When you see or hear the word “abundance,” what do you think of? For most people, the answer is always the same: money.
And it makes total sense. Money, after all, is the most well-known form, or ‘currency’, of abundance.
But what if I told you that focusing only on increasing your financial abundance in life is like trying to build a house without blueprints, building materials, a team of builders, or even land to build upon?
The little-known truth about abundance is that money is NOT the primary form of abundance. There are many currencies of abundance that need to be present in a person’s life before money will come to them easily… and stay easily.
Not knowing this truth is a large reason why millions (perhaps even billions) of people around the globe are trapped in money woes – often for years, and some for their whole lives.
Whether you’re just trying to make ends meet and pay off debt or if you’ve achieved a level of success you’re proud of but can’t seem to break through to the next level…
It’s likely because you are not (yet!) abundant in the 4 foundational ‘currencies’ of abundance that pave the way to more financial wealth.
Once you know what these foundational forms of abundance are, and take action to align your life with their energies (which you’re about to discover in this article), attracting more money into your life can happen more easily and rapidly than you likely imagine is possible!
I know this because I’ve seen it happen both in the lives of the tens of thousands of people I’ve helped over my last 45+ years of speaking, teaching, and coaching around the world…
And my own life.
If we haven’t met before, my name is Mary Morrissey.
And while I’ve achieved a level of success that I am incredibly proud of and grateful for today, my life wasn’t always like this.
Decades before I launched the Brave Thinking Institute, trained thousands of transformational life coaches, spoke on stages around the world, facilitated week-long meetings with the Dalai Lama and other world leaders, met with Nelson Mandela, spoke at the U.N., and helped thousands of people create more abundant lives they absolutely love…
I was standing in a grocery store in rural Florida, with $3 in my hand and four hungry kids to feedback home.
It was 1981. At that point in my life, I was traveling across the United States, speaking and teaching, doing what I loved more than anything else in the world.
I was living my dream life in so many ways…
But I was broke.
Despite my spiritual knowledge, despite all my experience and skill as a teacher, despite my deep conviction that we all live in an abundant universe, I was not experiencing that abundance in my financial life.
I didn’t want to worry about providing for my family any longer.
So that day in Florida, after buying a 37¢ bag of green split peas and a 37¢ bag of yellow split peas (so my kids would think they were getting two different meals), I made a commitment to myself to change things.
I drew a line in the sand of my life and decided, right then and there – “I am going to learn the secrets to success.”
I committed, 100%, that I was going to do whatever it took for me to be able to take the ideas of abundance, the prosperity principles I’d studied, and finally translate those into real measurable results in my life.
And for the next 10 years, that’s exactly what I did. I studied with masters of success, abundance, and financial prosperity around the world. I read countless books and attended more seminars and workshops than I could list here. I studied and practiced every day, and probably made every mistake in the book.
I also achieved that financial success that had eluded me for years!
Since that day in Florida, I’ve built three multi-million dollar companies. I’ve created a dream lifestyle doing what I love, making a positive difference in the world. And I’ve never once been close to that level of poverty – and more importantly that poverty consciousness – again in my life.
I learned many things along the way, all of which I teach to the world in programs and events today…
But one of the most important lessons I learned along my journey is what I’m going to share with you in this article:
The 4 Forms of Abundance You Need Before Money Will Flow Easily Into Your Life
Abundance Currency #1: Ideas
I often imagine the money of our world as a great, invisible river, flowing all over the planet.
Our level of financial success in life depends on our ability to immerse ourselves in this ever-moving flow.
While we can occasionally attract small pieces of this great river to us in the form of finding money on the street, or an old check coming in the mail, a major transformation in this area requires something more:
Action! But not just any action…
To create a significantly more abundant life for ourselves, we need to take the right actions that will move us into that great, invisible flow of money.
This brings us to the very first currency of abundance: ideas.
No matter what financial challenge you’re facing in your life…whether you need $30 or $30,000 – there is an idea out there that could easily solve your problems. The right idea could change your life forever.
My favorite way to attune to this frequency of abundance?
Start small. Ask yourself: What is one thing I could do in the next 5 minutes, that could bring me the money I desire?
When an answer comes (no matter how random it may seem) take it!
And then do that again, and again, and again. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself living a much richer life 6 months from now.
Even baby steps would get you all the way to the top of Mt. Everest if you kept taking them.
Abundance Currency #2: Gratitude
You’ve probably heard that gratitude is the frequency that is harmonious with abundance. Living in gratitude is like carrying around a massive ‘abundance magnet’ everywhere you go!
What many people miss, however, is that general gratitude alone won’t necessarily help you attract more money.
To multiply your money, you need to have abundant gratitude for the money you already have!
Like most things in life, money will only go where it’s truly appreciated. Being more grateful for the money you do have, even if you don’t feel like it’s very much, will draw more money to you like bees to a healthy, vibrant flower garden.
Abundance Currency #3: Space
While gratitude brings the money in, space is what helps it stay!
I’ve noticed over the years that many people who study Universal Laws like the Law of Abundance and the Law of Attraction become masters at manifesting more money into their lives – often in wildly creative and fun ways!
But very few of these people manage to truly transform their lives and become wealthier over time.
The reason why? They live in a scarcity of space.
If we come back to the image of money as a great river of energy, flowing through the universe, it’s easy to see that you need space to receive that energy. Otherwise, even if money tries to flow into your life, it won’t have anywhere to go!
There are many ways to create an abundance of space in your life, so you can easily receive more money.
My favorite is deceptively simple: get rid of clutter!
What’s in your physical space impacts your energy, and vice-versa.
Clearing clutter in your home, car, office, or even just a desk drawer, is a great way to open up space in your life for new, abundant flows of money to flow right in.
Abundance Currency #4: Worthiness
It doesn’t matter how grateful you are, how many meditations, affirmations, or visualizations you practice, or what actions you take…
If you don’t deeply believe you are worthy of more abundant life, your subconscious mind will repel any and all forms of abundance from your life like an inverted magnet!
To live a truly more abundant life, full of the money you desire, you have to know – not just on a surface level but deep-down in your subconscious – that you deserve and are worthy of a richer, more abundant life.
So how do you increase your abundance of worthiness?
One of the simplest, most powerful methods I know is a two-step process:
Step 1: Ask yourself, “How would I live if I knew I was 100% worthy of an amazing, abundant life? What would I do today? What purchases or investments would I make? How would I practice self-care today? What dreams would I go after?”
Step 2: Start living that way right away!
The more you do this, the more you will tune your subconscious and conscious mind to greater abundance and worthiness.
Life rarely moves in straight lines.
If you’ve been struggling to make more money and increase your financial abundance, I invite you to let go of focusing directly on the money for now…
And instead focus on increasing these 4 forms of abundance first: Ideas, Gratitude, Space, and Worthiness.
To your greater abundance,
This article was written in accordance with the Mindvalley Contributors Program. You can learn more about Mary Morrissey by clicking this link.