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Category Archives: Abundance
“It is kind of like life.” I said. “Sometimes you just don’t know if you are big enough or strong enough to do it.”
My friend immediately said, “You don’t have to be.”
She told me that when her daughter was younger, they lived next door to an elderly woman. The daughter, who was twelve, would go and visit the elderly neighbor a lot and over time had befriended her.
One day, the elderly friend passed away, and the little girl was asked to officiate the memorial.
I got my coffee and made it to my garage office and began going through e-mails and such, and then took a look at my Facebook feed.
And there I am, a video of us playing music on Saturday. Then someone posted a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn, who is one of my biggest influences on guitar.
As poorly as I feel this morning, this thought went through my mind; “If it wasn’t for music, I don’t really know what I’d do.”
The biggest pit-fall in creating abundance in your life is not appreciating what you already have.
As Pastor Joel Osteen likes to say, “If you aren’t grateful or what you have, God is not going to give you more.”
We in the New Thought movement left behind a long time ago the idea that there is some man sitting on a throne somewhere up in Heaven who decides upon whether or not you are worthy.
You don’t have to be good. You don’t have to bargain and beg with the sky. You don’t have to do any of that, because what we are talking about here is Universal Law.
And there are certain steps that you follow in order to achieve the goal.
You may train for six months to run in a marathon. You have a program designed, and if you follow the daily program, then your body will be prepared for the marathon.
You study a certain subject for a semester, and at the end of the semester you are prepared for the test.
You do a little bit daily. And the little bit adds up over time. You are successful at the marathon and you finish. You pass the test and move on in school.
Some people want it while some don’t. We are born with different bodies, different situations, some are born rich, some born in poverty. Some people want to die and they can’t and some people want to live and they die…
These are words of my friend Micheal Elliott.
They reminded me of a book I read years ago by a guy who worked in a field hospital in Viet Nam. He said that some of the soldiers would come in and they would be badly wounded and they would beg to die. But they wouldn’t.
My daughter just finished second grade and immediately pronounced upon arriving home that, “I am now officially a third grader!”
My friend Lesta Sue and I just simultaneously completed SEE (Spiritual Education and Enrichment) through the Unity Institute yesterday, and already we are sending in applications and making preparations to go into the next phase of our education.
The next thing.
But I truly believe that without the ability to hone in on the moment and focus, it is nearly impossible to finish anything.
This afternoon I laid in the hammock and slept in the sun for an hour or so. Then began to hear the girls and the animals, and so I got up to feed the animals, and the girls and I had a nice outdoor dinner.
Then we went for a walk. Lily road her bike round and round Heather and I and Coco the dog, and Maximus, our cat who comes on our daily walk with us most of the time.
Lily Belle(our 8 year old) usually has Irish Dancing on Monday’s, but they had a big workshop all weekend, and so they had taken today off.
The last several months have been spent doing a lot of self-examination.
It hasn’t always been pleasant to search within and be honest in looking at myself and how my life has thus far played out.
But now that I can objectively look back, I see the various states of consciousness that I was in as I moved from one chapter to another up to now.
One thing I saw was that often in the past I have been “afraid that things wouldn’t turn out right.”
And sometimes they didn’t.
And the reason for this is because I had fallen into the trap of thinking that this is my life. And I was too quick to take my eyes off of God.
“There is never a conflict with person or condition, but rather a false concept mentally entertained about person, thing, circumstance, or condition. Therefore, make the correction within yourself, rather than attempting to change anyone or anything in the without.” Joel Goldsmith/the Infinite Way
I have to decide how I am going to perceive a person, thing, circumstance, or condition.
This is always totally up to me.
Do I want to dwell on the good? Or do I want to spend my time dwelling in the negative?