Abundance Deep Dive: Day 30!
Today was the last day! I’m a bit sad but also very excited for the new chapter in my life to start!
We talked about the most important relationship you’ll ever have: you + the Universe. It’s the only thing that you can control, and everything else in your life is variable.
You don’t know how long you’ll live for, what kind of job or people you’ll have in your life, or what events will unfold for your life. But you do control how you want to interact with the Universe, you control your vibration and your energy.
It’s not always easy to be accountable and aware. Everyone slips up sometimes. We are humans after all.
I think about how many times I thought I was stuck in a situation only to realize I really wasn’t. I limited my options based on false beliefs. Like I couldn’t quit my job because my bills were too high and I’d lose everything.
Silly looking back, especially since I did end up quitting the job and I didn’t lose everything. Years later though, I sold most of it and gave the rest away! haha
I think about friends who think they’re stuck or have limited options. It’s the same situation. We limit our possibilities because we think it has to be a certain way.
It takes courage to try a different lens. I particularly like the subjective reality, and thinking my life is a movie. I can script whatever I want and create funky plot twists whenever I feel like it.
The potential traps are when things are going well, that it will always be that way. I have a friend who is doing quite well in business, but she’s building someone else’s business and not her own. If something should happen and she’s suddenly no longer required to do the work, her whole life will come to a screeching halt. She’s put most of her eggs in that basket, and unless she starts building a side income to support her new lifestyle, she could end up in the trap of thinking her options are limited.
I love being able to see this perspective right now. Watching so many examples of abundance and scarcity and interesting how people frame it.
One acquaintance has very little money, and is up to her neck in home renovations and challenges, and yet I would consider her to have an abundant life. She has a growing family, a supportive partner and is surrounded by animals.
I see other friends with loads of money, but they are short on time because they work so much. They try to squeeze quality time into a short weekend getaway, but even that feels stressed with the planning and travel. I see the solution as staying in and watching a movie: slow it down and enjoy each other. But they want to spend all of their hard earned cash, and cram lavish experiences into a short amount of time before getting back to work.
This seems crazy to me.
I love that I have a great balance of free time, and I feel like I am now in a position to do great heart aligned work.
My path has enormous flexibility built into it, and I can adapt and grow as I need to. I can “drop everything” to help a loved one, and very soon, I will be able to take impromptu trips by setting up passive income streams.
From the outside perspective, I might seem like a dreamer and not a doer. And there is a bit of truth to that. The catch is, I’m being quite selective on the activities I choose to spend my time on, and am working to set up systems for myself that will be able to serve more people than I’ve ever served before!
A little bit of work each day adds up in the long run.
This 30 Day Deep Dive is a great example. I set the intention to blog and vlog everyday for 30 Days. I’ve enjoyed the challenge, and I’m proud of myself for sticking to my agreement.
Not everyday was a stellar performance. Some days were easier than others. Some were so effortless that I was amazed that I got other activities squeezed into that same 24 hour chunk.
I don’t expect perfection. I do my best everyday. Some days are better than others. But I show up and I give my 100% that day. I have no regrets.
The problem I think people create for themselves is the need to be perfect. I wonder how many people in the challenge that are still in scarcity are still trying to take the first step.
I will do a recap tomorrow and I can easily pick apart all of the flaws, mistakes, fuck ups, and poor results. Or I can be proud. Look for what I did right. What went according to plan, and what seemed effortless?
I can choose to praise myself and lean into the things that feel really good, and start to challenge myself to grow.
Dwelling on the negative or the things I’m not interested in or good at will put me into scarcity again. I can see that now. I know that I can’t prevent myself from slipping into doubt and falling out of sync with the Universe. But I do know what it feels like when I am slipping, and I can make the choice to Stop, and think about what’s happening. Go through the lessons from the Universe, and come out on the other side a stronger, happier, more resilient person.
I am so grateful for this experience!
Until tomorrow’s Recap!
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Brandi Penrose ~ CuteCraftyGirl
Brandi Penrose, aka CuteCraftyGirl, LOVES helping people to Embrace their Creativity, and Believe in the Power of their Dreams! When she isn’t Teaching or Writing, you’ll find her making Stained Glass Art or tending to her Fairy Gardens.