The biggest pit-fall in creating abundance in your life is not appreciating what you already have.
As Pastor Joel Osteen likes to say, “If you aren’t grateful or what you have, God is not going to give you more.”
We in the New Thought movement left behind a long time ago the idea that there is some man sitting on a throne somewhere up in Heaven who decides upon whether or not you are worthy.
You don’t have to be good. You don’t have to bargain and beg with the sky. You don’t have to do any of that, because what we are talking about here is Universal Law.
What if somehow we can re-direct our thinking? What if somehow we can take a few moments to take stock of things? What if we simply consider the possibility that we are taking people and things that are already in our lives for granted?
Of course, when we are trying to create abundance, it is because we think that we are lacking. And it is this lack consciousness that is the culprit which keeps us right where we are.
I agree that this is not the easiest thing in the world to do.
You have to change your entire way of thinking and seeing the world. You have to train yourself to focus on what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
And this is the work that we do.
Or… you can keep on operating your way, and keep on getting what you’ve been getting.
The really great thing about this, is that it really works. If you just start looking around at all that you have and at the special people in your life, you will see that you already have a great deal. This immediately feels better than sitting there feeling as if you don’t have enough.
Do it. Get out some paper and a pen and start making a gratitude list. Tell someone how important they are in your life.
Start living from a plan of “Thank you,” rather than from a place of lack, and soon you will see more abundance in your life.