I updated this post in July 2019 for clarity and additional resources.
Do you ever get jealous of other people’s abundance? Do you wish you had someone else’s success?
There is a different way to understand abundance. True abundance is not about comparison or competition.
I want to help you see other people’s abundance as a reflection of your own abundance.
Rather than compare, attack and judge people who have something you want, it’s time to celebrate their successes. Honoring the greatness in others guides you to know the true meaning of abundance.
3 steps to true abundance
Watch the video below to learn what true abundance really is. You can also keep reading for a breakdown of the three steps I share.
Step 1: Remember that abundance breeds abundance
It’s far too often that we get caught up in the ego, our fear-based mind. That voice tells us that when we see abundance in others, it means that there’s not enough for us. Or if we see someone who has something we want, we think, “Oh, well, they have that so it means I can’t have that.”
As a result, we start to perceive abundance in others as lack in ourselves. This is quite the opposite of the true meaning of abundance.
From a spiritual perspective, abundance breeds abundance. When we see abundance around us, that is a reflection of the abundance that is within us and available to us. So our job is to become extremely conscious of how our fear-based ego mind wants to attack others, compare and judge.
We can really dig into others when we’re trying to perceive abundance as a reason to attack. Witness that. Get honest about it. And remember in those moments that abundance breeds abundance.
Step 2: Celebrate abundance in others
When we can be proud of our contemporaries, friends and family members for all that they have, that ignites that loving presence within us. It gets us back into the in zone. It makes us feels good about everything that is happening for them, and that raises our energy level.
When our energy level is raised, you know what happens? Our attracting power is amplified.
So rather than looking at others and saying, “I’m annoyed/jealous/pissed off that they have that and I don’t,” celebrate what they have, and know that your celebration is attracting abundance into your own life!
Step 3: Recognize others’ abundance as a sign that yours is coming
When you see abundance in another person, that is a sign that abundance is getting closer to you! When I was starting to write my first book, I kept meeting all these amazing bestselling authors. Rather than looking at them and saying, “They have success and abundance, so I can’t,” I saw them as gentle reminders that what they had was coming to me, too.
Shift your energy and your perception around people who have something that you want. See their abundance as a sign that what you want is coming to you. See it as a gentle reminder from the Universe that it is on the way.
The teachers Abraham-Hicks call these signs “driftwood.” They’re the subtle, smaller signs that indicate that what you want is close. Don’t bulldoze past the driftwood. Pay attention to all the beautiful signs the Universe gives you to remind you that everything you desire is on the way! Appreciate what is around you and you will attract what you want.
Amplify your inner abundance
These tips are all about amplifying your inner abundance. When we have that inner abundance flowing, everything we desire will flow to us naturally. Be conscious of how you may be judging and attacking others when they have things that you want. Stop comparing, stop judging, stop gossiping.
Celebrate the abundance of others. Honor people for all that they have. Be proud of them. Be thrilled for them. And know that that energy will only support you calling in the abundance you want!
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