Abundance Is All Around You

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  • I tried an experiment this week. This is my seventh blog in seven days. I originally started writing at the beginning of this week because I had something to say. It quickly became a question of how many concurrent days could I write… as one day gradually grew into seven.

    Yesterday I had the thought of , “Maybe I should save this idea in case I don’t have anything to blog about tomorrow? What if I run out of ideas? I don’t want to get our community in the habit of expecting one each day and then not delivering! Oh no, what happens when I run out of topics?”

    I find it fascinating how my mind sometimes works from a place of fear of the unknown and likes to live in its own little comfort zone, or make that an uncomfortable zone. When I just get out of the way the ideas pour forth. Talking with our Inspirational Luminaries each day gives me one idea after the next. Participating on Twitter and interacting with my friends and family provide even more.

    So, where does this scarcity mentality of saving topics come from? Why is my first instinct that there won’t be enough? Interestingly enough, this week I found that the more I write the more ideas I have! How’s that for abundance! Writing one blog creates emotion and comments and another blog is born. Because of the overwhelming love and support of this community, you- my on-line family, this space will never be empty.

    This auto pilot fear of not having enough is so unfounded. I know better. Just read my story about Faith vs. Fear to really understand what I really mean. Yet, the Universe keeps giving me opportunities to work on my belief. Sometimes it’s money, sometimes it’s time, and yes, sometimes it’s even creativity. Sometimes I have this artificial fear that I could run out. And when you think about that one, it’s almost funny. Abundance is all around us. It’s our natural state. Looking for abundance is like a fish looking for water. It’s naturally everywhere if we just trust and believe.

    We almost didn’t launch InspireMeToday.com in April because I was afraid we wouldn’t have enough content and wanted 90 days of content in reserve. We launched anyway with the faith that it would come, and it has. One interview turns into a referral for three more and we grow exponentially. Had I waited until we were “secure”, we never would have launched. In taking that first step in faith, all else showed up and highlighted the abundance around us. When you perceive scarcity and move through it anyway, acting as if you have an unending supply of whatever- it ends us that you do! Belief alone paves the way for abundance.

    First snow of the season

    First snow of the season

    It’s like the story of manna from heaven. Trust that you will have enough today and that tomorrow the Universe will provide exactly what you need. You’ll wake to find your world covered with abundance, manna, and realize how much time you lost by worrying about what never happened. Instead, enjoy the abundance that’s there for you each and every day. You’re swimming in it! Look around you, have faith and you’ll start to see it. It’s there for all of us.

    I went to bed last night thinking about this topic for today’s blog entry and asking the Universe for a tangible sign that I was on the right track. I remembered the story of manna covering the ground from my Sunday school days. This morning when I woke, yes, you guessed it… we had our first snow overnight. The ground was covered with pure white, sparkling snow, with more dumping down on top of me. Can you tell I’m grinning as I write this?

    Koda (my dog) and I are going for a walk in the abundance of life. We’re going outside to play in the snow. We’re going to celebrate the confirmation of the abundance that we are. Come with us! Go create your own wonderful day, knowing that the same abundance that surrounds me is also right there for you too.  And if you feel a cool breeze or a snowflake on your cheek, that’s just us taking you with us on our walk today, and sharing the abundance of life with you. I hope you enjoy it. ☺

    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of InspireMeToday.com, bringing the best inspiration to the world. InspireMeToday.com provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to InspireMeToday.com, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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    1. Lynn Mosher
      Lynn Mosher says:

      Gail, I loved this. God’s hand of provision and abundance is always outstretched to us, sprinkling His goodness all around us. We just don’t always recognize it and give Him thanks for it. Enjoy the beautiful snow. Blessings…Lynn

    2. Julette Millien
      Julette Millien says:

      How beautiful Gail!! OMeGosh, my heart is full. The truth in the message, the artistry of the language, the image you paint for me, the actual picture…it’s all so beautiful.

      Thank you so much!

      I did a 21 day blogging program a few months back and I had the same fake concerns at first. No scarcity, none at all. Like a fish in water, we’re swimming in abundance. So so true.

      Just this morning – hubby’s birthday, we were commenting on how essential it is for us to recognize and own our blessings – peace, joy, love – so much of it, we said, we can hardly wrap our minds around it.
      If you think and live from a love inspired place, there’s no such thing as scarcity. It’s all abundance. From a fear inspired place, nothing but lack…I choose love. I’m sowing love. Love is all that is real anyway.

      Thank you for this – so good for the soul!
      Be Blessed,

    3. Angie A. Swartz
      Angie A. Swartz says:

      Gail, I just sat down to force myself to write a post with no idea what I wanted to write about. You came to mind. I wrote my titile, “Working Mothers, How about some “Inspire Me Today”?” and I jumped to your site and found this post to read. Serendipity at work again. Just amazing isn’t it?

      I went on a blogging spree during my 18 day trip in September and found it fairly easy to write almost every day once I committed to it. Actually, I found it quite joyful to get up every morning and write before anything else. It was nice to put it first and not let life get in the way. Perhaps I’ll commit to it again in 2009 and see how many days I can keep going. Might be interesting…a blogathon…care to join me?


    4. Kathy Slattengren
      Kathy Slattengren says:

      Congratulations on 7 blogs in 7 days! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on abundance. I certainly could free up significant time and energy if I stopped worrying about “what if” and instead trusted in abundance.


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