When you look into your future and imagine the prosperous and abundant life of your dreams, what do you see?
Perhaps it’s wealth and financial freedom, a beautiful home and time for travel, a healthy and loving family and community, and meaningful work that fulfills you. When we think about the life and the future we desire, there’s a tendency to focus on these types of external and material things.
What many don’t realize is that what they truly want isn’t the thing itself, it’s the experience of having that thing they believe would give them.
The meaning of abundance is as unique to each individual as our soul’s path because true abundance means living and experiencing the things our soul most desires, within the blueprint of the life we have been given.
When you ask yourself, “What does abundance mean to me?” I want to invite you to look deeper than just the accomplishments, success, or material things that you think would make you feel abundant.
Instead, can you ask yourself things like what you want to feel in your life, who you want to serve, and what experience you want to have…
The answers to these questions will begin to lead you toward your unique definition of abundance. And only with this deeper clarity can you begin to manifest the full and meaningful life your heart craves.
In this Ultimate Guide to Manifesting Abundance, you will find:
Our society may have led you to believe that abundance means having limitless finances, beautiful possessions, or anything else you can attain that is outside of the self. In reality though, abundance begins on the inside and it looks different for everyone.
Some people achieve all of the success and financial means they could ever want, and yet their lives still feel empty. You can force your way into being successful, but will the success you achieve this way feel the way you wanted it to feel?
On the other hand, some people have very little in terms of material possessions and accolades, and yet their hearts are full and they live a life of joy and gratitude. I myself experienced this when I was recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and had almost nothing to my name. And yet, for the first time in my life, I was consciously connecting to Spirit and I felt like the most abundant person in the world.
In order to manifest true abundance and prosperity, we have to reconsider our definitions of those words. We have to begin to consider that spiritual abundance – the felt experience of the life we desire – is the only true path to a fulfilling life.
When you begin to shift your definition of abundance and prosperity, you’ll see that underneath each and everything you want is a deeper kind of desire. An inspired desire for the experience you want to have in your life.
This desire might stem from your passion or purpose, a drive to help and serve the highest good of others, or some other aspect of your unique makeup. When you begin to claim your inspired desires for these deeper feelings and experiences and find ways to feel them regardless of your outer circumstances, this is spiritual abundance.
This doesn’t mean you should be afraid to choose a material thing that you think will help give you the experience you desire, but you have to look deeper too. You have to ask yourself WHY you want that thing. What will you feel or experience when you have it?
Then, you have to begin to find ways to feel and experience those feelings before the external thing arrives. You have to find evidence in your outer world that it’s already true.
We live in an abundant Universe, and when you begin consciously connecting with your higher power and affirming the abundance that is already all around you, you’ll experience spiritual abundance.
If you don’t feel clear on the experience you want to have in this life or what you want to manifest from this deeper perspective, try asking yourself this question: Who am I here to serve and why?
You may not know the answer on an intellectual level, but chances are you have an innate inner feeling for the answer.
When we shift our perspective of abundance to living a life that is aligned with our greater purpose, we can create lives of deep fulfillment. All of the external prosperity and abundance you desire can come as a result of you orienting your life toward this answer.
The prosperity that comes as a natural result of living your life for the highest good of all is compassionate prosperity.
In the past, the conversation around manifestation has been very transactional. The message we’ve often heard is that if we want something badly enough and focus our thoughts and attention on it, the Universe will deliver. But the Universe isn’t transactional.
We have to acknowledge that each of us is coming from our own unique set of life circumstances, and may not have the same access to manifest the same material things.
The new way of viewing manifestation is more relational and transformational than transactional. We understand that we live in an abundant Universe and we work together with the Divine to create the experiences we want in our lives, within our sphere of availability that can change.
We can say we co-create reality within two pillars of truth:
We have free will and when we begin to consciously connect and relate with our Higher Power, we can create the experiences we desire and create a life we love.
As human beings, we tend to get attached to the specific form of our desire, because we think only that exact thing will give us the experience we’re craving. But in our transformational Universe, we have to learn to exercise the state of being we think the thing is going to give us, and then trust that Spirit will deliver it to us in exactly the form we need – even if it’s not what we imagined.
We have to be willing to surrender the specifics of the results to the Divine. Sometimes Spirit’s plans are even better than what we could have come up with ourselves!
The Universe responds to the thoughts you think, the words you say, and the actions you take – which is why doing the inner work of feeling the abundance you want to attract before it shows up in physical form is so important.
We have to begin rehearsing the psychological, emotional, and spiritual experiences we want to have. This requires you to begin living your life in the “eye of the storm,” not letting every little event or aspect of your external world throw you off center and take you out of the experience you want to have.
This doesn’t mean you should bypass the difficult things when they come up, it simply means you need to cultivate your toolbox to keep you centered and grounded as you meet life on life’s terms.
There are lots of wonderful spiritual tools you can use to get clear on your vision and your intention, and to begin taking inspired action to manifest the abundant life you dream of. By using tools like creating vision boards, meditating, saying affirmations, or using Oracle Cards, you can begin to attract more of the prosperity you desire by feeling it in your daily life before it shows up in physical form.
When you create the sacred vision for your abundant life, you set an intention for what you want to create. An intention is about you claiming the success of having that experience in advance.
When you set a goal, you put your attention on moving toward achieving it, which implies something that is not there now but is really down the road. When you set an intention, on the other hand, you decide to claim and experience this as your reality now.
A great way to begin feeling and embodying the abundance you want to attract is through gratitude!
When you begin focusing your attention on the beauty, prosperity, love, and gifts that are already present in your life, you send the message to Spirit that this is what you want to experience more of.
If you want to learn more about having a mindset of abundance, check out my blog on this exact topic.
Anything is possible when you connect yourself to your Higher Power.
n abundant life is available to all of us when we learn to form a conscious relationship with our Higher Power. You can call this God, Spirit, Source, the Universe, or whatever you like. The important thing to remember is that this Higher Power is always present in your life – sending you guidance on your path to your highest good.
When you begin to invest in your spiritual transformation, you can learn to collaborate or co-create with your Higher Power. This looks like you paying attention to the signs and guidance you receive from life, and then taking the inspired actions to bring your dreams into reality.
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