Simple ways to bask in the beauty of what’s here and now, while making space for more to come.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Let’s face it: Ever since we scored our first paychecks, we’ve been taught that feeling “rich” is defined by what’s in our bank accounts. (You know, that more is more is more is…you get the hint, right?) But if you’re reading this, we’re guessing you know better than that.
“Feeling rich in our souls has to do with realizing that we are part of an interconnected whole and feeling grateful for that,” says Dr. Shamini Jain, a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaking alum, and founder of The Consciousness and Healing Initiative. “Once we do that, we find that richness is not just about how much money we have, but that richness is also felt in our relationships, our environment, and in exploring and sharing our talents and gifts.”
Today, we’re sharing six brilliant ways to relish what you have right now, while cultivating a mindset of abundance in the long run, too.
1. Make Your Senses Smile
Set aside a little time to curate music, lights, scents, and tastes for you and only you. Go out of your way to please every single one of your senses at the same time. (Check out our guide to creating a sense-filled sound bath, plus a playlist from lightworker Sara Auster.)
2. Do Something From Scratch
Double down on your self-care ritual with items that are already lurking in your cabinets. Whip up a fridge-shake recipe with the help of an app like Supercook or level up your daily wind-downs with some bath or beauty DIYs.
3. Cleanse Your Space, Clear Your Energy
Paring back the things we have and do not only forces us to slow down, but also makes it easier to tune into your own preferences and pleasures — especially the simple ones. “Connecting with our inner selves allows us to open to the full expression of who we are as creative beings, who are here to both learn and teach, or give and receive,” says Jain. “When we connect with our inner selves, we are actually moving past the conditioned mind. [Our] ‘not enough’ stories are just stories our mind tells us based on limited experiences, judgment and comparisons, and insecurity.”
“The easiest way to cultivate the feeling of abundance is to focus on the energy of our heart,” advises Jain. “Simply by paying attention to our sensations there and allowing our breath to touch the heart, we begin to feel grateful for what we have been given.” (Want to get your zen on? Check out Jain’s free 5-minute Heart’s Guidance Meditation on Insight Timer.)
6. Say “I Love You” to More Parts of You
“What we appreciate, appreciates,” says Jain, nodding to everything from positive situations to physical health and literal breath. So the next time you’re craving a carefree moment with your pet, feeling grateful for your limbs, or building positive boundaries? Lean into it! “Sending appreciation to anything that you want to have more of in your life will allow that abundance to more fully come to you, and you to experience and enjoy that richness more fully,” Jain adds.
How are you embracing your personal wealth? Sound off in the comments below.