I was being asked this question by a reader who emailed in: why do all the spiritual gurus and experts say that we are abundant when the evidence in our current financial situation appears to be pointing otherwise? The reader has been feeling utterly confused. She finds it hard to believe that she can become financially wealthy from working in a paid-by-the-hour job.
Well, the answer to the reader’s question is this: there is every opportunity to increase financial abundance. Opportunities are available because ideas are abundant. And it is possible for anyone to can tune into them. Yet, we have not been able to recognize ideas because we have little clarity. Our minds are clouded because we have bought into certain misbeliefs and at the same, we are being obscured by emotional clutter.
Our inner state of consciousness influences our outer experiences of abundance. Hence, if we are hoping to improve our outer experiences of abundance, we need to start from within. Not many of realize this. We spend much of our lives trying to rearrange the external components of our lives. We try to seek for solutions outside of ourselves rather than look inwards. When we do so, we put ourselves into a state of struggle.
It’s funny that we would attempt to solve problems not at the level that they were created. A few days ago, someone told me that investigating into root triggers is not important to solving issues at hand. I beg to differ. We investigate into root causes not for the purposes of dwelling into the past; but for the purpose of dissipating the negative energies that we hold on to regarding the past. We need to build awareness of where our blocks are. Only when we let them go, can there be space for us to align into the new. And suddenly, we start to enjoy the benefits of having the light of awareness.
“Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there. A new idea is a light that illuminates presences which simply had no form before the light fell on them.”
– Susan Langer
The pains and struggles that we experience externally are merely projections of the chaos and conflicts that we have internally. To align with financial abundance consciousness is to undertake necessary internal shifts. We hope to be aligned with the capacity to “fullness” in order to attract more “fullness”, by virtue of law of attraction. To make an internal alignment, four steps are outlined below:
1. Bust the myths. Many of us have bought into a number of myths. Unfortunately, mostly, we have not been consciously aware that this is the case. For instance, one common myth is that it is just “too difficult” or “takes too much effort” to become financially successful.
Without an intent to make an internal shift, it would be difficult to change the beliefs that are already hardwired in us. Over time, we have also accumulated a set of personal experiences that validated these beliefs. In the meantime, science has proven that this much is true: our minds draw evidence to support the hypothesis that it is already having.
So, what if the beliefs that we hold on have been false in the first place? Then, aren’t we collecting evidences to support false beliefs? Can you see how dangerous this can be? Holding on to the wrong set of beliefs can potentially set us up for having less-than-satisfactory lives.
To dispel myths, we need to begin by asking better and more probing questions. We need to examine the beliefs and thoughts we hold. Let’s go back to the same belief on that it is just “too difficult” or “takes too much effort” to become successful. Ask yourself on what basis do you say that things are “difficult” or what happens if financial success comes from doing work that you love? Will it be “too much effort” or would work feel more like play?
2. Be on the lookout for ideas. What is to know is this: every flourishing of prosperity starts with a single idea.Those who have understood the rules of the game know that money is just an idea. In the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” Robert Kiyosaki says, “It’s what is in your head that determines what is in your hands.”
All self-made people have had humble beginnings before becoming truly wealthy. They started with a single idea and transform it into something big. They were dreamers, open to the use of their imagination. Some ideas that have made millions of dollars are really simple ones to begin with.
Alchemy is about having the ability to make gold from your ideas. The following is what I have written in my book, Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold, about the abundance alchemist…
“Operating from abundance consciousness, the alchemist understands that ideas are readily available. Hence, it does not mean that he cannot become rich just because someone else has already done so. Neither does it mean that should he become rich, he is depriving someone else of an opportunity to.
There are plenty of ideas that he or anyone else can tap into. His task is simply to spot the one that is best aligned with who he is. Even if times are tough, he has a positive mindset. Recessions are wonderful opportunities to start doing something new. Investments are much cheaper to make, for one thing.”
3. Release emotional clutter. Most people fail to recognize opportunities because they are seized by their negative emotions. They are unable to sniff out the opportunity right under their noses. Their emotional clutter prevents them from having clarity. They find themselves battling their fears, worries and insecurities mostly.
However, what is known is that when one can learn how to recognize opportunity, one will be able to do so for the rest of his life. Such a person is able to see what others have missed. Life becomes a constant stream of making gold out of the stream of opportunities. There is much truth in the adage, “The rich gets richer.” To learn more about doing emotional clearing work, click here.
“When riches begin to come, they come so quickly, in such great abundance, that one wonders where they have been hiding all those lean years.”
– by Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich
4. Awaken creative abilities. Many of us are in work that is not in alignment with our true heart’s desires. We have simply taken on the work that we do because it helps us pay our bills. In the process, we have largely neglected our creative side.
Keeping a lookout for ideas is not enough. Very importantly, we need to apply our creative abilities in turning an idea into something workable. Creativity is about being able to see a solution when no one else can. We are able to think out-of-the-box and create a marketplace around the product or service arising from the idea.
“He (The alchemist) turns his long held idea into a business, should the chance arise. Recession is a great time to sniff out bargains. He buys into panic and sells into greed on the stock market.” — Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold
Today’s post share excerpts from my book, Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold. Obviously, you need to have the right set of beliefs to align with abundance consciousness. Don’t buy into myths anymore. Consider purchasing my book. Take a peek inside my book on Amazon or download an instant copy rightaway.
P.S. This post completes the Abundance Alchemy Answers series of articles. They were written in response to reader questions. If you have missed out the previous 4 posts, here are the links again:
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