By Michael Strelcheck
The slowing economy is putting a lot of pressure on people’s thinking, increasing their stress to unhealthy levels. Throughout the country, friends, relatives and neighbors are out of work or fearful of losing their jobs. Our government has been telling us, for a few years now, that we’re experiencing an economic slowdown – but that story is getting old and things are getting financially tougher. With every negative piece of news people’s greatest fear; is being validated. You know that fear, it’s in the back of everyone’s mind, a voice that’s getting stronger, reminding us – there isn’t enough for everyone!
Why does everyone believe that there’s a lack of wealth? Perhaps it lies in the fact that most everyone in the world sees needed resources as limited commodities. Like the idea that there is only so much gold in the world! This psychological mind-set drives individuals to try and control valuable resources, which helps to increase everyone’s sense of lack.
It seems that humans instinctively have a deep sense of indebtedness which holds them back from prosperity. I suppose that could come from humanity’s gratefulness for being alive, believing that living has to come at a price! But for whatever reason, people today are feeling scared that they won’t be able to afford the things that are necessary to survive.
Our government has the same “lack” mentality, thinking it has to borrow money and go into debt in order to pay for foods and services, and fears not being able to pay its bills. What’s up with that? America is abundant in all kinds of natural resources that will support our prosperity for many years, so why do we need borrowed money?
What if human perception is wrong? What if, rather than there being a limited amount (or lack) of resources in the world, the reverse is true, that there is more than we need?
This idea may seem improbable at first, but if we set our beliefs of limits and lack aside for a moment and are willing to examine a new perspective, we may find another reality.
Nature, which magically makes the food we eat and the minerals we use in our products, has the unlimited ability to create. If we doubt this, all we have to do is watch spring as it unfolds. The barren trees and fields of winter appear hopelessly still, without vitality or even life. And then, suddenly, life springs forth with an explosion of creativity, everywhere shoots and blades of green appear, even on surfaces that seem infertile like concrete or rock. The smallest crack in the pavement or even in the rock face of a mountainside will amazingly yield hearty green sprouts of plant life. The same can be said for the seemingly destructive volcanic eruptions that are continuously happening. These eruptions are the birthing furnaces for new minerals formed out of the fiery molten core of the earth. And, if those realities don’t cause you to reconsider the ideas of limitation and lack, turn your attention towards the sun in the sky. Science has found that solar energy (which is very much like electricity) flows to us with inconceivable abundance. So much so that it would be impossible for us to ever use even a fraction of what’s available. Sunlight supplies all living creatures with an energy that fuels their ability to function (like to a plant’s process of photosynthesis process). And what’s even more astonishing is the fact that nowhere does the earth or sun send us a bill for these abundant resources, but instead – they offer their services freely!
Think about that a second. (It takes a moment to grasp what this really means.) For it’s almost inconceivable for the human mind to realize that things of value could be offered without a fee – there for the taking.
Not sure yet that abundance is already yours? Let’s throw in the most valuable element needed for life – water! Science says that water makes up about 80% of our body as well as 70% of the planet’s surface, making it the most abundant resource we have and that the amount of water on the planet never changes regardless of how much we use! I don’t know about you, but I certainly use a lot of it. Where does the water keep coming from?
What seems to have happened is that somehow a limiting “idea” has gotten between nature and human thinking, which has convinced humankind that it’s necessary to pay for these things.
The thought that veils our natural prosperity is the long held belief idea that the things we need for survival must be earned. How this has come to be is unclear, whether it’s because there was a fear that if people didn’t respect these vital resources they would be squandered, so paying for them prevents waste. Or perhaps ambitious individuals creatively saw a chance to “charge” others for what they desperately needed, which was theirs to begin with. It really doesn’t matter. The reality of our situation is that nature has the ability to create, seemingly out of thin air, what’s needed for its children – without charge. Prove this to yourself; walk outside and pick a flower. Does anything demand payment for it? No. You get to keep the flower free of charge and use it anyway you wish.
If one is to embrace this reality (and jettison their old belief that they must pay, or worse, borrow money in order to enjoy the earth’s resources) they would find it easier to experience the natural abundance that is their birthright, as well as help to create a change in the way economics work. The more people realize that food is free, as is energy, the faster the prices for these resources will fall. At the very least this new belief would reduce the stress a person feels, for their “abundant perspective” would ease their subconscious sense of indebtedness.