When you observe financial well-being in others, especially very luxurious well-being, do you sometimes criticize it or perhaps envy it? If you do so, you’re simultaneously criticizing your own well-being.
Instead of losing your energy condemning it, turn your attention to the aspects you can appreciate, and this will soon attract more well-being into your life.
Notice that if you desire greater abundance while thinking negatively towards those who already have it, you’re putting out conflicting intentions — I want more abundance; I hate excessive abundance — which means you cannot and will not progress. You’ll merely continue to manifest lack.
Here are some tips of attracting the abundance you desire:
Think of someone who enjoys a degree of abundance.
Perhaps imagine a wealthy corporate CEO that got paid what you feel is excessive compensation, even as their company lost money. Imagine this CEO spending that money lavishly — fancy cars, expensive vacations, a huge mansion, a staff of servants. Now look for a seed of appreciation within that imagery, and expand it. Do you find it difficult to appreciate someone in this situation?
Change your point of view.
Imagine that someone who lives on less than $1 per day and who doesn’t have access to clean water and reliable meals is doing this same exercise, and she has selected you as her example of lavish living. Your lifestyle seems incredibly abundant to her, far beyond anything she’s known during her life and seemingly unattainable for her. Would you expect her to judge you harshly for having what she does not? Would you have her condemn you as a heartless and greedy person? How would you like her to feel about you?
Put yourself in the place of the wealthy person.
To you this lifestyle feels normal, not lavish or excessive. As you see it, so many others are living in lack and scarcity. You know you can’t help them by joining them in lack. You can be generous with them of course, and you do so to the degree it feels good. The best thing is to inspire others to create their own happiness, assisting them where you can but being careful not to rob them of their own creative power.
The 100 dollar-bill exercise.
This is one of my favorite exercises extracted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction” – by Esther and Gerry Hicks
“Here’s a process that can quickly help you shift the balance of your thoughts regarding money to a place where you can begin to let more money flow easily into your experience:
Put 100 dollars in your pocket and keep it with you at all times. As you move through your day, deliberately notice how many things you could exchange this money for: “I could purchase that”, “I could do that”. Someone said to us that a 100 dollars doesn’t really buy that much in today’s economy. But we explain that if you mentally spend that 100 dollars 1000 times today, you’ve vibrationally spent 100.000 dollars. That sort of positive focus will dramatically change your vibrational balance about money.
This vibrational spending process will cause you to feel differently about money, and when that happens, your point of attraction will shift, and more money must flow into your experience. It is Law.”
People do not want to see you in lack, but they cannot rob you of your power either — that is something you must learn to develop. Do not fight against the abundance you desire, especially when you see it in someone else. Instead, think of relating to this more abundant person as you would want someone in greater scarcity to relate to you — as an example of hope and potential, not a perfect or flawless example, but an example nonetheless.