Ten Ways To Add Abundance To Your Mind, Your Life & Your World
Abundance isn't something you find from the outside.
Abundance begins within and radiates outward. Find the ways
that increase your abundance inside. Add time to your day,
simplify, or make a difference in the world. Gratitude
multiplies. Find something in these ten ways to add
abundance to your life and enjoy the positive results it
1. Step up and become a world peacemaker. Volunteer to
help keep peace in the world. Yes, even one hour this year
will make a difference. Think about it -- if 2,000 people
volunteered just one hour, that 2,000 hours that peace is
closer in the world. It is like interest, it compounds. You
can and do make a difference. Visit The 1,000 Years of
Peace Project (http://www.pledgepeace.org/) and pledge just
one hour in 2004 towards peace!
2. Be a blood donor. Never done it before or not sure that
they want your blood? It takes just a few minutes by phone
or visiting their web site to find out. Scared of needles,
I was, let their experience walk you through the fear.
Celebrate your freedom from the fear afterwards. Go with
some friends or co-workers to support you. Visit AABA at:
http://www.aabb.org/Locator/Locator.asp to find out more.
3. Volunteer somewhere this year. Did you know that most
employers encourage volunteering and will give time off to
do so during business hours? Not sure, ask them. Organize
an office group of volunteers. Visit Volunteer Match at:
http://www.volunteermatch.org/ to find the right place for
you to volunteer.
4. Attend the religious ceremony of at least one different
faith to observe how others connect with the Divine. Not
into religion, that is okay. Expand your mind by attending
different events or faiths. You do not need to join, just
learn and expand your horizons. We have more similarities
than differences. It is when we see those similarities that
we learn our connections.
5. Take 30 minutes a day and connect with your higher self
and spirit. Whether it is in meditation, sitting quietly
and listening, or in prayer.
6. Eliminate any outside influences that don't feed your
soul or life purpose. If you are challenged to let it go
permanently, give it up temporarily for 30 days. Whether it
is the newspaper, TV news, or books that you are reading
that are "shoulds" instead of "wants." Revisit with what
you are letting in. In exchange, abundance will have more
space to enter. Fill your day with only positive people,
things, and information. The Information Gurus have a
saying, "GIGO" Garbage in, garbage out.
7. Look beyond the either/or decisions in life. Open the
door and let the possibilities and options in. Don't be
boxed in, just know there are other options, invite them in.
Abundance appears when it is invited.
8. Ever wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires?
Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz at
http://www.myfootprint.org/. The Quiz estimates how much
productive land and water you need to support what you use
and discard. All this in 15 quick and easy questions. What
footprint are you leaving on this planet and how does it
compare to others? Great revelation on what you are leaving
9. Magnify abundance by simplifying your life. Visit
Simple Living at: http://www.simpleliving.net/ and find
thousands of topics and great tools on how to simplify all
areas of life. You will also find study groups to support
you on your journey.
10. Have you written your own Personal Mission Statement?
Visit this f*r*e*e easy-to-use online Mission Statement
Builder by Franklin Covey to create one:
http://www.franklincovey.com/missionbuilder/ Gain space to
add abundance by reducing stress and increasing your focus
on where you want to go. Post your statement on the
bathroom mirror. It makes saying no easier the rest of the
Copyright 2004, Catherine Franz.
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