The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is part of who you are. However, start by acknowledging and recognising abundance without. See the fullness of life all around you. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the display of magnificent flowers outside a florist's shop, biting into a succulent fruit, or getting soaked in an abundance of water falling from the sky. The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within. Then let it flow out. When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver. Ask yourself often: "What can I give here; how can I be of service to this person, this situation?" You don't need to own anything to feel abundant, although if you feel abundant consistently things will almost certainly come to you. Abundance comes only to those who already have it - Eckhart Tolle
I just love reading author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle...at the age of 29, he experienced a profound inner transformation. So the next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation. This was the beginning of an intense inward journey, something I can relate to at this time of my life.
The thing I have learned about spiritual awakening, is that once you begin the journey, it is impossible to go back, and it can be extremely difficult when you discover that certain people and things no longer 'fit' into your new awareness. This is something I am discovering on my journey.
When I began my blog, I really didn't know what I would post about, but after such an intense year of study last year, I have found this little corner to be such a creative outlet for me. I have always struggled with ego (you know that little voice that tells you your art is crap, etc...blah blah), but I am slowly learning that just to be aware of ego, and understand that that is not 'me'. I am in fact the awareness behind that little voice. And I am reminded that being creative always makes me very happy.
So, it's probably poignant that I found this little gratitude journal today...I still remember the day I wrote it - around about the same time last year. It was a beautiful Spring day, and I had allowed myself time to just sit in the garden and play with some watercolours. Time truly does have no significance when I am 'in' the process of creating. Everything else just falls away.
"I do enough, I have enough, I AM enough"
I also found some old unfinished watercolours. I think I should like to have a play with them...
I want to thank each and every one of you that comes to visit here. And I just love to read your special notes...I always try to come thank you on your blogs, because I honour the time you take to leave a comment.
I know it's been rather a long post, and congratulations if you are still reading, but I just want to leave you with one more quote from Eckhart Tolle - I LOVE this!
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as a field of conscious Presence.