Today’s article is about scarcity versus abundance. This is a topic that I think most entrepreneurs are aware of. We’re always reading books, joining/buying programs, listening to teleseminars, and all for the sake of raising our wealth consciousness and vibration/frequency.
To attract clients, opportunities and money into our lives.
I get it. I really do. I’ve been on that treadmill for quite some time, and I’ve made some progress, but not what I would like. And it’s likely that that is the experience a lot of you may have had. Not all of you, but probably a good portion.
But, something happened the other day that, frankly, happens on a daily basis in my home, that I have been blind to. As my awareness increases, things that I never noticed before suddenly begin to stand out and I take notice. Yes, LOL, it’s another lesson from my little babies, Lola and Sophie.
Here’s the scenario: Each day I give Lola and Sophie snacks, divided into their own individual portions of about 2-3 different snacks at one time to choose from. (Yes, they are spoiled. Sophie’s favorite song is, “I’m a Princess…..and you’re NOT”. Don’t go looking for this song on-line though, as I wrote it myself. Hmmm…maybe I should record it. You never know, it could be a hit!)
Back to our story.
However, in this instance, I realized something. As usual, Lola gobbled hers down pretty quickly and wanted more, which I gave her. Sophie, on the other hand, took her time, chewed thoroughly and then swallowed each bite before proceeding to the next. After eating what she wanted, which was about half of the portion I gave her, she walked away. I offered her more but she wasn’t interested. She was done.
Lola, however, ran over to the snacks Sophie hadn’t eaten and began to take pieces of snacks and hide them. She hid them in the sofa crevices, under the chair, in their cozy blanky, in their cushy house and wherever she could find a hidey hole. She was frantic trying to hide all the leftover snacks.
And that’s when it hit me.
Lola was operating from a scarcity mindset. She was anxiously trying to hoard food as if she was never going to eat again, even though that has never been the case. Sophie was operating from an abundance mindset. She took what she wanted and left the rest. She didn’t try to hoard food because she knew there was more where that came from. All she has to do is make her little groan/wuffle noise and tap my leg (yes, she taps my leg) and food appears. How could she be sure? Because that’s the way it’s always been.
Neither of them has ever starved. They are BOTH given the same food at the same time, but one believes there is not enough and the other believes there’s more than enough. When I saw this played out in front of me, I realized that all the programs and teleseminars and books I’ve consumed in my quest to change my mindset from one of scarcity to abundance may have been hindering my progress.
Perhaps, instead of taking in more and more information, I should emulate my puppy by taking action and living from a place of abundance rather than reading about it. How can we be abundant without the experience of it? And how can we experience without action? We cannot.
Now, I want you to hear me. I’m not saying run out and rack up credit card debt and say the Universe is abundant and then expect money to fall out of the sky. It doesn’t work that way, sadly.
What I am saying is follow your inner promptings which will lead you to experience abundance in its many forms. (I know you know what that means.) This will, in turn, raise your abundance threshold so that more and more abundance can show up for you.
So, what I decided to do was to STOP hoarding things (like my sweet Lola) and create space, an opening where abundance can come in (like my sweet Sophie) because I had no room for it to come in. You see, I believe by collecting (clutter) I was telling the Universe I had enough, there’s no room here, just walk on by.
To show my unmistakable intentions, I have been clearing out my stuff, and boy, do I have a lot of it, beginning with my shoes. With over 300 pairs of (mostly Italian) shoes, some I have never even worn, it’s time to show the Universe that I mean business. I’ve started by putting my shoes on auction on eBay. I’ll be sad to see them go, truly sad, but it’s time to clear out the stuff so that I can make way for new to come in. After all, clutter doesn’t just take up physical space in our homes, it also takes up mental space in our mind, preventing us from seeing what’s right in front of our eyes.
Next, I am putting away my books and recordings and programs and I’m going to go out and start creating more abundance by following my guidance and experiencing it, first hand, in whatever form it takes. I am stepping out in faith and taking action. And, if your guidance directs you to, I invite you to do the same.