The Divine consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God appear as the abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.John Randolph Price, The Abundance Book
The impulse to pray and then micromanage the results can be hard to overcome; but it is essential if we want to experience the flow of Good into our lives.
In an earlier blog post I wrote about the biblical tale of Abraham and Sarah’s quest for a child. In this well-known story, they ask God for a child, but years pass and no baby comes. Sarah begins to doubt that it could happen, even though God had promised them that they would indeed have a child. In her limited vision, believing that it was up to her to fulfill God’s promise to her, she sends her maidservant to Abraham to lie with him and conceive a child.
It doesn’t take much of an imagination to see what a mess followed. Sarah prayed for her miracle, and then instead of remaining “aware of this Truth“, and being patient; she took matters into her own hands, and created chaos for her family, and some argue, for the world.
Our responsibility in living the principles of spiritual abundance is to be aware that the principle works, and to let go, and let God. It is NOT our responsibility to micromanage the outcome.
This is tricky because there is a fine line between “treating and moving our feet” and micromanaging.
The key lies in remaining open and receptive, which is a different energy than pursuing our own idea of how things need to unfold. When we learn to feel the difference between these 2 energies, we are on our way to becoming aware of our responsibility in the process.
Micromanaging feels desperate, tense and uncertain. Being in the awareness that “[t]he Divine consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of abundance” feels like peace, patience and a quiet knowing that all is well.
This perspective allows us to discern when an opportunity comes along that may be a door to our Good. In my experience, this has always come from a place external to me, and not after I went searching.
For example, someone initiates contact with me about teaching as an adjunct, or with an opportunity to develop curriculum for a grant as opposed to me applying for a position in an active, seeking posture.
Another example would be when information comes to me in a passing conversation, such as happened with my student loans. There’s definitely a nuanced difference between micromanaging (desperately seeking something) and allowing; and the more we practice, the easier it is to recognize these two disparate energies.
As we practice this Jedi-like awareness, we become more and more confident in “letting go and letting God appear as the abundant all sufficiency” in our lives and affairs. And when we get to this point, there are few things that can rattle us. Challenges that appear along the way in our jobs, careers, bills and expenses can be viewed through the lens of peace when we know – when we are aware – that regardless of external appearances, “…Divine consciousness …is forever expressing Its true nature of abundance” and that “[m]y only responsibility is to be aware of this truth.”
Learn. Practice. Be still and know. And so it is.
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