That was me. Since my surgery in 2013 to remove a tumor in my parathyroid gland, I felt stuck. I lost a sense of myself. Meditations were difficult. I did not know what was wrong with me. My entire existence felt like it was on pause. I could not move forward, because I was stuck.
I came across “The Abundance Project” by Derek Rydall recently and his book helped me untangle the water hose of my mind. Rydall uses that term to describe how things can become so twisted up in our connection to God/the Universe/the Source. Water hoses gets tangled up, making it difficult for water to flow easily. You have to undo all of the kinks in the hose so that the water can flow freely and with great force. Like the water hose, we have to untangle our connection to the source so that abundance can flow freely.
In this book, he gives you a step-by-step guide on how you can untangle the hose so the water can flow. This is about focusing on tapping into the Source that is within you to generate an abundance of wealth in all aspects of your life. It’s not just about money. This is also about love, happiness, friendships, family, and so much more.
The key element in awakening abundance lies in the seven variations of giving. “Whatever’s missing is what we’re not giving,” is a repetitive theme throughout the book. This concept serves as a mirror to our own being. Are we giving what we would like to create more abundance of? Can we stretch our limits and give more?
When I first read the reviews for this book, many people kept referencing “The Secret.” That is the incorrect way to describe this book, because “The Secret” only touches lightly on these principles. It does not dive into the true essence of how “The Secret” works. It is this quote that makes this book stand out from “The Secret”:
Life isn’t holding anything back from us; we are holding ourselves back from life, because we’ve been hypnotized into believing we have to be more, feel more, and believe more before we can ask, seek, knock and act from our highest vision.
With books that talk about the Law of Attraction, the whole concept is to believe in what you want and to put positive thoughts into the universe so that what you put out there comes right back to you (aka karma). What Rydall does goes much deeper, straight to the source which is within all of us. He tells us how to do this correctly. It’s not just about thinking pretty all of the time.
In other words, abundance is within us, we just have to go within to bring forth what is already within us.
This book is very lengthy and filled with so much information. If you stick with it to the end, you will be able to unravel the garden hose so that it will allow the abundance to flow at full strength. He uses many quotes from the Bible throughout the book, but this is not a book aimed only towards Christians. It is for everybody that wants to learn how to bring forth great wealth and abundance in their lives.
For me, he helped me work through the twists and turns to help me reconnect with my inner source. He helped me realize that it’s okay to ask for the impossible, if that is what I truly want. “Ask and it will be given to you.”
I was able to create a plan, just like I did when I first started out on my journey to creating abundance 10 years ago. When I was sidetracked with the tumor, I lost sight of who I was. Rydall helped me reconnect to my being.
One quote that stood out to me the most was this: “An amateur makes excuses for why they can’t; a pro gets the job done.” I am one of the biggest procrastinators and saboteurs in my life. I wrote down this quote as a reminder that I am a pro. Only an amateur keeps making excuses, so stop it!
This book comes out tomorrow (February 20, 2018).