we immediately
feel relief. This relief is so delicious that we automatically let go more, to experience more of
the positive energy. We are all naturally drawn to it.

“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only
so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect
the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly
relaxed.”
Indria Devi

To relax is to receive. I encourage you to seek out the things that help you to relax. That
could be meditation, reading, walks, playing with children or pets, music, dance, soaking in
the tub, or something that is uniquely your relaxation experience. The more that we truly let
go of grasping and relax, the more that we see that we never have to strive for or cling to
love, light, joy, or abundance. There is an infinite supply of it!

3. Practice Receiving
As I mentioned before, the Law of Abundance is always offering its bounty to us.
Furthermore, our ability to receive this bounty is actually an innate faculty that we all
already have. Unfortunately, most of us have been unaware of this faculty and conditioned
to believe that our love, joy and abundance only come to us from outside ourselves. Those
things will come to us from our outer environment, but only after we’ve discovered and
opened up to the channel of abundance within us. When we consciously give attention to
this flow, then and only then will we vibrate in harmony with abundance and therefore
manifest it in our physical lives.
Our society conditions us to grasp for what we want and often we don’t know how to stop,
open and receive what is already abundantly given to us. Consequently, we actually need to
practice something that is already as natural to us as breathing. At first it may be difficult to
practice doing nothing and just receive. But if you keep at it, you’ll awaken your own natural
state and see The Law of Abundance in action. You’ll feel how it feels to do nothing at all
and yet receive more than you could ever imagine. It is as effortless as soil receiving rain,
or a flower receiving sun.
So, how do we do that? Like any new habit we want to acquire, we give regular attention to
it. By focusing attention on Source, God, or whatever you wish to call the Source of All, we
find prosperity, peace, love and beauty inside of us, which then automatically gets reflected
in our physical lives.
Let’s try it. We can start experiencing the Law of Abundance directly by stepping aboard the
Wellbeing Boat.

The Wellbeing Boat
Find a quiet place that you enjoy, where you can relax and be undisturbed for awhile.
Turn the ringer off your phone. Sit comfortably or lie down if you can do so without
falling asleep.
Get comfortable and close your eyes. Put your attention on your breathing. Don’t try to
change how you’re breathing, just notice that you are. It will naturally change, just by
putting attention on it. Your mind and body will also begin relaxing. You may feel
tensions begin to release in your body. You may feel a sinking sensation, like gravity is
pulling your body down as it relaxes. Just
continue watching your breath. Breathing in.
Breathing out. In… out.
Now gently scan to see if you feel any
grasping anywhere within your body or mind.
There may be an area of your life you’ve been
working on and thoughts of it may come up.
Or you may find a tension or tightness in your
body which indicates you’ve been reaching or grasping for something. As you notice
any stress or grasping, just gently let it go. If there is something that needs attending
to in your life, you can do that later. This time is for you to relax, to take a vacation
from planning and thinking. If you notice a place of stress, don’t make yourself (or
anyone else) wrong for it being there. Just notice it, then let it go.

Now imagine that you’re resting in a very comfortable boat that is gently flowing down
a river of light, love, joy, rejuvenation and aliveness. The boat can be any kind of boat
that you want it to be. It is being guided by your own True Heart, which is already
aligned with The Law of Abundance. It is pointed into everything that resonates with
your purest Heart. On this boat is everything that you will ever need.As soon as you
need anything it appears: loving companions for your journey when you want them,
the best food to nourish your body, music to
soothe and enliven you, and everything that
brings you joy and wellbeing.
Your only job on this cruise is to relax and
enjoy yourself and to notice The Law of
Abundance in action. Everything is taken care
of. You have no concerns or cares because
everything is provided for you. You don’t even
have to ask for anything. As soon as you
notice you want something, it appears, no matter how small or big.
As you notice an impulse to do something, to take care of something, just rest back
and remember that it’s already taken care of. This is the vacation you’ve always
dreamed of where everything is handled for you. You don’t need to formulate plans for
how to experience or manifest anything here. You simply relax and know that this boat
will take you where you want to go and it will happen in the best possible way for you.
Just relax. Your work is done. Tune into the nurturing and healing that is available to
you here. As the boat floats along, the river current takes you deeper into love,
wellbeing and relaxation. You are permeated with light, clarity and healing. All good
things are here for you. Just relax and let the current of love take you. You are fully
and completely taken care of.
If you notice stress anywhere within your being, don’t suppress it. Just notice it and
remember that all your concerns are taken care of now. Relax into the love that is here
for you. All knots untangle. All heals. You are home. You’re nurtured, appreciated and
loved. Your work is done. You can relax. You don’t need to take care of anyone else or

even yourself. That is all being done for you now.
There is a whole staff of beings to take care of your every need. Whenever you need
anything, one of them appears to assist you.
Just float along, surrendering to deep, delicious relaxation.

