Thursday, December 30, 2010
"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~ Eden Philpotts
In this post only a few short days ago, I asked the simple question of how to feel abundant more often, more consistently. Since that time, I have been bombarded with messages, experiences, and moments that has given me an answer a thousand times over. Abundance is not acquired, it already exists. Only our perspective brings abundance into awareness, with gratitude being the greatest conduit to that perspective.
There is a flipside. Feeling abundant all the time, is not possible. The awareness of abundance is not possible without the feeling of scarcity. Just as happiness is undefined without sadness, joy without pain, abundance without scarcity is unrealized. Does that mean I have to live with fear and scarcity half the time? No, but if I feel it, there must be something for me to learn. Growth only happens if you know there is something to learn, sometimes over and again. Sometimes you just have to ask the question, open and honestly, for an answer to present itself.
Paolo Coehlo said it ~ "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
So did Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
So here is who I need to thank this week for helping me learn and re-learn these things:
Brene Brown who wrote The Gifts of Imperfection and her blog Ordinary Courage.
John Strelecky who wrote Life Safari.
And Nicole at Garden Mama who's entire site is about giving and sharing all her special talents to all those who want to learn.
With much gratitude, MJ