Ahhhh...just back from my digi-cleanse. Instead of going for a full week like I've done in the past, I scheduled big chunks of time away from Social Media (one of my biggest vices). And it felt SO good. Having that quiet time away from the computer allowed me to work on a few paintings, plan the rest of my 2014, and just FOCUS what I needed to do to align myself with the BIGGER picture. I bought a ginormous wall calendar and some fresh dry-erase markers and mapped out my year ---as spontaneous as I am, I secretly love planning things out, too (super office nerd alert!). The first six months is pretty much filled up, and the other half is tentatively filled in. Man, oh man, I really do hope that my year doesn't go as fast as I had filled in those weeks/months!! Crazy. I had also had the chance to really focus in on my revenue goals...thanks to Brendon's hardcore skills of crunching numbers, I was able to get some real numbers down and get a solid plan down, so that I could align myself with my financial goals. Muy importante.
And that brings me to the subject of ABUNDANCE...what is abundance, exactly, and how do create abundance in our lives?
If you've missed my blog series, 'Manifest Your Sweet Desires', be sure to visit those posts for some wonderful insights from some of my colleagues who are just doing that. These things do not happen overnight, but if you put your attention, intentions, and actions toward those desires you truly want to seek, anything is possible.
I'd like to introduce one of my creative coaching clients who participated in my program, 'Mandala Meditations: A 3-Week Painting Journey': Meet Los Angeles based Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Artist, and Manifestation goddess, Rhoda Jordan. People, fair warning...I'm going to be talking a LOT about this kind of stuff this year, and how you could use your CREATIVE GENIUS to create abundance in your life (because who wouldn't want that?). Today, my girl, Rhoda shares her definition of ABUNDANCE and how she applies it to her life and business.
WHAT IS ABUNDANCE?
Abundance is what happens when you release. When you release all expectations, all doubts, all fears, all negative emotions, all the things that make you feel stuck.
It’s what happens when you surrender to one of the deepest truths there is: the truth that you lack nothing. That there’s enough to go around. That you are living in a loving universe that is forever on your side, and will always support and nurture you, no matter what.
WHAT'S THE BIGGEST SECRET WHEN IT COMES TO LIVING ABUNDANTLY?
The biggest thing is to drop any illusions of abundance being something that exists outside of you. Let all of that go. Don’t let that limitation be a part of your life story.
Abundance is already right here. Within. We need to make the choice to feel it, right now, in this moment. Not tomorrow or the next day or...
BUT HOW DO WE START FEELING ABUNDANT?
The first thing we have to do is find a connection to our bodies again.
We live in a world that is so caught up in placing value on the mind. These days, we think our mind holds the solution to everything. But this isn’t the case.
There’s a wisdom that all of us have -- a wisdom that goes much deeper than anything that the mind can come close to conjuring. There’s body wisdom, heart wisdom, sexual wisdom, soul wisdom, universal wisdom...We have access to all of this, but if there’s too much chatter in the mind, it’ll be hard as hell to hear any of these deeper wisdoms the way they were meant to be heard.
But when we start engaging the body and the breath in a new way -- when we start to pay attention to our inner space, and drop our obsession with the superficialities of the space around us -- we start feeling ourselves fully. We start feeling powerful, happy, loving, and abundant.
DO PEOPLE NEED TO DO A LOT OF MEDITATION TO GET TO THIS POWERFUL, HAPPY, LOVING, AND ABUNDANT PLACE?
The simple answer is: YES!
But, um, not in the way that you think...
By meditation, I don’t just mean the classic seated-position-eyes-closed scenario. Because what good is meditation if you’re just going to reserve it for that format?
True meditation lies in your ability to be present and awake and aware in each and every moment that comes. So you can be brushing your teeth, or sitting at your desk, or dancing, or eating, or cooking -- and that can be your meditation. Note that I didn’t say, “You can be meditating at those times.” I actually mean: “The action can be your meditation.”
Staying connected to the moment, not allowing your mind to dominate you, being conscious of your breathing, giving your full and complete attention to each and every conversation and interaction -- that is meditation in its purest, most exhilarating form.
Living this way is a true artform. As if by magic, you start attracting all the right people and situations and experiences required for the happy life you were meant to live.
WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING YOU'VE EVER MANIFESTED?
Wow, too many come to mind!
At one point in the past few months, I was working on manifesting $10K. And I’ve actually manifested $10K at THREE different points between last Fall and now.
It sounds a bit unbelievable, even to me! But -- it happened!
HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO MANIFEST THIS MONEY?
The biggest thing is my manifestation routine, which I follow every single night. Like clockwork. (Okay, all right, I’ll admit, I’ve skipped maybe two days!) I noticed that the more I attended to my routine, the stronger and more capable my manifesting muscles. I highly recommend sticking to a daily routine, if you want to start manifesting all of your deepest desires!
As it happens, I teach a lot of the techniques I use personally in the upcoming 14-Day Manifest More Money + Abundance Challenge that I’m running.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we lose touch with what’s really important. And we start wanting things that don’t really speak to who we truly are. So in cases like this, the universe might not give you what you think you need. But just know that if it doesn’t, it will always ultimately deliver something better! That’s a critical aspect of abundant that many teachers prefer to keep secret, for fear of letting people down. But I doubt it comes as a surprise to you that things won’t always go your way!
As long as you keep your mind clear and stay rooted in your right to a happy, abundant life, you will manifest the things that are truly in alignment with your heart.
TELL ME ABOUT THE 14-DAY CHALLENGE THAT YOU'RE HOSTING
It’s basically two whole weeks of boosting your vibration and getting in touch with that innate ability to create absolutely anything you want in life.
It’s all online, so you can do it from any part of the world. And It’s FREE!
I’m gonna be sending out a challenge for every single one of those 14 days. There’ll be a mix of worksheets, videos, audio, and writing -- all designed to inspire you out of your mind, and get you into a state where you’re attracting greater money and abundance.
HOW WILL THIS CHALLENGE HELP PEOPLE IN THEIR BUSINESSES?
People who’ve worked with me on raising their money and abundance vibration have seen all kinds of breakthroughs in their businesses.
They’ve grown their lists at higher rates. They’ve seen more money flow in. They’ve also felt a wild rush of creativity, which they’ve used to design exciting products and courses that are deeply in alignment with who they are.
So I’ve seen some serious shifts happen as a result of doing practices like the ones I teach in the challenge! I would LOVE for anyone who’s interested to sign up. It’s completely free, and for 14 days, I’ll be working with you to uncover any places within you where money and abundance have been hindered or stuck.
Anyone who’s interested can sign up for the challenge right here:
We’re going to have a LOT of fun, while making some serious magic happen in the process!
Bio: Rhoda Jordan is a spiritual teacher + writer + speaker. She uses empowering tools, such as meditation + breathwork + movement + yoga, to help people connect with their happiest, healthiest, sexiest selves. A devoted artist, Rhoda also works as a filmmaker + performer, and co-manages a film production company (Wildlight Films) with her husband. To receive a free video course on clearing all 7 chakras, go to her website: http://rhodajordan.com.