I am wealthy beyond my wildest dreams. My kitchen has more food than I could eat in a week. Outside my windows is a symphony of bird song. My bed is soft and warm. Art is in my home and in my city. Books abound. My dog wags her tail when I walk through the front door. My cat curls up under my neck when I am trying to read. I have more jeans and T-shirts than I can wear in one day. The love of my life smiles when I surprise her in the driveway. She thanks me for every small task I accomplish. She respects my boundaries. She looks forward to our time together. I’m surrounded by evidence of lessons I have learned and reminders of lessons I have not yet learned.
I believe in abundance. Our Creator has given us imagination, and a vast universe, awesome power of thought, and magical intuition. We are capable of the most intimate compassion. We have created music that transports us. We dance. We make love. We yearn for meaning. We suffer in sorrow for others. If our hearts are built for sorrow, then they were made for love and compassion.
We are powerful beings, and we fear our power. Imagine yourself as an author, a composer, a sculptor, a gardener, a dancer, a teacher, an architect, an artisan. Imagine that the universe will provide everything you need to manifest your intent. Is this frightening? If it makes you quake, which dark corner hides your doubt? I doubt my wisdom, compassion, patience and faith. I fear that my past choices of Self will manifest in my Creation. Will it be ugly due to lack of compassion? Will it collapse due to lack of wisdom? Will it be shoddy due to lack of patience? Will it remain unfinished due to lack of faith? If my creation reflects who I am, will it be a lesson to me, or will it be a thing of beauty?
The infinite Now is my servant. Do I even dare to say such a thing? Yes. Does that frighten me? Yes.
The infinite Now will manifest whatever I choose next. Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God. He said to look at the birds and flowers, and to realize that they do not worry over tomorrow. They live only in the Now. I think he was reminding us that the infinite Now will respond to our choice and our need and our intent.
My job is to be in the heart of Love right now, and to be always in the Now. That’s my job. Stillness in action. Lao Tzu called it wu wei. To do without doing, the way of non-action.