The law of abundance has two very important premises. One is the balance between giving and receiving and the other is the ability to define exactly what we want.
Without those two, we are more likely to live with a scarcity mindset.
Giving and Receiving
In the law of abundance, it is important to understand that life is always about balance. And when we are not in balance, we are not able to manifest what we want.
Balance means that you give as much as you receive.
It also means that you are open to receive and open to give.
Most people who are unable to receive the abundance in their life are out of balance.
Signs that you are out of balance would be:
- You give a lot of your time and energy to others and don’t do much self-care
- You love helping others but refuse to ask for help because you feel you are independent
- You love complimenting others but when others compliment you, you try to find excuses or change the subject.
If you find yourself in those statements, you are unconsciously telling the universe that you do not deserve to receive.
The good news is that you can find balance today.
Define What You Want
People who know exactly what they want can manifest their desires.
A simple way to be clear in what we want to manifest is to create a SMART goal. A SMART goal is basically a statement that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.
Let’s say that what you want to manifest is $5,000 in your saving account by the end of the year. If we use the SMART goal approach, it would look like this:
Specific : I want $5,000 in my saving account by the end of the year.
Measurable : $5,000
Achievable : Yes, that is achievable since it is around 417 per month. This is less than what I currently spend on non-essential items for a month.
Relevant : Yes, it is relevant because this $5,000 will allow me to make a deposit on a car.
Time-bound : By December 31, 2020
As you can see from this example, the SMART goal will allow you to be very specific in what you want. It also creates a reflection that may lead you to realize that your goal might not be as relevant as it could be.