The point of my tangent about the economic paradigm yesterday was to help us understand why “scarcity thinking” is so normal for us. We can try to get past it, but we need to recognize that our whole culture is deeply programmed to believe that there is not enough for everyone. In fact, our entire economic system is based on this.
On an intellectual and spiritual level, I think most of us realize the fallacy of this. But it’s hard for our emotional selves to catch up and live accordingly. After all, there are fearful messages everywhere, that are designed with absolute intention and precision to manipulate our emotional responses.
And of course, as Julia points out, many of us have subconsciously anthropomorphized the Goddess “into a capricious parent figure.” As we’ve seen from our previous exercises, many of us have old childhood wounds about abandonment, trust, fears of love being withheld, and so on. So for many, it is hard to reach out our hands the The Big Parent in the Sky and ask for what we most desire, for fear of being shamed, punished or hurt at the very core of our need.
But your affirmations, these tentative ventures into your creativity, and all the work you’ve already been doing throughout your lifetime is, by now I hope, beginning to come together and show you something very different and powerful. This process is the dawning of a new understanding. Now is the beginning of seeing what is realistically possible for you. And I hope you are seeing that “realism” is, in fact, vastly bigger than your previous definition of it.
“Remembering that the Goddess is our source, an energy flow that likes to extend itself, we become more able to tap our creative power effectively.
“Goddess has lots of money. She has lots of movie ideas, novel ideas, poems, songs, paintings, acting jobs. The Great Divine One has a supply of loves, friends, houses that are all available to us. By listening to the creator within, we are led to our right path. On that path, we find friends, lovers, money and meaningful work.
“Very often, when we cannot seem to find an adequate supply, it is because we are insisting on a particular human source of supply. We must learn to let the flow manifest itself where it will – not where we will it.”
Julia goes on to issue this challenge for us: “If this still sounds airy fairy to you, ask yourself bluntly what next step you are evading. What dream are you discounting as impossible, given your resources? What payoff are you getting for remaining stuck at this point in your expansion?”
Is this the case for anyone reading here? How are you doing with your dreams, your desires, your own recovery of your creative, expressive, magical, wondrous self?