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It is Sunday morning, a quarter to eight, when I start writing this blog. I have already done some yoga and meditation and made myself a cup of tea. Sitting at my desk and writing this story feels like the most generous gift I can give myself at the moment. I love to write in the morning. I could have done many other things right now. I could have stayed in bed sleeping (because it is Sunday), read a book, or start making breakfast. Knowing that I can do all these things and choosing the one I felt attracted to, makes me feel extremely abundant.
In my last post I asked you to describe when you feel most abundant. I also asked this question in a poll on LinkedIn. Everyone agrees that abundance is a feeling, a sense of freedom and love. Writing on a Sunday morning helps me realise that I am free to choose to do what I want in any given moment. The freedom of this attitude to life is that I don’t live with an alarm clock, I don’t need holidays to recharge and I can be spontaneous whenever I want. When I don’t feel inspired to work, I will go for a walk. When I feel inspired in the middle of the night I can pick up my laptop and write as long as I want (but I can assure you this hardly ever happens 😉).
Abundance is a feeling
It’s not only connected to a feeling of freedom, it is also closely related to a feeling of trust. Oftentimes we worry about our future, questioning whether things will work out fine. Will I find a new job to earn money, will there be a place for me to live, will I find the love of my life, will I …
You can fill in whatever you want to achieve in the future, but abundance is a present moment thing. Once you start worrying about the future, your feelings of abundance will disappear. Because fear takes over. And fear and trust just don’t work together.
Did you learn about abundance in school? Did you ever have a lesson in which they taught you that abundance is your birth right? That everything will work out fine, even if you don’t work hard? I can’t remember a lesson like that. So the question arises why did we loose the feeling of abundance, when it is our birth right? Why did we lose the connection to nature and let go of trust that everything always works out fine?
I have experienced periods of lack in my life. In the past this feeling lasted for days, weeks, even months. I was fearful all the time. But looking back, everything always worked out completely fine. When there were periods I was expecting something would happen, I was very disappointed when it didn’t. But in the end it was always replaced with something that was much better. Sometimes you have to let go of an idea to step into trusting a better outcome.
When I feel lack nowadays, I’ll always try to tell myself that everything will work out perfectly fine. That I don’t have to worry and that inspiration will return. Or money, love or whatever I feel lacking at a certain moment. It doesn’t always work directly, but looking back, it always returned.
An abundant world
In an abundant world we wouldn’t worry, we wouldn’t fight, there would be no jealousy, because we know that there is enough for everyone. And there is enough for everyone. The only problem seems to be, how do we perceive things and why are resources not available to everyone in the same amount?
When we all feel abundant, we see there is no lack. Everything is here in the right amount at the right time. When things are not available anymore, we find substitutes. There is nothing we can’t live without. The only important thing to live is the air we need to breathe. And until now that always has been there in abundance. So with every breath you take, thank the Universe for her gracious gift and give something in return. Whatever it is. So there is a balance in everything.
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