If you’re like me and hang out in the personal development and spiritual worlds, you likely hear the word “abundance” thrown around about 17,000,000 times a day. It has become one of the most overused and irritating words that ever hits my eyes and ears, and I want it to stop. This is Reason #1 for my insanity. It’s like the pop song that everyone loves until the radio stations completely ruin it for you by putting them on heavy rotation until you cannot bear to hear it one more time. (That was a run-on sentence for effect. You get the analogy.)
Reason #2: IT IS COMPLETELY NON-SPECIFIC. Do you want an abundance of ants in your kitchen? What about an abundance of fat cells on your thighs? Or how about an abundance of medical bills? If you are “spiritual” and prefer the word “abundance” because you still hold onto the ridiculous notion that MONEY is the “name that shall not be named,” then you are creating active resistance to the very thing you are trying to create, which is MONEY, WEALTH, FINANCIAL FREEDOM. If you resist something, it makes it really hard to bring it into your life. Call a spade a spade. Call money, money.
Now, if you’re savvy (and I know you are), then you are thinking, “but wait, isn’t Amy creating resistance to the word abundance by allowing it to drive her insane?” Great point! I don’t think so, but one never really knows. I try to use it as a little bell ringing in my consciousness to remember what kind of abundance I’m considering. Is it love? Good relationships? Wealth? I hone in on what the conversation is about and that alleviates my resistance to the word. At least, that’s what I tell myself.
To further confuse you, I’ll leave you with this wonderful mantra that I stole from Tony Robbins and say multiple times a day: “God’s wealth circulates in my life. It flows to me in avalanches of abundance. All of my needs, desires, and goals are met instantaneously, for I am one with God and God is everything.” His glorious use of the words “wealth” and “abundance” is both specific and non-specific at the same time. Assuming that all of your needs, desires, and goals are being met instantaneously accounts for the true nature of abundance, and that includes money, love, health, and material goods. It’s like an umbrella insurance policy. Nice.