When you appreciate, not only does the object of your appreciation increase in value, but you increase in value as well. Whatever you focus on in your reality expands, so when you place your powerful attention on things you like, you get more. As you feel the emotion of appreciation, you send the signal of abundance, which is then reflected back to you in every area of your life.
A few weeks ago, Kelly started coloring these adorable tokens of appreciation. Designed to be given to a friend, a stranger, or left in a special place, these tokens are a way to literally invest in your future experiences. Leave one with your check after a good meal at a restaurant. Place one on an object you really like at a store. Deposit one between the pages of your favorite book. Each time you practice the feeling of appreciating your reality, you attract more to appreciate.
These tokens are a powerful form of currency. Each time you spend one, your creative power is highly concentrated to expand what you’re appreciating. Think of your attention as a powerful laser, and the token is a bull’s eye for your laser. Whatever you place your bull’s eye on will grow, Honey I Blew Up the Kids style! Give one to your favorite cashier and your next trip to the store will hold delightful surprises. Leave one at the library and attract the information you desire. The possibilities are endless, and anything can happen!
Invest in how you feel
Start looking for things to appreciate and you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll find. As you practice the feeling of appreciation, the value of your entire reality will increase. The true magick in these tokens is not the manifestations they’ll bring, but the way you’ll feel as you invest in your life.
Appreciate our art!
Being the most fun thing to cut and color ever, Kelly and I created dozens of colorful tokens and placed them in precious satchels that feel like bags of gold! Each bag contains 10 one-of-a-kind, hand-colored tokens on bristol paper. If you’d like to purchase a bag, you can do so below! Give a bag to someone you appreciate, or buy one for yourself to practice your own power of appreciation. Have fun spending your tokens, and enjoy the magick of unfolding the manifestations you created!
Continue learning more on the tokens of appreciation website, or purchase your set now.
Thank you Nathan!
I was raised Catholic, and I never understood the ceremony. Every week, the body of Christ, blah blah blah. Thankfully, Abraham, Alan Watts and Eckart Tolle somehow combined to help me understand. One purpose of ritual is to appreciate the abundance in one’s life while one has it. In Catholic mass, we celebrate the bread of life while consuming the bread of life. This is otherwise known as “practicing the feeling” of being eternally fed.
We tend to take a lot of life for granted. But if we choose to be in the present moment and enjoy the abundance surrounding us, we begin attracting even more abundance. For example, Kelly and I like to pick up a certain kind of incense. Sometimes we can’t find it, and sometimes we don’t have the money for it with us when we do. So anytime we are able to find this incense and bring it home, we spend a few minutes appreciating it before putting it away. We look at it and touch it and talk about what we like about it, and what it feels like to have it. We are “practicing the feeling” because we are feeling what it feels like to have what we want.
The more we choose to focus on such moments, the easier it is to practice the feeling of having incense when we’re out. Instead of being cranky that we’re without, we simply recall what it feels like to have it. And then it comes, every single time. That is the power of ritual.
This applies to everything in your life you like. Do you have perfect health right now? Start appreciating it. Start milking the feeling of having perfect health while you have it, then you can remember what it feels like when your health isn’t as good. Notice what your body feels like. Notice how clear your mind is. Notice how good it feels to be pain-free. Notice how good it feels to breathe without congestion. Notice your energy level. Practice appreciating the abundance you have right now and you will attract more and more.
Another example is to practice the feeling of having a reliable car while you’re driving. Isn’t it great to have a car that runs well, that has a full tank of gas and no warning lights flashing? Doesn’t it feel so good to have the freedom of a car, to be able to go wherever you want, whenever you want? Isn’t it wonderful to drive fast in a well made, clean, working machine?
The value of milking the feeling of having what you want is that when you want something, it gets easier to feel as if you have it. You know what it feels like to have what you want because you appreciate the feeling all the time. Not only will you attract more abundance into your life (because you are sending a signal of abundance when you appreciate), but when you want something you haven’t had before, you’ll have easy access to the feeling of “having what I want”. It tends to feel like ease and flow and “but of course I would have this! It makes so much sense!”
Be it, then see it. Feel the way you would as if you had it, and then see it show up in your reality. The way you feel attracts your thoughts, which create your reality. Send a signal of abundance and get exactly the same in return.
The best advice I ever received for increasing abundance in my life was from Abraham-Hicks’ financial abundance meditation:
The fastest way to get to an improved financial condition is to look for pleasing things that you already have. For in the seeking and finding of that which is working, more success will come. And it will come quickly.
I created the Notice It, Get More of It worksheet to put this concept into practice, but the title never sat well with me. Recently I changed the title to “Universal Grocery List” instead.
