Abundance in social connections affects all areas of our lives. No matter how you parse it, the root of all problems in social and romantic connections always leads back to a state of lack. Everything else is simply a symptom, not the cause of the problem.
How do we define abundance in social and romantic connections, and why is this important in our abundance journey?
Firstly, connections with other people, be it platonic or extra-platonic relationships, are the most obvious and common areas where abundance blocks form. Like meaningful occupation, your social and romantic connections are the link between the less tangible, such as your emotional, psychological, and spiritual state, and the tangible: your personality, interacting with other people’s personalities and creating connections that range from harmful, low-vibration connections to loving, high-vibration connections.
What does abundance in your social connections (platonic and extra-platonic) look like? Here’s a comparison of abundance and lack in this arena. Which column resonates more with you?
|I’m emotionally open||I find it difficult or impossible to be emotionally open|
|I have meaningful conversations with my friends||I have the same conversations with my friends about the same things|
|I find it enjoyable to talk to people, even if they’re strangers||I feel like my friends or my partner don’t really get me |
|I go on dates with new people even if I don’t think I might click romantically with them ||It’s difficult for me to fully trust a partner or close friend|
|I’m comfortable reaching out to friends to hang out or catch up||I don’t normally reach out to my friends to hang out or catch up|
|I feel safe being myself around my friends and/ or partner||I hold back parts of myself sometimes because I’m worried that no-one will like me if they know the real me|
Whether the statements of abundance or lack resonated more with you, there is no need to fret. This is simply a snapshot of attitudes and beliefs that tend more towards lack or abundance, and it is merely there to give you an idea of what both ends of the spectrum look like.
Social connections, be it with friends or romantic partners, are a critical waypoint in your path to abundance. All too often, this layer of abundance is heavily influenced by a deeper layer of abundance which we will look at in The Abundance Game course: abundance in family relationships.