I asked Spirit what topic to address for the weekend, and the word that came through was abundance. So I asked, "what can I say, that has not been addressed?" I was a little resistant to say the least! Spirit said, talk about the association with abundance and Karma. So here goes...
Abundance is tied into your personal karma. Karma, simply translated, means "to act." Karma is often misused in conversation or in spiritual understanding. Science states it best: "For every reaction there is an opposite and equal reaction." (Newton's Third Law) Whatever you are setting into motion, will continue with that energy.
Let's explore this further: If you are financially responsible, pay your bills on time, you will build good credit. You are building good credit Karma. When you apply for that new car loan, you are approved, for you have been working and building towards that result.
If you are thoughtful and caring, you will receive that in kind. Being kind does not mean that you are a doormat, or that people can jump healthy boundaries with you, but that you give what you can. That can be of your time and energy or in cash donation, or even donating items that are needed.
You are the one that ensures your abundance, through every action, thought, and feeling. Spirit is not saying that you need to micromanage yourself, but you do need to review periodically to see whether or not some of the major roadblocks to abundance are present in your life:
*Beligerence: There is a time to stand your ground and a time to admit that you are doing something out of stubborness and false pride. If you know that if your procrastinate on filing your taxes on time will lead to a penalty, and you have had ample time to get them done, and you are late, not even getting the extension filed, it should be no surprise that you receive the penalty notice from the government. If you are upset with your friend, and they have apologized sincerely, yet you are hanging onto the grudge because "they did not say it the way you wanted to hear it," you can expect your reputation as a loving friend to decline. Beligerence absolutely blocks your abundance!
*Impatience: If you are impatient with others, and demand that they are on your time, or meet your agenda, this is a huge block to your abundance. For when the time comes when you need love and understanding with your boss, family, or friends, don't be too shocked if you are met with "that is no excuse" attitude.
*Reciprocity: If you receive love, please pay if forward! A friend of mine and I are pen pals. Now, she lives London, and I live in the United States. So it costs a bit more for us to correspond! The anticipation of opening that letter makes us both happy! She and I are both writers and appreciate a good, old fashined missive, hand written with our fountain pens. (Yes I do have a fountain pen collection that I use!) If I were to not return the favor and write back, I would find that the letters stopped coming my direction.
*Diligence: Working hard towards a goal, even when it is not validated by others, is one of the characterisitics of successful people. If you lack diligence, and easily lose sight of your dreams and goals, you will not receive the abundance from the fruits of your labor. This leads us to our next point...
*The need for immediate gratification: If you are expecting and immediate result, rather than have patience and wait for the Divine to manifest it in the right way for your life, you may feel bitter and disappointed. Spirit says, "please set aside your need for immediate gratification! The mightly oak did not grow to be that way overnight, it took time." Patience will yield greater results than you can know! Do you appreciate the fast food hamburger, or the one made by your Dad with his secret recipe that has to marinate overnight more? As for myself, I choose Dad's burger, for he knows that patience makes good barbecue!
*A sense of entitlement: This is one of the biggest blocks to abundance. "I DESERVE this promotion, why did she get it instead of me? My resume is just as well rounded as hers!" Wow! When I owned my own Therapeutic Massage Clinic, I would interview people that wanted to come in and rent space from me or work for me. Often times, they looked GREAT on paper, but when I met them? No thank you. It is not enough to look good but to be able to consistently be your best. While I perused some very impressive resumes, when I would meet them, they came to the interview with a sense of entitlement, wanting to push their way being new to the clinic to the front of the line. Like everyone else there, there was an equal opportunity to get scheduling preferences, based on reviews, client feedback, reliablility, and the amount of time they had worked for or with me. As a parent, one of my most observed hot button issues with the way kids are being raised is with this sense of entitlement. You have to earn your life, it will not be casually handed over to you.
*Poor Mental Hygiene: Only you can curse yourself! You do this each day with negative selt-talk. Self deprication does not lead to abundance, but to being overlooked and having abundance bypass your life. It is much better to do a 180 and see the wisdom that you have gleaned, and have a new way of approaching different life's scenarios.
*Jealousy: This is one surefire way to block your abundance, both in romance, personal, and career. This green eyed monster commonly appears when you do not get what you want, or when you are not getting as much attention as you see other people receiving. Set jealousy aside and the abundance will flow much more readily into your life!
*Selfishness: There is a big difference between being selfish and taking care of yourself. Yes, you are responsible for your needs, but do be generous where you can. The other day, I purchased a pair of sandals where I could get a second pair for free. I called my girlfriend, who was in need of a new pair, and asked her size and I am giving them to her as a gift. She has selflessly shared with me many times over the years, and I love being able to selflessly offer gifts to her. Do so because you genuinely want to show your love and support for another, this opens the doors wide to abundance in your life.
*Drama: This will lead to a severe lack of abundance in your life. Disengage from gossip or drama that is just for the sake of drama. Someone is trying to be the center of attention negatively, for attention is attention whether it is negative or positive. Be wise about having friends that are about peace, harmony, understanding, holding the hightest ethics and values, and walk away from the drama queens/kings.
*Poor Friendship Choices: Make sure that your friends hold the highest values possible when it comes to living an ethical life, for you will be associated with this vibration, and abundance will flow towards you. Having friends that will do anything to get ahead? This will be a barrier to your abundance, for the gifts that do flow into your life, will be pulled away from you by friends who want what you have and are determined to get it. Whom would you rather be associated with? (Spirit asks)
*Living Fearfully: You cannot live joyfully and fearfully simultaneously. Joy brings abundance (for it is Gratitude's sibling!) and fear is a major block to abundant living.
Having looked at what blocks abundance, there is one consistent principle that attracts abundance in waves:
Be grateful for what you do have!
Wake up each day offering gratitude...
Be willing to put your best foot forward
And work towards your dreams hopes and goals ethically...
Make each day a personal success,
Even if you hit a few bumps along the way...
Say "Thank you for the opportunity for growth today,
I am blessed to be a Divine Child
And with Gratitude,
See my Divine brothers and sisters as gifts of the Spirit."
Gratitude, Dear Ones.
BE Gratitude. LIVE Gratitude. EMBODY Gratitude. Then abundance begins to manifest in your life in ways better than you can foresee or imagine.
I love you, I believe in you, and I am grateful for having you in my life!
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In Divine Gratitude and Abundance,