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Are you Limiting your own Abundance?

December 11 2017  •  Well-Being, Mindfulness


Surrounding the holidays, there is a lot of inspiring talk about gifting and gratitude. You’re surrounded by images online, in magazines, and in-stores of what’s “required” for a festive celebration, a cozy home, or a perfectly-wrapped present.

The quality of your experience during the holiday season can quickly feel measured by what is or is not physically available to you - finances, friendships, family, etc. But the truth is that the moment you start limiting your abundance to what you’re physically surrounded by (at anytime of year) is the moment you sell yourself short.

What if there is abundance to be found in *every area of your life*, but you’re just not allowing yourself to truly see it? 

Let's shift your abundance mindset. When you think about abundance, do you also think of material items or does quality of life come to mind?

I used to define abundance as having it all. Money being the primary subject.

I grew up thinking that money determined how prosperous you were.

I don’t have a childhood story about struggle and sacrifice. Those concepts were never in my life picture until I was exposed to how others live. And when I was exposed, it came as a shock to me. I realized I was in a bubble - a sheltered little corner of the world that most people would consider Paradise.

It was my trip to Saint Lucia 3 years ago that revealed to me that money does not define happiness and prosperity. I'll never forget that trip. It was a beautiful, eye-opening experience and I felt so free. After a week of meeting locals, taking mud baths in the sulphur springs, and snorkeling off the reefs, it was time to go home.

Our taxi driver picked us up for our 2 hour trip to the airport. He showed us the parts of the island we never even thought to visit, telling us about his simple life (he's never left the island) and how happy he is. He had a form of transportation and shelter and in his mind, that was all he needed. He told us stories about his island, often breaking out in contagious laughter. I was in awe of his positive outlook on life. Part of me wondered how he could be happy with so little.

That moment has stuck with me. Since then I have researched abundance, success and prosperity. They are all similar but all personally defined by one thing...money. The more I learn about these concepts, the more I understand that your abundance mindset stems from childhood. You do not need a lot to be happy but you do need the basics...

There are five areas of your life (let's call them the fundamentals) Physical, Financial, Relational, Spiritual, and Emotional. When you think about each one, can you honestly say that you are fulfilled in each? If not, which one is lacking? Or are there multiple areas that need some love?

Here are some questions for you that touch on each fundamental...

Do you have more than enough time to do the things you love and are passionate about?

  1. Are you healthy? Physically? Mentally? Emotionally?

  2. Are you surrounded by loving, supportive and understanding relationships?

  3. How is your relationship with self?

  4. Are you passionate about the work you do?

  5. How are you staying connected with your higher power (ie. god, jesus, spirit, the universe, buddha, mother earth)?

"But Drew...can you really have fulfillment in all areas of your life?"

HELL YES! It's not only possible but you were actually meant to live in harmony.

The only reason for anything less than fulfillment in each area of your life might be because of your own limited beliefs. What you think you deserve, you will allow into your life - however much or little that might be.

Making conscious choices to pursue balance in each area of life will only come after you decide to develop and discover self-awareness.

So tell me - where are you lacking fulfillment and abundance?! What do you think you deserve?

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