By Evelyn Lim
What Is The Law Of Abundance
In our quiet, perceptive moments, we may take a look at the bounty and endless diversity of nature around us. And we marvel at the wealth of nature. Perhaps, the thought may strike us, how wonderful it could be if we could tap into the power that made all this wealth possible.
In fact, we can. If we conscientiously apply the Law of Abundance.
The Law of Abundance is about Being. It is about being wealth conscious. You need to Be Wealthy before you can think wealthy thoughts and take wealthy action.
You may think that it is hard to Be wealthy when you do not feel rich or prosperous. However, this thinking is further from the truth. You just do not realise that you already are abundant in many aspects. You have constructed a physical and conscious reality that has prevented you from seeing this.
In quantum physics, at the subatomic level, you recognise that everything else in the Universe is energy. Hence, even humans are essentially beings of energy. The Universe is made up of energy, vibrating at various frequencies. This means that we see things as they are because of the energy vibrations. It is through our focused thoughts that they become realities. Without these thoughts, they are only simply “waves” – probabilities of existence.
Hence, what we think has the power to change what we experience. So according to the Law of Abundance, if we simply decide that we are already in great wealth, then we will find that this will be the case. Money is a symbol of wealth. The rich people are wealthy not because they have money but because they are wealth conscious.
If you keep thinking about the bills you have to pay, the designer shoes that you hope to get or the big house you hope to retire in, then you are really in poverty consciousness.
Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success
I have searched books, attended workshops and bought a multitude of programs. What I found is that understanding the law of abundance in greater detail can also be made through the book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of success by Deepak Chopra. Deepak Chopra did not specifically used the term “Law of Abundance” but his 7 laws pretty sums up its components.
After reading the book, I recommend that the title should really be The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Living or the Seven Spiritual Laws of Abundance. One of the main essence of the book is that only when we truly know ourselves, and live a life that matches our purpose here on this earth, can we experience true wealth and abundance. Hence, it is not just for success, but for living at the highest and most integrated level.
What Are The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success
1. The Law Of Pure Potentiality.
This law is based on the fact that you are pure consciousness and have pure potentially. You have the ability to fulfil any dreams that you have and to achieve full potentially.
To apply this law, to access the field of possibilities or to access the creativity that is inherent in your Self, you need to set aside time for silence, meditation and non-judgement on a daily asis.
2. The Law Of Giving.
The Universe is in a constant state of dynamic exchange. Giving and receiving are flows of energy that exist. So if we are willing to give what we seek, then we will be able to keep the abundance of circulation in our lives.
If you are wealth conscious, you will not hold on tightly to money because you know that you have enough. You give freely. You know that money is life energy and you are interrupting its flow circulating back into your life. The more you give, the more you will receive. Do note that your intent behind the giving and receiving is also key. It should be based on creating happiness, rather than with a self serving purpose.
3. The Law Of “Karma” or Cause and Effect.
What we sow is what we reap. Hence if we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, we benefit through “karma” – receiving what we have given to others in the first place.
4. The Law Of Least Effort.
You do not leak energy with chasing after things that you have no control over. You do not leak energy when there is no need to. You are in abundance. There is no struggle or any conflicts, when you simply embrace the present moment.
5. The Law Of Intention and Desire.
You need intent to bring about your manifestations. However, while you have an intent for the future, your attention is on the present moment. Focus your attention on “what is” and your intent for the future will manifest.
6. The Law Of Detachment.
The fifth spiritual law has to be read together with the sixth law (Law of Detachment) in particular together. While you have certain intents, you have to let go of your attachment to your desired outcome.
To be attached is not to obey the law of abundance. Attachment is poverty consciousness, because you are attached to the symbols of it (such as money, house, cars). On the other hand, detachment is synonymous with wealth consciousness. When you are detached to the outcome, you no longer hang out tightly but choose to thrive in uncertainty, in full knowledge that the Universe will provide for all that you desire.
7. The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life.
The Law of Dharma says that we have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose. Hence, you inherently have certain unique talents and can do a particular job better than others.
When you match your actions to the Law of Dharma, you will experience great wealth and abundance. It is usally the case that the purpose in life is tied to helping others. It is not a question of “what’s in it for me” but a true willingness to serve your fellow human beings with love and compassion. To take it one step further, Deepak shares that if you want more success, you need to help others find success. If you want more money, you need to help others make money.
Case Study Of The Law Of Abundance
Law Of Abundance In Anthony Robbin’s Life
A very good example is Anthony Robbins. He became a millionaire at a very young age. However, due to a series of poor judgments, he lost all his money. Then, within a year, he made all his money back.
Some of you may say that he had lost his wealth but he never did. He only lost his money – a symbol of abundance. Being wealth conscious, he is able to attract the postive energy vibrations that will give him good outcomes. He cannot help it! He magnetizes wealth!
Summing Up The Law Of Abundance
All of nature’s bounty, which by the way includes that particularly gifted species, Homo sapiens, is a result of the unmanifest that has been transformed into the manifest. Everything physical, everything that is matter, everything perceptible by our senses, is the unmanifest, the unknown, the invisible transformed into the manifest, the known, the visible.
In the context of the sciences, we understand that the universe is both energy and matter, and that whatever matter there is that we can see, measure and study, there is unimaginably so much more energy. Matter and energy are the same; each is transformable into the other. Scientists have described the laws of nature that regulate the relationship.
Chopra tells us that the source of creation is divinity (or the spirit); the process of creation is divinity in motion (or the mind); and the object of creation is the physical universe (of which the physical body is a part). All of these three aspects of reality are fundamentally the same thing. They all come from pure potentiality; they all originate from the purely unmanifest.
Each of us is part of that bigger reality. We each achieve true success to the extent that we are able to make divinity become manifest in us. The abundance that we see in nature is precisely the divinity manifested so exuberantly in it. We can build similar abundance, similar wealth, by making the purely unmanifest become manifest in us. Nature does it so freely, but we have a choice.
As we become more adept in applying the Law of Abundance, we will experience joy and abundance in our lives, in amounts we never knew before. Wealth, including money, will flow unto us as divinity becomes manifest in us. The more that we make our lives the full expression of that divinity, the more true wealth and success we will experience.