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9 Simple Paths To Feeling Abundant

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9 Simple Paths To Feeling Abundant

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. – Wayne Dyer

This is one of those important lessons that slips away from me every once in a while. The longer it takes me to return to it, the more hysterical I become. And my hysteria, it turns out, is something of a solution repellent. It’s as if the pipeline that delivers all that I want and need into my life gets clogged by my fear, restricting the flow, allowing less and less to come to me. This perpetuates more fear which results in less flow and on goes the downward spiral…

It can get ugly fast, but as I may have mentioned once or twice before, it doesn’t have to be this way.

This week, things got pretty crazy in my world. Now that I’m writing that, I can see that it’s not entirely true. My world isn’t so crazy. There are no paparazzi camped out in my front yard. I didn’t wake up with the house full of snakes or armadillos. And I didn’t find a dragon, or even an alligator, sunbathing in the neighborhood swimming pool. Those things would have made my life pretty crazy.

The truth is, it got crazy in my head this week. I was nearly paralyzed with fear about money and what feels like a truly extraordinary volume of unknowns, even for me. (I’m usually a big fan, but this week pitched me over the wall around my comfort zone.) By mid-week, I was a mess, but then my wife sat and shared with me these “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.”

It was a turning point for a few reasons. Most importantly, it made me pause, just briefly, to be in a moment (instead of doing). When I’m worked up like that, I go and go, trying to figure out how to prevent what feels like the end of the world. I get disconnected from myself — my intuition and creativity, my heart and soul — which leaves me absolutely stuck and powerless to cultivate the change I desire. The few minutes that it took us to look at those pictures — to feel and cry and, indeed, have our faith in humanity restored — reconnected me to myself, to her, and to the world around us. In that sacred moment, I remembered what Wayne Dyer says about tuning in.

What follows are nine things I did over the last couple of days to flip my not-enough-money madness back into sanity. Over and over again, I’ve found that being in a positive, loving, connected frame of mind is the only thing that allows what I need to flow to me. It is my hope that, if and when you need them, what helped me tune in… will do the same for you.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at SeedsAndWeedsCoaching.com and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.

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10:57AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

I agree with all these and would add: make music. Whether made by singing or playing an instrument, music lifts the soul.

11:47AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

For a momment think about it. You spent your life building your life. There are no paid jobs or carreers in the USA. What can you do? The answer is in you -- and the answer comes -- sometimes comes from doing something that you enjoy doing and that is good for you.

11:42AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

The best gift you can give yourself is something meaningful to do -- whether you get paid or not -- even if you have no monery because there are places that will give to you, and people that will give to you -- in time of need. Call 211. Send me a message, and i may be able to give you a list of resources or help out in some way.
THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE IS IS SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO DO EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE THAT BUILDS YOU AND YOUR LIFE AND WILL TRUELY HELP OTHER PEOPLE AND THE EARTH AND AND ALL THAT LIVES ON EARTH. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE CALL 211. SEND ME A MESSAGE, ANDIMAY BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A LIST OF RESOURCES OR HELP OUT IN SOME WAY.
IF YOU CAN GROW A GARDEN, WALK PLACES YOU NEED TO GET TOO, RIDE A TRICYCLE -- BICYCLE,

11:31AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Good thoughts.

1:46PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

thank you

12:14PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Cooking makes me feel abundant, writing a gratitude list makes me remember that not EVERYTHING is so bad
thanks

10:42AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

fantastic list!

9:00PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks.

5:50PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

8:42AM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Great list, thanks for sharing.

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