Wherever we are in the world, we have to agree that humans are being brought to our knees. No matter what our differences, we're being forced to focus on the one thing we all have in common: our survival.
In the spirit of authenticity, here's a few things you may or may not know about me. My name is Allison and I'm based in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm a Flow Consultant, Passion Test Consultant, writer, editor, and marketer, and a four-time cancer survivor.
As most survivors know, just because cancer didn't kill us doesn't mean we survived it. Twenty years later, I still deal with its (often) debilitating effects every day. No matter how deep the faith, the paranoia never really leaves. And now with "the new Big C," other fears are creeping in as every cough, sneeze, hot flash, or shortness of breath has me questioning my mortality yet again.
Here's the thing, though. Research as proven that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself; the key lies in ones ability to believe it. And what is a belief other than a thought you tell yourself over and over again?
So this 21-Day Abundance Challenge is all about creating a new belief about the positive impact of the Coronavirus for you.
For me, it's about my health, but for you it could be finances, relationships, or just general well-being. We'll then work together to remind each other for 21 days that we're creating a brand new future for when we get through this. Why 21 days? They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, and here in South Africa our 21 days of lockdown starts today so what better time to start a good habit?
If you don't have the instructions, you can get the ebook in the library here: https://www.geniusu.com/mentor_circles/1006/files
Here's a quick extract of the 21-Day Abundance ebook of how to create your belief. It forms the new story of your life and the vision of what you'll focus on over the next 21 days.
Step 1: Decide on a goal
Suppose you’re interested in the 21-Day Abundance Challenge to have more money in your life. It could also be an abundance of health, relationships, happiness… you decide.
But for this example, let’s say the goal is to manifest more money.
Often, our efforts to “make” more money fail and it eventually becomes difficult to believe it’s even possible! This is what I love most about the Law of Attraction: it’s not about MAKING money. Instead, it’s about ATTRACTING money.
WHEN YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION RESPONDS BY SENDING YOU MORE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT. THAT’S HOW ACTIONS ARE INSPIRED, MONEY IS ATTRACTED, AND DREAMS COME TRUE.
I know! It’s difficult to feel good when you’re broke and worrying about paying your bills. In Step 2, I’ll show you how to use this negativity to your advantage. Ready?
Step 2: Acknowledge the negatives
Having a positive mindset doesn’t mean ignoring the negatives. On the contrary.
Honouring your feelings, whether good or bad, is an important part of the whole process of cultivating a positive mindset. It’s HOW you handle the negatives that make the difference.
When you use negative emotions as an indicator to pause and reflect, it becomes a building block instead of a roadblock.
Here’s a quick way to benefit from the negativity of the lack of money. Remember, I’ve been using it to turn some amazing thoughts into amazing things, so why not a whole lot of money?
Make a list of the ways in which you’re limited by being broke. What about being broke makes you feel bad? Here are some examples that I experience first-hand during my cash-strapped moments:
- I can never make plans because I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford it when the time comes.
I turn down opportunities because I just don’t have the money for it.
I buy based on what I can afford and not on what I really want. Often, I don’t even buy anything at all!
I take on any kind of work/client/income opportunity because I don’t have the privilege of being picky.
It’s demotivating to be stuck in one place despite all my efforts!
It’s overwhelming…I don’t know what else to do to improve my finances.
Step 3: Turn the negatives into a positive story
Do you agree that the opposite of a negative is a positive? Start step 3 by turning your list of negatives into opposite, positive desires. Mine would look something like this:
- I make plans knowing without a doubt that the money is there.
I pursue exciting opportunities that yield amazing material and non-material returns.
I buy whatever I want whenever I want to because I can.
I work only with people who understand my value and pay me what I’m worth, in full and on time.
I’m inspired to be who I want, do what I want, and go where I want because abundance just flows to me with ease.
Financial freedom allows me to pursue my dreams with clarity and purpose.
Next, using the amended list, create a new story of abundance as if it’s already happened. Include everything you love about financial abundance and how it’s made your life so much easier, richer, or happier. Use positive affirmations such as “love” and “appreciate”. Be as descriptive as possible using words that inspire you.
The new story of my fabulously abundant life would go like this:
“I love that I can make any plans knowing I can afford it! I’m so grateful that I am able to pursue exciting opportunities that yield amazing material and non-material returns. I appreciate buying whatever I want—for myself and anyone else—without considering how much it costs. I’m so extremely appreciative that I work only with people who understand my value and pay me what I’m worth, in full, and on time. I love, love, love that abundance flows to me with ease. I love feeling inspired to be who I want, do what I want, and go where I want without worrying about financial limitations. I can be a writer, a healer, a teacher, a traveller, a successful businesswoman…anything! I’m filled with gratitude that my financial freedom allows me to pursue my dreams with clarity and purpose.”
When you’re writing your new story, imagine what it feels like to live it! Most importantly, be appreciative of your current situation for creating in you a desire for this new, positive goal. For example, I truly am grateful for the wisdom that being broke has given me, and I appreciate the empathy I have for those less fortunate than myself. I appreciate that, through lack, I understand and appreciate abundance.
According to the LOA, all negative stories have a purpose and that purpose is to help us formulate a positive new story. Now that you have your new story, let the old one go. You have further use for it. Ever!
Finally, condense your new story into 255 characters that embrace the emotion of the new, abundant you. This becomes your daily affirmation for the next 7 days so make sure you feel good about it! Here’s mine:
“I love that I can make any plans knowing I can afford it! I love, love, love that abundance flows to me with ease. I’m filled with gratitude that my financial freedom allows me to pursue my dreams with clarity and purpose.”
Alleviating asthma and allergies
I love that I can breathe easily in any environment. I’m truly grateful that I can spend time with animals, flowers, and trees without it affecting my health. I am in awe of my body’s ability to heal itself from any ailment, and I’m filled with gratitude that my health allows me to live a full and happy life.
A booming business
I love that my business enables me to work from anywhere in the world! I am incredibly grateful that income flows from multiple sources with little effort on my part. I truly appreciate that I am able to work with people who inspire me!
Attracting a healthy relationship
I love, love, love that I'm in a healthy relationship with the man of my dreams!I am grateful that he has my back no matter what. It's amazing that we are passionate about the same things, especially each other! I am so grateful that we tackle life together as a team.
Attracting abundance across a number of areas
I am grateful that my career choices give me the financial freedom to do what I want with the people that I love. I love, love, love that I'm in a healthy relationship with the man of my dreams. I am in awe of my body's ability to heal itself and I am grateful that my health gets better and better every day!
Does your story make you feel warm and fuzzy? Is it something you believe could actually happen? Do you feel yourself relaxing into it? Does it raise your vibration? If yes, great! If no, you should tweak your story so that it inspires you to dream big.
Your turn. Write your new story as if it’s already come true! This is your story for the 21 days of this test so make it a happy, inspiring, colourful one filled with positive affirmations. To inspire others, write your new story in the comments below. I'll be adding mine, too!