My recent social media fast worked wonders for my mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It was both productive and restorative and I can’t wait to share my projects and insights with you through forthcoming posts.
Today I want to talk about opening to abundance. I was inspired on this topic while walking my dog through the Oakland neighborhoods this afternoon. There is so much incredible plant life everywhere. The juxtaposition of the urban jungle meshed so intricately with the gorgeous flora thriving within this harsh environment always gets me p-u-m-p-e-d. I picked a few flowers that were poppin’ off to bring a little spark of joy to my minimalist abode and the word jumped into my heart: ABUNDANCE.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on my practice of habit stacking. One of the areas I’ve improved this is to do a moving meditation while walking my dog, and making the walks longer so we are getting more exercise as well. So that’s meditation, exercise, and taking care of my pup all in one. Triple Habit Stack! I open a 30 minute guided meditation on youtube, pop in my earbuds, and set out. I don’t watch the content, but rather just listen to the audio while taking in the sights on our stroll. I’ve been practicing this walking meditation for 30 minutes a day, but on the weekends when I have more time I’ve been doing an hour.
This has been infinitely fulfilling because my sweet pup, Venus Vega Dlux, aka VVDlux, aka Queen V, loves it and she is absolutely bursting with delight anytime we are moving and exploring. Plus, adding a 30 minute meditation to my day has been life altering. I am a busy body and have always been bad at sitting still, so incorporating a moving meditation has been incredibly rewarding, and entirely more realistic, for me.
In order for abundance to find us, we must first make space for it. Part of this entails letting go of things that don’t serve us, especially in the mental space. Letting go of a scarcity mentality is first and foremost. Fear is the birthplace of a scarcity mindset. We are seeing this in full force through the lens of the pandemic. It is fear of lack of supplies that makes people horde. With an abundance mindset, you know there is always enough for all of us.
How do we move through fear in order to lean into an abundance mindset? You can not eliminate fear, you can only walk through it. This is the only way. On the other side of fear is liberation. There is no feeling like it, when you conquer your fears. Identify your fear, then imagine how you would feel once you’ve dismantled it. Embrace this vision every time you are confronted by fear. This is how you will eventually dominate it. It is like working a muscle; the more you use it, the easier it gets. I can’t tell you that it won’t be hard, but I can tell you that it is worth it, very very worth it. Once you start seeing with this perspective, abundance becomes obvious all around you. It is beautiful, endless, and exponential, just like you. ❤