Just thought I would share this wonderful affirmation and also some information about tapping into the power of gratitude. This has helped me personally to shift my attitude about money and allowed me to recognize the abundance that already exists in my life, leading me to a happier, more fulfilling life.
There seems to be a collective focus on money these days, more specifically on how not having money is causing problems and unhappiness. What if we could think about money in a new way. What if there was a way to find happiness other than money? What if money is a physical expression of the love inherent in every one of us. Try this: Read and repeat out loud the affirmation below daily, or as often as you need to.
Money Is Love
I take this time to open myself and my life to abundance.
The abundance that flows freely through this honorable universe.
The abundance that is for the many, not just the few.
Money is part of everything, as I am part of everything.
Money is unlimited flowing to me, in every possible way.
I can easily, joyously shift my attitudes toward money.
I can experience money as energy that can be transformed into love,
so that each dollar I send out into the world flows from me on a current of love and light.
Each dollar I send out into the world can touch another person with love.
My heart and my mind have been opened to the truth that Money is Love.
For this and all the abundance in my life each and every day, I am deeply appreciative.
Okay, maybe affirmations and talking about “money as energy” just doesn’t work for you. How about a keeping a gratitude journal? This is another incredibly powerful tool for shifting your attention and awareness to that of abundance.
Here’s how to do it: When you first wake up in the morning, make a list of those things in your life that you appreciate. Write down evidence of abundance in your life. You will notice, when you begin the exercise, your list may only be 5 items long. Before you know it, you will be making gratitude lists of 20-50 things or more every day as your awareness shifts to that which you appreciate. It’s a great way to begin your day and I can honestly say that it has helped me tremendously, as someone who has suffered from depression, to shift my mood naturally. The better the mood, the more the inspiration and motivation flows.
It is easy to get caught up in what you don’t have and thinking about what you want based on what you don’t have. What about those things that you do have — those things you have worked hard for and have already accomplished. Do you not want those things? When you are able to notice what you have as being something that you want, it becomes a easier to find ways to improve your situation, for example your financial situation. This is in part because you are now open to the possibilities of things being different than they are and you recognize that you have been able to make things happen positively in the past, so why not now? In other words, you stop focusing on the problem and start looking towards a solution.
Here is some more help …
There are many other resources for online gratitude journals. However, some people find it easier to type their journal using a word processing program on their computer. I recommend keeping it simple and do-able. The process can be as basic as a pencil and a scrap piece of paper.
I will leave you with one last little bit of inspiration. One of my favorite quotes of all time:
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
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