When you’re ready, open your eyes and look around you. How was it? Did you find it hard to
let go of things and have “others” take care of your every need? If so, don’t worry, you’re
not alone!
Could you feel, even a little bit, a sense of relief in knowing and trusting that you were on
course and that everything was taken care of? Could you feel the energy of The Law of
Abundance? That is what we’re after here. The more you can feel that in your being, in your
body, the more you will vibrate that. And the more you vibrate that, the more that becomes
your reality – open to your own connection with Source and trusting it completely. From
there, you are open to all the goodness of the universe and it is always here for you!
This link will take you to another powerful, yet very simple tool that you can use daily to
help you open your inner doors to abundance.

4. Explore Your Relationship With The Law Of Abundance
This or any principle is useless to you unless you explore it for yourself and understand your
relationship with it. Only then can you truly align yourself with it and consciously experience
the power of it. From that point on, there are no limits to your abundance.

At the core of
The Law of Abundance
is this:
“You’ve already been given everything.”

You may choose to word this differently, but find the statement that brings the most light
into your consciousness when you say it, then repeat this to yourself. “I have already been
given everything. It is already here and available to me.” Every time you’ve had a contrast
in your life between what you’ve experienced and what you’d like to experience, your
creative energy has summoned the fulfillment of your desire to you vibrationally. In other
words, it is already here for you! To manifest it and see it, align yourself with it.
If you notice that your mind springs up to contradict the statement, don’t fight it, but don’t
follow it either. Just return to your statement for The Law of Abundance, “I have already
been given everything.” Eventually you’ll feel a relief that may be fleeting at first. Revel in
that relief. Indulge in it and it will grow. Allow that feeling to wash through your body. The
more you savor and indulge in the relief, you will
literally feel your vibrations change from lack to
abundance. You’ll go from relief to joy, excitement
and gratitude.
As you go about your day, whenever you
remember, repeat your phrase to yourself.
As you continue to consciously acclimate to The Law of Abundance by repeating your
statement, you’ll notice changes in your perspective of life. At first it is like suddenly finding
out that you were gifted at birth with a very large, beautiful, and magical home. You’ve only
just now learned of this inheritance, although it has always been yours. Because the home
is so much bigger than what you’ve been used to living in, at first it might be just too
enormous to believe it is actually yours to live in.
Intrigued, you go and visit it every day and you begin to explore the rooms, getting to know
and feel this exciting new home. You start imagining what you can do in this new home and
your creative juices start flowing. Gradually you start spending weekends there. After awhile
you’re ready to move in but there are so many rooms to the house, that much of it is still
new territory for you. The more you explore, the more there is to explore. The house keeps
expanding the more that you walk around and explore it. Eventually, you get used to the
idea that there will always be exciting new realms to this home, and your life becomes an
exciting new adventure.

Getting consciously used to The Law of Abundance and the fact that you’ve already been
given everything is very similar. As you repeat your version of the “I’ve already been given
everything” statement, you will take on the vibration of the reality of it. The more that we
contemplate and work with this concept that we’ve already been given everything, we worry
less and see things from a different perspective. Our ability to imagine greater abundance
increases, and therefore our receptivity to abundance increases also. This strengthens our
trust and faith that everything has already been given to us, which makes us vibrate even
more in alignment with The Law of Abundance.

Signs That You Are Aligning
With The Law of Abundance
Outpourings of love and connection with people, animals and nature, accompanied by
feelings of lightness and harmony with all of life.
Joy and gratitude well up and overflow.
Exciting abundance avenues open up.
Sudden insights, realizations and all manner of "good things" come your way as
simultaneously you have strong urges to share all you've been given.

5. Gratitude
One of the quickest ways to open the heart to The Law of Abundance is to think about what
you are grateful for. Nothing I know does it as fast as gratitude. Sometimes when I get into
a funk I get out a piece of paper and list things, people and experiences that I’m thankful
for.
Generally, what first appears on the paper are basic things: breathing clean air, the
mountains, green trees. Then come some fun things: carrot cake, dancing, wonderful
friends, my new shoes. Then, if I stay at it, deeper realizations of gratitude happen, such as
gratitude for all the experiences I’ve had that have taught me something and opened me up
to a deeper realization of Truth.
This exercise can absolutely change your energy around from contracted to open and
receiving. Try it!

