Our goal of living an abundant and happy life with all our needs met, creatively and financially, is why we work so hard every day. All too often we find ourselves still functioning in work mode long into the night, unable to switch off. This is the time when we should be relaxing and reviving our brain and body for the next day.
Working hard by staying late at the office can be necessary now and then, to complete a project that excites us. Achievement in our field will create more energy and improve productivity. If we aren’t careful though, work becomes a drain on our resources if we find ourselves putting in more and more hours at the computer, feeling trapped in details and never ending deadlines.
More work can create more stress and worry. According to best selling author, Richard Carlson PhD, anxiety can actually get in the way of a rewarding career and can decrease our earning capacity. Carlson says we need to worry less to attract more wealth. Meditation has been proven to relieve stress as well as positively affect every other aspect of our lives, including our level of affluence.
Abundance, or lack thereof, is connected to feelings inside of us. These feelings come from our past experiences. Negative experiences as a child can create a scarcity mindset. If we overheard our parents fighting over money, we may relate to acquiring affluence with instability and fear. A chaotic family life where there was never enough money but plenty of drama around the subject can create deep patterns of resistance such as: blaming others for lack, overspending to fill a void, or hanging on too tight for fear of running out of it.
There are many who are mentally unable to free themselves from the burden of guilt they feel if they ignore the class structure that confined their parents. Making over a certain amount can actually cause shame and feelings of unworthiness, so success is often sabotaged without being conscious of what is really happening on a deeper level. These mindsets can hold our earning potential hostage. If we have a failure mindset, we are fighting the natural flow of the universe, always swimming upstream and wondering why we don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
Meditation is a way to clear these blockages once and for all. Going within to the unlimited field of possibilities will free you of labels, resistance, judgment and fear. It will break through the hypnosis of social conditioning surrounding money.
The brain is like a computer and the negative attitudes we have accumulated over time are the programs we feed into the computer. Meditation reboots the brain by deleting negativity and blockages that limit our ideas about prosperity. Inputting positive programs while in a state of meditation, will lead to success in the outer world.
Visualizing a happier, positive image of an abundant life that meets our needs, as well as the needs of others, is a great way to start. We can write our own script and act out our life the way we want it. Visualization while in a meditative, relaxed state will cement our new attitude into our consciousness and send out positive energies that will match up with corresponding results, clearing the path to a new reality. At any time, we can choose what future we want and begin making changes for our highest good. Think about it. Our present predicament is a result of every decision and thought we had in the past. A life of abundance can be as simple as imagining a better future now.
Changing our self-talk is another method to unsnarl our past programming. Affirmations will end the self-defeating negative way we perceive the world. If we have convinced ourselves we aren’t good enough, perfect enough, old enough, smart enough, fast enough, rich enough, or lucky enough, then we need to wise up to those lies. They only produce frustration in our lives. We need to start speaking the truth about ourselves. The truth is that we have unlimited potential and power within us. Get back into harmony by meditating and believing in something more honest and empowering.
Write down a few sentences such as “I AM smart enough to succeed,” “I AM releasing the past and letting it go,” “I AM truly lucky and blessed,” “The universe is abundant and there are plenty of great jobs for me to enjoy,” “I choose to see myself as successful and happy,” to name a few. We can read these starting in the morning and as much as we can until right before sleep. Reading an affirmation as the last thing we do before sleep will carry it into our subconscious and become even more powerful.
Meditate and visualize for 15 minutes first thing in the morning to set us up for an awesome day. We will carry that peace with us and attract amazing people and experiences into our lives. Meditate again at the end of the day to let go of any accumulated stress physically and mentally. This is another excellent time to reboot our brain for better health, happiness and abundance.
When we close our eyes and go within, we dissolve our egos and outside distractions. We relax our bodies, calm our emotions and still our thoughts. That is when we come into contact with inner peace and love. Like a rusty tap, it will only drip at first, but the more we practice silent time with our true selves, the easier and more effective it becomes. Before you know it, the faucet is flowing with miracles and more. According to Deepak Chopra, abundance and affluence is our natural state and all we have to do is “restore the memory of what we already know.” We can stop living on automatic, unconsciously going through the motions as dictated by a fearful past by meditating daily to discover the truth that has been there all along. The truth that abundance is our birthright.
Creator of the ‘Tranquil Spectrum’ Meditation App for Apple devices, Kathryn completed graduate and post graduate training in Humanistic Psychology and Organizational Behavior in Australia where she studied Alpha brainwave training techniques. She is currently writing a meditation memoir and running guided meditation workshops. Spreading peace, one peaceful person at a time. Tranquilspectrum.com
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