Self-expression is the second innermost layer of abundance. It is so very important because it reveals the abundance (or lack) in how much of ourselves we allow to be seen, to be heard, to be witnessed.
Interestingly, abundance blocks in self-expression often exist in tandem with abundance blocks in material wealth, manifesting as conspicuous consumption, retail addiction, and the urge to own and flaunt luxury items ranging from jewelry to watches to designer handbags to sports cars. In fact, you will tend to find vastly lower rates of materialistic attitudes among people who have abundant self-expression, like writers, artists, musicians, and so on, compared to the general population — this is no coincidence!
Self-expression governs how we shape and present ourselves: it is an extension of our self-worth, and in essence, an extension of ourselves, mirrored in the eyes of other people.
When we manifest abundance in self-expression, this means that we trust ourselves enough to display our true selves to the world; we trust ourselves to be seen and heard in ways that encompass all that we truly are. It means that we’ve stopped judging ourselves and pegging our worth to external valuation.
Instead of saying to yourself: “I’m afraid to be myself, and I’ll never be smart or talented enough so I must wear a mask to hide the real me”, you are now saying “Guess what? I’m celebrating my true self, warts and all, and I don’t need to hide behind false personas, or material things, or anything else.”
This type of abundance is a powerful change-maker, because by creating abundance of self-expression, you are telling yourself that you are enough — more than enough — and that you do not lack. You are establishing your innate value, exactly as you are, regardless of whether any external actors or measurements agree with this value or not. You will find that when you declare and believe your own worth independent of external factors and judgement, joy flows into your heart and your life much more easily and — you guessed it — abundantly.
I would go as far as to say that abundance of self-expression is the clearest, most tangible form of unconditional love for yourself. I can’t wait for you to unblock your abundance of self-expression and enjoy the multitude of benefits as you manifest more abundance in this part of your life as you do The Abundance Game course. Happy journeying!