Saturday, May 9, 2009

In today's economic climate, it is easy to despair and be fearful that you will experience lack.

It is times like this recession, though, that we need to shed our limited thinking and expand our abundance mentality.

When I was 10 years old, I planted a potato to see what would happen. I dug a hole in the garden, planted the potato in the ground, covered it with soil, watered it and stood back waiting for something to happen.

After a few minutes I figured that the process might take a little longer. So every day I watered the spot where I had planted the potato. After a couple of weeks and on the verge of despair, I noticed a little sprout where my potato had been planted. Though I didn't know whether the sprout was connected to my potato, I wasn't going to take any chances!

So all summer long, I watered, tended and nurtured the little sprout. By fall, the little sprout had grown into a lush bushy plant. I was so proud! Then I got curious - I wondered what had happened to my original potato, so I dug up the plant.

To my amazement, from my one little potato had grown more that 18 new potatoes!

That's how abundance works:
  1. First you have to plant something!
  2. Then you have to have faith, trust and belief that what was planted will grow.
  3. Though you may not be sure, it is crucial to nurture what is growing.
  4. Eventually you will reap the abundance of what you have planted.

And when you have abundance, you have no fear of lack.

Blessings on your journey!

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