When we get too rigid and inflexible, rigor mortis of the soul sets in. For proof of this, we need look no further than to those who choose to stay in a relationship or job long after the soul, or life force, that originally brought it passion and joy has vacated the premises. It can be very detrimental to our future plans. Heaven and hell are not physical locations, but rather they are states of mind.
2. Practice non-attachment.
Which would you prefer to live in? Your attitude will determine which path you will follow. The universe conspires to support us when our commitment takes us beyond the point of no return, and the point of no return always opens the door to the mystery of what lies ahead on the pathway of uncertainty There is a place within us that is courageous beyond our human understanding; it yearns to explore beyond the boundaries of our daily life.
It justifies our attachment to the drama. The interesting thing about telling our story over and over is that it becomes even more deeply ingrained in our minds each time we tell it, and the universe delights in keeping whatever we claim as our story alive.
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Abundance is a supply of more than enough of whatever you can possibly conceive of, while prosperity is a demonstration of that supply in the material world. My sense is that most of us are more worried about the well running dry than about the size of the bucket we're taking to the well. Here is the good news: From a perspective of universal abundance, the well can never run dry because it is Infinite in supply. You have no choice in the matter.
This is an important question because the more conscious you are about your choices, the more likely it is you will end up where you want to be at the end of your stay on this planet. You can chew each mouthful of brown grain rice one thousand times before you swallow it, but still one day, your body will become an unfit garment in which the soul self can reside. Take care of the temple, yes, maintain it well, but don't believe it has to be perfect in the eyes of the world before you can have the spiritual experience you came here to have. Those are all "garments and labels" you wear during the course of your stay here on this planet, but it's not who you are.
At the end of the day, when it's all said and done, you will turn all of that back in just like a car you had on lease. Unfortunately, the common belief with most people is that happiness is something that happens to them when conditions are just right rather than something that happens through them when they choose to make space for it.
While outer conditions may stimulate the feeling of happiness, it can never come from anywhere other than within us. Authentic happiness isn't something we can go out and get, buy, borrow, or steal. Nor can any form of artificial sensory stimulus generate true happiness; it's only something we can be, and it's a choice we make with every breath we take.
Therefore, if our intentions are dishonorable or simply cloudy and confused, it has to show up in the body of our relationships. To be impeccable in our word is to bring our spoken word and our unspoken intention into alignment so that the inner thought and the outer action are the same. The obstacle is the path. Know that a whole and happy life is not free of obstacles. Quite the contrary, a whole and happy life is riddled with obstacles-they simply become the very stepping-stones that help lift us to a new perspective.
It is not what happens to us in this life that shapes us, it is how we choose to respond to what happens to us. Begin to explore where your mind is taking you. With what are you identifying as the core of your reality? To what are you giving your attention? Either you are rooted in Being Infinite Presence, here and now or you are rooted in the external world where the mind runs rampant, feeding on the latest fear presented by the media and unconscious others.
You can't have it both ways. A house divided always falls. If you want more of whatever it is you desire, you have to first prove to the universe that you are capable of having it by developing a consciousness that affirms there is no shortage of it. The only way to do this is by creating a vacuum or space for it to be received, and the only way you can create a space for it to be received is by letting go of what you do have, trusting that the universe knows what it is doing.
That's the law of circulation in action. What happens in our mind determines if we shall react or respond to that which is set before us at any given moment. The heart of humanity is a universal heartthrob—it pulsates at the center of every human being—it is that place within each of us where God has personalized Itself as unconditional Love.
It knows it is one with something infinitely larger than what we see gazing back at us in the mirror. When another person pushes our buttons, perhaps the gift they offer us is an invitation to practice tolerance, non- judgment, or patience with ourselves. Honoring and embracing our humanity with all our perceived flaws is a crucial component to living a life of wholeness. The practice is to remember that irrespective of where we are or what is happening, the Original Life that is God is there.
That life is our life NOW and it is perfect just the way it is; it always has been and shall forever be. Do you ever ask yourself why you were born? Our relationships are the vehicles for our evolution as individuals and a species. If we are fully conscious, our relation- ships offer us the clearest view of our own souls because they invite us to look directly into the face of the Divine and see our own reflection.
Grace is the eternality of life forever flowing. And it is that same Grace that spans the sacred continuum between those two events which blesses and sustains us always, in all ways. We simply need to awaken to Its presence and accept the gift that has already been given. To live with spiritual integrity and wholeness is the practice of skillfully blending our spiritual beingness with our human doingness while never losing sight of either.
No doubt, people can say and do some incredibly cruel and thoughtless things that can understandably trigger our anger. However, at the end of the day, without exception, justified or not, it is we who suffer the toxic effects of being the conduit or vessel through which that energy of anger flows. From the day when humankind first discovered music by beating a stick on a hollow log, to this moment in time, the music that flows through us is really the outer manifestation of an inner urge to express life.
The wisdom of equanimity can be applied when navigating our way through difficult times as well as when dealing with difficult people. It is a mindfulness practice that helps us be the observer of our thoughts and feelings before we act on them in a manner that we may later regret.
Every act of kindness creates a ripple effect that reaches out far beyond that of your own. To realize we are in command of our mind and therefore our life is immensely empowering and liberating. Know that you have what you need, no matter what you receive. Understand that attachment repels abundance while detachment effortlessly attracts.
People who consciously create their lives understand that there are no extra pieces. Accept that everything that is happening is for your continued growth and evolution. Greet life with a smile instead of expending excess energy fighting what is. Use your energy to attract rather than resist. People who effortlessly manifest abundance make conscious decisions to surround themselves with others who see the world as abundant rather than people who see the world through the lens of lacking.
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We tend to run away from things that scare us. Inspiration attracts, so if you want to effortlessly attract abundance, allow your actions to be driven by inspiration rather than fear. Understand that fear-based action repels while inspired action attracts abundance. Did you learn any stories about money growing up? The love of money is the root of all evil. You have to work hard to make money. People who effortlessly attract abundance have learned these stories too, but they investigate the old information that leads to lack and choose to shift their story to allow abundance to flow easily and frequently.
Interrupt the patterns that keep others stuck. Imagine wanting to grow a garden of flowers but being too afraid to let go of the seeds.
If you want flowers to grow, you have to loosen your grip on the seeds and spread them judiciously, but richly, on the earth. People who effortlessly attract abundance invest in their endeavors. Imagine you won a million dollars in the lottery. You would celebrate, right? If the next day, the value of the dollar plummeted and your million dollars was worth a thousand, would you still be celebrating? Imagine someone loans you their lawnmower. Would you complain to all of your family and friends about how terrible it is that you borrowed a lawnmower and have to give it back?
Be as grateful for your debt as for your abundance. Understand that debt is another route through which abundance can flow. Appreciating debt allows you to use that form of abundance to create other forms of abundance. Understand that money comes and goes, just like the sun rises and sets.
In the same way life goes on whether the sun is high in the sky or setting behind the mountains, abundance is always present.