Often we are told to ‘manifest abundance’ as if abundance has to come from somewhere else. But what if the treasure has been buried in our back garden all along?
What if abundance is already present, in our friendships, our relationships, in our connections with our community, in our soul calling, in our sensual body and in the wild earth around us?
What if abundance is already present in the great gifts that we have within us. Perhaps all we need to do is tell people about these gifts and share these gifts with the world. Match what you have to what people want and need. Touch people deeply and help them fulfill their deepest needs. All our dreams may be close at hand, even though they may sometimes appear to be hidden.
Even in very difficult, barren, challenging situations where there is pain all around there is usually some small hidden source of abundance, some residual connection with another person or with a plant or animal present that we can cultivate or ‘garden’, that we can extend our attention, intent and tenderness towards.
We may have taken on the unconscious belief that abundance is something we have to struggle and suffer to get at, but in fact we may just need to take steady persistent steps towards it moving forward in as effortless a way as possible.
That is not to say that there may be challenges and difficulties on the path ahead, and we may need to sometimes be like a fierce warrior, to stand up against things and to draw on all of our resources. But instead of only fighting and struggling against these challenges we can also use our effortless cunning and magic to find a way to contact the medicine power that lives hidden under the problems.
Once we begin to appreciate the vast abundance and bounty that is already present it has a tendency to multiply itself, to make more of itself. Our socio-economic system also generates artificial scarcity and one way to work against this tendency is to begin to notice, amplify, tend to, share and cultivate the abundance that is around us.
Our fears may not be just fears of the scarcity that is around us but of the very experience of abundance itself. The very superabundance of nature and reality can be frightening and we may need to humble ourselves in self surrender, in gratitude, in connection to be able to receive it. We may need to find the courage to receive both the abundance that is present and the abundance that is to come.