When we think of creating greater prosperity in our lives, we don’t often consider that our emotions may be influencing that experience. Instead we tend to think of abundance of any kind, as something outside of us that we need to “get” more of.
But Tammy White, co-creator with Lynne Twist of the True Prosperity online program, has news for all of us: Your mood absolutely influences your experience of prosperity as well as your ability to generate more of it.
Consider for a moment your experience of these different states:
Feeling deprived versus feeling grateful
Feeling lack or fulfilled
Feeling fearful or feeling love
Feeling envious or feeling generous
Feeling worried or feeling peaceful
Feeling protective or feeling curious
“When we’re in any of those particular kinds of moods, they give rise to a certain kind of action,” White explains.
If you’re feeling deprived, fearful or envious, as examples, you’re more likely to hold or hoard things for yourself, go inward, and operate from a “what can I get” mindset.
When you’re feeling grateful, loving or curious, on the other hand, there’s an experience of openness, of reaching out and letting things in, and of wanting to share from that place of openness.
Clearly when it comes to generating opportunity and any kind of energetic flow, including the flow of abundance in your life, certain moods are going to be more beneficial. And that, White explains, is huge.
Simply put, your mood absolutely impacts how prosperous you can be.
Now, that doesn’t mean that if you go around smiling and laughing all the time money is going to come pouring into your life. But shifting your mood to one of openness, of connection, of gratitude and curiosity will absolutely put you into a greater state of flow where opportunities, collaborations, and experiences of sufficiency are far more likely. And that is the key to generating prosperity.
So, how to do you shift your mood to be a prosperity magnet?
There are two ways that she says are no-fail mood shifters.
First, just as mood gives rise to action, our actions can give rise to our moods.
So, get in action. Move your body, exercise, sing out loud. Anything that gets energy moving through your body will help to shift out of a stuck or stagnant mood.
Another is through language or conversation, White says. “The conversations we listen to and engage in, whether they’re internal or with others, are our access to generating and maintaining moods.”
When you get caught up in conversations that are all about lack, what you don’t have, how unfair things are, how things aren’t working, it reinforces a certain mindset and mood. Instead, when you recognize that a conversation is going down this road, change it. Transform the negative talk (or self-talk) into one of possibility, of gratitude, of noticing and appreciating the bounty and blessings that you do have.
And if it’s not possible to change the negative diatribe, be in action and simply … walk away.
Other tips for changing your mood:
Engage in daily sufficiency practices
Notice what you’re giving, what you’re expressing, what you’re sharing.
We all have offerings to give even if we don’t always recognize them. Brainstorm on ways that you can give from exactly where you are right now with what you do have.
“When you turn your attention to what you already have and begin to make a difference with it from that wholeness, from that completeness, your resources and your experience of your own true prosperity begins to expand before your eyes,” says Lynne Twist.