The first stage of the spiritual journey is spent searching for the universal source. This leads to the sudden and profound realization that you are not separate from the source energy that you seek, in the same way that a wave is not separate from the ocean. The real journey involves learning how to embody source energy so that you can lead an amazing, fulfilling life in which all of your dreams come true. This is where most people get stuck. What is the best way to embody source energy so that you can live your best life?
A good way to begin is by adopting an abundant mindset. Source energy is infinite and unlimited. When you embody source, you begin to see yourself and your resources as infinite and unlimited too. Unfortunately, many of us are caught in a scarcity mindset where we are always worried that there is not enough- that the supply will eventually run out. This scarcity mentality can take many forms, but it is mainly expressed through our relationship to three aspects of existence: money, time and energy. Let’s explore these three aspects and figure out how to embrace an abundant mindset towards life.
1. You have abundant wealth. How you experience life depends heavily on your mindset. This is especially true when it comes to money. A person who lives in a scarcity mindset is always afraid of going broke. They view money like a child at birthday party who is anxiously watching the cake being cut. If someone gets a large slice of cake, then they worry that they will get a smaller slice, since there is only so much cake to go around. In life, they are always competing for resources, trying to get ahead while actively preventing others from being successful.
Someone with an abundant mindset, on the other hand, understands that money is not a limited resource. Deep down inside, they know that there is enough cake for everyone! They live in a state of perpetual gratitude, recognizing that there are limitless opportunities for growth and expansion available to them, both personally and financially. Instead of stressing about money, they are excited about it, knowing that more is always on its way.
2. You have infinite time. Like money, time is another area where scarcity mentality can lurk. We think of time as a limited commodity. We even ‘spend’ time and ‘save’ time just like we do with money. We also mistakenly believe that there is not enough time- that time is running out. This constant feeling of lack can lead to all kinds of unnecessary stress and pressure.
The key to tapping into an abundant mindset regarding time is to realize that eternity is right now. The eternal moment is not something that happened long ago, nor will eternity take place at some far-off point in the future. Eternity is right here and now- it always has been and it always will be. The passage of time is one of the only constants in life, so why worry that there isn’t enough? When you align with source, you tap into eternal nature of time, recognizing infinity within each passing moment.
3. You have unlimited energy. Energy is the third aspect of life where a scarcity mentality can affect your ability to thrive. Like money and time, we think of our energy as limited. We try to save energy whenever possible. We really don’t like wasting energy. We often worry that we will run out of energy. We would love to live a more meaningful life, if only we had more energy.
Source energy, on the other hand, is boundless. To become one with universal source, you need to recognize that your energy is boundless too. When you embody source, you have an abundance of creative energy flowing through you. This source energy is always here, freely available to you at any time, like water gushing up from a spring inside your heart. You can use this creative energy however you like. Maybe you can channel it to create the life of your dreams!
In conclusion, adopting an abundant mindset is the key to embodying universal source and living your best life. This is easier said than done because scarcity mentality can often be deeply ingrained into the psyche. Some people can’t go a single day without worrying about money, or without thinking that they don’t have enough time or energy. The best way to maintain a connected, abundant mindset is to be aware of the times when scarcity comes up. Notice how the thought of not having enough makes your chest tight and your breath constricted. Think of this inner disharmony as a sign that you have lost your connection to source. To quickly reconnect, simply bring a feeling of ease into your body. Relax into the moment, releasing any internal pressure. Breathe and let the source flow through you. Know that you are complete, that you have everything you need, right here and now.
Nick Hughes is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and co-owner of Well Being. Influenced by the ideas of Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, Nick presents his unique take on human existence with the goal of helping others live a happier life.