Abundance is power word #4 in The Word Effect. I believe this power word is one of the words in the creative process of becoming. It is a word I have put on again and again that allows me to move my story forward. I am excited to share it with you.
Wayne Dyer has said, “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” To tune into abundance we need to realize that there is opposition in all things–even with words.
The opposite of abundance is scarcity. Stephen Covey has said this,
“Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there was only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a big piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else.”Stephen Covey
What if I were to tell you there is enough pie for everyone and feeling abundance has to do with the thoughts we put on, not the pie itself or circumstances of life. It is how we look at life. As we focus on the good, we will begin to see more good.
One way I have discovered the power word “Abundance” is through music. The power found within the music put to lyrics is a way I receive insight for how to live. I love the religious hymn, “Count Your Many Blessings.” The lyrics encourage us to “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done.” When is the last time you counted the good in your life instead of focused on the negative? Abundance is counting the blessings before us and focusing on the good. It is looking beyond what isn’t going right and redirecting our focus to what is.
Ask yourself, where is your focus today? What words are you putting on? Are they serving you and helping you create the result you have always wanted? If not, it is time to think differently.
New York Times, Best Selling author, Richard Paul Evans from his book “The Four Doors, A Guide to Joy, Freedom and a Meaningful Life” said this,
“All creation begins in the mind as a thought or idea. Though all thoughts do not originate within our minds, that which we choose to focus on grows in significance. The power to focus and direct our thoughts is, in itself, an act of will. In order to change our circumstances physically, we begin by changing them mentally, focusing our thoughts on a specific idea, thereby nurturing the idea. The ultimate potential of an idea may be far more than we can comprehend.”Richard Paul Evans
Or as Ralph Waldo Emerson has said, “Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.” Even the Bible states in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the word was God.” Everything, even with God starts with words—it starts with thoughts, and then those thoughts ultimately create our results. Our thoughts drive everything!
We will feel scarcity at times, this is part of our 50/50. There is negative with the positive. We need the opposition to be able to appreciate the positive. We do have the power to keep focused on the good and when the negative sets it, we can allow it and not try to just resist it. Resistance never wins because if we focus on the negative, we will just see more negative.
Join me in my latest podcast on The Word Effect, episode 23 where I will share more ideas and tips to put on the word Abundance.