The Universe and all Its basic laws and qualities are always and everywhere available to you. You are never empty. You cannot be destitute of substance or reality. Gregge Tiffen (An Empty Heart Makes An Empty Purse – November, 2008)
Returning home after my brief trip to Texas, I found myself busy with the arrival of a B&B guest, harvesting remaining bounty from the garden, preparing for winter weather and adjusting to the change back to standard time.
I was feeling tired, disconnected and more than a little out of sorts. Angst around finances as the B&B season winds down was creeping in, and I found it difficult to focus on what was in front of me. But I kept pushing, trying to will myself to get things done.
That wasn’t working.
And, so I stopped to give myself the gift of time: time to rest; time to read; time to reflect; time to remember what I’ve come to understand about life:
- Opportunity abounds. My job is to discover the opportunity in this moment and, then to act accordingly.
- Everything that I need to know is available for me to discover. My job is to expand my capacity to access what I need to know.
- Each of us is an important piece of the infinite puzzle that is the Universe. Our job is to live in alignment with the piece we are designed to be.
Remembering opened me to deeper reflection about the limits that our human definitions and standards try to impose on us, limits that are counter to the infinite abundance of Universal flow. Perhaps our greatest opportunity is to learn to use these human creations for our growth, without accepting limitation.
In our culture I find it easy to fall into the trap of measuring my worth by the quantity of things I do and my wealth by the numbers in my bank account. That leads me to compare my performance with others or to rate my performance using standards created with no regard for the infinity of the Universe. Ugh!
Giving myself time to rest, read, reflect leads me to remember that the Universe knows no limits. As part of that Universe, I have access to all it offers and I am only limited by what I accept. Worth and wealth are not defined by man’s primary measure: the quantity of what we do and how much we have.
True worth is in our nature – the unique, loving, caring, creative beings we are each designed to be. Worth is in the choices we make and in our willingness to learn and grow. Wealth is in our health, in our knowledge of Source, our intelligence, our ability to live in harmony, and in how we experience life. My wealth is in my willingness to walk through life’s events as experiments discovering along the way what works and what doesn’t. It’s in the joy of creating a lifestyle that nurtures me and in having the tools to bring myself back to my center when I forget what and where that center is.