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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Pretend ‘as if’.

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Pretending ‘as if’ goes like this. When you want something, you pretend you have the wherewithal to get it. Then you go to wherever you would get it, if you could. For example if you want a new dress, you go to a dress store and try some on.

I’m not saying go out of your budget and buy it, I’m just sayin’ – pretend.

A woman I know went and tried on wedding dresses even though she was not in a relationship. She is married now, years later.

My experience has been,  that the item is often on sale and sometimes I CAN get it. One of the first times I did this, I took my niece to get a leotard for gymnastics. I decided to pretend as if. I watched as she went to the cheapest leotards. I had taught her to do this.

I told her we were going to pretend to get the one she liked the best in all the store. She picked out one with swoops of color on it. It was very beautiful and it was on sale 50% off and we got it.

My experience has been when I’ve done this that the item is often on sale and sometimes I can get it. At the very least, you get the experience of treating yourself well.

I’d love to hear about any experiences you have with this. As with everything I share, check it out and see if it works for you.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Wanting Things.

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When you want things, ask for them for your highest good. What I mean is, that you want things that will be good for you, not the things that you are sorry you asked for, once you get them.

You can also add that you would like this thing or better. Once I did this when I was going to a writer’s workshop. I asked to get a publishing contract out of it, for my highest good of course, and I added, this or better please,  Address this to the universe or god or whatever is your source.

I came away from the workshop with an editor’s words in my ears that my story was the best thing she read that weekend and that it needed to be a book. I realized getting spurred on to write a book was better than having a story published. I did go on to write that book.

It is so comforting to think that something better is coming when you don’t get something. Perhaps the whole thing is a psychological trick to play on yourself. Whatever! It works and when you go looking for the better — you are likely to find it.

Also, consider adding for your own highest good and also that of all concerned. I find they are really the same thing.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Saying No.

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It occurred to me some years back that to have wealth, I needed to be able to say no to people. My experience has been the ‘takers’ out there are happy to relieve you of your wealth.

At that time, I consciously started practicing saying no. It became fun and felt empowering. I have said no to people who stopped talking to me and stopped interacting with me. That was my biggest fear, that I would lose them as friends. My biggest learning was that they never were friends really and this left me free to move on to truer friends.

The courage to say no and risk what happened next, came out of being tired of the way things were going and feeling determined to grow in healthy ways.

I think it happens naturally as a byproduct of listening to yourself and taking care of yourself.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Use things to help not hinder yourself.

Years ago a ‘friend’ of mine was trying to ‘get something’ on me to use to gain their own ends. I felt betrayed and frightened and angry until one day I realized my standards were higher than hers. It struck me that if I lived under my own scrutiny, I didn’t have anything to worry about.

It worked beautifully. I could relax and go in my own direction.

Have you ever found something very good came from a challenging situation?

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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — I Can’t Afford To Judge Myself.

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If I judge myself in any way, for instance that I am not enough, just as I am, then; I start projecting that out on others.

To forgive my judgments of others, I need to forgive the root problem of judging myself first. If I keep in a state of forgiving myself and accepting me warts and all, then my life is much easier and clearer.

I am enough.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Abundance, How to

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Give Of The Overflow.

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I have heard it said to give of the overflow. My experience has been that this is an excellent way to avoid some problems.

When you give of the overflow, you don’t deplete yourself. You give from your excess, after your own needs have been taken care of.

This doesn’t mean you don’t put yourself out and give a lot. It does mean you keep an awareness of your needs and take care of yourself first. By doing this you are able to be at the ready to help take care of others. By depleting yourself, you are much less use to anyone.

It’s like on airplanes, if you are with someone who needs assistance, take care of yourself, ( put on your own oxygen mask first.)

It is also useful as a criteria for saying no. I’m envisioning a world where it is as acceptable to say, ‘self first’ as it is to say ‘family first.’

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Abundance

 

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH CREATING ABUNDANCE — Give A Little Extra

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This week’s post is a sister to last week’s. This week the suggestion is to give a little more than is expected. It can be a little more of intangibles, like service or attitude.

It contributes to your consciousness of abundance. If you are giving a head of lettuce from your garden to your neighbor, check over the heads and give them an especially nice one. It’s win win for both of you.

Once I was putting a deposit on a workshop. I had an extra $5. with me and put the requested deposit plus the $5. It will make it easier when I have to pay the remainder, I thought. As it turns out, they were swamped with deposits, more than they could accommodate.

They accepted anyone who paid in full and the rest were left to a lottery — except, because I had paid that little bit more than, I was accepted.

Think of it, those businesses that give you a little more than, in service or quality or products. You notice. It feels good to be the recipient.

Consider trying this for your own good. It just happens to be good for everyone. I think that is often the case. What is good for you is good for all involved.

Have you had any experiences with this?

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Abundance, Uncategorized

 

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