Flowing towards abundance individually & collectively
The scenarios we get snagged in are finite equations that we have miscalculated. There are perfect formulas within us that will correct the smallest variable and bring about the results we desire. (Even if that is to surpass desire.)
Julia found this chart. I want to put it up on the wall to remind me daily where I am at. I find that I have things that are true on both sides of this chart. While it is hard to see where I am holding onto the scarcity mindset, it is important to notice that we are flowing between points, not solidified or mired in any one place. The purpose of this chart is not to give yourself grief or to feel bad but to notice where we are still holding on to that which does not serve us.
Last week, we watched the movie Trumbo, which is about one of the Hollywood ten whose lives were seriously disrupted by the blacklist in the McCarthy era. What it reminded me of was that while we live in a country founded on freedom, liberty and justice, these things are also in flux and have to be claimed and upheld. Fear of ‘the enemy’ caused a witch hunt that failed to produce those criminals trying to undermine democracy* but almost destroyed democracy, turning neighbor against neighbor with a collective scarcity mindset.
I am not suggesting that we do not have to safeguard our liberties. It is vital however that we recognize our own propensity to allow fear to keep us from upholding that which we are defending.
May our focus return to that which will bring us and those around us expansive abundance.
- Have a sense of gratitude.
- Give other people credit for their victories.
- Read everyday. Talk about ideas.
- Share information and data.
- Exude joy.
- Embrace change.
- Operate from a transformational perspective.
- Continuously learn.
- Set goals and develop life plans.
- Keep a “to-be”list.
- Want others to succeed.
- Keep a journal.
- Forgive others.
- responsibility for their failures.
- Have a sense of entitlement.
- Take all the credit of their victories.
- Watch TV everyday.
- Fear change.
- Fly by their seat of their pants.
- Talk about people.
- Horde information and data.
- Exude anger.
- Never set goals.
- Don’t know what they want to be.
- Secretly hope others fail.
- Operate from a transactional perspective.
- Think they know it all.
- Say they keep a journal but really don’t.
- Blame others for their failures.
- Hold a grudge.
*- “When…”one examines the actual facts,” wrote John Wexley, who wrote one of the first full-scale examinations of the (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) case, “the apparently cohesive sequence becomes but a house of cards. Touch any part, and it all begins to shake.”