by Dr. Elizabeth King, LCSW, CHt
As the holidays are upon us and we prepare to welcome in the New Year, I want to share with you something that has tremendously impacted me throughout my life and that I hope will impact yours…I call it “manifesting the abundant mindset”. It was my mom’s gift to me and now it is my gift to you. Use it and share it with others.
Honestly, I really never knew that what my mom taught me growing up was something that needed a name. In my home, it was just a way of life. If I didn’t know better, I would say that manifesting an abundant mindset is in my mother’s DNA. No one taught her, she just knew instinctively how to claim what she wanted in her life.
To this day, I marvel at the fact that my mother went from being a poor immigrant, single mom of five (one with a physical disability) factory worker to being a well-respected diplomat who worked next to the president of the Dominican Republic for over 20 years. Here’s the funny thing, even though we were poor, I never knew it because my mother always told us we were rich. I remember always having the nicest clothes, living in the most beautiful places and eating the best food. I grew up hearing her say “you decide who you are and what you want in life or life will decide it for you”. My mom truly believed with her whole heart that she was successful and she was. She manifested her path in life. Researcher and human behaviorist Amy Cuddy said it best, “don’t fake it until you make it. Fake it until you become it”.
Manifesting an abundant mindset may seem a bit abstract or foreign to some of you, but I can tell you from a personal and professional perspective, it is very effective and transformational.
Many people have asked me where to start when it comes to manifesting and the answer is so much simpler than I can even explain. Believe! Don’t believe in the way that you have to convince yourself, don’t waste moments diminishing the power to create what you want by centering on spirit-tearing doubts. Simply, believe. As you would any inarguable truth. Trees have leaves. Grass is green. It is with this determined aim that you capitalize on living what you embody, that you develop faith for your most important goals.
Then you can tap into your real power in earnest. Expand it, build upon it, and even explode it.
Once you have adapted manifestation of the abundant mindset so it lives within you as naturally as breathing, get clear on what you need. Nothing frilly, which will not fill your soul and heart, instead permit yourself to float into deep visions you dream of, visions you return to in quiet moments, when your soul yearns for an existence heavy with substance. If you need to make a change in your career because you are unfulfilled, if you must land a client to continue to keep your doors open and your vivid picture of success is alive in all your senses, then manifest it. Believe that you will be abundant, that you will experience the blessings of the universe. Put the message out there so there is no misunderstanding of your holy grail: say it aloud, write it, think it over and over again, it must transforms into an integral, driving part of you, as organic as any physical organ which propels you through life. This is you harnessing your power, operating in-sync with the universe, finding your purpose.
After your first manifestation, a miraculous event occurs. The skill to manifest what you desire becomes stronger, the power will blow your mind, in fact. You will sit in awe with your divine being, the sensation of your potential vibrating in your mind, and the need to share it with others streaming out of your essence. Your unique gifts will prove themselves to you repeatedly as you stand in awe of what is real. And it is easier each time to alter your very destination.
Living abundantly, with the ability to architect and complement our fate is our calling, locating your niche in the world, a shape only you can fit, is a true miracle that not many know how to forge. The weight and sway of our thoughts in this world, how we lift ourselves and each other up and the positivity that begets positivity, it’s precisely what we want to release. The abundant mindset will open your path to true spiritual salvation. I can’t wait for you to share stories of your personal spiritual valor with me and the rest of your sisters. Go on…try manifesting with conviction the abundant mindset that you now know is possible and begin reaping the rewards that you create!