A little over 3 years ago I decided to make a documentary about Abundance… called The Abundance Code. I asked my friends Michael Maidens and Mark Falzon if they’d like to help me create the vision for the project.
If you’re reading this blog, you may have already seen the 90 minute film that came out of that collaboration… if not, you can watch the first 10 minutes of the film for free here
But why did I want to make a film about abundance? Why did I think it was so important that I spent 3 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on it?
What is Abundance anyway?
I wanted to find out. Because, like many people, I’d been raised in a system that is all about its opposite: Scarcity.
I trained and worked for over 25 years as an economist and financial markets analyst. I have a Masters in Finance. I’ve studied in Japan, and worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and spent many years in investment banking and funds management.
I understand that our entire economic and financial system is based around this idea that there’s not enough to go around. We have created a system of money, and pricing, and bidding and competing that’s all designed to manage a scarcity of resources, a state of ‘not enough’.
Maybe this system we have created is natural… and maybe it’s NOT. I mean, how many rainforests have you seen in which there is a sense of ‘not enough’?
In my own life, I’d totally bought into the Scarcity mentality. I experienced a roller-coaster ride of financial gain and loss. Every time I got close to experiencing financial freedom, my fears would kick in and I’d do something to sabotage my own success that would land me right back in Scarcity again.
I couldn’t understand that it was my own mindset, my own belief in Scarcity and my fear-based approach to life that was holding me back. I’d done everything I was “supposed” to do to succeed, but it wasn’t working. And through my work in the field of wealth creation, I’d met many hundreds of people who were struggling with their own mindset and conditioning just as much as I was.
So I began to ask myself:
“Does it really have to be this way? Isn’t there a better way?”
I wanted answers.
But first, let me tell you where I did NOT find the answers I sought: and that’s in the mainstream media.
When I looked around at the media, and at many of the negative and narcissistic messages we are being bombarded with around the clock, 7 days a week… here’s what I saw:
I don’t know how you feel about our economic, financial and political system… but I know that I got tired of being told to be afraid. I got tired of being told how I should behave, what I should wear, and exactly who and what I should desire. I felt depressed, not inspired, by celebrity culture and all the shallowness and pettiness I saw swirling around me.
It’s toxic. It’s noise. I could see that… And I guessed that this noise is what’s keeping us all from seeing the truth.
So I went on a different quest… I began to study exactly HOW we create our reality. I began to study the power of the subconscious mind and how to reprogram it for success and Abundance.
I discovered that I’d been programmed to believe in Scarcity from a young age, and that these beliefs were the ‘source code’ that was creating my experience of scarcity in life. I also discovered that I could take charge and rewrite that source code (and consequently, my life) from the inside out.
This sparked a journey of profound discovery that would see me write a book on the topic (The Abundance Code: How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now, published by Hay House in September 2015, available on Amazon). It also would take me around the world to speak to some of the greatest minds on this planet about how they too had created real and lasting Abundance in their lives…
I interviewed 16 different thought leaders from around the world about Abundance. What it is, what it looks like in practice, how to choose it, how to be it, and how we can all change our minds and choose a better way for the future of our planet.
I spoke to best-selling authors like John Assaraf, Jeff Walker and Bill O’Hanlon. I spoke to mindset and psychology experts like Dr John Demartini, Dr Sherry Buffington, Tim and Kris Hallbom, and Dr Ruth Buczynski. I spoke to motivation and happiness experts like Dr Robert Holden, JB Glossinger and Satyen Raja. I spoke to visionaries and entrepreneurs like Roger Hamilton, Sonia Simone, Victoria Labalme and Jon Gabriel.
I got some AMAZING answers, and I made a film, called The Abundance Code about the things they had to teach us about creating abundance…
For ourselves. For our communities. For our planet.
And what they revealed is a thought system that CHANGES EVERYTHING.
The 3 Key Messages of the film that are central to this thought system are:
If you haven’t seen The Abundance Code film yet, you can check out the first 10 minutes for free here
Over 73,000 people watched the film during the free online screening period in June 2016. You may be one of them…
Many people wrote in saying that they’d watched two or three times… even 5 times or more. Because every time they watched it they got something new, a deeper “aha”. Many people purchased their own copy of the film so they could watch it over and over again, and remind themselves of a better way whenever they’re feeling lost or alone.
And since the film’s launch, we’ve been getting messages about how the film has transformed people’s lives. Here’s what some of the people who watched the film and joined our Abundance Code Activation Facebook group have had to say:
“I began meditating right about the time I began watching the movie. I’ve incorporated envisioning my present and future filled with clarity, abundance, vitality, love, health, happiness and most importantly ‘GREATFULNESS’. I am GRATEFUL and GREAT every second, minute and hour of my existence. I am a vision of positivity. Thank you, thank you, thank you….. “ – Elizanda L.
“Walking round smiling today as I see the abundance starting to flow… many blessings, many little things that make me happy… things coming together that with a little effort will make other things possible…”– Raya W.
“So yesterday in the airport, I got upgraded to 1st class on my first flight and got a coveted aisle seat for my second – feeling good. Going thru security I set off the metal detector, had to go back and remove some bracelets. Thought I grabbed an empty tray. When I picked them up there was a shiny heads up penny with the bracelets. Ahh good luck from the universe. Thank you! Then on a long layover in an attempt not to be bored I walked the concourses and found $64 on the ground. Got an amazing message from the universe. Just be open to what it provides. When you have no expectations the gifts are greater than our imagination.” – Shelly S.
“Hi all! I just wanted to share that after spending some time in darkness, yesterday my heart “opened” again, and I feel like my inner child is soaring for the first time! I have detoxed my body from all kinds of pharmaceutical drugs and my body has been steadily healing, especially from anti-depressants. Please don’t take this as a signal to follow this example as I have been on a Soul Journey through my “awakening” process and it has been that, a process! We all have our own journeys so please always check inside yourself to see what is right for you. Meanwhile I feel reborn to my Heart and Soul and the Love and Gratitude within is an endless steady flow and I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be than right NOW! Namaste!” – Sherilyn L.
If you’ve experienced some “aha” moments about Abundance from watching The Abundance Code film, from reading The Abundance Code book, or from reading this blog please let me know in the comments below.
Julie Ann Cairns trained as an economist and financial market analyst, has over 25 years experience in the field of funds management and financial education, and is the author of the book The Abundance Code: How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now, published by Hay House. She is also the director of The Abundance Code documentary (2016) which explores through 15 powerful interviews with thought-leaders from around the world, how our world and our collective consciousness can make the paradigm shift from Scarcity thinking to an Abundance-based way of being. Our very survival may depend on it.