Do you ever have this amazing experience when a synchronicity is so overwhelming that you find yourself reveling in the inspiration of it all and it moves you to tears? That happened to me this morning. I have this lovely ritual in the summer: I enjoy my coffee on the patio, have my morning meditation (what my mother used to call, “Staring into my coffee cup,”), read some of the Bible, some of Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance and sometimes a few other treasures like Speaking Your Truth an anthology, and A Guide for the Advanced Soul: A Book of Insight by Susan Hayward.
I am preparing to give a talk about faith and finances. It never fails that, after this morning ritual, I am incredibly inspired for my work.
These nuggets of wisdom came into my path today:
Khalil Gibran from his book The Prophet, “Work is love made visible.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach quotes from Elizabeth O’Connor’s book Eighth Day of Creation: Gifts and Creativity in her book Simple Abundance, “Because our gifts carry us out into the world and make us participants in life, the uncovering of them is one of the most important tasks confronting any of us.”
And from Ecclesiastes 2: 24, “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God.”
I hugged the books.
I thought about how we all are called to share whatever gifts are bestowed on us; it is our responsibility. Through doing so, we are passing the baton of joy and inspiration and abundance to each other. This serves as an exultant connection to our path, our careers, each other, and whatever definition of the Divine we imagine.
The feeling of abundance (since it cannot be measured) is derived from the connection; the sharing. Of course, your definition of abundance may differ from mine and from others’; it’s knowing what your definition of abundance is, so that you know it when you experience it.
If you’re always looking for abundance but don’t know what it looks like, you’ll never find it.
If you are open to delving a bit deeper into the interconnectedness of life, read Clarissa Harison’s blog post Bee Swarming: A Lesson on Rebirth (actually all of her posts are tremendously inspired, in fact, the name of her blog “Awen” is a Welsh word for “inspiration” or “muse”).
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