(The following is an excerpt from my upcoming work examining Women and Scarcity)
Part 1: The Obvious Ways
What is your scarcity story? (Everybody has one)
Working with clients over the years, I have noticed that when scarcity or lack is brought up the tendency is to go to the most familiar association with scarcity, that of money. Continue to read and you will realize how many other faulty beliefs feed this common struggle.
Do you have any idea how many ways scarcity shows up in your life to hold you back and create mischief? Sometimes it is so obvious and in your face sabotaging you can’t miss it. What about the times it is sly and slippery at a low level of rumination or worry?
Having scarcity beliefs in even one of the categories below will keep you out of agreement or alignment, consciously and unconsciously. If your life is not as you wish it to be, there are scarcity issues afoot and what you desire to have and what you really want is out of alignment.
A great metaphor for having the conscious and unconscious in agreement is a new car aligned, ready to go. It purrs along… Within a few months or years depending on the obstacles we hit or the potholes we couldn’t avoid, it pulls off center and our ride is no longer smooth. It needs attention for realignment or the quality of the life of the car is impaired. Same goes for us.
When we hit emotional potholes or a health issues, losses or trauma to name a few of our struggles, we are thrown out of alignment, and it is especially telling if the emotional issues or behaviors are repetitive.
Do you experience a scarcity in any of these areas?
- Good Health
- Fulfilling work
Scarcity has many faces, and many disguises and I have experienced most of them. I have known Scarcity in its raw and resistant forms, when fear took my breath away. Other times in Denial, trying to fool myself into believing that I had overcome most of my scarcity beliefs; it crept in like a fog, sly and subtle gumming up progress. My scarcity story has changed over the years. Slowly, but surely I have overcome many feelings of “lack” and unworthiness. I know without a doubt that you too can be free of scarcity beliefs that interfere with your happiness.
Stay tuned : Part 2 coming soon
Very helpful article, Laura. I especially like that you point out the many areas in which we might experience scarcity thinking. I think we do often think of scarcity only in terms of money and so sabotage ourselves without realizing it. Looking forward to part 2!