Abundance is a State of Being

When I am fully Aware and present in this moment:

to all that I have versus all that “I do not have”..

I am gifted with abundance.

When I choose to create from an overflowing well of gratitude,

I may use all that is available to me *right now*..

And create something nourishing for my entire being. 

When I choose to share in gratitude..

That creation nourishes you as well…

“Not enough” is a state of mind; abundance is a state of being.

This morning I woke in my new space, knowing with great clarity and absolute certainty that this space is exactly where I am meant to be. What I have experienced within this space in just the few short days I have lived here is: utter peace, joy, comfort like I have not experienced in a very long time.  A gift. 

I am poised to continue to allow gratitude for this space to inspire me to create new and different within my life…to continue to release excess clutter in all realms as I remove long-standing barriers to flow.  This opportunity is exciting, invigorating, magnificent.  I Feel as if in the last few days I am living the life I have been dreaming of.  I Feel blessed beyond belief. 

I Feel this way because I have the ability to open my heart past fear and doubt through faith to abundance.  I wake in the morning and feel an immediate rush of extreme gratitude to be alive in this day, and that gratitude sets the intention and tone for all that I experience and create in the day. 

(Yes, I have used the word “feel” a lot.  My thoughts allow for restrictions and limitations; my feelings are expansive and empowering, so I choose to allow my thoughts to flow through while I access my heart space and create with feeling). 

As I stood in my kitchen this morning (thank you for a kitchen..which I have not had in five years!!!), I looked around at the scant ingredients available to me as I wondered what to prepare for breakfast.  Fear surfaced as I noticed all that I do not have (a pantry overflowing and the income to procure such a pantry) and I thought will I have “enough” to share today.. and always.  I acknowledged fear because it is valid (the reality of the external details of my move–broken promises left me with a boat and a residence and not the amount of income to cover both)..and then I opened my heart through fear to allow for abundance.  I took the ingredients available to me and created something that was fresh, appealing, fragrant, and delicious…and then I shared my breakfast with someone who would enjoy it just as much.  My entire being felt full, as my heart overflowed with gratitude.

Even as I prepared breakfast, I wondered if this was so effortlessly possible with food (taking minimal, applying gratitude, and experiencing abundance)..what else is possible? Everything…Anything..when I open my heart to what is present and allow gratitude to magnify it. 

The Truth is: I have more than enough in this moment that I am in and all else is extraneous to what I am able to create with the resources I have right now.   

The Truth is: Peace, Joy, and Comfort cannot be bought, traded, negotiated upon…and Faith and Energy Flow are not just ideas that sound nice to me but the foundation upon which I live.  When I live my Truth, I am living now, embracing infinite possibility as I create. 

My life truly is as magical as I allow it to be. 

Much peace,




  1. #1 by Betsy at Zen Mama on November 15, 2011 - 4:02 am

    This is a wonderful way to live in the present moment. I love how you say, “I have enough to share.”
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing all your feelings including the fear!!

    • #2 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 15, 2011 - 3:23 pm

      Hi Betsy,
      Thank you:) When I remove my self from the moment and allow gratitude to guide me, there is such peace in all that I create; I am not rushed, and in such an unhurried manner I may create with clarity and purpose and feel such joy as I move through my day…which then flows to my children and all whom we relate with.
      Thank you for sharing an affirmation through your comment..beautiful indeed:)

  2. #3 by Cathy | Treatment Talk on November 17, 2011 - 3:57 am

    Hi Joy,

    I love the poem at the beginning and how you describe how this is the place you were meant to be. It’s always wonderful to feel gratitude for what we have.

    • #4 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 19, 2011 - 3:58 pm

      Thank you:) When I allow gratitude to guide me as I create and relate, my life is full of abundance and great inner peace. When I allow buysness and the daily details of life to distract me from this awareness, fear often surfaces..in labels such as “not enough” or “is there more”..It is my loving challenge to allow gratitude and peace to guide me each day…to wake with a heart of gratitude that cultivates an inner flow of peace.

  3. #5 by Sandra Pawula on November 19, 2011 - 2:07 am

    Hi Joy,

    I love everything you have said here! Especially the way you see this opportunity as exciting, invigorating, and magnificent. This is just what i needed to hear/read right now. Thank you so much!

    • #6 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 19, 2011 - 4:01 pm

      Hi Sandra,
      *Exciting, invigorating, magnificent* feel so light and when I create with them, my creations are a pleasure rather than a chore..this light radiates from within and illuminates all around me…allowing me to feel immense gratitude for each moment and all that is in it. We (mainstream) recognize the “story” that struggle is necessary for “success”…I Feel life is as magical as I allow it to be..I release struggle and embrace joy.

  4. #7 by Suzie Cheel on November 19, 2011 - 2:43 am

    Love love love it. The poem is beautiful and i can feel your gratitude and joy coming right off the page ♡♡♡

    • #8 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 19, 2011 - 4:03 pm

      Hi Suzie,
      Your energy is radiant..thank you for sharing! May you allow that gratitude and joy to wash over you and infuse each moment as you create:)

  5. #9 by Jeanette Melian on November 19, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Hi Joy,
    The poem is beautiful thank you for sharing it here. I truly believe that when we focus on abundance and gratitude for what we have right here and right now, then that is what we will receive more of. When we step into awareness and realize that often times fear has taken hold of us, we are then able to work past it and focus soley on the postivie. Wishing you all the best!

    • #10 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 19, 2011 - 4:08 pm

      Hi Jeanette,
      Thank you! I love all that you reflect in your comment..very life affirming and empowering to create with…
      I absolutely agree: “when we focus on abundance and gratitude for what we have right here and right now, then that is what we will receive more of”..when I live from a place of gratitude, I effortlessly cultivate abundance.

  6. #11 by Justin | Personal Growth on November 21, 2011 - 6:48 pm

    Hi Joy,
    Yes, I agree that abundance is a state of being and not something that has to be set up a certain way in order to feel abundant, like lots of money, food, clothes etc.

    My definition of abundance is: the ability to do what I need to do when I need to do it.

    • #12 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 24, 2011 - 9:12 pm

      Justin, I *love* your definition of abundance…very life affirming and empowering! Thank you:)

  7. #13 by Tess Bold Life on November 22, 2011 - 7:48 am

    Hi Joy,
    Congrats on your new home. I love the way you look at life. You’re an amazing example of strength to all.

    • #14 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 24, 2011 - 9:13 pm

      Tess, I believe that my unique perspective is grounded strongly in faith…thank you for your kind words:)

  8. #15 by Rand on November 24, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    When one has lived a long time alone,

    and the hermit thrush calls and there is an answer,

    and the bullfrog head half out of water utters

    the cantillations he sang in his first spring,

    and the snake lowers himself over the threshold

    and creeps away among the stones, one sees

    they all live to mate with their kind, and one knows,

    after a long time of solitude, after the many steps taken

    away from one’s kind, toward these other kingdoms,

    the hard prayer inside one’s own singing

    us to come back, if one can, to one’s own,

    a world almost lost, in the exile that deepens,

    when one has lived a long time alone. ___Galway Kinnell

    My Dear Joy,

    I am *thankful* for your guidance that has lit the boundries of my solitude. For your kind soul *giving* me the peace and strength to open self ‘s door without fear. For knowing once on the other side *love* when un-demanding is ever present listening to my prayers. It is only for me to answer…

    Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day in your new home dear one.



    • #16 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 24, 2011 - 9:15 pm

      Rand, Thank you for your kind words…may you continue to experience an abundance of light, peace, strength, and spirit 🙂

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