6. Natural Giving
We’ve all heard the words “It’s better to give than receive.” What I’ve experienced is that
actually, giving and receiving are the very same thing. They are two aspects of the Law of
Abundance that at times are indistinguishable. I’ll explain this in a moment, but first, there
is an important point I want to make.
Often because of our societal conditioning, we believe that in order to be a “good” person,
we must give. Accepting that as a truth, we then force ourselves to “give” in situations
where we really don’t want to. This is never a good idea.
I was a caregiver for a number of years for various clients. Within that field of work there
was a lot of giving that came spontaneously, and there was a lot of “giving” that just did not
come from my heart. I began to observe that whenever I “gave” from a “no” place rather
than a “yes” place, I began to resent the person I was “giving” to, and it never produced a
good result for anyone.

That experience was the beginning of an important realization for me which eventually gave
birth to my “compass” for life and opened me up to The Law of Abundance. When faced with
a choice of doing or saying something, when I am conscious and awake I check in with
my Emotional Feedback Guide. I look inside to see what I’m feeling as I imagine doing
something. Do I feel contracted, negative and resistant? If so, it would not be a good idea
for me to do or say the thing I was contemplating.
Or do I feel happy, open, excited and alive? That’s
clearly a “yes.”
This compass has never failed me. I’ve learned to
put aside ideas about what a “good” person would
do and listen to what my Emotional Feedback
Guide tells me. It is infallible. When I follow it, I
stay connected with Source Energy and things
always turn out the best for all concerned. I’ve
come to trust this totally as a way to find my
alignment with The Law of Abundance, and know that in this way I'm doing the best I can
for others as well.
So, let’s get back to the statement that giving and receiving are the same thing. When
my Emotional Feedback Guide gives me a “yes” to give in some way, I’ve noticed that I feel
exactly the same way that I feel when I am receiving abundance. Exactly the same. This is
a demonstration of The Law of Abundance and the fact that we all truly are one being. If
you are receiving, I am receiving. And when I get to be directly involved in the experience
of your receiving, how cool is that!
At that point it is all the same Source Energy pouring into both of us. However, if I try to
“give” to you from a contracted “no” place, neither of us will be having a good time, I assure
you.
A key part in this, for me at least, is to allow these overflowing currents of giving to express
themselves as they naturally occur, and not suppress them. For instance, if I’m feeling love
for a friend and it gushes through me, when I tell them how much I love them, we both get
to receive that amazing flow of love and light.
Because of our social conditioning sometimes it takes courage to say those words or
spontaneously give when it comes from the heart. What I’ve found is that when I let it come

through, it brings with it it’s own courage. And wonderful things have always come out of
that.
When we are connected with our own Source Energy, we can’t help but give. It flows into
you and out in all directions. From that state, you will give truly and automatically from the
heart and the quality of your giving will touch everyone you meet, even if you never even
say a word or “do” anything.

“The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The
Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are
emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to
you – and you get to choose the details of how it flows.”
Abraham-Hicks, from a workshop in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, February 24th, 2001

How Can I Focus On Abundance When I’m
Experiencing Lack?
We all know it’s easy to affirm abundance when your physical life is reflecting that – the
dollars are flowing, and/or loving connections with people abound. But what about when
bills are piling up and you’ve been struggling to get them paid and/or you’re feeling alone
and separate? Here are some suggestions.

1. Understand What Is Happening
The life you are living today is a product of the thoughts and beliefs you’ve focused on in the
past. On this physical plane there is a buffer of time between the summoning of creative
energy and the manifestation of it. So the way to break the cycle of lack is to keep pouring

attention into the other end of the spectrum: free flowing abundance. The more that you do
this the more you will feel The Law of Abundance and then, when you experience it, you’ll
begin to trust it.

If you were steering a large barge and decided you wanted to
change directions, you’d begin turning the wheel. However, because
of the momentum of the barge’s movement and the sheer size of it,
the boat wouldn’t immediately shift direction. You’d need to keep
turning and turning that wheel. Eventually, the barge will turn.
Likewise, if you keep feeding attention to the direction you want to
go, your life will change.

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep
on walking.”
Buddhist Proverb

When apparent “setbacks” occur, understand that you are witnessing the result of an old
thought, nothing more. Keep feeding daily attention to any aspect of moving toward your
goal that lights you up with joy. Find the ways that work best for you to keep yourself
aligned with The Law of Abundance and do them daily.
What has worked for me in times of lack is to view this life as a game. Once you understand
the rules of the game, you can play – consciously and joyfully. The Law of Abundance and
the Law of Attraction are key rules for this game. Once you’ve investigated them and
understand them, you can consciously work with them and stop working against yourself.

