The thought that there isn’t enough (money, time, love, good ideas, opportunities, …..) is common to everyone. It is a part of the collective mind that hasn’t quite woken up yet. In this spiritually asleep state (even when we have everything we need in the moment) the mind will say, “Yes, but you might not have it next week, next month, next year, and what will you do then?” Fearful thoughts about the future are not Spirit/God warning us. God is not the spirit of fear.
Many times people will justify this fear of the future by saying they are just being responsible, but there is a world of difference between planning a happy life (which may include our imagined future) and fear that spending now will leave us destitute. When we’re in that mindset, it is really hard to listen to guidance; to the Still Small Voice. We make a new purchase, one that feels right, and if we have a strong lack-mentality, the mind will jump in and start analyzing and ripping the purchase to shreds, making us fear that we’ve made a mistake, doubting the voice that seemed to encourage us, paralyzing us. A mind possessed by fear of the future, fear that there won’t be enough of something at a later date when we might really need it, makes poor decisions. And even if we go ahead and do the thing we felt we should, or make that purchase, the mind won’t let us enjoy it.
When I find myself thinking and feeling this way, I now realize that it is just a pointer, a gentle reminder (although it certainly doesn’t feel gentle!) that I have temporarily forgotten a spiritual truth, and believed (again) the lie that I live in a Universe of scarcity, that there isn’t enough for me to live the life that I want to live, and that I’m alone. An exercise that Jack and I’ve been doing lately to keep our belief in the abundance of the Universe alive inside, is to say to each other at the end of the day, “Every need was met today wasn’t it?”
Right now, this moment. This is my life. When I stay here, all is well.
“If you want fear and terror on purpose, get a future.” Byron Katie