One of the biggest things I’ve had to overcome this past year has been fear.

Fear of:
-the unknown
-being uncomfortable
-not being good/smart/creative enough
-not having enough
-not making enough
-not doing enough

You get the gist of it. We all have these kinds of fears that paralyze us from changing and attaining the life of our dreams. I’d like to bring 3 points to your attention in this blog post and I hope that by the time you finish reading, you can break free from this fear paralysis and feel empowered to take charge of your life.

So, let’s dive right into these.

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Realization #1: A mindset of fear and scarcity is your biggest enemy when it comes to manifesting your dream life.

The first thing I’d like for you to realize here is that fear and scarcity both vibe at low frequencies. So, staying in these low frequencies will only attract more of the same – more fear, less good shit in your life. If you want more of the good shit, start vibrating at the frequency of all that you desire. What you focus on, grows.

Personally, I’ve had to come to terms with this more recently when I decided to make a large investment in my health and business, while already drowning in student debt. I’ve known for years now that I didn’t want to work a regular job. I wanted to start my own business and be free to do as I please. I didn’t care too much for stability in my life and preferred working 3 part-time jobs at a time if it meant I could travel more often for months at a time. However, I realized that this way of thinking was stemming from a place of fear and scarcity. I was afraid that I wouldn’t succeed in my business and I wouldn’t make enough money to even pay my bills – let alone travel. I was afraid that if I gave up these jobs or even any shifts, I’d be stuck trying to make that money back doing something else that I didn’t enjoy. I didn’t necessarily hate my jobs, but I definitely wasn’t in love with what I was doing. I decided that this fear wasn’t serving me; that it wasn’t attracting any of the opportunities I so badly wanted to attract. I decided that being in a state of scarcity also wasn’t serving me; that I couldn’t attract financial abundance and freedom if I kept thinking there wasn’t enough to go around for everyone – which brings me to my next point.

Realization #2: Everything you need and want is already available, but you have to be open to receiving it.

The Universe provides an infinite flow of abundance and infinite possibilities. But until you decide that you are ready to welcome all that you desire into your life, the Universe will keep providing you with what you keep accepting. In other words, if you keep accepting your current life and reality, the Universe will step back from giving you anything other than that (a.k.a. anything better than what you already have). If you keep believing that you’ll never find a better job, better partner, better friends, better food, better water, and a better life, the Universe will only agree with you on this. Imagine arguing with someone so stubborn and stuck in their ways that they refuse to hear what you have to say… well, in this case, you’d be that stubborn person and the Universe is sick of listening to your same bullshit.

Visualize the life you want without worrying too much about the details of how you’ll get there. See the destination. Trust that it’s a real place and you can get to it. Trust in the Divine. And most importantly, receive gracefully. Demonstrate gratitude for what you already have and all that you are being provided with. Whatever you desire is making its way to you right now.

Realization #3: The way your life unfolds is, for the most part, up to you.

You can choose to change your thought patterns at any moment. You can choose to start healing through traumas today. You can choose love over fear, gratitude over complaining, abundance over scarcity. You can choose kinder words for yourself, kinder actions towards others, kinder living for the earth. You get to decide how to respond to all that is happening for you – not to you.

I once read a quote that said “Experience is determined by yourself – not the circumstances of your life.” This has stuck with me for three years now. I determine how I want to feel at the end of the day. I determine who I want to be at the end of the day. I determine how I want to show up in my life. No person, job, or whatever other potential obstacle determines how my life unfolds. I do.

Here are some affirmations you may find helpful to shift your mindset and life into a higher frequency:

  • I am abundant.
  • I am whole.
  • I am healing.
  • I am grateful for all that I have, all that I am, and all that is.
  • I am aligned with the energy of abundance.
  • I give myself permission to release what no longer serves me.
  • I have the power to manifest and work hard for what I want.
  • Everything I’ve ever needed has always been inside of me.
  • Nothing and no one can stop me from achieving what I came here to do.
  • I am mentally, physically, and emotionally capable of achieving anything.
  • I am tapping into my higher power.
  • Amazing opportunities are constantly arising.
  • Abundance flows to me in endless waves.
  • I am taking advantage of what the Universe provides me with.
  • I am ready to receive all blessings.

Feel free to choose as little or as many that resonate with you and repeat them daily.