Please, please forgive me. My husband, Joel, shares Dad Jokes and I think I’ve gotten a little wrapped up:-)
I’ll be serious for a moment. As serious as I can be anyway.
Sometimes abundance shows up, and we don’t even recognize it.
How would we not recognize it?? Is that even possible??
It’s because we expect it to look a certain way.
We are unknowingly taught at a young age to make a connection between abundance and the obvious.
We hear our families talk about abundance and we hear about comparison; our classmates place meaning on the tangible; we are given gifts for our birthdays and rites of passages. The stuff is all around us.
Brand names, jewelry, luxury items, private jets, big houses, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” was actually a television show when I was young.
And because we are taught that the tangible is what is real (thus making the intangible false), our brain naturally makes these connections…
Then we grow up, and as we do, we grow a more spiritual maturity, and we enjoy abundance in many forms.
Here’s the trouble.
Still zapping along in our mind are the old connections between abundance and the measurable tangible.
Our mind is looking around for abundance and missing all the big and small ways it’s showing up because it’s not showing up in an obvious way.
This could be in our bank account, the size of our house, the presence of a romantic partner, and more.
If you are feeling an absence of something tangible, it may be hiding until you see all of the intangible.
It’s natural to have your attention pulled to that space where the thing you desire is not, like a missing puzzle piece.
When you focus on that missing piece, all of the other pieces get blurry and seem less important.
The funny thing about abundance is that you have to FEEL it to SEE it.
If your attention is on a missing puzzle piece, it’s time to make a shift.
It’s time to set your sights on all the ways that abundance is currently showing up all around you.
It’s ALL for you, including all of it showing up imperfectly.
Where is it showing up imperfectly?
You have loads of friends, but no romantic partner.
You have loads of knowledge and gifts, but only a few clients showing up.
You have a house, but maybe not the home of your dreams.
You have a lux car, but nowhere to go.
You have a lovely family, but there two members are fighting and making things uncomfortable.
These are simple examples. It’s natural to have this happen, we are humans, after all.
When we begin to notice and truly appreciate all the ways that abundance is showing up, more starts to come into view.
We must shift slightly to see it clearly.
What is it that you want in your life? What is the missing piece that you are focusing on?
Look around at all the other pieces.
Think of it like this, “I don’t have a lot of __________, but I have a lot of ___________. I really appreciate __________ because it makes me feel like ___________.”
And then shift slightly by taking removing the lack of ___________.
“I have a lot of ___________ and it makes me feel like ___________.”
Write it. Write it all. Every single day.
Write your gratitude. Build a physical record that you can go back to anytime you are focusing on the missing piece. It’ll help you see and welcome so much more.
The fun part about abundance is that once you feel it…you’ll attract so much more.
And you were made for that.