Happy New Year 2021
I am anticipating a Year of Abundance and subsequent Prosperity —
So much so that, with each day granted, I will be living the Reality of my Abundance Vow —
An “Abundance Vow” is something altogether different from a “Poverty Vow”. When anyone formally pledges a ‘vow of poverty’, they choose to renounce personal worldly possessions and instead engage in a communal sharing of resources” (as described by the Borgen Project, a not-for-profit organization that addresses global poverty).
I have never formally declared myself to have made a so-called “poverty vow” — albeit, I lived and worked for more than 30 years with a not-for-profit communal network where I was not compensated (although my living expenses, plus car, travel, and healthcare were readily provided).
That is, until the day I was informed (out of the blue, without preamble) that the communal foundation of my life’s work was at an end and being dissolved. So, a big “penny dropped.”
I felt a rising worry that independently making money now may be beyond my skill sets. And in addition — based on my own subconscious insecurities, as well as my early years of absorbing strict and narrow interpretations of Christian theology — I had a seasoned outlook that judged the acquisition of abundance and prosperity as a sign of self-centered, even hedonistic, avarice.
Meanwhile, a huge real-life awakening haunted me: Melanie and I were married, relocating, and feeling like a stranger in a strange land. I fretted, “What, on God’s Good Earth (literally!), can I provide in this New Normal”?
My nervous search for an answer led me to both a desire and necessity to calm my body, ease my mind, and open my heart in surrender to a bigger discernment of what the fullness of Abundance really entails: A full and balanced range of both providing and being provided for.
Long story short — In an adventurous interim year (details to be journaled elsetime), I gained a deep understanding that, by steadily abiding with the Source within, we are afforded the perfect support to live and learn broad ranges of lessons, including financial factors, and so much more.
Cardinal among those lessons is a primary truism: Abundance and prosperity are the results of Universal Law, and the delight of Creation’s outpouring. Further elaboration is summarized in an Introduction to John Randolph Price’s publication, “The Abundance Book.” It reads like this:
“Since the beginning of the civilized world, enlightened ones have taught that prosperity is a part of the natural process of life — lavish abundance is the unquestionable nature of each individual.
“And through the centuries, countless men and women accepted this truth, realized the law of infinite plenty within, and moved above the illusion of scarcity into the reality of unlimited wealth.
“They proved for themselves that the energy of Abundance is constantly radiating from the Source within and flowing out to appear as money and financial well-being.
“And with each awakening, more of the error patterns of lack and limitation are erased from the collective consciousness. The good of the whole begins with each individual.”
Hence, we may give with Love, Joy, and a sense of fun; And the windows of Heaven will be flung open with infinite power! All is composed of ranges of vibration. One’s vibration attracts that which one has the willingness and ability to deftly experience — because like attracts like!
WIth full assurance, let us together discern and create an Abundant Year 2021 and beyond —
Wherein We, each day, Let the Source Within Each of Us Bestow to Us Its Perfect Treasure.
Warmest of Regards — PenDell
4 thoughts on “My Abundance Vow for the New Year, 2021”
Mindset is so important for planting the right seeds. Humility without impoverishment. I too have had a similar life experience and I marvel at my loaves-and-fishes lifestyle which continues to astonish me and provide abundantly as if by magic. We are all richly blessed.
We ARE all richly blessed. Diane and I experience it every day. Rich in friendships, good books, games and movies together and the joy of being ALIVE!
I can relate to your adventures and outlook as I look back on my self initiated journey from community living (where all basics were taken care of) to fending for myself during a major economical downturn (my timing wasn’t the greatest). However, during my community life I took upon myself to learn skills in all the areas that interested me, and put myself on the line to practice those skills, not always comfortable in the learning stages. So, when I left, I had a range of adaptable skills to employ, and although work at first was scarce, I persevered and kept on developing my skills sets and going for it. I had moments of doubt about being able to meet my financial responsibilities, but I knew I would be fine as long as I maintained my spiritual focus and sense of purpose in my service. I had a bottle of wine in the fridge to welcome guests, flowers and a lovely cloth on my little table, and music that gave me joy and made my heart soar…although I had little, I was never without. I lived with abundance, and was content…love you and wish you and Melanie a wonder filled New Year.