Let's assume that we can make our our luck. That is the same as saying that we can create more of the good things we want in our life. Abundance is all-encompassing. And bringing more of it into your own life shouldn't be a game of chance. So let's explore some ways that you, and I, might work together along with Nature to bring more abundance into our lives.
1. Turn negativity into positive action. Today, take one thing that you feel negative about (I don't have enough money, etc.) and before the day is finished, find one positive action that can help diminish that negativity. That action might be; seeking the advice of a consultant or specialist or, walking away from something that can't be fixed or, reducing stress or, asking for help. There are many small things we can do to help us feel like we are moving forward.
2. Get a good outside perspective. I know that when I am upset over a problem, I tend to withdraw. This leads to isolation, which isn't a good; it makes us feel even worse and adds to our sense of lack. Stay connected to family and friends. Ask for the opinion of someone you trust. Sometimes, the best solution to our problem will come from someone else..someone who isn't as close to the situation as you. They will see the problem, and the solution, from a whole different perspective.
3. Don't let yourself get carried away with futility. Feeling that the situation is hopeless, or that you're helpless, never serves anyone well. Tell yourself, "That negative voice isn't the real me." Gently, but firmly, reject that little voice. YOU are in charge and you know that there is always a way to solve any problem!
4. Expand your awareness. I've often heard that contraction is the biggest enemy of abundance. Contraction is when we feel that there is no solution. We close ourselves off; in the mind, body, and spirit. On the other hand, expansion is the best friend abundance can have. Expansion is increased awareness that solutions ARE possible. So how do we increase our expansion? Set aside some time each day for peace and quiet. It's during these times that amazing and new/fresh creative solutions will often happen. Reducing stress help expansion, too. As long as we are stressed about findind that right solution, we very rarely ever will. Once we just "let it go" and open up to the idea that a solution will be found, that perfect and right solution can, and will, easily happen.
5. Take full responsibility. The most radical cure for feeling like a victim is to no longer feel like a victim. It's that simple. Once we accept our situation, and quit blaming ourselves and others, we can reclaim our life. Abundance comes from within and taking responsibiity for your own life will only move you further along your path towards getting whatever it is that you lack.
6. Develop a higher vision of life. We've all heard the saying, "Poor little rich girl." And it's true. Money doesn't mean that we're automatically happy. Or that having more time will fix our our life. If we have more time, and continue to not use it wisely, then we gain nothing. What each of us truly seeks is fulfillment. And there is no such thing as being fulfilled AND feeling miserable. Fulfillment isn't material gain. Fulfillment comes from within...it is our truest calling. So, while material possesions and having more time can be good and even useful, they don't lead to fulfillment. It's amazingly simple, I think. If you spend time looking for ways to be fulfilled you will oftentimes find a path to the material possesions you also want; not always, of course, but often. Think about all the people you know, or have heard about, that took a hobby (a passion) and turned it into a sucessful business. That is true abundance at work. Many times if you are giving, as in volunteering and making financial contributions, to those who are less fortunate, you find that you mysteriously have more time and more money to give. It's awesome how that works out.
There's nothing inherently wrong with wanting more. It's a frog's nature...and a human's, too. What can be problematic, however, is wanting material things so badly that you are willing to sacrifice what your true self craves...fulfillment. More stuff doesn't mean fulfilled. Happiness comes from with in. Abundance isn't found at Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us, Home Depot, or Best Buy. True abundance can only be found at a little store called YOU....and it's open 24/7. You only need to go inside.