I grew up with a lack of abundance. I’m not going to say “poor,” though there were plenty of times when was technically the case. Now of course I didn’t know any better; life just was what it was. I had a few lofty dreams, but they were just fun, fleeting thoughts to me for most of my life. I never saw myself as being “rich” and it seemed like a reality that was impossible for me. But it didn’t bother me.
I was conditioned to believe that the poor don’t cross over to the other side, outside of fairy-tale movies where the prince falls in love with the maid or whatever. You know, the bullshit stuff. Even with that mindset, I’d had an interest in guys like Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, etc from an early adult age, even though it still seemed impossible for ME. I liked hearing the positivity and the motivational words, though.
I didn’t often voice lofty thoughts, because they were typically shot down. Not in an intentional way, but in the “mindset of the poor” type of way. But I heard someone long ago (don’t remember who) say something along the lines of, “If you listen to poor people, you will stay poor.” I have no idea what it was that they actually said, but the concept stuck with me in a big way. Basically, why am I going to listen to someone who isn’t doing what I want to do, or who thinks it’s impossible to achieve something great unless you’re born into it? If that’s what you believe, then that’s what your reality will be. That fundamental truth has always made a lot of sense to me, even when I didn’t take action on it, which was most of my life.
But I TRULY believe that we can make it happen for ourselves, that we can manifest the reality that we want. But we have to take action; it doesn’t (typically) just happen TO us. We may get super lucky and hit the lotto one day, but without the action and preparation, if someone were to receive that windfall who is conditioned with a poor mindset, the chances are that they will lose it almost as quickly as they found it. How many times have we heard that story?
That said, I have decided to start opening myself up and accepting the abundance that I believe I deserve, and that requires my own conscious action. I believe that we ALL deserve it; it’s just that some people choose to grab it, and some choose to shun it for one reason or another, whether consciously or otherwise. “The love of money is the root of all evil,” “Money doesn’t buy happiness,” etc. Well, I’m not sitting around anymore, just being content with paying my bills and getting a treat now and then. I have things I want to do, and ways I want to be able to give back, and it’s not going to happen TO me; *I* have to make it happen! Money may not buy happiness, but it sure can put a roof over my head, wheels under my ass, and give me the ability to help someone who may need it.
Manifestation, here we come….