Goal Setting

Identifying Abundance

For years I’ve heard personal development gurus say that the world we live in is truly abundant, and that all we need to do in order to live an abundant life is to just accept that abundance as it is ours for the taking.

Even though I know their heart is in the right place, I don’t believe these personal development gurus are right.

The truth is that this “physical reality” world we live in can never truly be abundant because it is only a limited reflection of our true source of abundance.

Trying to find abundance in “physical reality” only leads to disappointment, anger, frustration, unhappiness and depression.

Seeking Abundance in a World of Lack

There are many different ways in which we seek abundance in this world.

For example, we may seek abundance financially by trying to accumulate a certain amount of money, such as for example a million dollars or a hundred million dollars or more.

In reality though, no amount of money will ever make us feel totally abundant. Even if we make a billion dollars, we can always spend it or it can be taken away from us in some way. There is never any amount of money you could ever make that would make you feel abundant forever.

Many people think that if they could just make a little bit more money than they are making right now, they would feel abundant. Meaning, if they are making $4,000/month they think that if they could just make $5,000/month or $10,000/month they would feel totally abundant.

I can tell you from personal experience, that is not true.

When we make $5,000/month, we fantasize about making $10,000/month and how that would make us feel totally abundant.

Once we make $10,000/month though, we realize that it is not enough. We realize that what we were really seeking was a better lifestyle so we improve our lifestyle and our expenses go up along with that. All of a sudden, $10,000/month doesn’t seem like a lot of money at all, so now we dream of $20,000/month.

The truth is that no matter how much money we make, we can never really feel that deep feeling of total abundance because there is always something else out there that is beyond our means no matter how much money we make.

The reason for this is that we are looking for abundance in the wrong place. You can never have enough money to buy everything. There is always something out there that you won’t be able to afford, or simply won’t be for sale, and the more money you make the more you will realize this.

Let’s use another example – health.

There is no such thing as having an abundance of health in this physical world we live in. It doesn’t matter how healthy you eat, how fit you are, how much you pamper your body, ultimately one day your body will die.

You can spend your entire life trying to prevent that inevitable fact, but all it will lead to is feelings of disappointment, anger, frustration, unhappiness and depression.

The truth is that no amount of financial resources will ever make you feel truly abundant.

Also, no matter how much energy you devote to keeping your body healthy, you will never feel truly abundant health wise either because deep down we all know that in this physical reality our bodies don’t last forever.
How to Find Abundance

The only real way to truly live a life feeling connected to abundance is to stop trying to seek it in the physical world.

No amount of money will ever make you feel truly abundant.

No amount of health will ever make you feel truly abundant.

No amount of love from someone else will ever make you feel truly abundant.

No amount of attention from others will ever make you feel truly abundant.

No amount of anything in this physical reality we live in will ever make us feel truly abundant.

The only true way to connect to true abundance is to stop seeking it from a non-abundant source.

The physical reality world we live in is not truly abundant. It is just a shadow, limited reflection of true abundance.

That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news though…

We can connect to true abundance if we seek it from the right source, and the only true source of unlimited abundance is Source / God / Universe or whatever name you wish to call it. I’ll call it “Source” in this article, but you can substitute whatever name you wish based on your spiritual beliefs.

By connecting to Source we connect to total abundance.

Source energy is unlimited. We can’t drain it dry. We can’t spend all of it, and it will never die.

Source is infinity.

No matter how much you take away from infinity, it is still infinity. Well, that’s not entirely true. The only thing you could ever take away from infinity to make it less than infinity, is infinity itself.

Luckily, our conscious awareness of who we are, meaning the part of us that seeks to feel abundant is finite. As such, no matter how much that part of ourselves could ever seek to “take away” from the infinite supply of Source, there would still be an infinite supply left over.

That is the only true way for us to feel totally abundant – by seeking it from an infinitely abundant source. We won’t find that in physical reality.
Why We Don’t Need Infinite Abundance as Humans

As human beings, we are finite beings. To find fulfillment or happiness, finite beings don’t need an infinite supply of abundance.

That is just an illusion.

For example, let’s take something like Vitamin C. Our bodies need Vitamin C to function properly and to be healthy.

Let’s just say that you could magically manifest an infinitely abundant supply of Vitamin C. Would that really be useful?

Could you ever eat 100 lbs of Vitamin C? Or could you ever eat 1,000 lbs of Vitamin C?

No, that would be ridiculous right?

The reality is that as finite human beings there is a finite limit as to how much we really “need” in our lives in order to feel fully fulfilled / happy.

Our body could be perfectly happy with just 0.5 – 5 grams of Vitamin C per day. That really isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things.

There is only so much food that our bodies need to fulfill our needs.

There is only so much money that we need in order to fulfill our needs.

When we don’t have food, we crave it and we think that we could eat forever, but once we have access to food we realize that it doesn’t really take that much to reach the point of feeling fulfilled/satiated.

Money is no different. When we don’t have any money we crave total financial abundance, and we dream of winning 50 million dollars in a lottery. But in reality, there is probably a much smaller amount of money we would totally feel fulfilled/satiated with.

However, that is only true if we don’t mistakenly try to seek that feeling of “connection to true abundance” from food or money.

I remember when I was younger I always dreamed of all the things I would buy once I made some good money. Then I started to make some pretty good money and I bought myself some of the toys I always dreamed of.

Then, one day I remember walking into a Future Shop / BestBuy electronics store with money in my bank account that I could spend on whatever I wanted and I walked around for about an hour and walked out with nothing.

I already had a TV I liked, why bother buying another? I already had a good home theater sound system, did I need another? I already had an XBox and a dozen games I hadn’t even played at home, did I need to buy more?

I remember walking out of that store feeling a bit depressed because there was nothing I could buy from that store that would have made me feel any more abundant than when I walked in. That’s because at that time I was still seeking that feeling of abundance from the toys / things I owned.
It’s OK to Live a Rich Life

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that we should have no desires / wants.

All I’m saying is that no matter how big they may be, our true human desires / wants are finite. There is a limit to them. That’s the good news.

If your body wants Vitamin C – give it Vitamin C! I’m not saying to deprive yourself.

If you want to make and spend millions of dollars, go for it!

If you want to eat healthy and exercise and keep your body in tip-top shape, go for it!

Live life to it’s fullest.

BUT, realize that life here in this physical reality will never fully “make” you feel truly abundant, as that is not the purpose of it.

Feeling abundant comes from your connection to Source – the only true source of infinite abundance.

What’s even more paradoxical is that the less we seek that feeling of abundance from physical reality and instead seek more of it from Source, the more abundant our physical reality actually gets.

For example, the more connected we become to the infinitely abundant feeling of love from Source, the less we seek it from others in this world – and of course as soon as that happens, we automatically receive more love from others as well!

“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” – Matthew 13:12

This quote from the Bible has always stuck out to me. It’s an interesting quote because it kind of makes us think “Hey, wait a minute, that’s not fair!”

Fairness has nothing to do with reality. If you want more financial abundance in your life, first connect to the true source of infinite financial abundance – Source energy.

If you want more health, first connect to the true source of infinite health abundance – Source energy.

When you connect to Source, you will feel more financially abundant and you will make more money and even more will be given to you.

It’s just like going to the bank. When you have money, they can’t wait to lend you even more. When you don’t have any money, they refuse to lend you anything