Abundance in times of corona

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!

Dance abundance in times of corona

Image by Jackson David from Pixabay

A joyful relationship with money?

How would our life look if we were able to meet it with a sense of Joy in all aspects of our lives? How would it affect our health, work, relationships, and even our finances? Can we create a truly joyful relationship with money, in complete integrity with our soul? And what would it mean?

Why creating a joyful relationship with money matters now

I realize that speaking about money in the context of the awakening journey can feel challenging. Even if there is more and more awareness around it, money remains a difficult subject for most. And because it’s difficult, we tend to avoid it.  However, avoiding it will not create the positive change we all want in our lives and in the world….

I believe that at this stage of our personal and global transformation,  rather than avoiding anything we are called to bring our love and joy to everything. We are called to let our light permeate all aspects of our life and our relationships, including our relationship with money. 

That does not mean that life is to be perfect and lightful and joyful first. It means that we’re invited to love and to embrace whatever is there with joy and light (to the degree we’re able to, of course).

But even when not avoiding it, even when being willing to bring awareness into our relationship with money, most of us still have mixed experiences of it…

The inner contradictions

On one hand, we realize more and more that abundance is the very nature of Life, of Source, of God, and of ourselves as spiritual Beings. On the other hand, in our actual, lived, daily experience most of us don’t have much of a direct experience of abundance.

As an example, almost everyone in my personal and professional life is on a spiritual path. And if you mention abundance as such for us, we resonate with it, it speaks to our soul, we can feel it as something real.

But then again, when we encounter a valuable event, or thing, or travel that we would love to experience, one of our first reaction is “How much does it cost?…” and “I cannot afford it…”. There’s worry and a sense of inhibition

Often, the feeling of abundance is isolated in one part of our being and it does not affect our relationship with money near as much as it could.

Bridging the gap between knowing abundance and experiencing scarcity

I have been called (and sometimes pushed…) to do something about this.  To bridge and transform this gap in my own life and also to support others in that.  It has been part of my work and ongoing exploration for some 10+ years, including as a Busting Loose From the Money Game coach, and is now part of Awakening To Joyful Living coaching.

On that note I wanted to invite you to a brand new pilot project called Joyful Economy. We will build on…

The 3 important principles of a joyful relationship with money

  • To create Joyful Economy you don’t have to have a perfect economy. You can feel joyful and free with any kind of economy. But then again, it’s a dynamic process:
  • Bringing joy and awakening to your economy contributes to healing blocks and to expanding your actual financial ability and sense of freedom
  • The development of Joyful Economy is a co-creation process which includes elements of transformation, visioning, action and manifestation

I know that you can feel  or glimpse joy and abundance as a reality in your inner life. And I know that you long to fully express who you are and what is possible if your life. We all want to live joy and to live freedom. It’s our nature. So let’s explore together how.

Come and join us in this exciting pilot project. The first group members are already here to welcome you!