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Dare To Play It Big, Issue #056 -- We Are Already Abundant
July 17, 2012
We Are Already Abundant
In this issue...
You may remember that in my previous newsletter I wrote about 'Expecting the unexpected'... well, it seems like that has been the constant again for me in the past month.
This has been a very beautiful time - I had more fun and great insights at the Glade festival than I could have possibly anticipated, plus...
...I got the job!! :) (In case you don't remember or if you've just joined the newsletter, I applied for a position in the same company but in a different department, and... I got it) :)
I'm very excited about it - I'll be starting in the next couple of weeks, doing something much more fulfilling: dealing with vulnerable people, and being their point of contact as the process they go through with the company takes place.
Not only that, the new position also comes with a lot of bonuses that I hadn't expected, like being able to wear my own clothes (currently I have to wear a uniform), more flexible hours, paid training and expenses for two weeks in another city, and even an increase of salary.
I can only think that all my consistently shifting my thoughts in the direction of what I *do* want has conjured this position for me - among another things, because it's a complete new role that hadn't existed in the company until this point. Is this is a gift for me, Universe? ;)
And while I'm looking forward to this new stage, I keep an eye on my main goal: being able to work for myself, helping people through my coaching and my writing, empowering others and sharing the good feelings we experience. So I have decided to review ALL the pages on my website, to bring them up to the best standard, so that the content is helpful to my visitors.
See, some of the pages I wrote are very old - as in, 5 years old or so - and I myself cringe sometimes when I read them, because even though I know what I want to say I haven't said it in the clearest way. My mother tongue (Spanish) also betrays me at times and I write English words on a Spanish structure - which sounds very odd :)
So I invite you to visit the blog of my website because there you will find the links to all the revamped pages as I republish them. However my site has quite a lot of pages - I estimated that this task will take me between 3 and 5 months, if I put some work on it every day. So bear with me while I make it happen ;)
I wish your life is being as blessed as mine is lately, and I encourage you to keep focused on what you do want out of yourself and your life. We're getting there ;) Until next month, keep well!
You know? I think that we are actually more abundant than we think we are. I just think that we don't take the time to notice how much abundance we have in our lives already - how much of what we want we already have.
I came to this thought after having put in practice a little experiment, following reading something that I saw Julia Rogers Hamrick post on Facebook (Julia Rogers Hamrick is the author of "Choosing Easy World" - a book that I recommend you read if you want to see your life go on to higher levels).
Julia commented on one of those magnificent phrases from Easy World: "I have what I need when I need it". I liked it. Later on another lady replied something on the line that there was no merit on noticing that we have some things that we are meant to have in place, like toilet paper.
Julia's response was like a lightbulb switching on for me: the point is not to think whether the toilet paper should be there or not, the point is that the toilet paper *was* there when you needed it.
And so it is with everything: if you have a shower you need water (and there it is!), soap (and there it is!), a towel (and there it is!)... And as you keep doing noticing that you have what you need, it becomes more and more true for you that you do have what you need when you need it.
So I did a little experiment: as I went through my day I said to myself "I have what I need when I need it". I needed breakfast - and I had muesli and soya yoghurt available. It was raining, I needed an umbrella - and I had it. I needed some transport to get to work - and there was a train to take me there. I needed water at the office - and there was the water cooler providing it...
Even more: a few days ago, visiting a very high-end supermarket, I said to myself "Some day I will be able to shop here". And I stopped for a moment: even though very rarely, I *do* shop there already!
The result of my experiment is that I came to the conclusion that we are abundant already - if only we stop to notice it. My thought about the supermarket confirmed it: I had the idea that I cannot shop there because the prices are quite above the average you'd pay even in a 'nice' supermarket - but the fact is that somehow I do have the money I need to shop there, even if rarely.
I invite you to try it out too. Say to yourself "I have what I need when I need it". Go through your day noticing when you need something and you have it, and celebrate it.
I'd love that you let me know how it goes - do you notice that you are constantly provided for? Do you notice yourself happier, more content with your life, perhaps more trusting that you'll keep on being provided? What other insights do you get? Let me know! :)
P.S. Some day I'll be able to shop at that supermarket regularly ;)
Every month I receive emails from readers - some of them contain questions or comments, and some of them are contributions, such as a positive story, an article or a tip.
This month Kate McDougall, from Sudbury, Canada, shared this moving piece of gratitude:
Thanks, Kate - and wishing you prolongued good health! :-)
This month I want to share with you a link to a page from BuzzFeed which contains '21 pictures to restore your faith in humanity'. You may have it seen it doing the rounds on Facebook or Twitter, but if you haven't... well, I highly recommend you have a look at the pics.
I was so moved when I saw them: they are all examples of people caring for other people, for animals, or for the planet in general - genuinely and without second intentions. I *promise* you that you some of those pictures will move you and will make you feel your heart open in a split second.
And while you're basking in the good feelings, go and do something nice for someone else. Let's pass the good vibes on ;)
I believe that being grateful for something is one of the most powerful tools to feel better immediately. Here are the two thanking bits of the month:
Thankful for... post-it notes. Post-it notes are so handy! I write a lot on used paper, and at times I use post-it notes, mostly by pasting them on my closed laptop in the night to remember something in the morning. So helpful!
An anecdote for you: one night the last week I spent some time talking with my husband, before going to bed. He was quite tired and feeling a bit down that day, and I had an idea to cheer him up. At the end of our conversation I said, "Shall we end the night on a positive note?", he sighed and said "Yes, if it's possible...". I took a post-it note and I wrote the word 'Positive' on it, and I pasted the post-it note on his lap. "There", I pointed, "a positive note". He laughed :)
Thankful for... tomato shampoo and conditioner. A month ago or so I was needing to buy a new shampoo, and I came across an organic tomato one. I've got a sensitive scalp and most normal shampoos will make my scalp flake or my hair look lifeless, so every new shampoo I buy is a bit of a gamble... However I felt that this shampoo was right for me, and I bought both the shampoo and the conditioner - and I'm very happy that they leave my hair looking beautiful and they care for my scalp too! :)
What are you thankful for? Share your gratitude on this page and read what others are thankful for!
Thank you for reading this issue of Dare To Play It Big, the free positive thinking newsletter of The Benefits Of Positive Thinking.
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