Abundance and what it means to me

“Just want to say that there are parts of this post that are Bashar’s words (see the prev post for his utube link). And i’ve used them in conjunction with my thoughts.”

Definition of abundance: The ability to do what you need to do when you
need to do it. Period. That’s it; that’s abundance.

Amazingly… this simple definition encompasses many many areas for me. Money, love-connections, things i want, toys, trips, etc.. Anything i want seems to be connected to money, career changes etc.. and this does not have to be based on this definition. I feel its true within me… not quite sure if i’ve caught up with this idea in action… Still it rings true. What I need i shall get when I need it.

Bashar: But if you simply trust that you are abundant, and follow at any given
moment what excites you the most, then that is the most important key:
what excites you the most. Then life will support you 100% as life has
always supported you. And it will allow you to attract into your
reality whatever situations will allow you to do what you need to do
when you need to do it. If money does not come with it, then take that
as a sign that money is not necessary for that particular interaction.
If it were, it would have been there first.

Therefore, following at any given moment the situation that brings with
it the highest degree of excitement is taking the path of least
resistance — is living an effortless life. And it will bring into your
life all the individuals and all the situations necessary to allow you
to continue to be that effortless being. That’s the way life works, and
it does work that way when you let it. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!
TOO SIMPLE OR TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!

Back to me: So here everything i’ve been trained/educated for comes crumbling down. Should we not be saving money? Putting away for a rainy day? No is the simple answer within. I don’t think ravi is going to fold up those college/retirement accounts just yet 😉

I feel abundant and expansive. I want raghu to feel this expansiveness (i want to model it for him). I want to make these shifts within that allow me to truly believe in this implicitly. I already feel comfortable saying that the issues i see in the world or in people around me are actually reflections of my own issues. the issues are in me. I can’t overemphasize that enough. the moment i look within and work on my letting go, staying with, observing etc of my own inner fear/trust/belief etc the outside issues disappear. it sounds subjective and very personal. it is. But this works for me.

Something in Raghu’s insistent ben10 demands reflect something of my cringing, yikes-another-toy, mindset. And i need to let him live. And i trust that the money for his needs shall appear as he needs them. I cannot live his life. His needs will be fullfilled of their own accord. I’m not the sole provider. the universe takes care of us all.

raghu recently asked me what happened to the body after death, cremation, burial etc. then when i proceeded to give an expmple of everything being energy adn energy expressing itself in different forms… physical and non etc… he suddenly stopped me adn said “but don’t talk about your body and death/cremation” I realised that for him death of either parent or some one close was not something he was choosing to reflect on right now. he set boundaries for me and himself. Amazing how the child knew how far, how deep he woudl travel on this day. another day another dimension.

To connect back to my abundance thread… I had a fear until reecently about his off and on conversations/questions about death, his Tathayya’s (dh’s dad) death, burial, cremation etc. i was not sure if i’d be able to answer. but in my new abundant, all shall be well mode… i let is go and felt sure that the answers would come when the time came. Sure enough that conversation was a lovely one. Both raghu and I were at peace and able to make sense of things in our own way.

Working from a place of fear…. saving for a rainy day type mode is something that does not beget the best results for me. It saps me of energy. energy that otherwise can be put towards what i do want. What I want in that moment. No need to think of years down the line.

Abundance of love, joy, paint, beautiful vistas, experiences, fun, laughter, positive vibes, connectedness with the earth i live on…. this is what i wish for myself. And as they said in all my old amar chitra katha books… “tathaastu” “So be it”

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ABUNDANCE

Have not posted in several weeks and i am just beginning to get back into it. Time, inclination, percolating thoughts, etc are the reasons perhaps. But the lovely stuff i have to share today is worth the wait in my mind. While Ravi and I were discussing Raghu’s need for new toys and whether or not to look at the money angle, how to budget etc.. typical money related conversation… i chanced upon a lovely thread and message in my radical unschooling with LOA yahoo group. I loved this lady’s response so much that i think i will share it here and then in a separate post elaborate on what it means to me and Ravi in today’s context.

The original thread was about rewards, punishments, allowances, paying for chores etc. Please watch the video is possible… the words matter not the manner in which they came forth:

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I have dabbled in the past with allowance and giving the boys their
own money and it just seems to take away from our flow and living
joyously in the moment. Then they have so much focus on the
money…..It becomes this thing into their minds and it is so
abstract anyway. We are all on a team to help everyone persue their
happiness, the money focus defeats the purpose in my mind and it
limits us. Abundance is having the resources to do what you need to
do. Check out this channeled message if you like channeled info.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mz90E9e8QQ

We often will feel the vibe, find the yes or the no WRT a purchase.
My relationship has changed with money over the last year as well. I
now consider it a no-thing. I never think of things with regards to
money. It is either a yes or a no and I follow my bliss and take
action accordingly not making any rules for myself or anyone else.
I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be and doing exactly what
it is that I am supposed to be doing and my resources line up with
that perfectly, and the boys and dh as well.
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Loving the INTERNET

http://in.youtube.com/user/DaynaLeighMartin
Dayna Martin broadcasts simple, short talks on Radical Unschooling. She is inspirational to me and has shaped some of my recently LOA based living also. Her yahoo group rocks. thought i’d share the link here for those interested in getting the quick snapshot of the why, how, what of our lifestyle.

I love the internet and how utube is allowing me the pleasure of hearing/watching dayna as she reaffirms something as simple as “sit and learn with your son as he delves into his passions”. Just reading the same affirmation would not be as powerful for me. Especially as i live in near isolation here in Pune… amongst millions but so few who are willing to let go of their fears and really let their kids be.

LOA and me


I set out with the intention to make my body more supple, feel good about how i look and also to become a bit more zippy in my actions…. like run quickly to save zoya from monster Raghu’s attentions 😉

Reading LOA…. is like harnessing something that I’ve always known and used erratically. So i set forth the above intentions and lo and behold i got a fab gym, fab instructor and lovely support from dh… and I’m on my way already in terms of having my energy/suppleness back.

In terms of being with R and Z… the overwhelming energy, love and zest I feel some of the time is now an almost on-going thing. With segment intention-ing in place… i can achieve anything. Even if the over all vision/desires is not clear… at least i can desire for a happy afternoon and it happens. I desire making R and Z’s desires come true… and it happens. Raghu wanted a gingerbread house… and I’m not exactly a baker. Yet once i decided to make his wish happen… things/events transpired to make it happen.

I’m still early in my understanding of this basic principle… but already i feel like anything can happen and will if i want it. I want happy children and a happy time with them. Amazingly… it happens.

Feeling good to harness this power.