Abundance vs Lack Mindset Pt. 1 – Paying it Forward

Abundance vs Lack Mindset Pt. 1 – Paying it Forward

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What would happen if we understood the power of putting money in other people’s pockets?

Abundance vs lack would happen. I’m talking about shifting from a lack mindset to an abundance mindset – and sharing the wealth.

A few of months ago, my mister and I were at the Botanical Gardens to see the Chinese lanterns. We arrived around 8pm and paid our $12 parking for the night, which expired at midnight. Cars came and left and everyone paid their own parking. On our way out, which was only about an hour later, we gave our parking ticket (which was valid a whole other three hours) to a car of people who’d just arrived – I mean, it only makes sense right? But I couldn’t help but notice all the cars leaving, and all the people who’d just gotten there, waiting in line to pay.

WHY in the world wouldn’t everyone who was leaving share their parking tickets with the people just arriving?!

I couldn’t wrap my mind around it.

…doesn’t everyone understand how different the world would be if we didn’t hoard everything to ourselves? If we didn’t compete and didn’t see each other as so separate? If we understood that by making each other richer, we make ourselves richer? Doesn’t everyone understand that an extra dollar in someone else’s pocket is an extra dollar that can be spent in exchange for something valuable that either they, someone they know or at the very least, someone within their own city, is offering?

From where I stand, there are only three reasons people didn’t feel compelled to give away their valid parking tickets – that were no longer of any use to them.


a) weren’t aware or conscious of the opportunity to give – aka it didn’t even cross their minds.

b) think that since they paid, others should have to do the same.

c) couldn’t bother to make the effort.

Regardless of the reason, one thing’s for sure – they all contribute to our global sense of lack.

It really is about time we start applying the principles of giving and receiving. Because, “…the universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.” Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

It’s time that we accept that giving and receiving are both our right and our responsibility – they part of our natural states. And it’s definitely about time we wake up and realize that we have the power to shift the dynamics of our own wealth, both spiritually and financially – and that when we do so, we can also do it for others.

One book I can really recommend is John Randolph’s, The Abundance Book. He describes how we should imagine a light bridge, which connects our own source with all the other souls in the world, and to envision the light of the bridge carrying an infinite supply of abundance; in and out, in and out.

It’s super important to keep in mind that when we give to others, that thing we give might not come right back directly from this specific person or even as the same thing. But it will have a ripple effect, which will carry that dollar, thing, or positive thought that you shared with someone, along the chain, from one person to the next; and that thing you shared may evolve, travel cities, countries and oceans, but the chain will makes its way back to you… and it will come back to you, at times in the most unrecognizable of ways.

Peace, love and abundance vs lack,


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