Our physical world is skewed towards the negative and the concept of lack. We have been conditioned to think in terms of “not enough”. The ego mind believes there will never be enough and this concept of lack can invade every area of our life. How often have you thought:
• I don’t have enough time
• I don’t have enough money
• I don’t have enough things
• He or she doesn’t understand me enough
• He doesn’t love me enough
• No matter how much I do, it’s never enough
• I’m not pretty enough, rich enough, successful enough, slim enough, fit enough.
Every time we think and say anything like this, it’s an affirmation, reinforcing in our subconscious mind the very belief that creates our lack!
The ego mind is conditioned to focus on lack and fear. If we are going to change our old conditioning it takes effort. It takes awareness to notice when we are going into thoughts of lack, because these thoughts are our “second nature”. They can feel real but they’re only thoughts. When we are “fused to” these thoughts, as opposed to “aware of” these thoughts, they create a prism through which we see the world, and lack becomes our reality. Whatever we believe, we create!
Believing there is not enough and there may not be enough in the future creates constant anxiety – not trusting that it’s all going to be ok. But the truth is that there is always enough of everything if we choose to begin believing it.
We CANNOT create abundance if our vibration is “lack”. In the Bible, Matthew says:
“For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance. And from the one who has not, even that will be taken away.”
Beliefs and thoughts create feelings. If we FEEL abundant, we create abundance. If we FEEL poor, we remain poor.
There’s a lot of books out there about creating abundance, but many of us want to go from “lack” to creating the “Big Dream” and wonder why this is not working out. It’s not working out because we are missing an important in-between step, and that step is learning to be in the vibration of “enough”.
How do we do this? We can start by saying “I already have enough and I am so grateful”. The vibration of “enough” is a very peaceful place to be. Once you get there, you may not want to go any further, because you will feel a sense of inner peace, harmony and balance. The vibration of “enough” is a feeling, like all vibrations. When you’re in it, you feel whole and complete. You no longer feel anxious. Here are a few simple steps to get you into the vibration of enough:
1.When you wake up in the morning, say to yourself “I choose to see everything that happens today and everything I receive today and everything I do today as enough. The time I have today is enough.” Ask that your day flows with grace and with ease, and then surrender your day to the Universe, knowing that WHATEVER HAPPENS is in your highest good, and it’s all enough – even the challenges.
2.Practise gratitude on a daily basis, preferably in the morning so that the vibration stays with you all day. This is a very powerful way of getting out of lack. The more you appreciate about your life, the more you’ll be sent to appreciate. You’ve got to FEEL gratitude, not just say it.
3.Whatever you feel is missing in your life, you must find, in however small a portion it exists in your life right now (and there will be at least a small portion) to give thanks for. For example, if you want more love in your life, give thanks for whoever does give you love right now. If you want more money, give thanks for whatever you have right now.
4.Create awareness. Set the alarm on your phone to go off a few times a day – perhaps three times. At the moment the alarm goes off, check in with yourself. “Am I in the vibration of lack or the vibration of enough?” Then remind yourself that whatever is happening or being created in that moment is enough.
5.Read my book “A Shift to Bliss” – Chapter 3 “There is Not Enough” where we explore the concept of lack Vs. the concept of abundance in more depth.