What is Abundance Really? And How Do You Get ?
A lot of people think they know what abundance is: having a lot of money, material possessions, fame, or some sort of power. However, I am not sure that is what abundance is. I have had a little of each of those things, but I can’t say I felt abundant in those moments. In fact, those were stress inducers and some situations were actually nightmaric! So then, what is abundance…really?
I have come to believe that abundance is actually in your heart, in the richness of life, in the love you are able to share with others. My idea of an abundant life is one that has lots of laughter in it, excitement, adventure, and amazing people who intrigue me and keep me entertained. What is exceptionally abundant to me is those moments when I witness someone “awakening” and lighting up in consciousness to true awareness of who they really are. When they become able to now live in the now moment as divine being rather than just another struggling human, that is the most precious thing to me.
Abundance is not money. Money can create a lot of headaches for you. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have enough money to take care of ourselves and be comfortable, but masses of wealth is not abundance. In fact, hoarding wealth is a statement about how much you believe in scarcity, saving it for a rainy day when you think the universe will stop flowing and sending you what you need. It’s also a burden, for then you don’t know who just likes you because you have money, or wants some of your money, or hopes to sell you something to get your money. Someone might even marry you for your money with the full intention of divorcing you! There are lots of ways having masses of wealth can become a nightmare. Abundance is not a lot of material possessions either, which you will have to insure, worry about theft or damage, and so on. Neither is fame or power a form of abundance. Just look at all the craziness that goes with that!
My question to a lot of people who are seeking abundance is to ask them to identify what abundance really means to them. You might think you want money, possessions, or fame, but maybe that’s not what you really want at all. Maybe you want fulfillment of your true potential, peace, joy, stability, love, use of your talents and skills in the world, a family, a lover to share life with… What is it that you really want? Don’t think of the object you want, but rather the essence of what you want. That is where your true abundance is formed.
Mind Powers and Mind Tricks, Elementary Dear Watson!
I have attained a lot of abundance on the material plane in some people’s opinion. I have founded and created University Of Metaphysical Sciences which is a successful online school with thousands of students all over the world, Wisdom Of The Heart Church which is the parent company of several spiritual businesses, and I am now creating Starlight Mountain Farm in Grass Valley, California. I have plans for making spiritually focused feature films and am already in production for a TV series called Spirit Talk TV. The proof is in the pudding that what I am about to tell you about manifesting abundance really works, so check it out with an open mind, ok?
My first advice to you is to FORGET EVERYTHING YOU HAVE LEARNED about manifesting abundance right now! Throw out all your new age books that teach you how to do affirmations, visualizations, and all the material that just teaches mind power stuff. Yes, those techniques work on beginner levels, but they will never produce the big results you are looking for. Those methods are elementary, dear Watson.
I don’t do any affirmations, visualizations, or strategies to make physical reality obey my every command. I do not use mind powers or mind tricks to manifest an abundant reality. I use them a little for health of my body if I get sick, but that’s all I find them useful for nowadays. It might make you feel empowered if it works, but it doesn’t really serve the divine will if it simply serves you and an egoic desire you have.
There are workshop leaders making millions of dollars and thousands of people go to them in droves in order to learn these mind powers. However, what they are being taught is not true manifesting power, but beginner level mind powers that won’t take you all the way. Only in service to the divine within you will you go all the way.
This is the biggest problem with the teachings about the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is a core spiritual concept, but now it has been turned into another way to be greedy, another way for “me to get more.” The good thing about this misuse of the Law of Attraction is that people who never thought about spirituality before are now getting into this exploration of consciousness because they are greedy or needy. However, isn’t that why we all started the spiritual path, really? We all wanted more of something… more happiness, more love, more self worth, more money, more something, right? It’s ok if that is what got us going on the spiritual path, but it is important to move beyond that first egoic desire that got us on the path and receive the deeper messages. Now is your chance.
Surrendering To The Divine
So you want to create abundance? Here’s how. Surrender yourself to whatever the universe wants to do with you, whatever “God” has planned for your life, and let go of all your own desires, no matter how practical they are. You must technically let go of your own life and give it to a higher power to use. Your life is over and now it belongs to “God,” whatever that means to you. That is the most potent form of manifesting abundance and I promise that it works. It has for me.
This is a radical invitation, and also a radical move on your part if you take it. Not very many people are able to do this, but it is the shortest route to everything you have ever wanted. If you wanted to be rich, let that die. If you wanted to be famous and powerful, let that die. If you want a certain house, lifestyle or image, let that die. Surrender to whatever is to be done with you by a higher power, even if it means not having anything you wanted. Allow yourself to be used by spirit however it sees fit. Whatever your life will look like from now on, let that be ok with you even if it means being not-rich, not-famous, not-powerful. Maybe you will live a really simple, humble life.
What if you never get anything you want, but you live a life of integrity in service to the divine? Will that be an acceptable alternative to all your present egoic desires? If so, you are ready to serve as a channel for the divine energies to flow onto the Earth. Surrendering to being used for divine purposes doesn’t mean you won’t be happy or get a lot of what you want and more. In fact, it is the shortcut to getting what you want. However, getting yourself out of the way is what is most important here.
The first year I lived like this, not a whole lot happened. I simply stayed focused on staying present in the moment and not moving into the past or future, a challenge indeed for someone like me. I always valued my thinking powers and my strategizing mind, so to let this go was a leap of faith for me. Then, after a testing period of my commitment to spirit, the divine flow started happening faster than I could even keep up with. Suddenly I was in full swing with my new life direction, following on a daily basis the directions from within my heart. It was literally a new reality, one driven by divine purpose rather than egoic desires.
I thought I was divinely driven before but it was only partly so, mixed in with the desires I had for myself along with it. Now it is solely coming from the divine, for I consider my human life over and now I am just here to do the work of Godself. I am not in it for anything for myself. I could pay myself a huge amount of money because of the success of this new reality, but I don’t. I would rather keep it in service to humanity’s awakening. I plan on dying penniless, and all the money that moves through me in this lifetime is going to be used for making the world a better place, however that manifests.
I knew there would be something good for me because the divine doesn’t want any of us to suffer, so I knew I wouldn’t hate it. I am not suffering, although I’m not accepting riches in the form of money. I accept riches in my heart. However, many of the desires I had before are happening anyway because they are in alignment with who I am and the work I do. I have much more now than I thought I would have, things I hadn’t even imagined. Everything is bigger than I thought it would be. Literally, letting spirit create your life for you instead of directing the project yourself produces better results than you can!
So how does one end the human life and live then as the divine being incarnate on Earth, doing the work of the Oneself, the Godself, instead of trying to “get more for me?” How does one live as an eternal consciousness in a body instead of a human that thinks it will die someday?
This takes a lot of changes in how you think, feel and act. That is why there seemed to be a year of no man’s land with this radical new way of being and thinking that I adopted. There is a testing period, and the test is being created by you yourself. There is also a relearning period in order to change your thinking habits, egoic desire habits, and more. If you can make it through that part, the rest of your life will be lived as an angelic being doing the work of Godself, and experiencing things in an abundant way. I am so happy to be living this way, and it is soooo much easier and fulfilling!
Christine Breese is the Founder of University of Metaphysical Sciences and Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center. She facilitates workshops and retreats around the world and Gaia Sagrada. She also offers free teachings, courses and meditations. She is currently writing Integrity Handbook for Spiritual Teachers, Healers & Leaders and also Choose Yourself: The Power of One to Change the World
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