Practical Tips to Living an Abundant Life

What does abundance mean to you? Since it means something different to everyone, I want to challenge each of you with a task. Spend some time when you have a moment to come up with your own working definition of it. Why? Because if you don’t have a clear definition of abundance, or anything you want or desire, then you can’t achieve it.

After speaking to thousands of people over the years regarding their beliefs about abundance, the most common misconception I encounter is that most people have been conditioned into the idea that when you are in possession of something you are abundant. By this definition, if you don’t have that thing then you are in lack. This is actually backwards thinking.

As we know by now, our reality is based on our beliefs and perceptions — all of which come from our past experiences. If you see the world as hostile, competitive, limiting, or in lack, it’s probably the result of a past experience; therefore, that’s how the world is going to occur to you. If you removed human beliefs and perceptions from the equation, however, you might see that the world is actually a very abundant, friendly, fruitful, providing place. By perceiving the world through this lens, it means you already have abundance in you as a state of being.

The doorway to abundance is mindfulness
If we are serious about entering the river of change and sincere about creating a new future, then we need to become aware of our limiting thoughts, because by the time we are in our midlife, 95% of our thoughts are unconscious.

A good way to begin to tackle this problem is to write down every thought that separates you from your future. You need to know these thoughts inside and out so that when they appear, you don’t let them slip past your conscious mind. By becoming conscious of these unconscious thoughts, when they appear you’ll be able to recognize them, control them, and not let them go by unchecked.

The more you develop daily mindfulness, the more you will be able to stop yourself from slipping back into those self-limiting, stress-based emotions of lack, unworthiness, frustration, resentment, fear, and anxiety. By keeping your energy up and not lowering it to the more mundane feelings that are connected to past experiences, the more you are moving your energy from the familiar, predictable past into a new, unpredictable future that’s full of possibilities and surprises.

It takes practice to become aware of the unconscious programs connected to the old personality, but paying attention is a skill that anyone can improve. It’s all about learning to be in the present, because when you are in the present moment, the familiar past and the predictable future no longer exist. When you truly live in the present moment, you understand that you don’t create abundance, you generate it. But because most people are unconscious of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, the majority of the time they are generating lack, separation, victimization, fear, loneliness, judgement, and so on.

Affluence and Influence
We are fortunate to live in the Information Age because technology gives us easy access to almost anything we want to learn about. I always encourage students to study abundant people, whether they are contemporary or historic figures. What we find when we study abundant people is that they weren’t always abundant. They learned from their experiences and therefore had to course correct throughout their life. Their mistakes, missteps, and mishaps – in other words, their life – was their initiation. They had to learn certain things before they could step into the state of abundance. Once they were abundant, then they began to develop affluence.

Affluence means you’ve created enough influence with yourself and in your life that you are worthy to receive the feedback from your efforts. If you have enough influence on yourself and your life, then affluence always comes, and it comes in the form of feedback. Affluence actually means to flow to you.

The duality and polarity of creation
Most people naturally create based on duality and/or polarity. Polarity and duality mean ‘I don’t have what I want, and because I don’t have what I want, I want to get what I don’t have.’ This is the state from which most people try to get what they want – from the state of lack. There is nothing wrong with this process; it’s how we evolve who we are. However, it will always take time for us to reach our goals and realize our dreams by this mode of creation.

The reason is this – when we create from lack we are using our senses to define reality. We are matter creating matter, limited by the laws of time and space, therefore it takes time to get what we want. In this way, we are enslaved to the laws of this 3-dimensional reality.

But if you are creating from a state of abundance, wholeness, or worthiness, you’re no longer looking for anything. You are creating from the place that you already have it. That’s the moment that you’re out of the way and you begin to draw experiences, opportunities, and new events to you.

In our work we call this 5th dimensional creation, or 5th dimensional reality, because you become the vortex to your destiny. From this level of creation, you are collapsing time and space, causing that goal or outcome you’ve been focusing energy on to come to you…that’s affluence. This level of affluence means you’re in a vibrational match with a new destiny, and the universe begins to show you signs that your future is coming. That’s when it gets exciting.

By changing your perception from lack (thinking you are separate from what you want) to thinking that everything is already here, and all you have to do is step into it and trust, you should start to see things shift in your life. So the next time you are waiting in line at the supermarket, stuck in traffic, or sitting with your morning coffee, why not tune into abundance and generate a whole new set of experiences in your future. It’s so much better than the alternative.



  1. tess October 15, 2016 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Thank you Joe

  2. Cristian October 15, 2016 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Thanks. This is all that I need it

  3. Tzviah Idan October 15, 2016 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Brilliant article. Thank you.

  4. Angela October 15, 2016 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Fabulous article and so clearly written. Thanks so much Dr Joe 😊

  5. Giovanna Ovin Limongi October 15, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Thank you Dr Joe, i look forward to seeing you next week in London.

