It’s probably easy for you to answer that one: a quick check of your bank balance would do it. I’m guessing that you wouldn’t even have to look.
But this isn’t exactly what I’m talking about. If you’ve been following me for a while and sat in on a free teleclass or two, you know that I talk a lot about how everything is energy (we know this thanks to my man Al Einstein) and how all energy—every thought, emotion, word, action, vibration, intention, everything—is located somewhere on the Love-to-fear spectrum.
(Note: the Keepers of the Akashic Records are very keen to let you know that the spectrum is horizontal, not vertical. Verticality implies hierarchy, and hierarchy is a human, and indeed somewhat fear-based, notion.)
The Love end of the spectrum is what I call the Abundance Zone.
Why? Simply because when your energy is here, this is when All Good Things come to you.
What are some of the key energies of the Abundance Zone, you ask? Here are a few, though it’s by no means an exhaustive list:
Generosity. Being of service. Gratitude. Tolerance. Connection. Trust. Surrender. Joy. Grace. Ease. Flow. Knowing. Understanding. Freedom. Laughter. Beauty. Allowing. Co-creation. Appreciation. Intuition. Manifestation. The Divine part of you. Or generally any open, relaxed energy: open heart, open mind, open hand.
Conversely, when your energy is in the fear end of the spectrum, that’s the Scarcity Zone. Uh-oh.
If you’re trying to make money, or just be the best person you can be, you’ll want your energy to be in the Abundance Zone. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways entrepreneurs can set themselves up for failure due to their energy.
Here are some of the energies of the fear end, the dreaded Scarcity Zone:
Doubt. Self-doubt. Fear. Frustration. Judgment. Self-judgment. Worry. Overwhelm. Depression. Stress. Pain. Jealousy. Blame. Hatred. Greed. Intolerance. Struggle. Control. Complexity. Going it alone. Giving up. The more human part of you. Or generally any closed or tight energy.
Have you been feeling any of these recently? If so, I’ll bet you’re feeling the hit in the bankbook.
The kicker? It doesn’t even need to be related to your business. You might think you’re a very tolerant, open-hearted person, who would never judge anyone. But it could be that you’re being intolerant of the weather—too cold, too much rain, snow’s been around too long and looks dirty. That counts.
Here’s the thing: it’s hard for entrepreneurs—new and seasoned—to get out of doubt, or overwhelm, or self-judgment, or struggle, if things aren’t going swimmingly in their business. In fact, they seem to feed each other.
Here’s the good news: It doesn’t have to be that way. Just as it’s easy to slip into a fearful energy, it’s also really easy to move into a space of Love. The Abundance Zone.
All you have to do to get out of Scarcity and into Abundance is to move your energy.
More on that next week. I can hardly wait.