“You are already completely abundant. You lack nothing. You always get back an abundance of what you put out. Abundance is a state of consciousness. Abundance is a perspective. It is knowing that you are Source energy and that you are enough.” from article in Harmonious Earth called, Abundance and Manifesting by Kirk Nielsen
This is a quote from an article I read in Harmonious Earth that sums up my views on abundance, but I want to go further with it. Abundance is like our consciousness. In spiritual progression toward becoming free, we don’t seek to improve but to remember and see what already is. The whole process is acceptance of who we truly are. It takes time, trust and surrender.
When we can fully remember ourselves, we know that we are God. There is no difference. We are one and the same and yet the dilemma occurs with our individuality and identity. When we are free, we can experience the Unity and Diversity of all things in a way that allows for this individuality without forgetting the limitless connection to unity.
Remembering ourselves fully means we are not different from the Universal Flow of Being in which we act under the influence of fewer laws. We are free to choose without the confines of our conditioning. We realize we are not our thoughts or conceptions of ourselves. We experience less resistance. We manifest directly. We bend time.
Our women’s circle was discussing money and abundance and their views were as varied as there were women. Some did not believe in this “flow” and some could completely trust that somehow they would be taken care of. They were talking about their own experience with life force. Some did not want to spend; some could watch their savings magically grow with little effort; some did not know where their next source was coming from and some could not believe that this flow was part of the picture.
The subject of abundance is the subject of energy and the connection to a divine source.
As each spoke, they were speaking of how they deal with their own energy. I have worked through a lot of money and prosperity stories, taken courses, worked like a dog doing all the right things and the money did not come until I synced up with the Universal Pool of Abundance. The only way I could do that was to recognize my states of identification with not deserving this. This could only happen in a very present moment to reveal how disconnected I was to that Source. Seeing this default mechanism in a new way freed me. It allowed me to connect to my wholeness and to find gratitude in everything. I understood that I had access to everything I needed. I deeply surrendered to who i really was.
“In order to manifest and experience the reality you prefer, you must be the vibration of that reality first. You already are the person you want to become.”
This is the tricky aspect of being in the flow of abundance. We often feel that if we think good thoughts, all will be well. Trying to control our thoughts is a far cry from being in the vibration of a reality. This cannot be done from the reprogramming of the habits of thought with more habits…that is using the faculty that has brought on the problem. Anyone who has experienced scarcity while constantly rearranging their thoughts to believe they have everything knows that they experience more of the same.
We can try to be in a vibration of abundance with our limited abilities to visualize a better life, but we must look at our state of Being and how our desires come from the need to fill great lack. That sense of lack is the symptom we need to cure.
We watch other people flow in what looks like abundance, but they may have the material game mastered in which they lose and gain all the time. They strive for what they want, not what they need and those wants are to fulfill severe lack and their need for power.
“Be aware that beliefs in lack and powerlessness are often the driving force behind acquiring unnecessary material possessions to make yourself feel full and the need to manipulate and control others to make yourself feel more powerful.”
To discover our identification with our worthlessness or self loathing from a unified perspective of Self Observation, will reveal more about why things aren’t working for us in the abundance department than anything else. Our deep seated beliefs about ourselves and our interaction with life fly just under our radar and influence everything. Our conditioning not only inhibits our ability to realize our fullness but is the direct cause of meeting resistance in great force. That resistance often comes up against our highest nature trying to fight through, but until we do the work of seeing our inner states for what they are, we are not in the vibration of Source Energy.
We can try to mimic and reflect the life we want and run into difficulty, solitude, debt and unhappiness. Our life is not the version we want. We only see the contrast and the lack. We are ingratious when someone doesn’t give us enough, instead of seeing the gift that has been given. We wallow in self pity and cannot take responsibility for the conditions we find ourselves in. We work like dogs unable to allow the flow to come to us. There is no ease and grace. There is no trust.
Nothing changed for me until I could see my state of vibration in this new way. When we practice Self Observation, a practice that takes time and effort and the skill of presence, we start to understand what lies behind all of the identification. Things start to move in ways we thought were not possible.
The image of a rock lodged against boulders and held by smaller rocks that cannot flow down the river comes to mind. Our Self Observation moves tiny little rocks of illusion that are holding us against the big unmovable boulders. As those little rocks are removed, water can start to flow and dislodge our stuck position against the boulder. Suddenly the current pulls us from behind the boulder and we easily roll down the river.
In other words, we only need a little bit of consciousness to get some traction in life. Once the reality of who we are is revealed to us, we trust that much more.
We become grateful for the little things which grow into big things.
We have breakthroughs that truly change “our vibration” and suddenly we are in the flow.
What are your experiences with working wth abundance, money and the Universal Flow of Abundance?
Have a great week.