Seems the Sun finally gifted us with his face the past couple of days. Interesting how we take such things for granted when we have that presence on a regular basis. For those of us that live "up North," Grandfather Sun is greatly appreciated, especially during the winter months! Even if the temperatures are cold, the presence of Grandfather Sun's face warms our being and lifts our spirits.
The same can be said about many things in our lives. All too often we may complain we need this and need that, wonder why so and so has so much and we barely get by. The truth be told all we need to do is go to our closets, look in our cabinets, check out our garages and we'll find we have an abundance of many things. Now, whether we use all the "things" we collect or not is irrelevant; the point is, we all have abundance.
While winter is still here, now is a good time to check out what is in your closets, cabinets, drawers and garage and begin a "giveaway" box. As you go through each item, it would be helpful to ask yourself, "when was the last time I used or wore this?" If it's been many moons, toss it in the "giveaway" box. If you find yourself thinking, "But I might need it?" then take a few moments to consider whether you truly believe you might need it. That is to say, is it based on a practical, reasonable consideration or are you "afraid" you might need it and be sorry to gave it away? Is your consideration one that comes from a source of being a good steward of what you have or of fear you'll regret giving it away? Which further expands the question, "Is what's holding you back one that comes from limitations?"
Your "Monkey mind" so influences your thinking it's silly. And yet, you have to respect what you hear in order to respect what's happening in that beautiful mind. If you want to be more abundance in your life, begin by looking at what you have and being grateful, rather then choosing to live in the notion of limitations, fear or regret. Pausing for just a for moments to notice your thoughts will help you find your way to the abundance that already surrounds you. If "thoughts create your reality" get some boxes out and begin to declutter your home to better understand what your thoughts are based on; lack/fear or abundance and gratitude. Doing this simple "decluttering" exercise will make room for the abundance waiting to enrich and simply your life, along with helping you know what's going on in that ever chattering head!
When you have completed one of the closets or drawers, take your boxes to a charity place of your choice and add to the abundance of some other person who's in need, or simply looking for the very item you are giving away. THAT sort of abundance will enlarge your joy and happiness far beyond another item to stuff in a drawer, hang in a closet, or trip over in your garage. That abundance will enrich your heart in ways far beyond a "what if I need it" limitation question! Maybe, just maybe, you will feel the warmth inside your chest that is brought by Grandfather Sun to those that live "up North" during the winter.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!