Happy February! I’m so excited to share things I love this entire month. Let’s kick it off with an amazing visualization I found in Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life. It’s called the Ocean of Abundance Visualization on page 118 in the chapter on prosperity. Here’s what she wrote,
“Your prosperity consciousness is not dependent on money; your flow of money is dependent upon your prosperity consciousness. As you can conceive of more, more will come into your life. I love the visualization of standing at the seashore looking out at the vast ocean and knowing that this ocean is the abundance that is available to me. Look down at your hands and see what sort of container you are holding. Is it a teaspoon, a thimble with a hole in it, a paper cup, a glass, a tumbler, a pitcher, a bucket, a wash tub, or perhaps you have a pipeline connected to this ocean of abundance? Look around you and notice that no matter how many people there are and no matter what kind of container they have, there is plenty for everyone. You cannot rob another, and they cannot rob you. And in no way can you drain the ocean dry. Your container is your consciousness, and it can always be exchanged for a larger container. Do this exercise often, to get the feelings of expansion and unlimited supply.”
As I practiced this visualization, I imagined a funnel and a tube that carried the water directly to my house. Then I saw all of us walking into the water and bathing in the riches, happily enjoying the abundance all around us. This practice just felt so GOOD!
Sometimes people thinking that talking about, caring about or wanting money isn’t “spiritual,” but I feel the opposite. I think that incorporating a positive money mentality into your spiritual practice is not only important, but mandatory. The world needs all of us to drop the fear and pick up an empowered view of our lives, finances included. After practicing this visualization, I noticed a cash rewards balance on my credit card (aka free money). Then I realized that I had negotiated a chance to earn extra money at work (hello abundance). Later I found an Amazon gift card in my wallet from last year that I had forgotten about (thank you). Every time these little gifts appear, I thank the Universe and remember that there is always more and that money flows to me freely. This type of deliberate thinking helps me release worry around my finances. So in short, on this first day of February, I love money, feelings of abundance, amazing books and surprise gifts from the Universe.