Abundance is intangible, spiritual and attracts energy. To
attract this type of energy you need to define it, for when
you name it, you can claim it. Your definition of abundance
is as personal as your DNA.
Abundance is the same feeling you have when all the
toothpaste is gone and you realize, with a sigh, that there is
a spare in the cabinet. Emotional abundance is having
reserves available when you need them -- a loving safety net
for you to pull from when need to balance.
Reserves also assist in maintaining a strong personal
foundation of who you are. Awareness and a place to keep
those reserves, even if they are only clearly defined in
your mind, are emotionally important. When committing those
reserves to memory, it helps to work through them in writing
and record them.
Since the definition of abundance is vast and personal, let
us focus on four areas of reserves for now -- peace, joy,
happiness and love -- to awaken awareness and build those
reserves for added support to your personal foundation.
Peace begins within the soul and is felt in the present
moment. Negative emotions still lingering from the past
hold you hostage and they need to be let go in order to have
abundance in the present.
Here is a simple and effective way to let go. Close your
eyes and allow any past negative energy to emerge into your
active memory. At the same time, visualize picking up a
small stone with your non-dominant hand and placing it
carefully in your dominant hand. Close that hand gently on
the stone. Take the built up energy and move it into the
stone. Feel it leaving your body. When that energy has
moved into the stone, open your eyes. Now throw the stone,
as if tossing it across a river, and begin repeating
something such as: "X, you are gone forever. Good
Repeat this mantra faster and faster over the next few days
until it is a quick thought and feeling that whooshes
through your body until itís emotional hold is gone.
Afterwards, write an affirmation statement such as: "I
am..." to replace it with positive energy. To enrich this
visualization, throw a real stone into water and place that
sound into memory.
Here is another technique that helps you switch from past to
present. Journal for 10 minutes. At the end of that time,
write a summary sentence, then rewrite it and begin to
change itís energy with statements such as: "I am no longer
a hostage of X. I am no longer allowing this to place my
life on hold. I am free and at peace with it once and for
all." Then shorten into an affirmation statement of ten or
less words. Keep repeating this affirmation either eye-to-
eye in front of a mirror or eye-to-eye with a friend until
there is no longer any emotion attached.
Joy and happiness have similar exhilaration powers. To name
your joys, reminisce through your past, especially those
moments when the world slowed down or there was a lot of
excitement in your heart. Was it the birth of a child, a
promotion or something from a vacation? Make a list about
those times and/or share them with others to extend the joy.
To change the energy on a current challenge, select a joyful experience,
then close your eyes and bring up a strong visualization and
emotion of that joy. Feel its warmth embrace you. Now
transfer that feeling, not its memory, but to that challenge.
The energy is now replaced and the challenge is no longer a
challenge and will be easy to complete.
Define your happiness by finishing the following sentence
with a list of 100 thoughts, feelings and experiences:
"Happiness for me is...." Repeat this exercise periodically
and keep stretching the list for even greater results. Some
of my favorites are: an adventure movie, American Indian
flute music, watching the tide come in, and playing in the
sand. Now, what are yours?
Love...aaah, it curls your toes and makes your heart sing.
Define the love you want to receive and the love you want to
give. Separate the two and write out your definitions of
each of these. What do you need to feel loved? What do
others in your life need to feel loved?
Having the right intention for your love is important. If
you give it away freely and don't expect it to come back, it
will return. When you expect it back it is owed or a trade
for something. Knowing what type of love you need sends the
right energy into the Universe and it will return.
Now, stand back. Itís time to smile. See how you have grown
with these exercises. See their meaning and feel their
warmth. Now you are sending out clear and definable signals
and the Universal Laws of Attraction and they will be sent back to