Is lack real? If so what can we do with it to change its ‘power over our psyche’.
So let’s examine Lack by the following example:
The Atlantic Ocean is an abundant source of water. If you bring a container such as a thimble, and you scoop up the water you will get nothing more than a thimble full of water, any excess that may try to collect in the thimble will simply run off and find its way back to the ocean. Bring a cup and you will get nothing more than a cup full. Bring a bucket and get only that much. Bring a tanker and only get as much as the tanker can hold. The point is that you will only get as much water as your vessel and hold. Human beings are sometimes referred to as vessels or a container capable of being filled with blessings and abundance. Being a vessel how much can we hold? When our vessel is full (full of ego) are we in a position to receive or feel abundance? Egoic feelings such as anxiety, anger, and depression are filling our vessel, preventing us from experiencing the ever present abundance here now. Furthermore if we are full of fear, depression, and anger we will act in accordance with these feelings. The result? a growing and deeper feeling of lack. If a person (vessel) is full of ego does this mean that they are not abundant, or cannot be abundant? No. Plenty of people are full of ego and have abundance. What would be interesting to asses in such people is how happy or unhappy they are in the midst of their abundance.
Is the universe abundant? YES. It is set up that way. If I were to walk next to you and breathe heavily, would you feel threatened, fearful that I would use up all of your air?? No. You realize that there is plenty of air and do not need to be concerned. You don’t formulate a story in your mind that air is lacking. Arguably you could, but feel the implications of such a belief. How would it feel to believe that lack of air is real? Ego in its preoccupation with the future operates under the premise that there is never enough. Lack is an illusion, only as real as you would believe it to be. The invitation is to allow yourself to let ego be ego and open up to the possibility of becoming an empty vessel. Realize that in this moment everything that is needed is present and here now. Experience the feelings and sensations that this idea brings. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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