by Bernice Ross, Ph.D., MCC and
Byron Van Arsdale, MCC
Owners, Teleclass4U.com, LLC and RealEstateCoach.com
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Most of us have given lots of thought to what's missing in our lives. Rather than focusing
on scarcity, however, have you ever thought about you can consciously create abundance in
your life? The process is surprisingly simple.
Step 1: "Create Space". Clean your closet, clean out your files, stop spending time with
people who drain you of your time and energy. An old Chinese proverb says, "You cannot
fill a cup that is already full." Before something new and better can come into your
life, you must first get rid of the old stuff that is blocking it. For example, there's
no room for a shiny new car when there's an old, beat-up junker in the garage. Getting
rid of the "junker" creates the space for your "new car" to appear.
Step 2: Be clear about what you want to attract and how you would like it to appear.
One of my friends desperately needed money and she prayed for it to appear. It did
when she had a car accident and was seriously injured. Nature abhors a vacuumbe
clear on what you want to fill it.
Step 3: "Give back". No matter how "scarce" things seem, each of us has things that we
don't need or use. Whether it is old clothing, household items, etc. ask yourself, "Is
there someone who needs this more than I do?" If so, give it away. If you truly have
nothing to give away, read to a sick child, give someone who cannot drive a ride, or
visit a shut-in. For me, the old adage "you get what you give" is true. What I have
given away has always been returned to me "with interest".
Step 4: Take time each day to be grateful for the abundance that already exists in
your life. Even if you have an "abundance" of unpaid bills, remember your creditors
had an abundance of faith you would pay them back. We often take our good health,
homes, families, and much more for granted. Try keeping a gratitude journal where
you acknowledge at least five things per day for which you are grateful.
Step 5: Take a penny and clinch it tightly in your fist. Is there anyway for more
money to come into your tightly fisted hand? In contrast, if your palm is open,
there is plenty room for the penny plus a handful of $100 bills. Quite simply,
making space, giving back, being grateful, and "opening your hand" are the keys
for creating abundance in your life.
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