When we think of abundance, we may mostly focus on material things like money, conservation, and basic resources; things that ultimately reduce down to aspects of survival. Although prerequisites to higher vibrations, as reflected in the Chakratic Hierarchy of Needs these things are not our real goals, but are the building blocks for creating their attainment. They are the lower vibrational lessons, offered because of how easily they can be perceived by the material world masses, and are metaphoric mirrors to their equivalents in our intellect and spirit. Because of their low vibrations, they can be perceived by the mind and human senses, so this is a common starting point that all can see and know. But the problem is that many view this as the end rather than the beginning of their journey. Many see the material world process, goals, and abundance as the object of our life purpose, rather than a mirror reflecting light on higher things. Since the material world is accessible to the mind and human senses, and since most assign importance to these things; and since higher consciousness is accessible only to the spirit, where its love and light with joy and laughter rings; many will limit their life to that which is easiest to connect with and perceive (consider Plato’s Allegory of the Cave).
Viewing the material world process as our final destination would be the equivalent of starting kindergarten, because we could quickly and easily relate to it, and then remaining in it for our entire lives. Or, from a goals perspective, eating food, and viewing its consumption as its only purpose, rather than seeing it as a fuel source, that gives energy to the physical body, which, through its connection with the astral body, interfaces with the material world to help us learn life lessons and ascend to higher things. If we remained in kindergarten our entire lives, we would certainly learn those basic things and be comfortable, but would fail to fulfill our purpose and our dreams. If our goals were limited to simply ingesting food for the sake of its consumption (without ever allowing it to empower us to grow), then we might survive physically, but would completely miss the reasons we are here.
Limiting our choices to those that nurture and sustain the truth of who we really are — the truth of our spirit — will help us create a future of abundance, true happiness, and the fulfillment of our purpose and our dreams. This is nothing to fear, but something to welcome with enthusiasm and acceptance. It is not selfish, it is the most selfless thing we could do. It will not harm others. Contrary to the perspectives of the material world mind, it will create the greatest possible benefits for everyone involved. It is why we are alive and making choices. If we consider the Hindu belief that, as evolving souls, we choose the lives we will inhabit based on our foreknowledge of what could occur within each lifetime, including trauma, loss, and change; in order to create the experiences needed to grow and evolve; then if we fail to make the proper choices, those that encourage the evolution of our spirit; we will be spinning in a cycle of illusion, fail the course, and be destined to repeat it another time. We cannot escape this truth. If we are unaware of it, then our first step is to gain this awareness. If we are aware of it, then we are encouraged to accept its offer, fully trusting in the wisdom of the universe; faithfully believing that, by doing so, the highest possible purpose will be served (the highest truth, the deepest love, the greatest good).
Abundance and Quantum Consciousness
The truth of our spiritual awareness, the energy it generates, and the higher consciousness it reflects; when focused through our belief-based attention; will combine with universal consciousness to co-create the truth of our desires. This produces the highest possible outcomes for all involved, and requires change to shift from material to spiritually-based pursuits. From a spiritual perspective, change is the equivalent of breathing to a physical being. It is a continuous, life-giving process, perceived through our connection with universal consciousness, which reflects the infinite pools of coexisting possibilities comprising quantum wave functions, which, when our consciousness is high enough, we can intentionally select from. When we learn how to flow with the streams of conscious infinite light, understand the whispers from eternity, and consciously co-create our very existence; abundance will represent the realization of our spiritual awareness of the truth (and anything that flows from it). From this perspective, change will be as natural as breathing, will be accepted and understood as truthful, loving, and good; and will open doors to the land of true abundance. This is how we create an abundant future.
Abundance and Relationships
Relationships can offer the greatest opportunities for growth, and also the greatest hindrance to its attainment. If we are pursuing the truth of our higher purpose and dreams, and are in a relationship with someone locked into a material world view; then, in order to maintain a connection with them, we may sacrifice the very reason for our existence. They may not welcome the naturally occurring changes (breathing), but will likely see them as threats to their control or security (ego). If we grow we may leave them behind in their comfort, with loving kindness and the truth of understanding. When we are blessed to share a spiritual bond with someone, and the supernatural love that flows from it, then we can breathe together, as one, while freely and joyfully pursuing the abundance that the universe has offered us. Through such love will come the greatest elevation, and the greatest benefit to the earth, its beings, and the cosmos.
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