How to Create an Abundance Mindset and Avoid the Mind Virus of Scarcity
Abundance Comes to Those Committed to Receiving Abundantly
In the New Testament in Matthew 13:12 he says “ Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” This passage in the bible points us to a place where scarcity is abolished and the believer receives the gift of overflowing abundance. We tend to operate from a mindset where we simply do not have enough. This may be true according to our finances or materialistically, but is it truly a fact? Scarcity is a mind virus and looks to infect its host by infiltrating his mind first then eventually his spirit. I have met people worth millions of dollars who live life cautiously counting every penny.
My observation of families with real wealth lives a life that contradicts what most financially challenged people conclude about them. The good life is one spent without concern and a spirit that knows that what you contribute to the universe is going to come back to them. Guaranteed. What you put out will boomerang to those who give of themselves. This concept is the premise of books based on the secret of attraction. One must believe that the contributions we make in life, our spiritual ROI will be in direct proportion to what we give. Thousands of books have been best-sellers about the law of giving first in order to attract. This universal law can be traced back to the world wisdom traditions recorded thousands of years ago.
Believing that we desperately need more or that we are too poor to give convinces us to think that we do not have anything to offer. This is the furthest thing from the truth. You have a lot to give. You are capable of giving more than you can fathom. A limited mindset could be passed on from generation to generation and could rob us of something precious. Health and wealth. Giving is one of the most selfish things we can do for ourselves. It benefits the giver more than the receiver. This might not seem possible, and to most may seem ridiculous. How does the gift of giving cultivate a healthy mindset of abundance? Space.
Understanding Abundance Mechanics
Contribution is a Method That Will Bring us a Worldly Vision of Peace Here on Earth
Imagine a jar filled with water to the top. We would say that it is full and nothing else could be put in. Now let us pour some of it out. Now we could fill it up again because of the new free space in the jar. It's the same concept as people. An example of this could be a person who thinks he knows it all, and since he thinks he does, he can't learn anything new. It has been my experience that most people never like a person that is convinced he knows everything. To be completely realistic it's simply impossible to know everything due to the fact that every day there is a new discovery or a thought that has never occurred to the rest of the world. As the saying goes "the mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open." Becoming receptive to the concept of each one teach one philosophy is how we can become closer to those around you that only need a few words of encouragement to help them along in their journey.
Being a hero without the need for recognition is the ultimate form of giving. Rather saving people is a quality we perceive as our duty to fulfills God's vision of heaven here on Earth. These deeds are for those who are committed to living a righteous life. When we come to believe in the power of faith and doing good works we then manifest a pressing need for us to perform them when the opportunity presents itself. When we stretch ourselves to reach spiritual peaks past our plateaus puts us in a position where our hearts are turned towards God. Those with this type of mindset have no other choice but to do his will. It is said that we must be ashamed of living a whole life without making a contribution to the world. People that have reached this level of spiritual awareness are driven to serve and the process becomes as natural as breathing.
Being of Service May Provide the Missing Piece to Experiencing Abundance
Being of service may very well be the most rewarding thing we can do to maintain our level of happiness and also provide the catalyst to attract abundance into your life. In Matthew 23:11 it states that "the greatest amongst will be your servant." When we serve others it takes the focus off you and what you are enduring. When we serve it provides the means to live a rich, full, and a peace that surpasses understanding. As a member of a very prolific support group, the main focus to keep the group going was to be of service. Having a service commitment kept you in the rooms where we gathered and also allowed you to feel good about your contribution to the group. The act of service could be compared to volunteering your time with anything you feel passionately about. Simply stated, "good works, works!"
In the process, you attract relationships, friendships, and bonding with others. Helping others is a way of getting involved in the great human project where everyone wants to feel a part of. For some, it is just a simple nod of recognition and for others is to devote all of themselves to the "evolution revolution" going on all over the world. Studies have shown that people who participate in these types of activities are genuinely more happy than those who don't. Visigoth said, "if you cant be your best you cant be happy, and if you cant be happy than what else is there?" All of our desires if examined closely would find that underneath it all what we are truly looking for is happiness and the universe is waiting for you to take the first step to embark on the journey towards it to give it to you.