How big is your slice of the pie?

When I was pregnant with my second baby (many years ago!) I was the doting mommy to the most perfect little 2 year old.  He was obviously the smartest, cutest, most gorgeous baby ever made 😉 and I remember feeling the most overwhelming feeling of love for this little creature that was so intense, it physically hurt at times.

I was so excited to have another baby, but  I remember a big old jumble of emotions as the time to deliver my second son grew ever closer.  I remember thinking: “How would it be possible to love another child with the same intensity of love I felt for my first.”  I could not fathom where I would find enough love for both of them if my first baby was filling my heart completely.

See, I was expecting to have to divide my love between my two children, but as I held my second son, who by the way,  miraculously was ALSO the smartest, cutest, most gorgeous baby ever made, I realised a phenomenal thing.  Mother’s love does not divide at all.  It multiplies.  Your heart just doubles in size and all the love is there.  I never had to take love away from my first to give to my second.  I was so relieved and over the moon to be head over heals in love with 2 beautiful children.  Of course when my daughter was born, I knew what to expect and couldn’t wait for more love to flood my being and make my heart grow another size.

I’m telling you this story, because I made a similar observation when it comes to the abundance of the Universe, the Love and Grace of God.  There was a time when I held a belief that there was just enough abundance to go around.  One big pie, and we each were dealt a slice of the pie and that was that.  Some people were given a large slice, some were given just enough to keep them comfortable, but not quite satisfied and others received very very little or none at all.

The truth is that abundance is a never ending flow.  You don’t just get a slice, you get your very own pie AND you get to decide how large this pie will be and with whom you will share your pie.  Also, if you should loose your pie in some way or another, you can rest assured that there is another pie waiting for you to claim.

Slice of the pieAbundance, like mother’s love, does not divide, it too multiplies.  Abundance creates abundance.  This to me is such a relief.  Firstly, it is exhausting to go through life envious of what others have, wondering how you could get your paws on some of their pie.  Now, when I see someone succeed, make loads of money or live in their dream home, it excites me and I’m so thankful for them and what they have, because they are a living testimony to how much there is.  Their abundance attracts more into our world, which of course means we can expect to receive as much as we are brave enough to envision for ourselves.

My next dilemma regarding my belief that there was only one pie, was that I would feel guilty for earning a good salary.  With the old belief, I was convinced that I had just taken from someone else’s piece of the pie to make my piece larger and being the over emotional person I am, that really made me uncomfortable. Now, I welcome abundance on all levels into my life. Love, health, wealth and joy.  The more I have, the more  have to share with the world.  The more I’m attracting abundance on all levels, the more I’m doing my bit to raise the positive vibration on this planet.

So, are you happy to settle for an old belief that you were given your slice of the pie, or will you join me in attracting abundance beyond measure for the sake of the world?

I wish you a blessed, prosperous, joyful day and may your abundance multiply many fold and in all areas of your life.

Love, always

Laurene

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Gratitude

SpringIt’s a lovely crisp Spring morning, and it’s Monday. I am grateful for a brand new week filled with new miracles and phenomenal opportunities. But what I’m most excited about is that I made it through the weekend and still have my sanity and sense of humour in tact. I know this because I got up at 5:30 am to hit the gym and I made it through.

Let’s rewind a little and revisit the past weekend in the life and times of Laurene. It was a challenge to say the least. I have been on a remarkable journey of new discoveries and rediscoveries and these have most certainly seen me through. Revisiting and implementing the old trusted technique of Gratitude has carried me through and opened my eyes yet again to the beauty and power of the everyday and the now.

I have been so blessed to get well acquainted with the lovely Debra Poneman through her ‘Yes to Success’ series and I’m so excited to have her as a friend (she may not know me, but our souls have most certainly met). I have focussed my mind on being completely thankful for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING! The good, the (seemingly) bad and the (seemingly) ugly and what a blessing it has been. From writing a long specific list of things and people I am grateful for, to just saying random thank you’s during the day, to even crying my thank-you’s when I needed to, has been the nourishment for my soul. I can not tell you the difference it has made!

Here is the wonderful science behind this fabulous spiritual phenomena. When negative thoughts abound, a chemical reaction in the brain is triggered, which ‘feeds’ the psyche and like a very clever drug, it gets you addicted to its very short lived ‘high’. Soon, you are craving that feeling again and your mind shifts to seeing, saying or noticing something negative in or around you. Your brain reacts by giving you your fix of brain chemical and the ‘high’ is there, but just for a short while. We’ve all experienced this many times! Sitting with some friends and having a good old gossip about someone. In the moment, it feels pretty powerful and fun and usually comes with some laughs at their expense and a sense of bonding and a little exhilaration to boot. It could even just come from hating and reacting to your fellow drivers in rush hour traffic. A good old rant brings relief and makes us feel better, or so we think. What is actually happening is that we are feeding our addiction of negativism with brain chemicals that give us a short lived little ‘high’, but then makes us crash and feel completely disempowered, depressed and deflated.

Thankfully, that can be reversed!! With gratitude and I mean a conscious decision to be grateful for EVERYTHING, good and bad, you literally reprogram your brain to release happy chemicals like Serotonin, that don’t give you a false ‘high’, they empower you to live your reality with joy, happiness and power! Gratitude hands you back your POWER! The rush hour will still be the rush hour, you’ll still get together with friends, but the stories change…drastically. Your vibration is instantly lifted which in turn attracts high vibrations into your life and the cycle of dependence on the negative, is broken! In fact a new dependence is formed, a dependence on feeling the effects of being positive, which I’ll succumb to any day.

Yesterday, I still felt lonely and sad and I cried, but by ‘crying’ my gratitude an amazing thing happened. My sad tears turned to tears of thankfulness. My focus shifted from myself to others and I started wishing blessings on them and feeling thankful for being able to bless others. It made me feel GOOD! My vibration lifted, I felt it! I spent the rest of the day falling easily into thankfulness and I reclaimed my POWER over the stuff in my life and my True Being was able to shine through and hold my hand through the rest of my day. Consciously celebrate your life, from the taste of your coffee this morning, to the miracle of Spring having sprung and the love that surrounds you that we take for granted so very easily.

Today I am grateful for what is, what will be and my POWER to create my dream life. I am most thankful for not being a slave to negativity. I commit to breaking my addiction to the negative and the false ‘high’ it brings. ‘Everything happens for me, not to me’ is what Byron Katie says. It will be my motto for today and always!

Live the POWER that IS YOU and watch your True Being come to life!!!

Love always
Laurene