|Unleashing Abundance in Our Lives
OM JAI JAI SAI MAA
UNLEASHING ABUNDANCE IN OUR LIVES
Abundance is always within us,
around us. How do we open to this fountain of prosperity, access it, free it,
manifest it in our lives?
The first step is gaining a true
understanding of what "abundance" actually means, of the different aspects of
abundance that lead us to develop a new and powerful perspective of ourselves
and our world so that abundance flows freely in our everyday life.
fullness, wholeness, totality of all that exists for us, what we can also
call the Divine that is eternal and ever-present, the Self, Spirit within
us that has no limitation, no restriction, meaning all of the dimensions
of who we actually are in our essence.
- the constant
"supply" that we can tap into, call upon, manifest, the supply that is
waiting for us to recognize the limitlessness of its resources, as it is
the One Supply that is Source.
free movement and exchange of energy that we are, that the universe is,
that unified field of all possibilities here for us to have, experience,
Great Intelligence we can access when in alignment through which we
receive information that informs our ideas, actions and decisions.
just about money and wealth as many think.
Abundance encompasses all domains of our life, the possibilities
available for our health, our relationships, our career, our society, our planet.
to our dharma, our life's purpose, the achievement of our vision for
ourselves, our goals, what we value in life and wish to manifest.
Consider these aspects of abundance and enrich yourself with what
abundance means to you. Thus, you shift
your perspective to one that opens the possibilities of abundance for you,
frees what is already free but has been limited in the past by how you think
about it, what you feel about it (e.g., fear of not having it or losing it, thinking
it is something you must struggle to achieve, feeling you are not worthy enough
to receive it).
What else can we do
to realize abundance in our lives, to be creators of abundance?
As abundance is energy, as we are energy, as all is energy,
we can continue to shift our thoughts and feelings, we can speak certain words
to ourselves and others, we can take specific actions to be aligned with, to
attract, to express, to manifest energies of abundance.
- Create an intention within yourself that abundance be present in a certain aspect of
your life that is a high priority for you at this moment. An important first step is to be clear about
your intention, exactly what you wish to manifest in your life. An example might be that clients come to you
who you can serve. Visualize these
clients coming to you, what your interaction looks like, how it feels, create
this reality within you as an energy that radiates throughout you and out to
the universe. Remember to create this
intention and to let go of the outcome, to release any attachment or
expectation. Through the Law of
Attraction, the intention then draws the energy to you for manifestation to
- Compared to an intention of what you wish to
manifest, of something being present in your life and drawing it to you, make declarations
of abundance, powerful statements that create the abundance in the moment of
speaking the declaration to yourself or others.
One form of declaration is affirmation, such as I Am Divine
Abundance in Manifestation in Action, I Am the Unlimited Supply of Source, I Am
abundant in my relationship to my partner.
affirmations, are linguistic acts where we give ourselves authority to declare
and create immediately what happens or exists in our lives.
- To create abundance, make requests of others or
to others that represent this abundance.
When the other person accepts the request or offer, there is agreement,
and "agreement leads to manifestation". Remember,
clarity is a key first step: what abundance do we wish to create? We then reach agreements with others that
will manifest this abundance (again, this can be in our relationships, career,
health, wealth, etc.). These agreements
lead to actions associated with the abundance we wish to create.
- We can shift limiting thoughts and feelings,
internal patterns or habits of behavior that represent obstacles to abundance
appearing in our lives. In addition, we
can use specific practices of purification and release (e.g., the Brain
Illumination Method, Sai Maa Diksha, the Violet Consuming Flame). These transformational practices create space
within and around us that the abundance can fill; they move us into coherence
with that supply of Source within us.
- A very powerful way to create abundance in our
lives is through gratitude. We can call
this a perspective we take about life, a feeling that comes from the heart, a constant
state we can be in relative to life in general.
Gratitude is open-heartedness, appreciating what we have and experience
in our life, what life offers us in each moment. The highest form of gratitude does not have
judgment in it of good or bad, better or worse, we are simply grateful (of
course, this is not the common form of gratitude where we are grateful for a
specific outcome or something we wanted and received). True enduring gratitude is inherent in Sai
Maa's exclamation, "God loves me!"
- When we are
grateful with all our heart, we tap into and express, we are that Divine
Love that resides in our heart. We know
that we are accepted and loved, and we become that love, we realize ourselves
as that love, the love of Self where we are much more than our body, our
identity, our past. When we are present
in that love, as that love, we are abundance itself because abundance is Source
and Source is Love. By being present, we
are fully in each moment where abundance truly exists; we appreciate the fullness
of life, we love life.
- Yes, we are all one in this abundance as Self,
as Source, as Love. Let us serve each
other in our family, at work, in our community, in society, across the planet, by
radiating and spreading abundance as waves, as a movement of free, unlimited
energy. This is generosity of spirit, freely
expressing this abundance in our lives, in our relationships, sharing the
limitless resources and supply, the endless possibilities of what we can manifest
individually and collectively. We do not
guard or hold onto the abundance that manifests in our lives: no attachment,
separation of mine/yours, win/lose. We
are victorious in our resource-fullness, realizing the abundance of Source
within and among us in our oneness.
The above points do not speak to everything that can be
said about abundance and how to create it in our lives. Simply use these to experiment, explore, play
and create. Remember that abundance is
present in each instant, always ready to serve us. It is up to us to unleash its power to
transform our life experience and radically impact what we manifest during our precious
time on this planet.
*Published in "The Society: An International Journey of
Social Sciences," Summer 2010.