The goal of the grocery list is to start noticing the enormous number of things going right in one’s life. Had a good meal? Want another one? Write it on the list. Had a good workout? Write it on the list. Get an awesome Facebook comment from your crush? Write it on the list.
I knew this worksheet was really working when Kelly started filling them out obsessively. Every day, we play a game to see if we can fill up all 60 spaces. And every day, we find more reasons to say, “yes please, more of that please.”
Can you find 60 things in your life you’d like to order more of today?
Download the Universal Grocery List worksheet
After filling out a couple dozen Financial Abundance worksheets in my FUNFILE, I noticed a trend. I always loved writing the “10 signs of abundance in my life today” section, but pretty much skipped all the rest.
Increasing abundance in your life is a lot simpler than the first worksheet implies. You don’t have to play financial games or write complicated stories. All you have to do is pay attention to what you like in your life and ask for more. When you appreciate the things that are already in your life experience, you are emitting a vibration of abundance and attracting more. “Look at all I already have! I am so blessed! More please!”
Don’t limit yourself to observing financial abundance only. Indicators of abundance are everywhere you look. The more you vibrate abundance, the more you receive in all forms, including money.
Today I offer you the Notice It, Get More of It abundance worksheet. It’s extremely simple – just 60 spaces to list examples of abundance throughout your day. Once you start filling one out, you’ll be amazed at how much more attuned you are to the wealth that already exists in your life, and how much more keeps pouring in.
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Thank you Will Powell!
Here’s how making a living online really works: work on your website because it feels good, and trust money can come from anywhere. The moment I stopped forcing the “how” of making money, my business became financially successful. I don’t have to sell specific products to make money. I just have to trust that money can come from anywhere. And it does. It comes from everywhere. It’s easy once you practice it and see it in action a couple times.
Make products for your site because it’s fun to do so – not because you need them to make your money. It doesn’t matter how many products you sell. It’s an emotional journey every time. Money and financial opportunities are literally everywhere. To perceive the abundance that already exists around you, you must feel abundant. Making money is an emotional journey. When you feel abundant, you attract thoughts of abundance. And then those thoughts of abundance manifest in your experience.
You must trust that the universe takes care of you already. Whatever your “work” is, do it for the sole purpose of enjoying it. You do not need it to make money. Your work is only there to raise your vibration; it helps you feel good. If creating businesses, websites, and products makes you feel good, then do it.
How do you want your money to come to you? Have you ever thought about it? Do you want to trade your time for money? Or do you want money to come to you without doing anything? Do you have the limiting belief that you must WORK to make money? That you must trade something in return? Or do you practice the belief that you can have as much money as you want, whenever you want, because it is your birthright to have as much abundance as you desire? If you can believe money comes to you without you having to DO anything, then it is already right in front of your face. Take it. Easy.
Money is just an indicator of an abundant vibration. If you don’t have any money, getting over the initial resistant thoughts of “not having money” can be tricky. But you just have to practice.
If you don’t need money for the next few weeks (say, until your rent is due), then give yourself permission to stop thinking about it. You’ve already launched enough rockets of desire for money to be certain the universe has received your order. So stop thinking about money. If a stressful thought about money ever enters your head, use a visual mantra to let the negative thought go instantly. Literally do not think about money for as long as you can. A few days is sufficient.
At the same time, practice feeling good. Follow your emotions towards the things that feel good. Do whatever you want. Go with the flow. Have fun. Play. Practice letting go. Follow your emotions to the next better feeling thought or action. You’ll find yourself in a vibration of “knowing”. You’ll “know” that you really are taken care of. You’ll “know” that everything always works out.
Don’t think about money. Practice following your emotions to the state of knowing. All that means is let your emotions guide you towards the things you actually WANT to do. Trust that all the solutions are right in front of you.
The feelings of knowing, joy, love, and abundance all feel the same. They feel like relief. They all attract thoughts that create good feeling experiences in your life. If you desire a lot of money, you just have to stop thinking about the fact that you don’t have it yet. You don’t have to feel like “I have a million dollars in my bank account,” you just have to feel GOOD. And if you aren’t negating your good feelings with feelings of lacking money, then the universe can bring you what you want.
It only takes a few days of practicing a vibration of abundance to see enormous reflections in your reality. But the KEY to vibrating abundance is to not emanate a feeling of “lack” AT ALL. That is why you have to give yourself permission to STOP THINKING ABOUT MONEY. PERIOD. If it makes you feel better, pay for all the things you need to pay for and give yourself some spending money for the next few days. Forget about money. Every single time you think about it, RELEASE IT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. That is why the visual mantra is so useful. You can picture your body physically letting go of thoughts.
It only takes a few days, at most. You’ll see reflections of your abundance everywhere. You’ll see the creative power of your thoughts. If you can control your thoughts enough to not think about lack AT ALL during your trial, then you can manifest all the abundance you want. Try it and prove it to yourself.
