Living in A-Bun-Dance Instead of Scare-City

By Carol Hasbrouck

At first, it seems as though

You are nowhere in the flow

Of the abundance you dearly seek.

Somehow, you know, to take a peek

At all the good that surrounds you.

Life, itself, simply astounds you.

Take a look around, at what you already own.

Where it all started and how it’s magically grown.

Had you any idea, when you first began

That life would turn out to be so very grand?

You must already feel as though you’ve arrived

To that place inside of you, fully alive

And packed with energy, vibrations from above

Full of God’s goodness, well-being and love.

That’s where it begins and where it ends

The Giver is Source, your constant friend.

There’s no hard work you have to do

Your Creator has done it, just for you

So trust, believe, feel good and let go

Source is always here, running the show.

It starts with your feelings, a knowing for you

That God is your Source, there’s nothing to do.

But believe and feel good; your blessings you count

Each moment you breathe, knowing the amount

Of your money, your wealth, your riches, must grow

As long as you believe, allow and let go.

Try that right now. Think of all that you seek

As it’s already yours, arriving this week.

There comes a time, when it all turns around

True abundance is yours, you’ve finally found

The tipping point, when now, it’s always there

This feeling of true wealth is yours to share

With all who know you and cross your path

Give it away freely, for you already hath.

Learning to live an abundant life is no different than learning how to ride a bicycle. Once you get the feeling and balance yourself on the bike, you could not ride again for years and then one day hop on and take off like you’d been riding your whole life. The same is true for living in abundance. It’s a feeling, a belief, a balance of energy that you already know and have inside of you. You’ve simply built up stories around it to block its energy and thus believe you live in Scare-City instead of A-Bun-Dance. Your life reflects this belief just as it reflects every other belief you hold about yourself and the world.

Have you ever noticed that children of wealthy parents are usually quite successful—and this even includes those children whose parents don’t give them any material wealth, don’t introduce them to the right people to help their careers, and don’t financially support them in any way beyond their childhood years? Why do you suppose this is? What do they have that makes them financially successful that, perhaps, you don’t have?

What they have is a “knowing” that wealth and abundance is their birthright, and not just because they were born into a wealthy family. Wealth is all they’ve ever known in their home, in their family and, ultimately, in their subconscious beliefs. They carry these beliefs with them, and their outer world manifests what their inner world believes. “As above, so below.”

So often, I’ve noticed that many “Spiritual People” don’t have an abundance consciousness when it comes to money. They believe in abundance of love and an abundance of their gifts and positive energy but, for some reason, when it comes to money, they draw the line on the abundance factor. Why is that?

Most of the spiritual people I’ve met have so much to offer the world, yet they can’t really share their gifts abundantly because they either have to work a day job to support themselves or they are close to broke and can’t spend any money marketing themselves. Yet they have many examples of the cohesiveness of wealth and spirituality in leaders such as Wayne Dyer, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue, Louise Hay, and more. These spiritual superstars know they can do more good in the world with more money, not less. They have no problem charging what they are worth for seminars, workshops, and product sales because they know the information they share will produce results and help others grow spiritually and perhaps, financially.

Money isn’t a bad thing. Money does not create happiness, but it does give you more choices in life.

Jesus told us in Luke 12:32: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” This sounds to me like the whole enchilada. He isn’t pleased to give me one tiny little corner of the kingdom. He is pleased to give me ALL of the Kingdom, just as you and I would give to our children and their children and so on.

Paul taught us in Philippians 4: 6-8: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” In other words, don’t worry, give thanks in advance, and think about all of the goodness of life.

If you struggle with an abundance mentality, the quickest way out is through your feelings. You must feel abundant to be abundant. At first you may have to pretend. Fake it ‘til you make it applies here. You must feel happy for those around you who already experience abundance, knowing they aren’t taking anything away from your abundance in the process. In order to attract the abundance that is already yours, you must raise your vibration, your energy, and your beliefs to the level of A-Bun-Dance, which is a heck of a lot more fun than living in Scare-City. See you at the top!

Carol Hasbrouck is a consummate student of life and love. She’s been a successful businesswoman in the financial arena, a motivational speaker, a published author, Chief Passion Officer of a small business focused on helping people Live Life on Purpose, and former CEO of Dames Gone Wild, a business dedicated to serving others. She is currently offering a brand new, highly effective Facebook marketing system called K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple & Sustainable. Check it out at Her most recent passion is Dance Walking. You may spot her around town, getting her groove on, with her happy go lucky dog, Jimmy.

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