I personally have always relied on Providence for my needs. That being the case, I’ve never really tried out the various ways and means of promoting abundance that different schools of spirituality recommend.
But I realize that many readers work a different way, employing the Law of Attraction to bring resources to them and I don’t want to leave them out because of my own bias.
Owen Waters has a deep understanding of many things so here he is on creating abundance. I myself cannot advise whether what he says is true or not because I’ve never employed these practices. I certainly do follow my joy, but I don’t charge for it, so I’ll never know whether it attracts employers, etc., or not.
But Owen very well may be accurate.
by Owen Waters
Aug. 14, 2010
Nature is a constant reminder of the principle of abundance.
Nature routinely produces more than it needs, thousands of times over. Rather than producing one acorn to grow a replacement oak tree, a mature oak will produce up to 50,000 acorns in a good year, and the tree will keep producing for hundreds of years.
That is the natural way.
Plants produce thousands of seeds in order to guarantee the survival of their species.
That is the natural way.
When Infinite Being created the universe, did it stop there? Not at all, it created an infinite number of universes so that all possibilities of existence could be experienced.
That is the infinite way.
Limited thinking makes people believe that resources are limited, that there is only “so much” available. While this appears to be true at the time, it ignores the fact that you can create new abundance in many ways.
Did the number of horses in the 19th Century limit how easily people can travel today? Not at all. The car was invented, along with today’s 200-horsepower engines.
Did the cost of a large business computer in 1970 limit how much computing power we have today? Not at all. The personal computer changed all that. Today, home computers are more powerful than the largest business computers were in 1970.
Did the cost of flying into outer space in the 1960s limit people’s ability to go on tourist trips to Mars today? Well, okay… a little more work needs to be done on that one!
Since nature is so abundant, how can people tap into that abundance and create it in their own lives? It certainly doesn’t happen by making loud demands at a conscious level, or just by wishing, wanting, or hoping. It is human consciousness which creates lack, and it is also human consciousness which creates abundance.
The realization that abundance is a natural state actually allows abundance to flow into your life.
Natural abundance comes from “getting into the flow,” from either getting excited about what you are doing, or by doing something new that is exciting.
Follow Your Inner Joy
“Follow your inner joy” may sound like an overused cliché, but it is actually the key to abundance. Once you follow your excitement and find work that you love, then synchronicity starts to flow. Synchronicity is nature’s way of telling you that you’re on the right track, the natural track.
Synchronicity is a flow of events where everything clicks into place to support your efforts. It brings you opportunities, people, events and circumstances exactly when and where they need to be. This all happens because your efforts are harmonious. The universe is naturally harmonious. It has to be that way, in order to function successfully. Harmony is balance, while disharmony is a dysfunction that makes a system fall apart. The universe will naturally support your efforts when they are in harmony, or “in the flow.”
What do you need to do to achieve this natural state of harmony, synchronicity and abundant flow? Here is the key question.
Ask yourself, “What is the most exciting thing that I could possibly be doing right now to enhance my long-term, inner joy?”
The state of regular, conscious thinking often contains self-limiting ‘filters’ like fear, skepticism or lack of self-esteem. So, for the most inspired and imaginative results, ask the above question near the end of a deep, 20-minute meditation session. That way, your inner possibilities can come forward into your consciousness without being filtered.
Then, find a way to do that most exciting possibility. And when you have finished doing that, ask yourself the same question again. Usually, the answer will be something in the same direction as your first act, although not always.
Inner joy is your barometer of natural flow. Use it to determine what action is the most important in developing your experience of life. Find ways to dissolve self-limiting barriers so that you can act upon that inner joy.
To follow your inner joy is to live holistically because you are acting with more of your complete self. It lightens up your spirit, allowing you to function at a higher frequency of consciousness.
If you are considering a career change, practical considerations do need to be considered. Will pursuing your inner joy earn you an adequate living? If you need to learn an entirely new skill, often the learning phase has to be a part-time endeavor while you earn a living using your existing skills.
The great thing about doing work you love is that everyone can sense the living joy within you. Employers want you to work for them. Customers seek you out, based upon word-of-mouth recommendations. Larger companies want to buy your prosperous business for an amount that’s large enough for you to retire. But then, why would you sell out when you’re having so much fun?
This article was written by Owen Waters, author of
“The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness”
and the Infinite Being Insight E-Books