At the beginning of every yoga class our teacher asks us to pick a word or short phrase to use as the intention for the class. Last night the word that came to mind was “abundance”. Obviously this is something my higher wisdom is wanting me to spend some time with, but I am not sure what to do with the word. Do you have any suggestions on how I could incorporate this idea into my tapping?
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Abundance (or any specific desire, for that matter) can be a double-edged sword. It is good that we are recognizing a part of our life that we would like to see improvement, growth, and/or development in. The contrast between where we are and where we would like to be becomes the motivation for us to make the changes.
Problems can arise out of the frustration that things are not how we wish they were. We can feel overwhelmed by the perceived work it is going to take for us to move forward. We can feel saddened by the fact we have missed opportunities in the past that would have moved us closer to our goal/desire.
When we want more abundance of any type in our life, it is important that we don’t get hung up on the desire to find abundance. If our primary thought is “I want abundance”, we’re going to continue to create more opportunities for us to want to find abundance and we will keep ourselves in a perpetual state of longing for more.
The easiest way to find our way to abundance is to recognize all that is here already. When we notice it around us, everywhere, then we’re moving from wanting abundance to allowing the abundance that surrounds us into our lives.
For me, the easiest way to understand this is in terms of grace. God’s grace is not something that is doled out discriminately, but instead is surrounding every part of my life. That grace has a direct impact in my life when I have the awareness to see it. My task is not to seek it, but to see what is there. The more I notice grace, the easier it is to let it in. The more I let grace in, the easier it becomes to recognize it. Now it becomes a process that builds upon itself.
When we add tapping to this process, we are not tapping to find abundance, but to open ourselves to recognize the abundance that is already present. Tapping might look like this:
“I know there is opportunity and abundance all around me…there are opportunities for growth, development, and healing in every moment and in every place…many times I miss these opportunities and moments…I forgive myself for missing these moments…I am easy with myself for missing these moments…right now I give myself permission to know the abundance, grace, and opportunity that are saturating this moment…I give myself permission to open my eyes to these opportunities…knowing full well I don’t need to capture everything at once…by opening my eyes to this for just a moment it is going to make it easier to do it again in a future moment…I recognize the grace around me right now…helping me to move to who I would like to be…in all parts of my life…Right now I know I am surrounded by abundance….I am surrounded by grace…I am surrounded by opportunity…Even if I miss it right now…It will all be present in the next moment…and the next moment…and the next moment…I will see what is in this moment…not needing to find it…all that I need is already here…even if I can’t see it right now…bit by bit I open myself to seeing this.”