Last week, I posted about Creating Space for Abundance, which is largely about decluttering to make space or room in your life and home for a better life. I want to be clear that it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything, nor does it mean that the goal is to replace all your furniture or clothing or whatever with new things—I mean, unless that’s your personal goal, in which case: go for it! Decluttering first will definitely help. It just means that you deserve to have a clear space for energy to move around, and also to allow for the possibility of abundance in your life.
One thing that helps to create abundance in your life is gratitude. Taking note of and being thankful for good things in your life on a regular basis is a terrific way to boost your mindset. And since most of our reality is based on what we perceive, if we are perceiving things to be good, then they are. So while you might think that gratitude only helps you create a feeling of abundance, I’d argue that if your lived experience is that you have an abundant life (regardless of what that looks like to others), then you do.
This technique of acknowledging what you are grateful for works best when done regularly—at least weekly, but better still if it’s daily. And I assure you that even on a crap day, I can find things to be grateful for, like the fact that I have a toilet (my younger daughter is in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, and trust me, a toilet is a luxury); my sweet husband, who is always supportive and caring (even when I get cranky); my cat; that I had meals today (even if my choices weren’t the best); the fact that I have a bed to sleep in. You get the idea. Taking stock of those good things near the end of the day is super conducive to feeling gratitude, and to raising your personal energy vibration.
Suggested ways of practicing gratitude include:
writing the things your are grateful for down (can be in a journal, but it doesn’t have to be)
typing them as a Facebook post (as my good friend Susan Taylor Brown does)
focusing on them in prayer if you are a person with an active prayer practice
just listing them to yourself (silently or out loud) before you fall asleep at night
Thinking of or recording the things you are thankful or grateful for is a great way to help yourself feel a sense of abundance. And since like attracts like in this Universe of ours, it will attract more of those good things into your life for you to be thankful for.