Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
Abundance in life, and in economics, is incorporating into your daily life the premise that there are more than enough resources for everyone.
Let’s start with the mind-set of abundance. What does “abundance” mean to you? I’m talking about abundance in all aspects of your life - personal, professional, spiritual and financial. If you sat down with a piece of paper, what would you write about the abundance you’re experiencing today? In fact, why don’t you do that and then come back and finish reading this article.
The mind-set of abundance is about believing, without an ounce of doubt, that you are truly worthy and deserving of health, happiness/love and unlimited prosperity. Abundance is about allowing “wealth” into all aspects of your life.
Let’s explore how an abundant mind-set begins. Your mind is a tremendously powerful “machine.” To understand the awesome power of the mind, we need to appreciate and understand how the mind works.
The human mind is composed of two levels: consciousness and unconsciousness. Both work together to create and mold our thoughts, actions and personality. Understanding and appreciating the unique function and characteristic of each “part” of the mind is vital to understanding how and why you’re allowing (or not allowing) prosperity, abundance and wealth into your life.
Understanding the “workings” of your mind means understanding how you function on both an unconscious and conscious level. When you allow it to, your mind will be a tireless and powerful success and wealth-building ally.
Here’s the difference between the conscious and unconscious parts of your mind:
The conscious part of your mind is the awareness you have of the world and your personal role in it.
~ The function of the conscious mind is to analyze and rationally tie everything together.
~ It’s the tangible link between thought, reality and the action you decide to take.
~ Your opinions, likes and dislikes, judgments, prejudices and realities are filtered through the analytical conscious mind.
The unconscious part of your mind controls at least ninety percent of mental activity.
~ Your unconscious mind is a never-ending source for thoughts and memories.
~ Reality is stored and preserved in the “all-remembering” unconscious mind.
~ Your negative and positive thoughts, feelings, memories, emotions and reactions, bodily functions, stress, illness and health, rational and irrational thinking, decision-making and creativity are found in the powerful unconscious mind.
You’re reading this article with the conscious part of your mind; you’re absorbing it with the unconscious part. Choosing to believe, disbelieve, use or discard this article is based upon the beliefs you have stored in your unconscious mind. These day-to-day beliefs are based on your thoughts, memories and experiences from childhood through to this very moment.
An abundant mind-set begins in the unconscious level of the mind, becomes part of your day-to-day consciousness and eventually works its way out into the various aspects of your life.
Let’s say that on the unconscious level you don’t believe the pie of prosperity is big enough for everyone to have a piece. You’re unconsciously coming from a place of lack.
Let me give you an example:
Are you afraid you’ll run out of money? If you are, then somewhere on the unconscious level your belief system is based on lack. This is called “poverty consciousness.”
Why is poverty consciousness so negative and financially limiting? Focusing on lack diverts your energy away from the positive aspects of prosperity. Focus on lack long enough and eventually your belief system about money, prosperity and abundance becomes filled negativity.
What can you do? Strive to focus your energy on the positives. Begin by analyzing your beliefs about the value you’re placing on your time, energy and money making abilities. You have within today, the ability and capabilities to be healthy, happy/loved and prosperous.
What one thing can you do today to increase your prosperity consciousness?
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