I'm playing with a new experiment: consciously stepping away from my scarcity mindset so that I can see abundance all around me. It's been less than a week and already the results are gorgeous!
Our culture is deeply programmed in scarcity. The fear and anxiety around not having enough time, money, energy, health, beauty, and love are serious drivers of our economy. The capitalistic system of the 20th century was built on the anxiety of people not feeling like they are worthy or good enough and so collectively we are striving, striving, striving for MORE. We are bottomless pits of desire and throw A TON of money to fill our voids. How goddamn exhausting.
I recently went on a wee vacation with my family and started the trip with a small personal meditation where I invited the concept of abundance to be revealed to me. Before we even got to our destination, I had been gifted a MASSIVE jar of mangoes, earrings, tea, a gift basket for Josie, and more love, hugs, smiles, and laughter than I could have planned for. All of this happened en route!
For the month of July, this month of wild summer blooms and ample sunshine, I am turning my gaze toward ABUNDANCE.
This practice of abundance awareness is not about things. It's about finding gratitude for what already exists in the world and trusting that what is mine will come to me and what is yours will come to you. It's about sitting in awe of the Divine and being a willing vessel to receive its abundance.
Yoga Teacher. Thinker of things.
Sometimes I just need to empty the contents of my brain into words.