My mother always told me I should have been born rich. I remember telling her that I WAS born rich. I was born rich with opportunities! I've never had an attitude of lack or scarcity.
I grew up with a mother who worried about money, scrimped and saved, and never truly believed she was worthy of the best in life. She frequently repeated the following phrases:
1. That's too expensive.
2. I can't afford that.
3. We don't have enough money.
4. You shouldn't have spent so much.
5. I'm saving my pennies.
Yadda, yadda. You get the picture. My mother grew up during the depression. Maybe this contributed to her feeling of lack and scarcity. I'm not sure because when looking at family history photos they sure didn't look poor to me! There are people who have lots of money but still have a poor mentality!
My mother didn't believe she deserved expensive clothes. Once, I gave her a beautiful outfit (I didn't think it was expensive) but she returned it to me a month later with the tags still on. She said it was too expensive for her.
I hear people walking around saying things like, "I'm broke" or "I don't have any money" or "I can't afford that" I believe words, thoughts and beliefs are powerful and they create our reality if we repeat them often enough.
Yesterday, I walked around our home and felt extremely content and happy.
I am richly blessed in all areas of my life. I have a heart full of gratitude. I don't hang onto things (resentment included). I tip generously and give to many organizations. I let go, and let god. I don't think in terms of lack.
I've always trusted in the infinite abundance of the universe and rarely get into fear about money. I said rare because I am human and occasionally, I do worry but it doesn't last very long.
I love bunnies and have them all over the house to remind me how richly abundant I am! We all know how quickly bunnies multiply!
I'm anchored in my belief and trust in abundance.
My mantra has always been, "Fear and resentment block flow."
GRATITUDE EQUALS ABUNDANCE
All my life, god has provided me with wonderful opportunites to do the things I love! I've never made mega bucks but I've always felt richly blessed.
The supply always appears "just in time" It sort of feels like a warehouse where when I need it, it's there! Every time I've been laid off, a job would appear "just in time." I've had countless windfalls during my lifetime.
We recently went on a camping trip that cost $400.00 with gas, food, and all the other extras. We took the money out of the bank for the trip. When we arrived home, there was a check in the mail for our $450.00 state income tax return.
This happens to me all the time and I trust it!
My dream was to create a beautifully decorated, safe and serene home. I envisioned a covered and cozy porch, a beautiful garden with meandering paths and a white picket fence.
I always wanted to live in the country near a quaint little town. I got the next best thing, woods that back-up to our house for miles, with the country a short 10 minute drive away!
My dream has always been to go to Alaska. I booked our cruise for next summer. God willing, we're going with quite a few of our friends!
If the windfall doesn't arrive (which I expect it will) I'll take some money out of my 401K for the trip of a lifetime. After all, have you ever seen a Brinks truck follow a hearse to a funeral? We can't take it with us, and I didn't work all my life to not enjoy the fruits of my labor.
I've never felt deprived and I'm always happy for someone else's good and prosperity.
Prosperity and abundance is a state of mind.
I'm not advocating spending wildly or going into debt. I'm simply sharing my belief in abundance.
Do you think in terms of lack and save every penny or do you believe and trust in abundance in all areas of your life? I'd love to hear your thoughts.