Hello everyone! Mike Arend here, founder of Infinite Success Academy and, the Soul Mechanic.
Today I thought we'd talk a little bit about something I send to you each time I sign off. Abundance.
Acknowledging the things that are already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. The fact is, whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. What ever you think people are withholding from you - give it to them! Praise, appreciation, acceptance, assistance, love; give it to them. You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines the inflow. Giving starts the receiving process.
I like to think of it like as an automobile engine, which is basically an air pump. The more air we put in, the more we can get out. In order to boost performance of your engine you must make some modifications to the intake and exhaust systems so the engine can "breath" better and move more air.
First we'll modify the intake valves, combustion chamber, and manifolds to allow air to flow into our engine faster, with less turbulence, and in higher volume. But wait, the exhaust is still the same so now our engine is filling up with excess air. It's outflow is less than it's inflow. If left unchecked, this will lead to internal pressure and damage.
We better do something about our exhaust system to increase the outflow. Now we install bigger exhaust valves, a header system and a low restriction exhaust system. Whew! Now the air has somewhere to go and the engine is able to pump out what it is getting in. Thus, increasing performance and efficiency.
Can you see the metaphor here? If all you do is keep taking without giving, you'll cause yourself incredible damage. But if you learn to give that which you think is being withheld from you, you're going to build an incredibly balanced and high power engine that can't be stopped!
Ask yourself often: What can I give here? How can I be of service to this person or situation? What would love do now?
Abundance is usually defined as "a very large quantity of something," which may be an apt enough description for most scenarios, but for us to become our greatest versions, it just doesn't cut it. For as we just learned we need to give, in order to receive. The age old biblical adage was "ask and you shall receive," but I think it should say "GIVE and you shall receive." You see, if all we do is "ask" then that means we are coming from a state of lack and want, and the Universe says "OK, here's your dose of LACK and WANT." So in essence our state of lack and want, just perpetuates itself.
The Universe is really just one big photocopy machine and it just produces multiple copies of your thoughts. And if your thoughts are about lack and want, that's what you'll get. If, however, your thoughts are of kindness, compassion and giving, that too is what you'll get in return. So in order to have abundance when you feel you don't have it, we must act "as if" we already have it. This is where we get to play a little game of pretend. Cool, eh!
Abundance comes only to those that already have it. It sounds unfair, but it's a Universal law. Jesus put it this way: "For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has, will be taken away."
We're not talking about material items, as most of us learned in Sunday School. We're talking about one of the very reasons we're here. Even if you think you don't have it, pretend you do, and be generous, give your time, your compassion, your kindness, and your love to others. Especially if you feel those things are being withheld from you, and I promise you, you'll receive so much in return you won't know what to do with it all!
But I know you'll find a place for it. Right beside your heart.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic, and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and of course, Abundance, now, and always.
Bye for now!