“I’m inviting you to be receptive to a radical new idea about yourself. It’s radical because ever since you left your mother’s womb, you’ve been subjected to cultural conditioning designed to help you be content with living a “normal life” at the level of ordinary consciousness, which generally means accepting whatever life hands you. In many ways, you’ve been programmed to believe that you do not possess the wisdom or ability to manifest the fulfillment of your wishes and desires.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

A lot of people who try to work with the law of attraction tend to wish for “abundance” in their life. But do they really understand what they’re asking for? And isn’t a clear understanding of what one wants necessary to make it manifest properly?

What is abundance in the law of attraction?

In the most basic sense, abundance is simply having more than you need. So, for example, one of my own favorite affirmations is that I “always have more money than I need.” And it is true.

But “abundance” is about more than just having a lot of money. And yet, a lot of people associate the word abundance with affluence or financial prosperity but in truth experiencing abundance in your own life stretches to your experience of love and life too.

It’s important to consider abundance as sort of a fundamental part of nature. I mean, just go outside and look around! Abundance is apparent in nature; just look at a field of flowers or wild fruit to understand how nature can be generous to the point of waste.

Wealth, good health, loving and passionate relationships and a strong sense of self will resonate from a person who truly experiences abundance. Living your life to the fullest means experiencing an abundance. Anyone who is not overly controlled by their own limits can experience abundance.

What holds us back from manifesting abundance in our own lives?

Societal expectations are slowing you down. You probably already recognize the extreme impact society can have on us and our efforts to live life to the fullest. Whether you feel like society actively sabotages your efforts or you just feel somehow stifled by it, it can really affect your ability to manifest abundance (or anything else, if you’re being honest).

You’re scared of experiencing abundance. I realize this might sound like complete BS to you – obviously, you’re not really scared of getting what you want. Or are you? I mean, the fact is that we have all experienced a “fear of success” on some level, right? Maybe you don’t feel worthy of success? Might you be sabotaging your own chances of a happy life?

You’re being held back by daily stresses. You know the whole chronic “hurry up and wait syndrome” so many of us get stuck with? We constantly rush to get things done, but we forget about the need to focus on the bigger picture. We get stuck in the mundane stuff. But there are so many things we can do to deal with it. For one, consider only worrying/stressing about things you CAN control. Why mess with stuff you can’t? It’s a waste of energy. Consider taking some self-empowerment courses, which are easy to find. The truth is that taking one could offer you some inside info from people who already know how to experience abundance in their own lives. A lot of these people have and share their own unique techniques that you can learn to use for easing the flow of abundance in your own life.

You’re telling yourself you’re living without what you want – or you’re struggling with scarcity thinking. Remember, in order for the law of attraction to work for you, you’ve got to focus on what you WANT, not what you don’t want. And what you really want is to live more abundantly overall (not just financially). Think about what you’re saying to yourself! Your internal dialogue directly influences how you experience prosperity. At various times in your life, you are controlled by different aspects of your personality. Allowing the ‘dreamer’ to take center stage will benefit your life tremendously. After all, acknowledging and striving for your dreams are fundamental parts of life.

Balance is the Key to Manifesting Abundance in Your Life

Creating some kind of balance will also encourage the flow of prosperity in your life. After all, karmic principles have an undeniable ring of truth. These principles are echoed in Western religions too. Christians, for example, preach the principle of doing unto others and this is a lovely concept to live by. Why not try doing unto yourself as you wish others would? By loving and respecting yourself you open the channels for abundance to flow freely. Those who do good can only attract good.

Enjoying the fullness of living means inviting joy into your life at any possible opportunity. Don’t do things you don’t enjoy life’s too short. Have that extra glass of wine within reason or indulge in that chocolate. Savor wonderful experiences, textures, sights, sounds. Engage your senses on a daily basis.

Are you really, truly living the life you want to live? Claim your life of abundance today! Whether you’re ready to believe it or not, you really DO deserve it.