Bringing Abundance Into Your Life This Fall
We all have things in our life that make us feel tiny. One of the challenges in life is finding those things or people and removing them. This year, I bought seven impatiens plants for six pots. The extra plant was to be used just in case one died. The pots were little but cute. Just the thing for a front porch that looked like a Pottery Barn ad! I was promised the impatiens would bloom to beautiful heights no matter what. Confident in the shopkeeper’s promise, I tossed the seventh impatiens onto the ground beside the pots without a second thought. The six potted plants are weird looking and didn’t bloom much. The seventh? Flourishing.
Right now, my life is filled with abundance and love. But it wasn’t always this way. A few years ago, I was in a compressive, dark space. We’re talking a hermit cave that even the hermits vacated because it was too squished. That small. The worst part? I didn’t even realize it! I just knew I felt bad. What I didn’t realize at the time is that it’s really hard to see for yourself how bad it is when you feel this little. Especially when well-intentioned friends and family are encouraging you to embrace the things that are making you feel tiny, the pretty pots that look so great in the Pottery Barn ad.
Want to know a secret about Pottery Barn ads? They’re fake. They use fake food, fake plants, fake stuff to create an illusion of beauty and perfection. But when we remove the real plants from the container and let them find their own roots– their own happiness– the plants thrive.
You have a choice- staying in a beautiful, but tiny, container, or boundless, imperfect abundance in a wild world.
The decision you make is the right one for you. And if (when) it changes, that will be what’s right for you in that moment too.
Where I’m finding abundance right now:
I had the opportunity to spend time in and out of the studio with my mentor Annie (yep, that’s us in the picture.) I’m getting my certification to teach prenatal yoga soon from Mama Tree, a school (and teacher) I feel so lucky to be able to study with (love you Jane!) I’ve been invited (and accepted) an opportunity to regularly contribute to Forefront magazine. And best of all, my life is filled with people who I love and who love me.
Everyone has the ability to create abundance in their life. I would love to know where you are finding abundance this fall.