Feeling less-than or better-than is epidemic in our culture. The old bell-curve education system has created a sense that there is not enough room for all of us at the top, or that in order to survive we either have to sacrifice ourselves or compete. But what if it were the opposite? What if the better I do, the better you do? The old way of relating simply doesn't work anymore. I don't mean the false-cheerleader-types who batter you with a positive attitude, even though you sense that they are chronically addicted to manifestation in the name of "spirituality". The problem remains: once we get what we want, we rarely know what to do with it. It feels isolating without partnerships and shared experience. It is much more fun to be co-abundant!
Certainly finding ways to work together is the essence of this type of living. Knowing what you love to do, and finding ways to pool resources in order to magnify individual success is the key. It comes down to knowing the self - "what are my needs?" Appreciating the abundant resources and the limitless nature of our Earth is essential. Nature is unlimited, it is humans who are in danger of eliminating themselves. Whatever shape this cosmos may take, it is only creation and re-creation. When I get in alignment and attuned with nature, I stop fearing the not-enough-ness, and delight in the pleasures that abound. There is enough for me and you.
How to release the competition?
- Know that what you have to offer is enough.
- Trust the Earth. There are unlimited resources. The Earth is constantly regenerating itself. Life is providing you with all that you need.
- Understand that when your friends and family and partners do well, that you too are doing well.
After I gave up my former career as an actress, I felt embarrassed when I ran into old co-workers. I felt unseen and over looked when I met new people who did not know my past accomplishments. I felt stuck every time I told a story of my past. Eventually, I had to relinquish outdated expectations. It turns out that when I became present to what is in front of me today, and did the next designated thing, all of my friends' victories quite literally became mine. So I plan on doing very well for myself. I am set on being co-abundant with all of you.