Abundance is about knowing that the world, humankind and the whole of the Universe is for you, and not against you. We are all on the same side, the side of Life.
We are living in the illusion that we have to fight to be able to survive. That we have to compete with other in order to get something that we want.
This is the very basis of and reason for our existence. Only by fighting mercilessly, competing for the ultimate, have the best genes survived to create life on this planet today. This urge to fight for ourselves, to be better, to kill and destroy everything that comes in our way is a deeply rooted genetic programming that has given us everything that we needed to get to where we are now.
It has given us everything, by convincing us that nothing is ever enough. We always need more more more. And it is never enough. We work ourselves into burn-out, in the hope we finally reach that Enough. We ask more and more from ourselves, every single day – in the hope that one day, it will be enough. We literally kill ourselves, trying to consume each and everything that is available to us.
For fear that if we do not, we will not survive.
Our society was created with fear. Because constantly, each and every individual is living in fear. Fear that today, they will not be able to work hard enough. Fear that today, they will not be able to do all the things that need to be done to survive.
Well, I am here to tell you. It is enough. You are enough, you do enough to survive. Survival is a right, not a privilege. It is your basic human right and you do not need to do anything to earn it. There are no conditions you have to agree to in order to be allowed to survive.
This means that your survival is never in jeopardy. You will not end up on the street, you will not be poor, you do not need to struggle.
If you are now thinking, “How do you know? That could happen.” Then I have you right where I need you.
Because this state of it could happen, is the state of opening to opportunities and possibilities.
I could die, I could end up on the street, everything could go wrong and everyone could hate me.
I could live, I could always be safe, thrive, and be extremely successful and everybody could love me.
Now please take a moment to see how you respond to both those statements.
The second one is somehow so much harder to believe!
Yes, sure everything could go wrong. That is what we work working towards our whole life. We have insurances, savings, a network, a job, a mortgage, all to make sure that none of these things will happen to us. This is easy for us to believe – that it could all go wrong.
So what prevents us from believing just as much that everything could go right? How is this not an equally valued belief? Because it is dangerous!! What if you believed and trusted that everything would go right, and then suddenly it goes horrible wrong and you were not prepared! Then you do not just die, but you are proven wrong. Oh, the horror, everyone will laugh and say: “you naive idiot, you thought it would be great, and look at you now! Such big plans you had, and you were not able to realise any one of them! What a loser”
Our deep, deep fear of ending up in that place is our fear of lack. Our fear that it will not be there. That love will not be there, that money will not be there, that shelter, food, sleep will not be there. We believe that if we do not work very hard to make sure all those things are ensured and visibly present in our life, they will not be there.
If we do not go out looking for love, we will always be alone. If we do not take this job, we will not have money.
Let me be very very clear, none of these thoughts are true.
We use our mind to only constantly focus on all the things that are not there and try to think of all the ways in which we can make the things we need appear. I get a headache just typing it, all this forceful energy directed to this one thing, this one point in time: MAKE IT HAPPEN!! AAARGGGHHHHH!!
In reality, what is happening is that with this belief we are creating our own hell. This AARGGHH! is the sound of my own personal hell. A world in which I have to forcefully manifest and create every single thing that I need in my life, is my hell.
Because the real world is not like that. In the actual flow of life, everything is provided for. Some you work for, some you don’t. But everything is there when you need it.
This is not something new. It is not some New Age, hippie wishful thinking. In fact two thousand years ago, Jesus said it very clearly:
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (NIV, Matthew 6:25-34)
Whether it is God, our Father, the Universe, Life, or You who provides for you – there is no need to worry. In the Bible it is written as, believe in God, then and only then will everything be provided.
This is not what Jesus meant. He was saying the exact same thing as I am saying here above. If you believe in yourself, and believe that the world flows in your favour, then all the abundance will be revealed to you.
Not revealed as in, it rises out of the earth in a big parade of thunder and smoke. It just means, you will see it. So can suddenly see the opportunities, you can see all the things that could go right.
And then from that place of seeing the opportunities, have a deep deep trust in Yourself. That whatever you are doing right now, wherever you are, whoever with – that that is enough to bring you all the success, money, love and whatever else you have on your list.
That is the faith that Jesus asked his followers to have. The trust that God, our Higher Selves, will provide.
Now, can you have that trust?
It is not like you decide to see abundance, and suddenly money starts flying into your life.
You are in School and you are learning. Learning about all the possibilities of Life. Plenty of people have money, plenty of people do not – regardless of what they believe.
It is about so much more than money. It is about – how do you want to live? Do you want to live your whole life in fear and insecurity about money? Or do you want to trust that the universe works for you – and the thing working against you, is just You.
Fear does not just magically disappear to be replaced by a solid, unshakeable trust. It is a choice you make, from moment to moment. Do I follow my fear, or do I follow my trust? And you will never be 100% certain. That is why it is called faith.
If you want to be certain in life, then you can just say no. Then you can be sure that the door is closed.
The supply of money – like the supply of love (they are in fact the same) – is not limited. Just since you started reading this, new money has been created out of thin air by banks around the world.
Money is not real. Money is not a thing. It is a representation, a means to an end. It is a piece of paper that says, “I have this much of something.” It does not exist to just exist. It has a function, a purpose, a natural movement. That movement is a Flow.
A still pool of water starts stinking after a while, a flowing river is always fresh.