Do you want to know a secret of all of the great people of this life? By "great" I mean in some way, somehow they have manifested abundance and goodness. It is this: The universe is abundant. Let me break it down. The creator, source, God, whatever you want to call it is abundant, which means abundance keeps flowing. There is no end to it. It’s not finite. Abundance is infinite.
Knowing this fact, think about something that you want and that you struggle with having. The struggle comes because you believe that there is a finite source. Look at sports as an example. Let’s say you really want a sports team to win, but there is a team that is even better right now that keeps winning. They are a great team, hands down, and you start to feel a little bitter like, “I want my team to beat that team.” “It’s not fair.” “Other teams need a chance.” Or, “They always win.” That frame of mind assumes that there is a limited amount of success, and if that team is successful it means they are taking it away from someone else. So you can’t have success as long as they do. That is the mistake! That is not true. The winning team happens to be living up to their potential. They happen to be in the flow of abundance, and you or your team also has that same capacity. When you rise to your abundance you also become the winning team. In fact, you could even beat the other team.
There is no shortage of abundance. Look at it with money, too. If someone has a lot of money, they are not taking from someone else. They simply are doing what they do and acquiring money, because they have an abundant mindset when it comes to money. Often when people get bitter or envious of people who have money and start criticizing them it is because they are feeling powerless. They are feeling as if they are under that person so they try to put the person down by saying, “They’re greedy,” or “All they care about is money.” But really they wouldn’t mind it too much if a million dollars dropped into their lap. The thing is, anyone can acquire a million dollars. It is the truth.
You have unlimited abilities! Most of us will never reach our potential in this lifetime. That is my goal, to reach mine, but most people do not come anywhere close to fully doing what they can, being as powerful beyond measure as they truly are. So instead they think they have to hold on to what they do have, try and get a little bit more, and maybe push down the people who have more. “This is mine!” “Shame on you for having more.” or the eternal cry of “It’s not fair!” That is a mistake. This way of thinking comes from ignorance, and any great leader has always know that abundance is the rule, the law of the universe, and you are capable of it like anyone else.
You are capable of anything anyone else in this world is capable of. You are capable of anything you truly desire. You are! Whether you are manifesting and achieving it right now or not is beside the point. You are capable of it, and whatever other people do, whatever they achieve is totally separate from what you can achieve. There is no finite source going on here. There is one source and it is infinite. AND, you are a part of that source.
Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence. It is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life.