Creating Abundance in a World of Deprivation



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Abundance is a huge buzz-word in the self-help world.

I don’t know how many times I’ve read that we should “create abundance” and “live abundantly,” but how does one go about doing that?

I used to think that abundance was having more money.  “Heck yeah! I want more abundance!” is what I thought every time I read the word.  I had no clue what it was to really “feel abundant.”

The opposite of abundance might be scarcity or deprivation.  I knew all about those feelings.

It’s hard not to live in a fog of scarcity or deprivation when you never seem to have enough time, energy, or money.  When all of society tells you that you should weigh less, spend less, and eat less…sugar, fat, meat, gluten (fill in almost any food here)… can you ever feel abundant?

How can you feel abundant when “the world” seems to tell you that you’re never enough the way you are right now?

It wasn’t until I had spent quite a few months painting that I finally felt what abundance really was, at least for me.

Abundance was feeling like my cup was half full instead of half empty, when I didn’t feel like I was yearning or wanting for anything.

I felt abundant when I was painting.

Before I started painting again, it was just a “someday far off dream.”  Someday, when everything was aligned and perfect I would start doing what I really wanted to do. I would start living my dream.  By Adding painting now, I was miraculously living my dream now!  And isn’t that the most abundant life we can live?

When was the last time you felt abundant?

How many times a day are you living in the fog of scarcity?

How often in a day do you feel you are enough, that you have enough?

What could YOU do right now to create more abundance in your life?

I’d love to read your answers in the comments.



Kel Wilson

I am a wildlife biologist turned wife and mother, and more recently artist and blogger. It’s my mission to spread this idea to as many women as possible: Stop punishing and depriving yourself! You are so important, unique, and special! Start loving yourself enough to make the changes you need to find your happy place. Start doing this by adding something you love to your everyday life. I promise you, it will rock your world!

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One Response to Creating Abundance in a World of Deprivation

  1. I haven’t felt the cloud of scarcity for MONTHS but I remember that feeling all too well. I keep it away with chocolate every day. LOLZ… just kidding (kind of. not really.)! I read & write & make lists and then shred the lists. These are the things I love best, on a daily basis, besides spending time with my hubz & kids. Also? Doctor Who. (someone had to say it!)

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