  6. Sonja October 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    L9ve this article!

  7. Murielle October 22, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

    So clear! Thank you. Looking foward to see you in Paris.

  8. Andreas October 22, 2016 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Thank you very much! It’s incredible … in my todays morning meditation, I asked for a clear sign to find the way of abundance … 2 hours later I recrived Dr. Joes newsletter, exactly telling me, how fo proceed. It definitely works! THANK YOU!

  9. Michelle Scamaton October 22, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Love the feeling of clarity, understanding & trust while reading this. Thank you Dr Joe xx

  10. Maria October 22, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Thank you …
    Just on time

  11. Sara October 22, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Gràcies, Joe

  12. Rosemary Amundson October 22, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    The term “5th dimensional reality” makes the concept easy to understand

  13. Tony October 22, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Dr. Joe,
    Thank you for the clarification on the 5th Dimension. I was just thinking about that before my Walking Meditation last week. That was and is a powerful tool. Thank you for sharing it!

  14. Nydia October 22, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

    You’ve changed my perspective, thank you.

  15. Maria October 22, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for bringing again the present moment in our life.

  16. Hilarey Laferriere October 22, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Good stuff! Thank you, dear, Joe! I’ve experienced this working as you describe while reading The Power of Now.. And am excited to play more with your illuminations!

  17. Katrin Jäger October 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, for your clear and heart full words, dr. joe.

  18. Cristina Sada October 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Ya quisiera estar en workshop contigo!!
    Te quiero compartir cosas que han sucedido!!!
    Un abrazo,

  19. Jamie October 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great article. Do you have any tips for recognizing thoughts that separate the person from their future? If they are subconscious they would be harder to recognize.

  20. marina johnston October 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Really great article, so clear and inviting. It feels doable….even though am in my middle years, ha! I attended your training two years ago and this article reminds me to remember the collapsing of time and act like what I seek is already happening. Thanks Dr. joe!

  21. Deborah October 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you. Very helpful.

  22. Karen October 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    This came at exactly the right time for me. Such a clear exposition. I especially liked “you don’t create abundance, you generate it,” reminding us that we are all at source of our own lives.

  23. pat October 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    great article! thank you!

  24. Ken October 22, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    You are a blessing Dr Joe.

  25. Joanie Kirk October 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    And this can occur in a moment, instead of pushing the particles around . Thanks Joe, I am feeling this happen on a few levels. And living in a higher vibration rocks, it just rocks!

  26. Maria Esther Galban October 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you! You’re being the light in my new moment of life….
    . Thank you, thank you:
    María Esther Galban

  27. Janet Percival October 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed this. I’ve heard these thoughts before throughout my studying Dr Joe’s material. As a student you can’t not be unfamiliar with these conceits but things became clearer and fell into place for me while reading this. It’s so well written and “user friendly” . Many many thanks

  28. Mary October 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks Dr Joe see you soon in Cancun . Cannot wait

  29. Kim October 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Amazing as always!

  30. Choymae Huie October 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    You’re are so amazing and we’re so blessed.

  31. David Mayes October 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    just right Thank you LOVE&LIGHT

  32. Nanci October 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you, just what I needed to hear today!

  33. Katrina October 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for your help Dr. Joe!
    You ROCK !

  34. Dr. Ben Corthier October 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Dear Dr. Dispenza,

    thank you for teaching me how to change and lift my mindset and emotions positively & to live with an open heart into a quantum life for myself & those we touch. Your work helped me greatly through the hardest times at chiropractic university enabling me to keep my focus, positive emotions and perseverance resulting in graduating enabling me to give people back there lives eliminating spasm for the handicapped who’s limbs they had started to amputate due to pulling spasm, which cleared after adjusting them.. adjusting people out of wheelchairs enabling them to walk again and unravelling post stroke spasming arms 20 years after the stroke and too many results to mention that I can now reproduce and teach through the art of the work BJ Palmer left for me to work with; subluxation specific, HIO specific toggle recoil. In a chain reaction your work enabled me to help me graduate thereby helping myself and those I touch to this day. Without your work and effort these people, students, myself and many patients would have still been suffering and students and generations would have been without these skills to pass on. My patients, students as well as myself are reaping the benefits of your work and in name of all of us I want to thank you.

    Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    With grace,

    Dr. Ben Corthier, D.C.
    HIO specific toggle recoil Belgium.
    UC specific technique teacher & fellow founder of the Scottish College of Chiropractic.

  35. Julie October 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Joe,
    I am newly connected to your work.
    All is not clear as yet…but I sense that my life is about to change dramatically.
    Hope to get to see and hear you in Australia next year.

  36. Christina October 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing! Thanks Universe and thank you Joe!

  37. Judith Pannan October 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Fantastic article. Thanks Dr Joe

  38. Marie Robertson October 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks Dr Joe
    I really enjoy your work and your ability to relate concepts in an easy gettable way. Now to practise!

