Do Flowers Deserve Abundance?

Flowers showing us how to be abundant

As part of an abundance challenge I joined, I was presented with an affirmation that said “I deserve to live an abundant life”. There was something about the affirmation that felt limiting to me so I started to ask some questions to see if I could find it.

What if we take deserving out of the equation?

How often do we feel like we do not deserve more than what we have?

Or we think – shouldn’t we just be grateful for what we do have because wanting more would make us greedy?

 

 

Could these thoughts could keep us from having all that we desire?

 

I’ve been going for daily walks this month and I notice the abundance all around me in nature. I started to think about  abundance and the judgement that can surround having all that we desire.

Do flowers deserve to have dozens or hundreds of petals?

Do they have to show off so much?

Do trees deserve to have hundreds or thousands of leaves each?

Shouldn’t they save some for the other trees?

Does the beach deserve millions or billions or more grains of sand?

Isn’t that selfish – what if there is none left for the desert?

Does a field deserve to be filled with endless blades of grass?

How much green does one field really need?

Flowers showing us how to be abundant

 

Can you begin to see how we limit our abundane with those kinds of silly thoughts that I can only assume nature never thinks about itself? Flowers may not deserving of abundance; they simply ARE abundant and they know it.

They don’t push out one petal and say, Ah that’s enough, I don’t deserve more. Or I don’t deserve the same abundance as the other flowers do – I’m not worthy. Of course they don’t say that. They ‘say’ I AM abundance and I will grow as many petals as I want, I am unstoppably abundant! Well they maybe don’t say it. When you are something you don’t have to go around telling people about it; it’s just obvious.

What would it take for us to embrace the abundance that nature is showing us that we can have and that we BE? Let’s take the word deserve out of the equation and know that we are abundant and we have abundance and we can claim it without shame, guilt or fear.

How can you be more like these flowers today? What do you know that you are that you haven’t been sharing? Is it time to blossom?

 

photo by GrimmRuki at DeviantArt.com

5 Ways To Create More Possibilities In Your Life

Believe Stone

These five tips are meant to guide you towards releasing stress and to gain trust that things will be okay.

1.  Instead of labeling things around you as good or bad, be open to what is going on around you and to seeing the magic in them.  If you see things as ‘interesting’ instead of good or bad you will start to see more synchronicity and flow in your life.

 

2.  See the world as if everything is new to you.  Be full of wonder and curiousity.  Try not to have conclusions about how things work and you will perceive new things and see them in a new way too.

 

3.  If something isn’t going your way, take a few breaths and stay out of the twisted thinking that things never work out for you or that life is hard.  These are judgements you’ve made.  [Tweet “What if you could begin to change things by not judging them?”]  Take a step back ask yourself “What is right about this that I’m not seeing?”

 

4. Don’t wait for life to be perfect before you enjoy it.  If you keep putting off your happiness until ‘something’ else happens, you’ll always be waiting.  Commit to what you want now instead.  And trust that you are being helped and that life is happening for you, not to you.

 

5. As Bobby McFerrin put it, and as Pharrell Williams has echoed, Don’t worry, Be happy. Worry, like guilt, just makes us feel really icky. How often does that worse case scenario actually happen? This is called a What If ‘down’ thinking because you are assuming the worst will happen and you play it out in your head until the stress is unbearable. Why not try a What If ‘up’?  What if things turn out even better than you expect?  What is the BEST case scenario? Try asking those kinds of questions and feel the difference it can make in your life today.

Where Did THAT Box Come From?

Freedom Illustration

I don’t think I ever question why a blog post was written when I read it.  I guess you probably don’t either.  But I’d like to share why I am posting this tonight.

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On December 6, 2012 a friend of mine asked for some help because  he wasn’t happy and he felt trapped in both a job and relationship that were not satisfying him. He lived his life with “can’t” and “should” and “try” and without passion or smiles.  He had given up and had chosen to live in a restrictive little box with no way out.  It wasn’t a fun place to be but he couldn’t imagine living outside of it.

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He asked me to send him daily inspirational messages that he could read. He wasn’t ready to take any action but he thought he could read something every day.  Every day for 114 days  I sent him a message.  Most had cute pictures or song lyrics attached.  At some point about 80 days in, his box closed so tightly that he wouldn’t even allow hope or inspiration or faith in anymore. I kept writing and hoping he would read them and see some light coming from outside the box he was trapped inside of.  He didn’t.

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A lot of time and energy and love went into sending those emails. I couldn’t delete them. So I have been slowly turning them into blog posts that I hope will help others trapped in boxes. We all hold the key to getting out. It is in our grasp. We just need to turn the key and be willing to step out of the box we have created.

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What is your box made of?  Excuses?  Old memories of a happier time?  Fear?  Guilt? A feeling of not being good enough or deserving? The thought that it is too late or too much effort to change things?

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For now, just have a little peek  and imagine the world of possibilities outside your tiny box. I hope some day soon you can take that first step out of the box. There is a whole world of fulfillment and adventure out there to explore!

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If you would like help figuring out what your box is made of and how to step outside of it, use the contact form  to set up a time for a free chat with me without judgement.

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With Gratitude

Faith