Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be. Abundant

Have you like many American's experienced economic hardship or financial strain over the past year or two? Have you ever had a thought if only I had more money now then everything would be ok, then I could be happy? What does having money do for you? Does it give you peace of mind, security, freedom, good feelings? Why is money and abundance important???

Seems obvious right, we all want more of the green stuff and there is nothing wrong with that but let me ask you, how do you feel about money right now? How do you talk about your finances? Do you feel good or not so good? For a long time without consciously knowing I felt bad about money always feeling as if there was not enough, worried about when it was coming, how it was coming and when things would shift for more of it to come. Then I made a big decision... I left my "secure" paycheck and went forward in taking my company to the next level. I had no idea where the clients were coming from, the holidays were approaching and I was starting to freak out and berate myself for being foolish for making such a decision.

I decided to take my own advice and move from my desired state of I desired abundance and thoughts of lack were certainly NOT abundant. I immediately began to connect to the feeling of having my desired abundance in the NOW. Don't get me wrong, I still had "reality checks" when I looked at the bank account so I was not in denial but hanging out in a space of stress, worry and fear only brought more of that about. I decided when my financial reality showed itself to be thankful for the opportunity to remember how I desire to BE, to remember what is most important about money to me and why...ABUNDANCE... being Free, being supported, being happy and joy filled.

Everyday as many times and in as many ways as possible, I became in love with the abundance that was in my life. Even if I didn't have as much as I wanted, or even in that moment needed, I affirmed why I loved money, and why I was thankful. I thanked what was and what I knew could be. I gave myself as many moments to shift how I had been feeling (bad) to NOW truly moving from a being state of feeling Abundant. I BELIEVED in my ability and worthiness of BEing abundant and having abundance.

I moved through some of the scariest times of my life from a financial standpoint with more peace and joy than I had ever experienced on a consistent basis. I went from stress, uncertainty and fear to connecting to and moving from a place of already being abundant and abundance followed. Every day doors open, every day money would present some how, every day that I moved from BEing abundant...abundance arrived.

I am not yet a millionaire and I am still living on a tight budget but I am happier and more peaceful than ever for I know that I am abundant in unlimited ways. I have opened myself up totally to trusting in my needs being met and the solution just presenting. I have not worried, I have not strained in so long and for this I am thankful, I am free, I am abundantly being me :)

We have all had our lives touched by financial stress but that does not mean we are failures, this does not mean there is no other way... Simply connect to your ultimate desired state of BEing. Feel it, love it, welcome it, be open to receiving, to experiencing and so it shall be~

With Abundance & Gratitude,

Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC