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The Expression and Exchange of Experience

Seems like no matter where you go someone is freaking out about money. I don't care which part of the social strata you belong to, folks are really feeling squeezed and stressed when it comes to money flow. What if the way to have money is by not going after it, worrying about it, getting frantic and stressing out about it?

What if you just decided to ‘be about your work?' What if you focused on serving the people who need what you offer? What if you looked to give instead of focused on what you need?

I am convinced that the problem with lack  is focusing on the stream of flow that you're not responsible for. You are responsible for creating, serving, being. Life abundantly recompenses your investment of energy in numerous ways. It may not always be money.

“Wealth is an expression of your passion. If you want to get rich are you willing to do what it takes to get rich?” Christopher Howard

Often you might think it's about the money, but it's not. You can clearly see when this is so by the language that you use. For example, “When I make “x” amount of money, I'll be able to “y.” This clearly clues you in to the fact that the money is not what you want, but what the money will give you. How about instead of being so ‘money fixated' you were more ‘experience oriented.'

Ultimately, falling in love with the process, instead of the object, will deliver the substance that you're really longing for. Experience is the calling card of evolution. There is no way to bypass it. Commit to follow the passion that nurtures your being.

Image: The High Priestess, Mitch Barrett

Open Completely

How often have you bought into the illusion of certainty and safety in your world? Though at first it may give you a certain degree of comfort, it soon becomes a prison from which there is no escape.

The paradox of  being an evolving human is that you crave security, while coming alive with risk. It is in your DNA ‘to boldly go where no man has gone before.' The species would not have survived if  the yearning to experience more were not firmly entrenched at the cellular level.

Yet ‘being more' requires the letting go of what you know, of who you have been until this moment. It demands the relinquishing of safety nets. It begs to break the rules. And still you want to hear a soothing voice that guarantees you will remain intact. This tightrope of trust must be navigated to fully engage life and activate your burgeoning potential.

Relentless trust is accessed from your deep knowing, not your intellect. The inner resources nourish and sustain you as you dive beyond the edge of experience. However, in order to ‘know' with any kind of certainty you must connect to your sensing and feeling nature. How can you do that if you are unwilling to surrender what you have acquired intellectually? The magic, the discovery, the miracles are never birthed from the intellect, they arise outside of the framework of what you ‘know.'

Perhaps this quandary is a result of  the  disconnection from your true essence. Early on an experience may have occurred that propelled you into self preservation separation. Maybe this capacity to feel and sense immensely was a burden and not a blessing.  Without even realizing it, little by little,  you hardened your heart , buried your brilliance and disconnected from your true power source until one day you discovered there was nobody home!

The time is now to come home to your creative essence, your highly aware nature, your superconnective being. Open completely and partner with life.

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Love comes with a knife,
not some shy question.
And not with fears for its reputation!

Love is a madman working his wild schemes,
tearing off his clothes, running through the mountains,
drinking poison and quietly choosing annihilation.

You've been walking the ocean's edge,
holding up your robes to keep them dry.
You must dive naked under, and deeper under,
a thousand times deeper and deeper under.

Love flows down, love flows down.
The ground submits to the sky and
suffers what comes down, love flows.

Tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that?
Don't put blankets over the drum.
Open completely.

Rumi

Image: Fly My Friend, Jody McNary