By: Stephanie Salameh
I can’t believe we are in the third month of the New Year we just started. I’m not sure if you like astrology and mystics and all that moon and stars stuff. I do! I find it so interesting and fun. 2014 is the Chinese year of the Horse. Known for a time of fast victories, unexpected adventures, luck and good things to come. Did you read that…GOOD THINGS TO COME! It is also known to the mystics as the year of the “inner voyage”. Wow! Need I say more? So if you find yourself struggling inside and have no idea why you’re in such a transitional phase…that right there explains it.
Here’s one thing I know for sure…in every dark circumstance there is a light. It might be a small flicker or you might have to squint a little bit, but it’s there. I felt so broken and lost during my divorce. I just couldn’t see how anything good was going to come from that situation. It was easier for me to stay fixated on all the things that went wrong and the things that I no longer had. I wish someone had told me about the flicker. I sat in the dark for quite some time.
When life pulls the floor right from under you, you can choose to do one of two things. You can either choose to live life feeling like a victim or you can make a conscious decision to grow personally. If the first choice sounds like you then I encourage you to keep reading.
Life is not perfect and you’re going to have setback. With that in mind, know that you, sweet divine one, and only you are responsible for your own happiness. If you want more of the “good things” in your life you simply need to change the things you focus on. When I say more, I’m actually referring to abundance. I don’t just mean more money. (Money is what most people think about first.) However, abundance comes in many forms. You can have abundance in health, wealth and relationships. Abundance is just an energy that you draw to you. I’m sure you’ve heard about the Law of Attraction. Guess what? The Universe is an infinite source of energy. You can tap into that energy and draw as much from it as your heart desires.
Does personal growth and abundance sound like something you need to have more of in your life? If so, here are two simple steps you can start doing today to bring more of what you want and love into your life.
Step 1 – Change Your Mindset & Take Flight
Stop looking at the negative in every situation and resist the feeling to feel like the world is out to get you. Take a deep breath…and exhale. You may not like your current situation but it’s important for you to acknowledge it and accept it. Now take a look at where you are and ask yourself, “How can I use this as an opportunity to learn and grow?” God, the Universe, whatever higher power you believe in does not mess around. You are exactly where you are for a reason. So be still, dig deep and listen to your heart for what that reason is. If it’s not clear then just keep your heart and mind open. Accept the change as a positive force in your life. Know that your current situation is only temporary and life is setting you up for something bigger and more amazing down the road. Maybe your marriage is over or you’ve just lost your job and you’re wondering what life could possibly have in store for you now. Well my dear one, you can create your own reality. This is your time! Have faith and stay positive. Take your new insight and keep moving forward on your journey. There are no mistakes. Only lessons. This is the perfect opportunity for you to spread your beautiful wings and take flight.
Step 2 – Appreciate the Small Stuff
Gratitude is the key to bringing more abundance into your life. You must be thankful for what you already have in your life before bigger and better things can be sent your way. I know the future can be scary when you are struggling with a major life challenge or when you feel lost and completely alone. Stop focusing on the things you lost and don’t have anymore. Instead, focus on bringing more than you ever had or could possibly imagine into your life.
Quick exercise: Are you with me?
Close your eyes and visualize the life you want. Your heart is healed, maybe you start a new career, or you’re on a magical vacation with your children. Whatever your dreams are for your new life think of them now. Forget about your current situation. This is your dream so dream BIG! How do you feel looking at your dream life? Now hold that feeling in your heart. With that feeling in your heart think of just ONE thing in your life right now that you can be thankful for. It can be something as simple as, I’m thankful I was able to get out of bed today. I’m thankful I’m alive. I’m thankful for my two beautiful children. Whatever it is, no matter how small you might think it is, just be thankful for that ONE thing. I’m willing to bet you can think of more than just one! Try to do this exercise once a day or as often as you can.
If you like to write, keep a journal and add something new to your list each day. Once you start seeing how you are already blessed you open your heart and mind to receiving more.Plus you’ve been throwing out to the Universe your hearts desires!Let gratitude be your daily prayer. If you can only say a simply “thank you”. That will be enough.
Wishing you much peace, a happy heart and a life of abundance!