Gratitude is one of the most powerful abundance magnets. It calls abundance into every part of your life, not just material wealth (it ain’t all about the money, honey). Gratitude for the good things is easy, but your turbo boost for attracting abundance in your life is gratitude for things that seem bad on the surface: dead ends, disappointments, and … delays, as frustrating as the latter can be!
I was reminded of this today by a simple occurrence that was a timely reminder of this. After leaving the house, I was about halfway to my favourite coffee haunt when I realized that I’d left my wallet at home. Doh! I was initially annoyed with myself, but conceded that I would have been even more annoyed (and wasted more of my own time), had I made it to my destination without a critical tool I needed to get what I planned to from my destination: the money in my purse!
And so with this simple incident, questions I had been grappling with were answered. Questions that we all grapple with: why the delay? Why the roadblocks? Why the closed doors?
Just like I didn’t have my wallet with me in that moment, when we arrive at the destinations we desire without the tools to get the most out of those endpoints, we miss out on the blessings and nourishment (physical, emotional, spiritual) that the Divine is trying to give us.
These delays, roadblocks, and frustrations are there for our highest good, giving us the opportunity to gain and build all the tools we need to receive abundance fully and freely from whatever goal or next chapter we’re yearning for.
So if you’re feeling annoyed, tired, or negative about delays big and small in your life, stop. Take a breath. Express gratitude for this delay in this moment, this stage, and ask the Universe: what tools do I require for the movement that has not happened yet? It may be wisdom, it may be feelings, beliefs or patterns of behaviour that you need to let go; only you will know. Once you understand and put energy into gaining the tools that will serve you best in the next stage, you will see movement that is positive, leading you to abundance.
Have an abundant week, beautiful souls!