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Trusting Abundance

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Summary:
How do we trust enough to trust abundance? It’s a koan or at least a
dilemma. A few nights ago, a friend shared how he recently worked with
his fears and limiting beliefs around money, trust, and abundance.

For six years he had been “at a loss”—literally, unable to figure out why
he was living in poverty while everyone around him seemed to manifest
abundance so easily. A few weeks ago, he decided to stop asking why and
started to simply “walk the walk” of abundance. It sta...


Keywords:
abundance, trust, faith, fear, inspiration, wealth


Article Body:
How do we trust enough to trust abundance? It’s a koan or at least a
dilemma. A few nights ago, a friend shared how he recently worked with
his fears and limiting beliefs around money, trust, and abundance.

For six years he had been “at a loss”—literally, unable to figure out why
he was living in poverty while everyone around him seemed to manifest
abundance so easily. A few weeks ago, he decided to stop asking why and
started to simply “walk the walk” of abundance. It started with his
awareness that he was out of integrity with himself and his church. His
church asks its members to agree to tithe 10% of their earnings to
charity. Although he had made the agreement, he had been skimping,
telling himself that he didn’t have enough money for food or rent so how
could he possibly give 10%?

When he confronted this, he made a decision to tithe 10% anyway, even if
it meant going hungry. He made one other behavioral change to stop
reinforcing his fear of lack. He stopped letting his gas tank get
dangerously close to empty or even running out of gas. From the moment he
stopped letting the fear of lack control him, his business began to boom.
Within two weeks, he was booked with work for the next three months and
has since given the overflow to other contractors.

So how do we trust enough to trust God/the Universe? This is where faith
and “working in concert” come in. Faith means allowing God/the Universe
to provide even though we can’t know ahead of time how things will work
out. Faith is trusting, even with our fears and limiting beliefs. Working
in concert means not sabotaging God/the Universe through behaviors that
reinforce our fears and limiting beliefs. It means acting as if—as if we
have perfect faith, as if it will all work out, as if we can help
ourselves and others even when we don’t see how.
This is what my friend did by tithing and by filling up his gas tank. He
behaved as if his fears and limiting beliefs didn’t have to be true or
run the show anymore. I acknowledge him for his hard-won mastery of
trust. He is an inspiration.

				
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