Thursday, December 13, 2007

How to Can We Have Abundance in a World Like This?

Often in life we find ourselves constantly wanting more. Whether it be happiness, power, addiction, or simply time, we find ourselves in a constant struggle to have more. One of the most fundamental economic laws is the principle of scarcity. Unfortunately, this economic fact is a very depressing concept. This concept brings me to the primary focus of the article, how can we live in a state of abundance while being subject to an economic reality that seems to thwart our desires? Stay with me, and we will find through this generally negative principle, we will discover some amazing implications about life and what we can do to create the future we want.

The principle of scarcity basically states that all resources in our world are scarce; they run out, just like your car running out of gas. Every element of our limited existence is subject to this harsh reality. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be creates or destroyed only transferred (this is good news). The second law of thermodynamics also called the law of entropy basically states that when one form of energy is transferred to other forms, there is a loss in that form of energy and its applied usage. For example, if you burn a piece of coal the total energy emitted remains the same in the context of the universe, however, some of the coal is transformed into sulphur-dioxide while another portion goes up into space and joins the other elements and gases. Our Earth is what is called a closed system in that the amount of energy is fixed and will remain fixed. Unfortunately, the fixed amount of energy on the earth that makes up our mountains, trees, ect is being gradually used up and transferred into a non-usable form of energy. Basically, the earth’s clock is ticking and will run out.

This level of scarcity creates demand for our resources. Therefore, objects like gold, platinum, and other precious metals become the objects of our desire creating our economy. Looking at life from this economic standpoint, one does not achieve abundance without the expense of others. Our entire lives become a “game” of attempting to obtain what others hold valuable. Hence, no one can truly live in a state of abundance.

Fortunately, there are powers much stronger than the forces of entropy at work in the universe. The same forces that spurred on the instant creation of the universe and everything in it exist on a plane accessible for us to use. The Bible, the most publicized book in the history of the world, God says, “ Let Us make man in our own image in Our image, according to Our Likeness (Genesis 1:26).” Quite an amazing verse, and while I don’t pretend to know all of the implications, I believe that through God, The Infinite, The Supreme, The Alpha we have the ability to access the spiritual realm. The spiritual realm is where we transport our lives from the mundane to extraordinary.

Our method of accessing the spiritual realm is through the subconscious mind. Some source beyond the explanation of science is able to communicate with our subconscious mind enabling our most noble thoughts, tremendous achievements, and remarkable talents. Ever witness an athlete like Tiger Woods strike a golf ball, or a concert pianist play a complicated piece? Use the conscious mind, these feats would be near impossible, however, by tapping into the subconscious, these human beings are capable of seemingly supernatural feats and performing them with EASE. The subconscious mind needs only be aware of the goal – and the mechanical workings to accomplish it make their plans (if you let them and believe their accomplishment is inevitable).

Through the subconscious mind then abundance is possible. Creation of wealth is possible without diminishing resources, as the very powers of creation guide your best efforts. Through these principles, businessmen, scientist, teachers, and other leaders have been able to create abundance out of the power of the mind. Natural resources of the earth have been found converted to work in ways never thought possible, new inventions like electricity and the automobile have changed lives, new thought process have linked people and ideas creating abundance on a universal scale. These accomplishments overrule the principle of scarcity of new ideas reshape the Earth and its natural resource. Before the airplane, international travel for individuals was thought of as only for the rich and famous. Now, thousands of individuals can enjoy multiple cultures and exotic destinations while stimulating thousands of economies.

Through our connection with the infinite we can find great wealth, physical health, and mental health. On a deeper level we find through this same connections we can find courage, belief, faith, love, and happiness. It is our only escape from the worldly level of scarcity and the economic pressures felt by the world. The principle of scarcity then serves as a tremendous light pointing our only way of escape – through The Infinite.

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