Opening to abundance in your world can almost feel like a more than you bargained for adventure. No sooner do you send the invitation, than the flotsam and jetsam of your fractured relationship with abundance surfaces for your immediate attention.
There are loads of strategies to support you in realigning to a new way of being. One of my favorites was proposed by Carolyn Myss in her book, Anatomy of the Spirit. She introduced the concept of the Energy Bank account, to gauge your available power for creatively navigating your world.
Each day you wake up to a generous balance of “dollars” in your Energy Bank account. Depending on your energy engagement throughout the day, at the end you might find yourself in debt (exhaustion), or with a surplus (high energy, enthusiasm, power). It's a great tool for helping you discern the things you give your energy to and whether they empower or diminish your essence.
Your energy is an agreement that sources power. When you allow energy drains to hijack your attention, you are ‘agreeing' to that relationship, whether you're conscious of it or not. In order to make better ‘agreements' it's preferable to discern a debit from a credit, before you make a deposit in your Energy Bank account.
Take a moment to assess how your energy flows best:
- Make a list of all the things that expand your energy. It could be things like going to the beach, reading a book, visiting with friends, dancing around your house, making a delicious meal, etc.
- Identify your primary energy drains. It might be certain people, crowded places, cluttered spaces, or tasks that really make you crazy, etc.
- Notice when scarcity dominates your thinking and affirm your abundance. It's important not to say something you don't mean or believe. Find things that you are grateful for and are real! Acknowledge the flow that is already in your world and what is also on it's way to you. You'll know you've hit on it by the way it feels. Abundance feels open, scarcity feels limited, even constricted.
When the sh*t hits the fan, and things fall apart, is the perfect time for a reality check. Yes, while you're in the thick of it is when your energy can be best mobilized to shift your attention, and consequently your energetic agreement. More often than not, elbow grease is required, especially if it's a long held agreement. It may even feel downright uncomfortable. Hang in! It gets better.
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
When these periods come, remind yourself, “There is nothing to fear.” It's very similar to a cleansing diet. By eating clean foods, with high energy, your body eliminates toxins that have accumulated over time. In the same way, your energetic aspect also needs periodic cleansing and clearing. Thoughts and feelings live in the non-physical and cluster together. As you invite life to move through you, to a greater awareness of abundance, everything that is in the way of your experiencing this expanded flow will come up for release or realignment.
Every time you choose to engage and explore your energy you are reclaiming your power. As your power becomes available for discernment and expansion, you create a clearing for abundance to populate your world.
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