Ultimately the whole purpose of coming to a place of conscious living is to experience abundance in your physical life. Abundance in your physical reality is the evidence of your alignment – there is no getting away from this truth. Your external reality will never lie to you, it’s always a precise reflection of your inner state of being – if your external circumstances are not reflecting a sense of abundance, it just means that you are still in the hold of some strong negativity. Your inner resistance will always manifest as some external lack – health issues (including mental stress/anxiety), incompatible or unhappy relationships and financial deficit are some concrete evidence of external lack, which are just a reflection of your inner resistance or disconnection. The intensity of the outside lack is directly proportional to your inner disconnection/resistance, higher your resistance, higher the external lack.
If your spiritual pursuit is not helping you align with your physicality, it just become another form of negativity – I am sure you’ve seen a lot of people living in denial, where they use spirituality as a means of escaping physicality. I would not even call any of these insights or pointers, which are on this blog, as “spiritual teachings” because though a lot of the pointers help you connect with your “spirit” nature (your space of being) they are not meant to disconnect you from physicality, but about bringing a balance and alignment to your physicality. The only reason you connect with your space of being is so that you can come to an inner stability so as to enjoy the physicality in a better way, to enjoy the mind without being at the mercy of its negativity.
External abundance is the evidence of your alignment
Depending on what your starting point is, the process of alignment takes you slowly towards abundance and finally roots you into a cycle of abundance. If you are in a real low – bad health, bad relationships, bad finances, it’s an indication of a strong disconnection/resistance in your being, and it will take a while before this negative cycle of lack can be replaced by a positive cycle of abundance, and it’s important to develop the patience to wait for the positive cycle to kick into momentum. Remember that first you need to move towards ending the negative cycle, before the positive cycle can start, and once it starts it takes a while before it gains momentum.
While moving through the negative cycle, your dominant evidence of progress will be the “relief” that you feel. While moving into the positive cycle, your dominant evidence will be the “joy” that you feel. A lot of people try to get to joy too soon, while they are still moving towards ending the negative cycle, and hence they get frustrated – though its possible to get tastes of joy during this phase, it’s best to just look for the sense of relief as your evidence of progress. For example, your bad finances may become less bad, your bad relationships may turn into zero relationships, and your mind may think that this is not progress but it is, to have zero relationships is much better than having draining relationships, to have small debts is better than having large debts, it’s all progress and they bring a sense of relief – and this is the progress you will notice as your negative cycle loses its momentum.
As you reach the end of the negative cycle and start off on the positive cycle, evidences of abundance start flowing in. Usually it can either come in small packages, or it can happen in an avalanche, depending totally on the amount of desires that were awaiting manifestation. By this time your body/mind is free of resistance and is thus able to hold the vibration of joy quite easily and your external reality thus starts reflecting this inner joy. You start experiencing effortless abundance coming in almost as an environmental movement rather than an individual effort, it’s like you just become privy to sources of abundance, you will start wondering if you’ve entered a new world because it would look so different from the lack-based world that you were used to before. And yet, it’s the same world, it’s just that you are now accessing it from a different vibrational stand point and hence are privy to elements in it that are a match to this high vibration.
Letting go during negative cycle, focused intent during positive cycle
The state of surrender, or letting go, is the fastest way to bring an end to the negative cycle because any type of force that you use during this cycle is just counter-productive, as this force would also come from a place of negativity. The call is to just let go into a surrender to your life-force allowing it to bring down all the realities that are not congruent with you, and allowing a release of all your accumulated negativity. This phase does seem like it lacks the “punch”, or passion, that you might want to experience, but as I mentioned before, during this cycle, you can’t access the joy that’s dominant during the positive cycle, and you should just focus on ease, relaxation and relief. Also you may feel a little dysfunctional during this phase, low energy, low motivation, less zeal, less interaction (a form of isolation) and low interest in physical life per se – this is basically because the ending of negative cycle is basically just a deconstruction process, with a lot of old patterns, misplaced motivations and disconnected realities coming to an end.
Letting go is only needed to allow a faster completion of the negative cycle, and as you near the completion, you are bound to feel a little disoriented though you would be in much more pleasant surroundings, you are yet to start experiencing real abundance. Around this time is when you will naturally feel an inclination to start getting involved in physicality, to start getting active, to get engaged and experience life – the arising of this feeling in you is basically an indication of the start of the positive cycle. As this positive cycle starts, you are bound to notice external abundance coming into your reality, and also sense of a zeal towards experiencing life – here’s where the pointer of “creating through focus” can help you experience more abundant realities, in a faster manner.
People who are not aware of their ability to create realities through focus would still enjoy abundant realities when they are in the positive cycle, but it’s like missing out on an important tool that could help them experience realities in a much more deliberate manner, that can enhance the sense of enjoyment and adventure. When you’ve hit the positive cycle, you are in the perfect place to start using your “intent” to create realities that you desire – basically this is when you can truly enjoy the experience of being a deliberate creator, though it will take some time before your mind’s understanding can wrap around the possibility of creating the reality of your choice. When you’ve not hit the positive cycle it’s very difficult to be a deliberate creator because of the amount of negativity rooted in the mind, and the resistance of accumulated negativity in your body space.
The highest sense of abundance
During the process of letting go, you develop a lot of understanding about yourself, about your mind and heart, and thus you have a general clarity about your natural makeup. This clarity allows you to develop intent about certain realities you wish to experience as a part of your natural expression, especially as you start entering the positive cycle. The pointer is that you need to allow yourself the full freedom to desire what feels like your natural desire, and then align with this desire by believing in its possibility to unfold. The fact that this present physical reality has created a desire in you is a proof that this reality has the resources to manifest your desire. You may have no clue as to how to bring about a manifestation of your desire, but if you can simply stay focused on the desire, the inspiration will start coming in – you may also see some resistances coming up in the mind in the form of doubts, but since the mind momentum is already very low, as you reach positive cycle, it’s doubts don’t have the power to create any resistance.
Nothing compares to the joy of seeing your desired realities manifest, knowing that it was your deliberate understanding of the process of creation that allowed the manifestation – starting with the phase of letting go, to the phase of clarity of intent. Being a deliberate creator on this physical plane is the culmination of this whole process of alignment. When you start getting evidences of deliberate creation, you know you’ve become rooted in a high momentum of positive cycle. To have the security of knowing that you can deliberately create/allow the manifestation of a reality, that feels like your heart’s desire, is the highest sense of abundance you can achieve.