COMING FROM ABUNDANCE
COMING FROM ABUNDANCE
Lessons in trust & faith
Abundance is the natural of being or is-ness. Abundance is what is. In truth lack does not exist because it would be impossible for existence to be lacking. What is can’t not be. What gives the appearance of lack is not the appearance itself, but our perception of what appears. This may seem a bit tricky to understand, but if you sit with it for a few moments the truth of it will begin to reveal itself to you.
We are conditioned in a perspective that says when I don’t have ‘xyz', it means something is, or might be, lacking/missing from my experience. This perspective of lacking/missing is what causes suffering or our sense of disconnection. It also perpetuates the illusion of our separateness, or independence from the larger existence. Viewing through the lens of lack means something is not enough, we might not have enough, and often we feel like we are alone in our quest to be enough or get enough of what we need or want, whether that be resources or experiences. There is no trust in the orchestration of life, but instead fear of how we will make it work or get what we desire or need.
Why do we so often blindly and unconsciously choose this lens of lack or scarcity? What purpose does it serve us? I think largely we choose it because it is the most accessible to us, to our psyche, and to the lessons we were born to learn. One cannot learn faith and trust, which are the primary lessons of the human incarnation, if one sees the natural state of abundance. For inside of abundance one knows entirely that they are supported so there is nothing to help us learn faith. The conditions on this planet and the perspective of lack are prime for helping us learn trust and faith.
For centuries we have been playing out the game of lack. Fighting or attempting to manipulate life, ourselves or others, so that we have enough or more of what we want or need. Manipulation that is often disguised in a multitude of ways, many of those being service or caring, but really its just about us doing and getting what we think we need or want. Our lives for the most part are entirely self-centric and about gain even if they appear altruistic. This isn’t bad or wrong. It’s simply important to know where we are coming from and why we are coming from there. With this understanding we can more consciously choose what serves now rather than sleep walk our way through our life.
LIVING IN AGREEMENT WITH LIFE
To know abundance
Part of viewing from the lens of scarcity means that we tend to not live in agreement with life, or with what is. Rather we wish, dream, or envision it to be more luxurious, glorious, radiant or just better somehow. We “miss” what’s here by wishing or hoping for something else to be here. We fail to see abundance of what is because we are focused on something else being in our experience. This is the recipe for living continually unsatisfied, unfulfilled, and chasing fulfillment inside of the promise of whatever is next. I am not suggesting that you don’t dream or envision beauty, glory or your desires, but rather that you see it here now in your current moment experience rather than at some future date or time when things look different and there are different people, objects or experiences in your life. To view this way would be to see the truth, which is abundance, rather than your perspective of not good enough somehow now. This would be the equivalent of dreaming awake or seeing what is now.
While we wait for life to look different so that we can say it’s better is to negate the abundance of this very moment. That future moment where you perceive perfection or better-ness will simply be another moment of perfect abundance that will be followed by someone else who wants to make it better and on and on. On and on that is until we stop projecting into the future what is already here now. No matter how shitty it seems or appears to us, if we don’t see that it is currently abundant we suffer, and through our perception of suffering we continue to create it. Through how we see, we create the very thing we are attempting to make better.
We have responsibility of how we see. I think this is our one and only true responsibility. Though this might seem trivial or not really that impactful or important, I’d argue that nothing else is more important than this. See no one can really see how we see. There are no outward signs to cue others to the lens we look through. Only we know how we see; what lens we choose. There are no accolades or external praises for choosing the perspectives we choose. They are silent, quiet and only those that are also silent and quiet can see where you come from. To them there is simply an internal recognition and gratitude for where you come from. Yet even though our lens are unseen by most, they create the entire world. Everything that is, is born from this lens from which you choose to come from.
Coming from abundance won’t necessarily make you materially rich. It won’t necessarily give you all the things you want or think you need. It won’t always provide the picture of life that you hoped for, however there is a silver lining. That lining is that you will now live in agreement with life. You will experience the peace that passes all understanding. Your being serves despite whatever it is you do or don’t do, or create/don’t create. It also allows you to be a conduit for life to move through you rather than you being the chief decider of all things that the mind then tries to figure out, manipulate and grasp. You are free to be and to allow all the experiences of life to be as they are. It is the end of resistance and the end of suffering. This is to live/know abundance.
Dr. Amanda Love