Like I mentioned in last week's newsletter, I did a volunteering stint last week for my local women's club. For the holidays, six homes in the area are decorated to the max. And these aren't just ordinary homes. These are homes that unless you makes millions, you definitely don't have.
The rest of us then can pay a reasonable amount to tour the homes, getting a peek inside the lifestyle of the "rich and famous", with proceeds going to various charities.
My station was the kitchen of a beautiful waterfront contemporary home. The "green" home was built to look like a boat, and has cisterns for collecting water, a built in composting center, and some kind of gizmo for energy conservation. It was indeed, a beautiful home, slightly "museum" like, but none-the-less a home I would be grateful to have.
Anyway, some of the comments from the "tourists" as they came through the kitchen included:
- "Wow, I wish I had these countertops in my home."
- "I would love to have a kitchen like this; maybe when I win the lotto."
- "This is so beautiful! If only I could afford _______________."
- "I would love to be able to pay a professional decorator for my home too someday."
And any time someone made a comment like such, you could just feel their demeanor and internal dialogue go into "aw, shucks", then deflate. The disappointment, the defeat of "I could never afford anything like this" was rather depressing. My own inner voice started to deflate as well.
This got me thinking about the importance of mindset to internal dialogue.
The Laws of Attraction state that like attracts like. If you are constantly thinking about what you can't afford, then that is exactly what you get, not being able to afford what you want. In energy medicine, positivity and abundance vibrate at a certain frequency, while negativity vibrates at a much different frequency. Similar to the laws of attraction, once you get stuck in a certain vibrational pattern, you get what is surrounding you.
During one of the lulls, I took a deep breath and told myself that it is possible for me to have a house like this if I wanted. That I have a lot of abundance in my life, and I started identifying things I was grateful for while there. The view, the beautifully and professionally decorated Christmas tree that reflected the colors of the ocean, and the fireplace that provided a good warming spot (was a bit chilly out for Florida weather). I looked at the family photos around, and sent them a quick blessing as they got to travel a lot while also appearing to do some outreach work (guessing here based on some of the images).
My internal dialogue changed, and the feeling inside me changed. I was now uplifted, happier, calmer.
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The New Year is closely approaching. Think about the words your inner voice uses.
- Are you attracting all the wrong things?
- Is your energy vibrating at a level that is keeping you stuck?
Make 2015 an abundant year just by changing your mindset!