  39. Eva October 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Doctor Joe. I’m doing my work everyday and it’s being an amazing and inspiring experience. See you in Sitges 😉

  40. Valerie October 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you Joe:-)

  41. Sally Dutton October 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you Joe. The sun is shining this morning and when walking by a local pond with my partner I enjoyed the sound of the frogs, saw quite a few little tadpoles, and felt nature’s abundance so close to home. Grateful!

  42. Hailey October 23, 2016 at 1:48 am - Reply

    It seems to me that this same principle can be applied to our heslth as well.
    Thanks for being here Dr Joe!

  43. Marschelle October 23, 2016 at 2:26 am - Reply

    ‘When you truly live in the present moment, you understand that you don’t create abundance, you generate it,
    …… What a nugget! That just really resonates with me. Thank you so much Dr Joe.

  44. Katie October 23, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for writing this article! Much appreciated.

  45. Alessandra October 23, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Simply extraordinary article.
    Sincere thank you, Joe, for the commitment, wisdom, knowledge, that you give to us all.
    May my gratefulness for all this come to you in the form of energy, as words cannot fully express it.
    I love U

  46. Nicole Zimmer October 23, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Definitely sent to me by the universe – very timely – thanks Dr Joe

  47. nancy Lupiani October 23, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    i’ve just recently included affluence in my meditation and this article has been droppped in my lap to help me refine my intention — i’m feeling more connected and deserving…thank you

  48. Victoria Benoit October 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Very impactful article! Thank you. I am going to use these principles with my clients to clear their unconscious patterns using Resonance Repatterning.Love and blessings, Victoria Benoit

  49. Kurt October 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you Joe, excellent article and very helpful instructions to shift from creating abundance in old paradigm of time and space, to generating quantum abundance. Can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia in December!

  50. rut cenzual October 24, 2016 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Excelente. Lo comparto. Gracias!

  51. Bota October 24, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Great points, thank you very much. All what I read from various sources through times, you have confirmed for my my understandings. Thank you again Joe

  52. Sonja Taylor October 24, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I am going to put this into practice right away. Thanks!

  53. Gwen parker-Downs October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Love all your articles! Thank you

  54. Helene, Norway October 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Thank U. Abundance for us all 🙂
    Free in our hearts.

  55. Marie October 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much, Dr. Joe! Looking forward to the next Teleclass and I hope you’ll come back to Vancouver, Canada sometime soon!

  56. Ale Ortiz October 25, 2016 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Hola Joe! He tenido la maravillosa oportunidad de estar en el estado que explicas, fue en el taller avanzado de Los Cabos, y estando en ese estado me senia tan plena que olvide imaginar lo que deseaba,!!!
    Por lo que acabo de leer, entiendo que no importa haberlo imaginado pues ya me sentía plena??
    Con Amor, Ale

  57. Mineke October 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Only reading this makes me so happy and grateful! Thank you dr. Joe.

  58. Lucy October 26, 2016 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Thank you. Affluence – great word. Looking forward to your teleclass Wednesday. You’ve been a blessing in my life Dr. Joe. Bless you.

  59. VIRGINIA October 26, 2016 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Excelentemente explicado, y muy atinados para mi los ejemplos.. muchas gracias Dr, Joe

  60. Mary Raymond October 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Love this article ! So consice! It speaks clearly to the law of attraction which I try to practice.
    Love it and you ! Oh how I wish i could work with you ! I long to be in one of your workshops. Maybe some day.

  61. Sue October 27, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

    That a great reminder – thanks Dr Joe

  62. Barbara Prien October 29, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Danke, Dr.Joe. Dieser Artikel hat mir die Augen geöffnet.

  63. Patricia October 30, 2016 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot for the reminder Dr. Joe helping me to pave my new neuropath 🙂

  64. Catalina October 30, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Gràcies, Joe!

  65. Trish Nash October 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Love your way of thinking. It has really worked over my life. Thanks 💖

  66. Angelina November 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you…’s happening faster than i thought, I closed one door and i’m having an abundance of affluence!!!
    Thank you for your word.

  67. Christoph Meier November 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Yes excellent, as almost anything in Joe’s news letters, thanks a lot !

  68. WarriorRho November 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    A very powerful and meaningful statement! I am working on making key decisions to live an abundant life. Incredible! Incredible! Incredible!

  69. Lizzie November 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    This is written so clear> Thank you!!

  70. meltem December 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks dr. Joe. Great teachings. I try hard to stay in abundance as you describe. Soon it is going to be natural to me. Excited to see unexpected results. with love and affection

  71. Diane E January 3, 2017 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Thank you. This article .is tremendously helpful!

  72. Flynn February 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you, and may we all, sooner than later, self-realize through love.

  73. Ibrahim Aljallad September 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much Dr.Dispeza for all your inspirational and practical teachings which comes from your heart before we see it in letters.I would like to spread your inspirational and practical teachings to people who don’t speak the English language; so please let me know if will be okay to translate, so that more people can benefit from your wisdom.

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