By Nicole Amaturo
Manifesting abundance is no different than manifesting anything else in life. It all starts with a thought, which then turns into a belief, which then creates an emotion, which finally turns into reality. It truly is that simple. Whether we are living consciously or not, we are still the creators of our lives. We are creating what we want and what we don’t want each day by something as simple, yet powerful, as a thought.
This concept is illustrated in a famous experiment by Dr. Masaru Emoto, which yielded the basic idea that thoughts have an energy behind them that will either positively or negatively serve you. Dr. Emoto is a famous Japanese pioneer researcher that became known for his water crystal experiments and book titled, The Hidden Messages in Water. He demonstrated just how powerful thoughts and beliefs are in shaping our reality. He placed water in glasses and exposed them to certain negative or positive words, pictures, music, or phrases. The glasses with positive influential words, pictures, music, or phrases created beautiful, complete, vibrantly colored, snowflake crystal formations while the glasses of water with negative influential ones created incomplete, dull, and disfigured crystals. More information can be found here.
So what does this prove? Thoughts create our reality, good or bad, depending on which thoughts we choose to think. Thoughts are powerful. Power is energy. Energy attracts like energy. Energy is all around us and in everything that we do. We are energy. We create our lives by the thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that we allow. The greatest part about knowing this right now is that YOU are actually in control of the rest of your life from this day forward. You, yes YOU, can turn your current financial situation into one of abundance and freedom, no matter where you are now.
1. Change Your Story
Becoming aware of what your beliefs are about money is as simple as seeing what you have manifested in your life thus far. Take a look around and see if there’s a contradiction with what you want and what you have. When beliefs match up with what is being dreamt of, then it’s a wonderfully powerful thing, but if they don’t, this is where blocks are experienced. If you have the desire for financial freedom, but have quite the opposite looking at you, then that’s your message to continue reading on. What was your parent’s relationship with money? What messages were you sent about it when you were young? This is a great starting point to gain awareness.
Becoming aware of what your beliefs are about money is as simple as seeing what you have manifested in your life thus far.
Now, let your old story go! Is it that money is the root of all evil? Is it that you are not worthy of abundance? Is abundance for everyone else and not you? For me, I realized that one of my blocks was the belief that money makes people pretentious and I didn’t ever want to look pretentious, as I pride myself on my authenticity. I had to rid of that belief because I realized it no longer served me, nor was it true. It was a complete assumption. I allowed myself to let go of the old stories that inhibited me for so long just in my awareness of it.
Begin writing your new story. Affirmations are a powerful way to instill your new story for your Self until it becomes a permanent belief. It is a statement told in the present moment to allow new thoughts that serve your highest good into your consciousness. It may feel funny at first, but just ask yourself if you’d rather feel uncomfortable for a few minutes or live the same story you’ve been living your whole life. For example: “I am worthy of abundance” or “It is my turn to be financially free”. Download a free Money Affirmations poster at www.nicoleamaturo.com
2. Visualize Your New Story
Don’t get fixated on the specifics of it. Your main goal is happiness and freedom. Picture yourself feeling free and happy. What does it look like, sound like, feel like, smell like, and taste like for you? Are you enjoying expensive dinners, Broadway shows, traveling abroad? Picture every single aspect of this new YOU and feel it. Let this vision and intention guide you as if you already have it all. Don’t get caught up in logistics otherwise the magic of the universe will be blocked.
Now, you are ready to hand over your wishes for financial freedom to the universe and let it go. Do not go on a mission to try to make it happen. Allow the universe to show you how it will happen. You’ll be presented with new opportunities and miracles that you never saw coming as long as your thoughts are aligned with your beliefs. This doesn’t mean to sit back and do nothing, but instead, follow your intuition on what feels like a good opportunity and take appropriate action in the general direction of your dreams. Picture putting your vision into Glinda’s bubble and sending it out into the universe.
3. Take Action
Start to be grateful for your new found financial freedom before you tangibly see it. Live each day from the space of gratitude. Thank your money that you already have and show appreciation for every cent. When you pay a bill, be grateful that you have the money to pay the bill, instead of resenting the fact that you have to pay it. Live in a state of gratitude.
Also, be mindful of what is coming into your bank account and leaving it. We often like to avoid this but there’s power in knowing. Get rid of gym memberships that you are not using, Netflix accounts that you don’t use, and any other deduction that you do not use. The key phrase is “do not use”. The Universe does not like waste.
Start to be grateful for your new found financial freedom before you tangibly see it. Live in a state of gratitude.
Always remember that what you focus on expands, so why not focus on the abundance that already surrounds you? Live in a state of abundance. Where your attention goes, energy flows. Focus on the abundance of the ocean, sun, trees, clouds, water, etc. Try meditating on this feeling of abundance. This will all attract the abundance that is already there waiting for you.
Each day you wake up you have a choice. You can either choose to think thoughts that will serve you or keep thinking the same thoughts that have gotten you nowhere extraordinary. Go out each day and make the rest of your life the best of your life. You have all the tools you need right within you. Step into your power and allow the miracles in your life. It is your birthright. It is not your job to figure out how all of this will happen. Doesn’t the universe always work in your favor? If your initial reaction to this rhetorical question was no, then maybe this is the first belief you may benefit from working on. Happy Manifesting!
About the author
Nicole Amaturo is a contributor to the Worthy blog. She is a writer, blogger, and Life Coach in Personal Growth from the Monmouth County area in NJ. She specializes in ridding of limiting beliefs and listening to emotions as messengers. Nicole is a divorced mom of three on a mission to share her lessons and help others all around the world. She is also a 7th Grade English teacher and Literacy Coach. Nicole holds a B.A. in Education and Psychology and will have her M.S. in Holistic Health from Georgian Court University in the Spring of 2017. She is certified in Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities program and is an advocate of living each day consciously, authentic to your Higher Self.