Feel Abundant and Get What You Want
The sun is shining beautifully, there are just a few little clouds scudding across the sky and my friend and I have taken our kids to a pick-your-own farm. We are in a huge field chequered by big plots of various vegetables, in the middle of a plot of onions so big that it takes a couple of minutes just to walk across it. There I am carrying the baby in the sling, laden with a bag of beautiful, fresh onions in one hand, complete with long spring-oniony type greens and pulling onions out of the ground with the other hand. My son comes up to me and with his typical ‘Mummy is Superwoman’ thinking tries to get me to carry his bag of onions as well!
‘Let’s just put it down here, and you can come back and put more in as you go’ I suggest, leaving the bag on the ground. ‘But Mummy’ he says ‘someone will steal it!’
‘Look around’ I tell him ‘there are a million onions – who’s going to want to steal yours?’
We often think like that don’t we? You can be right in the middle of a field of possibilities and still feel impoverished, like you don’t have enough or that someone is going to steal it all away from you! Feeling ‘poor’ isn’t good for the moral, and it keeps us stuck. When you feel like there isn’t enough, you can’t live large, in case you ‘use it all up’, and quite often you don’t even see the opportunities around you because you ‘know’ that they aren’t there!
How about knowing something different? How about knowing that there IS more than enough? How about knowing that we can have anything we want if we can just be open to receiving it? How about allowing yourself to live with an attitude of ABUNDANCE instead?
Remember Schrodinger’s cat? If you don’t, that’s your physics homework for this week. Basically we influence the world around us just by looking at it. That’s not me being fanciful, you’ll find it in your physics textbook. In a sense we create by looking. So if you want abundance in every sense, you need to look for it, and absolutely expect to find it! We draw to us that which we expect to experience, both positive and negative. So if you want to change your luck, start by changing your expectations.
I close with another story about my son – children truly are our greatest teachers. There we are at a large seaside fairground. I am playing ‘baggage woman’ and have all the coats and bags and babies and drinks, and I’m sitting there watching the world go by, whilst my son and his cousin go from one ride to the next. My attention falls on the nearby games stalls and I can’t help noticing that there’s a little skulduggery going on. There’s this guy, obviously the stooge, carrying a massive fluorescent orange alien teddy bear on his back, and walking up and down the fairground. Every now and then he stops at the ‘knock the cans down to win a prize’ stall, chucks a couple of balls at the cans, has a laugh with the stallholder, and then walks off carrying the gigantic teddy on his back, supposedly having won. I know my boy is going to want one of these, and sure enough, as soon as they come off the rides, he insists on having a go at winning this teddy.
‘But it’s a con!’ I explain to him. ‘Watch the people who are playing, nobody’s winning.’
‘Yes they are’ he says ‘I saw a man with one!’
‘He’s a con too!’ I say ‘he’s pretending he’s won so that people will come and play the game! Look, take the two pounds – you can have it. Put it in your pocket and take it home.’
‘No!’ he says ‘I want to win the teddy!’
You try arguing with a five year old. ‘But you can’t possibly win it’ I say, exasperated, ‘the game is set up so that you can’t win! You’ll lose your money and get nothing. In fact I’ll bet you a week’s earnings that you can’t win that teddy! If you have a go at this, then you can’t go on any of the other games!’ ‘Fine!’ he says and beaten I take them to the stall.
He puts his money on the counter. He’s so little he can barely see over the surface. So the stallholder invites him to sit up on top. ‘As you’re young’ he tells him ‘you can have three tries instead of two’. My son nods, looking ever so serious. All I can think about is the disappointed tantruming I’m going to have to deal with all the way home. He throws one ball and it goes wildly off into the corner of the stall. He throws another and it’s just as wide. Then the stallholder himself takes the last ball and throws it at the cans, just leaving two standing! He picks up the ball and hands it back to my son, who throws it again. And he gives him the ball back again. And again. He keeps giving my son the ball until all the cans are down. ‘Well done!’ he tells him ‘You Won!’ The smile on my boy’s face could light up the pier.
Well that’s how I ended up handing over a week’s earnings to my five year old … word is word. He taught me a lesson though. He taught me that if you want something enough, and you believe in it enough and insist on it in the face of all dissuaders, and actually go for it, then you can get it, no matter what the odds.
So this week know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are surrounded by every opportunity you could possibly need. See the abundance and give yourself permission to receive it. Claim your destiny. There is magic in the eye of the beholder.