2. Decide To Stop Feeding The State Of Lack
The act of deciding summons great power that can create miracles in your life. To decide
something creates a powerful alignment with that which you’ve chosen by deciding. It
evokes determination, direction and focus of purpose. It mobilizes energy.

“If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent
out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”
Mother Teresa

Once you’ve made your decision to align with wellbeing and The Law of Abundance, affirm it
daily to yourself, and especially while you’re still experiencing the effects of your previous
thinking. Decide to not give up on yourself, no matter what. Countless others have
connected with abundance – you can too! Once you align yourself with it, you just need to
keep your attention and actions focused in the direction you want to go.
What we feed with regular attention, grows and flourishes. What we withdraw attention
from dies. If you give an indoor plant regular attention by watering it and making sure it
gets sunlight and nutrients, it thrives. If you ignore that plant, however, it dies. This
dynamic holds true for anything we give attention to, and for anything we withdraw
attention from. What do you want to flourish and thrive in your life? On the other hand,
what do you want to stop feeding your life energy to?

3. Bridge The Gap Between Where You Are And Where You
Want To Be
If you contemplate something that you want that brings up a lot of fear, that means there is
a gap between your dreams and your beliefs. The amount of fear corresponds with how
wide the gap is. So instead of trying to leap from where you are to where you want to
be, build a bridge. Start out with a thought that you do believe to be true that is pointed in
the direction of where you want to be. See the previous link (build a bridge) for an example

of how you can create a bridge that is realistic and do-able for you, no matter what point
you start from.
This process feeds energy to the solution and withdraws it from the fear, creating what you
want and releasing any “brakes” you’ve put on yourself and The Law of Abundance.

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think
not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with
what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXIII

4. Purposeful Activity
I’ve found that during times when I’ve experienced events in my life that were a result of
previous negative thinking, beliefs or fears, it is very helpful to do some activity that is in
alignment with the direction of abundance I want to go in. It is important to pick something
that my Emotional Feedback Guide gives me positive feedback on doing, so that I know I’m
lined up with The Law of Abundance.
Here’s an example. Creating this website that you are now reading has been a dream of
mine for a long time. Thoughts of it always light me up with joy and light. As much as I’d
like to work on it daily, circumstances of my life seem to get in the way of that. During those
times, I like to still stay as connected to this project as I can. So I look for something I can
do that doesn’t feel overwhelming and that gives me a feeling of joy and excitement when I
think about it. On a particular day that might be taking a half hour to pick out some pictures
I’d like to use or writing up an outline for a new page.

Any action that you take that is in the direction of your goal will align you with The Law of
Abundance and the energy of the fulfillment of that goal, as long as you pick an action that
you are joyful about doing.

The Chinese Law Of Abundance Check
Here is a fun way to affirm the Law of Abundance: On the day of the new moon of each
month, take a blank check from your checkbook.

“The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Date it for that day, address it to yourself, and put in an amount that you’d like to receive,
then sign it “Law of Abundance.” Put the check in your purse, wallet or pocket. Keep it with
you. Take it out often and look at it and feel how it feels to receive the amount from The
Law of Abundance.
In one account of this exercise, I learned that this is a 2000-year-old ancient Chinese
tradition to guarantee prosperity in the new year. This version says to do it before the first
new moon of the New Year. Date it with the current date, make it out to yourself, but leave
the amount box and line blank. On the memo line write “paid in full,” and sign the check
“Law of Abundance.” Then keep the check in your purse or wallet at all times.
Try this in whatever way lights you up the most. I do it the first way and I love how it feels
whenever I look at my check!

How Much Bliss Can You Stand?

In practicing what I’ve shared on this webpage, my experience is that it isn’t a question of
how much abundance can you receive, it is actually how much can you stand!

There have been times when I’ve opened up to Divine Energy and
there was an incredible bliss associated with it. It felt so good and
my whole being was so enlivened with joy and love that it felt like
my circuits were being blown and it was uncomfortable in a
wonderfully ecstatic kind of way. In those times it is very clear to me
that the abundance of Source is indeed unlimited. It is only that we
are not used to being so aware of Its awesomeness. There is a
sense that we’ll be completely annihilated in the light and love.
What I've discovered is that the only thing that gets annihilated is
suffering!

The Law of Abundance is actually an aspect of our own Source, the Divine Truth of who we
ARE. The more that we open to it and let it have it’s way with us, the more love, light, joy
and abundance of all good things we experience.

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