Wellness and Abundance
at all times (Part 2)
by Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D. N. Sc.
I am responsible for what I see.
I choose the feelings I experience.
I decide upon the goal I would achieve.
Everything that seems to happen to me I ask for,
and receive as I have asked.
— A Course in Miracles
Definition of Abundance
According to Webster’s dictionary, abundance is defined as “plenty; more than enough.” I would like to add that abundance is not measured by how much money you have in the bank, how many properties you own, or how many green bills you hide under the mattress. Abundance is your feeling of having plenty or enough. Your feeling of abundance depends on how you can creatively utilize your existing resources to get what you need, want, and desire. Many people use the New York event as an excuse to cover up their “pre-existing condition”: fear of scarcity.
How to be abundant?
Gratitude, generosity and readiness to receive are three major elements that will help you to be abundant at all times, whether it is peacetime or wartime.
Be grateful for what you have. Focus on what you have, instead of what you don’t have. Even with the September 11th event, there is a silver lining in the cloud. I have been a naturalized citizen for almost 30 years. This is the first time I have seen Americans united! Many people ask, “Why did God** allow this to happen?” My answer is, “Why not? God knows what he is doing!” When I see all these American flags flying on the freeways, my heart is filled with warmth and my eyes are filled with tears. I say to myself, “Finally, people appreciate America now!” As a first-generation immigrant, I deeply appreciate what America has to offer me, regardless of the challenges I go through in my life. The September 11th event is actually a test. Do you choose to allow the fear of scarcity to escalate or do you choose to be grateful for what we are experiencing? The choice is yours. With every choice, there are consequences.
As I detailed in my previous article, “Four Steps to Ultimate Freedom ? The Course of Miracle Perspective,” which appeared in the September/October 2001 issue of Awareness Magazine, generosity is the first step. As I stated in that article, “We do not own anything, not even our bodies! Our bodies are ‘rental properties’ that we have to give up when we leave a given life.” The September 11th event is a perfect example. Since we don’t own anything, we might as well be generous! The golden rule, “What goes around, comes around,” never fails. Therefore, if you want more money, give money; if you want more time, give time; if you want more love, give love. Some people consider themselves generous through giving sporadically. In order to receive constantly, you must give with commitment and discipline. It is like a pipeline. If you want resources continuously pouring out from one end, you must consistently feed resources into the other. The secret of continuing abundance is very simple: tithing! Give at least ten (10) percent of your income to your favorite charity and/or people who facilitate your awakening. Ten percent before taxes, not after; before paying your bills, not after! God takes this 10% to do work for you to bring you prosperity. If you bargain with God, you shortchange yourself! Treat this as a “research project,” if you will, for at least six months, and see your fear of scarcity vanish!
Readiness to Receive
Many people desire abundance, yet they don’t necessarily feel deserving. Have you heard of people’s lives being turned upside down after winning a lottery? There is no order of difficulty for God to bring you miracles. The question is: “Are you ready for them?” Many people are caught in the fear of success and fear of failure at the same time. This fear could come from trauma in the earlier part of this life or in previous lives (if you believe in reincarnation). If you have any doubt, you need to define your purpose of life. The purpose of life for any individual in any given life is to learn, grow and expand, and help others to do the same. Abundance will facilitate your learning, growing and expanding process. Abundance will also allow you more power to help others learn, grow and expand. A clear understanding of your purpose of life will help you feel ready for any miracles that God might bring to you!
If you look at history closely, you will find that revolutions occurred
when there was extreme poverty. Terrorists strike because they suffer
from fear of scarcity. They do not know how to create their own
and abundance. They need education, inspiration and spiritual
Bombing them out of shape will not teach them anything. Violence
violence, while peace breeds peace.
*I prefer to use the neutral word “event” over any negative terms, so that we will not continue to give power to the negative energy.
**Some people may feel more comfortable relating to Jesus, Buddha, Mo-hammed, or Bahá’u’lláh, than to “God.” As long as you can connect with a supernatural power, language is irrelevant.
Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) has been a teacher and student of A Course in Miracles for years. After sharing her miracles with her clients, they have also become miracle believers and creators. She is the owner of Dr. J’s Health Institute and Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant; and a cable TV Producer & Host: The Holistic Approach to Health and Success. Dr. J is also the best selling author of Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.
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