Can there be too much abundance in our lives? Certainly not. And when I say “abundance,” I mean abundance of all things. I have personally experienced abundance in these areas:
- family love
- friend love
- money when needed
- comfort when needed
- help when needed
- food when needed
- the right direction when needed
- laughter when needed
…and so much more. When I have been so worried about something that I can’t think straight, I can’t sleep or eat, I can’t clear my head—suddenly it is as if I feel a mantle of peace falling over me. I can almost feel arms around me and a whisper in my ear saying, ‘don’t worry. Things will happen as they will and in the right time.’
And, miraculously, they do. Oh, I’ve never stubbed my toe on a chest full of gold coins and jewels, but I’ve had answers to prayers appear out of nowhere. A few years ago, our truck broke down and, it being as old as it was, the right parts were thin on the ground, not to mention expensive. That same week, a dear friend of ours gave us his perfectly good used truck that he had been trying to sell for years. He wouldn’t take no for an answer.
I’ve found a $5 on a windy day; it should have blown away, but there is was; sitting on some leaves, waiting for me to come along and pick it up. Shortly after my mother died in December 2015, I lost a pearl out of a ring I loved. I was frantic; I couldn’t find it anywhere. Days later, I got out of the car, and behold and lo; there was the pearl sitting right on the floor. (I sort of feel that Mom had a hand in that one!)
Call it fate, call it angels, call it whatever you will, but abundance is there, waiting for us all. It’s as if the universe is just dying to give us good things; all we need to do is ask. I’m not saying that a new car or a diamond necklace will fall out of the sky in front of us, but good things do happen for no apparent reason.
Here is the “formula” I employ when things seem to be out of my control: first, I try to get peaceful in my mind. This often means just sitting in a quiet place and thinking, ‘peace, peace, peace.’
Second, I ask for help in solving the problem I’m stuck on: ‘I just can’t find an answer or solution to <insert issue here>.’
Third, I say ‘thank you for your help.’ Then I put the whole thing out of my mind. This often means saying to myself at different times when the worry wants to creep back in, ‘out, out, out! This is already being worked on!’ This helps me to stop worrying; I’ve already passed it on and no longer need to fret about it.
I don’t know exactly how it all works, but I do know that eventually I will get an answer that works for me.
Besides, as my mom would say, “try it; it couldn’t hurt!”