Watercolour by Beverly Blanchard
Unfortunately, throughout the course of history, there have always been those who have sounded the trumpet on mankind’s imminent demise. They talked of a limited amount of resources on Mother Earth. They talked of poverty, destitution and death. We live in world where we are continually being told there is not enough to go around.
On a global level, many of our politicians, economists, media and environmentalists would have us believe that we live on a planet of scarcity. The illusion of scarcity in our society is further enhanced by the manmade boundaries that we have established to make nations and countries. We have also promoted our illusion of scarcity through our economic models. These models are purely based on fear and greed.
Our universe is built on the premise of expansion. Mother Earth has an infinite amount of resources and when we identify the need for new resources we will always be supplied. History has always proved this. For instance, during the 1800s there was a dependency upon whale oil and it was predicted that the whale supply would run out and mankind would be doomed. It was at this point that mankind created the automobile, locomotion, etc. and fossil fuels were discovered to meet the needs of this new technology. Instead of oil burning lamps, man discovered electricity. Mankind has always discovered new technologies when he needed them. There have always been the discoveries of new plant species and resources. As we move forward into the future, alternative sources of energy will be found to replace the dependency on fossil fuels or new sources of fossil fuels will be discovered.
On a personal level, many of us have been raised with the notion that our abundance is equal to the amount of money we have in the bank or the number of things that we own. These are aspects of our abundance, however; our abundance encompasses much more. It includes your health, talents, family, friends, etc. Your abundance is inexhaustible and is only limited by your imagination.
Exercises you may want to try:
1. When you find yourself in a situation where you are bemoaning all the lack in your life, stop and create an abundance list. Do you have your health? You have abundance. Do you have a roof over your head? You have abundance. Do you have a loving spouse/partner? You have abundance. Do you have food in the refrigerator? You have abundance.
2. If you think you are experiencing shortages, think again. The Universe may be trying to supply you with what you need but you may be turning down the gifts. Ask yourself: Where in my life am I resisting? Where am I saying no? What would I do if I had no fear? no shame?
3. Manufactured fear or true fear. Scarcity thinking is very much based on manufactured fear which has its roots in the fear-based concept, “I will not get my share.” In addition, it is usually strengthened through worry about possible scenarios in an imaginary future situation filled with doom and gloom. True fear on the other hand is our body’s warning mechanism. It is the fight or flight mechanism which is used more survival. Unfortunately most people in society are operating on the manufactured fear model. Throughout your day take the time to ask yourself: Is this situation real or am I manufacturing fear? If you are manufacturing fear, you are wasting precious energy.
Here is a youtube of author Peter Diamandis talking about how abundance is our future.