Spiritual leaders constantly tell us that in order to receive abundance you must feel that you are worthy. Well, what does that mean? If I didn’t think I wasn’t worthy, I wouldn’t want the stuff, right?
Sure, on one hand you believe you’re worthy. You’re a hard working human being; you think that things should turn out in your favor. But do you hold that same level of worthiness on an unconscious level? If you knew it through and through you might behave differently. You might wake up with eagerness about what the universe might deliver to you each day instead of dread. You might not live in anticipation that something bad was going to happen to you or your children. You might quit your job and move cross country because you feel that you are being called there. If you’re worthy of abundance, receive it. Now.
Unfortunately, it’s not that simple for many of us. Years of conditioning has led us to believe that we are flawed in some way. We carry the scars on some level; the unconscious lie blaring like a beacon. Yours may stem from when your first boyfriend cheated on you. Someone else’s may go all the way back to when they were teased on the playground. Perhaps your parents were unkind and it left you feeling confused about the nature of love. At the very least, the constant bombardment of television commercials depicting pictures of perfectly rich people with perfectly beautiful faces and perfectly perfect bodies has led us to question how we compare or measure up. Very few of us have been left unscathed.
The barometer or scale is the issue. For many of us it’s so subtle we don’t even think about it, but think about it or not it’s oftentimes the great Saboteur; the reason abundance or the specific blessing you’re seeking eludes you. If you think there is a scale, that some are more blessed than others, that some are just luckier than others, can you really say that you feel that you are 100% outright worthy?
I think to understand the concept of worthiness you have to have an understanding of God’s universe and your relationship to the Great Whole. You have to know that there is no scarcity—that the universe is constantly giving… to all of us. Nature shows us that… Hello sunrise, every morning… day after day. I’m so glad you’re here. Goodbye winter, Hello spring. It’s so good to welcome you back. Each of us has been given the same benevolent endowment and it’s our responsibility to recognize our value and subsequent worthiness. We are 100% worthy simply because we are one of God’s individual creations. Nothing is being held from us or given to anyone else. It’s up to us to receive, to activate, to cooperate with the source of all things, so that the gifts flow freely to us. Abundance will manifest to the degree with which we understand and operate according to our own spiritual nature.
Back to the barometer. If I understand that I am completely 100% worthy of abundance just by virtue of my birth, then, as difficult as it may be, I must acknowledge that you are too. Yes, you of a different race, social economic class, political affiliation. Yes, you of a different team. You, who doesn’t mow your lawn often as me. Yes, you who refuses to discipline your children, or get them vaccinated. You, who engages in homosexual activity. You, who are on drugs. You, of a different religion. Yes, you. All of you.
In order to fully grasp the nature of my own worthiness, I must recognize and acknowledge the complete worthiness of everyone else. In God’s universe, what’s true for one is true for all. We are all equally loved and equally given access to the abundance that God has created—gravity, the sun, the stars, the moon, the seasons, the ocean and yes… the potential for individual prosperity. It exists for all of us. We cannot recognize our own worthiness fully and completely without the complete acknowledgement of someone else’s. Judgment is a key blocker to our own abundance. The second I judge someone else, I deem them unworthy and the subconscious mind interprets that as… if they are unworthy, that could mean I am unworthy too since it’s a system of scale.
So, what do we do? Throw out the scale. Start today by recognizing your complete, 100% worthiness, just by virtue of your birth and completely acknowledge everyone else’s. Judge not lest ye be judged. Stop holding up the measurement stick to everyone, including yourself. The moment your mind begins to play that game, remind yourself, there’s nothing to compare, that your journey is your own. Mind your own path and know that whatever you’re receiving or not receiving is a result of your own doing and set your mind on figuring out what is required of you to unblock your blessings and let them flow.
To your journey,
Tonya Lampley is a fiction author and Certified Life Coach. She is passionate about living life to the fullest and uses skills learned from her work as a coach as well as lessons from her own journey to write articles providing tips for successful living and to tell stories of hope and personal triumph. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist. Her short story titled Birthday Surprise received honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit www.TonyaLampley.com