“Positivity is the language of heaven.” – Angels of Abundance by Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue
I have long believed that living life on purpose is the way to go. After reading countless self-help books, one thing is crystal clear: each individual person has a unique purpose in life that is waiting to be fulfilled.
I have struggled with anything that hasn’t felt purposeful. But I have also come to realize that we get to choose to assign purpose and meaning to those things that previously didn’t feel super purpose-filled, on the path towards living our dreams.
Doreen & Grant Virtue’s book Angels of Abundance: Heavens 11 Messages to Help You Manifest Support, Supply, and Every Form of Abundance is an excellent, practical guide on what it takes to live a life that was previously only imaginable. The thing I admire most about Doreen Virtue is that she doesn’t sugarcoat it; she never for one second pretends that it doesn’t take hard work and sacrifice to pull it off.
I like the variety of ways that the authors reinforce the significance of our hard work on the path towards our dreams. They state that hard work is a form of asking for what we want, and always incorporate the idea of doing our fair share in co-creating that which we intend.
Angels of Abundance teaches us that we have angels at every turn, waiting to guide us along the path towards living the lives of our dreams. I like the explanation in this book that angels can be thought of as “messengers of God”. There are angels, signs, and divine interventions that inevitably lead us to our dreams if we only allow and assist them.
In the book, abundance is defined as “a feeling of safety and security”. Abundance is not solely referring to a financial status; it goes much deeper than that. Abundance means feeling that there is not only enough, but more than enough resources assisting us in living our lives in the terms of our own purpose.
Angels of Abundance reminds us that holding intentions towards abundance is not selfish. In fact, the ability to provide for others only increases with increasing abundance.
According to the authors, abundance can be applied to finances, time, ideas, confidence, and any other good thing in life. We are meant to not only live our lives on purpose, but abundantly on purpose. The resources for living an abundant life are not only available to those who seem to have supernaturally made it in Hollywood or professional sports; they are available to any of us who choose to tap into them, work for them, and accept them. The authors go on to reassure us that we already hold all the power and resources we need to fulfill our life’s purpose, we just have to allow ourseves to see what is revealed to us.
Doreen Virtue and her son Grant Virtue offer answers to questions such as what if I ask for the wrong thing, how often and for how long do I need to do affirmations, and how do I create affirmations. These are questions that I get lost in from time to time, so this book was a good reminder of the simplicity of focus required for as long as it takes.
The biggest lesson I learned from Angels of Abundance was the concept of “giving up five minutes before the miracle”. Jack Canfields’s book How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be was my first introduction to this concept. Did you know Colonel Sanders was rejected over 300 times before of KFC came into existence? What if he gave up after 256 rejections? Or ten? Or one?
The numerical value of tries and failures is of no substance. Giving up on a dream that has the support of passion would be the only real failure, as far as I can tell.
The Angels of Abundance aim to see to it that we do not suffer in a state of lack. Rather, that we are provided with the necessary resources to make the world a better place. That simple.
Angels of Abundance is a short, quick read; a great companion for someone looking for a concise summary of how to go about the work of realizing an abundant life, or someone looking for a quick pick-me-up and reminder of what work needs to be done.
I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.