Is it possible to speak of and feel abundance in times of corona, with all the financial pressures and signs of disaster above us? Yes it is! But first, let me ask you….
How are you?
I really mean the question… How are you?
Here we are on this beautiful morning here in Denmark. The sun is shining brightly and it’s peaceful and all is good… Until I open any app, any social media page, anything… and of course it’s all about the corona virus. Which is completely understandable as corona it is defining our world right now – or so it looks, so it seems.
In strange ways, it is actually not affecting my life, at all. I feel very blessed – or maybe ‘spared’ would be the word? I’m grateful to have the life I have – it’s peace in every way. And I also know it may be very, very different for you.
And so I’m simply curious, human to human curious:
How is your life right now?
How does it look?
How does it feel?
How do you experience it?
I would love you to share in a comment and let me know so that I know how your world is. (If you’re not comfortable sharing in a comment how your life is for you right now, send me a message perhaps? )
What is good in your world?
What is difficult in your world?
How has life changed?
For most people, it has changed into something more limited. And so…
Abundance is not on the agenda right now – but it could be
There’s a lot of uncertainty, in so many ways. And in my own simple life and in my certainty, I am definitely seeing that other part too. I’m seeing the world changing rapidly, everything changing… and I’m reminded of a quote that says, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes”. Wow…
It’s kind of true, right? And the feeling behind that is that most people don’t want to have anything to do with either!
We don’t want death, we don’t want taxes, we don’t want life to end, ever, we want to have money flowing, we don’t want taxes…
It’s really all about fear and about our sense of uncertainty and not having safety.
And this is a very old quote as you know, I’m sure. But our present experience… For many, many people the present experience is that it’s really being like these certain things: death and taxes, death and financial fear are being brought in massively – and we don’t want that.
So, we do everything we can to prevent death from happening – as if we could. And we do everything we can to prevent financial changes or fears. And we can, but maybe not in the ways we think we can. Here’s a way to experience abundance in corona times too.
What is missing in this picture?
It’s filling the horizon. Yet, when I paint this picture for you and for myself right now, there’s something missing there, right? There’s something missing…
What is missing is the world within, the undying world within and the abundant world within.
The challenge right now is to continue stepping into that world, continue going back into that world, and finding our direction and our certainty and our safety and our life and our abundance in that inner world.
And then, from there, only from there, meet the world out there, however it unfolds. That is the invitation, right?
There are so many things going on right now, also in positive sense. There are so many meditations and sermons and webinars and positive quotes and everything else going on that even that can become overwhelming. It has been for me actually. And yet, here I come with another video myself 😉 – because some things need to be said again.
So, there’s just a lot of everything. And still, within you, within me, there is this inner place of peace, this inner place of joy, this inner place where we can find our sense of direction in the middle of all the confusion.
There’s the inner abundance that we can feel and say and sense in the midst of all the convincing statements of limitation, this inner life in the midst of all that talk of death – which by the way, is tiny compared to what is going on in the world otherwise, I am noticing that too. As always, what happens in our own backyard is so much more important than what happens in the big world – it’s very understandable.
How to keep the connection with abundance, joy and peace
I wish all of us this remembering that we can always step into the unshakable place within that is at peace.
There are many ways to step into it, I’m sure you have your own. And one of the things that it requires is a certain meditative practice perhaps, or just an inner practice, but it also requires grounding and joy – and that, you can also gain these days from dancing!
Like for example, dancing joy with the group of us that Caroline Hoek has taken an initiative to create. We dance regularly, meeting online and seeing each other, and it’s wonderful, it’s absolutely wonderful.
That too brings you back to yourself, brings you back to your body, brings you back to your aliveness, brings you back to your joy. So, come join us! I hope to see you there.
And I hope to see you in the comments – I would love to know how you’re doing!
Let’s continue living and celebrating this life. We are not defined by our circumstances!