Scarcity vs Abundance

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Today’s article is about scarcity versus abundance. This is a topic that I think most entrepreneurs are aware of. We’re always reading books, joining/buying programs, listening to teleseminars, and all for the sake of raising our wealth consciousness and vibration/frequency.

Why?

To attract clients, opportunities and money into our lives.

I get it. I really do. I’ve been on that treadmill for quite some time, and I’ve made some progress, but not what I would like. And it’s likely that that is the experience a lot of you may have had. Not all of you, but probably a good portion.

But, something happened the other day that, frankly, happens on a daily basis in my home, that I have been blind to. As my awareness increases, things that I never noticed before suddenly begin to stand out and I take notice. Yes, LOL, it’s another lesson from my little babies, Lola and Sophie.

Here’s the scenario: Each day I give Lola and Sophie snacks, divided into their own individual portions of about 2-3 different snacks at one time to choose from.

(Yes, they are spoiled. Sophie’s favorite song is, “I’m a Princess…..and you’re NOT”. Don’t go looking for this song on-line though, as I wrote it myself. Hmmm…maybe I should record it. You never know, it could be a hit!)

LolaBack to our story.

However, in this instance, I realized something. As usual, Lola gobbled hers down pretty quickly and wanted more, which I gave her. Sophie, on the other hand, took her time, chewed thoroughly and then swallowed each bite before proceeding to the next. After eating what she wanted, which was about half of the portion I gave her, she walked away. I offered her more but she wasn’t interested. She was done.

Lola, on the other hand, ran over to the snacks Sophie hadn’t eaten and began to take pieces of snacks and hide them. She hid them in the sofa crevices, under the chair, in their cozy blanky, in their cushy house and wherever she could find a hidey hole.  She was frantic trying to hide all the leftover snacks.

And that’s when it hit me.

Lola was operating from a scarcity mindset. She was anxiously trying to hoard food as if she was never going to eat again, even though that has never been the case.

Sophie was operating from an abundance mindset. She took what she wanted and left the rest. She didn’t try to hoard food because she knew there was more where that came from. All she has to do is make her little groan/wuffle noise and tap my leg (yes, she taps my leg) and food appears. How could she be sure? Because that’s the way it’s always been.

Neither of them has ever starved. They are BOTH given the same food at the same time, but one believes there is not enough and the other believes there’s more than enough.

When I saw this played out in front of me, I realized that all the programs and teleseminars and books I’ve consumed in my quest to change my mindset from one of scarcity to abundance may have been hindering my progress.

Perhaps, instead of taking in more and more information, I should emulate my puppy by taking action and living from a place of abundance rather than reading about it. How can we be abundant without the experience of it? And how can we experience without action? We cannot.

Now, I want you to hear me. I’m not saying run out and rack up credit card debt and say the Universe is abundant and then expect money to fall out of the sky. It doesn’t work that way, sadly.

What I am saying is follow your inner promptings which will lead you to experience abundance in its many forms. (I know you know what that means.)  This will, in turn, raise your abundance threshold so that more and more abundance can show up for you.

So, what I decided to do was to STOP hoarding things (like my sweet Lola) and create space, an opening where abundance can come in (like my sweet Sophie) because I had no room for it to come in. You see, I believe by collecting (hoarding) I was telling the Universe I had enough, there’s no room here, just walk on by.

To show my unmistakable intentions, I have been clearing out my stuff, and boy, do I have a lot of it, beginning with my shoes. With over 300 pairs of (mostly Italian) shoes, some I have never even worn, it’s time to show the Universe that I mean business. I’ve started by putting my shoes on auction on eBay. I’ll be sad to see them go, truly sad, but it’s time to clear out the stuff so that I can make way for new to come in. After all, clutter doesn’t just take up physical space in our homes, it also takes up mental space in our brains, preventing us from seeing what’s right in front of our eyes.

(I will be posting the auctions on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested in scoring some shoes and other goodies at a great price, like my page so that you can be notified when I post new auctions.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soul-Seer/144639802275968)

Next, I am putting away my books and recordings and programs and I’m going to go out and start creating more abundance by following my guidance and experiencing it, first hand, in whatever form it takes. I am stepping out in faith and taking action. And, if your guidance directs you to, I invite you to do the same.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

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What Sophie, My Little Toy Poodle, Taught Me

For those of you that know me personally, you know that my husband and I have two little toy poodles that we love very much, Lola and Sophie. They are sisters, from the same litter, and have never been apart. Yet, like most siblings, are very different.

Beautiful LolaLola, (right), our redhead is taller and bigger than Sophie. She’s also very shy and kinda scaredy. Lola is laid back and not easily excitable. She also doesn’t talk much at all.

Sophie, (below), our strawberry blonde, on the other hand, was the smallest of the litter and is quite tiny, much smaller than Lola. But, with a BIG personality. She’s very feisty, talks a lot and has a lot of energy. She’s never still for very long unless she is exhausted (which means she’s asleep, lol).

Sweet Pea Sophie

We have two crates that we keep open for them filled with blankets. They do have a cushiony bed to sleep on, but often like to be cozy in the crates. We call the crates “the little house” and “the big house” because, well, one is bigger and one is smaller.

Lola, being taller and bigger than Sophie, could easily jump onto the top of both the little house and the big house without a problem. But Sophie, she could only jump onto the shorter, little house. Her legs are just too short to propel her up that high. But, that didn’t deter her. Every day for about 3 months, Sophie would put her hands as close to the top of the big house as she could and try to pull herself up. Sometimes I would pick her up and put her on the top, but most of the time I would just encourage her to try.

“You can do it, Sophie! Go, Sophie!”

And then one day I came home from work and found Sophie standing on top of the big house. I couldn’t believe my eyes. She looked so proud of herself. I called my husband in and we both made a big fuss.

“What a BIG girl you are, Sophie! You’re so Smart, Sophie! ”

We clapped and did a little jig and made a big to-do about it. Sophie preened. And, thereafter, each time Sophie pulled herself up onto the top of the big house, I reinforced her triumph with more celebration. I felt SO proud of her!

Sophie never gave up. It took her 3 months, but she kept trying every day, day after day after day, until she could pull herself onto the top of the big house. She wouldn’t allow the fact that she hadn’t gotten to the top before stop her from giving it her best each and every time she tried. Sophie refused to quit.

Why am I writing this?

Whenever circumstances don’t work out the way I would like, instead of beating myself up like I used to, I think, Sophie never gave up. She kept trying until she could stand on top of the big house all by herself. Whenever I get discouraged, thinking of Sophie uplifts me and enables me to persevere and keep moving forward. How can I give up, when I have such an example of sheer determination? I cannot.

So, if you find yourself in a situation where you feel like it’s too much or why bother, and you feel like giving up, find someone in your life that inspires you to keep going.

And, if you can’t think of anyone, remember Sophie, my little 6 lb toy poodle who would never, ever, consider giving up.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth