The Trance of Scarcity

Stop Holding Your Breath and Start Living Your Life

Victoria Castle (Author)

Publication date: 01/01/2007

The Trance of Scarcity

Describes how we trap ourselves into believing we're never good enough and never have enough

Offers simple but powerful practices for breaking out of this scarcity mentality and living a life of abundance

Weaves humorous personal stories throughout the book


In her own life and through her work with others, Victoria Castle has repeatedly encountered the tragic theme of "not-enough-ness"--both the "I am not enough" and "There is not enough" varieties--and witnessed how it cripples even the most buoyant and passionate people among us. Castle calls this blight the Trance of Scarcity. It shows up in a hundred personalized versions, but the results are always the same. Instead of expressing our brilliance and creativity, we show the world only the by-products of oppression, isolation, exclusion, and defeat. We spend our time lamenting the way things are, justifying all the reasons they can't be different.

In this inspiring and very personal book, Castle shows that there is life on the other side of the Trance -- a life characterized by vitality, fulfillment, and efficacy. She shares specific practices you can use to change your story--to identify and interrupt negative, constraining patterns and replace them with more positive and liberating ones to achieve greater freedom, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

With compassion and surprising humor, The Trance of Scarcity will help you embody abundance as your way of being. Once you do, you'll be more inspired and more inspiring, you'll build bridges to replace dead ends, and you'll easily arrive at solutions to issues that once overwhelmed you. Having broken free from the Trance of Scarcity, you'll be able to live a life where ease and plenty emanate from you as naturally as your breath.

•    Describes how we trap ourselves into believing we're never good enough and never have enough

•    Offers simple but powerful practices for breaking out of this scarcity mentality and living a life of abundance

•    Weaves humorous personal stories throughout the book


In her own life and through her work with others, Victoria Castle has repeatedly encountered the tragic theme of "not-enough-ness"--both the "I am not enough" and "There is not enough" varieties--and witnessed how it cripples even the most buoyant and passionate people among us. Castle calls this blight the Trance of Scarcity. It shows up in a hundred personalized versions, but the results are always the same. Instead of expressing our brilliance and creativity, we show the world only the by-products of oppression, isolation, exclusion, and defeat. We spend our time lamenting the way things are, justifying all the reasons they can't be different.

In this inspiring and very personal book, Castle shows that there is life on the other side of the Trance -- a life characterized by vitality, fulfillment, and efficacy. She shares specific practices you can use to change your story--to identify and interrupt negative, constraining patterns and replace them with more positive and liberating ones to achieve greater freedom, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

With compassion and surprising humor, The Trance of Scarcity will help you embody abundance as your way of being. Once you do, you'll be more inspired and more inspiring, you'll build bridges to replace dead ends, and you'll easily arrive at solutions to issues that once overwhelmed you. Having broken free from the Trance of Scarcity, you'll be able to live a life where ease and plenty emanate from you as naturally as your breath.

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Overview

Describes how we trap ourselves into believing we're never good enough and never have enough

Offers simple but powerful practices for breaking out of this scarcity mentality and living a life of abundance

Weaves humorous personal stories throughout the book


In her own life and through her work with others, Victoria Castle has repeatedly encountered the tragic theme of "not-enough-ness"--both the "I am not enough" and "There is not enough" varieties--and witnessed how it cripples even the most buoyant and passionate people among us. Castle calls this blight the Trance of Scarcity. It shows up in a hundred personalized versions, but the results are always the same. Instead of expressing our brilliance and creativity, we show the world only the by-products of oppression, isolation, exclusion, and defeat. We spend our time lamenting the way things are, justifying all the reasons they can't be different.

In this inspiring and very personal book, Castle shows that there is life on the other side of the Trance -- a life characterized by vitality, fulfillment, and efficacy. She shares specific practices you can use to change your story--to identify and interrupt negative, constraining patterns and replace them with more positive and liberating ones to achieve greater freedom, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

With compassion and surprising humor, The Trance of Scarcity will help you embody abundance as your way of being. Once you do, you'll be more inspired and more inspiring, you'll build bridges to replace dead ends, and you'll easily arrive at solutions to issues that once overwhelmed you. Having broken free from the Trance of Scarcity, you'll be able to live a life where ease and plenty emanate from you as naturally as your breath.

•    Describes how we trap ourselves into believing we're never good enough and never have enough

•    Offers simple but powerful practices for breaking out of this scarcity mentality and living a life of abundance

•    Weaves humorous personal stories throughout the book


In her own life and through her work with others, Victoria Castle has repeatedly encountered the tragic theme of "not-enough-ness"--both the "I am not enough" and "There is not enough" varieties--and witnessed how it cripples even the most buoyant and passionate people among us. Castle calls this blight the Trance of Scarcity. It shows up in a hundred personalized versions, but the results are always the same. Instead of expressing our brilliance and creativity, we show the world only the by-products of oppression, isolation, exclusion, and defeat. We spend our time lamenting the way things are, justifying all the reasons they can't be different.

In this inspiring and very personal book, Castle shows that there is life on the other side of the Trance -- a life characterized by vitality, fulfillment, and efficacy. She shares specific practices you can use to change your story--to identify and interrupt negative, constraining patterns and replace them with more positive and liberating ones to achieve greater freedom, fulfillment, and satisfaction.

With compassion and surprising humor, The Trance of Scarcity will help you embody abundance as your way of being. Once you do, you'll be more inspired and more inspiring, you'll build bridges to replace dead ends, and you'll easily arrive at solutions to issues that once overwhelmed you. Having broken free from the Trance of Scarcity, you'll be able to live a life where ease and plenty emanate from you as naturally as your breath.

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Victoria Castle

Victoria Castle coaches Fortune 500 executives, business owners and social entrepreneurs. For over twenty years, leaders and organizations have sought her guidance for how to be purposeful and effective in the midst of chaos and pressure. As a Master Somatic Coach, Victoria teaches at several post-graduate and professional programs and speaks at national conferences for business, women, and social activism. For more information on Victoria's speaking schedule and newsletter, visit www.tranceofscarcity.com.

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Table of Contents



Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One: State


Chapter 1:
Belonging – Are You In or Out?
Chapter 2: The Trance of Scarcity – Our Sad Story
Chapter 3: Upgrading Our Stories
Chapter 4: What We Embody, We Become
Chapter 5: It’s Not About Stuff, It’s About State

Part Two: Flow

Chapter 6: The Cycle of Abundance – The 6 Phases of the Flow
Chapter 7: Alinging and Attracting
Chapter 8: Receiving and Gratitude
Chapter 9: Generosity and Giving
Chapter 10: Hello Abundance, Goodbye Trance!

Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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Endorsements



"Victoria Castle gives you practices that foster body/mind collaboration to help you address 'not-enough-ness' and successfully navigate change."

—Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life and cofounder, Conversation Cafes

"I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who understands that we must rethink who we are and how we relate to the world in order to create a healthy future for all beings."

—Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money

"Of the two dimensions to our money issues--the inner and the outer--Victoria Castle is dealing with the inner side in a masterful way. I recommend this book to anybody who feels that money is a concern in their lives."

—Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money

"One of the best books I've seen for turning positive intentions into powerful practices. A wise wake-up call, one we all should heed."

—Richard Leider, Founder, The Inventure Group, and author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags

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