When studying and researching this personal development stuff, or self mastery stuff is what I like to call it, you often come across the terms “scarcity” vs “abundance”. These are terms to describe the contrast or polarity of your different mindsets. The idea is that if you have problems you are most likely in a scarcity belief system and you need to move into an abundance belief system.
In actuality though, it is not so simple or linear. And it comes in cycles. It is more like “survive” mode vs “prosper” mode. Scramble to pay bills, then chill and be free for a bit until it’s time to scramble again. The idea is to break this cycle and just be free, only living in prosper mode. (Not just in money, also in health, relationships, etc.)
In prosper mode, we are free and creative and everything we need will be taken care of easily. That means that “faith” is a big part of it, so then “scarcity” vs “abundance” becomes “fear” vs “faith”.
People associate the word “faith” with organized religion, Jesus, etc. But it is much more than that. I have fear of dropping in on a waves 6ft or bigger. That is because I don’t yet have “faith” in my surfing, swimming, and holding my breath that long. But this can be overcome with time and experience. (The opposite of fear is faith. Not love as most people think. My love for surfing won’t save me from drowning, but faith in my practice and experience maybe can.)
All that being said, we cannot exactly say “practice and experience = abundance”. This is how we get tripped up. This is how we built a messed up system. If I went to college for whatever subject, it doesn’t mean that I’ll be automatically good at said subject.
Enter the term “alignment”. This blog should be renamed “Ray’s Alignments”. Not that I am there yet or anywhere close, but most of the writing on this blog is about alignment of the mental body, the physical body, the emotional body, and the spiritual body. I think when we get these bodies all on the same page, anything is possible. And being secured into that realm of possibility is the main nugget on the path to breaking the cycle and living in “prosperity” and “abundance”.
This is the concept that sparked this blog and I think I just needed to re-visit and see how I got here. Thanks for rolling with.