Inspired by Eirini’s article How to have the flat belly of your dreams by decluttering like a maniac, Kelly and I spent the entire day getting rid of junk. My most significant achievement was conquering my overflowing closet.
At least half my clothes didn’t fit me. Every time I saw them I would think “those don’t fit me, but soon they will.” What a mistake! Every time I had that thought, I was generating a vibration of “I’m too big for my clothes. They don’t fit.” As long as I kept thinking that thought, that’s what would manifest in my reality. The clothes would continue to not fit.
I ended up giving Kelly several dresses, skirts, and shirts. Seeing her rock my worn-only-once-or-twice items gave me a surprising feeling–abundance! It was like getting to take her shopping and buy her a whole new wardrobe! What a relief to see the clothes being worn instead of hanging pitifully and taunting me!
I gave the rest of the clothes to Goodwill. As I drove away from my stealthy 2am drop off, I felt a burden being lifted I didn’t even know I had. Finally! Freedom from those clothes that had been haunting my vibration for months! And now I get to go shopping
Your expectations create your reality. You make every decision based on what you expect to happen. Your expectations are determined by your beliefs. You beliefs are thoughts you think a lot.
To change your reality, change your expectations. To change your expectations, change your beliefs. To change your beliefs, change your thoughts.
1. Choose what you want to believe.
I want to be a millionaire. All I have to do is believe I am and I am. I create my self with each new thought. So if I think “I’m a millionaire,” in that moment I truly am. But if I think a contradicting thought, that thought becomes truth. I need to choose what I want to believe and then let go of any thought that may contradict what I want to believe.
2. Decide what thoughts you would think if you believed what you wanted.
As a millionaire, these are thoughts I think: I love money. I’m a money magnet. Money is my friend. Money loves me. Money is so easy to come by. I buy anything I want. I give so many gifts! I have so much fun with my money. I have so much freedom! Money is such a fun game. Money excites me. All of my needs are met and I am free to do whatever I wish with my time.
3. Decide how you would feel if you believed what you wanted.
The only reason you want any physical manifestation is for the feeling it gives you. If you know what feeling you’re looking for, you can practice it. When you practice feelings, you attract thoughts that create experiences that give you more of that feeling. Being a millionaire gives me the feelings of freedom, relief, excitement, power, and abundance.
Now all you have to do is practice thinking those new thoughts and feeling those feelings. If you do it enough, your thoughts will turn into patterns, which will turn into beliefs, which will turn into expectations, which will result in the physical manifestation you desire. Easy!
How do I practice thinking new thoughts?
This is my favorite puzzle. I use thought direction tools like momentum gathering posts, my FUNFILE, mantras and affirmations, vision boards, guided meditations, and framed goals. Writing seems to be the easiest way for me to practice the thoughts I want to think. I am always searching for new methods, so if you can think of any, please share!
No one needs money to be happy, but it sure is fun to spend it! If you feel like you could use a little more abundance in your life, I’ve got a special treat for you: the brand new Financial Abundance Worksheet!
To attract more abundance, you must emit a vibration of abundance. All that means is your thoughts should be about the already-existing abundance in your life, not lack of it. When you think about lack, all the universe can bring you is more lack. But if most of your thoughts are about the incredible abundance you already have, the universe will match you up with so much more!
It’s easy to logically comprehend the idea that to get abundance you have to feel it, but how do you practice that in your daily life? Enter the Financial Abundance Worksheet!
How it works
In the book Money, and the Law of Attraction, Abraham tells us that all we have to do to attract more abundance is tell a new story about money. It’s a way to change our thought patterns from negative thoughts about money to positive ones. When we establish positive thought patterns about money, they turn into beliefs, which turn into manifested reality.
The worksheet has several sections to help you establish new thought patterns. To begin, draw a picture of what your dream lifestyle looks like. With all the money and time in the world, what would you be doing? This exercise gets you focused on what you want, instead of what you don’t want.
Next, list 10 examples of abundance that already exist in your life. When you think about it, all of our lives are pretty freaking abundant already! We have incredible modern conveniences, food available everywhere we look, billions of objects to buy, and super cool things already in our possession (iPhones! computers! coffee makers!). And then there is nature! Look at what Earth gives us every day – air to breathe, water to drink, beauty to enjoy, mysteries to unravel.
Move on to listing two things you’d love to get paid to do. This part helps your mind start making connections about how you might actually get paid to do those things in the future.
Then think about three entities you’d like to share your abundance with. When you give what you want to receive, you practice the vibration of abundance, attracting more of it into your life. Giving time, money, or love feels so good because when you help someone else, you are helping yourself. Simply pondering who you’d like to help increases your feelings of abundance because once you think about it, the universe creates it. Now you just have to become a vibrational match to your creation.
