Meditating this morning, I had the words ‘Let Go and Let God’ as a constant phrase running through my head. It’s not a new phrase to me and in fact it is probably a term well known to most. I’m not sure where it came from but it may have something to do with the Abundance Book.
Not one to be a deep or philosophical thinker, two things have happened in the last 24 hours that has caused me to re-think my ‘non-deep thinker status’. But, first I feel the need to elaborate a bit more to reinforce my previously held view of deep thinking and me. I have always left the deep, philosphical thinking to my brother.
Throughout our childhood, he would want to have long discussions about (in my view) ‘out there’ intangible topics that I had zero interest in. I was the ‘doing’ sort. I didn’t have time for shit like that and in fact took it one step further. None of that deep philosophical crap was ever going to be a part of my world because life is just life and I planned on just getting on with living it. Depth and philosophical stuff was for the likes of my brother and Aristotle to explore! Let them at it.
But, getting back to the last 24 hours.
The Two Things…
Yesterday, I was watching a Mindvalley Masterclass between Vishen Lakhiani and Michael Beckwith. Michael Beckwith talked about the fact that the idea of surrendering had become a bit of a thing of the past in spiritual circles because of the actions one needed to take to manifest – Law Of Attraction, The Secret, all of that. If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that I am a firm believer in:
I AM - Intention + Action = Manifestation
Overly simplistic – I know. But, what struck me about what Michael Beckwith with followed with was that he said that his programme was bringing surrendering back. And, the reason was what struck me. Michael Beckwith said that the reason for bringing surrendering back was because we need to surrender not to ‘God’ as such but so that we can un-attach from the thing we want to manifest. Michael Beckwith calls it non-attachment.
Personally, I love that idea and it makes sense to me. It’s not a new concept though and to be fair, given Michael Beckwith’s involvement in the secret, it may be that a lot of people are re-coining his original term. I don’t know and it doesn’t matter because ultimately they all mean the same thing.
Put differently non-attachment is really another way of saying “ask and it is given” or ask for ‘it’ once and have the faith to believe that the Universe is now working on making it happen. It is also the same as detaching from the outcome. Focusing on the now moment.
I think this just clicked for me because un-attachment is more about disconnecting from a thing rather than relying on or having the faith that it will come. All the time monitoring your thinking to make sure your ‘thing’ that you want to manifest stays on track.
Later that day though something else happened that re-inforced this totally! Time to actually let go and let God?
The Abundance Book Called To Me
My desk is slowly being overun by books that I keep close by because I like to refer to them often. One of those books is a book that I have had for years but never actually read. I dragged it out of my bookcase last week and just had it sitting on my desk – to get to.
So, yesterday my computer was having a bit of a wah so I picked up The Abundance Book. It’s only little so I thought I may as well have a read while my computer recovered from whatever technical thing it was going through. It’s only a small book. Perfect fill in the time type of thing.
Once I started reading it though, I couldn’t put it down. Something about this book really resonated. In fact, I think that reading the Abundance Book now came down to more than a little bit of divine guidance.
I’m massive for highlighting passages in books and have been given quite a bit of crap over it in the past – that hasn’t stopped me but it has made me conscious of not being a highlighting freak. I now limit what I highlight.
Not in this book.
If I was to quote all that I highlighted in this book, I would be sued for copywright infringement – and rightly so.
The Abundance Book’s All About God!
Many years ago, I was going through a period in my life where lots of drugs and some not so good people took up most of my time. It was then that I decided to be a non-believer. Actually, I probably took it a step further and flatly refused to accept that there was a ‘God’. If I had picked up The Abundance Book 20 years ago when I read ‘The Secret’ (not about God), I would have thrown it away.
The first part of the book is all about God but in a way that I haven’t seen before. The Abundance Book talks about God as he/she relates to abundance. I don’t know if Michael Beckwith relates God to abundance (he probably does) but the Abundance Book quotes Jesus directly and makes a lot of references to God – which would have totally freaked out the old me. Especially direct quotes in the old language.
The Author John Randolph Price talks really frankly about the evolving consciousness and how ‘society’ has actively concealed the truth from the populace.
…right in the mainstream of consciousness is the truth that God is boundless wealth.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself! God doesn’t want us to be broke. People do!
I have never believed that it isn’t spiritual to have money. I am firmly in the camp that money is just energy that allows us to live the life we came here to live.
Let Go And Let God – The Reason For My New Worldview
The reason why I now believe that I can hold a title for being a deep thinking philosopher is because The Abundance Book has quite a few deep, philosphical and complex (my brother may not think so given his experience in this area) concepts. That I actually got! And, without having to re-read 100 times. I am pretty sure that I ‘got’ them because I was ready to understand. Wayne Dyer made a comment in one of his Experiencing the Miraculous DVD’s about hearing a ‘thing’ again because you hadn’t quite ‘got’ it the first time.
Whilst the idea of Let Go and Let God isn’t a new concept that I can take credit for in my new role as a deep thinking philosopher, I can talk about my epiphany of the last 24 hours.
This is the link that I needed!
I’ve always ‘known’ that God/Spirit/The Universe was an abundant force. I have never brought into the idea that money isn’t spiritual (more here). The Abundance Book is just a more in depth and historic view of how we as humans were conned into believing a lie.
As John Randolph Price noted, the ancients:
…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.
“The secret is to be aware of this unfailing principle, to understand that lack is simply the outpicturing of false beliefs.”
This manifesting, spiritual journey is all starting to come together now as I see the aligned ‘messages’ coming to me in the words of our ancestors our contempories.
It really is simple. Make happiness your only focus. Everything else then flows to you and the greater good of the global consciousness.
It’s time to do what all great philosophers do. Go within to create your outward reality.
Thanks bro! You should have told me to do this sooner.