Embody Abundance Regardless of What We Have...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Embody abundance. I heard someone say those two words the other day. What does that mean, really? To truly embody abundance, do we need to have everything we want? Or can anyone who holds space for truth experience a way of being that is free of lack?

Maybe to embody abundance is to recognize the realness that underlies the illusory film that covers much of what we see in our day-to-day lives. Maybe abundance is always there, but we forget to see it.

In my day-to-day work, I am usually at home located, in a very rural area and I hardly ever go into the city. I tend to like it that way, spending most days at home, either in a quiet space indoors or outside in the woods or garden.

When I do find myself navigating a more urban area, or even just venturing out of my familiar, natural spaces, my vision tends to get clouded with traffic, crowds, and consumerism.

When the clouds roll in, it is all too easy to forget the abundance that I am usually good at recognizing. Sometimes I forget to remember to see what I want to see. 

What if I could remember to look past the traffic, past the crowds, and past the consumerism? I wonder what that view could be like. I imagine it might show me wildflowers in the freeway ditches, insistent at opening their petals to the sun, despite the concrete that mars their view.

It might show me a person, or two people, or a group of five, interacting with themselves, each other, and creation in a way that honors honesty and cooperation. It might show me vibrant new ideas that refuse to be pushed aside standing next to the whisper of peace that always keeps watch under the dull hum of advertising and shopping malls. 

What if instead of seeing poverty, despair, pain, and cruelty in the world, we saw opportunities for growth, seeds of hope, room for healing, and the sharing of compassion? What if we could truly embody abundance in every thought? 

Maybe it would make a difference in the reality that we live. Maybe—even when in unfamiliar, chaotic territory—if we look past the veils, under the illusions, and through the empty material desires of the current human experience, we will recognize everyday abundance in all things.

Perhaps then we can embody our abundance to experience and remember all that is, absent limits and free of lack.

Perhaps we can each take our life situation for what it is—a situation—instead of a sentence or definition; busy or not, and let it be a way for our being, our true self, to experience all that is worth experiencing.

Each life situation is a unique chance to embody the abundance that is already in us. I can embody abundance. So can you. We just need to remember to do it.

So walk through a grove of aspen trees. Stand in a ray of sunlight in the middle of the city. Marvel at the way your physical body helps you carry out the mission of your soul. Focus. Spend time loving the present. Take some time off if serves you. Enjoy silence. Be loud when being loud helps. Dance with your baby, talk to your neighbor, let the snow or rain melt into your skin, and see the art in the world.

Look past the to-do list to what is. Find your abundance, and honor it.

*Shared by Heidi Barr, a health coach, gardener and writer who inspired me when I needed it the most! I hope that it has meaning for you also!

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    Thanks for the blog it is thought provoking. Welcome to the over 60's
    1709 days ago
    I almost didn't take time to read the entire blog, because truly I was just going to respond & get my points.
    I am so thankful that I took the time to read what you posted, it hit me to a tee & made me stop to smell the roses. I wish I could get my husband to stop & read it as well but he won't. Thank you so much for the beautiful thoughts you put down.

    1710 days ago
    Thanks, after reading your blogg it made think that embracing abundance is to be thankful for what we have and to make the most of it.
    1710 days ago
    thank you for this blog... and making me think!

    1710 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Thought provoking...

    Thank you for sharing!
    1710 days ago
    inspiring thanks
    1710 days ago
    I live in the city and take the bus a lot and walk a lot in busyness, etc., but like you were saying, most of the time I am okay. I find pockets of nature and beauty around, and get to talk to all kinds of people about various things. I really like your blog to remind me to keep doing that because it makes the possible dreary days not dreary. emoticon
    Love, Chelsea emoticon
    1710 days ago
    Yes most of whot we have is put we think we need more better bigger when we do not enjoy whot we all ready have
    1710 days ago
    Thank you for empowering!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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