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Wake Up, People! Abundance is All Around Us.

Cookie Tuminello,

bundance can be staring you right in the face but actually seeing it is another story.

"How many of us go through our days parched and empty, thirsting after happiness, when we're really standing knee-deep in the river of abundance?" - Sarah Ban Breathnach

At a recent retreat I attended, I had one of my famous ‘Wake up, Alice’ moments from David Neagle. He was speaking about creating and tuning into the abundance that is in our lives already.

Have you ever noticed how we can get so fixed on how something should look or how it is going to come to us that we don’t recognize it when it’s right there in front of us? Well DUH! That would be me. I was standing knee deep in it and could not see it. And the reason I could not see it was because I was so caught up in my story about how I was going to acquire it.

Let me give you an example of not being able to see abundance right before my very eyes.

This past January, I set an intention to produce a six figure income in 2008. According to the Law of Attraction, you intend it, you have faith, and believe that it is on its way. Well, some of us just can’t leave well enough alone. We figure we have to tell God how it ought to be down to the minutest detail. Of course this isn’t true, but that’s what I was doing. Some of us control freaks take a little longer to get the IT part.

I thought that all of my abundance had to come from one place – my business. And when some of it showed up in the form of real estate investment income, I did not even acknowledge it.

Guess what reared their ugly heads and made me wake up and take notice? Two long held limiting beliefs of mine from childhood showed up on my doorstep. The first belief was that abundance only comes to you if you work really, really hard. So in my mind, I hadn’t worked for the money I received through my real estate investments so it didn’t count. The second belief was that I didn’t deserve it because I hadn’t worked for it. I know it sounds ridiculous, but listen up folks, this is real. This is how we allow our old beliefs to sabotage us every day. This is how we let our stories limit our possibilities and keep us from living a fulfilled life. It was in that moment that I realized how those limiting beliefs had caused me to miss the beautiful abundance that already exists in my life.
What about you? How many times have you been standing in the river of abundance and missed it?

The thing about abundance is that it is all around us if we just stop, look, and listen to what is right there in front of us. Here are just a few of my examples of how abundance is showing up in my life daily:

• An unexpected gift from someone/somewhere that came at the perfect time
• An unexpected compliment from someone
• A beautiful sunny day that warms your face
• The sound of water coming from a fountain that soothes you
• The sound of a bird singing in the trees
• A beautiful picture that takes your breath away
• Surrounding yourself with mementos in your home that make your heart smile when you look at them
• Spending time with close friends, laughing and sharing stories
• Watching your child spontaneously exploring life
• Doing the work you love, with the clients you love
• Quiet time with your spouse or honey just hanging out
• The abundance that comes from just being grateful for the many blessings already in our life

This week take time to breathe and drink in some of the abundance that already exists in your life. Write it down so you won’t forget about it on those days when you start to feel like singing the poor, pitiful me blues.

Cookie Tuminello is founder of Success Source, LLC, creator of the 8 step People Pleaser No More™ System, published author and sought after keynote speaker. In her powerful program, women learn how to go from being overwhelmed and overpowered, to having more Power, Purpose, and Prosperity in their business and personal lives right NOW. To receive Cookie’s FREE Report “50 Ways To Take Back Your Power Right Now” and sign up for her FREE newsletter “Monday Morning Coffee With Cookie” visit http://www.SuccessSource.biz


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