A comment on my post on the Abundance Challenge brought up a good question – one that I think would be a great topic for comment. Hope to hear from you.
Questions: “How do you keep doubt away when your finances are in an upheaval …how can I attract not lack but abundance?” (in that struggle and mind frame – I’m adding)
My Response: I hear you! I wish I knew the answers but since I don’t, all I can add, relative to my own experience,
- Every day, I set time aside to listen to inspiring books or music (usually during my walk), read (usually during my bath or at bedtime) and repeat in my head and sometimes aloud, my intentions.
- Having a truly grateful heart for what I do have and trying to focus on that helps to eventually get me thru to my answers – and accept what is right now so that I can move forward. “They” say that what we focus on grows. And I believe that.
- Looking for the lesson in my situation and trying to learn from it helps. My lessons are usually not what they look like – outer, but always about the inner me – my thoughts and therefore my behaviors that influence my feelings about my situation. My situation is whatever it is right now. My emotions that I attach to my situation cause my turmoil – or not. Sometimes it requires me to be very still and listen. And again be grateful.
I’ve written in the past about lessons that I learned from drastic and very traumatic financial loss and adjustments in my post-successful-career life that required, in retrospect, pretty minor shifts in my thinking (not easy – just minor) that initiated major changes in me and therefore my life. Meaningful changes – for the better. Way better. Everyone’s lessons are different but it seems to me that some of the same principles seem to apply. We seem to have to go thru discomfort to get motivated to pay attention to our lesson? I don’t know….