for people. Abundance is necessary to expand, to go further. Money is important because that’swhat we use as trade here, we just exchange it. The money has no value, as far as the Universe isconcerned, it’s just a piece of paper like any other paper, but to us we use it to trade and it represents an abundance, something we need.
Even if you want to be an artist, you have to beable to buy paint -- and the more paints, and the more canvas you can afford to buy, and the placeto put all these canvas – the more artistic, the more freedom you have to create from the inside.
The more you are forced to live in a financial restrictive way, the more restrictive your art becomes we all know this.The abundance is extremely important. At certain point in your life it becomes as necessary asair, but, you know, when you do all this work, and make all this effort, and you read the books,and you do the visualization, the meditation, and it just doesn’t go any further… What happensnext? Well you get feelings of depression, feelings of anger, because you are upset, you areangry, you see someone else, perhaps, who doesn’t seem to do that much and the money seems tobe flowing into their pockets quite nicely. That’s because the Universe doesn’t care who asks or what you ask for – the Universe that we live in will supply you with whatever you ask, no matter what your behavior is, it doesn’t discriminate. It is an unconditional loving machine, in a sense. I said “loving machine” – excuse that saying please, but I’m just using it, because it just unconditionally loves and unconditionally gives. But the issue is – we are incapable of receiving.That’s where the block is!Other people, as an example, they receive money and abundance and it just drops into their lapwith very little effort and not even working very hard. Most of the time they are just playing and through the progress of just living and enjoying life they are just following into thecircumstances and all the events that need to take place for them to become even more financially wealthy, so they have even more resources to enjoy life. Well, on the other token,another person who is working very, very hard is not achieving that. I realized early along this path that the problem lays in allowing. Over the years many peoplehave worked at solving this issue. The Universe is giving it, but we are not allowing ourselves toreceive it – that’s where the problem is. It’s right there, but we are not allowing it. Many times weare resisting the very thing we want, it’s just mind-boggling. Anyway, there are so many people that try to teach people to allow! They’ve written books, do seminars, do all kinds of things, and these things do help for a time and then they get all blocked up again…Oh, one of the books that I really like is Abraham-Hicks (www.Abraham-Hicks.com). You can find their web pages on the Internet, and they write some wonderful books and all their writing and talking is about allowing. To open that allowing in a person it’s very difficult to do that,because you have to change almost the whole thinking pattern, many times that’s what isrequired to allow the allowing, in a sense, to change how we think about things. Because we arethinking in a certain way, and the thinking pattern that we’ve learned is: “there is not enough of this, there is not enough of that…”and “if that person has a whole bunch, he has it all and noone else can have it”.
these things are all untrue. For 4 years I’ve been at this, trying to figure out a way to by-pass this block, finding a way toengage the allowing. Finally I came to the conclusion that, perhaps, I’m not doing this right myself. You see, I’m in a sense asking for something and I’m not receiving it. Now, I know: if I’m asking for it, theUniverse is already trying to give it to me – so I’m not in a receiving mode. I ask for someinformation that I can give to people that somehow opens up their allowing and allows thingsthat they are asking for, that the Universe is trying to give to them, so it just flows in. I realized… What I was doing was resisting the answer somehow. I don’t need to look at how I’mresisting it so much, as how am I going to open it. I realized what I’m asking for most people