The last two weekly discussions in #SpiritChat have discussed the ideas of “Letting Go – Making Space for the Sacred” and “Springing to Spiritual Success”. Both these discussions have energized the community as we have incorporated the theme of a change in season (from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere) into the ideas of examining what is sacred to us, letting go of what isn’t sacred, creating space for the new. A sort of spiritual “spring cleaning”, if you will, which moves us forward on the path of “success” in our spiritual journey.
One characteristic that we observe in nature as spring emerges from winter is that of abundance, which happens as the earth around us renews itself, and literally springs to life. As I glance out the windows of my sunroom every morning, I slowly (but surely) see the buds emerging as signs of life on the branches of the tall willows and oak trees. The squirrels have an extra spring in their step as they dart around, excited about the change, and the abundance that it will bring to their seemingly simple lives. We all have experienced this change that spring brings with it, renewing us with hope for the future ~ the outward abundance bringing feelings of inner abundance.
However, it is very often that we, in the busy-ness of our daily lives, become inured or unmindful of this abundance that surrounds us. We are so busy trying to make a living, engaged in our “struggle”, enamored by our everyday stories, that we may lose sight of the beautiful stories that nature is unveiling every day around us. A few of us may become “hardened” over time, for we get messages like ~ “get a tougher skin”, “don’t let them see you sweat” and so on.
While some of these strategies are necessary to “survive” in the world, are they really meaningful to help us thrive spiritually? Do these messages create a “lack mentality” rather than an “abundance mentality” within us and cause our spirit to shrivel rather than expand? To take it a step further, what is the connection between abundance and prosperity? What does it take for us to let go of scarcity thought process and adopt a mindset of abundance? Where does true abundance come from?
I invite you to come and share your thoughts on abundance with the #SpiritChat community in our live, weekly chat on twitter with hashtag #SpiritChat at 9amET / 1pmGMT on Sunday March 10th.
Thank you, and I encourage you to Let Go. Think Abundance. Be well.
Ready? Q1. What area(s) of your Life feel the most abundant right now? #SpiritChat Q2. Where does true abundance come from? How do we cultivate it? #SpiritChat Q3. How can we develop abundance mentality? Why is it important? #SpiritChat Q4. Is there a connection between Letting Go and Abundance? #SpiritChat Q5. The spirit does not know a lack of abundance. Agree or disagree? #SpiritChat Q6. How does our personal abundance affect our families and communities? #SpiritChat Q7. What does a life of spiritual abundance look like to you? Are you living it? #SpiritChat Final Q8. What action(s) can we take to manifest abundance in all areas of our lives? #SpiritChat