Welcome to my peace filled place. Thank *you* for choosing to share energy here today!
“It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant roses”. – George Eliot
I have just emerged from my self-guided retreat. When I began, I did not know how much time I would invest. I promised my self that I would honor my retreat space until I could find clarity and peace. This process took approximately three weeks. I learned quite a lot during this time. What I did not do was to close completely down. If I am to ask God/Universe for clarity and peace, I Know that in order to receive it, my heart has to remain open.
What I did do was to honor my own internal process. To spend hours immersed in nature. To allow only that which is healthy, whole, peace filled, love filled into my personal space. To exercise and make sensible food choices. To connect with inspiration in all of its forms. To allow grace, compassion, love to transform internal criticism to self-love.
I emerged *me*, yet a different me. Definitely ready to embrace simplicity.
It is on my heart to share two things with you today..my own insight, and an article from a friend who inspires me to manifest and create regardless of external circumstances.
I truly believe we walk together so it is my hope that my insight will encourage you to examine your own path and allow your self to love fully and experience magical.
I notice (in general) that ‘failure’ is pretty well accepted..yet ‘success’ can make one a target, a pariah..I became afraid to succeed!
We walk together, but we each have unique, custom to us steps. I choose to surround my self with butterflies and glitter, bold colors, music, candles… so each of my steps is Light filled, bold, color filled, purposeful, spunky, and absolutely dripping magic! Just today I was sharing with a friend..I know that my choices are heart led, and may be viewed by some as impractical and foolish (so I’ve heard *grin*). Most days I love my life and my self…some days I allow external ‘opinion’ to influence my steps. There are people who do not wish me to grow, so not only did I consider not growing…I considered pinching my roots so I wouldn’t grow upward, just fill the container I am in..
I do not think I am alone in this. I think there others who may feel a nugget of doubt..an “I’m not worthy”, “who am I to receive abundance”, “how can I possibly deserve” x,y,z….and if this doubt is mirrored by someone around us, we think surely this is the sign from the Universe to pinch our roots.
We are made to ‘succeed’! Whatever success is to you, it is yours to own, revel in, create, believe in, step into. When you Hear your heart whisper, listen, then allow those whispers to guide you. Celebrate! Love. Live. Fully! Dream. Dream magnificently grandiose, whimsical, impractical, enriching, fulfilling..dreams! And then..then..honor your unique custom to you steps and take those steps… boldly, confidently, tentatively, holding someone’s hand if it helps…
I believe in the Universe abundance..I do not believe I have to earn it, or that I may lose it..I believe I simply open my heart to tap into it, and “it” is mine. When I close my heart, abundance is no longer mine. My choice..I tap into it or I do not. Today’s guest, Evelyn Lim, explains it best with the article she shares here. Evelyn’s website Abundance Tapestry is full of creative, inspirational wisdom and ideas that I use often when I create. I truly believe I create the moment…may you open your heart and “create your best moment ever!” with me….
Create Abundance with Self
Many people talk about creating a life of abundance. Abundance is the capacity to living in plentiful supply. It starts with being already contented with what you already have. Contentment can never be derived from external gratification alone. True contentment comes from self acceptance. It is about loving yourself unconditionally. Hence, if you wish to create a life of your dreams, you need to work from within.
When you have self love, you are continually tuned into joy. You radiate. Your external relationships are healthy. Others are attracted to your magnetic power. You also have adequate self esteem. You have every confidence and feel deserving of abundance. Attracting positive outcomes becomes easy when you are in joy and have a positive mindset.
While it is obvious to see the relationship between manifesting abundance and self love, not many people are aware of this. They are not aware that changing their external reality starts with working on the self. Mostly, people work on trying to fix other parties rather than themselves. They push blame or responsibility to others.
They also believe that they can earn more money through working harder. So they spend more time in the office and chasing datelines. However, this thinking puts them in a constant struggle. They are constantly unwell. Instead of exuding the vibration of “having”, they are exuding “not having”. Since like attracts like according to the Law of Attraction, an energy of “not having” attracts more of “not having”.
Through self love, you nurture yourself in supportive ways. You learn to love yourself for all the positive things that you see within you. For what appears to be weaknesses or flaws, accept yourself anyway. Understand that since nobody is perfect, you should not judge yourself too harshly. However, do not let your weaknesses be excuses not to improve on them. Instead, be gentle to yourself despite your shortcomings and since you love yourself you will strive to correct them. You are also to understand what makes you unique.
You value your own gifts and make a commitment to yourself to grow them. You have confidence and beliefs in your talents and skills. Positive beliefs are very necessary ingredients for success. If you do not believe in yourself, then why should anyone else? When you have a positive mindset, you draw more opportunities, people and resources to you. You have an infinite supply of ideas, which can help you with creating abundance as well! All that you desire – whether money or love – will come to you in living the life of your dreams.
About the Author Evelyn Lim is the author to Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold. She is also a blogger, life coach and intuitive consultant. She is from Singapore. Her passion is in creating and manifesting abundance, and her vision is that others will feel inspired to do the same. To visit a space of love, healing and creativity, or to order her book, please visit Evelyn’s site at http://www.AbundanceTapestry.com.
Thank *you*, dear reader! Thank *you*, Evelyn!
May you experience abundant delight, peace, joy, wonder, awe throughout this week:)