Here comes a fun part: write how you would spend $100, $1000, $10,000 and $100,000. Some of us don’t ever think about what we would do with large sums of money – and that’s precisely why we don’t have it to spend! The first time you do this worksheet, you can fill out the basics like rent and food and bills, but then when you do one tomorrow consider those things paid–now what do you want?
In the next section, fill in a person whose success you appreciate. When you appreciate the success of another you have no room for negative feelings like jealousy or unfairness. All humans are connected. When one person is successful, it benefits all of us. Successful people help us know what we want, give us fresh ideas, and inspire us to work towards our own success.
Finally, write your new story of financial abundance. Looking for all the positive aspects that already exist in your own financial situation will attract more of them. Telling a new, positive story about money creates the new thought patterns you need to emit the vibration of abundance. In Money and the Law of Attraction, there is an excellent example of a “new” story about money on page 94. Here is the story I am telling today:
I know that when I direct my attention towards the abundance already existing in my life, I get more of it. I know that doing the Financial Abundance worksheet brings me relief. I know that to attract abundance, I have to feel abundant. Every day, I am finding more and more evidence that the universe is conspiring to support and fulfill my every desire. I know I have plenty of money for the things I need right NOW, and I only exist NOW. I know that I will always be taken care of. It has always been easy for me to attract the money I need. Life is too fun and beautiful to focus on lack! I give what I want to receive. My vibration about money is rising every minute, and I trust the universe to take care of the rest!
|I was going to charge for this worksheet, but it seems silly to make you pay if you need more money! So how about this: if this worksheet helps you feel more abundant, consider a donation to keep jessicamullen.com thriving! Thank you my beautiful friends|
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Your thoughts create your reality. That means you make everything in it. Every person, every place, every experience. Not only do you create it all, but everything you make in your reality then makes more. People you create think. Situations you craft expand. Feelings you practice grow.
Everything is literally you, forever expanding. That’s why you become more prosperous the more you share. Whatever you do for the whole you also do for yourself. What you do for someone else you do for yourself.
The Golden Rule is the only rule in life design. Treat others how you want to be treated. Including yourself.
- To feel loved, I love. My perception of myself is how others perceive me.
- To feel abundant, I give. Abundance is in the joy I feel when I give it away.
- To gain knowledge, I share. My ideas give you new ideas give me new ideas.
- To feel valued, I appreciate. When I appreciate, my value grows.
Helping other people feels good because you are literally helping yourself. You are helping your creations flourish. You are the creator, take care of your babies. Love them. How could you not love them when you made them and they are you???
Give them your money, compliment them! They are your creations! However you can help them improve helps you! And the more you help other people flourish, the more they can help you flourish! The point of life is to LIVE!
No matter what kind of website you have, you should put a “donate” button on it! I find myself reading blogs every day that I wish had a simple way to donate to. You never know when you might write a post that really strikes a chord with someone, leaving them wanting to compensate you financially! Here’s how to get the money flowing into your bank account.
Using PayPal is easy!
- Get a PayPal account and select the “Business” type.
- If you already have a PayPal account, convert your account to a business account.
- Go to Merchant Services and click “Donate” under Create Buttons.
- Fill out your organization (just use your name or your blog’s name) and customize the button all you want. You can uncheck “Do you need your customer’s shipping address?”
- Click “Create Button” and copy the provided code.
Paypal provides two bits of code: one to embed the button on your site, and one to link text like this (click the “Email” tab), so you can make a hyperlink instead of using their button. Here’s what to do on your site:
- Go to your site, then click “customize”.
- Click “Theme” then “Use custom HTML”. Copy and paste the code there into a plain text document in case you screw up when pasting in your code!
- Find a place to paste in your code, somewhere after the
</body>tag. I put mine right after the
</header>tag. You can also paste the hyperlink code into an individual post.
On self-hosted WordPress
- Go to your “Widgets”, which adds things to your sidebar.
- Drag a new “text” widget into the widget area, then paste in your PayPal button code. Click save and you’re done!
Sadly they won’t let you paste in PayPal buttons! If you like WordPress and want donations, your best bet is to get self-hosted! ETA: I just realized you can use the donation button hyperlink (example here) provided under the “Email” tab, you could even make your own button and link it!
Don’t forget to write a little something before or after your pasted in code to encourage donations! Something sweet and simple should do the trick, like “If you like this site, please consider a small donation!” Get creative and see what people respond to best!
If you’d like to know how to put a donate button on a different kind of website, just ask in the comments!
To get the donations flowing, start “practicing the feeling” of receiving donations. What will it feel like when you check your email and find a donation from a loving reader? Visualize the moment and really feel the thrill. The more you practice, the more you will attract experiences that produce the same feeling, and the more abundance you will receive!