I was listening to a podcast from the Oprah Super Soul Sessions (my new favorite) recently and I heard one talk that really resonated with me about becoming conscious of when/how frequently we feel lack. It’s so easy to get swept up in wanting more and more in multiple parts of our lives and I’m working toward transitioning that mindset into gratitude and feeling like there is already “enough.”
Starting and ending the day in lack
In this podcast, Oprah and her guest were discussing how often times our very first thought in the morning when we wake up is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” And then our last thought in the evening is something like “I didn’t get as much done today as I would have liked.” Who else does that? I often do. We are literally book-ending our days in lack rather than gratitude and positivity when we think like this, and that will not open the doors to a day full of great energy and suprises.
As I’m becoming conscious of this unfortunate habit, I’m shifting my thoughts immediately to “I got enough sleep last night” and “I’m thankful for the sleep I got last night.” Part of it is being more gentle with ourselves, and part of it is snapping ourselves out of that more, more feeling that surrounds us everywhere we go. I never realized how harsh I was being on myself boxing my day into “not enough” on a regular basis.
Holding on too tightly to lack
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have more money, for example, but holding on to the lack that you currently have so tightly will only inhibit the flow of money to you. This is such a hard habit to snap out of, and I definitely still struggle myself with it (not just about money). But becoming conscious of the way you’re thinking about money or whatever it is you feel you lack is the first step to reversing that flow. Every time you think “If only I had more” or “I never have enough” you are literally telling the universe what to bring to you and staying in the low vibrations of lack. Instead, catch yourself in those thoughts and change them immediately to “I have enough and I’m thankful for all the money flowing to me” and then truly let the thoughts go.
Everything comes down to the flow of energy and lack is literally a huge kink in the tube of that flow. The good news there is that it’s easy to undo with your new thoughts.
I’ve written a whole post on gratitude and in this instance it plays another major role. It actually works double duty here. On the one hand, it helps you to get out of that negative space of not having enough, but on the other hand it works to help you manifest and bring in what you want.
Making affirmations beginning with “thank you”, even if you’re thankful for something that’s not yet yours, sends out a powerful energy into the universe of what you want, further enhancing that flow back toward you. This is literally a free, easy way to lift yourself out of a less-than-ideal space and into a better one and it makes you feel better too.
I’ve found a lot of comfort in transitioning my thoughts from lack to enough, so I wanted to share those observations with you all too. I hope that this post made sense, do any of you feel yourselves thinking in terms of lack throughout the day too?
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