Most of us if not all love Christmas time even if just means a day off work to some who don’t necessarily believe in Christmas. For a lot of us it means spending time with family and/or friends we hardly see and sharing stories, presents as well as sometimes eating too much so imagine this Christmas being able to create for you and your family what you really want not just what you usually do?

Firstly you need to look at what your current set of beliefs are in life. If you don’t have a good set of beliefs then how can you create a good life? Having a strong sense of one self as well as others and a set of beliefs that values people and giving back is important first step to creating an abundant mind this Christmas.

Now when creating an abundant mind you need to first understand what your current mindset is and also why you want to create an abundant mind i.e. is it for selfish reasons or is to help others in the process. You also need to be able to create time alone to manifest what you want in life through meditation and time to reflect upon each day as you go along on your journey. If you take micro steps each day towards changing your mindset so that it eventually it becomes one of abundance then you are on the right path.

It is not something that can be done in 2 minutes, it takes time and perseverance. It is challenging at times and one must be patient in this process recognising things will come up from your subconscious that you may not necessarily like which you have work on and  change any associated negative thought patterns you have no matter how long this takes. By changing this through meditation and regularly saying to yourself each day such positive affirmations like “I am Positive, I am Strong, I am Creative” you can can overcome these negative thought patterns.   By doing this you are creating a new set of beliefs and dissipating any toxic beliefs you may have which means you can move forwards in a positive direction.

You essentially have to change the inner core of your being which is at times uncomfortable and also can be hard work though the rewards are worth it. If you invest time in yourself so you can change and grow then you can start to create what you want. For example if you simply want to create being a happy person then say each day simply “I am happy” or something similar. When doing this then it is also important that you say it with emotion in a positive way so you can anchor this new emotion in your subconscious otherwise it won’t really work properly if at all. Imagine yawning whilst saying out loud “I am happy” or “I am energetic”?

So when going through this process it is also important to be aware of your current physical and emotional state as this will impact upon your daily progress and overall success or not. It takes practice and time so be patient realising that you may not initially get it right or feel like nothing is changing then just pause and listen to yourself, what are you saying to yourself?  It maybe some positive and some negative and if so then you know you are starting to change. My point here is to be kind to yourself and don’t beat yourself up in the process because you are not seeing the results as fast as you would like.

Working with a coach or mentor around this will help as well as you explore and create your new abundant life. You need to have vision as well and know your vision or create your vision as this goes hand-in-hand with creating an abundant life. Having a sense of purpose and finding your purpose in life also will help in this process if you can identify this early on. Some people may call this their passion however regardless of what your call it, it is also important once identified to write it down and work on it. Explore your purpose/passion so it doesn’t just become another fleeting idea/thought.

So take up the challenge this year and start working towards creating an abundant mind this Christmas. Who knows what you may achieve this Christmas.


Melissa Griffiths is a transgender authority and advocate who lives in Melbourne. Melissa is also a diversity and inclusion consultant who has managed to get a gender identity policy introduced at various horse racing clubs including the BRC, MRC and VRC.

Melissa is a mistress of ceremonies and inspirational/keynote speaker as well as being a  recipient of Australia Day Achievement Award. She is also a director of Elder Rights Advocacy.

Melissa is a media commentator raising awareness about bully, harassment, diversity, inclusion, and making workplaces more inclusive for transgender people.

Melissa was recently interviewed for online TV show The Informer and for channel nine online article about transgender kids. Melissa has also featured on  Studio 10 in 2017 and also been interviewed on radio or for various podcasts. She has also been featured on the front cover of Sofya Style Magazine in the UK.

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