Hello dear reader,
I realize I don’t often address you directly, do I? That feels funny since you are such a gift to me. <3
Most of the time, I write these words because I am experiencing something in my own life and I need my words, and playing with them, to feel into the experience. I find the whole process of writing, editing, and publishing what I need to express supportive and therapeutic. When I learn these words I need so much to enjoy and explore myself, are touching you too, it feels like the most beautiful gift. The generosity you show by reading and supporting them, and in turn me, I am so grateful for. Your care is an invaluable gift and I am so very grateful for you.
May you have a joy-filled Holiday season and may 2017 be filled with abundance for all.
Sending you lots of love and festive cheer,
There’s a problem with abundance. In living with it—and amongst it—there’s a risk I will stop seeing it as a thing of beauty—and the gift that it is.
The very real risk with abundance is I’ll take it for granted—either by expecting it to always be there, and/or by not acknowledging its presence fully in my life. Either approach spoils my appreciation of it.
The very real gift of abundance is in learning to receive it fully, it stretches me. For to fully honour it, I must acknowledge how fortunate I am, by remaining thankful for my life amongst the pain of it. Being present to this gratitude, my abundance can not be spoiled. I will not become blind to it’s presence.
My world is abundant for a reason. It is here to expand me. For it to do anything else, like spoil me, is my choice alone. Money (and other forms of wealth) simply do not have that power over me (or anyone else), and never have. It is I that gives my power to them.
I always have a choice in how I acknowledge the abundance of my world. In the end, what truly grows the wealth of my world, is my desire to become more skillfully aware of how I choose to receive abundance—and how I choose to give it.
photo credit: Craig Sunter
It’s taken me a while to see it. And how it limits me.
I’ve always wanted exactly what I need. Nothing more.
I didn’t necessarily get enough as a child, despite their being lots around, and getting exactly what I needed seemed like a decent (and perhaps lofty) enough goal.
Exactly what I needed. Nothing more.
Love. Money. It didn’t matter. Never too much. Only what I needed. Never more than I needed.
Or thought I needed.
I wanted what was sufficient, not ample. Nothing extra. Just enough.
Plenty of Love, Plenty of Money
But here’s the thing. What I actually need is to have more than what I need. What I need is to have plenty. To be ample.
Ample in money, ample in love. I need to swim in it. I need to flow with it.
To accept anything less than plenty is to deny my true wealth. To want exactly enough is me restricting it.
To be truly wise with money and with love, I must learn to receive them with grace.
Supporting the Flow
I’ve been playing with plenty and how I can support this flow of expression and energy in reaching me — and how I can be more conscious of when I am restricting it.
This led me to my relationship with Rise of the Innerpreneur, and how I receive from it. And by playing with plenty I saw that there was more space for it within the value I create here.
In light of this, you now have more options for expressing the value you receive from Rise of the Innerpreneur.
As always, you have the option to share your love with your words by writing me. And now you have the option to share your love with a value payment.
I’ve created an option on ROTI for you to make a single Pay What It’s Worth payment if you feel moved to express to the value you receive, and for loyal readers, I’ve also created a Pay What It’s Worth monthly subscription option.
I look forward to playing with plenty with you.
photo credit: francescobellu
inspiration credits: Brain Pickings by Maria Popova (got me thinking about reader giving), Wild Money by Luna Jaffe (got me thinking about needing more than enough)