“When we live in the context of sufficiency, we find a natural freedom and integrity.” ~ Lynne Twist
Today I am writing to you from our villa in the South of France. Every time I look outside of my window, I hold my breath…. The lushness of nature, the beautiful Mountain View, blissful fragrance from the rose garden and the astonishing view on the Mediterranean Sea make me feel like I live in heaven on Earth! Why am I sharing this with you today? Because just a few years ago I was living in a rental apartment, felt like a failure and thought whether it’s even worth for me to continue on my journey…. Yes, I was in that dark place… and felt hopeless and alone.
My conscious mind was ruling my life and it was not a happy experience. I was focusing on what was missing in my life (money, house, love, security) and by focusing on “lack” in my life, I was creating more of the same. My life at that time was a reflection of my conscious mind: new business efforts failed, my years of savings were exhausted, and my health was in a downward spiral.
Fortunately, I was referred to an intuitive and experienced financial coach who listened to me intently and offered much needed support and guidance. I learned that we create our reality with our subconscious mind by “imprinting” beliefs and images into it via (conscious or unconscious) Intention and Focus.
I began practicing mindfulness and success rituals and focused on what worked in my life! I had shelter and food, people that loved and cared about me, my health and my gifts. I realized that scarcity is an illusion that we choose to buy into.
I honestly feel that it’s a test in our Earth class to be able to reconnect to your divine self and find the way to see and experience abundance in your everyday life instead of scarcity and lack!
It is quite common that people prioritize “technical aspects” of making money (e.g. investing strategies) and underestimate the essential role of our subconscious mind that truly rules our lives. Yet developing abundance mindset is a precursor to achieving the ultimate success in life – happiness and joy.
The mindset of scarcity is wildly spread among people from all walks of life, from folks who live paycheck-to-paycheck to people with large fortunes who worry about losing it all and are crippled by fears and stress.
Most of the time, we inherit the mindset of scarcity from family and friends and from society’s culture of “deficiency,” “there is not enough” and “more is better.” The messages of scarcity and lack get accepted as true. It’s NOT YOUR FAULT if you feel anxiety and fear about money – you were conditioned with sabotaging money thinking! Majority of people are unaware of the ways the scarcity-mentality affects their lives and relationship with money.
When you believe in the notion of scarcity, you focus on a deficiency in your life and put all your efforts into overcoming the perceived lack. Your “chase for more,” especially when it comes to money, becomes your guiding objective, your drive, your intention and…your curse. It drains your energy, brings worry and stress into your life and deprives you of joyful and peaceful experiences.
I realize that it is not easy to avoid focusing on scarcity when you are out of a job, have increased student loan debt or cannot afford to go on vacation with your family. I get it. I’ve been there.
That’s why I want you to keep your head high, be honest with yourself about money issues but relentlessly believe in your ability to handle any challenges that come your way and have enough patience and wisdom to appreciate what you do have NOW and many opportunities in your life.
Like with everything in life, you can choose to:
Once you let go of the paralyzing fear of “not enough,” you’ll experience a liberating and empowering sense of sufficiency, which comes from knowing that no matter what, there is enough and that you are enough and capable of handling any life challenges.
If you feel that you are really committed to living an abundant life and would like to belong to a community of like-minded people, who are seeking their own Path to Financial Freedom, I invite you to join “The Financial Wellness Movement” and our intimate Facebook tribe “The Soulful, Abundant and Prosperous Women”
We share our financial and life experiences, challenges and wins; we connect and celebrate each other talents and achievements. Hope to see you with us!
To Your Health, Wealth and Freedom!
With Love and Gratitude,
Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.