It's safe to say that most of us want more abundance & joy in our lives. A simple way to do this is by creating rituals that support a constant stream of abundance. Creating abundance can easily apply to our relationships, where we live, & what we do. Simply, I want to start with money & how to build more abundance surrounding it. Money is a challenging thing to talk about in our society, but we all require & need it. More often than not, issues surrounding money absolutely affect our health & well-being. Our worries can cause stress, anxiety, insomnia, lower our immune system, & even lead to pain.
When it comes to money - or any aspect of your life where you want more - or a consistent flow of enough, two main things need to happen:
1.) Change your perspective. Why is this important? You may be familiar with the movie, "The Secret", which revolves around the idea of the "Law of Attraction". The unfortunate part of this movie is that it often leads people astray: they believe if they just change to positive thinking, they will attract exactly what they want. This is a pretty basic explanation of the Law of Attraction & I would challenge your perspective. If you think & dwell on the fact that you lack money, what you truly lack is FAITH. Faith can be interpreted however you choose to view it, but it does not have to be a religious term. Focus your thoughts on the fact that you truly believe to your core that you will always have enough money. That is faith. If you continue to feel blocked or get scared or negative when you think this way, sit quietly with your feelings, without judgement. Be curious about what's coming up, in the same way you would be curious towards a new or interesting person. If you continue to feel challenged with things that come up or you just feel stuck, then you are an excellent candidate for a treatment with me!
2.) Establish money rituals & engage in spiritual giving. Regardless of how much money you make or have, you can always find something to give or share. I would suggest finding an organization or individual you would like to donate to on a regular basis. Find something that really lights you up or that you feel like does admirable work. Schedule one day a week or month where you sit down & send this group or person money. Scheduling it will help establish this as a healthy habit & replace old habits. You can donate 50 cents or 50 dollars, the amount doesn't matter. When you donate the money, invite a warm feeling in yourself & express love to those you are donating to, & to yourself for working hard to earn the money & for sharing it charitably. This is no time to feel guilty or ashamed that you cannot afford more. When you send money with love, & appreciate yourself for doing so, you create MORE abundance for yourself. If you constantly perpetuate the belief that you do not have enough, hoard money, or give money with regret, fear or anxiety, you get MORE of those feelings back. What you think, you become. Know that you can use this idea also when you pay your bills. I realize it may seem ridiculous, but consider who's family you may be supporting when you pay your bills - & even if times are lean, pay your bills with the closely held belief that there's always more money where that money came from. Anytime you create a space, this creates a vacuum, & a vacuum must be filled! This is science folks!
Creating more abundance & less illness in our lives can be challenging. Know that I am always here to help! Here's to your health! - Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist at Bluegrass Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
About the Author:
Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist, currently practicing in the gorgeous, horse capital of the world: Lexington, Kentucky.