I am in free-fall, but I have my parachute of Spirit and great Grace, along with my listening. Indeed, I am landed, not stranded, my feet on the ground and arms outstretched to life’s infinite abundance and possibilities. Think of me like a willow tree, the way it is flexible and flowing. That’s me.
No paying job in the offing. Yet, I have my devotion to my writing and publishing, which may not provide income, but brings me a true abundance: great joy and fulfilling my higher purpose for this lifetime. The other day Spirit said to me, “Oh yes, you are making money for your work (my writing). You just don’t see it yet.”
Each day we are showered with heavenly gifts. So let’s welcome this abundance, for it already welcomes us and wants us to notice. That we are greeted every day with so much beauty — the trees, the birds, the sun, the changing clouds, the blooming flowers — that is abundance, dependent solely on our seeing, hearing, touching, smelling.
Each day we open our hearts and minds, we are filled to the brim with peace, joy and love.
When we open our eyes, we are in paradise. We are born abundant. So, perceive with the heart. Receive with the heart. And then with the heart give thanks.
One of the greatest lessons I have learned in my life, is that Source (God, Creator, Spirit, the Divine) is my supply and I need never be or feel dependent on anyone or anything to get my needs met. Indeed, I am the Source of my supply as I identify or am at one with God/the Divine inside me.
I will never forget what the Master Muktananda said to his then young disciple — who became Master Charles — when he found him sitting alone in a temple corner in an intoxicatingly blissful experience of Source: “Always remember this, if you just sit in the corner and keep your mind on God, all that you ever need will come to the corner,” from The Bliss of Freedom by Master Charles.
A New Testament passage expresses beautifully this spiritual notion of how abundance happens: “Consider the lilies of the field. They do not labor or spin, yet I tell you not even Solomon in all his splendor was arrayed like one of these. Behold infinity every day and all that you seek shall be given you.”
I have many miracle manifestation stories to tell of my own. Here’s one. Years ago, I was a doctorate student and a teaching associate who received a highly coveted position, assisting and teaching abroad in London and Stratford-on-Avon. I was honored and thrilled. The only problem was that it did not give me enough money to travel in my free time outside of London and England.
So I joined forces with Source within and Great Source without. In the solitude of my home, I stood with my arms outstretched and my head uplifted up to the sky, and I fervently prayed and gave thanks with all my heart and soul for additional money for travel. In my mind’s eye I instantly saw hundreds of dollar bills pouring down from the heavens. I felt such bliss and fullness in my body; and I knew beyond a shadow of doubt this bountiful blessing was already on its way to me.
The following day, the head of the university’s English Department called me into his office. He said, “We’ve just decided you deserve more than what we’re giving you.” With that, he raised my salary over $1,000, and I signed a new contract of “more than enough!”