Abundance isn’t itemized- it is seeing the whole thing and how it all relates and nourishes. It is all you and you are all it and it is all your life.
Abundance reminds us that we are all connected: our worth, our capacity, our success.
Abundance is the vessel, not the things in the vessel. All that you have and achieve is always going to be a projection of who you are and how you value yourself now. As you expand your sense of worth and worthiness, so too expands your abundance.
When you are full, complete, whole, abundant, you don’t attract or are drawn to things that make you feel more whole, but things that harmonize with who you are.
So as always, love is the answer. Just because you can have more and will grow to have more doesn’t mean that who you are and what you have now isn’t just so, just enough, perfect. So for that, abundance is only in the moment. It’s not what you had or what you desire, it’s who you are and what you are now.
You’re not going to expand by looking outwards, but by feeling into the fullness of yourself now and all that is here with you. Trust that abundance won’t come from what you do alone, but how much You are embodied in what you do. The more you feel the fullness of self in the moment, as you do, give, create, receive, the more the outward expression of abundance will match.
The moon knows its fullness, regardless of how empty it might appear. Feel into your fullness- take a break from the daily bookkeeping of what you have and what you need, where you are now and where you are going.
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Receiving is not taking, it’s opening yourself up to the offerings of life. Receiving is being present with what is around you and allowing yourself to enjoy it, be nourished by it. Flowers, the stars at night, your favorite song, a good meal with friends are all cup-filling moments that are available to you as soon as you are present with them. Just as much as it is a challenge to learn how to express, give and create authentically, it is just as challenging to receive fully and in the way that you need to. It is a complete cycle of embracing the resources and gifts that are present and available to us all.
We tend to get out the abacus and begin tallying what we have given, what we have gotten- keeping tabs on debts needing to someday be repaid- but none of that feels good and comes from a mindset of scarcity, like we don’t have enough so we need to be super careful about what we give and take. Receiving reminds us that there is enough to go around, especially when we don’t assume that what we need can only come in one singular, resource-draining form.
Contributing and receiving are two equal parts of the circle of humanity, community, sangha. We cannot be fully engaged in the circle if we do not do both. You are not a better community member because you are constantly giving. There’s safety in giving- be it help, information or just stuff- because you’re on top, on the offensive, putting everything out there so that no one can see the man behind the curtain. It is disengaged from the whole of the community. Receiving is vulnerable, it’s admitting that although you might be able to do it alone, you don’t want to because it’s exhausting, lonely and unnecessary. It’s not saying that you’re not enough, it’s just saying that we’re better together. Receiving is less about being weak and needy and more about allowing yourself to be human, allowing others to share in your humanness with you and allowing yourself to experience the beauty of connection, compassion and kindness.
For those ambitious Souls- life isn’t just about achievement and putting out there, it must be equally balanced with presence and allowing yourself to soak up the good and see and experience how those around you are shining, achieving and giving as well. For those lovers, nurturers and supports- receiving is a two way street and the best way to understand the value of yourself and all that you give is to allow yourself to be gifted with the same generosity.
Freedom is an embodiment. There are resources, circumstances and physical things that support freedom, yes, but all of that is useless if it is not met with an energetic, mental and emotional freedom. Freedom is freedom to simply be and whatever might be required to support that. It is the ultimate expression of doing as a result of your being.
If you are not free then there is nothing you can do or receive that will ever give you freedom. It can be such an easy trick to chase something that will give you freedom, be it money, time or energy, but this chasing in and of itself is not free, it is chained to the thing that you desire, so how much freedom can you get from this thing if you are tied to it? If your freedom only comes when you have it?
Freedom is being free from any demands or unjust desires. This doesn’t mean that you are accountable to no one, but rather that everything you do is by choice with awareness of how it is supporting your highest self.
We tend to think of freedom as us vs. them, that your freedom is limited by other people, outside circumstances and resources. But really, freedom is soul vs. ego. The ego is telling you that you will be free only when… It puts the blame on other people and things which is not only limiting your freedom but it is disempowering you too. The soul is here to be, to shine, to live without any attachment to any thing or outcome. To simply enjoy what it has, here and now. The Soul knows that your freedom is determined by how well you know yourself and how present you are in the moment and how willing you are to live by that.
Freedom cannot be determined by the book, it must be felt into in the moment- does this feel free to me? Sometimes saying No is just as freeing as saying yes. Sometimes stability and structure supports more freedom than open space does. If you are feeling stuck somewhere, or limited, consider first what your mindset is towards the situation and what limitations you are holding there. Once you understand your self-imposed limitations then it will become clear whether or not there are also physical limitations and misalignments as well. Hint: the physical understanding is much easier than the mental/emotional one.
Loyalty is the theme of community and relationships. Of dependence, interdependence and independence. Loyalty brings us together. Holds us together and eventually allows us to part. Loyalty is not the same as attachment.
The truth is that it’s loyalty to ourselves that brings us to other people and places- because there is something there, and in them that we crave so much and need to be with. Loyalty is akin to dependability, both of which hold vibrations of groundedness, rootedness. This doesn’t imply that you stay with the same thing forever, but you stay with yourself forever. You know who you are so well that you are always loyal and dependable to it, even if the outer expression sometimes changes.
Loyalty honors the beauty of relationships, how we have so much to share with each other and we are willing to stick around to find out what more is there. Loyalty is secondary to trust- trust in yourself first and foremost and whether or not a situation/relationship feels good and worthy of your loyalty to it. Trust in others and the work you have put into each other to see past the fear of discomfort of challenge to the prospect of deeper learning.
The dark side of loyalty is sticking it out and staying around because you should, because you worked so hard to get here, because it’s stable, because you know they can be so much more, because you hope it gets better. Your eyes have moved away from yourself, your heart and are desperately seeking outside of you, in the land where you have to control, fueled only by blind hope and good memories.
Loyalty can stabilize or it can stick. You don’t have to be attached to something to be with it, even if it’s for the rest of this life. But really, loyalty asks you to be fully present and loyal to this moment and whoever, whatever is here with you. Make your choices and take your actions based upon this and what feels good about it- be it moving on or staying a little longer.
For those who are in an ambitious mode, the sirians, second and seventh energy centers loyalty reminds you to know where your feet are right now, it is from here that you take the next step. It doesn’t matter how badly you want the plan to work, or how desperately you want that dream, it is only now that matters and that has the answers of how to get to where you are going. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Be loyal and dependable to yourself and your integrity in this moment and trust in the path forward. For those who are more grounded and maybe even stuck, loyalty is a fluid thing- remember who you are and what you bring forward, and what you deserve to expect in return- write it down and make sure that everyone and everything in your life hits this criteria. Be loyal to this, to yourself, more than the relationship, the job, the peace of mind.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.