Hey! Guys and Gals! Happy Friday! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Happy long weekend! Happy almost end of the school year to my fellow teachers everywhere! There is light at the end of the tunnel.
However, that light for many teachers is a dim and “POOR” light. Summer is a struggle for lots of teachers. Even teachers who set up summer bank accounts somehow manage to run out of funds two weeks before September.
Recently, I was thinking of my impending summer break and my bank account. And you now how that is: One thought led to another. I thought of how much money I needed for summer bills, then to having to dip into the little savings I have, to finally thoughts of the realization how “poor” I really will be and should stick to peanut butter and jelly.
And like all crazy folks I started thinking about why I didn’t have more. Why can’t I be rich? How does so and so have so much making less? Right? We all do it. Am I not good enough, smart enough, savvy enough to have more? We start thinking there is something wrong or some reason why we are unworthy and undeserving of having more. Perhaps we are repaying a karma. Who knows?
But, why do we believe ourselves unworthy and undeserving off all the wonderful things we want?
Why do we believe we don’t deserve that awesome house? or job? or car?
Why do we believe we don’t deserve to travel to our hearts content? Or get paid what we believe we’re really worth at work?
Why do we believe that we don’t deserve a fantastic relationship with a wonderful loving partner who takes care of us mentally, physically and spiritually?
I’ll tell you why – because we live in a society with a scarcity mindset or a scarcity mentality.
Many people have what’s known as a scarcity mindset or scarcity mentality. In the simplest terms, the scarcity mindset is the belief that there will never be enough — whether it’s money, food, emotions or something else entirely — and as a result, your actions and thought stem from a place of lack.
Currently, only 3.5 million (or 3.5%) of the 100 million households in America are considered wealthy. As of 2016, there were 43.1 million people living in poverty in the U.S. That leaves approximately 53 million Americans that are supposedly “ok” financially.
Of course, this is based on a poverty line of $25K for a family of 4. I mean can even one person live on $25K a year? Probably not, making that 53 million totally skewed.
Anyway, back to this scarcity mentality. With all this said, yes we live in a society where we hoard whatever we have or come into because we are afraid there isn’t enough to go around. We don’t care if in that hoarding we are taking away from someone else because it is every man for himself in this country.
What we don’t realize is that our thoughts create our reality. If we believe we don’t have enough we will attract not having enough. Our universe and everything around us is energy. Our thoughts are energy. Our words are energy. Emotions are energy. From science class we know energy makes things happen.
Energy lights up a bulb. Energy makes a car move. Energy makes our pulse quicken and our heart pump faster. Energy makes our thoughts turn into reality because what we focus on is what we manifest.
When we think we don’t have enough, we begin to behave as if we don’t have enough.
Folks! Listen up: There is more than enough food, money, and love to go around!!!!! It’s a matter of thinking it into existence!!!
Think about this scenario: Have you ever been up at night stressing over your bills and bank account? Maybe you stay up all night thinking about it. Tossing and turning. You lose sleep.
You are so exhausted in the morning you might oversleep and get to work late – getting yourself in trouble with your boss. Your tone for the day has unfortunately been set and you keep falling deeper and deeper.
You’re so cranky you snap at co-workers or clients (maybe killing a deal). You are so exhausted you can’t focus or complete a project – getting yourself in further trouble with your boss.
All this negative energy continues impacting your performance (over time) and before you know it, you’re let go and NOW you really are in lack because you’re not getting a paycheck.
Listen, this is an extreme, but not far-fetched. This is how our thoughts create our reality. You think so much about scarcity and lack eventually you really end up lacking. However, this whole scenario could have and would have played out differently if our thoughts about it and reaction were positive.
But wait, know that these thoughts and feelings are not rooted in money itself. They are rooted in feelings of unworthiness. Feeling that we don’t deserve EVERYTHING we desire because of a bunch of baggage we have been carrying around for years.
If you want to get all the things you desire, first and foremost, be grateful for everything you have because at the end of the day someone has less – way less!
Believe that you already have whatever it is you are wanting. Act as if you already have it by giving thanks for it. Visualize having it, feel the feelings of joy of owning it.
This is not only for material things. This works for that relationship you want. It works for emotional and mental health. Speak it into existence. Don’t worry about how or when its coming just be thankful that it’s already here.
This sounds like mumbo-jumbo but the energy and thoughts you create when you are feeling happy and abundant attract more things that will bring you those feelings.
There is enough to go around and the moment you think it, see it, speak it, it is yours.