"Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed." Mohandus K Gandhi
I don’t think there is anything particularly spiritual about living in poverty, and yet so often our consciousness and ego self would have us believe that abundance, wealth, and prosperity are ‘bad” things. It’s amazing to discover how many hidden limiting beliefs we have about abundance and the attraction thereof. Just the other day I heard myself saying “I’ve always been in debt and so it doesn’t stress me”. And then it hit me “wow!” It was like I heard that sentence for the first time. Really heard it and understood it. If you relate that simple sentence to the cause and effect way we think: cause: I’ve always been in debt, effect: therefore I will always be in debt. Which, of course, is utter nonsense! That’s like saying “I’ve always lived in this place and therefore that means I always will”. It’s all about choice and focus isn’t it.
There are a couple of themes I’d like to get into my musings today so I’ll try and keep it as succinct as possible.
There is a difference, I think, to having non-attachment to wealth and its gain, and living in poverty consciousness. Having non-attachment (to me) means that if you lose it or it is taken away from you, you remain centred and confident that you will attract whatever you need to live a happy and comfortable life. Having poverty consciousness means hanging onto every penny you can for fear of never having enough. It also means being devastated were you to lose what you had and fearing that it’ll be too hard to get it back again. Do you see the difference? Abundance consciousness would be a person giving away their last penny to someone who needed it more – knowing that it will come back to them when it is needed. Whereas poverty consciousness is always of the view “I cannot afford to help someone else because then I won’t have enough”
Therein lies the big deception that the ego, and much of society, would have us believe: “There is never enough to go around”. This is an abundant world and I’m absolutely of the belief that there is more than enough to go around. Sadly, though, the fear of not having enough prevails and there is a tendency not to give freely to those around us. We just don’t trust the Universe enough to provide whatever we need, when we need it. The dichotomy is that the more we give away selflessly, the more we attract into our lives. If everyone had this attitude then no one would go hungry because there would always be someone there to help us when we need it.
Let’s also look at some of the limiting beliefs and unhelpful sayings we have about money:
“it doesn’t grow on trees”
“it’s not easy to come by”
“you have to work hard to receive it”
“you have to work your fingers to the bone to scratch out a living”
“life is hard”
Have you ever heard yourself saying any of these or had them said to you? I’ve heard things like this all my life and I particularly love (as in find it amusing) how we refer to “the filthy rich”. As if it’s a bad thing to be rich! Well of course it is if we don’t feel we are rich ourselves! All that anger and resentment at the thing we wish for ourselves anyway!
Of course, abundance isn’t just about money. Indeed not. Abundance is about everything we have in our lives: friends, food, clean water, love, bed to sleep in, clean home to live in, work, hobbies, beautiful nature, animals, birds, trees, flowers, and so on. Abundance consciousness is really about acknowledging all the wonderful things that we already have in our lives and appreciating them. Rather than focusing upon lack, focus instead upon the abundance already within our lives. Being rich or abundant is mentality, it really is. If you think you’re rich, and acknowledge the riches within your life already (and I do mean really acknowledge and appreciate them) then you will find it’s easy to stop worrying about where the money will come from.
In conclusion, then, to have a rich and abundant life, it’s very much about how we think. In this Universe, the Law of Attraction (i.e. Like attracts like) is key. If you think you’re rich already then that’s what you’ll attract to you. If you think you’re poor, then exactly the same thing happens. Time to let go of attachment and let abundance flow into and through your life. Time to let go of limiting beliefs. Time to change those unhelpful sayings. Time to remind and affirm to ourselves: This is an abundant Universe, and there is enough for everyone – including me.
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